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The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz
  

The First Book of Calamity Leek

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Brilliantly inventive and original. This debut novel tells the story of Calamity Leek: a girl who has never been allowed beyond the garden wall, until now...

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The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz

Books tell you what to believe. Books explain the world around you. What if a book had been written to explain a world constructed only for you? What if that world suddenly fell apart? Calamity Leek needs a new book. But she's going to have to write it herself.


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'Wonderfully strange' -- Mark Haddon, Author Of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

'This hypnotic debut novel - one of the hottest reads of the year - is no ordinary book. It combines pitch-perfect teen angst with a fantastical setting and premise; as much a hymn to reading as a gripping story.' Elle

'This is an utterly original, intriguing and intense book which thrills the reader with its story and language. This is the start of a stunning career. Paula L is to be congratulated hugely - I am sent about 20 books a week, so many of them simply copying what has gone before, or following very obvious trends, and it's so good to encounter real individuality and freshness and an identifiable, strong, creative voice.' -- Bidisha

'A fantastic novel, and a really exciting and engaging new voice. The fact that the reader has to work hard to understand this world makes it all the more compelling, and it packs quite an emotional punch when we realise what's going on. I couldn't put it down, and loved the voice of Calamity, and her vulnerability and reliance on her world, while the reader could see it cracking wide open, was heartbreaking.' -- Jess Richards, Author Of Snake Ropes

'Deeply perplexing ... as hints of the reality behind the fantasy start to emerge, the story develops its own peculiar and intense momentum.' -- Nick Rennison Sunday Times

About the Author

Paula Lichtarowicz lives in London and works in television production. This is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th January 2014

Author

Paula Lichtarowicz

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Publisher

Windmill Books an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099558774

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