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Craig Silvey’s ‘Honeybee’ among the nominees for Indie Book Awards

Craig Silvey’s ‘Honeybee’ among the nominees for Indie Book Awards

Western Australian author Craig Silvey is among the shortlisted authors for the 2021 Indie Book Awards with his third novel Honeybee. Silvey previously won the awards top honour with his previous work Jasper Jones.  Honeybee is a first-person account of a traumatised teenager and covers serious themes including suicide, child abuse, post-traumatic stress, gender dysphoria. Twenty-four […]

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Bibliophile | Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ‘Eat Better Forever’

Bibliophile | Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ‘Eat Better Forever’

Eat Better Forever by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Bloomsbury With so many debates about the food we consume that many people are left feeling confused, anxious and even guilty about something that is essential for their survival. Avoiding most of the negativity surrounding our nourishment, this book is a welcome relief, making it easier to choose, eat […]

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Bibliophile: Memorial by Bryan Washington is filled with emotions

Bibliophile: Memorial by Bryan Washington is filled with emotions

Memorial by Bryan Washington Atlantic Right from the beginning, Bryan Washington throws the reader into the middle of a multi-cultural mix. Japanese-American chef Mike works in a Mexican Restaurant and African American Ben (short for Benson) works in a children’s day care centre. The couple lives in the Third Ward of Houston which is historically […]

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Bibliophile | David Michie’s ‘The Secret Mantra’ brings a gripping hunt

The Secret Mantra by David Michie Hay House Matt Lester is in the Himalayan Mountains, following a goat track to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan. In The sequel to The Magician of Lhasa, the former quantum physicist Matt has completely changed his life and devoted the last 5 years to spiritual development with Tibetan […]

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Bibliophile | The Magician of Lhasa by David Michie

The Magician of Lhasa by David Michie Hay House Matt Lester works at the Imperial Science Institute in London as a research manager for creating nanobots – highly functioning robots of microscopic size. When he moves to Los Angeles with his partner for a job opportunity, his life doesn’t pan out as smoothly as he […]

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GRAI to launch Queer Book Club this December

GRAI to launch Queer Book Club this December

Gay and Lesbian Rights in Ageing Inc. (GRAI) are launching a book club for local LGBTQIA+ folks are you’re invited! GRAI’s Queer Book Club will be reading and discussing LGBTQIA+ books, authors and topics across all genres, with a focus on fiction. Each meeting will focus on one book (with free copies available for those […]

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Bibliophile | The Quokka’s Guide to Happiness by Alex Cearns

The Quokka’s Guide to Happiness by Alex Cearns ABC Books Unique to Rottnest Island and small areas of the West Australian coast, the quokka is a gentle, friendly creature that is very approachable and very photogenic. With mouths that curve upwards and open to help them breathe and cool off (like dogs), they appear to […]

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Bibliophile | ‘The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard’ by Ollivier Pourriol

The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard by Ollivier Pourriol Profile Books “Hard work has its own rewards” is a mantra often given to students, burdened by expectations that they have to succeed in school to achieve anything or be anyone. Learning a language, playing a musical instrument and working hard in a chosen […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Really Saying Something’ the story of Bananarama

Bananarama: Really Saying Something Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin Penguin In the late 1980s, Bananarama entered the Guinness Book of Records as the most successful girl group of all time. Not only did they have a swag of hits around the globe, they also wrote many of their songs, refused to be treated as sex […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Contacts’ makes you wonder who your friends truly are

Contacts by Mark Watson HarperCollins Forty year-old James boards the London to Edinburgh sleeper train just before midnight. He has two pork pies, six beers and a packet of chocolate digestives for the journey. Just before the train departs, he sends a message to all 158 people in his contacts list, telling them he intends […]

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