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Dot by Araminta Hall
  

Dot

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The remarkable new novel from the bestselling author of Everything and Nothing is a warm and heartbreaking tale of three generations of women.

If you like Araminta Hall you might also like to read books by Julia Crouch, Sophie Hannah and Helen Fitzgerald.

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Dot by Araminta Hall

The remarkable new novel from the bestselling author of Everything and Nothing is a warm and heartbreaking tale of three generations of women. In a higgledy-piggledy house with turrets and tunnels towering over the sleepy Welsh village of Druith, two girls play hide and seek. They don't see its grandeur or the secrets locked behind doors they cannot open. They see lots of brilliant places to hide. Squeezed under her mother's bed, pulse racing with the thrill of a new hiding place Dot sees something else: a long-forgotten photograph of a man, his hair blowing in the breeze. Dot stares so long at the photograph the image begins to disintegrate before her eyes, and as the image fades it is replaced with one thought: 'I think it's definitely him.' DOT is the story of one little girl and how her one small action changes the lives of those around her for ever.

Reviews

Praise for Dot: 'An emotionally compelling and deeply moving novel - I loved it
Daisy Goodwin

'Araminta Hall is an exceptionally talented writer... A thoroughly enjoyable read'
Carol Birch, author of Jamrach

's Menagerie 'This is a powerful tale about the negative effects of paternal irresponsibility, yet ultimately how string female friendships overthrow the damage done by it. Stunning'
IMAGE MAGAZINE

'Mixing melancholic home truths with uniquely British humour. This is a deeply moving triumph'
STAR MAGAZINE Praise for Everything and Nothing:

'An assured debut... I suspect that this will be the first of what promises to be a new genre: the nanny chiller'
Daisy Goodwin SUNDAY TIMES

'Chilling and suspenseful'
THE SUN

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'An unsettling, menacing read'
GRAZIA, 2011 Reading List selection

'A suspenseful and emotive examination of a family in meltdown...a skilfully executed debut novel'
WATERSTONES BOOK QUARTERLY

'A beautifully written, completely gripping novel that plays on the unsettling notion that sometimes the least safe place is your very own home'
Emily Mortimer

About the Author

Araminta Hall

Araminta Hall began her career in journalism as a staff writer on teen magazine Bliss, becoming Health and Beauty editor of New Woman. On her way, she wrote regular features for the Mirror's Saturday supplement and ghost-wrote the super-model Caprice's column.

Author photo © Jo Brown

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd January 2014

Author

Araminta Hall

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007487813

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