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January 16

The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright

The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright. Review submitted by an Elanora library staff member. The Mummy Bloggers is a  fast-paced and funny debut novel from  Holly Wainwright. The three Mummy Bloggers are all mums blogging about their lives as mothers – each  with  a successful following, and are loved, hated, taunted and trolled online. Elle is […]

January 15

Before we were yours – Lisa Wingate

Before we were yours – Lisa Wingate This beautifully written novel by Lisa Wingate is based on a notorious true life scandal of a black market adoption operation operating out of the Tennessee Children’s Home in the 1930’s. It is a thought provoking and complex tale of two families two generations apart. The story begins […]

January 10

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

This is a novel in which the core aspects relate to the life of an émigré father and his three sons who arrive in Manhattan with considerable wealth after leaving a country under dubious circumstances. They each live a life portraying the culture and life of Ancient Rome. The novel is narrated by a film […]

November 23

Summer Feet – Betsy Roberts

It’s going to be impossible  for me to be impartial about this book. You see – Betsy is one of ours, a retired librarian who has put her  time to good use self-publishing this book. There’s a lot to love about Betsy, and we’re all so proud of her achievement. Betsy will be sharing her […]

November 17

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo is a book that provokes strong and varying opinions from the reader. Awarded the Booker Prize winner for 2017 it is at once an annoying, frustrating, silly read, and at the same time totally provocative and intelligent, and a literary experience like no other. Set in 1862  it tells the story […]

September 15

The Midnight Watch by David Dyer

Just what exactly happened on the SS Californian during the midnight watch the night the Titanic sank? This debut novel by David Dyer explores the motives of  the Californian‘s Captain, Stanley Lord, who did not respond to the distress rockets of the Titanic on April 15, 1912, despite being the closest ship in the area. Survivors […]

September 13

Beyond the Wall [electronic resource] : Exploring George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, from A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons. by James Lowder (editor).

Beyond the Wall [electronic resource] : Exploring George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, from A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons. Winter has come. A Game of Thrones – you’ve read the books, you’ve seen the series, and you don’t want the experience to end. Stay in the conversation with […]

September 12

Don’t Let Go by Michel Bussi

  Don’t Let Go a new mystery by Frenchman Michel Bussi grabbed me from the first page.  Refreshingly there is no “investigator character” as in most traditional mysteries as this mystery is told from at least four different perspectives –  the police investigators and the characters involved all have a turn telling the story.  The […]

September 11

Alias Grace by Margaret Attwood

Everyone’s talking about the serialised version of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – everyone but me actually, as we had trouble streaming from SBS on demand, so I’ll just have to patiently wait for my hold on the library copy to arrive. We also have the 1990 film adaptation on the catalogue, starring Natasha […]

July 12

My cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

I’m not sure why, but lately I seem to have developed a passion for all things written about, or filmed in, Cornwall. Much to my great joy the new series of “Poldark” has started airing on the ABC, and now My Cousin Rachel , also set in Cornwall, has just been released in cinemas in Australia. […]