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Book Review: The Gulf by Anna Spargo-Ryan #AWW2017 #AusRead17

July 24, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Skye lives with her mother and her ten-year-old brother, Ben in Adelaide. Their lives are suddenly turned upside down with the arrival of her mum’s new boyfriend, Jason. Jason works a lot, except they don’t know what exactly he does. When their mum decides to move with him to Port Flinders, Skye and Ben are uprooted from all that is familiar. And then, Jason gets violent. Now Skye must figure out a way to get out of there but…

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Book Review: The Teacher’s Secret by Suzanne Leal #AusReads17 #AWW2017

July 18, 2017

Terry is the assistant principal and Year 6 teacher at a small town primary school. He loves his job and is popular among the students, their parents and the staff at the small school. However, with the new school year comes a new acting principal, Laurie. They clash from day one. Laurie thinks it’s strange that Terry – a male with no children – would work in a primary school. She keeps a close eye on him and uncovers a…

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Book Review: Seven Types of Ambiguity by Eliot Perlman #AusReads17

June 20, 2017

Simon is an unemployed teacher in the throes of depression since a primary school student in his care went missing. While Simon was never charged of any wrong-doing, the child has never been found. His parents employ a psychiatrist, Dr Alex Kilma, to help Simon. However, Simon mainly seems fixated on his ex-girlfriend from ten years ago, Anna. Anna is now married to a wealthy stockbroker Joe but Simon knows it is a loveless marriage. Because Joe sees a prostitute,…

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Book Review: Journey from Venice by Ruth Cracknell

June 11, 2017

Journey from Venice is a memoir by Ruth Cracknell. I read this book back in April for my book club. For those who don’t know, Ruth Cracknell is an Australian actress best known for her role in Mother and Son. In Journey from Venice, Ruth writes about her journey with her husband Eric to Venice when they take a much deserved break after working for years. A few days into their vacation though, Eric falls sick. It starts with a…

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Book Review: Tell the truth, shame the devil #AusRead17 #AWW2017

February 7, 2017
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Detective Inspector Bashir (Bish) Ortley of the London Met Police has recently been suspended from the force for his behaviour. He spends his days drinking and drowning his grief of his broken marriage to Rachel, his dead son and his emotionally distant teenage daughter, Bee. Bish’s world is thrown upside down when he receives a call of a British school bus being bombed in France. It’s the same bus his daughter was on. Also on the bus is Violette LeBrac.…

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