‘The Night Raid’
Mrs Average Evaluates
‘Clare Harvey writes so brilliantly about WW2 – her knowledge of the period is phenomenal and her characterisation just perfect. I adore the way she mixes fictional characters with real people. Basically, I have fallen in love with Clare’s novels and will continue to read everything she produces. The Night Raid is yet another triumph and I wish it every success.’ – Jill Mansell, bestselling author of You And Me, Always.
“Clare Harvey explores the rigid traditional values of the times and shows us how strong women were beginning to stand up for themselves and make their own way in the world with their new found independence gained from working as part of the war effort.
Well researched, realistic and gripping, I was engrossed until the end of the book and look forward to reading more novels from this talented author.” – Jenny Itzxovitz, Sixtyplusurfers
“The Night Raid brings home the everyday dangers of munitions work and the social constraints on the women who worked in the factories as well as delivering a gripping story packed with mystery, drama and tragedy, and celebrating the powerful bonds of friendship and the enduring hope of a second chance at happiness. An inspirational story for dark winter nights…” –Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post
“An atmospheric wartime drama, heartwarming in its old-fashioned simplicity.” – Elizabeth Fitzherbert, The Lady
‘The English Agent’
Brimming with intrigue, heart-pounding action, plenty of twists and turns, fascinating period detail and a cast of dynamic characters, The English Agent is a compelling saga and will have readers gripped until the last page has turned.
Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post – read the full review.
‘The sense of period, the descriptive prose and the superb writing make The English Agent a real page-turner. Clare is certainly a gifted storyteller.’ – bestselling saga writer Ellie Dean.
‘Brilliant. Storytelling at its best. I was swept away by this unforgettably powerful tale of love and courage in the face of war. This beautifully written, pacy and impressively researched story binds together a group of flawed individuals in an intricate and fascinating drama, full of heart-stopping moments. Clare Harvey writes with a directness and an honesty that pins you to the page’ Kate Furnivall, bestselling author of The Italian Wife.
‘Praise for The Gunner Girl’
“Clare Harvey is an exceptional new talent. The Gunner Girl offers a stunningly realistic vision of the WW2 era, through the intertwined lives and loves of three very different women. The story is brought to life by razor sharp dialogue, an eye for period details and a taut plot which never becomes sentimental.” – Kate Rhodes, journalist and author of the Alice Quentin series of crime novels.
“Heart-warming, enjoyable and full of surprises. I loved The Gunner Girl.” – Elizabeth Chadwick, bestselling author of The Summer Queen.
‘This is an irresistible tale of friendship, love and heartache during WW2 that had me enthralled. Joan, Bea and Edie are ordinary young women with extraordinary courage, who put their lives at risk each day on the anti-aircraft guns. Wartime London has never seemed so real. Clare Harvey’s research is intimate and impressive – I loved all the details of daily life. She captures the dislocation, both mental and physical, that wartime imposes, and I was gripped from the first dramatic page. A vivid and beautifully crafted read that will captivate hearts’ Kate Furnivall
‘I’m sure that Clare Harvey’s fast-moving debut novel, The Gunner Girl, will delight all those who love a good wartime story’ Dilly Court