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Christmas Always Comes by Jackie French, Bruce Whateley

Title: Christmas Always Comes Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 13th October 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: From the author and illustrator of many beloved classic picture books comes a story about an Australian Christmas. Beautiful and heartwarming, this is a book that is destined to become a… Continue reading Christmas Always Comes by Jackie French, Bruce Whateley

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Blog Tour: Australia Remembers: Len Waters by Catherine Bauer

Title: Australia Remembers: Len Waters Author: Catherine Bauer Genre: History, Non-fiction Publisher: Big Sky Media Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 60 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: His big imagination and even bigger dreams took him soaring beyond the reach of those who tried to confine him. Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters, Boundless and Born to… Continue reading Blog Tour: Australia Remembers: Len Waters by Catherine Bauer

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Dymocks Reading Challenge – CHALLENGE COMPLETED

One of the reading challenges I undertook this year was the Dymocks Reading Challenge, which I like because the categories are fairly open, yet still challenging – sometimes it can be hard to find the book you want without doubling up, and for some, there are lots of books that work here. I started in… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge – CHALLENGE COMPLETED

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Who Sleuthed It? Edited by Lindy Cameron

Title:  Who Sleuthed It? Author: Edited by Lindy Cameron Genre: Crime Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Who Sleuthed It? is the book you want when you want a book about animals helping their animal friends – or their human sidekicks – solve a host of diabolical crimes… Continue reading Who Sleuthed It? Edited by Lindy Cameron

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The Dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington

Title: The Dressmakers of Auschwitz Author: Lucy Adlington Genre: History, Non-fiction Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton/Hachette Published: 31st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 381 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: 'Lucy Adlington tells of the horrors of the Nazi occupation and the concentration camps from a fascinating and original angle. She introduces us to a little-known aspect of the… Continue reading The Dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington

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Drover by Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony

Title: Drover Author: Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony Genre: History Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 8th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: The true story of an important pioneering woman in Australian history. Courageous, clever and daring, Drover is one of a kind. Travelling through the heart of the outback, Drover… Continue reading Drover by Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony

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The Wattle Island Book Club by Sandie Docker

Title: The Wattle Island Book Club Author: Sandie Docker Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Penguin/Michael Joseph Published: 31st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: Price: $32.99 Synopsis: From the best-selling author of The Banksia Bay Beach Shack comes a moving and heart-warming story about finding a new lease on life. Spanning over seventy years, we follow the lives… Continue reading The Wattle Island Book Club by Sandie Docker

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Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge Completed

Another challenge completed! I completed this one a few weeks ago, and my original post about it is here. This was the build your own challenge from lists of prompts from previous iterations of this challenge and I have to say, it was a really good one as there was a lot less pressure to… Continue reading Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge Completed

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August Round-Up 2021

August saw most of Australia back in lockdown due to the Delta variant of COVID, so it was a great month to get on top of my reading as much as I could. Between books for work and review, I read 29 books, and reviewed most of them. Again, most were by Australian authors, with… Continue reading August Round-Up 2021

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Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer

Title: Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche Author: Nancy Springer Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Enola Holmes is back! Nancy Springer's internationally bestselling series and breakout Netflix sensation returns to beguile readers in Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche. Enola Holmes is… Continue reading Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer