Tag: historical

Review: First Impressions, Charlie Lovett

Review: First Impressions, Charlie Lovett

A good book is like a good friend. It will stay with you for the rest of your life. When you first get to know it, it will give you excitement and adventure, and years later it will provide you with comfort and familiarity. And best of all, you can… Read more »

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Mini Review: We Are Not Ourselves, Matthew Thomas

Mini Review: We Are Not Ourselves, Matthew Thomas

The fact that they were there, that everything they owned wasn’t enough somehow, disturbed her, suggesting a bottomlessness to certain kinds of unhappiness. I was very excited to get a copy of this novel from Netgalley (thank you!). It was ranked highly on Goodreads and seemed to hold a lot… Read more »

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Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review of Masquerade. It’s an excerpt from Episode 11 of the Tea in the Treetops podcast, recorded on August 5, 2014. To listen to the full episode, click here. If you are reading in a feed reader and cannot see the player below,… Read more »

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Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

It’s just a mini review today as I promised Angelya we would do a proper review/discussion of this one in our podcast next week as she’s still reading it. Anyone who listens to our podcast will most likely know that ever since attending PTA Live Brisbane earlier in the year… Read more »

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Review: The Falconer, Elizabeth May

Review: The Falconer, Elizabeth May

You won’t find any flitting silver-winged faeries in this story, oh no. These faeries will rip your heart out given half a chance. With its steampunk-Scottish-faerie hunting premise, not to mention the gorgeous cover, I couldn’t resist this book. I really did enjoy reading it, too. Aileana and her faerie… Read more »

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Review: Gretel and the Dark, Eliza Granville

Review: Gretel and the Dark, Eliza Granville

“Yes, life is hard,” whispers Erika, “but knowing about other people, other civilisations, other ways of living, other places – that’s your escape route, a magical journey. Once you know about these things, no matter what happens, your mind can create stories to take you anywhere you want to go.”… Read more »

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Review: The Lost Sisterhood, Anne Fortier

Review: The Lost Sisterhood, Anne Fortier

I must admit, I wasn’t crazy about Anne Fortier’s first Novel, Juliet. It was an ok read, but I expected more from the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet. Now in The Lost Sisterhood Fortier tackles another truly epic tale, Homer’s The Iliad. The Lost Sisterhood follows dual and parallel… Read more »

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Review: I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

Review: I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

It’s no secret that I love castles of all sorts. For Aussies, castles only exist as fairytale places for us until we are lucky enough to travel overseas to see a real one. When I finally got to, I turned into rabid castle addict and wide-eyed child despite being in… Read more »

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Review: Mrs Poe, Lynn Cullen

Review: Mrs Poe, Lynn Cullen

“Madness spreads like a drop of ink in water. Soon one does not know who is mad and who is not.” I have a confession to make. Despite studying English literature for 3 years, and being an obsessive reader, I have not read any Edgar Allan Poe. I was obviously… Read more »

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