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A dazzling novel of darkness, evil - and hope

This entry was posted on 17 March 2014.
A dark, distinctive and addictively compelling novel set in fin-de-siecle Vienna and Nazi Germany - with a dizzying final twist
 
Vienna, 1899. Josef Breuer - celebrated psychoanalyst - is about to encounter his strangest case yet. Found by the lunatic asylum, thin, head shaved, she claims to have no name, no feelings - to be, in fact, not even human. Intrigued, Breuer determines to fathom the roots of her disturbance.
 

March 14th

This week. Literally.

This entry was posted on 14 March 2014.
Another week, another This Week. Literally. We’re talking novels, power cuts, soccer and nutrition. Happy Friday everyone!
 
To stand a chance of winning the books featured in this week’s column, simply email readmore@za.penguingroup.com before midnight on 19 March 2014. Remember to include your name, telephone number and delivery address.
 

March 11th

Lauren Liebenberg chats to us about her writing process

This entry was posted on 11 March 2014.
I am often asked about my writing process; from what inspires my novels, to what extent I map out my plots in advance, to my daily routine and average word count, the editing process and so forth. I pretend to consider these questions, and give answers that I hope sound coherent, by retrospectively imposing order on what is, in truth, chaotic, painful, feverish. If I told you that heroin addiction is its next of kin, you’d think I was lying. Read on. 
 
I give you the real stages of my writing process:
 

March 7th

This week. Literally.

This entry was posted on 07 March 2014.
The first week of March has been one filled with stories - from the courtroom to the cricket field. Read on for our round-up of this week’s newsmakers. 
 
To stand a chance of winning the books featured in this week’s column, simply email readmore@za.penguingroup.com before midnight on 13 March 2014. Remember to include your name, telephone number and delivery address.
 

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