Category Archives: Genre: Historical fiction

Genre Spotlight: ‘Insanity’, Women’s Voice and Emilie Autumn’s Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

I had reviewed this book on another blog when it first came out, but since Victorian industrial singer, Emilie Autumn’s new CD, Fight Like a Girl, came out five days ago and falls into the fantasy camp, I will be reviewing the … Continue reading

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Genre Spotlight: Historical fiction, Nation Building Australia and Belinda Murrell’s The Forgotten Pearl

Belinda Murrell, The Forgotten Pearl, Random House Publishers, June 2012. RRP: $15.95 Australian. Western culture makes much of World War Two and with good reason- its scale was horrific, drawing civilians into war on an unprecedented scale and killing millions. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soulmaker by Nadine Cooke

Soulmaker, Nadine Cooke, 2012.  $2.99 USD (Smashwords ebook) $11.99 USD (Amazon) It seems fitting that with the Australian publishing and bookselling industry discussing ebooks and self publishing over at Isobelle Carmody’s Greylands launch site, I should read and review an … Continue reading

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Bitter Greens: Book Review

Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth, Random House Publishers, 2012. RRP: $32.95 Aus.  Bitter Greens is Australian fantasy author, Kate Forsyth’s newest offering; adult, historical and a little bit magical. Before I go on to review this book, I have to admit something … Continue reading

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