September 13, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW:The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

This is the story of a woman's struggle for independence. Helen "Graham" has returned to Wildfell Hall in flight from a disastrous marriage. Exiled to the desolate moorland mansion, she adopts an assumed name and earns her living as a painter
September 11, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite by Laura Freeman

At the age of fourteen, Laura Freeman was diagnosed with anorexia. She had seized the one aspect of her life that she seemed able to control, and struck different foods from her diet one by one until she was starving. But even at her lowest point, the one appetite she never lost was her love of reading.
September 2, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

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August 30, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: Secrets Of The Tides by Hannah Richell

Every family has its secrets. Some are small, like telling a white lie or snooping through a private drawer. Others are more serious, like infidelity and betrayal. And some secrets are so terrible they must be hidden away in a deep, dark place, for if they ever came to light, they would surely tear a family apart . .
August 28, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie

When her elderly mother is hospitalised after an accident, Vicki is summoned to her parents' isolated and run-down ranch home in Alberta, Canada, to care for her father. She has been estranged from her parents for many years (the reasons for which become quickly clear) and is horrified by what she discovers on her arrival[...]
August 26, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Hollow Bones by Leah Kaminsky

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August 23, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: Peaches For Monsieur le Cure by Joanne Harris

It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead. When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the village in south-west France where, eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shoP[...]
August 21, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: On Mazes & Labyrinths by Charlotte Higgins

The tale of how the hero Theseus killed the Minotaur, finding his way out of the labyrinth using Ariadne’s ball of red thread, is one of the most intriguing, suggestive and persistent of all myths, and the labyrinth – the beautiful, confounding and terrifying building created for the half-man, half-bull monster [...]
August 19, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet by Trent Dalton

Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet. Originally published as a multi-part serial in The Australian, By Sea and Stars tells the story of the epic voyage which led to the founding of our nation [...]