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The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Title: The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die Author: Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay Genre: Fiction Publisher: John Murray Press Published: 9th July 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 170 Price: $27.99 Synopsis:At eighteen, Somlata married into the Mitras: a once noble Bengali household whose descendants have taken to pawning off the family gold to keep up appearances. When Pishima, the embittered… Continue reading The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

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The Honeyman and the Hunter by Neil Grant

Title: The Honeyman and the Hunter Author: Neil Grant Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Rudra is an Indian-Australian boy at a crossroads, poised to step into the world of adulthood and to discover his cultural heritage and how that might truly define… Continue reading The Honeyman and the Hunter by Neil Grant

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Victoria and Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Busi

Title: Victoria and Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant Author: Shrabani Busi Genre: Non-fiction, History Publisher: The History Press Published: 21st Jult 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Tall, handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait at tables during… Continue reading Victoria and Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Busi

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The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery by Deborah Abela

Title: The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery Author: Deborah Abela Genre: Children's Fiction Publisher: Penguin-Random House Australia Published: 30th April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Just when India Wimple’s life is returning to normal after competing in the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee, she’s invited to London for an international spelling showdown. But… Continue reading The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery by Deborah Abela

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When The Mountains Roared by Jess Butterworth

Title: When The Mountains Roared Author: Jess Butterworth Genre: Children's Fiction Publisher: Orion Published: 10th April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 282 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers, perfect for fans… Continue reading When The Mountains Roared by Jess Butterworth

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The Strange Disppearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan (Baby Ganesha Agency #3)

Title: The Strange Disppearance of a Bollywood Star Author: Vaseem Khan Genre: Crime and Mystery Publisher: Mulholland Books/Hachette Australia Published: 16th May 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: In the third delightful Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra investigates the darkly glittering underbelly of Bollywood when a film star vanishes into thin air...… Continue reading The Strange Disppearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan (Baby Ganesha Agency #3)

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The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy by John Zubrzycki

Title: The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy Author: John Zubrzycki Genre: Non-fiction, biography Publisher: Transit Lounge Published: 1st April, 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 plus 8 page illustration insert Price: $29.99 Synopsis: It was a scandal that rocked the highest echelons of the British Raj. In 1891, a notorious jeweller and curio… Continue reading The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy by John Zubrzycki

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The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan

Title: The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown Author: Vaseem Khan Genre: Crime Publisher: Mulholland Books, an Imprint of Hachette Published: 10th May 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The delightful second novel in the Mumbai-set Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series. When the Koh-I-Noor diamond is stolen from an exhibition of… Continue reading The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan

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The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

Title: The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra (Book One of the Baby Ganesh Agency Series) Author: Vaseem Khan Genre: Crime Fiction Publisher: Mullholland Books/Hodder Published: 11th August, 2015 (first edition), 23rd February 2016 (B-Format) Format: paperback Pages: 320 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Mumbai, murder and a baby elephant combine in a charming, joyful mystery for fans… Continue reading The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra