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The Husband Poisoner: Suburban Women Who Killed in Post-World War II Sydney by Tanya Bretherton

Title: The Husband Poisoner: Suburban Women Who Killed in Post-World War II Sydney Author: Tanya Bretherton Genre: History, True Crime Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 23rd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 310 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Shocking real-life stories of murderous women who used rat poison to rid themselves of husbands and other inconvenient family members. For… Continue reading The Husband Poisoner: Suburban Women Who Killed in Post-World War II Sydney by Tanya Bretherton

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March 2021 Round Up

https://ashleighmeikle.com.au/2021/03/11/firewatcher-3-vigil-by-kelly-gardiner/ In March 2021, I managed to read 21 books, despite being away for the first ten days of the month for a wedding. Most were by Australian authors – 17 out of 21, and 14 were by Australian Women. I also completed my Aussie Author Challenge this month, and decided to extend to the… Continue reading March 2021 Round Up

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The Gentle Genius of Trees by Philip Bunting

Title: The Gentle Genius of Trees Author: Philip Bunting Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia/Omnibus Books Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis:  A funny, forensic, forest of facts exploring the brilliance of trees, from photosynthesis, symbiosis, and the wood-wide web·  From the quirky and celebrated author/illustrator of How Did I Get… Continue reading The Gentle Genius of Trees by Philip Bunting

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One Italian Summer by Pip Williams

Title: One Italian Summer Author: Pip Williams Genre: Memoir Publisher: Affirm Press Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Pip and Shannon dreamed of living the good life. They wanted to slow down, grow their own food, and spend more time with the people they love. But jobs and responsibilities got… Continue reading One Italian Summer by Pip Williams

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February 2021 Round-up

February’s reading leaped considerably to thirty books read that month for blogging and blog tours, and a couple that I read for myself. I’m yet to start back working as a quiz writer, but I also review for Scholastic, so several of these books were for that. Most were by Australian authors, and about 27… Continue reading February 2021 Round-up

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The Flying Angel by Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit

Title: The Flying Angel Author: Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit Genre: Historical, Biographical Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A story inspired by the life of Sister Marie Eileen Craig ·  Great teaching resource·  The perfect title to commemorate World War II·  Themes: family, friendship, war, perseverance, bravery,… Continue reading The Flying Angel by Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit

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Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats by Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington

Title: Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats Author: Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington Genre: Education Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Fun and learning go together in this beautifully presented counting series One to Ten and Back Again. Packed with imaginative… Continue reading Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats by Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington

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Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister by Rebecca Wilson

Title: Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister Author: Rebecca Wilson Genre: Biography, history Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 16th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 408 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Kate Kelly has always been overshadowed by her famous brother Ned, but the talented young woman was a popular public figure in her… Continue reading Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister by Rebecca Wilson

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Penguin Bloom: Younger Reader’s Edition by Chris Kunz, based from the screenplay by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps

Title: Penguin Bloom: Younger Reader’s Edition Author: Chris Kunz, based from the screenplay by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 21st January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Inspired by the true story of an unlikely hero, and adapted from the major motion picture starring Naomi Watts, Andrew… Continue reading Penguin Bloom: Younger Reader’s Edition by Chris Kunz, based from the screenplay by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps

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Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge again in 2020 – with a goal of 65 books, and I managed to read 141, with two of those being re-reads. As much of this year was spent in lockdown or under restrictions, I had lots of time to read. I read just over double my… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post