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The Book of Human Skin
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Michelle Lovric is an award-winning writer who has been longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction; her new novel is her most epic and compelling yet With a story that combines unmitigated villainy, Holy Anorexia, quack medicine, murder, love and a very unusual form of bibliomania, this new novel will really get under your skin Michelle Lovric divides her time between London and Venice, and is an expert on Venetian history

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Michelle Lovric is the author of three novels - Carnevale, The Floating Book (winner of a London Arts Award and chosen as a WH Smith Read of the Week) and The Remedy (longlisted for the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction) - as well as two children's novels, The Undrowned Child and The Mourning Emporium. She combines her fiction work with editing, designing and producing literary anthologies including her own translations of Latin and Italian poetry. Her book Love Letters was a New York Times bestseller. Lovric divides her time between London and Venice, and holds workshops in both places with published writers of poetry and prose, fiction and memoir.

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'This book is fabulous - funny, horrific, subversive - in short a wholly addictive read. I don't think I have enjoyed anything as much since Perfume' Joanne Harris 'If it doesn't scoop all the prizes, we live in an unjust world. It's an absolute corker ... It's years since I enjoyed a novel this much - or felt such strong envy of an author for having the breadth and richness of imagination to create such a world' A.N. Wilson 'This is, essentially, a love story told by a delightfully riotous collection of characters and voices ... Fantastically gripping' Marie Claire 'A witty, exciting, over-the-top page-turner which becomes increasingly addictive... Quite unlike anything else around - and all the better for that' Daily Mail

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