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Skyward : claim the stars / Brandon Sanderson.
Author: Sanderson, Brandon, author.
Publisher: London, England : Gollancz, 2018. -- �2018.
Review by: Gunn, William  on: 20/01/2019 6:06:35 AM
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A thoroughly enjoyable Sci Fi by one of the best authors of this age. I picked it up thinking I'd read it slowly over a week. 24 hours later I put it down finished, wishing I had the next book.
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The harvest of sorrow : Soviet collectivization and the terror-famine / Robert Conquest.
Author: Conquest, Robert, author.
Publisher: London : The Bodley Head Ltd, 2018. -- London : The Bodley Head, 2018. -- ©2002
Review by: Mathews, William  on: 9/01/2019 9:05:36 AM
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Not familiar with place names and regions unfortunately NO maps included. This resulted in stop start reading. Advise to have your own map reference handy. The index could have have been more comprehensive. Western countries did not or did not want to know about Stalinism and his terror on the Kulaks and the countryside peasants. I always wondered why FDR called Stalin 'Uncle Joe'. In all a graphic and detail history of Marxism, Leninism and the Terror of Stalin, the famines and of course the major weapon of starvation.
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A death in Rembrandt Square / Anja de Jager.
Author: Jager, Anja de, author.
Publisher: London : Constable, 2018. -- London : Constable, 2018.
Review by: bookfairy24  on: 1/01/2019 7:25:30 PM
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This is the fourth book by Anja de Jager and it didnt disappoint. The detective Lotte Meerman has got her life a bit more sorted and an old case threatens to unravel this. Lotte is a good detective but doesnt always do exactly what she should but she is not corrupt. Its a good and easy read. I recommend all three books and I like reading in order of when written.
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The great Scot: a novel of Robert the Bruce, Scotland's legendary warrior king : Book club set 39.
Author: Bruce, Duncan A.
Publisher: New York : St Martin's, 2006.
Review by: Book Chat  on: 18/12/2018 2:41:12 PM
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This is a history book about Scotland's struggle for independence from England in the 14th century. Reading about the heroics and enormous cruelties and loss of life turned me off and I struggled to keep reading. But it was worth to persevere to learn about the history of the conflict between England and Scotland to better understand that after so many centuries the animosity has never been quite dissolved.
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The girl from Munich [sound recording] / Tania Blanchard ; read by Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood.
Author: Blanchard, Tania, author. -- Parkes-Lockwood, Arianwen, 1987-, narrator.
Publisher: Tullamarine, Victoria Bolinda Audio, [2017] -- �2017
Review by: Book Chat  on: 18/12/2018 2:33:43 PM
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The character is based on the stories her grandmother told the author as well as research. I felt the author mentions the deprivations more in passing the same about the post-war years. Especially in 1947 food and where to get it - legally or otherwise - dominated life of the German people. It was a matter of surviving or perishing. However I enjoyed reading the book and only have one criticism the many mistakes of German words. Overall I recommend this book because it successfully combines a tumultuous love story with historic events.
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Suitcase of dreams [eBook] / Tania Blanchard.
Author: Blanchard, Tania.
Publisher: [New South Wales] : Simon & Schuster Australia, 2018.
Review by: Book Chat  on: 18/12/2018 2:33:25 PM
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The character is based on the stories her grandmother told the author as well as research. I felt the author mentions the deprivations more in passing the same about the post-war years. Especially in 1947 food and where to get it - legally or otherwise - dominated life of the German people. It was a matter of surviving or perishing. However I enjoyed reading the book and only have one criticism the many mistakes of German words. Overall I recommend this book because it successfully combines a tumultuous love story with historic events.
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The girl from munich [eAudiobook] / Tania Blanchard ; read by Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood.
Author: Blanchard, Tania. -- Parkes-Lockwood, Arianwen.
Publisher: [Melbourne, Vic.] : Bolinda audio, 2018.
Review by: Book Chat  on: 18/12/2018 2:33:08 PM
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The character is based on the stories her grandmother told the author as well as research. I felt the author mentions the deprivations more in passing the same about the post-war years. Especially in 1947 food and where to get it - legally or otherwise - dominated life of the German people. It was a matter of surviving or perishing. However I enjoyed reading the book and only have one criticism the many mistakes of German words. Overall I recommend this book because it successfully combines a tumultuous love story with historic events.
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The girl from Munich / Tania Blanchard.
Author: Blanchard, Tania, author.
Publisher: Surry Hills, NSW Simon & Schuster Australia / RHYW 2017. -- [Strawberry Hills, N.S.W.] : ReadHowYouWant, 2017. -- �2017.
Review by: Book Chat  on: 18/12/2018 2:32:19 PM
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The character is based on the stories her grandmother told the author as well as research. I felt the author mentions the deprivations more in passing the same about the post-war years. Especially in 1947 food and where to get it - legally or otherwise - dominated life of the German people. It was a matter of surviving or perishing. However I enjoyed reading the book and only have one criticism the many mistakes of German words. Overall I recommend this book because it successfully combines a tumultuous love story with historic events.
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Behind her eyes / Sarah Pinborough.
Author: Pinborough, Sarah, 1972-, author.
Publisher: London HarperCollins Publishers, 2017. -- ©2017
Review by: Devine, Patricia Mrs  on: 12/11/2018 7:05:47 PM
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While the ending is somewhat controversial it took me completely by surprise and I loved it! If you want an intriguing story that will keep you up late into the night this is it.
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Shooting stars and flying fish: swapping the boardroom for the seven seas.
Author: Knudsen, Nancy.
Publisher: Sydney: ReadHowYouWant, 2011.
Review by: Book Chat  on: 4/09/2018 1:49:35 PM
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Former Miss Queensland actress Queensland Logie winner and businesswoman Nancy and her 2nd husband Ted Nobbs decided to quit the corporate world and sail around the world in their own yacht. This is a warm funny story of their time at sea. Nancy talks about the characters they meet along the way the perils but also the beauty they encounter. This book is light but also has depth. Well worth reading.
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