Ele Jenkins

Ele Jenkins works as a bookseller for Readings Carlton.


The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

For the people of Iraden, faith in the gods is a highly transactional and complex affair. Any prodigy of nature – be it a meteorite or a recurring swarm of insects – can take on awareness and power i…

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Provenance by Ann Leckie

The nervous foster-daughter of a high-ranking politician sells everything she owns to break a notorious thief out of prison, hoping to win favour with her ambitious mother and humiliate her conniving…

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October by China Miéville

What’s the difference between a Bolshevik and a Menshevik? And why, 100 years on from the Russian Revolution, should any of us care? If you’re wondering, then China Miéville has written this book for…

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Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett

Mary Davidson is the eldest daughter of a whaling family living in Eden on the rugged south coast of New South Wales. In Rush Oh!, she narrates her family’s tumultuous experiences during the whaling …

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Why you should read Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy

by Ele Jenkins

I’ve just devoured Ancillary Mercy, the third instalment in Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy, and I recommend you all stop what you’re doing and pick up the first book of the series.

A civil war lies at the heart of the story, but it is not one waged between citizens of the same country. Rather, it is fought between the many selves of a single entity. If that sounds vague, it’s because it’s h…

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