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Book Review: Liberation by Imogen Kealey

Title: Liberation Author: Imogen Kealey Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 2 stars The must-read thriller inspired by the true story of Nancy Wake, the most decorated servicewoman of the Second World War, soon to be a major blockbuster film. Inspired by the incredible true story of the most decorated servicewoman of the second… Continue reading Book Review: Liberation by Imogen Kealey

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Book Review: The Twins of Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor with Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Title: The Twins of Auchwitz Author: Eva Mozes Kor Published: August 11th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 240 Genres: Non Fiction, History, War RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The heart-breaking and inspiring memoir of a 10-year-old Auschwitz twin The Nazis spared their lives because they were twins. In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz. Within thirty… Continue reading Book Review: The Twins of Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor with Lisa Rojany Buccieri

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New Release Book Review: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

Title: The Collaborator Author: Diane Armstrong Published: August 19th 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 496 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Is he a hero or a traitor? Based on astonishing true events set in the darkest days of World War II in Budapest, this is an enthralling story of heroism, vengeance, passion, and betrayal. It is also the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

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Book Review: The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham

Title: The Secret Messenger Author: Mandy Robotham Published: January 20th 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4 stars The highly awaited new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The German Midwife (also published as A Woman of War). Venice, 1943 The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham

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Book Review: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem by Rick Held

Title: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem Author: Rick Held Published: April 28th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A powerful debut novel based on a true story for those who loved THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ and ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. The hero of this book was not a saint, nor even a tzadik –… Continue reading Book Review: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem by Rick Held

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Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

Title: The German Midwife Author: Mandy Robotham Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars An enthralling new tale of courage, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Secret Orphan and The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz will love. Germany, 1944.… Continue reading Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

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New Release Book Review: The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham

Title: The Berlin Girl Author: Mandy Robotham Published: December 2nd 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The heart-wrenching new WWII story from the bestselling author of The German Midwife. Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham

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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

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New Release Book Review: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage by Hazel Gaynor

Title: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage Author: Hazel Gaynor Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins – GB Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars China, 1941. With Japan’s declaration of war on the Allies, Elspeth Kent’s future changes forever. When soldiers take control of the missionary school where she teaches, comfortable security is replaced by rationing, uncertainty and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage by Hazel Gaynor

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New Release Book Review: Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

Title: Finding Eadie Author: Caroline Beecham Published: July 2nd 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The author of Maggie’s Kitchen and Eleanor’s Secret delivers another compelling story of love and mystery during wartime.London 1943: War and dwindling resources are taking their toll on the staff of Partridge Press. The pressure is on to create new books to distract readers… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham