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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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Cuckoo’s Flight by Wendy Orr

Title: Cuckoo’s Flight Author: Wendy Orr Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: When Clio's town in Bronze Age Crete is threatened by seafaring raiders, she faces the greatest sacrifice of all. Can Clio, her herd of horses and a new young friend find… Continue reading Cuckoo’s Flight by Wendy Orr

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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

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The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle by Pamela Rushby, Nellé May Pierce (Illustrator)

Title: The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle Author: Pamela Rushby, Nellé May Pierce (Illustrator) Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 1st July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: A crumbling castle, a moat full of crocodiles, a catastrophe of kittens, and let’s not forget the villains and the mummies! This rambunctious story… Continue reading The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle by Pamela Rushby, Nellé May Pierce (Illustrator)

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Book Bingo Three 2020 – A time in history you’d like to travel back to

March, and my third book bingo square for my book bingo with Theresa and Amanda. For this square, I have nominated the time in history you’d like to travel back to. Sticking clear of revolutions and war, I chose a book that is set during the Minoan era, as I think it would be interesting… Continue reading Book Bingo Three 2020 – A time in history you’d like to travel back to

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Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr

Title: Dragonfly Song Author: Wendy Orr Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: June 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Abandoned by the priestess of the island at birth, Aissa is an outcast, surviving by her wits - until she joins the acrobatic bull dancers who are sent away to compete on… Continue reading Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr

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Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess by Bettany Hughes

Title: Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess Author: Bettany Hughes Genre: Biography, History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 12th November 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 242 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A vivid history of the ancient goddess Venus by the bestselling historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes Through ancient art, evocative myth, exciting archaeological revelations and philosophical… Continue reading Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess by Bettany Hughes

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The Honourable Thief by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Title: The Honourable Thief Author: Meaghan Wilson Anastasios Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Publisher: Pan MacMillan Published: 31/7/2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: 'Achilles? Because...?' 'Obsession of mine. Half man, half god - and his own worst enemy.  My kind of man.' He laughed. Istanbul, Turkey 1955 Benedict Hitchens, once a world-renowned archaeologist, is… Continue reading The Honourable Thief by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

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Swallow’s Dance by Wendy Orr

Title: Swallow's Dance Author: Wendy Orr Genre: Historical Fiction, Children's Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 27th June 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Leira's family flee to the island of Crete just before a huge volcanic eruption destroys their island and sends a tsunami to where they thought they had found safety.… Continue reading Swallow’s Dance by Wendy Orr

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Egyptian Enigma by L.J.M. Owen

Title: Egyptian Enigma Author: L.J.M Owen Genre: Crime/Mystery/Historical Fiction Publisher: Echo Publishing Published: March 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 370 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Dr Elizabeth Pimms, enthusiastic archaeologist and reluctant librarian, has returned to Egypt. Among the treasures of the Cairo museum she spies cryptic symbols in the corner of an ancient papyrus. Decoding them leads… Continue reading Egyptian Enigma by L.J.M. Owen