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by Em Phillips (subscribe)
Freelance writer, amateur photographer, over qualified in a number of fields, I'm also a mum and a lover of all things Melbourne :)
Published August 19th 2018
A story about books, friendship and finding the one
The 'book ninja' co-founders of Books on the Rail Australia, Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus have brought the concept to life in their debut novel The Book Ninja. A contemporary novel set in Melbourne, the book is a quirky and uplifting love letter to books, friendship and soulmates.
The Book Ninja
The Book Ninja


The heartwarming story follows Frankie's search for love as she takes inspiration from her job at The Little Brunswick Street Bookshop and decides to plant her favourite books on trains inscribed with her contact details in a bid to lure the sophisticated, charming and well-read man of her dreams.

Frankie is a lover of classics and couldn't imagine falling for a fan of Young Adult fiction but along her journey realises that sometimes love means having to broaden your literary horizons.
The Book Ninja
Books on the Rail turned into a book

This is a light and fun read, for those who share the love of Melbourne and all things books, and want to follow Frankie on her modern search for romance. If you like books like Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project, it is similar in it's easy to read, not-too-serious style. Check it out if you feel like a laugh.

The author's weave literary references throughout the book, and provide a list of all the books mentioned at the end, so when you've finished The Book Ninja, there's a wealth of future reading inspiration to explore.

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