Book Review: House of Trelawney by Hannah Rothschild

House of Trelawney... About the Book: The seat of the Trelawney family for over 800 years, Trelawney Castle was once the jewel of the Cornish coast. Each successive Earl spent with abandon, turning the house and grounds into a sprawling, extravagant palimpsest of wings, turrets and follies. But recent generations have been better at spending … Continue reading Book Review: House of Trelawney by Hannah Rothschild

Book Review: The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer

The End of Cuthbert Close... About the Book: From bestselling author Cassie Hamer, comes a hilarious tale of warring neighbours in Australian suburbia, with a mystery at its heart. You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your neighbours. (Trad. proverb, origin: Australian suburbia) Food stylist Cara, corporate lawyer Alex and stay-at-home mum Beth … Continue reading Book Review: The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer

#BlogTour #BookReview: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

The Deceptions... About the Book: Long-buried family secrets surface in a compelling new novel from the author of The Teacher's Secret. Moving from wartime Europe to modern day Australia, The Deceptions is a powerful story of old transgressions, unexpected revelations and the legacy of lives built on lies and deceit. Prague, 1943. Taken from her … Continue reading #BlogTour #BookReview: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

Book Review: Budgerigar by Sarah Harris & Don Baker

Budgerigar: How a brave, chatty and colourful little Aussie bird stole the world's heart... About the Book: A curiosity of everything you ever wanted to know (or realised you never knew) about budgies. Budgies, budgies, budgies. Beautiful and cheeky, delightful and enchanting, wild or tamed budgerigars are Australia's gift to the bird world. They sing … Continue reading Book Review: Budgerigar by Sarah Harris & Don Baker

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: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird... About the Book: The much anticipated and utterly captivating new novel from the author of the 2018 runaway sensation, One Day in December. Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They've been together for almost a decade, and Lydia thinks their love is indestructible. But she's wrong. Because on her … Continue reading Book Review: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Book Review: The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

The Animals at Lockwood Manor... About the Book: Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable . . . August 1939. Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum's collection of mammals. Once she and her exhibits arrive at Lockwood Manor, however, where they are to stay for the … Continue reading Book Review: The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

My Dark Vanessa… About the Book: An era-defining novel about the relationship between a fifteen-year-old girl and her teacher. ALL HE DID WAS FALL IN LOVE WITH ME AND THE WORLD TURNED HIM INTO A MONSTER. Vanessa Wye was fifteen-years-old when she first had sex with her English teacher. She is now thirty-two and in … Continue reading Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell