Reviews

Review of Columbine’s Tale by Rachel Nightingale

 by Savannah White “…Swayed by her passion, the Creator granted her wish. The star was born in human form and lived a human life. All...

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Book Review of Carol Lefevre’s The Happiness Glass

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop “For years she had imagined these plants belonged to the animal kingdom: hippopotamus; rhinoceros; agapanthus....

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Book Review of Stephanie Parkyn’s Into the World.

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop “The murky water stretched out between her and the shore, the gap becoming further than she could leap. The...

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A Review of A Review of Kristina Olsson’s Shell’s Shell

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop. “But tonight the air was precarious. All sandstone shadow, smudgy. She thought that time was like this too, a...

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Book Review of Helen Juke’s A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop “It felt like slipping through a hidden side-door, stepping slightly outside the flow of things and into a...

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Book review: The Lace Weaver

Reviewed by Wendy J. Dunn Each lace shawl begins and ends the same way – with a circle. Everything is connected with a thread as fine...

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Book Review: The Tides Between by Elizabeth Jane Corbett

Review by Jayme Constandino At the crux of it, The Tides Between is a story about self discovery. The narrative follows young girl Bridie...

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Book review: The Heart is a Burial Ground by Tamara Colchester

Reviewed by Skye Jenner. This book isn’t the kind that I normally read. That’s not to say that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy it. But it...

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A Book Review of Hoa Pham’s ‘Lady of the Realm’

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop “… and I was lifted reluctantly into the boat as it ploughed into the sea. On the beach the men I knew from...

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Book Review: Aesop the Fox by Suniti Namjoshi.

Review by Madeleine Reid. Aesop the Fox is Suniti Namjoshi’s first novel in six years, and those familiar with her fiction works will be...

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Book review: The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, by Shokoofeh Azar

Reviewed by Tamara Lowe.   The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, written by Shokoofeh Azar who now calls Australia home,...

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Review of Harlequins Riddle by Rachel Nightingale

Review by Joe Bosa “There is a moment, just before the dreamer stirs, when the mysteries of the world offer up their meanings. There is...

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Review of Jack of Spades by Sophie Masson

Review by Jessica Forth It is not often that a book opens is narrative with the call to action on it’s first page. It is also unusual...

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‘Falling Pomegranate Seeds’ by Wendy J. Dunn

Review by Sarah Giles “All of us must walk our own roads, but ‘tis wrong to prevent women from walking to many roads just because...

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‘The History of England. Volume IV: Revolution’ by Peter Ackroyd

Reviewed by Professor Josie Arnold   I read this as a biography of the William, Anne and Hanoverian years in England that saw the...

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‘Call to Juno’ by Elisabeth Storrs

Review by Tina Tsironis Throw a number of interconnected characters together, add a dash of mental complexity to each, sprinkle with a...

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‘The Constant Queen’ by Joanna Courtney

Review by Abby Claridge   ‘That was well done, my lady,’ Aksel said softly in his newly deep voice. ‘Dignified,’ she told him,...

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‘The Pedigreed Jew: between There and Here – Kovno and Israel’ by Safira Rapoport

Review by Sarah Giles ‘To this day I have no tears; that is one of the symptoms of being a Holocaust survivor…’ p. 147. ‘The...

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Review: Inside Tokyo’s Shadows ‘People Who Eat Darkness’ by Richard Lloyd Parry

By Teuila Krause People Who Eat Darkness is the true story of British woman Lucie Blackman, who was reported missing back in July 2000 from...

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Review: Malcolm X: The Voice That Feared None ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ as told to Alex Haley

By Teuila Krause February 21st 1965, New York City – Minister El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, more commonly known as Malcolm X, is...

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Review: The Flame Eater by Barbara Gaskell Denvil

By Senaj Alijevski The Flame Eater by Barbara Gaskell Denvil is a historical fiction novel set in Medieval London that offers the reader a...

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Review: On the Trail of the Yorks

By Tina Tsironis   In her previous book, The World of Richard III, author Kristie Dean focused squarely on the controversial last king...

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Review: In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII by Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger

By Andy Goss Henry VIII must be England’s most examined monarch. But although his was a pivotal reign, his celebrity has little to do...

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