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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

Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Author: Heather Morris Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Echo/Bonnier Published: 1st February 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 278 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved.  Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from… 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