Shelley Harris was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1967, to a South African mother and a British father. She left South Africa in 1973 because of her family’s opposition to Apartheid, and moved to Flackwell Heath in Buckinghamshire.
After taking a degree in English at Southampton University, followed by an MA in English and History at Reading, she worked as a local reporter on the Maidenhead Advertiser, specialising in film reviews. She lived in Paris for a year, a stone’s throw from the Musée Beaubourg, on the 6th floor of a skinny townhouse, in the smallest flat she’s ever seen, after which she spent five years teaching English and Media in secondary schools.
When she is not writing, Shelley volunteers at her local Oxfam bookshop, where she loves helping customers find just the right book. She is also shamelessly collecting material for her next novel…
Harris [is] a welcome discovery… a new novelist whose next book you are already impatient to read.
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