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The Three of Us - Kim Lock

Paperback Published: 30th January 2018
ISBN: 9781743538647
Number Of Pages: 416

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Have you ever had a secret?

In a small suburb of Gawler, South Australia, the tang of cut grass and eucalyptus seem to mingle perpetually on the warm air.

The neat houses perched under the big gum on Church Street have seen many things over the long years. Years of sprinklers stuttering over clipped lawns, children playing behind low brick walls. The milkie, coming and going, leaving out bottles, or blocks of butter and cheese. A seemingly endless stream of youthful paperboys. Couples tending their veggies and chasing chooks. Family barbecues. Gossipy neighbours hanging out washing or drinking sundowners on their verandahs. Arguments. Accidents. Births, deaths, marriages. The street has seen it all.

Until the arrival of Thomas, Elsie and Aida.

In this, Kim Lock's third novel of what really goes on behind closed doors, she weaves the tale of three ordinary people with big secrets; a story of forty years of betrayal, marriage, loss and laughter. It is a joyous story, a rich tapestry of Australian life as well as a heartwarming depiction of love against the odds.

About the Author

Kim Lock was born in 1981. She is the author of two previous novels Like I can Love and Peace, Love and Khaki Socks. Her non-fiction has appeared in the Guardian, Daily Life, and the Sydney Morning Herald online. She lives in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, with her partner and their children, a dog and a couple of cats.

Hard to put down


Brilliant character based story. I really cared about every person's individual and intertwined experiences.

Trafalgar Victoria


Weeks later I'm still thinking about this amazing book


Love this book, love the people in it! Layers and depths to explore aspects of our selves in relationships. Looking forward to reading it again and discovering more.



Evocative writing and feel good read.


I was totally immersed into the lives of these beautifully drawn characters. Australian fiction at its best.



The Three of Us

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ISBN: 9781743538647
ISBN-10: 1743538642
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 30th January 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.1  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.52

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