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MS St Louis - the ship to nowhere but dashed hopes

  Several years ago I read a sad saga to which I’ve returned on a number of occasions. It was...
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14 Oct

A thought-provoking novel about family, secrets, and lies

“When your world falls apart the only person you can depend on is your sister.” Harriett Chirnwell has a perfect...
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13 Oct

Is having a man in your life worth losing your independence?

  Christina Clemente is an interior designer and a divorced mother of daughter Bianca. They live in a modest flat...
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12 Oct

If this was fiction, it would be a nightmare, but it's a memoir

I am, I am, I am indeed, enraptured of this book. Many are the volumes I have read that have...
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11 Oct

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google: the four horseman of influence

Scott Galloway is the author of a new title The Four, or how to build a trillion dollar company.  The author...
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10 Oct

Barney Greatrex is the amazing Aussie hero you've never heard of

Half a world away from home, a young Sydney man who’d trained and gone to England to drop bombs on...
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9 Oct

Get off the yo-yo diet merry-go-round with Interval Weight Loss

Do you relate to the experience of dieting and losing weight, only to find that you regain that lost weight...
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8 Oct

Is it possible? Mma Precious Ramotswe has a sister?

I eagerly awaited The House of Unexpected Sisters, by Alexander McCall Smith, because I had so thoroughly enjoyed the previous...
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7 Oct

Awesome inspiration for everyone seeking herbal remedies

Health and wellness is a booming sector in Australia. We eat clean and we detox our pantries. But what about...
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6 Oct

If you like Ann Cleeves' TV series, you'll love her new book The Seagull

The Seagull is the first of Ann Cleeves’ novels I have read and it won’t be the last. I was...
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5 Oct

There were no war flowers after Vietnam - no-one was unscathed

As baby boomers, we all remember “our” war … Vietnam. Some of us were there, others said goodbye to our...
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4 Oct

Why does Lucy Barton want to reconnect with her home town?

Anything is Possible is the latest in a long line of books written by Pulitzer Prize winner and New York...
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3 Oct

'Damaged' continues the phenomenon that is Martina Cole

Martina Cole continues to smash sales records with each of her books, which have sold in excess of 14 million copies!...
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2 Oct

Imagine if 'every word is a bird we teach to sing'

A book for lovers of words. The image in the title intrigues and the book delights with its exploration of...
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30 Sep

Can a flock of black cockatoos restore a fading mind?

Rain Birds, by Harriet McKnight, is a powerful and lyrical debut novel about love, grief and loss. It examines personal tragedy as...
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29 Sep

Kate can't, Madeleine won't - each wants to keep her child safe

A mother always knows best. Doesn’t she? For single mum Kate O’Hara, there was no decision to make! Her daughter...
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28 Sep