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Description - A Small Madness by Dianne Touchell

A devastating, compelling novel that will get everyone talking, from the author of Creepy and Maud.Rose didn't tell anyone about it. She wondered if it showed. She looked at herself in the mirror and turned this way and then that way. She stood as close to the mirror as she could, leaning over the bathroom basin, looking into her own eyes until they disappeared behind the fog of her breath, looking for something. Some evidence that she was different now. Something had shifted inside her, a gear being ratcheted over a clunky cog, gaining torque, starting her up. But it didn't show. How could all of these feelings not show? She was a woman now but it didn't show and she couldn't tell anyone.A Small Madness is a staff favourite: 'Touchell has done an outstanding job. I literally couldn't tear my eyes away from the manuscript. I was with Rose and Michael and Liv the whole way. Every single character, large and small, was flesh and blood real to me. Her writing is masterful and has so much to say to young people and those who live and work with them.' Erica Wagner, Publisher.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781743365984
ISBN-10: 1743365985
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Murdoch Books
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Publish Date: 7-May-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Dianne Touchell

Dianne Touchell was born and raised in Fremantle, Western Australia. Her debut novel Creepy & Maud was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award 2013 in the Older Readers Category. She has worked as a collector of donations protection money for a major political party (under anassumed name), a fry cook, a nightclub singer, a housekeeper, a bookseller and manager of a construction company. Sometimes she has time to write books for Young Adults, who she thinks are far more interesting than grown-ups. She enjoys cold weather and Mexican food. She lives with animals.

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