I needed something I’d read before, something that felt friendly and light. Looking on my shelves I found Ngaio Marsh. She’s a New Zealand author with some of her detective novels set in England and some in New Zealand. I really love her style of writing. It’s laid back, with ...

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I bought this book at The Bright Bookshop. We were spending a weekend in Bright and I was left, in the middle of town, with a car and plenty of time. The first day was a Saturday and also market day. I spent Saturday morning in the market and then ...

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Yet another book by Carlisle delivered to me in the post because I back her on Patreon (shameless plug, just because). I think I’ve caught up with all the books she’s sent me, there may be some ebooks I haven’t read yet, but that’s another story. It’s another steampunk book, ...

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I was very pleased to read yet another of the books I bought at the Book Fair last year. I’m sure Joyce had more than this book for sale and yet I only bought this one. It’ll be interesting to look at her books next time to find out why ...

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And with this book Aldin is back. He’s in fine form here. This is a book filled with action and adventure out in space and also on another planet. The world-building is great, I can see the potential for a number of other books in this same world. I got ...

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It’s only a week since I scribbled words about the first book in this series. I was wondering if I’d write about each book in an individual article or just do a round up at the end. I’m still thinking but this is book two. I’m guessing I’ll be doing ...

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Carlisle is a talented author, but what I really liked about her books was her research. That is until I read this book. This is the book that converted me to loving her writing. This is an anthology, a collection of short stories about Viola Stewart. There is a bonus ...

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There are times I’m drawn back to my childhood. Picking up this book was one of those times. I never understand this book when I first read it, but that was many years ago and I’ve learned much since then. Sounds a bit clichéd but even clichés can be true. ...

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Another of the books recommended to me by Helena’s Curiosity Shop. Probably my favourite pre-loved book shop. Not just another recommendation, but another good book. I’ll be hoping to find more by this author. Set in 1942 in Maryborough, Queensland. This novel is a detective story with an incompetent actor ...

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This is one of the books I bought at Book Fair Australia. I’m sending four of my book stash to a Christmas Drive as presents for young people. I bought them to give away and this seems a good time and place. I probably should take a photo and blog ...

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One of the books sold to me by Helena’s Curiosity Shop. I’ve done really well with recommendations from bookshop workers. Out of all the recommendations I’ve had in the past three years there’s only been one I’ve been unhappy with. I’m told it’s a good book, but I just can’t ...

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Another of the books I bought at Helena’s Curiosity Shop in Bentleigh. It’s the last one of the set and I’m pretty happy with them all. It’s a lovely story, full of things that illustrate Australia. I’m not saying that people disappearing is lovely, but the way it’s told is ...

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This is one of the books I bought at Helena’s Curiosity Shop in Bentleigh. She helped me choose three books, but this one I picked up by myself because I like the author. It’s one of the book in The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. This series seems to ...

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