Emily Harms

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Emily Harms is Readings’ Marketing Manager and is a regular insomniac in her spare time.

Reviews

Friendship by Emily Gould

Reviewed by Emily Harms

Bev Tunney and Amy Schwerin have been best friends for years, ever since they worked together in a publishing house in New York City: ‘…we’re a couple, in a way. I mean we’re life partners. All thes…

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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Reviewed by Emily Harms

And the Mountains Echoed is Khaled Hosseini’s much-anticipated third novel, following bestsellers The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, which combined sold more than 38 million copies worldwi…

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Madness: a Memoir by Kate Richards

Reviewed by Emily Harms

I went to secondary school with Kate Richards, or Katie as I knew her then, where she was an intelligent, friendly yet slightly reserved high achiever. I first heard that she was writing a book – a m…

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May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes

Reviewed by Emily Harms

Every now and then you stumble across a writer that rocks your world. A.M. Homes has certainly rocked mine.

Described by The Guardian as having ‘the narrative intensity of Jonathan Franzen’s The Cor

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The Heart Broke In by James Meek

Reviewed by Emily Harms

The Heart Broke In has been described as a neo-nineteenth-century novel. Featuring a large cast of characters and perspectives in the vein of the great Russian writers, it centres on the ripple effec…

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NW by Zadie Smith

Reviewed by Emily Harms

Zadie Smith – renowned author of the bestselling White Teeth, as well as the Orange Prize-winning On Beauty – has chosen to base her new novel mostly in Kilburn, North West London (or NW), and its su…

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Gold by Chris Cleave

Reviewed by Emily Harms

I first came across Chris Cleave’s brave debut novel Incendiary at a bookselling conference in 2005. This novel-length letter from an enraged mother to Osama bin Laden was written following an al-Qae…

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The Meaning of Grace by Deborah Forster

Reviewed by Emily Harms, Readings Marketing Manager

Grace is wife to down-trodden Ian Fisher, who suffers from depression. She is mother to their daughters Edith (Edie) and Juliet who were born in quick succession but, having decided they weren’t goin…

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News

Favourite Bedtime Stories

by Emily Harms

In a brand new series, book-lovers share some of their old and new favourites for reading aloud to children at bedtime. This month, Readings' Marketing Manager Emily Harms with Ava, 4, and George, 18 months.

Ava and I love to read lots of different stories together (and George who is 18 months listens and looks in!) and at nearly 4, Ava loves to sound out new words.

An old favourite from

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Readings @ the Brain Centre is Open for Business

by Emily Harms

Our new Readings shop at the University of Melbourne’s Brain Centre in Parkville has arrived.

Readings has just opened a unique shop at The University of Melbourne’s new Brain Centre on Royal Parade in Parkville.

Stocking books on neuroscience, psychology, psychotherapy, general non-fiction, fiction and bargain books and stationery, Readings @ the Brain Centre is well-positioned in one of…

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Fifty Shades of Nay

by Emily Harms

Emily Harms dives into Fifty Shades of Grey to find out what all the hype is about.

Already the no.1 bestselling adult paperback around the world, and no.1 ebook in the US, UK and Australia, E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey is apparently sold every second in the US, selling more than two million in four weeks!

E.L. James is a former TV executive and mother of two, based in West London wh…

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