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By Michelle Wright -
Based in Nazi-occupied Paris, Small Acts of Defiance is award-winning Australian short-story writer Michelle Wright’s debut novel. Wright lived in Paris for ...Read Review
By Ellen Alpsten -
The Tsarina’s Daughter is Kenyan-born, London-based Ellen Alpsten’s second historical novel and is part of a trilogy about the Russian aristocracy ...Read Review
By Inga Vesper -
The Long, Long Afternoon is a police procedural mystery, set in suburban, middle-class California, where idyllic, domestic life is not all that it ...Read Review
By Sue Williams -
Elizabeth and Elizabeth is bestselling Australian journalist and non-fiction writer, Sue Williams’ first historical novel, based on the true story of two colonial ...Read Review
By Nola Lorraine -
Scattered is the first novel by Australian, Nola Lorraine, author of many published short stories. A Victorian-era historical novel, Scattered will also appeal ...Read Review
By Pip Williams -
Published 2020Published 2021
The Dictionary of Lost Words is the first novel by English-born, Australian author, Pip Williams. Set in Oxford, England, the novel spans over ...Read Review
By Suzanne Leal -
The Deceptions is award-winning Australian author, Suzanne Leal’s third novel. Like her first novel, Border Street, it was inspired by the Holocaust ...Read Review
By Julian Leatherdale -
No one could accuse Julian Leatherdale of confining himself to a particular historical period of New South Wales (Australian) history. His debut novel, ...Read Review
By Alison Booth -
Australian author, Alison Booth, has had four previously published historical novels, including Stillwater Creek and The Indigo Sky. Her previous novels are predominantly ...Read Review
By Cindy Williams -
This is Australian writer Cindy Williams’ second novel. Her first, The Pounamu Prophecy, was set in her birth country of New Zealand and ...Read Review
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