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What July Knew book club pack and your chance to win copies for your group

What July Knew is the big-hearted new novel by award-winning author Emily Koch. Filled with mystery, 90s nostalgia and a main character you’ll never forget, it’s the perfect book club read.

To celebrate hardback publication, Vintage have put together a reading group pack including discussion questions, a 90s music playlist and instructions to fold your own origami cranes. You can download all of this in the attached PDF.

We are also offering ten reading groups the chance to win ten hardback copies each of What July Knew. To enter the giveaway, just email [email protected] with the subject line ‘RA: What July Knew’ by 17 March. Winners will be chosen randomly via prize draw on 20 March.

About the book:
Summer, 1995. July Hooper knows eighteen things about her mother.

Like number thirteen: she loved dancing on the kitchen table. And number eight: she was covered in freckles.

And then there’s number two: she died after being hit by a car when July was small.

She keeps this list hidden in a drawer away from her father. Because they’re not allowed to talk about her mother. Ever.

But an anonymous note slipped into July’s bag on her tenth birthday is about to change everything she thinks she knows about her mum…

‘If you liked Elizabeth is Missing, you’ll love this’ CARA HUNTER, author of Close to Home

‘July is such a brilliant creation – smart, inquisitive and determined’ T.M. LOGAN, author of The Catch

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