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ISBN: 9781921888953
Dimensions: B Format: 19.8x12.8cm
Pages: 220
Publication year: 2012
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Creepy & Maud

Written by Dianne Touchell


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Hilarious and heartbreaking, Creepy & Maud charts the relationship between two social misfits, played out in the space between their windows.

Creepy is a boy who watches from the shadows keenly observing and caustically commentating on human folly.

Maud is less certain. A confused girl with a condition that embarrasses her parents and assures her isolation.

Together Creepy and Maud discover something outside their own vulnerability – each other’s. But life is arbitrary; and loving someone doesn’t mean you can save them.

Creepy & Maud is a blackly funny and moving first novel that says; ‘You’re ok to be as screwed up as you think you are and you’re not alone in that.’


‘The writing in this book sparkles with originality and intelligence …’ Bookseller+Publisher

‘A unique love story brilliantly written.’ The Examiner

‘Kudos to the author and the publisher for putting it all out there … it is well written and it is an impressive debut.’ Magpies Magazine

Creepy and Maud is a fascinating first novel and highly recommended for YA fiction readers.’ Buzzwords

‘The writing is beautiful the story unforgettable.’ The West Australian

‘A unique love story brilliantly written.’ Launceston Examiner

‘… a book that provokes thought and discussion.’ Vegan YA Nerds

‘… searingly honest…’ The Listener (Top 50 Children’s books 2012)


Shortlisted, Children’s Book Council of Australia Older Readers, 2013

Pages: 220
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781921888953
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Dianne Touchell

Dianne Touchell is a middle child who feared Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy – and any other stranger who threatened to break into the house at night. She has worked, amongst other things, as a nightclub singer, a fish and chip shop counter girl (not with Pauline Hanson) and a bookseller. Dianne […]