Sara Hardy

Fiction; LGBTQ, Lesbian; Romance, Historical, 20th Century; Adventure, World War II


SARA HARDY is the author of two biographies: The Unusual Life of Edna Walling and Dame Joan Hammond, Love and Music, both published by Allen and Unwin. A Secretive Life is her first novel. Sara grew up in England, trained in theatre and dance at Dartington College of Arts, and worked as an actor/playwright with various fringe theatre companies in London including the ground-breaking Gay Sweatshop which was the first professional gay theatre company in Britain. Sara moved to Australia in 1981 and lives in Melbourne. Her plays include Vita! – a fantasy and More Female Parts. Find more at her website and



All books by Sara Hardy

A Secretive Life

A Secretive Life

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Cecilia is unrepentant as she looks back over a queer life defined by lesbian love and dangerous adventure. She’s been through two world wars, enjoyed the decadence of Weimar Berlin (Gay Capital of the World) and lived to be Out & Proud. Now she’s cornered. Her bittersweet story captures the glittering LGBTQ+ underworld of the 20th century.