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The Olive Readers by Christine Aziz

The Olive Readers

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The winner of the Richard and Judy ‘How to get publishedâ competition, a mystical, futuristic tale of America divided into corporate sections of ‘companiesâ and peopled by enslaved folk isolated within their communities.

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The Olive Readers by Christine Aziz

The debut novel from the winner of the Richard & Judy competition to find a bright new author. 'The Olive Readers' is a portrait of a dystopian future and a love story of both courage and redemption. It is a tale of a young woman who writes from the future, telling of a world we would all shiver to inhabit.

About the Author

Christine Aziz, 52, left school at 15 with a single O-level in English. She was born in Yorkshire and has worked as a shop assistant, dental receptionist, factory packer, singer and cleaner. Her only experience of writing was as a news reporter for three years, but she did not like the pressure of journalism. Her manuscript for The Olive Readers was selected from more than 46,000 entries to the Channel 4 teatime show's How to Get Published competition.

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Publication date

7th October 2005


Christine Aziz

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Pan Macmillan




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