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Kimberley Starr is the winner of the 2015 Text Prize for Young Adult and Chilren’s Writing. Her mediaeval fantasy novel, The Book of Whispers, is a thrilling quest with a kick-ass female and male protagonist—and set in the eleventh century during the Crusades. It’s energetic, lots of fun and a thoroughly satisfying read suitable for ages fourteen and up.
Elizabeth Haynes, author of the creepiest stalker novel ever, Into the Darkest Corner, terrifies us all over again with her new psychological thriller. Never Alone is a brilliantly suspenseful and shockingly relatable story set in a remote Yorkshire village, in which Sarah Carpenter trustingly invites an old acquantaince, Aiden Beck, into her home and life. Read the first chapter below.
‘I loved this book. Jock Serong is a natural. He engages you with a vivid recreation of boyhood in 1970s Australian suburbia, while letting the darkness seep in page by page until you find yourself in the grip of an intense thriller.’ Malcolm Knox
Yellow—sunflowers, bananas, brick roads...Chong’s raincoat! We can’t get enough of this gorgeous happy colour here at Text, which is also, of course, the signature colour of the Text Classics.
The Text Classics is the richest collection of stories from Australia and New Zealand. From The Idea of Perfection to The Australian Ugliness, The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke to Wake in Fright, The Delinquents to The Women in Black, and The Odd Angry Shot to Owls Do Cry—all the great stories are here. All at the classic price of $12.95.
One of the most talked about books in recent weeks has been The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride. Now’s your chance to have a read, with an extract at Lithub.
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