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The Postmistress

By Alison Stuart - Published 2019


It is 1871. Adelaide Greaves is the postmistress in the little gold-mining town of Maiden’s Creek. To her customers, she appears to be ...Read Review

The Impostress: The Dishonest Adventures of Sarah Wilson

By R.J. Clarke - Published 2019



“The greatest impostress of the present age” was the mysterious Sarah Wilson who, from her late teens, wandered alone across 18th-century England duping ...Read Review

The Old Drift

By Namwali Serpell - Published 2019



Some novels are almost impossible to summarize in a few paragraphs, and this is one of them. After a conventional opening chapter, the ...Read Review

The Invitation

By Belinda Alexandra - Published 2018


Writer and harpist Emma Ducasse was raised by her grandmother in Paris. Her elder sister Caroline is married to American tycoon Oliver Hopper. ...Read Review


Published 2019


In 1797, the ship Sydney Cove is wrecked north of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania). Its speculative cargo includes valuable rum. On board are ...Read Review

The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers

By Kerri Turner - Published 2019


The title says it all: this is a novel about the fading glory of the famous Imperial Ballet of Russia. You can anticipate ...Read Review

Frieda: A Novel of the Real Lady Chatterley

By Annabel Abbs - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

In her first novel, The Joyce Girl, Annabel Abbs explored life in the shadows of literary fame. In her second, we are again ...Read Review

The Lace Weaver

By Lauren Chater - Published 2018


Just as the gossamer threads of Estonian shawls are woven into intricate symbolic patterns, so too is this story of two young women ...Read Review

The Faithful

By Juliet West - Published 2017


Hazel, just sixteen, anticipates a long, boring summer at Aldwick Bay in Sussex. Her best friend won’t be there and Hazel’s ...Read Review

Lillian Armfield: How Australia’s First Female Detective Took on Tilly Devine and the Razor Gangs and Changed the Face of the Force

By Leigh Straw - Published 2018



In the 1920s, Sydney was in the midst of a brutal crime-wave known as “the Razor Wars”. Remarkably, the two principal rival players ...Read Review

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