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A Rebel in Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather

Title: A Rebel in Auschwitz Author: Jack Fairweather Genre: Biography Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages:  384 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Occupied Warsaw, Summer 1940: Witold Pilecki, a Polish underground operative, accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands interned at a new concentration camp, report on Nazi crimes, raise a… Continue reading A Rebel in Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather

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Revisiting a Favourite: The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

In 2015, Kate Forsyth published what I think was one of her most powerful, most harrowing, and most effective novels: The Beast’s Garden. Set in Germany in World War Two, it follows Ava as she does what she can to resist the Nazi regime and help her family and those she loves. To save them,… Continue reading Revisiting a Favourite: The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

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The Schoolteacher of Saint-Michel by Sarah Steele

Title: The Schoolteacher of Saint-Michel Author: Sarah Steele Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hodder/Hachette Published: 30th November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 408 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The Schoolteacher of Saint Michel is a heartrending and deeply moving story of love and hope in World War II from the USA Today bestselling author of The Missing Pieces of Nancy Moon. The war… Continue reading The Schoolteacher of Saint-Michel by Sarah Steele

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The Sisters of Auschwitz by Roxane van Iperen

Title: The Sisters of Auschwitz Author: Roxane van Iperen Genre: History, Biography Publisher: Hachette/Seven Dials Published: 12th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 305 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The life-affirming story of female bravery, Jewish Nazi resistance and surviving the horrors of Auschwitz WINNER of the Opzij Literature Prize 2019! During the Second World War two Jewish… Continue reading The Sisters of Auschwitz by Roxane van Iperen

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Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth

Title: Running On The Roof Of The World Author: Jess Butterworth Genre: Children’s Fiction Publisher: Hachette/Orion Children’s Books Published: 13th June 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 280 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Join 12-year-old Tash and her best friend Sam in a story of adventure, survival and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India.… Continue reading Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth

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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