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A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago

Title: A Net for Small Fishes Author: Lucy Jago Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 18th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Frances Howard has beauty and a powerful family – and is the most unhappy creature in the world.Anne Turner has wit and talent – but no stage on which to… Continue reading A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago

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When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

Title: When the Apricots Bloom Author: Gina Wilkinson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 29th December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: What would you do if the secret police demanded you spy on a friend in order to protect your family? Three women confront the complexities of trust, friendship and motherhood under the… Continue reading When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

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Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

  Welcome to the August edition of Book Bingo with Theresa and Amanda. This month I am checking off the square for themes of politics and power. In some books, the themes of politics and power are very overt, and very obvious to the reader. This can be because of the gender of a character,… Continue reading Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

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Australia’s Sweetheart by Michael Adams

Title: Australia's Sweetheart Author: Michael Adams Genre: Biography Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 29th January 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 404 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: This is the fascinating story of Mary Maguire, a 1930s Australian ingenue who sailed for Hollywood and a fabulous life, only to have her career cut short by scandal and tragedy. Packed with… Continue reading Australia’s Sweetheart by Michael Adams

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All the Tears in China (Rowland Sinclair #9) by Sulari Gentill

Title: All the Tears in China Author: Sulari Gentill Genre: Historical Crime Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 21st January 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 375 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Shanghai in 1935 is a twentieth-century Babylon, an expatriate playground where fortunes are made and lost, where East and West collide, and the stakes include life itself. Into this,… Continue reading All the Tears in China (Rowland Sinclair #9) by Sulari Gentill

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Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History by Pamela Freeman and Sophie Beer

Title: Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History Author: Pamela Freeman and Sophie Beer Genre: Children's Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette/Lothian Published: 28th August 2018 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: A bright and colourful look at twelve incredible Australian women who helped shape our country, from politics and the arts to Indigenous culture, science… Continue reading Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History by Pamela Freeman and Sophie Beer

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Six Tudor Queens #3: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

Title: Six Tudor Queens #3: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen Author: Alison Weir Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia/Headline Review Published: 8th May 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 532 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The third stunning novel in the Six Tudor Queens series by foremost and beloved historian Alison Weir JANE SEYMOUR: THE HAUNTED QUEEN by historian Alison Weir, author… Continue reading Six Tudor Queens #3: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

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The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Title: The War I Finally Won Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Genre: Children's/YA, Historical Fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 2nd October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Like the classic heroines of literature, Ada wins our hearts as she continues her World War II adventures after the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life.… Continue reading The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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Into the World by Stephanie Parkyn

Title: Into the World Author: Stephanie Parkyn Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st December 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Abandoned by her lover and fleeing the wrath of her family, Marie-Louise must make a desperate choice. Find a man or become one. In the midst of the French Revolution,… Continue reading Into the World by Stephanie Parkyn

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Wolf Children by Paul Dowsell

Title: Wolf Children Author: Paul Dowsell Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st November 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: survival in the cellar of an abandoned hospital, Otto and his ragtag gang of kids have banded together in the desperate, bombed-out city. The war may be over, but danger lurks in the… Continue reading Wolf Children by Paul Dowsell