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Samantha Harvey

Biography

Samantha Harvey

Samantha Harvey is the author of four novels: DEAR THIEF, ALL IS SONG, THE WILDERNESS (which won the Betty Trask Prize) and THE WESTERN WIND. Her books have been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Guardian First Book Award, and the James Tait Black Prize, as well as longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women’s Prize. She lives in Bath, UK, and teaches creative writing at Bath Spa University.

Samantha Harvey

Books by Samantha Harvey

by Samantha Harvey - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

It’s 1491. In the small village of Oakham, its wealthiest and most industrious resident, Tom Newman, is swept away by the river during the early hours of Shrove Saturday. Was it murder, suicide or an accident? Narrated from the perspective of local priest John Reve --- patient shepherd to his wayward flock --- a shadowy portrait of the community comes to light through its residents’ tortured revelations. As some of their darkest secrets are revealed, the intrigue of the unexplained death ripples through the congregation. But will Reve, a man with secrets of his own, discover what happened to Newman? And what will happen if he can’t?