Julie Hearn

Julie Hearn

  • 5 stars across 10 books
Other titles: Follow Me Down, The Merrybegot, Ivy, Hazel
Follow Me Down was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award
The Merrybegot was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize

Julie Hearn has been writing all her life. After training as a journalist, she went to Australia, where she worked on a daily tabloid newspaper. She then lived in Spain for a while before returning to England, where she worked as a features editor and freelance features writer. After her daughter was born she went back to her studies and obtained a BA in English and an MSt in women's studies. She is now a full-time writer.
7th May 2015

Follow Me!

Full of fun and energy, this rhythmic, rhyming story by bright star Ellie Sandall stars some mischievous lemurs. It... MoreFollow Me!

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2nd May 2019

The Merrybegot

The Merrybegot casts a powerful spell over its readers. Utterly bewitching. Abi Elphinstone In a remote west-country vil... MoreThe Merrybegot

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5th January 2017


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1st April 2010

Rowan the Strange

How does a doctor examine a person's brain? They won't use any knives on me, will they? Rowan knows he is strange. Bu... MoreRowan the Strange

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2nd May 2013


Sweet but dull - that's how life has always been for Hazel Louise Mull-Dare. But on the day of the Epsom Derby, June 4t... MoreHazel

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20th March 2014

Dance of the Dark Heart

Jack Orion is a tormented soul. His childhood companion, and one true love, has been cruelly snatched away from him and ... MoreDance of the Dark Heart

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1st September 2006

Rollercoasters The Merrybegot

This is the story of Nell who lives with her grandmother, the local cunning woman and healer, in seventeenth century Som... MoreRollercoasters The Merrybegot

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1st January 2005

The Merrybegot

This is the story of Nell who lives with her grandmother, the local cunning woman and healer, in a west country village ... MoreThe Merrybegot

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1st February 2011


The lid gave, eventually, with surprisingly little noise. Nothing splintered. Nothing broke. No hinges flew, or even ... MoreWreckers

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1st July 2011

Rollercoasters Rowan the Strange

Rowan knows he is strange. But dangerous? He didn't mean to scare his sister. In his right mind, he wouldn't hurt a fly.... MoreRollercoasters Rowan the Strange

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