Sins Of The Brother by Mark Whittaker & Les Kennedy

Sins of the brother by Mark Whittaker & Les Kennedy is the second book I have read about Ivan Milat this year. The first, Milat: inside Australia’s biggest manhunt by former detective and assistant commissioner of the NSW Police Clive Small, provided a personal account of how he led the investigation into the Belanglo State Forest murders and convicted Milat. […]

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The Ruins of Detroit by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

I read The Ruins of Detroit last year and meant to write a review about it at the time but never got around to doing it. I saw it on the shelves recently and found that I was just as impressed on my second viewing as I was on my first. The book is what is usually […]

The Dalai Lama’s cat – David Michie

The Dalai Lama’s Cat – David Michie An abandoned and injured Himalayan kitten is rescued from the streets of Delhi by the Dalai Lama and taken to his home at Dharamsala. I admit I picked this book from the shelves as I loved the picture of the cat on the front cover.  As I started […]

The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw

The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw Retired Police Inspector Auguste Jovert and the former Professor of Law, Tadashi Omura meet in Paris and exchange tales about their lives. Omura’s former friend, Katsuo Ikeda, is also a central character and is exposed as a  brilliant and selfish writer.    The Snow Kimono is also a tale about […]

The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

We know there is nothing like the unconditional love parents have for their children and losing a child is every parents’ worst nightmare. The Ice Twins is about a young couple Angus and Sarah Moorcraft with their two young identical twin daughters, Kirstie and Lydia.  A year after the loss of one of the couples’ […]

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8 ways to make history come alive

History isn’t about memorising names and dates and events.

Here are 8 tips on how to make history come alive:

A Secret kept

The cover of the book  A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay attracted my attention. Not to mention the chance of learning a secret! Who isn’t interested in a salacious well kept secret?Antoine is a forty-something, disappointed and disillusioned with life. He is separated from his wife and has troubles with his kids. When his […]

The Margaret Thatcher school of beauty

The Margaret Thatcher school of beauty by Marsha Mehran tells the stories of a collective of exiled immigrants that form a friendly, supportive community in Buenos Aires. The common factor that unites them all is the revolution in their homeland and a love of Iranian poetry.  This novel is carefully constructed and woven with beautiful […]

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Big Library Read: Eyes on You

From June 9 – June 23 join millions of readers around the world as they read the ebook or listen to the eaudiobook, Eyes on You.

About Grace

After loving Anthony Doerr’s masterpiece novel All the light you cannot see, I was eager to experience his prior works. About Grace is beautifully written, but an intensively slow read. A tale told in highly intricate descriptive prose. About Grace tells the story of a man called David Winkler. Winkler is a hydrologist, with a fascination for snowflakes. […]


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