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A Reluctant Warrior by Kelly Brooke Nicholls – Book Review and Launch Write Up

Title: A Reluctant Warrior Author: Kelly Brooke Nicholls Genre: Fiction, Political Thriller Publisher: The Author People Published: 28th of June, 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 232 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: When Luzma’s brother Jair unwittingly uncovers the plan by Colombia’s most notorious drug cartel to smuggle an unprecedented cocaine shipment into the US, it puts their family… Continue reading A Reluctant Warrior by Kelly Brooke Nicholls – Book Review and Launch Write Up

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Under The Same Sky by Mogjan Shamsalipoor and Milad Jafari with James Knight

    Title: Under the Same Sky Author: Mojgan Shamsalipoor and Milad Jafari with James Knight Genre: Non-fiction, biography Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 26th April 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 331 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The powerful and incredibly moving story of Mojgan Shamsalipoor and Milad Jafari - two young Iranian asylum seekers who are showing that… Continue reading Under The Same Sky by Mogjan Shamsalipoor and Milad Jafari with James Knight

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Stasi Wolf by David Young

Title: Stasi Wolf (Karin Müller #2) Author: David Young Genre: Historical/Crime and Mystery Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre/Allen and Unwin Published: 22nd February 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: How do you solve a murder when you can't ask any questions? East Germany, 1975. Karin Müller, sidelined from the murder squad in Berlin, jumps at… Continue reading Stasi Wolf by David Young

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If Blood Should Stain the Wattle by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #6)

Title: If Blood Should Stain the Wattle Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 1st December 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 544 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: It's 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'. In 1972, and the catchcry is 'It's time'. As political ideals drift from disaster to… Continue reading If Blood Should Stain the Wattle by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #6)

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The Ghost by the Billabong by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #5)

Title: The Ghost by the Billabong Author: Jackie French Genre: Children’s Literature/Young Adult Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st December 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 544 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Hippies wear beads, demonstrators march against the Vietnam War, and the world waits to see the first human steps on the moon's surface. But at Gibbers Creek, Jed… Continue reading The Ghost by the Billabong by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #5)

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The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan

Title: The Bombs that Brought Us Together Author: Brian Conaghan Genre: Children’s Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st May 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: WINNER OF THE 2016 COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules:… Continue reading The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan

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Frostblood by Elly Blake

Title: Frostblood Author: Elly Blake Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Published: 10th January 2017 Format: paperback Pages: 376 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The first in a page-turning young adult series in a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies. In a land governed by the cruel Frostblood ruling class, seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood… Continue reading Frostblood by Elly Blake

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A Waltz For Matilda by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #1)

Title: A Waltz For Matilda (Matilda Saga #1) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction, Children’s Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins AU Published: December1 2010 Format: Paperback Pages: 496 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: 'Once a jolly swagman camped by a Billabong Under the shade of a Coolibah tree And he sang as he watched and waited till his Billy… Continue reading A Waltz For Matilda by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #1)

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Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood

Title: Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery Author: Kerry Greenwood Genre: Crime Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: June 2005 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $22.95 Synopsis: This is where it all started! The first classic Phryne Fisher mystery, featuring our delectable heroine, cocaine, communism and adventure. Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for… Continue reading Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood

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Born A Crime: Stories from A South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Title: Born a Crime: Stories from A South African Childhood Author: Trevor Noah Genre: Memoir/Non-Fiction Publisher: John Murray/Hachette Published: 29th November 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $35.00 Synopsis: Growing up mixed race in South Africa, this is the fascinating and darkly funny memoir from Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily… Continue reading Born A Crime: Stories from A South African Childhood by Trevor Noah