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Lambs of God

Marele Day

6 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The classic and bestselling Australian novel, soon to be a major TV miniseries.

SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV MINISERIES

'marvellous' - The New York Times

The flock of nuns and the flock of sheep had been together for so long that the sheep, if they had enough brains to consider the matter at all, thought of the nuns as part of the flock rather than shepherds.

For Iphigenia, Margarita and Carla, the crumbling monastery they live in is their whole world.

They have their daily routines and at their nightly knitting circle, they tell stories - stitching into their work fairytales and myth. Whatever exists beyond their island home is forgotten.

That is until the day Father Ignatius arrives, intent on transforming their forgotten paradise into a luxury resort, complete with a helipad and marina. In an attempt to protect their peaceful existence, the Sisters find themselves willing to do almost anything to save their beloved home...

'Lush and quirky, full of tangled stories, richly comic events and deep symbolism.' - Courier Mail

'The reason for success is clear: Lambs of God is a filmic, intensely sensual book, with a great idea at its core.' - The Weekend Australian

'A novel of wit, suspense and surprises, a disconcerting and potent combination of elements.' - Sunday Age

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Praise for Lambs of God

  • affecting and humorous and always absorbing ... readers [will] find themselves converted - into devout admirers of Marele Day - The New York Times

  • Lush and quirky, full of tangled stories, richly comic events and deep symbolism. - Courier-Mail

  • The reason for success is clear: Lambs of God is a filmic, intensely sensual book, with a great idea at its core. - The Weekend Australian

  • A novel of wit, suspense and surprises, a disconcerting and potent combination of elements. - Sunday Age

  • Day has undeniable storytelling gifts and weaves together an impressive number of storytelling traditions - Publisher's Weekly

  • very good, very strange ... a wild, wacky and literary tale - The Independent

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Marele Day

Marele Day's four-book Claudia Valentine series won her a Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award for crime writing. Her bestselling literary novel, Lambs of God, was published to acclaim in Australia and overseas. This was followed by Mrs Cook: The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife, and The Sea Bed. Marele has more than twenty years' experience as a teacher of Creative Writing and is mentor for Byron Writers Festival's highly successful residential mentorship. She has served as judge for literary competitions including the Vogel Awards and NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

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