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Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

For September’s Book Bingo with Amanda and Theresa, I am marking off the themes of culture square with The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller and can report that the first row down has hit BINGO. Themes of culture was always going to be an open topic as well – there are so many ways… Continue reading Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

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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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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, MinaLima Design (Illustrator)

Title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Author: Lewis Carroll, MinaLima Design (Illustrator) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 21/10/2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: Lewis Carroll's beloved classic stories are reimagined in this deluxe illustrated gift edition from the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter… Continue reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, MinaLima Design (Illustrator)

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The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) Author: Kate Forsyth Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Pan MacMillan Published: 1st May 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: 500 Price: $16.95 Synopsis: Under winter's cold shroud, the son of light lies. Though the summer sun burns high in the skies. With the last petal of the starthorn tree His… Continue reading The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) by Kate Forsyth

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The Silver Well by Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins

Title: The Silver Well Author: Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins Genre: Historical Fiction/Short Stories/Fantasy Publisher: Ticonderoga Press Published: 22nd November 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 263 Price: $30.00 Synopsis: The Silver Well marks a milestone achievement for two best-selling legends of Australian fantasy, having both published their first novels in 1997. Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins… Continue reading The Silver Well by Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins

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The Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas

Title: The Nutcracker (Barnes & Noble Leather-bound Pocket Editions) Author: Alexandre Dumas Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: Barnes and Noble Inc/Fall River Press Published: 1st September 2018 Format: Leather bound Pages: 152 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Discover the real story behind the Disney holiday film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and the famous Nutcracker Christmas ballet,… Continue reading The Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas

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The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson

Title: The Sealwoman’s Gift Author: Sally Magnusson Genre: Literary, Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette/Two Roads Published: 13th February 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A woman's story lost from history - in 1627 Icelandic islanders were abducted and sold into slavery in Algiers; but what happened to the women and children and, specifically, to… Continue reading The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson