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We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad

Title: We Are Wolves Author: Katrina Nannestad Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia/ABC Books Published: 29th October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: THE POWERFUL NEW NOVEL FROM AWARD-WINNING AUSTRALIAN WRITER KATRINA NANNESTAD Sometimes it's good to be wild. Sometimes you have to be wild. When the Russian Army marches into East Prussia… Continue reading We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad

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The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers

Title: The Seventh Cross Author: Anna Seghers, translated from the German by Margot  Bettauer Dembo Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: First published 1942, republished 29th May 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 390 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A rediscovered German classic novel from 1942, The Seventh Cross is both a gripping escape story and a powerful novel of… Continue reading The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers

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The Children of Willeseden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen

Title: The Children of Willesden Lane Author: Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 23rd August 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A true story of courage and survival during World War II, and a celebration of the power of music to lift the human spirit. Jewish musical… Continue reading The Children of Willeseden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen

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My Year of Reading in 2016: Reviewing, A Challenge and My Favourites

In 2016, I read seventy-one books, twenty-five of which were part of a reading challenge, and most were books I had been sent to review from various publishers and their imprints. It was the year I started reviewing properly, and got things moving with my blog. As I began this journey of book blogging, I… Continue reading My Year of Reading in 2016: Reviewing, A Challenge and My Favourites

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The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Beast’s Garden Author: Kate Forsyth Publisher: Random House Category: Fiction Pages: 512 Available formats: Print Publication Date: 3/8/15 Synopsis: ‘Ava fell in love the night the Nazis first showed their true nature to the world …’  A retelling of the Grimms' Beauty and The Beast, set in Nazi Germany. It’s August 1939 in Germany, and… Continue reading The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

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Five Years of Rowland Sinclair

Five years ago, on the first of June, Rowland Sinclair and his artist compatriots were released from the grey cells and imagination of Sulari Gentill into the literary world, with the help of the fantastic team at Pantera Press. A 1930s gentleman of means, living in a family estate in Woollahra, with his friends Elias… Continue reading Five Years of Rowland Sinclair