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Richard Harland

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My latest novels have been my big international breakthrough, published in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany and Brazil. They're all steampunk fantasy: WORLDSHAKER, its sequel LIBERATOR, and now SONG OF THE SLUMS (same world, new story) appearing in May 2013.

SONG OF THE SLUMS is about the invention of rock 'n roll - 100 years before Elvis Presley! In a world enshrouded with fog and smog, the Slumtown gangs have created their own music, raw and savage, with a driving beat. Respectable Victorian society has never heard anything like it!

Astor comes from a genteel family of classical musicians, but ends up as an outcast in the slums. She discovers an unexpected talent for rhythm and playing the drums. Her fellow-outcast, Verrol, is an amaz
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Voices on the Coast

Now home after the Voices on the Coast Festival on the Sunshine Coast. Beautiful weather, great audiences – and such a pleasure to catch up with authors I knew as well as meet some I’d never met before. The organisation ran smoothly and perfectly – thanks to Kelly Dunham of Immanuel College. Here she is, testing my guitar:

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The festival – of children’s and YA literature – lasted for two days, and...

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Published on April 25, 2014 00:00
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Tiana heeey Richard. four things: 1. thanks for adding me 2. LUV WORLDSHAKER AND LIBERATOR 3. yeyeyeyeey you became a goodreads author and 4. me and my friend bridey are writing a book

Thanks, Tiana- Aquinas College student


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