Profile: Elaine Hankin

About This Author

Elaine Hankin is the freelance author of six novels and one book of short stories. In 2001 she won first prize in 'Writing Magazine's' novel mss competition and she has won a number of prizes for short stories. Elaine turned her hand to writing after working in Switzerland and Italy and she has integrated many of her experiences abroad, and the characters she met there, into her novels. She currently lives in West Sussex between the South Downs and the sea, an ideal spot for taking leisurely walks, during which ideas take shape. Besides writing, she enjoys dancing, studying Italian and Spanish and going to the theatre. Elaine runs Sea Scribes, a friendly writing group, which has been running for nearly ten years.

This Author's Books

Told from the viewpoint of Number Seven, the story begins in 1901 and gradually unfolds as, over the century, families take up residence in this Victorian house situated in a small South Coast town. The occupants experience a gamut of emotions which we ex....
ISBN: 9781788761468
Published: 30 November 2017
Told from the viewpoint of Number Seven, the story begins in 1901 and gradually unfolds as, over the century, families take up residence in this Victorian house situated in a small South Coast town. The occupants experience a gamut of emotions which we ex....
ISBN: 9781788761895
Published: 1 January 2018
In 1945 German-Polish brother and sister, Erich and Magda Laube, flee across the snow-covered Silesian Plains to escape the Russian invasion of Warsaw. Years later, as a rookie reporter in Berlin, Erich is still haunted by his wartime memories, especially....
ISBN: 9781786108630
Published: 8 April 2016
Berlin 1953. Twenty-two-year-old rookie reporter, Erich Laube, thrives on adventure, nosing out stories from behind the Iron Curtain. But Erich is haunted by memories of his escape from Poland during the final months of WWII. At the age of fourteen, he le....
ISBN: 9781786108173
Published: 18 March 2016
This anthology aims to keep the reader entertained when they are looking for a short read - on the beach, on a flight, on a train journey. It is an eclectic mix of short stories: sad, nostalgic, tongue-in-cheek, far-fetched (perhaps predictive). Some were....
ISBN: 9781784079215
Published: 28 July 2014
This anthology aims to keep the reader entertained when they are looking for a short read - on the beach, on a flight, on a train journey. It is an eclectic mix of short stories: sad, nostalgic, tongue-in-cheek, far-fetched (perhaps predictive). Some were....
ISBN: 9781784079765
Published: 12 August 2014
Follow Chantal from a farmhouse in the Dordogne, to a garret in Montmartre, to a chambre d'hôte in Pierrefonds as she pursues her quest for the truth.Twenty-one year old Chantal Lawrence is astonished to learn that she has inherited a fortune from her Fre....
ISBN: 9781781762660
Published: 20 April 2012
Follow Chantal from a farmhouse in the Dordogne, to a garret in Montmartre, to a chambre d'hôte in Pierrefonds as she pursues her quest for the truth.Twenty-one year old Chantal Lawrence is astonished to learn that she has inherited a fortune from her Fre....
ISBN: 9781786105974
Published: 21 December 2015
An action-packed story of courage and sacrifice in war-torn Italy. In Autumn 1939, the Italian population wait to find out whether Mussolini will back Hitler in his bid to conquer Europe. When Count Vincenzo Di Tomasi's teenage son is killed in a street b....
ISBN: 9781784072193
Published: 19 October 2018
1960's coming-of-age love story.The portrait: a parting gift from her Italian lover that dominates Rosanna's existence. Trapped in a loveless marriage, she cossets the bittersweet memories it evokes. When the portrait disappears, refusing to let go of thi....
ISBN: 9781786105684
Published: 21 December 2015
1960's coming-of-age love story.The portrait: a parting gift from her Italian lover that dominates Rosanna's existence. Trapped in a loveless marriage, she cossets the bittersweet memories it evokes. When the portrait disappears, refusing to let go of thi....
ISBN: 9781782994428
Published: 17 May 2013
Jessica Brown, a young woman with a terrible secret and a strong desire to distance herself from her poverty-stricken childhood. During WWII she progresses from working on an Islington market stall, to recruitment in the Land Army, to singing for WWII tro....
ISBN: 9781785108013
Published: 19 May 2015
Jessica Brown, a young woman with a terrible secret and a strong desire to distance herself from her poverty-stricken childhood. During WWII she progresses from working on an Islington market stall, to recruitment in the Land Army, to singing for WWII tro....
ISBN: 9781786105769
Published: 21 December 2015
Love, duty and courage during the Spanish Civil War. It's summer 1937: a tragedy sends Anglo-Spanish Maggie Morán from the comfort of suburban Stanmore to battle-scarred Madrid to search for her headstrong twin brother, Robert, who has run off to join the....
ISBN: 9781782993506
Published: 26 April 2013
TWO SIDES OF A COIN (formerly titled The Spanish Twin)1937: When her brother goes missing in Spain during the Civil War, Maggie Morán makes a brave decision. Leaving England's tranquil suburbia she heads for battle-scarred Madrid to search for him. But be....
ISBN: 9781786974624
Published: 17 November 2016