A book of love, family bonds, confusion, reality and loss told with plenty of heart, Allegra in Three Parts is a crowd-pleaser… a tender-hearted debut from Australian author Suzanne Daniel that I highly recommend.”
I did initially take it into the bathtub for a ‘short’ read before organising my dinner and so forth, but was still there until I closed the last page nearly three hours later.”
It’s not just for children of the seventies, but a universal coming-of-age story with a strong sense of timelessness and timeliness that deeply affected me as a child of the nineties.
I think Suzie is a wonderfully engaging writer, and this manuscript is so accomplished for a debut. The cruel paradox of the family’s crushing love for Allegra, but conflict with each other, literally damaging her heart, is breathtaking. And we get to take a...
“I just totally loved this book. There are so many layers and discussion points all within a beautiful, thoroughly Australian story. The best book I have read all year!”