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Cover to Cover - Episode 13
Guest: Lee Battersby

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Book Review - Magrit (Walker Books)

Nine-year-old Magrit lives in an abandoned cemetery with her friend and advisor, Master Puppet. Her world is small and insular – even Master Puppet is a creation of her own making, having been built from bones and graveyard junk – but it is home and she loves it ‘with the fierce love that comes with complete possession’. But the life Magrit so carefully curates is disrupted when the stork drops a baby into the cemetery. In defiance of Master Puppet’s warnings, Magrit takes the baby under her wing, setting herself on the path to a heartbreaking discovery. This beautifully written, thought-provoking novel serves up a deliciously spooky tale for young readers, and in doing so poses some big questions – about truth, acceptance, and the stories we tell ourselves.

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Recommended book

Each month on Cover to Cover, we ask our guest author to recommend another great book by a West Australian author. Lee's recommendation was Never Seen by Waking Eyes by Stephen Dedman.

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