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February New Books and Giveaway

It’s February (already!) and that means a stack of brand-new books from Text. Read on for more, including details of how you could win a copy of each.

Little Plum     
by Laura McPhee-Browne

From the award-winning author of Cherry Beach comes a bold new work about the complexity of impending motherhood.

‘Reading McPhee-Browne feels like listening to your own heartbeat.’ Amanda Lohrey

Locked Ward
by Anne Buist

Forensic psychiatrist Natalie King returns in a new locked-room mystery by beloved Australian author Anne Buist.

‘A skilled and multi-layered procedural…Buist has given us a three-dimensional heroine and richly imagined scenes of conflict in public and private.’ Australian on This I Would Kill For

by Jacinta Halloran

Jacinta Halloran’s acclaimed debut novel is re-released with a striking new cover in anticipation of her new book, Resistance, which is published next month.

‘A bracing and beautiful novel…I recommend it as an unputdownable and richly rewarding read.’ Helen Garner


A Room Made of Leaves       
by Kate Grenville

Historical fiction is turned inside out in Kate Grenville’s bestselling and beloved latest novel, A Room Made of Leaves – now available in paperback.

‘Excellent…So beautifully observed and written…An accomplished novel with all the experience that a writer like Kate Grenville brings to her work…Really a superb piece of work.’ Leigh Sales


It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake       
by Claire Christian

Claire Christian’s sparkling debut novel for adults is the millennial rom-com you’ve been waiting for: feminist, queer, sexy and shamelessly feel-good.

‘Noni’s comic voice is so refreshing, so endearing…I truly felt a bit bolder after reading this book…It felt pleasurable—and we can all do with a bit more pleasure.’ Age


For your chance to win one of our February new releases, visit our Facebook page and tell us which one you would like and why.

The competition is open to AU/NZ residents only. Entries close 23:59 AEST, Friday 3 February. Winners will be notified via Facebook (one book only per person).



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