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Friday Barnes: Never Fear by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Never Fear Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday's time at Highcrest is running out! Friday's time at Highcrest is running out!The new headmaster is turning everything upside down. Friday's irritatingly high IQ has her fast-tracked to graduation, while a… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Never Fear by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Headmasters behaving badly! Headmasters behaving badly! When four former headmasters arrive at Highcrest Academy to take part in the school’s anniversary celebrations, the students are warned to be on their best behaviour.… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

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Elizabeth and Elizabeth by Sue Williams

Title: Elizabeth and Elizabeth Author: Sue Williams Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 11th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The story of how two women, who should have been bitter foes, combined their courage and wisdom to wield extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony.… Continue reading Elizabeth and Elizabeth by Sue Williams

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Friday Barnes: Danger Ahead by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Danger Ahead Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Crime Publisher: Penguin Random House/Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: School camp . . . what could possibly go wrong? School camp . . . what could possibly go wrong? Friday Barnes is forced to face her biggest fear –… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Danger Ahead by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Crime/Mystery Publisher: Puffin/Penguin Random House Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! When Friday Barnes gets involved in her frenemy Ian Wainscott’s family dispute, it… Continue reading Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt

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Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins

Title: Nelson: Broccoli and Spies Author: Andrew Levins Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:  176 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: The second book in the totally outrageous adventures of Nelson Hunter – the boy who hates vegetables. Featuring a serious spy mystery and an epic broccoli-fuelled battle! Nelson is a hilarious illustrated… Continue reading Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins

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Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg by Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford

Title: Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg Author: Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty goes… Continue reading Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg by Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford

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Little Gem by Anna Zobel

Title: Little Gem Author: Anna Zobel Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: An adorable and charming new children's series that is a sparkling gem of a read for anyone who loves Polly and Buster or Mummy Fairy and Me! Sometimes getting a little lost can help you discover who… Continue reading Little Gem by Anna Zobel

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DNH: Did Not Happen in 2020

2020 was a year we had all hoped would be filled with great things. In Australia, we dealt with a fire disaster on a monumental scale, that saw many homes and lives destroyed and misplaced. Then in March we were hit with the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw an abrupt end to the way of life… Continue reading DNH: Did Not Happen in 2020

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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