Book review: Stroppy Old Women

Stroppy Old Women compiled by Paul Little and Wendyl Nissen, Paul Little Books, ISBN9780473258603, RRP $34.99 52 stroppy old women (one for every week of the year!) capture their thoughts on what’s wrong with the world and how it can be fixed. Stroppy Old Women follows on from Grumpy Old Men 1 & 2, though with […]

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Book review: The Doll’s House by M.J. Arlidge

The Doll’s House by M.J. Arlidge, Penguin, ISBN9781405919197, RRP $30 I reviewed the first two books in M.J. Arlidge’s DI Helen Grace thriller series so I was keen to get my hands on this, the third. And I’m glad I did because it’s definitely a step up from the previous title Pop Goes the Weasel […]

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Book review: Credit in the Straight World by Brannavan Gnanalingam

Credit in the Straight World by Brannavan Gnanalingam, Lawrence & Gibson, ISBN9780473319106, RRP $23 I find it quote odd that the global financial crisis of 2008 has its own acronym – the GFC. In my mind acronyms are an old-world corporate driven blight that hold the rest of the world to ransom. I imagine in […]

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Book review: One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino

One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino, Orion Books, ISBN9781409159452, RRP $34.99 Leaving one’s life behind to take time out in another country has to be one of the most enjoyable and popular fantasies for our modern day, so it’s definitely a credit to author Nicky Pellegrino that her latest novel feels fresh and fun […]

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Picture book roundup for April 2015

Yes, it’s already May but these all published in April or earlier so I forgive me. The Princess and the Giant by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton, Nosy Crow, ISBN9780857633873, RRP $24.99 In the backyard of Princess Sophie’s house is a beanstalk and up that beanstalk lives a giant. The giant stomps and storms and […]

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