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Literary Tourism: Travel in the Time of COVID

Once upon a time, the world was filled with people travelling across the world, from country to country, and basking in a variety of cultures and experiences. But one day, a nasty virus came and shut everything down. We had to hide away inside, and watch the world slowly change. When this travelling stopped so… Continue reading Literary Tourism: Travel in the Time of COVID

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The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley

Title: The Austen Girls Author: Lucy Worsley Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books Published: 19th May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Would she ever find a real-life husband? Would she even find a partner to dance with at tonight's ball? She just didn't know. Anna Austen has always been told she… Continue reading The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley

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Adding two more challenges…

  Today whilst making sure I’d set up my challenge document properly, I came across two more challenges. The Dymocks Reading Challenge, and the STUF #AusLit Reading Challenges. Like my other challenges, both these challenges have categories flexible enough to work with what I read, and with the odd category I’ll need to work to… Continue reading Adding two more challenges…

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Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

Title: Crossing the Lines Author: Sulari Gentill Genre: Literary Fiction, Crime Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 1st August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 265 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Winner of the Ned Kelly Best Crime Fiction Award 2018 When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer… Continue reading Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

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Jane Austen Reading Challenge

This year, I am adding another challenge to my list. This one will be more of a casual one, that I will disperse throughout the year. Inspired by a blog called Bunny's Girl, and her challenge to read six Jane Austen novels and six Jane Austen inspired novels between January and December of 2019, I… Continue reading Jane Austen Reading Challenge

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Pop Sugar Challenge Round Up

One of the challenges I did during 2019 was the PopSugar Challenge. It had forty categories, plus an additional ten advanced ones - a couple of which I managed to check off, and I filled most of the main categories, some with multiple books. It was a good challenge, but one thing I think lets… Continue reading Pop Sugar Challenge Round Up

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Strange Meeting by Susan Hill

Title: Strange Meeting Author: Susan Hill Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Profile Books Published: 23rd May 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 260 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: A story of love and loss in wartime from master storyteller Susan Hill. Returning to his battalion in France after a period of medical leave in England, John Hilliard, a… Continue reading Strange Meeting by Susan Hill

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Australia Day by Melanie Cheng

Title: Australia Day Author: Melanie Cheng Genre: Short stories, Fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 3rd July 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Australia Day is a collection of stories by debut author Melanie Cheng. The people she writes about are young, old, rich, poor, married, widowed, Chinese, Lebanese, Christian, Muslim. What they have in… Continue reading Australia Day by Melanie Cheng

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society Author: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Genre: Literary Fiction/Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: Movie tie-in published 21st March 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 280 Price: $22.99 Synopsis:A celebration of literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, this warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

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Egyptian Enigma by L.J.M. Owen

Title: Egyptian Enigma Author: L.J.M Owen Genre: Crime/Mystery/Historical Fiction Publisher: Echo Publishing Published: March 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 370 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Dr Elizabeth Pimms, enthusiastic archaeologist and reluctant librarian, has returned to Egypt. Among the treasures of the Cairo museum she spies cryptic symbols in the corner of an ancient papyrus. Decoding them leads… Continue reading Egyptian Enigma by L.J.M. Owen