Debuts of 2018

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Are you doing NaNoWriMo? If you need a bit of writing inspiration to get your big debut out, take a look at our favourite debuts of 2018:

Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave by Richard Williams
Pieces of Me by Natalie Hart
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Vox by Christina Dalcher
Never Greener by Ruth Jones
Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
Suicide Club by Rachel Heng
In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
House Swap by Rebecca Fleet
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon
Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
XX by Angela Chadwick
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
Shrines of Upper Austria by Phoebe Power

For more information about each book, click the download link below.


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