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The Blue Cat by Ursula Dubosarsky

Title: The Blue Cat Author: Ursula Dubosarsky Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 29th March 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the multi-award-winning author of The Red Shoe comes a haunting story about a boy who can't - or won't - speak about his past in war-torn Europe, and… Continue reading The Blue Cat by Ursula Dubosarsky

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To Love A Sunburnt Country by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #4)

Title: To Love A Sunburnt Country (Matilda Saga #4) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 1st December 2014 Format: Paperback Pages: 466 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: In war-torn Malaya, Nancy dreams of Australia - and a young man called Michael. The year is 1942 and the world is at war. Nancy Clancy left… Continue reading To Love A Sunburnt Country by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #4)

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The Safest Place in London by Maggie Joel

I received a copy from the publisher for review   Title: The Safest Place in London Author: Maggie Joel Genre: Fiction/Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen & Unwin Published: 24th August 2016/September 2016 release Format: Paperback, also available in eBook Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Two frightened children, two very different mothers, and one night of terrifying… Continue reading The Safest Place in London by Maggie Joel

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Maggie’s Kitchen by Caroline Beecham

    I received a copy from the publisher for review   Title: Maggie’s Kitchen Author: Caroline Beecham Genre: Fiction/Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 27/7/2016 RRP: $29.99 Format: Paperback Pages: 391 Synopsis: They might all travel the same scarred and shattered streets on their way to work, but once they entered Maggie's Kitchen,… Continue reading Maggie’s Kitchen by Caroline Beecham

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The Farm At The Edge of The World by Sarah Vaughan

    I received a copy from the publisher for review   Title: The Farm At The Edge of The World Author: Sarah Vaughan Genre: Fiction/Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette/Hodder and Stoughton Published: 28/6/2016 RRP: $32.99 Format: Paperback Pages: 400   Synopsis: 1939, and Will and Alice are evacuated to a granite farm in north Cornwall,… Continue reading The Farm At The Edge of The World by Sarah Vaughan

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The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Beast’s Garden Author: Kate Forsyth Publisher: Random House Category: Fiction Pages: 512 Available formats: Print Publication Date: 3/8/15 Synopsis: ‘Ava fell in love the night the Nazis first showed their true nature to the world …’  A retelling of the Grimms' Beauty and The Beast, set in Nazi Germany. It’s August 1939 in Germany, and… Continue reading The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

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The Forgotten Pearl by Belinda Murrell

Title: The Forgotten Pearl Author: Belinda Murrell  Genre: Children's Fiction/Historical Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Pages: 282 Price: $17.99 Published: 2nd February 2015 Synopsis: When Chloe visits her grandmother, she learns how close the Second World War came to destroying her family. Could the experiences of another time help Chloe to face her own problems? In… Continue reading The Forgotten Pearl by Belinda Murrell