Wednesday 12 February 2014

Whisky, Charlie, Foxtrot by Annabel Smith

It is with deep gratitude and thanks to Lisa Hill at ANZ LitLovers LitBlog that I give you this book, Whisky, Charlie, Foxtrot.

Over the summer holidays I was browsing book blogs & Australian book bloggers in particular.

I found & read Lisa's review for this book and knew straight away that I had to read it for myself.

I agree with Lisa, that the cover is not great, but the story inside is a wonderful treat from start to finish.

I believe this book is officially designated as Young Adult, but it could happily be read by anyone who enjoys a book about nuanced, complicated family relationships. Personal growth, perspective and memory play a large role in this story.

Smith deftly avoids smultzy scenes. Instead she delivers a heart-felt, authentic journey through the lives of twins, William & Charlie.

I enjoyed this book so much, I have been searching for Annabel's previous book A New Map of the Universe. However, sadly, it seems to be out of print.


  1. I remember Lisa's review of this one. It sounds intriguing, but I agree, the cover isn't tempting.

  2. Hi Brona, I just saw your review - thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked the book. Next year it will be out in the US with a new cover, so it will be interesting to see how similar or different it is.


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