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Book Review: The Sweet Hills of Florence by Jan Wallace Dickinson

Title: The Sweet Hills of Florence Author: Jan Wallace Dickinson Published: February 2018 Publisher: Hybrid Publishers Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.95 Pages: 400 Rating: 4 stars 1941. Florence, city of strife. It is Hitler’s state visit to Florence and the last of the good times for Mussolini. From now on, he and his lover Clara will cling more closely together, ever more dependent… Continue reading Book Review: The Sweet Hills of Florence by Jan Wallace Dickinson

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#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book written by an Australian man’ – The Love That I Have by James Moloney

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite blogger, Theresa Smith Writes. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries.… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book written by an Australian man’ – The Love That I Have by James Moloney

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New Release Book Review & Giveaway: Eleanor’s Secret by Caroline Beecham

Title: Eleanor’s Secret Author: Caroline Beecham Published: April 24th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars An engrossing wartime mystery of past deceptions, family secrets and long-lasting love… London, 1942 When art school graduate, Eleanor Roy, is recruited by the War Artists Advisory Committee, she comes one step closer to realising her dream of… Continue reading New Release Book Review & Giveaway: Eleanor’s Secret by Caroline Beecham

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New Release Book Review: The Juliet Code by Christine Wells

Title: The Juliet Code Author: Christine Wells Published: April 30th 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars It’s 1947 and the war is over, but Juliet Barnard is still tormented by secrets. She was a British agent and wireless operator in occupied Paris until her mission went critically wrong. Juliet was caught by the Germans, imprisoned… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Juliet Code by Christine Wells

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#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book everyone is talking about’ – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite blogger, Theresa Smith Writes. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries.… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book everyone is talking about’ – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book with themes of culture’ – The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite blogger, Theresa Smith Writes. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries.… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book with themes of culture’ – The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater

2018 Reviews · Britain · historical fiction · World War II

Film Tie-In Book Review: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Title: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society Author: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows Published: March 21st 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 280 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, World War II RRP: $22.99 It’s 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer’s block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey–a total stranger living halfway across the Channel,… Continue reading Film Tie-In Book Review: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows