Hello readers, welcome to Ask Harry, our new bespoke book recommendation service.

Here, you are welcome to indulge in all of your bookish questions, like I’m feeling hopeless. Can you recommend a book that will renew my sense of promise? or What’s a good book for someone who is grieving? or How do I get my teenager to love books?

Harry, our wise and mysterious bookseller -- who has lived a wonderfully imaginative and fantastical life -- is ready to share his deep and expansive knowledge on all things books. All you have to do is ask.

To begin, you are welcome to submit your question (or, indeed, questions!) via the form below, or you can email him on askharry@harryhartog.com.au.

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