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Glassheart by Katharine Orton

Title: Glassheart Author: Katharine Orton Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 5th November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: An enchanting magical adventure set in the wild moors of Dartmoor – the second middle-grade novel from the bestselling Katharine Orton. Through the glass, the magic is waiting... Nona and her uncle… Continue reading Glassheart by Katharine Orton

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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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The Daughter of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner

Title: The Daughter of Victory Lights Author: Kerri Turner Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 20th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: An enthralling story of one woman's determined grab for freedom after WW2 from a talented new Australian voice. ‘PART CABARET, PART BURLESQUE, AND LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! GENTLEMEN,… Continue reading The Daughter of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner

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     Isolation Publicity with Kerri Turner, author of The Daughter of Victory Lights

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 Kerri Turner, author of The Daughter of Victory Lights

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Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates (Inaugural Banjo Prize Shortlisted author)

Title: Inheritance of Secrets Author: Sonya Bates Genre: Historical Fiction, Contemporary Mystery Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 20th April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 420 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: No matter how far you run, the past will always find you… Juliet’s elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. Who would commit such a heinous crime –… Continue reading Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates (Inaugural Banjo Prize Shortlisted author)

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Book Bingo Four 2020 – Themes of Inequality

Welcome back to book bingo with Theresa, Amanda and myself. And now we are well into April, and I am ticking off my fourth square, Themes of Inequality with The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz. Here, inequality is shown it all its forms, depicting one of… Continue reading Book Bingo Four 2020 – Themes of Inequality

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Blog Tour Review: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

Title: The Deceptions Author: Suzanne Leal Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Long-buried family secrets surface in a compelling new novel from the author of The Teacher's Secret. Moving from wartime Europe to modern day Australia, The Deceptions is a powerful story of old transgressions, unexpected… Continue reading Blog Tour Review: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

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Isolation Publicity: Suzanne Leal Blog Tour, Author of The Deceptions

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: Suzanne Leal Blog Tour, Author of The Deceptions

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The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

Title: The Paris Secret Author: Natasha Lester Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Published: 31st March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 460 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war... from the New York Times bestselling author of THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER. England, 1939 Talented pilot Skye Penrose… Continue reading The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

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Phoenix (Firewatcher Chronicles #2) by Kelly Gardiner

Title: Phoenix (Firewatcher Chronicles #2) Author: Kelly Gardiner Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Published: 1st February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: May 1941. The German bombing campaign is reaching its fiery climax, and Christopher and the firewatchers battle against the flames and huge bombs through the worst night of the Blitz. Christopher… Continue reading Phoenix (Firewatcher Chronicles #2) by Kelly Gardiner