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The First Book of Calamity Leek

by Paula Lichtarowicz

eBooks of the Month Family Drama

The First Book of Calamity Leek Synopsis

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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The First Book of Calamity Leek Press Reviews

'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

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ISBN: 9780099558774
Publication date: 16/01/2014
Publisher: Windmill Books an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099558774
Publication date: 16th January 2014
Author: Paula Lichtarowicz
Publisher: Windmill Books an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Paula Lichtarowicz

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

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