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A Very Murderous Christmas by Cecily Gayford (editor), Various

Title: A Very Murderous Christmas Author: Cecily Gayford (editor), Various Genre: Crime/Mystery Publisher: Profile Books/Allen and Unwin Published: 28th November 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: We wish you a very murderous Christmas... The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at… Continue reading A Very Murderous Christmas by Cecily Gayford (editor), Various

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Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

In what is likely my final Check in for 2018 for the Australian Women Writers Challenge, I'm making my list a little longer as it did not make sense to make another post for one or two books, given I did this in blocks of fifteen - and am debating whether to do monthly, or… Continue reading Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

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Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky

Title: Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa Author: Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky Genre: Picture books, children's books, Christmas stories Publisher: Elephant Tree Publishing Published: December 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 30 Price: $20.00 Synopsis: Archibald is the naughtiest elf in the whole wide world, who loves nothing more than doing extremely mischievous… Continue reading Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky

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The Final Bingo – Bingo Card Two

Book Bingo Twenty-Five - The Final Bingo - A forgotten classic, a book based on a true story, and a book written more than ten years ago.   Wow, that came around quickly! Our final Book Bingo Saturday with Theresa Smith Writes and Mrs B's Book Reviews for 2018. And to finish the year off,… Continue reading The Final Bingo – Bingo Card Two

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The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson, based on the original tales by Beatrix Potter

Title: The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit Author: Emma Thompson, based on the original tales by Beatrix Potter. Genre: Children's Fiction Publisher: Warne/Penguin Random House Published: 19th November 2018 Format: Hardcover/Board book Pages: 72 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:. A wonderful new board book edition of The Christmas Tale of Rabbits are always very uppity during the… Continue reading The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson, based on the original tales by Beatrix Potter

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The Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas

Title: The Nutcracker (Barnes & Noble Leather-bound Pocket Editions) Author: Alexandre Dumas Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: Barnes and Noble Inc/Fall River Press Published: 1st September 2018 Format: Leather bound Pages: 152 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Discover the real story behind the Disney holiday film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and the famous Nutcracker Christmas ballet,… Continue reading The Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas

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Book Bingo Two: A book with a number in the title, a book based on a true story, a book by an Australian woman

  The next square I managed to fill was the last square in the fourth row a book with a number in the title. This also filled in a book published in 2018 for my other challenge and ticked off another book in the Australian Women Writer’s challenge – I have many books that will… Continue reading Book Bingo Two: A book with a number in the title, a book based on a true story, a book by an Australian woman

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Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Title: Mr. Dickens and His Carol Author: Samantha Silva Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Faber Factory Plus/Allison and Busby/Allen and Unwin Published: 22nd November 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: ‘A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant Christmas tale about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It’s as foggy and haunted… Continue reading Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

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Father Christmas’s Fake Beard by Terry Pratchett

Title: Father Christmas’s Fake Beard Author: Terry Pratchett Genre: Short Stories, Christmas, Children’s Fiction Publisher: Penguin/Double Day Published: 16th October 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 204 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How… Continue reading Father Christmas’s Fake Beard by Terry Pratchett

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Christmas Reads

Christmas Reads There are many things that I enjoy about Christmas – decorating the tree and house, buying and making new decorations each year, counting the Santa collection and watching it grow year to year, and watching favourite Christmas movies such as Love, Actually, Home Alone, The Santa Clause movies, and The Holiday each year.… Continue reading Christmas Reads