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Wife After Wife

A wickedly entertaining and utterly absorbing modern take on the life and marriages of Henry VIII … if he were a twenty-first-century womanising media mogul rather than the King of England.

Master of the universe Harry Rose is head of the Rose Corporation, number eighteen on the Forbes rich list, and recently married to wife number six. But in 2018, his perfect world is about to come crashing to the ground. His business is in the spotlight – and not in a good way – and his love life is under scrutiny. Because behind a glittering curtain of lavish parties, gorgeous homes, and a media empire is a tale worthy of any tabloid.

And Harry has a lot to account for.

This will delight both Tudorphiles and readers who love a dishy tellall about rich people behaving badly.”

Booklist (American Library Association, Book Reviews)

“A near-perfect holiday read – a right royal romp, you might say  – but its clever conceit, engaging writing, endearing characters and, ultimately, witty social commentary make it near-perfect for any other time of the year.”

New Zealand Herald

Praise for
Wife After Wife 

“You don’t have to be a Tudor aficionado to adore Wife After Wife, however, those in the know will be especially delighted with this modern-day retelling of the six wives of Henry VIII. For all others, Hayfield’s clever novel is a delicious read for anyone looking to sink into a big juicy story about love, lust, betrayal and other unfortunate consequences of the heart.”

Renee Rosen
US bestselling author of
Park Avenue Summer

Wife After Wife is intelligent and witty, and although its main aim is to entertain, it runs a solid thread of social commentary about relationships and power over the past few decades.”

The Listener

“ Brimming with drama, deceit, romance, tragedy and passion. It reminded me of Jilly Cooper or Jackie Collins at their best, except this book is designed for an audience with different attitudes from those of the 1980s.”

Woman’s Weekly 

 

UK, AU, NZ

UK SALES

USA, CANADA

US SALES

Wife After Wife

A wickedly entertaining and utterly absorbing modern take on the life and marriages of Henry VIII … if he were a twenty-first-century womanizing media mogul rather than the King of England.

Master of the universe Harry Rose is head of the Rose Corporation, number eighteen on the Forbes rich list, and recently married to wife number six. But in 2018, his perfect world is about to come crashing to the ground. His business is in the spotlight – and not in a good way – and his love life is under scrutiny. Because behind a glittering curtain of lavish parties, gorgeous homes, and a media empire is a tale worthy of any tabloid.

And Harry has a lot to account for.

This will delight both Tudorphiles and readers who love a dishy tellall about rich people behaving badly.” – Booklist (American Library Association, Book Reviews)

Praise for 
Wife After Wife 

 

“You don’t have to be a Tudor aficionado to adore Wife After Wife, however, those in the know will be especially delighted with this modern-day retelling of the six wives of Henry VIII. For all others, Hayfield’s clever novel is a delicious read for anyone looking to sink into a big juicy story about love, lust, betrayal and other unfortunate consequences of the heart.”  

Renee Rosen
US bestselling author of
Park Avenue Summer

“A near-perfect holiday read – a right royal romp, you might say  – but its clever conceit, engaging writing, endearing characters and, ultimately, witty social commentary make it near-perfect for any other time of the year.” 

New Zealand Herald

Wife After Wife is intelligent and witty, and although its main aim is to entertain, it runs a solid thread of social commentary about relationships and power over the past few decades.” 

The Listener

 “ Brimming with drama, deceit, romance, tragedy and passion. It reminded me of Jilly Cooper or Jackie Collins at their best, except this book is designed for an audience with different attitudes from those of the 1980s.” 

Woman’s Weekly

 

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About Olivia Hayfield

Welcome, readers!

I’m Olivia Hayfield*, author of modern retellings of historical tales. 

I live in the beautiful subtropical city of Auckland, New Zealand, where you’re never more than ten minutes from a beach. Great reason to live here, and the perfect place to bring up a family, I thought, when I moved here. But we missed England – quite a lot. So now that our children are grown up, we divide our time, as they say, which means missing grim English winters and relentlessly wet Auckland ones. I can recommend this as a lifestyle. 

English history and culture inspire my writing, and I like to adopt the ‘full immersion’ method, which means spending time in historic hotspots and London locations (particularly cafes and pubs). I can recommend this as a writing routine.

[UPDATE, Sept 2020: won’t be doing that for a while! Hunkering down here in New Zealand for the foreseeable, all research now online. Not quite the same as visiting castles, museums, pubs … but there are worse places to be stuck! Hope you’re all doing okay out there. Stay safe xx]

When not editing (my day job) or writing (most other waking minutes), I usually have my nose stuck in a history book, whether that’s fiction or non-fiction. I’m an enormous fan of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser – I read male authors’ takes on history too, of course, but I enjoy the insight of female writers when it comes to historical characters and their relationships. And then I spend many an hour wondering what those characters would be like if they lived today. 

If you’d like news on my books, events, or just chit chat about my writing life, then please do sign up to my newsletter. I aim to make it fun, engaging, and brief!

Actually, I’m not really. Between us, Olivia is a pseudonym. Like her characters, she is a reimagined version of the truth. If you were after that other author (older, less glamorous, not nearly as much fun), the one who writes children’s books and is also a book editor, you can visit her at www.suecopsey.com

About Olivia Hayfield

Welcome, readers!

I’m Olivia Hayfield*, author of modern retellings of historical tales.  

I live in the beautiful subtropical city of Auckland, New Zealand, where you’re never more than ten minutes from a beach. Great reason to live here, and the perfect place to bring up a family, I thought, when I moved here. But we missed England – quite a lot. So now that our children are grown up, we divide our time, as they say, which means missing grim English winters and relentlessly wet Auckland ones. I can recommend this as a lifestyle. 

English history and culture inspire my writing, and I like to adopt the ‘full immersion’ method, which means spending time in historic hotspots and London locations (particularly cafes and pubs). I can recommend this as a writing routine. 

[UPDATE, Sept 2020: won’t be doing that for a while! Hunkered down here in New Zealand for the foreseeable, all research now online. Not quite the same as visiting castles, museums, pubs … but there are worse places to be stuck! Hope you’re all doing okay out there; stay safe. xx]

When not editing (my day job) or writing (most other waking minutes), I usually have my nose stuck in a history book, whether that’s fiction or non-fiction. I’m an enormous fan of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser – I read male authors’ takes on history too, of course, but I enjoy the insight of female writers when it comes to historical characters and their relationships. And then I spend many an hour wondering what those characters would be like if they lived today. 

If you’d like news on my books, events, or just chit chat about my writing life, then please do sign up to my newsletter. I aim to make it fun, engaging, and brief!

* Actually, I’m not. Between us, Olivia is a pseudonym. Like her characters, she is a reimagined version of the truth. If you were after that other author (older, less glamorous, not nearly as much fun), the one who writes children’s books and is also a book editor, you can visit her at www.suecopsey.com

WHICH OF HARRY ROSES SIX WIVES ARE YOU

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Were there many bits of history that you were forced to ignore, take out, or tweak to suit the modern-day setting?

– Berkley Book Club

News

LAUNCH DATES

  • Wife After Wife is now out in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and S Africa, as paperback, ebook and audiobook. Order online by clicking on the spinning covers on the home page, and following the links for where to buy.  

SEQUEL NEWS

Sister to Sister, the sequel to Wife After Wife, will be published in Jan 2021 in Australia and New Zealand, and June 2021 (paperback, audiobook) and Jan 2021 (ebook) in the UK.

 

PODCASTS

  • In this Book Bubble podcast I chat with best-selling author Nicky Pellegrino about Henry VIII, and launching a book in the time of Covid bit.ly/2YyQtWh

AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL, 2020

The 2020 festival was held online, and although it wasn’t the same as hanging out with fellow authors and readers, the online sessions were great. I am in episode six, talking to Paula Morris about Wife After Wife. You can watch it here: https://bit.ly/2MAmma2 

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Were there many bits of history that you were forced to ignore, take out, or tweak to suit the modern-day setting?

Berkley Book Club

News

LAUNCH DATES

  • Wife After Wife is now out in the US, UK, Australia, NZ, Canada and S Africa. Order online by clicking on the spinning covers on the home page, and following the links for where to buy.

SEQUEL NEWS

Sister to Sister, the sequel to Wife After Wife, will be published in Jan 2021 in Australia and New Zealand and June 2021 in the UK (paperback, ebook, audiobook). Cover reveal coming soon! 

 

PODCASTS

  • In this Book Bubble podcast I chat with best-selling author Nicky Pellegrino about Henry VIII, and launching a book in the time of Covid bit.ly/2YyQtWh 

 

AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL, 2020

The festival was held online, and although it wasn’t the same as hanging out with fellow authors and readers, the online sessions were great. I am in episode six, talking to Paula Morris about Wife After Wife. You can watch it here: https://bit.ly/2MAmma2 

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