We seem to have an inadvertent ‘fiction based on facts’ theme going on this week. The Unfortunate Victim by Greg Pyers [ Amazon | Book Depository ] This historical detective novel from Greg Pyers based on a true story, is one of the 2017 releases by Aussie Authors I’ve been particularly looking forward. Recent release, review copy from Scribe Publications.
Today we welcome Paul Terry to Booklover Book Reviews to share with us how he came to write his latest book The Claimant. And, thanks to Bonnier Publishing Australia, we have a paperback copy to giveaway. — It was the early nineties and as a young journalist, I had been sent to cover a meeting of the […]
Rosetta Synopsis : The scandalous Australian woman who enchanted British society Headstrong and beautiful, in 1905 Rosetta escaped her safe Melbourne life, deserting her respectable husband and five-year-old daughter to run away with Zeno the Magnificent, a half-Chinese fortune teller and seducer of souls. The pair reinvented themselves in London, where they beguiled European society and risked […]
Two titles with a travel theme – Ursula Bloom’s romantic fiction Wonder Cruise and Mr Snack and the Lady Water, a collection of travel essays from Brendan Shanahan. Wonder Cruise Synopsis: Ann Clements is thirty-five and single, and believes nothing exciting will ever happen to her. Then, she wins a large sum of money in […]
Two titles this fortnight.
Jane Doe January Synopsis : My Twenty-Year Search for Truth and Justice Emily Winslow was a young drama student at an elite conservatory in Pittsburgh when she was brutally raped one night in January 1992. Twenty years later, a man was arrested in New York City. His DNA, recorded in the FBI’s criminal database because of an […]
I Was Told There’d Be Cake Synopsis : Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory. From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her first boss to siccing the cops on her mysterious neighbor, Crosley can […]
2015 Non-fiction Reading Challenge (http://www.theintrovertedreader.com/2014/12/2015-nonfiction-reading-challenge.html) I wanted to read more non-fiction this year, but realised it wasn’t something I instinctively picked up in my leisure time. I committed to reading 5 non-fiction titles – challenge completed! 1. What is The Business of Literature? by Richard Nash 2. Lion Attack! by Oliver Mol 3. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari 4. Longitude by Dava Sobel 5. A […]
A Short History of Stupid Synopsis : The decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream Alain de Botton meets Russell Brand in this glorious rant about everything that drives you mad about the modern world. How did everything get so dumb? How did we become hostages to idiocy? What must we do to […]
Longitude Synopsis : The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius – reissued on the tercentenary of the foundation of the Longitude Prize Anyone alive in the 18th century would have known that ‘the longitude problem’ was the […]