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When she’s not busy play­ing Sass on Short­landStreet, book­worm Lucy Love­grove loves a good read. Here she shares her top four reads ...

The Nat­u­ral Way of Things by Char­lotte Wood

Set in Aus­tralia, a group of women wake up drugged on a ru­ral prop­erty. Why? And what con­nects them? It’s a re­ally un­com­fort­able read, but I’m sure that’s the point.

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Un­der­stated. El­e­gant. Heart­break­ing. Magic. Amer­i­can singer­song­writer Patti Smith re­counts her youth, mov­ing to New York to be an artist, and be­ing a young woman in the ’60s and ’70s.

The Sis­ters Brothers

by Pa­trick De­Witt

I just loved this quirky and amus­ing book! Nar­rated by the younger brother Eli, the Sis­ters brothers are en route to the Cal­i­for­nian gold fields to learn a spe­cial for­mula and kill its cre­ator.

High-Rise by J.G. Ballard

Wow. I’ve wanted to read this au­thor for a while and he didn’t dis­ap­point with this dystopian story about an apart­ment build­ing, with the wealthy on the higher floors and the poor lower down.

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