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The Boy Who Stepped Through Time by Anna Ciddor

Title: The Boy Who Stepped Through Time Author: Anna Ciddor Genre: Historical Fiction/Time Slip Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: An accidental trip back to the Roman Empire sets off a race against time to save a friendship - and a life. A thrilling time-slip adventure… Continue reading The Boy Who Stepped Through Time by Anna Ciddor

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May 2021 Round Up

Current stats: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (47) AWW2021 – 75/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 122/170 In May, I managed to read 36 books, with a vast majority by Australian authors, and have almost finished my reading challenges – with a… Continue reading May 2021 Round Up

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The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology by Narelle M Harris (editor)

Title: The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology The Only One in the World Author: Narelle M Harris (editor) Genre: Crime Publisher: Clandestine Press Published: 15th April 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 300 Price: $39.95 ($29.95 paperback) Synopsis: What if Sherlock Holmes was Polish? What if he or John Watson were Indian or… Continue reading The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology by Narelle M Harris (editor)

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Maria’s Island by Victoria Hislop

Title: Maria’s Island Maria's Island by Victoria Hislop Author: Victoria Hislop Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 128 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A dramatic and moving story set in the same world as the international bestseller The Island from the celebrated novelist Victoria Hislop. The absorbing story of the Cretan village… Continue reading Maria’s Island by Victoria Hislop

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The Great Barrier Reef by Helen Scales and Lisk Feng

Title: The Great Barrier Reef Author: Helen Scales and Lisk Feng Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Walker Books/Flying Eye Books Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 88 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: Nearly 400,000 square kilometres of dazzling colour, intricate ecosystems and unique creatures large and small: The Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders… Continue reading The Great Barrier Reef by Helen Scales and Lisk Feng

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Digging up Dirt (Poppy McGowan) by Pamela Hart

Title: Digging up Dirt (Poppy McGowan) Author: Pamela Hart Genre: Cozy Crime Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Renovations are hell. And that's before you find the body beneath the floorboards. An intriguing mystery from a stylish new voice in crime fiction, for readers of Kerry Greenwood… Continue reading Digging up Dirt (Poppy McGowan) by Pamela Hart

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Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright

Title: Small Acts of Defiance Small Acts of Defiance Author: Michelle Wright Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The remarkable debut novel from acclaimed prize-winning short fiction writer Michelle Wright, author of Fine. 'A beautifully intimate portrait that celebrates the courage and resilience of… Continue reading Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright

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Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

Title: Secrets My Father Kept Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney Author: Rachel Givney Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Set in Poland on the eve of the Second World War, Secrets My Father Kept is the gripping story of a young woman determined… Continue reading Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

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Rachel’s War: The Story of an Australian WW1 Nurse Mark Wilson

Title: Rachel’s War: The Story of an Australian WW1 Nurse Author: Mark Wilson Genre: History, historical fiction Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 26th May 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: An inspiring story about the bravery and sacrifices of Australian nurses in World War I, by award-winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson. Growing up… Continue reading Rachel’s War: The Story of an Australian WW1 Nurse Mark Wilson

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Shackleton’s Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story by Joanna Grochowicz

Title: Shackleton’s Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story Author: Joanna Grochowicz Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Ernest Shackleton's remarkable story is a terrifying adventure with the happiest of endings - another brilliant narrative non-fiction Antarctic adventure featuring an explorer who was a true… Continue reading Shackleton’s Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story by Joanna Grochowicz