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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

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Mayan Mendacity by LJM Owen

Title: Mayan Mendacity Author: L.J.M Owen Genre: Crime/Historical Crime Publisher: Echo Publishing Published: November 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 357 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Dr Elizabeth Pimms has a new puzzle. What is the story behind the tiny skeletons discovered on a Guatemalan island? And how do they relate to an ancient Mayan queen? The bones, along… Continue reading Mayan Mendacity by LJM Owen

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Book Bingo Four: A book more than 500 pages, a book with themes of culture, and a book with a mystery.

    In my fourth book bingo, I have three books to include and link back to. At this stage, I have almost completed the fifth column on the square, with the final square needing a foreign translated book - yet to be decided. The others are all a little bit spaced out randomly at… Continue reading Book Bingo Four: A book more than 500 pages, a book with themes of culture, and a book with a mystery.

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Olmec Obituary by L.J.M. Owen

Title: Olmec Obituary Author: L.J.M. Owen Genre: Crime/Mystery Publisher: Echo Published: August 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 342 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Archaeologist Dr Elizabeth Pimms thoroughly enjoys digging up old skeletons. But when she is called home from Egypt after a family loss, she has to sacrifice her passions for the sake of those around her.… Continue reading Olmec Obituary by L.J.M. Owen