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The Toymaker 

The Toymaker
Liam Pieper, Hamish Hamilton, July 2016, reviewed by Hilary Simmons x

From the first few pages of The Toymaker it’s obvious that Liam Pieper isn’t pulling any punches: he has your attention straight away as his... Read more


On tour: Anne Bishop x

US fantasy writer Anne Bishop is travelling to Sydney and Perth in June. Her latest book Marked in Flesh (Penguin US) is the fourth book... Read more


Between the bars: Elspeth Muir on ‘Wasted’ x

Elspeth Muir’s memoir Wasted (Text) explores Australia’s drinking culture through her relationship with her younger brother Alexander, who died when he jumped off a Brisbane... Read more


Hiding in plain sight: Liam Pieper on ‘The Toymaker’ x

Liam Pieper’s The Toymaker (Hamish Hamilton) tells the story of privileged, wealthy Adam and his grandfather Arkady, who was imprisoned in Auschwitz. It is a... Read more


Remaking history: Kate Mildenhall on ‘Skylarking’ x

Kate Mildenhall’s Skylarking (Black Inc., August) is a historical novel about an intense female friendship. Reviewer Angela Andrewes spoke to the author. Skylarking is based... Read more



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