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The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Blue Rose Author: Kate Forsyth Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Vintage/Penguin Random House Published: 16th July 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution and inspired by the true story of the quest for a blood-red rose. Viviane de Faitaud has… Continue reading The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth

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Children of the Dragon: The Race for the Red Dragon by Rebecca Lim

Title: Children of the Dragon: The Race for the Red Dragon Author: Rebecca Lim Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 6th May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The Race for the Red Dragon is the thrilling second book in the action-packed Children of the Dragon series. Qing sat bolt upright, her head… Continue reading Children of the Dragon: The Race for the Red Dragon by Rebecca Lim

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All the Tears in China (Rowland Sinclair #9) by Sulari Gentill

Title: All the Tears in China Author: Sulari Gentill Genre: Historical Crime Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 21st January 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 375 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Shanghai in 1935 is a twentieth-century Babylon, an expatriate playground where fortunes are made and lost, where East and West collide, and the stakes include life itself. Into this,… Continue reading All the Tears in China (Rowland Sinclair #9) by Sulari Gentill

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Book Bingo Eighteen – A Book with Themes of Culture

First day of Spring, and another book bingo - number eighteen of the year, and the seventh square of twenty-five marked off on my second card - only eighteen to go! I may have to mark off a couple of squares in one post sometime to fill the card by the end of the year.… Continue reading Book Bingo Eighteen – A Book with Themes of Culture

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The Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon #1) by Rebecca Lim

Title: The Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon #1) Author: Rebecca Lim Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 25th July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $14.99 Synopsis:When Harley Spark accidentally releases Qing, one of five dragon sisters, from the ancient vase she's been trapped in for centuries, he is soon… Continue reading The Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon #1) by Rebecca Lim

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The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Jade Lily Author: Kirsty Manning Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 24th April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 456 Price: $29.99 Synopsis:The Jade Lily is a sweeping story of friendship, loyalty, love and identity from the popular author of The Midsummer Garden. Praise for The Midsummer Garden 'This is a rich, sensual, and evocative novel,… Continue reading The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

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Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth

Title: Running On The Roof Of The World Author: Jess Butterworth Genre: Children’s Fiction Publisher: Hachette/Orion Children’s Books Published: 13th June 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 280 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Join 12-year-old Tash and her best friend Sam in a story of adventure, survival and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India.… Continue reading Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth