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Books and Bites Bingo That book you keep putting off: The Louvre by James Gardiner

When it came to a book I keep putting off, it was hard. I usually don’t put a book off for the reasons many people do – it’s something they don’t want to explore yet, or something they’re being forced to read. For me, it came down to one that I had to put off… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo That book you keep putting off: The Louvre by James Gardiner

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Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser by Kate Bailey

Title: Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser Author: Kate Bailey Genre: Non-Fiction/Exhibition Guide Publisher: V&A Publications Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 224 Price: $79.99 Synopsis: Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a cultural phenomenon. First published in 1865, it has never been out of print and has been translated into 170 languages. But why does… Continue reading Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser by Kate Bailey

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The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum by James Gardner

Title: The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum Author: James Gardner Genre: Non-fiction, History Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 416 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: A meticulously crafted, sparkling history of the legendary museum in Paris. Almost nine million people from all over the world flock to… Continue reading The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum by James Gardner

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Evie and Pog: Party Perfect by Tania McCartney

Title: Evie and Pog: Party Perfect Author: Tania McCartney Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 20th April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: In the bestselling tradition of Ella and Olivia, comes a further book in a new series for early readers about best friends, Evie and Pog. High in a tree house… Continue reading Evie and Pog: Party Perfect by Tania McCartney

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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 Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys

Title: The Artist's Portrait Author: Julie Keys Genre: Mystery/Literary/Historical Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 26th March 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 290 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A story about art, murder, and making your place in history. Whatever it was that drew me to Muriel, it wasn't her charm. In 1992, morning sickness drives Jane to pre-dawn walks… Continue reading The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys

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Beauty in Thorns Revisited – And Stepping into the World of The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in Canberra.

In 2017, I was lucky enough to be approached by Penguin Random House to review Kate Forsyth’s book, Beauty in Thorns, the story of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and in particular, William Morris (Topsy), Ned Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and the women who inspired them:  Janey Burden, Lizzie Siddal, and Georgie MacDonald, and in the final… Continue reading Beauty in Thorns Revisited – And Stepping into the World of The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in Canberra.

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The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Title: The Clockmaker's Daughter Author: Kate Morton Genre: Crime/Mystery/Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 12th September 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 592 Price: $32.99 Synopsis:Kate Morton's highly acclaimed novels have sold over 11 million copies worldwide and are number one bestsellers around the world. 'A truly hypnotic tale that is bound to please both fans… Continue reading The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

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The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell

Title: The Peacock Summer Author: Hannah Richell Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 26th June 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Two summers, decades apart. Two women whose lives are forever entwined. And a house that holds the secrets that could free them both. At twenty-six, Lillian feels ancient and exhausted. Her marriage… Continue reading The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell

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P is for Pearl by Eliza Henry Jones

Title: P is for Pearl Author: Eliza Henry Jones Genre: Young Adult, Literary Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 19th of February 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A POIGNANT READ BURSTING WITH HEARTACHE, GRIEF AND SMALL-TOWN FAMILY SECRETS THAT WILL DRAW YOU IN UNTIL THE FINAL PAGE' - Gabrielle Tozer, award-winning author of The Intern, Faking… Continue reading P is for Pearl by Eliza Henry Jones