The Bass Rock... About the Book: The lives of three women weave together across four centuries in the dazzling new book from Evie Wyld, winner of the Miles Franklin Award. Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And … Continue reading Book Review: The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld
Last Survivor... About the Book: Greed. Joanne Flack is on the run - suspected of stealing a rare African plant thought to be extinct and worth millions of dollars. Danger. Sonja Kurtz is hired by the CIA to hunt down Joanne and find the link between the missing plant and a terrorist group hiding out … Continue reading Book Review: Last Survivor by Tony Park
‘Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.’ I first read Emma in my early 20s (I'm now in my early 40s) about the time that the Gwenyth Paltrow adaptation came out. That period in the late 1990s saw quite a few classic adaptations, in particular the novels of Austen, Dickens, and … Continue reading #TheClassicsEight: Revisiting Jane Austen’s Emma
The first week of my winter school holidays break is almost done and three of those days were spent with another migraine. You'd think that after thirty years of having them that I'd be used to it. For the most part, I am, but this year has been particularly viscous in terms of frequency. I've … Continue reading The Week That Was…
#BookBingo2020: 0 #2020ReadNonFic: 1 #aww2020: 6 #TheClassicsEight: 1 Total books read for June: 12 Back to my regular monthly total! 12 books a month seems to be my set pattern, regardless of book size. There's comfort in predictability, I suppose!
Croc Country... About the Book: The new outback mystery from the bestselling author of The Roadhouse. Why would the police come back looking for a dead man? Young widow Tilly is making a new life for herself, keeping house for the rangers at the Binboona Wildlife Sanctuary in the isolated wilderness of the north-western Gulf … Continue reading Book Review: Croc Country by Kerry McGinnis
The Silk House... About the Book: Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret by the bestselling author of THE BOTANIST'S DAUGHTER Australian history teacher Thea Rust arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the British countryside only to find that she is to look after the first … Continue reading Book Review: The Silk House by Kayte Nunn