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The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

Title: The Forest of Moon and Sword Author: Amy Raphael Genre: Historical fiction, Adventure Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 12th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: When Art's mother is accused of witchcraft and captured, she is determined to get her back - at any cost. A lyrical adventure with folklore at its… Continue reading The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

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People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield

Title: People of Abandoned Character Author: Clare Whitfield Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: Head of Zeus/HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: What would you do if you thought your husband was Jack the Ripper? A dark historical crime novel. 'An astonishing book' M.W. CRAVEN He is my husband.… Continue reading People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield

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The Silk House by Kayte Nunn

Title: The Silk House Author: Kayte Nunn Genre: Historical Fiction/Gothic Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 30th June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 380 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret by the bestselling author of THE BOTANIST'S DAUGHTER Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The spellbinding story of… Continue reading The Silk House by Kayte Nunn

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Eloise and the Bucket of Stars by Janeen Brian

Title: Eloise and the Bucket of Stars Author: Janeen Brian Genre: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Left in a pail at an orphanage as a baby, only something magical can save Eloise from a miserable life and give her the one… Continue reading Eloise and the Bucket of Stars by Janeen Brian

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The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim

Title: The God Child Author: Nana Oforiatta Ayim Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus Published: 4th February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: Maya grows up in Germany knowing that her parents are different: from one another, and from the rest of the world. Her reserved, studious father is distant; and her beautiful,… Continue reading The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim

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Tiger Heart by Penny Chrimes

Title: Tiger Heart Author: Penny Chrimes Genre: Fantasy/Time slip/Historical Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 14th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 260 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: One magical friendship. One roaring adventure. The magical tale of a bold young chimney sweep and a remarkable tiger, a dangerously hypnotic ruby and a mystical land that's found across an ocean… Continue reading Tiger Heart by Penny Chrimes

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A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Won the War by Simon Parkin

Title: A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Won the War Author: Simon Parkin Genre: Non-fiction, Biography Publisher: Hachette Australia/Sceptre Published: 12th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 310 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Find out what is happening in the Atlantic, find ways of getting the convoys through, and sink the U-boats!'┬áPrime Minster, Winston… Continue reading A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Won the War by Simon Parkin

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Book Bingo Nineteen: Themes of Culture

It's September, and time for book bingo again with Theresa and Amanda. This means I have six to seven books left on my card to fill in, some of which I am unsure of what to do. Science Fiction is always a tricky, because there are times it crosses over with fantasy. I initially had… Continue reading Book Bingo Nineteen: Themes of Culture

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When We Were Warriors by Emma Carroll

Title: When We Were Warriors Author: Emma Carroll Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Faber Published: 3rd June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: An irresistible return to World War Two for the Queen of Historical Fiction. A body washed up on the beach... Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets...… Continue reading When We Were Warriors by Emma Carroll

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The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

Title: The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant Author: Kayte Nunns Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 28th May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 375 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A cache of unsent love letters from the 1950s is found in a suitcase on a remote island in this mysterious love story by top ten bestselling author,… Continue reading The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn