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The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

Title: The German Wife Author: Kelly Rimmer Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 27th April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 470 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Inspired by real events, the New York Times bestselling author of The Warsaw Orphan returns with an unputdownable novel of a community torn apart when a former Nazi family moves into town to work on… Continue reading The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

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Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates (Inaugural Banjo Prize Shortlisted author)

Title: Inheritance of Secrets Author: Sonya Bates Genre: Historical Fiction, Contemporary Mystery Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 20th April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 420 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: No matter how far you run, the past will always find you… Juliet’s elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. Who would commit such a heinous crime –… Continue reading Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates (Inaugural Banjo Prize Shortlisted author)

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Note: Since reading this book and writing this review, I have become aware of controversy surrounding the book. My impressions of this are based on my reading pre-controversy, and since then I have decided I'm not as impressed with this one, that things might not have been done ethically. We all learn from things like… Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford

Title: The Good Doctor of Warsaw Author: Elisabeth Gifford Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Corvus/Allen and Unwin Published: 21st February 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Set in the ghettos of wartime Warsaw, this is a sweeping, poignant and heartbreaking tale, based on the true story of one of World War II's quiet heroes… Continue reading The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford

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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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Paving the New Road by Sulari Gentill

Book Title: Paving the New Road (Rowland Sinclair, #4) Author: Sulari Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Release Date: August 1st, 2012 Book Synopsis: It’s 1933, and the political landscape of Europe is darkening. Eric Campbell, the man who would be Australia’s Führer, is on a fascist tour of the Continent, meeting dictators… Continue reading Paving the New Road by Sulari Gentill