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Longlisted for the Orange Prize 2005

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Michelle Lovric is the author of four novels - Carnevale, The Floating Book (winner of a London Arts Award and chosen as a WH Smith Read of the Week), The Book of Human Skin (a TV Book Club pick in 2011), and, most recently, The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters, as well as four children's books. Her book Love Letters: An Anthology of Passion was a New York Times bestseller. She divides her time between London and Venice.


There's a whiff of Patrick Susskind's Perfume in the delicious and seductive recipes Lovric borrows to pepper her tale * Sydney Morning Herald *
Compelling reading * Sunday Times *
[Michelle Lovric] reveals in carefully-crafted prose, the dark side of the Enlightenment - while managing to enchant us with a surprising love story ... From first page to last, Lovric transfixes one with her superb language, imagery and twists of plot. At no time does the confidence or quality of narrative falter. Thrilling * Mslexia *
The language is opulent and sensuous and the setting intriguing * Historical Novels Review *
Fresh, graceful prose * Publisher's Weekly *
Remedy is a ravishing, meticulously authentic buffet of words and sensations * Entertainment Weekly *
Told in lushly beautiful prose, Lovric's dazzling new novel conjures up a world of dangerous secrets and shadowy pasts * Image *
An intriguing and sometimes sinister tale * Sunday Times (Australia) *
A rollicking read that evokes the squalor and danger of eighteenth-century Europe as well as it does the glamour * Daily Telegraph (Australia) *

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