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Christmas Tales by William McInnes

Title: Christmas Tales Author: William McInnes Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 27th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 280 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: 'Tis the season to be jolly! One of Australia's favourite storytellers is back with a collection of stories about everyone's favourite family holiday. I can't help it if I'm a boring conservative… Continue reading Christmas Tales by William McInnes

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September 2020 Wrap up

In September, I read 23 books -ten were by Australian women, one checked off another box in Books and Bites Bingo and reviewed all books on this list. I’m slowly moving through my challenges, getting to some categories that are a bit more of a challenge, in finding the books to fit them. This month,… Continue reading September 2020 Wrap up

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March 2020 Round Up

March was a strange month – it started out as normal as could be, though we knew about the coronavirus, and then a few weeks into March, everything changed, and by the end of it, they had changed again with strict social distancing rules. Despite this, I got a lot of reading done. My stats… Continue reading March 2020 Round Up

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Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) by Jackie French

Title: Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 18th November 2019 Format: eBook Pages: 104 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Paris, Christmas Eve, 1933 For once it was an accident. Violette did not mean to kill St Nicholas. But there he was, with blood on the cobblestones, and a… Continue reading Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) by Jackie French

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Best books of 2010 to 2019

In compiling this list, I had to go back to all my reading log lists – which I began in about 2006, and to date have over 1300 on my combined list. But in doing this, I discovered it was quite difficult to narrow things down to just a handful of ten or fifteen like… Continue reading Best books of 2010 to 2019

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October Round Up

I made it to 170 books overall in October, with nineteen read during the month. I completed Book Bingo, almost completed my PopSugar challenge – with one category to go, and have more than surpassed my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – with ten books read for this challenge this month. Most books have been reviewed… Continue reading October Round Up

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Christmas Lilies by Jackie French

Title: Christmas Lilies Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 15th November 2019 Format: eBook Pages: 48 Price: $2.99 Synopsis: Paris,Christmas 1914 Despite her love for Huw, Elspeth will not give up her espionage work while World War One rages. She will wear his ring around her neck, and marry him when… Continue reading Christmas Lilies by Jackie French

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The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher

Title: The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch Author: Tom Fletcher Genre: Fantasy/Christmas Publisher: Puffin Published: 15th October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: The magical new story from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus and The Creakers, Tom Fletcher. 'She is the best-kept Christmas secret of all,' whispered Santa Claus. 'Which is surprising, because Christmas itself would… Continue reading The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher

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With Love from Miss Lily by Jackie French

Title: With Love from Miss Lily Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 20th November 2017 Format: eBook Pages: 100 Price: Free download from publisher website Synopsis: From the author of Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies comes a moving and heart-warming story that is perfect for Christmas - and beyond. December1918 This first peacetime Christmas… Continue reading With Love from Miss Lily by Jackie French

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Pages and Co #2: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James

Title: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales Author: Anna James Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 24th September 20189 Format: Hardcover Pages: 400 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A magical adventure to delight the imagination. The curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a series from a uniquely talented author. Tilly Pages is a bookwanderer; she can travel inside books, and… Continue reading Pages and Co #2: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James