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What discerning judges have said about The Coffee Story

'It's been a while since I read a first novel that felt as universally accomplished as Peter Salmon's The Coffee Story' - Toby Litt

'I was constantly intoxicated by a sense of desire & loss' - Jake Arnott

'Wild and raucous... an extraordinarily accomplished debut' - Niall Griffiths

'Reminiscent of Phillip Roth's Everyman. But it's much, much funnier' - Sydney Morning Herald

'An exceptional debut' - Martyn Bedford

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The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos

I have, as many of you will be aware having attended parties at which I’ve expounded my provocative theories, long felt that there are too many books aimed at teenagers which concentrate on ‘issues’ that the ‘teenagers’ must ‘confront’ in order to ‘find’ ‘themselves’. What the world was crying out for in the realm of teenage fiction was, I argued, a simple novel, featuring, perhaps, two identical twins who, on the death of their mother, have her stuffed and placed in the basement, her taxidermed head available to two different detachable bodies so that the twins could spend alternate nights in her presence…. more

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