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Book Reviews – The Rosie Result

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion At last, the final instalment of the internationally bestselling series that began with The Rosie Project and The Rosie...

Book Reviews – Black Leopard Red Wolf

Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter – and he always works alone....

Book Reviews – Becoming – 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Becoming By Michelle Obama In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women...

Book Reviews – Washington Black

by Esi Edugyan When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, 11-year-old slave Washington Black finds himself selected as personal servant...

Book Reviews – Wild Journeys

by Bruce Ansley One of New Zealand’s favourite storytellers, Bruce Ansley, shares his love of ‘poking around New Zealand’ with these tales of wild and...

Book Reviews – The Quaker

By Liam McIlvanney In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Liam McIlvanney, it’s 1969, Glasgow is in the grip of its worst winter...

Book Reviews – Forever and a Day

By Anthony Horowitz In this explosive prequel to Casino Royale (the very first James Bond novel published in 1953), bestselling author Anthony Horowitz tells the...

Book Reviews – Death Actually

by Rosy Fenwicke Maggie inherits the family funeral parlour after her parents die in a helicopter crash. She returns home with baby Nick, toddler Kate,...

Book Reviews – The Good Mothers

by Alex Perry This is the true story of the women who took on the world’s most powerful mafia ’Ndrangheta. Founded more than 150 years...

Book Reviews – A Year at Hotel Gondola

by Nicky Pellegrino This is Nicky Pellegrino’s 10th novel and it has all the wonderful qualities of her previous books – food, friendship and love,...