Bookish TV in Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Australian drama series (2018) Picnic at Hanging Rock… When three schoolgirls and a teacher from Appleyard College disappear on Valentine's Day in 1900, the event has a far-reaching impact on the rest of the school, as well as the nearby township. People quickly come up with theories about the disappearances as paranoia sets in and … Continue reading Bookish TV in Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Blog Tour: The French Photographer by Natasha Lester

Behind the Pen and New Release Book Review It gives me great pleasure to highlight the latest historical fiction release by Natasha Lester, The French Photographer, with a Behind the Pen interview and review as part of the Hachette Australia blog tour. The French Photographer: Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue … Continue reading Blog Tour: The French Photographer by Natasha Lester

Book Review: The Fragments by Toni Jordan

The Fragments... About the Book: From the award-winning, bestselling author of Addition and Nine Days, a superbly crafted and captivating literary mystery about a lost book and a secret love. Inga Karlson died in a fire in New York in the 1930s, leaving behind three things: a phenomenally successful first novel, the scorched fragments of … Continue reading Book Review: The Fragments by Toni Jordan

New Release Book Review: The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

The Age of Light… About the Book: Model. Muse. Lover. Artist. One cool day in 1929, Lee Miller arrives in bohemian Paris to pursue her dream of being an artist, having left behind a successful modelling career at Vogue. Gorgeous and talented, she catches the eye of renowned Surrealist artist Man Ray and convinces him … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

New Release Book Review: Woman 99 by Greer Macallister

Woman 99… About the Book: When Charlotte Smith’s wealthy parents commit her beloved sister Phoebe to the infamous Goldengrove Asylum, Charlotte knows there’s more to the story than madness. She risks everything and follows her sister inside, surrendering her real identity as a privileged young lady of San Francisco society to become a nameless inmate, … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Woman 99 by Greer Macallister

New Release Book Review: We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

We Must Be Brave… About the Book: A novel about courage and kindness, hardship and friendship – and the astonishing power of love. December, 1940. As German bombs fall on Southampton, the city's residents flee to the surrounding villages. In Upton village, amid the chaos, newly-married Ellen Parr finds a girl sleeping, unclaimed at the … Continue reading New Release Book Review: We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

New Release Book Review: The Hollow Bones by Leah Kaminsky

The Hollow Bones… About the Book: The Hollow Bones implores us to pay careful attention to the crucial lessons we might learn from our not-too-distant history. 'I remember you once told me about mockingbirds and their special talents for mimicry. They steal the songs from others, you said. I want to ask you this: how … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Hollow Bones by Leah Kaminsky