"Historical objects are precisely and lovingly observed, and the author's awareness of changing styles and the symbolism of fashion is excellent." Phillipa Gregory, The Sunday Times, reviewing A Garland of Vows "Smart's characters have a feel of authentic life and move in and out of a backdrop which cunningly incorporates political change, trade union rebellion, suffragette noise and good food." Elizabeth Buchan, The Sunday Times, reviewing Green Grow the Rushes
About the Author
Harriet Smart was born and brought up in Birmingham. She attended the University of St Andrews, where she read Art History, and then married a fellow student. She now lives with her family in Edinburgh, with a view of the Castle from her study window. Harriet has published four historical novels and one contemporary novel as well as co-designing the innovative creative writing software "Writer's Cafe". She is presently working on The Northminster Mysteries, a series of crime novels set in early Victorian England. Her research for the books included wearing stays and hand-sewing a man's shirt. Harriet is also writing a manual on the process of story development and an ongoing blog novel set in Edwardian Scotland, www.fictionwitch.wordpress.com. She also blogs at www.harrietsmart.com and can be found on Twitter @fictionwitch.