Hazel Gaynor's debut novel THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and winner of the 2015 RNA Historical Romantic Novel of the Year award. Her second novel A MEMORY OF VIOLETS was also a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Hazel writes a popular guest blog 'Carry on Writing' for national Irish writing website writing.ie and also contributes feature articles for the site, interviewing authors such as Philippa Gregory, Sebastian Faulks, Cheryl Strayed and Rachel Joyce among others. Hazel was the recipient of the 2012 Cecil Day Lewis award for Emerging Writers and was selected by Library Journal as one of ten big breakout authors for 2015. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Hazel now lives in Ireland with her husband and two children.
Praise for The Cottingley Secret `Enchanting, magical... This book reminds us that we are never too old to believe in magic.' Carmel Harrington `Perfect fireside read' Sunday Independent `This is a gorgeous, uplifting, magical book that will have you hooked from the start.' Gill Paul author of The Secret Wife `I adored The Cottingley Secret ... an enchanting and enthralling tale of childhood magic.' Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale `An artful weaving of old legends with new realities' Kate Alcott, author of The Dressmaker `Brings the mystery of the Cottingley Fairies thrillingly to life' Kate Forsyth author of Bitter Greens `A magical journey in perfect prose' Books Ireland Praise for Hazel Gaynor: `Addictive, charming and gleaming with Jazz Age glitz' The Lady `Sumptuous, gorgeous, authentic and surprising, Hazel Gaynor has written another hit.' Sunday Independent `Peopled with unforgettable characters...Once begun, I dare you to put it down.' Kathleen Tessaro, author of The Perfume Collector