Three crooked kings August 28

Online ebook club wrap-up – Three crooked Kings

I didn’t grow up in Queensland and was only three years old when the Fitzgerald Inquiry took place so up until this year I had no idea of the extent of police corruption in the sunshine state from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. As such I was very keen to read Three crooked Kings by […]

The Lost Duchess

The Lost Duchess by Jenny Barden is a wonderful descriptive novel of early Tudor England and the very different conditions encountered by the early settlers at Roanoke Island in the New World. The story follows the adventures of Emme, a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I and an adventurer sailor, Kit, who has decided to make […]

silkworm August 28

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling!)

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. I enjoyed The Cuckoo’s Calling, which is the first murder mystery by J. K. Rowling (writing under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith) and I looked forward to the next installment. This series features the private detective Cormoran Strike and his P.A. Robin Ellacott, who look like becoming another crime fighting literary duo. Cormoran Strike is […]

Room2 August 26

Room

Room by Emma Donoghue. Post by Kate from Southport Branch Library. Room is the story of Jack, a 5 year old boy who lives in a single room with his mother and has never been outside. Room is eleven feet by eleven feet, has a skylight and a locked door. Jack loves watching TV, and […]

Heyer2 August 25

The Regency World

Georgette Heyer’s Regency World  by Jennifer Kloester. Georgette Heyer is an author much loved by readers all over the world for her novels set in the Regency period, which have intricately plotted story lines and memorable characters who are enjoyed for their wit and humour. Heyer wrote her first novel at the age of 17  for her brother […]

Honey & Oats August 25

Honey and Oats – want to stay healthy while indulging?

Honey & Oats : everyday favorites baked with whole grains and natural sweeteners by Jennifer Katzinger. This is a beautiful new cookbook which aims to help you enjoy healthier versions of your favourite baked goods using whole grains and natural sweeteners. If you are wanting to achieve a healthier lifestyle but just can’t give up […]

The ‘new’ rules of engagement : a guide to understanding and connecting with Generation Y

Have you ever wondered what makes Generation Y tick?   Generation Y typically refers to those born between the early 1980’s and the mid to late 1990’s.  The New Rules of Engagement by Michael McQueen explains that how this generation has grown up in a very different world. Michael McQueen, a social worker and professional […]

Beowulf and the dragon image August 21

Beowulf book club discussion questions

An epic poem wherein the eponymous hero fights three battles against monsters, rising in stature then falling, through his personal prowess. Beowulf was written, perhaps, in the Eighth Century and is one of the taproots of modern fantasy literature

The Pact by Jodi Picoult

The basic plot of this story has two children growing up together as inseperable best friends from birth until, as they become teenagers, this inevitably turns to them having a romantic relationship. However, by the age of 17, one of them is dead and the other is on trial for her murder – but is […]

night train to lisbon August 18

Night Train to Lisbon

“Night Train to Lisbon” will indeed challenge you to take the journey along with Raimund Gregorius, professor of Classics. Hi lives a quiet, predictable life until one morning, when on his way to work, he prevents a beautiful young woman from jumping off a bridge. What leads us into the story is a small mesmerising […]

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