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Kirsty Manning


Kirsty Manning lives in a new house in an old chestnut grove in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges with her husband and three children. The Midsummer Garden (to be published by Allen & Unwin) is her first novel. With degrees in literature and communications, Kirsty worked in Australian book publishing for more than a decade and is now a widely published freelance journalist and photographer. She co-wrote a cookery and gardening book called We Love Food. With husband Alex Wilcox, Kirsty is a partner in the award-winning Melbourne wine bar Bellota and the Prince Wine Store.

Genres: Historical
   The Midsummer Garden (2017)
   The Jade Lily (2019)
     aka The Song of the Jade Lily
   The Lost Jewels (2020)
Kirsty Manning recommends
Lost Autumn (2020)
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"A thoughtful, multi-layered tale that probes the stories we tell ourselves about family and friendship, power and control. MacColl's writing deftly - yet gently - explores the nature of courage and kept me guessing to the very end."

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