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The Slap

I read this novel because I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. Snappy tag-lines appeared in review supplements the world over, and I really needed to know just what was so (as judge at Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, Nicholas Hasluck, put it) ‘controversial’ and ‘daring’ about it. The […]

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Sixteen Shades of Crazy

I was in the audience when an extract from the first chapter of Sixteen Shades of Crazy was read at the Green Man Festival. As a fan of Rachel Trezise’s writing, I’d waited for its release with curiosity. Her debut novel, In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl, was a triumph over […]