WorldCat Identities

Harrison, Sarah 1946-

Works: 84 works in 402 publications in 4 languages and 10,863 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  Ghost stories  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PZ4.H3219, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sarah Harrison
The flowers of the field by Sarah Harrison( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thea Tennant, eldest daughter of a wealthy industrialist father and beautiful aristocratic mother, yearns to do more than follow the traditional path laid out for her. When her beautiful but flighty sister Dulcie brings trouble to the family, both Thea and Dulcie are sent to relatives in Austria. But with the onset of War, their lives change beyond recognition. It isn't just the Tennants whose lives have changed: for their parlourmaid, Primmy, the War brings opportunities she is determined to take. From the Kent countryside to the suffragette movement in London and the horrors of the Western Front, THE FLOWERS OF THE FIELD is an epic novel of the dreams and aspirations of a generation who found a voice above history's most horrifying conflict
The red dress by Sarah Harrison( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a dress in a million ... - Hand-made in sleek, scarlet satin, it's a dress for seduction. Its journey begins with Carolyn, who plans to wear it at her silver wedding party to remind Oliver that he's the luckiest man he knows. But by the time Carolyn collects it from the seamstress her world has been shaken. She opts instead for the safety of black, and gives the red dress to a friend ... So the dress' journey continues; the repository of hopes, dreams, fantasies and aspirations
An imperfect lady by Sarah Harrison( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adeline Grundy follows her heart from 1920's Bloomsbury to the Caribbean and through two world wars, becoming the lover of famed novelist Marian Everstone, marrying three times, and making her own name as a portrait painter
A flower that's free by Sarah Harrison( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kate Kingsley remembers little of her early childhood, other than the devastation of being torn away from everything she knew in France and sent to live as the adopted daughter of Jack and Thea in Kenya. Now 20, she leaves Kenya for a new life in London. But this is 1936 - a time of decadence, but also turmoil. Kate finds an unexpected ally in her Aunt Dulcie, whose own life is anything but straightforward. When Kate falls in love - almost despite herself - she believes she has found a soul mate. But this is just the start of a journey during which Kate confronts personal danger, faces conflicting loyalties, and must make a heart-breaking choice, before she can find a kind of freedom."--Publisher's description
The grass memorial by Sarah Harrison( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The leaping chalk horse, carved into an English hillside in the Bronze Age, stands witness to centuries of human endeavour. To Stella it represents home--sanctuary from the adrenalin-fuelled highs and corresponding lows of her career as a singer. Stella is tough and talented, adored by every man in every audience but a loser in love. Spencer McColl is an American ex-fighter pilot making a last sentimental journey from Wyoming to England of his mother's childhood, and the white horse, to pay tribute to the past. Harry Latimer sets off to the Crimea as a captain in the Hussars with a heart burdened by his undeclared love for his sister-in-law, Rachel. The grim reality of the battlefield provides a bitter contrast to Harry's memories of the tranquility of home. Stella, Spencer, Harry--each marches to the tune of a different drama. Their stories are separated by many miles and generations, but profoundly connected in ways they can never fully understand."--
A spell of swallows by Sarah Harrison( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would you risk a stable marriage for a dangerous affair? Vivien Mariner loves her husband, and is adored by him in return. So why does she find herself so strongly drawn to John Ashe, the enigmatic stranger who appears in Eadenford, as if from nowhere, the summer after the Great War ends? Helping around the house and garden, Ashe quickly makes himself indispensable at the vicarage, insinuating himself ever deeper into village life. As the vicar's wife, Vivien must be above suspicion, but will the dark, dangerous pull of passion prove too strong for her to resist?
Rose petal soup by Sarah Harrison( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joss and Nico Carbury exemplify the modern adage that sixty is the new forty. If there is any cloud on the horizon, its their daughter, Elizabeth. Always reserved, she has never divulged the secrets of her love life. So when she arrives for Sunday lunch with a fiancé who is older than her parents, the shock is considerable. Then they are introduced to her new stepson, and a storm begins to brew--From publisher description
The nightingale's nest by Sarah Harrison( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left a young widow by the Great War, Pamela Griffe goes to work for the Jarvises, a charmingly eccentric couple whose Highgate house is a mecca for artist. She is drawn to the work of waiflike Suzannah Murchie, and to the subject of one of her portraits, John Ashe
Matters arising by Sarah Harrison( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marie Crompton Luncheon Club is one of those quintessentially British groups of ladies of a certain age who live in the same village and get together for their luncheon soirees more for the camaraderie than for any real intellectual stimulation. Tired of the usual speakers (garden enthusiasts, travelogue presenters), they decide to invite well-known raconteur, television personality, and B-list celebrity Sir Anthony Chance to their annual "big do," never thinking he will
A dangerous thing by Sarah Harrison( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Bowater arrives at a small village in Devon to recover after the suicide of one of his students. The village's secrets, however, won't let him rest
The next room by Sarah Harrison( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fee moves to Arbury Road to make a fresh start with her headstrong young daughter Hannah. Fee is fiercely independent since her split with Hannah's father and determined to remain so - still haunted by witnessing the destructive breakdown of her parent's marriage during her childhood
The wildflower path by Sarah Harrison( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All families have secrets and many are taken to the grave, but those that aren't can return, generations later, with devastating consequences ... For Kate Drake, now a great-grandmother, marriage and family brought peace after years of restless uncertainty. Now, watching her own grown-up children, it seems the world is a no less complicated place. Stella, her fiercely independent daughter, and Will, her handsome, self-indulgent son, have challenges of their own to face, while Will's daughter, Evie, is bringing up a son on her own. But when a secret from the past casts its shadow across four generations of the family, a spoiled war veteran gets a second chance, a stubbornly independent woman opens herself to love, and an older one rediscovers it, while a young boy begins to understand the complexities of adult life
Heaven's on hold by Sarah Harrison( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle-aged, middle-management and middle-of-the-road, David Keating fears he may be all these things. David's sleepless nights are tortured by the memory of an employee he treated shabbily, and as he and his wife adjust to late parenthood, he is haunted by the idea that someone is watching him
Swan music by Sarah Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selv de lykkeligste familier kan gemme på hemmeligheder, og netop på sin sølvbryllupsdag må Bryn Mancini sande, at fortiden kaster lange og tragiske skygger, og at ingen undgår sin skæbne
That was then by Sarah Harrison( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amicably separated from her husband, Ian, Eve enjoys her life in a small seaside town. But then Ian announces he has found someone new; her 20-year-old son, Ben, takes up with her married friend, Sabine; and Eve herself meets an attractive, unattached American
Life after lunch by Sarah Harrison( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Hebrew and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura and Susan have had a love/hate relationship since childhood. Both choosing different lives, Laura is approaching her silver wedding, and Susan is a spirited advocate of single life. At their regular lunches they view each other with affection and suspicion, until the balance suddenly changes
The dreaming stones by Sarah Harrison( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women separated by nearly two thousand years, but connected by the spell of one place discover the meaning of 'home', and its place in their lives
Both your houses by Sarah Harrison( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divided heart by Sarah Harrison( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-year-old Elvi is looking forward to her wedding and starting her new life with Alan Neilson, a much older widower, but after she meets young journalist Callum Sheil she is unsure of her love for Alan
Returning the favour by Sarah Harrison( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celeste Gallagher has always been a good girl. As a child, she stoically accepted that her role in life was to look after her brothers and keep their sinister secrets; even at thirty, she is still providing them with the support they consider their due. But then something happens to Celeste, and she realizes her destiny is not written in the stars, but is in her own hands. And so, quietly and competently, she puts into action a plan that no one would ever have thought her capable of
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The flowers of the field
Alternative Names
Harrison, S.

Sarah Harrison British writer

Sarah Harrison essayiste britannique

Сара Харрисон

העריסאן, שרה, 1946-

해리슨, 사라

The red dressAn imperfect ladyA flower that's freeThe grass memorialA spell of swallowsRose petal soupThe nightingale's nestMatters arising