Nancy Wake – Peter Fitzsimons

Nancy Wake – Peter Fitzsimons

Nancy Wake by Peter FitzSimons Published by Harper Collins on January 28th 2001 Pages: 297 Goodreads ‘Freedom is the only thing worth living for. While I was doing that work I used to think that it didn’t mater if I died, because without freedom there was no point in living’.Nancy Wake In the early 1930’s, […]

Cilka’s Journey – Heather Morris

Cilka’s Journey – Heather Morris

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris Published by Bonnier Echo on October 1st 2019 Pages: 440 Goodreads In this follow-up to The Tattooist of Auschwitz, the author tells the story, based on a true one, of a woman who survives Auschwitz, only to find herself locked away again. Cilka Klein is 18 years old when Auschwitz-Birkenau […]

Night World Volume One – L.J. Smith

Night World Volume One – L.J. Smith

Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, and Enchantress (Night World, #1-3) by L.J. Smith Published by Hodder Children’s Books on May 7th 2009 Pages: 593 Goodreads Vampires, werewolves, witches, shape shifters — they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love […]

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography – Humphrey Carpenter

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography – Humphrey Carpenter

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter Published by George Allen & Unwin (London) on May 5th 1977 Pages: 287 Goodreads The authorized biography of the creator of Middle-earth. In the decades since his death in September 1973, millions have read THE HOBBIT, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and THE SILMARILLION and become fascinated about […]

Schmattes – Lesley Sharon Rosenthal

Schmattes – Lesley Sharon Rosenthal

Schmattes: Stories Of Fabulous Frocks, Funky Fashion And Flinders Lane by Lesley Sharon Rosenthal on 2005 Goodreads When I found this book I almost cheered. It’s a different book to what I thought it would be and I’m still trying to decide if that’s a good thing or not. It has some of my family […]

Sea of Many Returns – Arnold Zable

Sea of Many Returns – Arnold Zable

Sea of Many Returns by Arnold Zable, Marie-Louise Walker on 2008 Goodreads Xanthe is drawn to Ithaca, the birthplace of her father Manoli and her grandfather Mentor. She is translating Mentor’s manuscript, his story of leaving Ithaca and his life in Australia. Sea of Many Returns is a profound meditation on displacement, nostalgia and exile. […]

2019, it’s a wrap

Seeing as this is my last post for 2019 I decided to do what everyone has been doing and write a summary of the year. For a change I’m going with the flow. It’s been a big year for me. This year was The Seventh Australian Discworld Convention. It was big for me as I […]

In All Respects Ready: Australia’s Navy in World War One – David Stevens

In All Respects Ready: Australia’s Navy in World War One – David Stevens

In All Respects Ready: Australia’s Navy in World War One by David Stevens Published by Oxford University Press Australia on October 23rd 2014 Pages: 470 Goodreads Written by Australia’s foremost naval historian, In All Respects Ready presents the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the Australian Navy’s involvement in World War I yet published. When […]

The Dalziel Files – Brian Craddock

The Dalziel Files – Brian Craddock

The Dalziel Files by Brian Craddock on 2018 Goodreads One of the reasons I love going to conventions such as Continuum is because you can browse the stalls and talk to authors directly. I try to still my inner fangirl and talk as if I’m not freaking out by talking to an author…sometimes this works. […]

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