#LOVEOZYA :: The Killing Code by Ellie Marney

I’m always interested in books about the evolving roles of women in recent(ish) history, and in particular the way society’s view of women changed during war times. Ellie Marney’s latest YA novel – The Killing Code – is about young women who were recruited as codebreakers for US Signals Intelligence during World War II. What […]

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Review :: The Cartographer’s Secret by Tea Cooper

I love reading historical fiction set in Australia, and had read and enjoyed a couple of Tea Cooper’s novels in the past, so I was definitely keen to get my hands and eyes on The Cartographer’s Secret. This one is backlist now – Cooper’s The Fossil Hunter came out in 2021, and The Butterfly Collector […]

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Friday Favourites :: 20 May

Painting class is back! If you’ve been around a while you might remember that I started going to a watercolour class about a year ago. Our second term was cut short by a covid lockdown, and last week classes finally started again. I find it so helpful to have that time set aside where I […]

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Review :: The Riviera House :: Natasha Lester

Synopsis Paris, 1939 While working at the Louvre, Eliane Dufort falls for talented painter Xavier. But when the Nazis occupy the city, Xavier leaves for England and Eliane must send her sisters to the country. Broken-hearted, she finds herself working with the mysterious Rose Valland on a dangerous secret mission for the French Resistance: to […]

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#LOVEOZYA :: When Days Tilt :: Karen Ginnane

It’s 1858, and there are two queens on the throne. Victoria reigns over London, the biggest city the world has ever known. But London has a secret shadow city, called Donlon, where another queen, the Green Witch, rules her own domain – time. London is in turmoil. The Thames is at the height of the […]

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Currently Reading :: When Days Tilt :: Karen Ginnane

I started a new book today, and I’m already enjoying it so much that I had to put it down for a sec to tell you about it! When Days Tilt is Karen Ginnane’s debut novel, and the first in her Time Catcher series. It’s historical fiction fantasy for teens and it grabbed me right […]

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