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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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Books and Bites Book Bingo Published More than 100 Years Ago: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden (synopsis below taken from the Penguin Random House website) was published in 1911, 109 years ago, so it works out well for the published more than 100 years ago square. The edition I have also has a door on the cover, so it could equally have fitted into that square – but… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo Published More than 100 Years Ago: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia by Susanna de Vries

Title: Rebel Women Who Changed Australia Author: Susanna de Vries Genre: Biography Publisher: Harper Collins Australia Published: 15th April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 592 Price: 34.99 Synopsis: Celebrate the women who changed our nation. From Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning, to Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianist, Enid Lyons, our first female cabinet minister, Stella Miles… Continue reading Rebel Women Who Changed Australia by Susanna de Vries

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Alexander Altmann A10567 by Suzy Zail

Title: Alexander Altmann A10567 Author: Suzy Zail Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Black Dog Books Published: 1st May 2014 Format: Paperback Pages: 290 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: The story of a young Jewish boy who must learn to trust others to survive. Based on a true story. Fourteen-year-old Alexander Altmann doesn’t need to look at the number… Continue reading Alexander Altmann A10567 by Suzy Zail

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Book Bingo Four – Historical

And just like that, it is Book Bingo Saturday again, and I'm crossing off my next square. This is a blogging activity I do with Theresa Smith and Mrs B, and we're aiming to fill thirty squares this year instead of twenty-five. There are couple that I have filled but as the review posts are… Continue reading Book Bingo Four – Historical

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The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Title: The Familiars Author: Stacey Halls Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Zaffre Published: 4th January 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: 'Assured and alluring, this beautiful tale of women and witchcraft and the fight against power was a delight from start to finish' - Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist. Fleetwood Shuttleworth… Continue reading The Familiars by Stacey Halls

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Best Foot Forward by Adam Hills

Title: Best Foot Forward Author: Adam Hills Genre: Non-Fiction/Comedy Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 31st July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 355 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: One of Australia's biggest comic personalities, much-loved host of Spicks and Specks and the hit UK TV show The Last Leg, Adam Hills' charming and witty memoir is a lesson in following your heart, being… Continue reading Best Foot Forward by Adam Hills

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Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

Title: Seven Little Australians Author: Ethel Turner Genre: Historical Fiction/Children's literature Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st October 2003 (1894 originally) Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: 'Without doubt Judy was the worst of the seven, probably because she was the cleverest.'Her father, Captain Woolcot, found his vivacious, cheeky daughter impossible – but seven children were… Continue reading Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

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The Little Fairy Sister by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbery Outhwaite

Title: The Little Fairy Sister Author: Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbery Outhwaite Genre: Fantasy Publisher: NLA Publishing First Edition Published: 1st May 2013 Format: Hardcover Pages: 112 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: 'The Little Fairy Sister' is a real fairy story of Bridget's adventures among the wee people. She meets the most delightful little creatures: the Dragon-fly,… Continue reading The Little Fairy Sister by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbery Outhwaite

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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