Title: Searching for Charlotte: The Fascinating Story of Australia’s First Children’s Author Author: Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: NLA Press Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $34.95 Synopsis: For almost 140 years, the author of Australia’s first book for children was a mystery. Known only by the description ‘a… Continue reading Searching for Charlotte: The Fascinating Story of Australia’s First Children’s Author by Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell
Title: Christmas Tales Author: William McInnes Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 27th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 280 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: 'Tis the season to be jolly! One of Australia's favourite storytellers is back with a collection of stories about everyone's favourite family holiday. I can't help it if I'm a boring conservative… Continue reading Christmas Tales by William McInnes
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 with Tim Cope
Title: An Alice Girl Author: Tanya Heaslip Genre: Biography Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 19th May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 344 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: From the bestselling author of Alice to Prague, for fans of Toni Tapp Coutts' A Sunburnt Childhood and Mary Groves' An Outback Life, comes Tanya Heaslip's extraordinary story of growing up with her sister and… Continue reading An Alice Girl by Tanya Heaslip
Title: Mudlarking: Lost and Found of the River Thames Author: Lara Mailkem Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus Published: 15th October 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over… Continue reading Mudlarking: Lost and Found of the River Thames by Lara Maiklem
Title: Alice to Prague Author: Tanya Heaslip Genre: Memoir/Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 6th May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $29.99 Synopsis:What happens when a young independent Northern Territory country girl decides to follow her dreams and go off in search of adventures abroad? An honest, often funny, bittersweet memoir of love, loss… Continue reading Alice to Prague by Tanya Heaslip
To make sure I manage to fit in the rest of the card evenly, this is one of a few posts that will have multiple squares marked off - progress has been a little slower, so some squares might have books from earlier in the year, but in different categories to the first card. First… Continue reading Book Bingo 19: A Memoir and a book by someone under thirty.
Title: No Country Woman Author: Zoya Patel Genre: Autobiography/Memoir Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 14th August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 264 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: 'An ambitious, nuanced and confident debut: Patel writes with passion, curiosity and purpose.' Maxine Beneba Clarke, bestselling and award winning author of The Hate Race, Foreign Soil, The Patchwork Bike and Carrying The World A fresh and exciting… Continue reading No Country Woman by Zoya Patel
In my fifth Book Bingo post for the year, I can report that I have a BINGO! The final row going down, row five, is complete, with three out of the five squares being filled with Australian Women Writers. The text version of the row is below: Row #5 (Down) - BINGO A Foreign Translated… Continue reading Book Bingo Five – A foreign translated novel, a novel with a yellow cover, a novel by an Australian man, a funny book, a memoir and a non-fiction book.
Title: Tell It To The Dog: A Memoir of Sorts Author: Robert Power Genre: Non-Fiction/Memoir Publisher: Transit Lounge Published: 1st July 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Tell it to the Dog is an exquisitely written memoir that is at once playful, heartbreaking and affirming. From a Dublin childhood to London, then on to… Continue reading Tell It To The Dog: A Memoir of Sorts by Robert Power