I write books to escape with. In the bath. In a hammock or a deck chair. Curled up by the fire. Come away with me.

About Veronica

I started my career as a BBC Production Secretary on The Archers, then worked at Central Television as a script editor. I then went on to write scripts for ten years, on dramas including Heartbeat, Boon and Holby City.  In 2000 I turned to writing fiction, and my latest book, The Beach Hut Next Door, will be published on 3 July 2014 by Orion.  I live by the sea on the North Devon coast with my sons and Zelda the miniature Schnauzer whirlwind.  I also write features for newspapers and magazines.

The Beach Hut Next Door

Out July 2014

The Beach Hut Next Door is the sequel to The Beach Hut, which was published in 2010, and is inspired by the row of beach huts I can see from my window.  It is a series of interlinked stories – episodic, if you like – set over one glorious long hot summer in Devon.  There are secrets and surprises, unexpected love, friendships old and new, heartbreak and redemption – escapist fiction with an edge, served up with a dollop of ice cream.  Your own summer holiday in book form – escape and enjoy!

A Night on the Orient Express

In 2012 I was lucky enough to be writer-in-residence on the Venice Simplon Orient Express, travelling from London to Venice, where I stayed at the world famous Cipriani Hotel.  I couldn’t fail to be inspired by this trip of a lifetime, and the result was my eleventh novel, A Night on the Orient Express, which tells the story of a group of passengers on this glamorous journey.  I was utterly thrilled when the book went on to win The Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2014.



Making Hay

Just  a Family Affair

Wild Oats

An Eligible Bachelor

Love On The Rocks

Marriage and Other Games

The Beach Hut

The Birthday Party

The Long Weekend

A Night on the Orient Express

The Beach Hut Next Door

"A Veronica Henry novel is the perfect antidote for any rainy weekend!"

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Jun 3, 2015

High Tide

I’m very pleased to have finished writing my latest novel, High Tide, which is...

Jun 4, 2014

The Beach Hut Next Door

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May 28, 2014

Romantic Novel of the Year 2014

I was totally and utterly thrilled to win the Romantic Novel of the Year 2014 with A...


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