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The German Consulate General Recommends Lola Bensky:


“Full of wit and earthy wisdom in the most surprising ways.”-Vogue

“A very funny writer with a feel for the vagaries of conversation and behavior” -The Age (Melbourne)

“At once haunting, riotously funny and deeply touching” Publishers Weekly (*starred* and boxed review)

“Perhaps you can have too many men (I wouldn’t know) but I do know you can’t have enough of Lily Brett. [Too Many Men] is an extraordinary achievement; a feat of wit, passion, and intellect which manages somehow both to be in the tradition of the eighteenth-century philosophical novel and yet be a gripping page-turner. It’s serious without ever being solemn; a comedy of manners and a tragic history; a journey through memory; an odyssey of a father and daughter towards a place and time both of them would rather not go but are, in the end, taken anyway. It also features the most improbable, disembodied fellow traveler in modern fiction, who sticks around in the memory, like all Brett’s creations, long after the last page is turned.” ‑Simon Schama

“As Brett’s readers we get soundscapes, mindscapes, and feelingscapes … We are drawn closer to what Brett chooses to give us as people who cluster nearer to the storyteller’s candle when all else is dark.” - Australian Book Review

“One of a rare breed … a polished stylist with brains, wit and a message.” - Sun-Herald (Sydney)

Review of You Gotta Have Balls

Amazon reader reviews of Lily Brett’s critically acclaimed novel Too Many Men

Interview on the publication of In Full View, a collection of essays by Lily Brett

Wikipedia entry for Lily Brett’s award-winning novel Just Like That

Confessions of a Survivor: A Review of Poems by Lily Brett

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