2021 Reviews · biography · new release · non-fiction · true stories · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Keeper of Miracles by Phillip Maisel

Title: The Keeper of Miracles Author: Phillip Maisel Published: July 27th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 224 Genres:  Second World War, Humanities, The HolocaustBiography & True Stories, Autobiography: historical, political & military RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The memoir of a Holocaust survivor keeping alive the stories of his generation. For more than 30 years, Phillip Maisel has worked selflessly to record the harrowing… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Keeper of Miracles by Phillip Maisel

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · biography · history · memoir · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

Title: The Other Side of Absence Author: Betty O’Neill Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Ventura Press Pages: 352 Genres:  Non-Fiction, Historical, Memoir RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Betty O’Neill grew up knowing very little about her father, Antoni. She knew that he had fled Poland after World War Two, that he had disappeared overnight when she was just an infant, and that his… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · biography · history · new release · non-fiction · true stories

New Release Book Review: Searching for Charlotte by Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell

Title: Searching for Charlotte Author: Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell Published: November 1st 2020 Publisher: NLA Publishing Pages: 304 Genres:  Non Fiction, History, Biography, True Stories RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars For almost 140 years, the author of Australia’s first book for children was a mystery. Known only by the descriptor ‘a Lady Long Resident in New South Wales’, she was the subject… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Searching for Charlotte by Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell

2020 Reviews · biography · history · military · new release · non-fiction · Political · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

Title: The Happiest Man on Earth Author: Eddie Jaku Published: July 27th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 208 Genres:  Biography & True Stories, Autobiography, Second World War, Holocaust, Historical, Political & Military RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you. Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · biography · Feminist · non-fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch

Today I am marking off my third #3 checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: ARIA Award-winning singer and actress Clare Bowditch confronts her inner critic in this no-holds-barred memoir. This is the story I promised myself, aged twenty-one, that I would one day be brave enough – and well enough – to… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch

2020 Reviews · biography · history · military · new release · non-fiction · Political

New Release Book Review: The Sisters of Auschwitz by Roxane van Iperen

Title: The Sisters of Auschwitz Author: Roxane van Iperen Published: November 12th 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Biograhy, History, Political, Military RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The life-affirming story of female bravery, Jewish Nazi resistance and surviving the horrors of Auschwitz WINNER of the Opzij Literature Prize 2019! During the Second World War two Jewish sisters – Janny and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Sisters of Auschwitz by Roxane van Iperen

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · biography · book bingo · memoir

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 25: ‘Prize Winning Book’- Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 25: ‘Prize Winning Book’- Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

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#Book Bingo 2019 Round 22 BONUS ROUND: ‘Non fiction book about an event’- The Girls by Chloe Higgins

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 22 BONUS ROUND: ‘Non fiction book about an event’- The Girls by Chloe Higgins

#aww2019 · biography · book bingo · fiction · historical fiction

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 21 BONUS ROUND: ‘Fictional biography about a woman from history’ – The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 21 BONUS ROUND: ‘Fictional biography about a woman from history’ – The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · biography · history · true stories · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Writing on the Wall by Juliet Rieden

Title: The Writing on the Wall Author: Juliet Rieden Published: August 27th 2019 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 288 Genres:  Non Fiction, Biography, Memoir, History, World War II RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars ‘Memoirs such as this will ensure we do not lose the struggle against “forgetting” – that sly accomplice of tyranny’ Magda Szubanski In 1939, as Hitler’s troops march on Prague, a Jewish… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Writing on the Wall by Juliet Rieden