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Stephanie Dowrick reads Swingler’s The House of Fiction

Universal Hearts book review

Delighted to have The House of Fiction reviewed by Stephanie Dowrick of the Universal Heart Book Club blog. Stephanie writes: “Susan Swingler is an acute, highly intelligent writer. It’s remarkable that this is only her first book because she handles this complex material with a deceptive ease. This gift to her readers (you truly can’t…
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House of Fiction: Clare Calvet’s Book of the Week

ABC Australia Book of the Week

House of Fiction was chosen as Clare Calvet’s Book of the Week on ABC Radio during the Sydney Writer’s Festival. Here’s an extract from Clare’s review and you can read the full text on the ABC website. – Susan Swingler is an English archivist, researcher and photographer. ‘The House of Fiction’ is her first book. As the…
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Truth, lies and family secrets

The Sydney Morning Herald book review

Elizabeth Jolley was a tricky customer. Whenever I interviewed her on the publication of a new book, she posed as an eccentric, bird-like, rather scatty elderly lady, with singular dress sense (she was fond of cheesecloth and cardigans and always seemed to wear sandals on her large feet) and she had a tendency to avoid…
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