Might be rainbows

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  • Published 20150203
  • ISBN: 9781922182678
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

This piece by Holly Ringland, published by Griffith Review in 2015, provided the genesis for Ringland’s 2018 best-selling debut novel, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart.


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