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The Dark Lady by Akala

Title: The Dark Lady Author: Akala Genre: Magical Realism, Historical Fiction Publisher: Hodder/Hachette Australia Published: 27th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A natural storyteller with a vision of his own, The Dark Lady, Akala's debut novel for teens will enthuse and entertain teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true… Continue reading The Dark Lady by Akala

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When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn

Title: When the Ground is Hard Author: Malla Nunn Genre: Crime/Mystery, Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This CBCA short-listed book is a stunning and heartrending mystery set in a Swaziland boarding school about two girls of different castes who bond over a shared copy… Continue reading When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn

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The Unforgiving City by Maggie Joel

Title: The Unforgiving City Author: Maggie Joel Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd September 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 425 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Secrets and lies throw three lives into chaos in the last days of the nineteenth century. Colonial Sydney in the final weeks of the nineteenth century: a city striving for… Continue reading The Unforgiving City by Maggie Joel

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Ruins by Rajith Savanadasa

*I received a copy of this from the publisher for review* Title: Ruins Author: Rajith Savanadasa Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette Published: 28th June 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $27.99 Synopsis: A country picking up the pieces, a family among the ruins.   In the restless streets, crowded waiting rooms and glittering nightclubs of Colombo,… Continue reading Ruins by Rajith Savanadasa