Just published by Virago, Girl Reading by Katie Ward is a wonderful and truly original debut and, to go one step further, it'll be the book of the summer!Here is what Cosmopolitan magazine had to say:
This isn’t a novel – it’s a time machine! Well, nearly. As each chapter transports you to a completely different century, you’ll find yourself wondering if Ward has her very own Tardis. It doesn’t matter whether you’re reading about a medieval orphan in Sienna, a twenty-something graduate in 2008, or a child of the future from 2060, you’ll feel like you know them all better than your best friend. Each chapter reveals the lives and loves of a different heroine through an image of them reading, cleverly mirrored by the fact that you, yourself, are a girl reading this novel….Clever, huh? I guarantee the stories will relate to your own life in some way – if you’re planning to pack any holiday books this year, make sure Girl Reading is one of them.
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