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My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time | Liz Jensen

My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time feels slightly reminiscent of a mixture between Jane Eyre and the Discworld books, except with time travel, avocado condoms and a little girl who loves spiderman. 402 more words

Book Review

Is Writing an Obsession?

I’ve been writing full time for five years and part-time for four and the more I write, the more obsessed I become. I suppose I could use the word passionate to describe how I feel about writing, but lately the word obsession seems more accurate. 438 more words

Historical Fiction

People of the Book

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks, author of Year of Wonders and March, tackles the fictional history of a real book: the Sarajevo Haggadah. 119 more words



Before Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier, I only knew about the history of Sydney’s razor gang wars in the 1920s-30s from a TV series called Underbelly: Razor… 227 more words


Book Review: The Race for Paris, by Meg Waite Clayton

The Race for Paris is a fictionalized account of one of the more singular — and, sadly, forgotten — bits of World War II history: that of the female reporters and photographers who were on the ground in Europe doing their part to chronicle the wartime events. 551 more words

Book Reviews

Dragonfly in amber (Outlander 2) - Diana Gabaldon

Title: Dragonfly in amber
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Seal Books
Rating: 5/5

For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. 631 more words

Romantic Fiction

Book Review: The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies

What’s it about?

Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London.

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