UK, AU, NZ

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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 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, I thought, when I moved here from England with my husband. But we missed England – a lot. So now 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, April 2020: won’t be doing that for a while! Locked down here in New Zealand, 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. If you’re bored in your lockdown bubble, drop me a line. I LOVE to chat! oliviahayfield@gmail.com]

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 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!

A final word … between us, Olivia is, in fact, 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, I thought, when I moved here from England with my husband. But we missed England – a lot. So now 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, April 2020: won’t be doing that for a while! Locked down here in New Zealand, 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. If you’re bored in your lockdown bubble, drop me a line. I LOVE to chat! oliviahayfield@gmail.com]

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 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!

A final word … between us, Olivia is, in fact, 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, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa. It is available in bookshops and via online retailers. The audiobooks and ebooks are also available in those countries. Order online by clicking on the spinning covers on the home page, and following the links for where to buy. 
  • The UK edition (mass-market paperback and ebook) will be launching on 9 July 2020 – feel free to preorder! Click on the UK cover on the home page and follow the link. The audiobook is already available on Amazon. 

SEQUEL NEWS!

Sister to Sister, the sequel to Wife After Wife, will be published in January 2021 – watch this space for news!

 

PODCAST – author talks wcbs Newsradio 880

  • This is a fun 10-minute interview with Marla Diamond of WCBS Radio in New York. bit.ly/2SY2bFJ

AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL, MAY 2020

The festival has gone online. I know it’s not quite the same as hanging out with fellow authors and booklovers, but the lineup of virtual interviewees is stellar and the sessions will be a treat for us all. I will be taking part in one of the Sunday interview sessions with Paula Morris, and will post details here when the date and time is confirmed. 

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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, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa. It is available in bookshops and via online retailers. The audiobooks and ebooks are also available in those countries. Order online by clicking on the spinning covers on the home page, and following the links for where to buy.
    • The UK edition (mass-market paperback and ebook) will be launching on 9 July 2020 – feel free to pre-order! Click on the UK cover on the home page and follow the links. The audiobook is already available on Amazon. 

    SEQUEL NEWS!

    Sister to Sister, the sequel to Wife After Wife, will be published later this year or early next year – watch this space for news!

    PODCAST – author talks wcbs Newsradio 880

    • This is a fun 10-minute interview with Marla Diamond of WCBS Radio in New York. bit.ly/2SY2bFJ

    AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL, MAY 2020

    • The festival has gone online. I know it’s not quite the same as hanging out with fellow authors and booklovers, but the lineup of virtual interviewees is stellar and the sessions will be a treat for us all. I will be taking part in one of the Sunday interview sessions with Paula Morris, and will post details here when the date and time is confirmed. 

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