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Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

  Welcome to the August edition of Book Bingo with Theresa and Amanda. This month I am checking off the square for themes of politics and power. In some books, the themes of politics and power are very overt, and very obvious to the reader. This can be because of the gender of a character,… Continue reading Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

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Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts by Kathryn Harkup

Title: Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts Author: Kathryn Harkup Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Sigma Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: William Shakespeare found dozens of different ways to kill off his characters, and audiences today still enjoy the same reactions – shock, sadness, fear – that they… Continue reading Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts by Kathryn Harkup

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September 2019 Round Up

  This month, I reached my overall reading goal of 150 books with Whisper by Lynette Noni. Overall, I have reached 71 books in my Australian Women Writer's challenge, and am nearing the end of my PopSugar Challenge, with only a few categories left. I also filled out my Book Bingo card for the year,… Continue reading September 2019 Round Up

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

Title: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna Author: Juliet Grames Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Published: 23rd April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 438 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A perfect book club and holiday read that crosses from mountainside Calabrian villages in the early 20th century to Hartford, Connecticut after the immigration boom and… Continue reading The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

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Strange Meeting by Susan Hill

Title: Strange Meeting Author: Susan Hill Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Profile Books Published: 23rd May 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 260 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: A story of love and loss in wartime from master storyteller Susan Hill. Returning to his battalion in France after a period of medical leave in England, John Hilliard, a… Continue reading Strange Meeting by Susan Hill

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The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Title: The War I Finally Won Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Genre: Children's/YA, Historical Fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 2nd October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Like the classic heroines of literature, Ada wins our hearts as she continues her World War II adventures after the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life.… Continue reading The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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The Falls by B Michael Radburn

  I received a copy from the publisher for review   Title: The Falls Author: B. Michael Radburn Genre: Fiction/Crime Fiction Publisher: Pantera Press Published: August, 2016 RRP: $29.99 Format: Paperback Pages: 364 Synopsis: A week of despair... a century of evil Damaged but not yet broken, park ranger Taylor Bridges believes his ghosts are… Continue reading The Falls by B Michael Radburn

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A Murder Unmentioned by Sulari Gentill

Book Title: A Murder Unmentioned (Rowland Sinclair, #6) Author: Sulari Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Release Date: November 1st, 2014 Book Synopsis: The black sheep of a wealthy grazier dynasty, gentleman artist Rowland Sinclair often takes matters into his own hands. When the matter is murder, there are consequences. For nearly fourteen… Continue reading A Murder Unmentioned by Sulari Gentill

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Five Years of Rowland Sinclair

Five years ago, on the first of June, Rowland Sinclair and his artist compatriots were released from the grey cells and imagination of Sulari Gentill into the literary world, with the help of the fantastic team at Pantera Press. A 1930s gentleman of means, living in a family estate in Woollahra, with his friends Elias… Continue reading Five Years of Rowland Sinclair

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A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill

Book Title: A Decline in Prophets (Rowland Sinclair, #2) Author: Sulari Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Release Date: July 1st, 2011 Book synopsis: In 1932, the R.M.S. Aquitania embodies all that is gracious and refined, in a world gripped by crisis and doubt. Returning home on the luxury liner after months abroad,… Continue reading A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill