By Lucinda Riley
The fifth in the awesome Seven Sisters series takes Tiggy on an epic journey from the wilds of Scotland to civil war Granada & beyond to find where she belongs. I love this series & am eagerly awaiting the sixth book.
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By Dianne Wolfer
This story is the adventures of a tiny dog born on a cattle station in Western Australia during World War II. The dog passes from person to person but longs to be reunited with his owner – Elsie. Historical fiction for animal lovers!
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By George Takei
A thought provoking and distressing autobiographical account of George Takei’s (Sulu in Star Trek, author of several books, human rights and LGBTQ rights activist) time spent growing up internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans during World War II. This graphic novel should be a must read for everyone to understand how legalized racism tore families apart, caused their homes to be taken from them, their possessions stripped, and lives uprooted just for having Japanese heritage after the bombing of Pearl Harbour. A timely reminder of how fast people can become the enemy just because they look different.
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By Bruce Pascoe
An amazing insight into Aboriginal society prior to settlement, this book turns everything I learned in school on its head. Meticulously researched and easy to read, I am buying my brother a copy for Christmas.
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‘Bitter Greens’ by Kate Forsyth. A richly detailed retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale, weaving together the lives of three different women from the court of Louis XIV in Versailles to Renaissance Venice, this historical fiction is filled with dark magic and evocative descriptions. For lovers of fairy tales and historical fiction.
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A rare first-hand account of daily life for North Korea’s most fortunate young adults. Slipping incognito into the regime quickly renders Kim, a hardened western journalist, despondent. This is a vital and ultimately heartbreaking read.
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Neil Gamian’s retelling of the dark and violent world of the Norse gods – the ultimate dysfunctional family. Norse Mythology trims down the complicated mess of stories that makes up the Norse lore into a very readable digest that covers the main story lines without having to read across many different authors and retells them in Gaiman’s grim and witty style. 5/5 stars.
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