Maggie Harcourt was born and raised in Wales, where she grew up dreaming of summer road trips and telling stories for a living. As well as studying Medieval Literature at UCL, Maggie has variously worked as a PA, a hotel chambermaid and for a French chef before realising her dreams and beginning to write full time.
She now lives just outside Bath, UK, where she can usually be found in a bookshop or somewhere near the river. She guards the secret of her favourite coffee shop jealously, because she has the perfect spot picked out there for people-watching.
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Maggie goes backstage in the theatre in her latest novel Theatrical – a gorgeously fresh and funny summer romance.
Hope dreams of working backstage in a theatre, and she's determined to make it without the help of her famous costume-designer mum. So when she lands an internship on a major production, she tells no one. But with a stroppy Hollywood star and his hot young understudy upstaging Hope's focus, she's soon struggling to keep her cool...and her secret.
There’s a special magic to the theatre; to the actors who can take a few pages of lines and turn them into living, breathing characters we believe in, the creative team who do everything from writing those lines to working out how they’ll look on the stage… and of course, the crew – who you may never see from your seat in the auditorium, but without whom there would be no show. Maggie Harcourt
Unconventional is a love-letter to the world of fan conventions, perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell. Six conventions, a girl with a clipboard, a boy with two names – and one night that changes everything.
Lexi Angelo is a Convention Kid - she's got a clipboard and a walkie talkie to prove it. Aidan Green is a messy-haired, annoyingly arrogant author and he's disrupting her perfect planning. In a flurry of awkward encounters, lost schedules and late-night conversations, Lexi discovers that some things can't be planned... Things like falling in love.
I went to my first convention in 2010, and I’ve been going on and off ever since – both as a visitor and working behind the scenes. It’s very easy to see them as being a bit weird if you don’t have any experience of them, but I wanted to show them for what they are: an opportunity to get together and celebrate the things we love. Maggie Harcourt
Maggie's debut novel follows three friends on a road trip through Wales in their final summer together. As tragedy and secrets are exposed, their lives are changed forever.
The Last Summer of Us inspired the song Here in my Heart by The Bookshop Band.
There's something romantic about getting in a car and just driving and not really having a plan or a goal, just the journey Maggie Harcourt