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What’s New Pussycat: A Book Review

Printed in 1965 What’s New Pussycat is probably no longer available in book form although the DVD remains available to purchase. I found this copy in a charity shop and remembering my Father reading it and having seen the film … Continue reading

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Agatha: A Book Review

Some novellas leave you wanting whilst others such as the Guest Cat and Agatha are powerful works that impact on your soul. Agatha by Anne Cathrine Bomann loses nothing in the translation. Written in the first person it tells the … Continue reading

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The Godmother: A Book Review

The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre is translated from the French winner of the European Crime Fiction Prize and the Grand Prix de Literature Policiere and about to become a film – La Daronne. Grand credentials and already on my bookshelf … Continue reading

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Gone and Back Again: A Book Review

Gone and Back Again is a young adult novel by Jonathon Scott Fuqua. I love reading YA for the simple reason that they always have relevancy in todays world and this was no different. The story is about eleven year … Continue reading

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A Book that should be compulsory Reading: A book Review

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins is one of those few novels where the blurb from another famous writer, Ann Patchett, on the front cover is actually true. For me anyway. I couldn’t put it down and it will remain in … Continue reading

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March – Geraldine Brooks: A book review

I can understand this book being a best seller – Who hasn’t read Little Women. I’m sure most Americans would have and I’d bet that most Australians of my age have also read it. Perhaps someone from the UK and … Continue reading

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“The Inaugural Meeting of Fairvale Ladies Book Club” – A Book Review and just a tad of jealousy

A long time friend gave me The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Bookclub  by Sophie Green for my birthday with a little trepidation. She knows I read a lot and was worried it may not have been a book … Continue reading

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The Choke: A Book Review

Often when I read an award winning novel I wonder why did the judges choose this novel, what did they see in it that I didn’t. I had no such thoughts with Sofie Laguna’s novel The Choke, which won the 2018 … Continue reading

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By Sea and Stars: A Book Review

By Sea and Stars  by Trent Dalton is the story of the voyage of the First Fleet which brought the convicts from England to Australia between May 1787 to January 1788. This was an interesting novella size historical piece of non-fiction. … Continue reading

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The Merry-Go-round in the Sea: Book Review

This was the third time I have read The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea by Randoph Stow. The first time was at school where I loathed it with a passion. I found it at that time boring and did not relate … Continue reading

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