AUTHORS

Hilary Spiers

Hilary Spiers has had a varied career - including law, speech therapy, teaching, youth work and the NHS. She has also been involved with the theatre as an actor, director and playwright, and her dramatic work has been performed in a number of theatres including Hampstead Theatre and Riverside Studios. Hilary has won several national short story competitions and had work broadcast on the radio. Hester and Harriet is her first novel.

BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR

REVIEWS

The gentle humour and relaxed pace make this an enjoyable read.
Daily Mail

A delightfully British story... An engaging read.
Women's Weekly

Europe's refugee crisis, the criminal underground, adolescent mental health and the challenges of ageing are all part of this package, wrapped up in warm, off-beat humour and a twisting, turning plot that make this a winning read... Harriet and Hester are unforgettable characters and what appears at first to be yet another cosy village read, complete with brambles and apple pie, turns out to be so much more.
Brisbane News

A lighthearted read...with hilarious results.
Sunday Telegraph (Australia)

Spiers succeeds in her aim of "giving a voice to ordinary women in sometimes extraordinary circumstances".
Sydney Morning Herald

Hold on to your teacups - you're about to fall head over heels for Hester and Harriet.
The Westerner

[Hester and Harriet] may well be my favourite characters of the year.Jamie Ashbird
Newtown Review of Books

Meet Hester and Harriet: two hilarious widowed sisters.
Canberra Times

Hester and Harriet is one of those books that is just so fun to read. The characters are absolutely amazing.
The Galaxial World

An enjoyable read.
Newcastle Herald

Spiers has created a lovely holiday or weekend read here with smart, funny and quirky main characters who go on a journey of discovering things they didn't even realise were missing from their lives. This is an easy, entertaining read perfect for long summer days or that rainy Saturday afternoon.
Queensland Times

It is a charming read, about normal people and the extraordinary things that happen to them at times, but also about life, and confronting things you don't necessarily want to confront.
The Book Muse

The gentle humour and relaxed pace make this an enjoyable read.
Daily Mail on HESTER AND HARRIET

A delightfully British story... An engaging read.
Women's Weekly on HESTER AND HARRIET

Spiers succeeds in her aim of "giving a voice to ordinary women in sometimes extraordinary circumstances".
Sydney Morning Herald on HESTER AND HARRIET

Spiers has created a lovely holiday or weekend read here with smart, funny and quirky main characters who go on a journey of discovering things they didn't even realise were missing from their lives. This is an easy, entertaining read perfect for long summer days or that rainy Saturday afternoon.
Queensland Times on HESTER AND HARRIET