Jewels and Ashes – Arnold Zable

I’ve used this book for Teaser Tuesday twice as I’ve found it a challenge to get through. I know I’ve promised more blogs about AussieCon 4 but I figured you’ve been waiting for this for longer so it was well past time for this book From the back of the book: Jewels and Ashes is […]

I Am David by Anne Holm

David is 12, he is in a concentration camp and is being given the chance to escape. He decides to take the chance and try as if he doesn’t then he will be shot in the back and it will be all over in a minute, very pragmatic. This is the story of his escape […]

Anne Frank – diary entry

Dear Diary, Today is the day I was going to write about Anne Frank. It’s an auspicious day as it’s the anniversary of her birthday, 12th June 1929, if she was still alive she’d be a little older than my mother-in-law. If I keep to the facts it might be possible to keep the tears […]

People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks

This is one of the most talked about books this year. I heard so much about it from so many sources I just had to read it. This is a really fabulous book. It details the journey of the Sarajevo Haggadah as seen through the eyes of a book conservator. I don’t know how much […]