Tag Archives: non-fiction

Under Fire – 100 years since the first World War began

Under Fire  by Henri Barbusse (2003 English translation was originally published in French as “Le Feu” in 1916) Post by Janette from Southport Library. Henri Barbusse, born in 1893 in France, was a volunteer in the First World War. In 1914, he had no doubt that the French cause was that of humanity. By early […]

Once was Burma

I have embarked on an escapist, literary journey. I have packed my bag, my passport, my map and I’ve set off to see if I can travel ‘Around the world in 80 literary ways”! I plan to read both fiction and non-fiction in an attempt to traverse this wide and wonderful world of ours. Book […]

Argo

Argo by  Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio. Post by Marie.  This book has everything that you would like in an espionage thriller. It is intriguing, fast-paced and set during a tumultuous time in a war-torn country. The best thing about it is that it is all true. During the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, […]

Serengeti Spy

I have embarked on an escapist, literary journey. I have packed my bag, my passport, my map and I’ve set off to see if I can travel ‘Around the world in 80 literary ways”! I plan to read both fiction and non-fiction in an attempt to traverse this wide and wonderful world of ours. Book […]

High Sobriety : My Year Without Booze

High Sobriety : My Year Without Booze by Jill Stark.  I decided to read this book after listening to a review of it on the ABC First Tuesday Book Club program.  Jill is journalist for the Sunday Age newspaper. She worked hard through the week and on weekends, public holidays, and special occasions, would binge drink. Having concerns about her […]

Welcome to your new life!

Welcome to your new life is written by Australian pianist Anna Goldsworthy. When Goldsworthy falls pregnant with her first child, she straps herself in for the roller coaster ride of parenthood. This honest memoir reveals her traits of perfectionism, prenatal and postnatal paranoia and hyper vigilance. Goldsworthy takes the reader under her wing and allows them to accompany […]

Batavia – Peter FitzSimons

Batavia by Peter FitzSimons was both interesting and disappointing. Interesting as it tells the detailed story of the shipwreck off the coast of WA in the 17th Century and the horrific fight for survival that ensued. Disappointing as it is told with a narrative that is so presumptive it borders on fiction. The Batavia was a […]

The Blind Side

The Blind Side by Michael Lewis In  a Heartbeat : Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy is available in Large Print, and as an audiobook on OverDrive. The Blind Side – award winning DVD directed by John Lee Hancock. The Blind Side is the story of Michael Oher who was […]

1000 Best Ever Recipes From AWW

1000 Best Ever Recipes From AWW This is a great cookbook to flick through for inspiration on almost any cooking event. The pictures are great and are all labelled, so you get to see what the finished product should look like. It covers almost everything – in fact, if I had a complaint it would […]

Oh la la! The French Dog

“Dogs are part of the fibre of daily life in Paris” ( Barbara Wilde). The sentiments of this quote are beautifully portrayed in The French dog.  This delightful book captures man’s best friend in a French setting, and if you are a dog lover then this coffee table book is for you. The fantastic photographs are taken […]

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