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Bold, dark and compelling, The Toymaker is a novel about privilege, fear and the great harm we can do when we are afraid of losing what we hold dear.

About the Author

Liam Pieper is an author and journalist. His first book was a memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year, shortlisted for the National Biography Award and the Ned Kelly Best True Crime award. His second was the Penguin Special Mistakes Were Made, a volume of humorous essays. He was co-recipient of the 2014 M Literary Award, winner of the 2015 Geoff Dean Short Story Prize and the inaugural creative resident of the UNESCO City of Literature of Prague. His first novel, The Toymaker, received the 2016 Christina Stead Fiction Award from the Fellowship of Australian Writers.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting book with a great twist
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
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Joyce
1.0 out of 5 stars Offensive language and pornographic in parts. Also horrifying treatment of prisoners during the war.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Holocaust story with a difference
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
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2.0 out of 5 stars Failed to grab me
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read. Obviously a lot of research was undertaken ...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the ending
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book with a different prospective of the war ...
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4.0 out of 5 stars The story was not the best subject but I could not put the book down
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