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'Impressive...Suzanne Daniel has cleverly woven in the feminism of the time...an accomplished moving and thoughtful read.' Books+Publishing

I can split myself in two... something I have to do because of Joy and Matilde. They are my grandmothers and I love them both and they totally love me but they can't stand each other.

Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn't be more different. Matilde works all hours and instils discipline, duty and restraint. She insists that Allegra focus on her studies to become a doctor.

Meanwhile free-spirited Joy is full of colour, possibility and emotion, storing all her tears in little glass bottles. She is riding the second wave of the women's movement in the company of her penny tortoise, Simone de Beauvoir, encouraging Ally to explore broad horizons and live her 'true essence'.

And then there's Rick who lives in a flat out the back and finds distraction in gambling and solace in surfing. He's trying to be a good father to Al Pal, while grieving the woman who links them all but whose absence tears them apart.

Allegra is left to orbit these three worlds wishing they loved her a little less and liked each other a lot more. Until one day the unspoken tragedy that's created this division explodes within the person they all cherish most.

PRAISE FOR ALLEGRA IN THREE PARTS

'The captivating Allegra leads a strong cast of characters...the era and its issues are beautifully evoked, but this is a universal coming-of-age story that is almost timeless. A delightful uplifting read.' Good Reading

'For those who remember being young - with the added bonus of delightful descriptions about life in the 70s.' Daily Telegraph

'Stellar debut...a story of family, second-wave feminism, faither, friendship' Marie Claire

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760781712
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 28/05/2019
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $29.99

'Impressive...Suzanne Daniel has cleverly woven in the feminism of the time...an accomplished moving and thoughtful read.' Books+Publishing

I can split myself in two... something I have to do because of Joy and Matilde. They are my grandmothers and I love them both and they totally love me but they can't stand each other.

Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn't be more different. Matilde works all hours and instils discipline, duty and restraint. She insists that Allegra focus on her studies to become a doctor.

Meanwhile free-spirited Joy is full of colour, possibility and emotion, storing all her tears in little glass bottles. She is riding the second wave of the women's movement in the company of her penny tortoise, Simone de Beauvoir, encouraging Ally to explore broad horizons and live her 'true essence'.

And then there's Rick who lives in a flat out the back and finds distraction in gambling and solace in surfing. He's trying to be a good father to Al Pal, while grieving the woman who links them all but whose absence tears them apart.

Allegra is left to orbit these three worlds wishing they loved her a little less and liked each other a lot more. Until one day the unspoken tragedy that's created this division explodes within the person they all cherish most.

PRAISE FOR ALLEGRA IN THREE PARTS

'The captivating Allegra leads a strong cast of characters...the era and its issues are beautifully evoked, but this is a universal coming-of-age story that is almost timeless. A delightful uplifting read.' Good Reading

'For those who remember being young - with the added bonus of delightful descriptions about life in the 70s.' Daily Telegraph

'Stellar debut...a story of family, second-wave feminism, faither, friendship' Marie Claire

Author Information

Suzanne Daniel is a journalist and communications consultant who has also worked for ABC TV, the Sydney Morning Herald, the United Nations, BBC (London) and in crisis management and social services. For the past twenty years she has served on community, philanthropic and public company boards. Suzanne lives in Sydney with her husband and family. Allegra in Three Parts is her first novel.

AUTHOR EVENTS

27 August 2019

Join Suzanne Daniel at Gleebooks in conversation with Nicole Abadee, as she chats about her brand new novel, Allegra in Three Parts. Price: $9 - $12

6:00 PM

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