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The Beach Volcano

By Nigel Featherstone

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After years of estrangement, Canning Albury, a revered and irreverent singer-songwriter, returns home to celebrate his father’s eightieth birthday. His welcome is mixed, at best. But Canning has made the trip for more than just a glass of Pol Roger and an eyeful of Sydney Harbour at sunset. He carries a secret about his family’s murky and uncharted past—a secret that could be explosive.

"Assured and compelling, The Beach Volcano holds you to the last page and beyond."
— Andrea Goldsmith

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Triptych Poets: Combo Pack

Triptych Combo Pack

Get the whole series today!

All three issues of our acclaimed Triptych Poets series are available in one complete pack.

Poets include: Ray Liversidge, Hilaire, Mary Mageau, Stuart Cooke, Bronwen Manger, Ouyang Yu, P.S. Cottier, Joan Kerr and J.C. Inman

For $15 you get: 3 books, nine poets, and over 180 poems. Great value!

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Triptych Poets: Issue One

I'm Ready Now

By Nigel Featherstone

Shortlisted for the 2013 ACT Book of the Year!

Following the death of her husband, Lynne Gleeson travels from her grand ancestral Hobart home to visit her son Gordon in Sydney. Lynne’s alone for the first time in her life and has big plans, but does she have the courage to see them through? Meanwhile Gordon, emotionally isolated and lost in his Year of Living Ridiculously, is determined to find stimulation wherever he can, regardless of the consequences. But will Gordon’s last adventure prove too much for the people who love him? 

"A gentle but powerful narrative that grabs you and holds you till the end." - Marion Halligan

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Fall On Me

Fall On Me

By Nigel Featherstone

Fall on Me tells the story of Lou Bard, a single father and Launceston café owner whose world is turned upside down when his intelligent and provocative teenage son, Luke, decides to exhibit his body in an art installation. Now Lou is forced to revisit the secrets of his past, question what it means to be a good father, and discover that there's more love in his life than he could have imagined.

Winner of the ACT Writing and Publishing Award (Fiction) 2012

"Life-affirming, and very tender."
- Denise Young

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The BEach Volcano Trailer

Nigel Featherstone's latest novella, The Beach Volcano, now has a shiny new trailer! Thanks to the great work of James Hunter, you can now get a sneak peek into the troubled and turbulant world of former rock star Canning Albury.  

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Blemish teaming up with Canberra publishers to sell local books

Blemish Books is proud to be one of a number of local publishers teaming up to sell our books at the Gorman House Markets on the first Saturday of each month.

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