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When the Apricots Bloom: Australia & New Zealand


We like to do things a little differently Down Under - and When the Apricots Bloom is no exception! Hachette Australia designed this cover specifically with Aussie and New Zealand book lovers in mind.

Inspired by her own experiences stationed in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein's rule, former

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foreign correspondent Gina Wilkinson's evocative, suspenseful debut is told through the eyes of three very different women in Iraq at the turn of the millennia.A secretary, an artist and a diplomat’s wife must confront the complexities of trust, friendship, and motherhood under the rule of a dictator and his ruthless secret policeRead more

"This fascinating, heart-in-mouth, female-centric thriller is based on Gina's experiences living in Iraq under Saddam Hussein's terrifying rule....With real power this novel depicts Iraq's cultural richness, the beauty of its parched landscape & the strength of its people."


Australian Women's Weekly


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Gina Wilkinson is a former foreign correspondent turned novelist.  A nomadic childhood & decades living and working in the world's most intriguing places inspire her writing today. Read more→

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