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Our Guest Editor slot gives you a chance to discover a new author and find out more about the books and authors who have influenced them in their writing.


Guest Editor's Featured Books

One Secret Summer
Lesley Lokko
April 2011 Book of the Month. A thoroughly enjoyable, indulgent and escapist read. A ‘seemingly perfect’ family with three sons, nicknamed ‘the heavenly creatures’ whose lives are torn apart after a long...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2011
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Rich Girl, Poor Girl
Lesley Lokko
Shortlisted for the RNA People’s Choice Award 2010. Follow Nic, Caryn and Tory as their friendships are tested, their love lives get complicated and power, revenge and money all play their part in the this blockbuster of a book. Pure...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2010
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Sundowners
Lesley Lokko
Dubbed a ‘brainy blockbuster’ by the publishers this is a good meaty yarn about four friends from 1981 onwards. It’s got all the right ingredients – glamour, intrigue, heartache, loss and tragedy - you name it and it’s got it....
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2011
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Bitter Chocolate
Lesley Lokko
Three girls in search of a missing piece of their lives; three girls who will change their worlds to find it ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/12/2008
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Guest Editor's Chosen Authors

July's People
Nadine Gordimer
April 2011 Guest Editor Lesley Lokko on Nadine Gordimer... One of the first lines of the extraordinary novel, July’s People, by the South African writer goes, ‘You like to have some cup of tea?’ It was the first time...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2005
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Remembering Babylon
David Malouf
One of Lesley Lokko's favourite books. Author shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2011. April 2011 Guest Editor Lesley Lokko on David Malouf... For the most poetic, empathetic glimpses into the minds of men,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/1994
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The Namesake
Jhumpa Lahiri
April 2011 Guest Editor Lesley Lokko on Jhumpa Lahiri... She really is a writer who Can Do It All – from profound, involved and emotionally switched-on novels like The Namesake to short, snappy collections of life’s wonderful snippets in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2004
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Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri
April 2011 Guest Editor Lesley Lokko on Jhumpa Lahiri... She really is a writer who Can Do It All – from profound, involved and emotionally switched-on novels like The Namesake to short, snappy collections of life’s wonderful snippets...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2009
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Dirt Music
Tim Winton
April 2011 Guest Editor Lesley Lokko on Tim Winton... Another Australian who’s got a way with words. I read Dirt Music years ago and was blown away by his prose, his magical attention to details, landscapes, weather, emotions, particularly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2003
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Breath
Tim Winton
April 2011 Guest Editor Lesley Lokko on Tim Winton... Another Australian who’s got a way with words. I read Dirt Music years ago and was blown away by his prose, his magical attention to details, landscapes, weather, emotions,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2009
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Leaving the World
Douglas Kennedy
April 2011 Guest Editor Lesley Lokko on Douglas Kennedy... The blurb on the back (or is it the front?) of his novels says ‘no one does stylish, damaged women better.’ How true. When I’m in the mood for something...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2010
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Guest Editor - April 2011 - Lesley Lokko Lesley Lokko’s most recent novel, One Secret Summer, has just been released in paperback and her next, A Private Affair, is due out this summer. After spending seven years training to be an architect, she promptly threw in the towel and began writing fiction instead. Lesley now splits her time between London, Accra and Johannesburg, with the odd winter spent writing in cottage just outside Edinburgh. Her Scottish friends think she's mad. Author photo © Max Milligan

Nadine Gordimer
One of the first lines of the extraordinary novel, July’s People, by the South African writer goes, ‘You like to have some cup of tea?’ It was the first time I’d ever seen African-accented English in written prose and from that moment on, I was hooked. Click here to read more...

David Malouf
For the most poetic, empathetic glimpses into the minds of men, the Australian, part-Lebanese, part-Jewish writer who’s now in his seventies is absolutely top of my list. Remembering Babylon, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker, is one of my all-time favourite books. Click here to read more...

Jhumpa Lahiri
She really is a writer who Can Do It All – from profound, involved and emotionally switched-on novels like The Namesake to short, snappy collections of life’s wonderful snippets in Unaccustomed Earth – she’s wonderful. Click here to read more...

Tim Winton
Another Australian who’s got a way with words. I read Dirt Music years ago and was blown away by his prose, his magical attention to details, landscapes, weather, emotions, particularly when things are going wrong between couples...just stunning. Click here to read more...

Douglas Kennedy
The blurb on the back (or is it the front?) of his novels says ‘no one does stylish, damaged women better.’ How true. When I’m in the mood for something I cannot put down, Kennedy never lets me down. Click here to read more...

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