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The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope by Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu

Title: The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope Author: Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 80 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Age 9+ ·  Powerful, moving, graphic novel ·  Personal stories against a broad historical context ·  Incorporates original images and documents… Continue reading The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope by Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu

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Heroes of the Secret Underground by Susanne Gervay

Title: Heroes of the Secret Underground Author: Susanne Gervay Genre: Historical Fiction, time slip Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 7th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A timely and powerful time-slip story inspired by the author's family in Budapest during the Holocaust Louie lives with her brothers, Bert and Teddy, in a hotel… Continue reading Heroes of the Secret Underground by Susanne Gervay

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Beyond Belief by Dee White

Title: Beyond Belief Author: Dee White Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 264 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Inspired by the true story of Muslims who saved the lives of Jewish children in the Second World War. In 1942, in the Grand Mosque in Paris, 11-year-old Ruben is hiding from… Continue reading Beyond Belief by Dee White

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Book Bingo Four 2020 – Themes of Inequality

Welcome back to book bingo with Theresa, Amanda and myself. And now we are well into April, and I am ticking off my fourth square, Themes of Inequality with The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz. Here, inequality is shown it all its forms, depicting one of… Continue reading Book Bingo Four 2020 – Themes of Inequality

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Blog Tour Review: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

Title: The Deceptions Author: Suzanne Leal Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Long-buried family secrets surface in a compelling new novel from the author of The Teacher's Secret. Moving from wartime Europe to modern day Australia, The Deceptions is a powerful story of old transgressions, unexpected… Continue reading Blog Tour Review: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

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Isolation Publicity: Suzanne Leal Blog Tour, Author of The Deceptions

Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local bookstore… Continue reading Isolation Publicity: Suzanne Leal Blog Tour, Author of The Deceptions

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January 2020 wrap up

In January of this year, I read 13 books, and got a start on each of my challenges – some have more categories filled in than others, and some will have multiple books for each category, apart from the book bingo challenges, which will only have one each. Below is a table outlining where each… Continue reading January 2020 wrap up

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The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune McAdam

Title: The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz Author: Heather Dune McAdam Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 28th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 438 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: The untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked into boarding a train in Poprad,… Continue reading The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune McAdam

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Books and Bites Bingo – Intro and square one marked off

Just for fun, I am picking up another bingo challenge. Like all challenges this year, I have chosen them based on the openness of the categories, to fiction and non-fiction and to Australian and non-Australian authors. I feel this will give me a better chance of filling in all or as many of the categories… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo – Intro and square one marked off

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November Round up 2019

Nearly at the end of the year – and I am compiling my reads and reviews from November. Between work, reviewing and my own reading, I read eighteen books in November, bringing me to 188 for the year in total, and twelve of those books were by Australian women. In November, I participated in #AusReadingMonth… Continue reading November Round up 2019