Harriet Evans grew up in London. As a child she loved reading and making up stories. She then progressed on to teenage geekdom and agonised Sylvia Plath- style poetry it's probably best not to dwell on. The career in musical theatre she'd always dreamed of never materialised for whatever reason, and so she ended up at Bristol University where she read Classical Studies. In her twenties she was lucky enough to get a job as a secretary at a publishers and instantly realised working with books was what she'd always wanted to do. She was a fiction editor for ten happy years but left in 2009 to write full- time, making up stories all day.
Harriet still lives in London with her family. She likes old films, property websites, sloe gin cocktails, feminism and Bombay Mix, not in that order. The Butterfly Summer is her ninth novel.
She'd love to hear from you - please contact her on Twitter at @HarrietEvans, Facebook at facebook.com/harrietevansbooks or via her website, www.harriet- evans.com.
The Butterfly Summer is an amazing achievement; heart-stopping and wonderful. It's an epic, sweeping, romantic story told brilliantly... I could practically feel the butterflies brushing against my cheeks as I read -- Sophie Kinsella
Loved it -- Gill Hornby
[A] delightfully engrossing tale . . . Romance, danger and an intriguing legacy - an ideal holiday read * The Lady *
Moving, gripping, heartbreaking -- Kate Williams
Great characters, gorge house, intriguing mystery, what's not to love?! -- Lucy Diamond
Multi-layered, heartbreaking and as beautiful as a butterfly wing -- Veronica Henry
A crumbling house in Cornwall and a family with lots of secrets are brought to life by the evocative writing in Harriet Evans' novel The Butterfly Summer * Good Housekeeping *
A delightfully engrossing read -- Sarra Manning * Red magazine *
Gorgeous -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * Stylist *
Harriet Evans' writing is just perfect * Linda's Book Bag *
This absorbing, well-written book has a fairy-tale feel to it * Fabulous, Sun on Sunday *
Intriguing and full of twists and turns * T*Rexes and Tiaras Blog *