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November 2021 Round Up

I only read eleven books in November – part of that time was spent writing and part of that time spent writing lots of reviews and working hard on a quiz, so my focus was very split last month, so I am hoping December allows me to catch up and get through those final books… Continue reading November 2021 Round Up

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The Freedom of Birds by Stephanie Parkyn

Title: The Freedom of Birds Author: Stephanie Parkyn Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 30th November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Two French storytellers and a runaway girl travel through fairytale lands, Italian theatres, and the battlefields of France in search of a place to belong as Napoleon's Empire falls,… Continue reading The Freedom of Birds by Stephanie Parkyn

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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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Josephine’s Garden by Stephanie Parkyn

Title: Josephine’s Garden Author: Stephanie Parkyn Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd December 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 480 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A captivating story of love, nature and identity in Napoleon's France 'Stephanie Parkyn is one very talented storyteller.' -Mrs B's Book Reviews France, 1794. In the aftermath of the bloody end… Continue reading Josephine’s Garden by Stephanie Parkyn

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Stephanie Parkyn Book Signing: BookFace, Erina Fair, 4th March 2018

One of the greatest pleasures of being a book lover and book reviewer, as well as a frequent customer to my favourite bookshop, is finding out about exciting events, and being able to attend them. This weekend I got to attend one such event at my local bookstore, BookFace, my favourite local bookseller. It was… Continue reading Stephanie Parkyn Book Signing: BookFace, Erina Fair, 4th March 2018

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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