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Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #9)

Title: Clancy of the Overflow (Matilda Saga #9) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 21st October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: From Australia's best-loved storyteller comes the final book in the bestselling Matilda Saga This is a love song to our nation, told in a single sweeping story… Continue reading Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #9)

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Wrap up post: The Matilda Saga by Jackie French

Since 2010, the world of Matilda O’Halloran, spanning six books, and almost eighty years of characters, conflicts and politics, has charmed many readers, and will hopefully continue to do so. Beginning in 1894 in the dark alleys of the city, and Grinder’s Alley, the main character of The Matilda Saga and A Waltz for Matilda,… Continue reading Wrap up post: The Matilda Saga by Jackie French

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If Blood Should Stain the Wattle by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #6)

Title: If Blood Should Stain the Wattle Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 1st December 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 544 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: It's 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'. In 1972, and the catchcry is 'It's time'. As political ideals drift from disaster to… Continue reading If Blood Should Stain the Wattle by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #6)

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The Girl from Snowy River by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #2)

Title: The Girl From Snowy River (Matilda Saga #2) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 1 December 2012 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The year is 1919. Thirty years have passed since the man from Snowy River made his famous ride. But World War I still casts its shadow across… Continue reading The Girl from Snowy River by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #2)

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100 Years of Snozzcumbers, Trunchbull and Chocolate Factories

    Today marks the one-hundredth birthday of beloved children’s author, Roald Dahl. Dahl died in 1990, aged seventy-four. Had he lived to see one hundred, he would be, I hope, delighted to see children still enjoying his books, and cheering Bruce Bogtrotter and Matilda along as their school is terrorised by Agatha Trunchbull. Or… Continue reading 100 Years of Snozzcumbers, Trunchbull and Chocolate Factories