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The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

Title: The Angel of Waterloo Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 2nd December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The powerful new novel from master storyteller Jackie French The soldiers she saved called her the Angel of Waterloo. The husband she loved and lost called her Hen. The patients she… Continue reading The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

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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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The Ship That Never Was: The Greatest Escape of Australian Colonial History by Adam Courtenay

Title: The Ship That Never Was: The Greatest Escape of Australian Colonial History Author: Adam Courtenay Genre: History, Non-fiction Publisher: ABC Books/HarperCollins Published: 21st May 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history by the son of Australia's best-loved storyteller In 1823, cockney sailor and chancer James… Continue reading The Ship That Never Was: The Greatest Escape of Australian Colonial History by Adam Courtenay

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Spinning Tops & Gum Drops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood

Title: Spinning Tops & Gum Drops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood Author: Edwin Barnard Genre: Australian History Publisher: NLA Publishing Published: 1st March 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $44.99 Synopsis: Spinning Tops and Gumdrops' takes us back to childhood in colonial Australia. The delight of children at play is universal, but the pleasure these… Continue reading Spinning Tops & Gum Drops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood