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Nancy Business by R.W.R McDonald

Title: Nancy Business Author: R.W.R McDonald Genre: Crime, Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Tippy, Uncle Pike and Devon are back for another camp cosy crime mystery from the award-winning author of The Nancys. The gripping, heart-warming and hilarious sequel to R.W.R. McDonald's smash hit The Nancys,… Continue reading Nancy Business by R.W.R McDonald

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May 2022 Reading Round-Up

In May, I managed to read 26 books. All were review books, and most were Australian, and twenty-three were  by women. I have almost completed all my chosen challenges – with one category in the Dymocks Reading Challenge and one in the QBD Reading Challenge left. Some reviews are scheduled for June and July as… Continue reading May 2022 Reading Round-Up

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Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson

Title: Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here Author: Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 64 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Full of crims, crooks and rascally runaways, this fun and light-hearted non-fiction title is a colourful celebration of our… Continue reading Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson

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The Coast by Eleanor Limprecht

Title: The Coast Author: Eleanor Limprecht Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A stunning novel of love and courage by the bestselling author of The Passengers. Alice is only nine years old in 1910 when she is sent to the feared Coast Hospital lazaret… Continue reading The Coast by Eleanor Limprecht

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Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm by Karen Foxlee

Title: Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm Author: Karen Foxlee Genre: Adventure/Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Miss Mary-Kate Martin might be anxious, but she's not scared of monsters. Travelling the globe with her famous archaeologist mother, Mary-Kate helps solve… Continue reading Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm by Karen Foxlee

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Luma and the Pet Dragon by Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

Title: Luma and the Pet Dragon Author: Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer Genre: Magical realism Publisher: Welbeck/Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Two warm and funny stories - with a touch of magic - about Luma and her cheeky pet dragon. When Luma Dewan wakes up… Continue reading Luma and the Pet Dragon by Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

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Esther’s Children by Caroline Beecham

Title: Esther’s Children Author: Caroline Beecham Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 376 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: From the picturesque streets of pre-war Vienna to Britain's atmospheric cities in the grip of war, Esther's Children is the perfect read for fans of Kate Quinn's The Alice Network, and Kelly Rimmer's The Warsaw… Continue reading Esther’s Children by Caroline Beecham

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Sherlock Bones and the Art and Science Alliance by Renee Treml

Title: Sherlock Bones and the Art and Science Alliance Author: Renee Treml Genre: Science Fiction Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The intrepid Sherlock Bones and his quietly funny sidekick, Watts, and their animal friends are back to sneak around the museum and solve any… Continue reading Sherlock Bones and the Art and Science Alliance by Renee Treml

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Mertales 4: The Mysterious Rainbow Thief by Rebecca Timmis

Title: Mertales 4: The Mysterious Rainbow Thi Author: Rebecca Timmis Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 152 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Jiggling jellyfish! It's Book 4 in the fin-tastic MerTales series, packed with mer-magical adventure. The colours are disappearing from Cockleshell Cove! The bright coral reef is grey and… Continue reading Mertales 4: The Mysterious Rainbow Thief by Rebecca Timmis

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April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 75/24 End of Year Post: Dymocks Reading Challenge: 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 22/24 Goal: 102/150 Australian Women: 64 Australian Men: 13 Australian: 75 Non-Australian: 27 Men: 23 Women: 82 In April, I read 27 books – some quiz books, but mostly review books, and some reviews are still yet to go… Continue reading April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post