Book Review: The Secret Life Of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

The Secret Life Of Shirley Sullivan... About the Book: The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan is a charming, nostalgic and heart-warming story for women of any age – and it all begins when 79-year-old Shirley kidnaps her husband from his nursing home for one final adventure . . . When Shirley Sullivan signs her 83-year-old … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Life Of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

Book Review: The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker

The Banksia Bay Beach Shack... About the Book: A year is a long time in the memory of a small town. Stories get twisted, truths become warped, history is rewritten. MYSTERIES When Laura discovers an old photo of her grandmother, Lillian, with an intriguing inscription on the back, she heads to the sleepy seaside town … Continue reading Book Review: The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker

Book Review: Bjelke Blues edited by Edwina Shaw

Bjelke Blues: Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland 1968–1987... About the Book: ‘Bjelke Blues gives heart and soul to the remembrances of the men and women who were at the end of police batons... at the front line fighting for justice and decency’ – Matthew Condon, journalist and author of Three Crooked … Continue reading Book Review: Bjelke Blues edited by Edwina Shaw

Book Review: Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

Riptides... About the Book: Set in Queensland during a time of tremendous social upheaval, Riptides is a gripping family drama about dreams, choices and consequences, from the author of the acclaimed Half Moon Lake. One bad decision can tear your world apart... December 1974. Abby Campbell and her brother Charlie are driving to their father’s … Continue reading Book Review: Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

Book Review: Springtime – A Ghost Story by Michelle de Kretser

Springtime... About the Book: 'Picking up her pace, Frances saw a woman in the shadowy depths of the garden. She wore a wide hat and a trailing pink dress; a white hand emerged from her sleeve. There came upon Frances a sensation that sometimes overtook her when she was looking at a painting: space was … Continue reading Book Review: Springtime – A Ghost Story by Michelle de Kretser

Book Review: Remembering Bob by Sue Pieters-Hawke

Remembering Bob... About the Book: A warm, moving and revealing collection of stories and memories about Bob Hawke from across the nation, edited by his eldest daughter Bob Hawke's death in May 2019 sparked national mourning across the country as we remembered just how important Bob had been in the shaping of modern Australia. In … Continue reading Book Review: Remembering Bob by Sue Pieters-Hawke

Book Review: Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith

Invented Lives... About the Book: Knowing what you want is hard. Accepting what is possible is harder still. It is the mid-1980s. In Australia, stay-at-home wives jostle with want-it-all feminists, while AIDS threatens the sexual freedom of everyone. On the other side of the world, the Soviet bloc is in turmoil. Mikhail Gorbachev has been … Continue reading Book Review: Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith

Book Review: Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel

Allegra in Three Parts… About the Book: ‘I can split myself in two... something I have to do because of Joy and Matilde. They are my grandmothers and I love them both and they totally love me but they can't stand each other.’ Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one … Continue reading Book Review: Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel