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Eloise and the Bucket of Stars by Janeen Brian

Title: Eloise and the Bucket of Stars Author: Janeen Brian Genre: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Left in a pail at an orphanage as a baby, only something magical can save Eloise from a miserable life and give her the one… Continue reading Eloise and the Bucket of Stars by Janeen Brian

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Victoria and Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Busi

Title: Victoria and Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant Author: Shrabani Busi Genre: Non-fiction, History Publisher: The History Press Published: 21st Jult 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Tall, handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait at tables during… Continue reading Victoria and Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Busi

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Blog Tour #1: Review of The Botanist’s Daughter by Kayte Nunn

Title: The Botanist's Daughter Author: Kayte Nunn Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 31st July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 388 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Discovery. Desire. Deception. A wondrously imagined tale of two female botanists, separated by more than a century, in a race to discover a life-saving flower . . . In Victorian England,… Continue reading Blog Tour #1: Review of The Botanist’s Daughter by Kayte Nunn

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Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Title: Mr. Dickens and His Carol Author: Samantha Silva Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Faber Factory Plus/Allison and Busby/Allen and Unwin Published: 22nd November 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: ‘A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant Christmas tale about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It’s as foggy and haunted… Continue reading Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

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Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Rubies and Runaways (Rose Raventhorpe #2) by Janine Beacham

Title: Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Rubies and Runaways (Rose Raventhorpe #2) Author: Janine Beacham Genre: Children/Mystery/Crime Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 25th July 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 245 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The Clockwork Sparrow meets Downton Abbey It's a bitterly cold winter in Yorke and Rose Raventhorpe and her butler Heddsworth are stuck with Rose's unpleasant cousin Herbert, and… Continue reading Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Rubies and Runaways (Rose Raventhorpe #2) by Janine Beacham

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A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee

  Title: A Most Magical Girl Author: Karen Foxlee Genre: Children’s/Fantasy Publisher: Bonnier/Piccadilly (Allen and Unwin) Published: 28th September, 2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Magical machines, wizards, witches, mysterious underworlds, a race against time - and two most magical girls Annabel Grey has been brought up to be a very proper Victorian… Continue reading A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee

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The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders (Laetitia Rodd #1)

  I received a copy from the publisher for review Title: A Laetitia Rodd Mystery: The Secrets of Wishtide Author: Kate Saunders Genre: Fiction/Crime Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st August 2016 RRP: $29.99 Format: Trade Paperback edition Pages: 335 Price: $27.99 Synopsis: Mrs Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the impoverished widow of an Archdeacon. Living… Continue reading The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders (Laetitia Rodd #1)