This week at The Great Big Book Club is Debut Week & we are featuring a range of groundbreaking new Authors who will be sharing their debut novels. Join us as each Author will be dipping your toes into their debut novel with exclusive interviews, readings & giveaways. This is the perfect way to find your new favourite writer & immerse yourself into quick, bite-sized interviews to discover your next great read during lockdown.
Hazel Barkworth, ‘Heatstroke’
Hazel begins with her novel ‘Heatstroke’ which looks upon the ‘Lolita’ image, but with a uniquely feminine perspective of admiration with a darker edge. Playing on the idea of mothers, daughters & female relationships, Barkworth’s debut novel is twisting, sultry & gripping with every page.
‘Barkworth is excruciatingly good at encapsulating that point in life where Mia and Lily stand – on the edge of growing up… Intense and claustrophobic, this is an impressive first book’– The Observer
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Abbie Greaves, ‘The Silent Treatment’
‘The Silent Treatment’ takes a look at the relationship of Frank & Maggie, a middle aged couple, who experience a six month silent treatment. Greaves’ debut is a love story that is beautifully moving, heart-breaking & captures the many truths, tears & triumphs of a long marriage.
‘This is an extraordinarily tense yet tender portrait of a marriage … written with assurance and agonising insight, and the characters of Maggie and Frank will stay with me for a long time’Daily Mail
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Emily Henry, ‘Beach Read’
We join two broke Authors with writers block, January & Gus on a holiday that will change everything. In ‘Beach Read’, Henry observes the two very different realities of literary fiction & romantic fiction, creating a light, fluffy, dazzling love story that you won’t want to put down. Writing this book off the back of her own writers block, ‘Beach Read’ is the perfect antidote of escapism for these times of lockdown.
‘Original, sparkling bright and layered with feeling…If whipcrack banter and foggy sexual tension is your catnip, you’ll adore this book’Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game