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Saturday 13 October 2012
Arts Books Featured

lip lit: the harbour

Lou Heinrich
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The Harbour is an emotive historical epic which sees an unconventional Western couple surviving the brutality of Japan’s World War II invasion of Hong Kong. Stevie is a Brooklyn writer who takes pleasure in disarming people with provocative statements. She throws off gender norms impressed by traditional society, and is sensual, determined and proud.  She…
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Sunday 23 September 2012
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lip lit: zoo time

Erin Stewart
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Zoo Time opens with novelist and narrator, Guy Ableman being caught by police for stealing a copy of his own book from an Oxfam shop. Only, Guy doesn’t see it as ‘stealing’, rather he’s ‘releasing’ it from the gaze of a woefully stupid public. Author of Zoo Time and man booker prize award winning novelist,…
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Sunday 16 September 2012
Arts Books

lip lit: abdication

Lou Heinrich
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Abdication is an imagined experience of the tumultuous thirties. Through the eyes of an overweight spinster Evangeline Nettlefold and young chauffeuse May Thomas, the novel is written from an outsider’s perspective assessing the social climate in England. May grew up an independent and beautiful daughter of Scottish immigrants living in Barbados. The beginning of the…
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