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  • "Ingenious and warm-hearted, Nielsen’s writing boasts believable, unpredictable characterisation"

    Imogen Russell Williams, Guardian
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    Marilyn Brocklehurst, Bookseller's Choices, The Bookseller
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  • "A feel-good story filled with memorable characters, and one that sneaks all sorts of truths about life past its readers too."

    Andrea Reece, Lovereading4Kids
  • "Ambrose Bukowski is the titular nerd and it’s in his delightful, disarming voice that Word Nerd unfolds … a funny, wry tale"

    Globe and Mail

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