Weidenfeld & Nicholson Established in 1949. Publishers of high quality, prize-winning fiction and non fiction across a range of categories including autobiography, business, cookery, economics, fiction in translation, history, literary fiction and popular science. Phoenix is the paperback imprint. The Bookseller Industry Awards - Winner 2015

Harriet Lane

Before the publication of her debut novel Alys, Always, Harriet Lane wrote for the Guardian, the Observer, Vogue and Tatler.  She lives in north London with her husband and two children.

Harriet Lane on Her

Harriet Lane discusses how she came to write her new novel, Her.

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The W&N Book Club: Our chosen book group review Alys, Always

This month our first book group let us know their thoughts on Alys, Always by Harriet Lane

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W&N Book Club goes live!

We are hugely excited to be launching our very own quarterly W&N Book Club where we will be reading a W&;N or Phoenix title in conjunction with one of your book clubs or reading groups. We kick off with Harriet Lane’s fantastic, critically acclaimed debut Alys, Always and will be posting feedback in December here on the blog so watch this space.

If your book club would like to get involved in future selections we would love to hear from you. We will select one club for each book we feature and can supply …

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‘Why I Wrote Alys, Always’ by Harriet Lane

When the idea for Alys, Always came along (and it arrived suddenly and quite complete one spring afternoon, as I sat in a garden watching my husband playing football with the children) I recognised it straightaway. I knew it meant business. This could be interesting, I thought, as I hurried inside to get my little orange jotter. I wonder if I can make it work…

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