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Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French

Title: Legends of the Lost Lilies Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction, Thriller, Espionage Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 7th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The final and thrilling conclusion to the popular and bestselling Miss Lily series A mysterious telegram that says, 'Lily needs you' arrives just before a plane from… Continue reading Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French

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Harmony by Richard Yaxley

Title: Harmony Author: Richard Yaxley Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Publisher: Scholastic Australia/Omnibus Books Published: 1st March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: New YA from PM’s Literary Award Winner, Richard Yaxley. ·  Moving, insightful, unputdownable.·  Compelling themes of love, family, secrets, war. In 1914, Tom Stott falls in love with Gracie O’Donnell,… Continue reading Harmony by Richard Yaxley

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The Flying Angel by Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit

Title: The Flying Angel Author: Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit Genre: Historical, Biographical Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A story inspired by the life of Sister Marie Eileen Craig ·  Great teaching resource·  The perfect title to commemorate World War II·  Themes: family, friendship, war, perseverance, bravery,… Continue reading The Flying Angel by Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit

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The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Champagne War Author: Fiona McIntosh Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Penguin Published: 3rd November Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the killing fields of Ypres to the sun-kissed vineyards of southern France, The Champagne War is a heart-stopping adventure about the true power of love and hope to light the way during war. The… Continue reading The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh

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We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad

Title: We Are Wolves Author: Katrina Nannestad Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia/ABC Books Published: 29th October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: THE POWERFUL NEW NOVEL FROM AWARD-WINNING AUSTRALIAN WRITER KATRINA NANNESTAD Sometimes it's good to be wild. Sometimes you have to be wild. When the Russian Army marches into East Prussia… Continue reading We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad

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Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

Title: Finding Eadie Author: Caroline Beecham Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The author of Maggie's Kitchen and Eleanor's Secret delivers another compelling story of love and mystery during wartime. London 1943: War and dwindling resources are taking their toll on the staff of Partridge Press. The… Continue reading Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

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Isolation Publicity with Sonya Bates

Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local bookstore… Continue reading Isolation Publicity with Sonya Bates

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Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King by Kate Simpson and Jess Racklyeft (illustrator)

Title: Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King Author: Kate Simpson and Jess Racklyeft (illustrator) Genre: Historical Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: March 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: The true story of Anzac girl Sister Alice Ross-King, who sailed to war in December 1914 and became the most decorated woman in… Continue reading Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King by Kate Simpson and Jess Racklyeft (illustrator)

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The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune McAdam

Title: The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz Author: Heather Dune McAdam Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 28th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 438 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: The untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked into boarding a train in Poprad,… Continue reading The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune McAdam

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November Round up 2019

Nearly at the end of the year – and I am compiling my reads and reviews from November. Between work, reviewing and my own reading, I read eighteen books in November, bringing me to 188 for the year in total, and twelve of those books were by Australian women. In November, I participated in #AusReadingMonth… Continue reading November Round up 2019