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Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse

By Cassandra Pybus - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

In the 1820s, the author’s ancestor was given free land grants on Bruny Island, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania). The original inhabitants ...Read Review

The Fall of the House of Byron: Scandal and Seduction in Georgian England

By EMILY. BRAND - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

The luscious cover and tag-line give the impression that this is going to be an exciting popular-history read that will reveal to us ...Read Review

Fortune

By Lenny Bartulin -

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The author’s earlier historical novel Infamy blasted away the conventions with a frenetic pace and vivid irreverence. It was a graphic, yet ...Read Review

The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens: How the British Empire Turned Artful Dodgers into Child Killers

By Steve Harris - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

Much has been written about the early Australian convicts, but perhaps less-known is the fact that around 3,000 boys, some as young as seven ...Read Review

A Thousand Tongues

By Ian Reid - Published 2019

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Literary

The title comes from Shakespeare’s Richard III, “My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale …” ...Read Review

The Burnt Country

By Joy Rhoades - Published 2019

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Saga

(Please note this is a sequel and this review contains unavoidable spoilers from the first in the series, The Woolgrower’s Companion.) Kate ...Read Review

The Postmistress

By Alison Stuart - Published 2019

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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

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Nonfiction

“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

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Literary

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

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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

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