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Victoria Park

(2021)
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'Original, thought-provoking' - Elizabeth Macneal

'a delightful read . . . beautifully observed' - Daily Mail

Mona and Wolfie have lived on Victoria Park for over fifty years. Now, on the eve of their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary, they must decide how to navigate Mona's declining health. Bookended by the touching exploration of their love, Victoria Park follows the disparate lives of twelve people over the course of a single year. Told from their multiple perspectives in episodes which capture feelings of alienation and connection, the lingering memory of an acid attack in the park sends ripples of unease through the community. By the end of the novel, their carefully interwoven tales create a rich tapestry of resilience, love and loss.

With sharply observed insight into contemporary urban life, and characters we take to our hearts, Gemma Reeves has written a moving, uplifting debut which reflects those universal experiences that connect us all.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A writer who exudes a generous playful intelligence, such bright, wise wit. Everything on the page is alive, each paragraph a fresh adventure - her writing gives a pure and rare pleasure." - Samantha Harvey

"Hugely empathetic, utterly absorbing and beautifully told, Victoria Park really captures something so bittersweet and so true about the struggles and joys that ebb and flow through all of the relationships that hold us together." - Naomi Ishiguro

"I absolutely loved Victoria Park. It's a stunning portrayal of a London community, where moments of heartbreak, sympathy and joy cast deep reverberations. A triumph of compassion and redemption, the lives of the characters are so finely observed, they might be our own. It reminded me of Elizabeth Strout and Jennifer Egan, and I know I'll be thinking about Wolfie and Mona for months to come." - Elizabeth Macneal


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Hardback Editions

January 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Victoria Park
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
ISBN: 1-911630-76-8 / 978-1-911630-76-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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Paperback Editions

August 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Victoria Park: Gemma Reeves
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
ISBN: 1-911630-78-4 / 978-1-911630-78-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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March 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Victoria Park
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
ISBN: 1-911630-77-6 / 978-1-911630-77-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: A&U UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2021 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Victoria Park
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
ISBN: 1-86751-831-7 / 978-1-86751-831-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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March 2021 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Victoria Park
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
ISBN: 1-86751-851-1 / 978-1-86751-851-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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January 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Victoria Park
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


January 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Victoria Park
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Victoria Park
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Victoria Park
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2021 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Victoria Park
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
ISBN: 1-86750-878-8 / 978-1-86750-878-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Victoria Park
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2021 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Victoria Park
Author(s): Gemma Reeves
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon CA