WorldCat Identities

Harrison, Sarah 1946-

Works: 87 works in 440 publications in 5 languages and 10,285 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Ghost stories  Psychological fiction  History 
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 )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,170 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
An imperfect lady by Sarah Harrison( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 671 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
The red dress by Sarah Harrison( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 627 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
A flower that's free by Sarah Harrison( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 556 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 )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 512 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."--
Rose petal soup by Sarah Harrison( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 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 all hell breaks loose
A spell of swallows by Sarah Harrison( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 471 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?
Matters arising by Sarah Harrison( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 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
The nightingale's nest by Sarah Harrison( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 439 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
A dangerous thing by Sarah Harrison( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 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 )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 379 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 )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 351 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 292 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 )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a chance encounter brings Bryn Mancini and Apollonia Durrance together, destiny sets in motion a powerful dark current. Apollonia recognises the soul of a man who has haunted her dreams. He represents all she has craved in life. She will stop at nothing to be near him
That was then by Sarah Harrison( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and German and held by 257 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
Both your houses by Sarah Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life after lunch by Sarah Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura and Susan have had a love/hate relationship since their schooldays. Laura presides hopefully over a large, unruly family as she approaches her silver wedding; Susan is exuberantly independent and a most spirited advocate of the single life. At their regular lunches they view each other with a mixture of deep affection and even deeper suspicion. But when the balance suddenly alters, the two friends are surprised to discover something new and potentially wonderful about after lunch
The divided heart by Sarah Harrison( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 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
The dreaming stones by Sarah Harrison( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 228 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
Returning the favour by Sarah Harrison( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 216 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 some
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The flowers of the field
Alternative Names
Harrison, S.

Harrison, Sarah, 1946-

Sarah Harrison British writer

Sarah Harrison essayiste britannique

Сара Харрисон

העריסאן, שרה, 1946-

해리슨, 사라

An imperfect ladyThe red dressA flower that's freeThe grass memorialRose petal soupA spell of swallowsMatters arisingThe nightingale's nest