Behind the Pen with Michelle Wright

Today I warmly welcome Michelle Wright to Behind the Pen, chatting about her debut novel, Small Acts of Defiance. Michelle Wright is an award-winning writer who brings to life a remarkable range of characters, winning many awards, including The Age short story competition. Her collection of short stories, Fine, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's … Continue reading Behind the Pen with Michelle Wright

Book Review: Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

About the Book: Secrets My Father Kept is a captivating novel about love, sacrifice, secrets and resilience, as the clock inexorably ticks down to a devastating world war. It’s February 1939. As the Führer edges towards an invasion of Poland, total war looms in Europe. However, in Krakow, seventeen-year-old Marie Karska’s primary concern is the … Continue reading Book Review: Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

Book Review: Retrospective by Kelly Van Nelson

Retrospective… About the Book: From the #1 bestselling author of Graffiti Lane and Punch and Judy comes another edgy poetry collection packed with explosive emotion and pulsing with candid insights into the underbelly of urban life. Retrospective takes a raw trip down memory lane, delving into the mind of a child navigating the streets of … Continue reading Book Review: Retrospective by Kelly Van Nelson

Book Review: The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

The Shape of Darkness… About the Book: As the age of the photograph dawns in Victorian Bath, silhouette artist Agnes is struggling to keep her business afloat. Still recovering from a serious illness herself, making enough money to support her elderly mother and her orphaned nephew Cedric has never been easy, but then one of … Continue reading Book Review: The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

Book Review: Mrs England by Stacey Halls

Mrs England… About the Book: From the bestselling author of The Familiars and The Foundling comes Stacey Halls' most compelling and ambitious novel to date. West Yorkshire, 1904. When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes a position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynasty of mill … Continue reading Book Review: Mrs England by Stacey Halls