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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