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Charlotte Gray - book review by Debra Bradley

Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray has a pretty grim cover image of a train station, smokiness, a woman in a big coat. Plus it's set in World War II so we know it will be covering harsh territory. I almost didn't read it, but I’m…

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The Dry - by Jane Harper

The Dry

Jane Harper’s novel is set in a small town called Kiewarra, which is a five hour drive from Melbourne, and a place of tensions and memories for Aaron Falk. He and his father were run out of this town 20 years ago…

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Calypso - by David Sedaris


David Sedaris' recent book 'Calypso' is the perfect companion on a trip to the North Island to visit family because: his writing is charming, insightful, and extremely easy to read. he writes about his family – and is clear sighted to…

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