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Truth’s, half truths & little white lies – Nick Frost

I've been looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book and as autobiographies go it's one of my favourites, right up there with Stephen Fry's Moab Is My Washpot. You don't even need to know who Nick Frost is, although, if you are British you may…
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Australian Authors

Deadly Messengers… If you want a thriller with meat on it’s bones..

Deadly Messengers opens right in the middle of a massacre at a cafe. The lone killer stalks his way through, extinguishing lives with an axe. A horrific, gory tragedy, which becomes more disturbing when another mass murder happens not long after in a nursing home; then another at a family…
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Australian Authors

Tom Houghton – When you love a character so much, you are glad they aren’t real..

  Tom Houghton is twelve years old. He is different and the others know it. Some tiptoe around it, whisper loudly about it, some bully him mercilessly, and very few embrace him for it. Fast forward to Tom Houghton at forty. The book unfolds as we wind our way through…
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The Hand That Feeds You – Domestic noir and dogs, two of my favourite things!

I don't usually jump on the bandwagon. I'm not having twitter rows about Go Set A Watchman, I would rather chew my own big toenail than read 50 Shades Of Grey, I managed to avoid peplum skirts and I didn't invest in a Uniqlo puffer vest for winter (although I…
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Bream Gives Me Hiccups – Jesse Eisenberg – Best Book!

Yep, this review will be very short. Not because this book is bad, or because I have nothing to say; this book is just good and I can't elaborate too much further, but I will try. Jesse has such a precise, extremely detailed way of describing domestic situations, that you…
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The Mountain Story – Sadness, redemption and a big mountain

What if you tried to end your life, yet ended up getting a whole new one instead? The Book Jacket Four lost hikers are about to discover they’re capable of something extraordinary. Nola has gone up the mountain to commemorate her wedding anniversary, the first since her beloved husband passed.…
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Everybody is somebody elses weirdo – My review of If I Fall, If I Die

I have just finished If I Fall, If I Die, and it is beautiful. This book is the story of Will, a young lad with an agoraphobic mother, living in a large house with rooms named after cities. Cairo, Toronto and Paris become their cocooned world filled with art, creativity…
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