This book is one of those books that was published during 2021. I’ve met the editor, Carly Findlay and also follow her on Facebook. She’s a wonderful advocate for the disabled, always trying to learn more about other people and how they navigate the world. I have learned so much ...

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This book had me on the edge of my seat on so many occasions. It’s the story of the first successful climb to the top of Mount Everest. Having read this book I’m pretty sure none of the locals would have made it to the top before May 1953, it’s ...

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This was going to be last week’s book, but my body decided otherwise. I tripped over my own foot and damaged myself, including making my brain all jangled. I took a few days out just to rest and recuperate, thus you got no words of wisdom from me. Ignore the ...

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This is a book I bought during my American trip in 2019. We were staying with my Travelling Companion’s cousin close to Harpers Ferry, not Harper Valley. Harpers Ferry had a federal armoury. In October 1859, John Brown lead some people to capture the armoury, it was supposed to be ...

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Letter to the subject Dear Sandra, You’ve lead an absolutely amazing life. It started off so poorly, with parents who could never even try to understand the person you might end up being, nor even the person you were to the end. I’m in awe of someone who can go ...

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This book has been on my TBR Pile since 2009. I can date it pretty precisely because it comes from my Step-Dad’s library and that’s when he died. I have a number of books from his shelves and a lot of great memories. This book is in the memoir category ...

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This is a condensed version of one of those iconic Australian books that I should have read many years ago, many years ago. Having finally read it I understand why. The writing in this book is not terribly sophisticated but the information revealed does show an incredible amount about Australian ...

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This book is an authorised history of the Rothschild family of Europe. I knew some information about the family from a genealogical point of view as it was part of a session at a genealogical conference I attended some years ago, but very little about the actual reach of the ...

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I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately, not on purpose as I’ve been choosing the books by their spines. I will read something else in due course, but my current book is also non-fiction. With less than fifty pages to go of my current book I promise to choose ...

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I took this book from my TBR Pile last week purely because of the spine. It is black with the words Oodgeroo Kathie Cochrane in white, capital letters. It struck me as a good book to read, I hadn’t realised that we’d be going into National Reconciliation Week, the year ...

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I obliquely referred to this book last week. It’s a good follow on from Harry by Julie Carbone. While Harry gives us a good taste of what it can be like to be a shearer, Outback Legends gives a quick overall view of some outback heroes; people who have been ...

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