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May 2021 Round Up

Current stats: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (47) AWW2021 – 75/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 122/170 In May, I managed to read 36 books, with a vast majority by Australian authors, and have almost finished my reading challenges – with a… Continue reading May 2021 Round Up

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Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright

Title: Small Acts of Defiance Small Acts of Defiance Author: Michelle Wright Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The remarkable debut novel from acclaimed prize-winning short fiction writer Michelle Wright, author of Fine. 'A beautifully intimate portrait that celebrates the courage and resilience of… Continue reading Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright

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Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

Title: Secrets My Father Kept Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney Author: Rachel Givney Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Set in Poland on the eve of the Second World War, Secrets My Father Kept is the gripping story of a young woman determined… Continue reading Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

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Rachel’s War: The Story of an Australian WW1 Nurse Mark Wilson

Title: Rachel’s War: The Story of an Australian WW1 Nurse Author: Mark Wilson Genre: History, historical fiction Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 26th May 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: An inspiring story about the bravery and sacrifices of Australian nurses in World War I, by award-winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson. Growing up… Continue reading Rachel’s War: The Story of an Australian WW1 Nurse Mark Wilson

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The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Title: The Rose Code Author: Kate Quinn Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 3rd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 656 Price: $35.00 Synopsis: The brand-new historical novel from the bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress!1940, Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire. Three very different women are recruited to the mysterious Bletchley Park, where the best minds… Continue reading The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

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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