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Revisiting a Favourite: The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

In 2015, Kate Forsyth published what I think was one of her most powerful, most harrowing, and most effective novels: The Beast’s Garden. Set in Germany in World War Two, it follows Ava as she does what she can to resist the Nazi regime and help her family and those she loves. To save them,… Continue reading Revisiting a Favourite: The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

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Ava’s Big Move by Mary van Reyk (Surf Rider’s Club #1)

Title: Ava’s Big Move (Surf Rider’s Club #1) Author: Mary van Reyk Genre: Children’s Fiction Publisher: Hachette Children’s Books Australia Published: 12th September, 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 129 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Join the girls as they take on the world, one wave at a time! Meet five very different girls with one thing in common:… Continue reading Ava’s Big Move by Mary van Reyk (Surf Rider’s Club #1)

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The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Beast’s Garden Author: Kate Forsyth Publisher: Random House Category: Fiction Pages: 512 Available formats: Print Publication Date: 3/8/15 Synopsis: ‘Ava fell in love the night the Nazis first showed their true nature to the world …’  A retelling of the Grimms' Beauty and The Beast, set in Nazi Germany. It’s August 1939 in Germany, and… Continue reading The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth