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Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks reviewed by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith©Jul19 Title: Two Wolves Author: Tristan Bancks Publisher: Random House Australia Ben Silver is a kid that likes making up video stories. He’s always wanted to be a Policeman but doesn’t know if they’ll take overweight … Continue reading

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A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee reviewed by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith©May19 Title: A Most Magical Girl Author: Karen Foxlee Publisher: Piccadilly Press Annabel Grey has been bought up in a privileged home, with an elegant mother and Miss Finch’s Little Blue Book (1855) to guide her. … Continue reading

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My Life So Far by Jane Fonda reviewed by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith©May19 Title: My Life So Far, Jane Fonda Author: Jane Fonda Publisher: Ebury Press, London Jane Fonda has written this book in Acts. Like everything in her life, she sees as segments divided as a play … Continue reading

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Books On Tour – book review

This is the first of my Books On Tour book reviews, I enjoyed it, especially the moving Australian War Memorial scenes. Lizzie Windridge is a typical teenager living on a farm in a rural community. Self-obsessed and vulnerable to manipulation, … Continue reading

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McAllister by Jenny Old reviewed by Jill Smith

This memoir covers an eighteen-year span of Jenny’s life from her meeting and falling in love with her man who took her to a property that was as remote as any can be in the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is … Continue reading

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The second book I bought at Somerset…

All This Could End by Steph Bowe This story brings the awkwardness of being teenagers, the drama of normal daily life and the influences parents have on their lives to the fore with raw intensity. Who would know that Nina … Continue reading

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The first book I bought at Somerset 2018…

Book Review by Jill Smith©Apr18 Title: A Corner of White Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Publisher: Pan McMillan Australia Madeline Tully lives in Cambridge with her mother. They used to be rich in their life before with her father. She had run … Continue reading

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