The incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea Chocolate Empire by Robert Wainwright
Even allowing for the passage of time this was a very weird and definitely fractured family. It was also the generation that oversaw the demise of the Darrell Lea chocolate and lolly empire. Succinctly written it was a very quick read. It is certainly from a different time that had very different attitudes to adopted children.
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By Jane Harper
This is a mystery family drama set in outback Queensland. Nathan’s brother is found dead amid mysterious circumstances. Nathan attempts to make sense of this while dealing with his own personal demons. This family tragedy has the harsh outback as a backdrop.
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By Candice Fox
If you haven’t read the first in this series (Crimson Lake) do yourself a favour and listen to the audio book narrated by Euan Morton. That got me hooked , and now I can’t get enough of Ted Conkaffey, who isn’t the bad guy everyone thinks he is & the just plain crazy Amanda Pharrel.
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The Kookaburra Creek Cafe by Sandie Docker.
Sandie Docker’s debut novel.
One small town, Three lost women and a lifetime of secrets. Set in a small Australian town this will be loved by those who like Cathy Kelly and/or Maeve Binchy.
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Australian author Matthew Reilly’s books are like action movies and often feature a supernatural twist. Try “Ice Station,” the first in the Shane Schofield series, or “Temple,” which takes Professor William Race on an Indiana Jones-esque adventure in Peru.
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Often angst-ridden but always funny, John Marsden writes with an insight into young adults’ minds that isn’t altered by his dry humour.
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An appalling childhood followed by the battlefields of Gallipoli followed by raising a family through the Depression and he still thinks he had “A Fortunate Life”. You’ll barely recognise the Australia he talks about.
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