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through ice & fire – sarah laverick

Through Ice & Fire – Sarah Laverick

This book is the thirty year history of the famous icebreaker, the Aurora Australis. It was the first and only icebreaker of its kind to be made in Australia. It has a really exciting...
elvis and me – priscilla beaulieu presley with sandra harmon

Elvis and Me – Priscilla Beaulieu Presley with Sandra Harmon

Elvis And Me by Priscilla Presley, Sandra Harmon on 1985 Goodreads The New York Times bestseller that reveals the intimate story of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, told by the woman who lived it. Decades after his...
australian bushfire hits cobargo – when a bushfire wipes out your old home town

Australian Bushfire hits Cobargo – When a bushfire wipes out your old home town

For the last four days I have been gripped by emotions I can scarcely describe, struggling to take in the catastrophe as it plays out through the lives of my friends. Catastrophic bushfires have been...
a short journey into the past in puerto del rosario fuerteventura

A Short Journey into the past in Puerto del Rosario Fuerteventura

Finding Puerto del Rosario Sculptures Every time I walk around the little port city of Puerto del Rosario – the city of sculptures – I discover something new. Yesterday, I walked to the end of...
empire of salt trilogy – c.f. iggulden

Empire of Salt Trilogy – C.F. Iggulden

Darien, Shiang, The Sword Saint   by C.F. Iggulden Goodreads   I picked up these books through my local group on Facebook. It’s a lovely, friendly group. The admin really work hard to keep the aggro to a...
the yellow bird sings – jennifer rosner

The Yellow Bird Sings – Jennifer Rosner

The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner Goodreads A powerfully moving and utterly gripping debut novel about a mother and daughter forced into hiding at the height of WWII, and the bond between parent and child...
orwell: the authorised biography – michael shelden

Orwell: The Authorised Biography – Michael Shelden

George Orwell: The Authorised Biography by Michael Shelden Published by MINERVA on 1991 Pages: 576 Goodreads This biography of George Orwell draws on a range of sources including letters concerning his romantic attachments to other boys at Eton,...
maybe tomorrow – boori (monty) prior with meme mcdonald

Maybe Tomorrow – Boori (Monty) Prior with Meme McDonald

Maybe Tomorrow by Boori Monty Pryor, Meme McDonald, Lillian Fourmile  Published by Penguin Books on February 28th 1998 Pages: 203 Goodreads The other day this little one asked me, "When did you start being an Aborigine, and how...
oath of fealty by larry niven and jerry pournelle

Oath of Fealty by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

This book was problematic in a number of ways. It is the story of Todos Santos, a self-contained, self-governing community. It towers over the slums of Los Angeles and holds 250,000 people. Built on...
paul collins author of james gong: the big hit

Paul Collins author of James Gong: The Big Hit

Writing James Gong: The Big Hit Publisher: Hybrid Publishers Distributor: New Holland RRP $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-925736-44-1 Paul Collins has supplied me with a few words talking about his new book James Gong: The Big Hit. I always a guest...