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'Twenty-five-year-old Hazel is reading the classics, starting with ‘A’. It’s one way to pass the time when you’ve quit your job and lost your way.

'But then she has a chance encounter with an irresistible older man. When Hazel is partnered with him on a political campaign, her attraction is deepened by the strength of his convictions. Adam seems to be attracted to her too – but why is he resisting? And what does Jane Austen have to teach a young woman about life, love and literature in the 21st century? ' (Publication summary)

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    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 244p.
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      • Published 2nd April 2018

      ISBN: 9781925591033

Works about this Work

Sophie Frazer Reviews 'The Art of Persuasion' by Susan Midalia Sophie Frazer , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 404 2018; (p. 36)

''Longing,’ thinks Hazel West, the twenty-five-year-old protagonist of Susan Midalia’s first novel, ‘I could begin a story with longing.’ This is a book about various kinds of longing: the desire for intimacy, for human understanding, for self-possession and self-forgetting. Most of all, though, this is a book about language, about linguistic ‘shades of meaning’. Hazel is preoccupied with the fit of things with their referents. Ironically, she stumbles over her word choices in almost every encounter. ‘Words ha[ve] important shades of meaning,’ she says, ‘which [is] why you should never use a thesaurus.’'  (Introduction)

Sophie Frazer Reviews 'The Art of Persuasion' by Susan Midalia Sophie Frazer , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 404 2018; (p. 36)

''Longing,’ thinks Hazel West, the twenty-five-year-old protagonist of Susan Midalia’s first novel, ‘I could begin a story with longing.’ This is a book about various kinds of longing: the desire for intimacy, for human understanding, for self-possession and self-forgetting. Most of all, though, this is a book about language, about linguistic ‘shades of meaning’. Hazel is preoccupied with the fit of things with their referents. Ironically, she stumbles over her word choices in almost every encounter. ‘Words ha[ve] important shades of meaning,’ she says, ‘which [is] why you should never use a thesaurus.’'  (Introduction)

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