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2020 CBCA Awards

Congrats to the winners! Such an achievement and great news for the local book industry.  Some great ideas for Christmas for the young readers in your lives! Announcement: The CBCA Awards for 2020 were announced today, and are as follows: CBCA Book of the Year 2020 winners announced 16 October 2020 The winners of the… Continue reading 2020 CBCA Awards

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Book Bingo Ten 2020 – Set During A Time of War

And just like that, it is October, and Theresa, Amanda and I each have two posts left after this one. Sometimes, we choose the same square, and sometimes we choose the same book or books by the same author, even in our regular reviewing. We seem to have very similar tastes, which makes discussing the… Continue reading Book Bingo Ten 2020 – Set During A Time of War

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Death Sets Sail (Murder Most Unladylike #9) by Robin Stevens

Title: Death Sets Sail Author: Robin Stevens Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The final novel in the number-one bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are in Egypt, where they are taking a cruise along the Nile. They are hoping to… Continue reading Death Sets Sail (Murder Most Unladylike #9) by Robin Stevens

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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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The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley

Title: The Wild Way Home Author: Sophie Kirtley Genre: Historical Fiction, Time Slip Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 15th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: When Charlie's longed-for brother is born with a serious heart condition, Charlie's world is turned upside down. Upset and afraid, Charlie flees the hospital and makes for the… Continue reading The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley

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Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

In the past four months, I have managed to fill in twenty out of twenty-five categories in Books and Bites Bingo with Monique Mulligan. I have a few of the others planned, and others I need to decide. I have three months to complete this and my other challenges and hope that I can make… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

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The Good Germans: Resisting the Nazis 1933-1945 by Catrine Clay

Title: The Good Germans: Resisting the Nazis 1933-1945 Author: Catrine Clay Genre: World War Two History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette/W&N Published: 8th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 404 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Award-winning historian Catrine Clay tells the gripping stories of six ordinary Germans who witnessed the rise of Nazism in Germany from within, and dared to… Continue reading The Good Germans: Resisting the Nazis 1933-1945 by Catrine Clay

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When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn

Title: When the Ground is Hard Author: Malla Nunn Genre: Crime/Mystery, Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This CBCA short-listed book is a stunning and heartrending mystery set in a Swaziland boarding school about two girls of different castes who bond over a shared copy… Continue reading When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn

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The Daughter of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner

Title: The Daughter of Victory Lights Author: Kerri Turner Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 20th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: An enthralling story of one woman's determined grab for freedom after WW2 from a talented new Australian voice. ‘PART CABARET, PART BURLESQUE, AND LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! GENTLEMEN,… Continue reading The Daughter of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner

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Literary Tourism: Travel in the Time of COVID

Once upon a time, the world was filled with people travelling across the world, from country to country, and basking in a variety of cultures and experiences. But one day, a nasty virus came and shut everything down. We had to hide away inside, and watch the world slowly change. When this travelling stopped so… Continue reading Literary Tourism: Travel in the Time of COVID