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No Strings

  • Author

    Krista Bell
  • Illustrator

    Chapter headings by Damien Bell
  • Publisher

    Lothian Books
  • Distributor

    Available in school and local libraries around Australia.
  • Price

    $ Out of print. No longer available.


This junior novel is aimed at readers aged 10-14 and was published by Lothian Books.

Felix Bartlett is thirteen and an accelerated student but will he ever be a world-class saxophonist? And will a tempting musical opportunity back home mean he can’t go to China with the Stage Band after all? Felix is totally confused but it’s not just music that’s the problem. Coming from a split family, Felix struggles with his own identity, until a series of seemingly unrelated, dramatic events has surprising consequences.

If you’ve read No Regrets you’ll meet up with old friends from Malvern College like Julia Wright but, if you haven’t, it’s not a problem because this is Felix’s story and it can be read totally independently of No Regrets.

Keen No Regrets and No Strings readers will be interested to know that there is a third story in the ‘No’ series which is Xanthe’s story about her trip to Perth to compete in the National diving competition in the following summer. It is called No Tears.


If you would like Krista to visit your school, to give talks or do some workshops, please contact her via email for pricing and availability.

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