Posted by: Lisa Hill | September 1, 2014

Book Giveaway winner: The Wonders by Paddy O’Reilly

Random Org no 2Number 2: you are the winner!  Yes, Janine, that’s you:)

As promised, this is the draw for my spare copy of Paddy O’Reilly’s The Wonders.  If you haven’t already read my enthusiastic review, click here, and you can read a Sensational Snippet too.

This is the blurb from Affirm Press:

What happens when three otherwise normal people undergo radical medical treatments that make them international curiosities? They become wonders. Leon has a small visible mechanical heart; Kathryn has been cured of a rare genetic disorder but is now covered in curly black wool; while performance artist Christos has metal wings implanted into his back. Brought together by a canny entrepreneur, ‘The Wonders’ are transformed into a glamorous, genre-defying, twenty-first-century freak show. But what makes them objects of fascination also places them in danger. Challenging our ideas about celebrity, disability and the value of human life, The Wonders is a boldly inventive, acute and moving novel from one of Australia’s finest authors.

Janine, I already have your postal address,  so the book will be delivered to you very soon:)

Commiserations to those who missed out, but remember, you can buy a copy from Fishpond: The Wonders or good book stores everywhere.


  1. Congratulations, Janine. I have just about finished reading Wonders. I am loving it. Enjoy!


    • Lynne, if you enjoyed The Wonders, you might also like Jane Sullivan’s Little People, which is a different take on ‘being different’. I reviewed it here:


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