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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Cherry Bomb : A Novel
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''I didn't know it yet, but one day my Wikipedia entry would begin: 'Nina Dall is one half of Sydney pop-punk band The Dolls. Since forming the group as a sixteen-year- old with her cousin Rose Dall under the guidance of veteran producer John Villiers, she has written and recorded one gold album, It's Not All Ponies and Unicorns (2012), and one platinum album, Tender Hooks (2014), and has taken home six ARIA awards.' There will be more photographs of me in existence than the prime minister, the leader of the opposition and any visiting dignitaries put together. I will only stay in suburbs with a Park Hyatt in them.'

'Twenty-one year old Nina Dall has seen it all, including her own meteoric rise to fame and its inevitable aftermath. She created teen band The Dolls to escape suburban hell. Now she needs to prove she's not a one-hit wonder and convince veteran producer John Villiers to be her own personal svengali. But he's got his own problems.

'Rose Dall craves adoration, and through The Dolls, she gets it. But with the band's every move coming under media scrutiny and cousin Nina going off the rails, she's pushed to breaking point. Can The Dolls survive each other?

'Alannah Dall had a pop career in the 1980s before disappearing from public view. She's resurfaced to steer her nieces away from the same scandals, but with her own comeback on the cards, The Dolls start to become a threat.

'A stunning, mesmerising ride into the heart of love, fame and rock'n'roll. You have to risk everything to get to the top - and even more to stay there. But how do you get back what's been lost along the way? Cherry Bomb is a brilliant debut novel that will never let you go.' (Publication summary)

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    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2014 .
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      Extent: 384p.
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      • Published July 2014
      ISBN: 9781760110819

Works about this Work

Review : Cherry Bomb David Sornig , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , November no. 417 2014; (p. 18)

— Review of Cherry Bomb : A Novel Jenny Valentish , 2014 single work novel
Talented and Dangerous Simon Collins , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 1 July 2014; (p. 6-7)
Review : Cherry Bomb David Sornig , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , November no. 417 2014; (p. 18)

— Review of Cherry Bomb : A Novel Jenny Valentish , 2014 single work novel
Talented and Dangerous Simon Collins , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 1 July 2014; (p. 6-7)
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