The Book of Hat
By Harriet Rowland, Edited by Mary McCallum
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Harriet Rowland - known as Hat - was 17 when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that began in her knee. At the time she was a student at Queen Margaret
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The Book of Hat
Submarine Books
26 August 2014
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4.57 MB
Children / Young Adults (12-19)


"Her writing is funny and truthful and wise, exactly like the Harriet we got to meet when she visited the set last year." Peter Jackson, filmmaker

Author Biography

Harriet Rowland of Wellington (b.1993) was a keen sailor, with a passion for skiing, pizza, rugby, reading and dogs. She loved being surrounded by friends and family. Following treatment for osteosarcoma, Harriet travelled around Europe, and returned to enrol at Victoria University, moving into the university hostel Boulcott Hall. Harriet died surrounded by family and friends on 7 March, 2014.