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Christmas Lilies by Jackie French

Title: Christmas Lilies Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 15th November 2019 Format: eBook Pages: 48 Price: $2.99 Synopsis: Paris,Christmas 1914 Despite her love for Huw, Elspeth will not give up her espionage work while World War One rages. She will wear his ring around her neck, and marry him when… Continue reading Christmas Lilies by Jackie French

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With Love from Miss Lily by Jackie French

Title: With Love from Miss Lily Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 20th November 2017 Format: eBook Pages: 100 Price: Free download from publisher website Synopsis: From the author of Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies comes a moving and heart-warming story that is perfect for Christmas - and beyond. December1918 This first peacetime Christmas… Continue reading With Love from Miss Lily by Jackie French

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Women to the Front: The Extraordinary Women Doctors of the Great War by Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee

Title: Women to the Front: The Extraordinary Women Doctors of the Great War Author: Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Ebury Press/Penguin Random House Published: 2nd April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $34.99 Synopsis:At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many… Continue reading Women to the Front: The Extraordinary Women Doctors of the Great War by Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee

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The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

Title: The Desert Nurse Author: Pamela Hart Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 10th July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 410 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War I Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love tested to its limits It's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately… Continue reading The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

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Strange Meeting by Susan Hill

Title: Strange Meeting Author: Susan Hill Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Profile Books Published: 23rd May 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 260 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: A story of love and loss in wartime from master storyteller Susan Hill. Returning to his battalion in France after a period of medical leave in England, John Hilliard, a… Continue reading Strange Meeting by Susan Hill

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Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies by Jackie French (Miss Lily #1)

Title: Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 27th March 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 524 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A tale of espionage, love and passionate heroism. Inspired by true events, this is the story of how society's 'lovely ladies' won a war. Each year at secluded Shillings Hall, in… Continue reading Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies by Jackie French (Miss Lily #1)

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Book Bingo Three: A book by someone over 60, a book by an author you’ve never read before.

  In my third book bingo posts of the year, I have two books to report on - a book by an author I have never read before, and a book by someone over sixty. Both of these books have already been reviewed on my blog, so I have linked back to the longer reviews… Continue reading Book Bingo Three: A book by someone over 60, a book by an author you’ve never read before.

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Eventual Poppy Day by Libby Hathorn

Title: Eventual Poppy Day Author: Libby Hathorn Genre: YA, Historical Fiction Publisher: Angus&Robertson, an imprint of HarperCollins Published: 23rd February, 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Shooting stars, kisses, grenades and the lumbering tanks. And the shrieking skies and the shaking comrades: 'Up and over, lads!' And I know it is time again… Continue reading Eventual Poppy Day by Libby Hathorn

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The Crying Years: Australia’s Great War by Peter Stanley

Title: The Crying Years: Australia’s Great War Author: Peter Stanley Genre: History Publisher: NLA Publishing Published: 1st August 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 264 Price: $44.95 Synopsis: The Great War of 1914-1918 affected all Australians and decisively changed the new nation. They were 'The Crying Years' according to writer Zora Cross, who lost her brother in… Continue reading The Crying Years: Australia’s Great War by Peter Stanley

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Billy Sing by Ouyang Yu

Title: Billy Sing: A Novel Author: Ouyang Yu Genre: Fiction Publisher: Transit Lounge Published: 1st April 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 144 Price: $27.95 Synopsis: William ‘Billy’ Sing was born in 1886 to an English mother and Chinese father. He and his two sisters were brought up in Clermont and Proserpine, in rural Queensland. He was one… Continue reading Billy Sing by Ouyang Yu