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The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum by James Gardner

Title: The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum Author: James Gardner Genre: Non-fiction, History Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 416 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: A meticulously crafted, sparkling history of the legendary museum in Paris. Almost nine million people from all over the world flock to… Continue reading The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum by James Gardner

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Isolation Publicity with Tim Cope

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

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Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts by Kathryn Harkup

Title: Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts Author: Kathryn Harkup Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Sigma Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: William Shakespeare found dozens of different ways to kill off his characters, and audiences today still enjoy the same reactions – shock, sadness, fear – that they… Continue reading Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts by Kathryn Harkup

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An Alice Girl by Tanya Heaslip

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

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April 2020 Round Up

In April, we found ourselves amidst a pandemic – and I found myself with an influx of review books, some quite long, and some not so long. As I usually do, I aim to read ahead in my review stack, to get things cleared, and posted or scheduled to save time. I’m still a bit… Continue reading April 2020 Round Up

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Book Bingo Four 2020 – Themes of Inequality

Welcome back to book bingo with Theresa, Amanda and myself. And now we are well into April, and I am ticking off my fourth square, Themes of Inequality with The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz. Here, inequality is shown it all its forms, depicting one of… Continue reading Book Bingo Four 2020 – Themes of Inequality

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February 2020 Round Up

In February this year I read seventeen books – several for pleasure, some for quiz writing purposes and the rest for review purposes – most coming out in March or in the next few months. My current total stats for my reading challenges are: The Modern Mrs Darcy 9/12 AWW2020 -15/25 Book Bingo - 9/12… Continue reading February 2020 Round Up

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The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia’s first serial murderer by Tanya Bretherton

Title: The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia’s first serial murderer Author: Tanya Bretherton Genre: History, Non-Fiction, True Crime Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 25th February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: From the acclaimed author of THE SUITCASE BABY and THE SUICIDE BRIDE, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney - and… Continue reading The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia’s first serial murderer by Tanya Bretherton

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January 2020 wrap up

In January of this year, I read 13 books, and got a start on each of my challenges – some have more categories filled in than others, and some will have multiple books for each category, apart from the book bingo challenges, which will only have one each. Below is a table outlining where each… Continue reading January 2020 wrap up

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The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune McAdam

Title: The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz Author: Heather Dune McAdam Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 28th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 438 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: The untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked into boarding a train in Poprad,… Continue reading The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune McAdam