Tag: book reviews

Book Review: The Decision, Penny Vincenzi

Book Review: The Decision, Penny Vincenzi

| 15 February , 2012 | Reply

Set against a vibrant sixties backdrop, this is the story of two bright young things: Eliza, an ex-deb making a splash in the world of fashion, and Matt, a working-class boy carving out a serious name for himself in property. Their story begins with a love affair, closely followed by a marriage, followed by a […]

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The Little Book of Perfumes, Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez

The Little Book of Perfumes, Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez

| 10 February , 2012 | Reply

The Little Book of Perfumes by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez is a handbook reviewing 100 of the best perfumes of all time for both men and women. The husband and wife team both have the credentials – he is a scientist with a controversial theory of how we smell, and she is a perfume […]

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Book Review: Life’s Too Short, Grace Saunders

Book Review: Life’s Too Short, Grace Saunders

| 10 February , 2012 | Reply

Former fashion and lifestyle journalist Grace Saunders shares her shortcuts to making life less stressful in Life’s Too Short, an ingenious guide for the modern woman. From the best-selling author of The Fabulous Mum\’s Handbook and Family Life Made Easy, this book provides brilliant advice for success at work, home or at play. Saunders offers […]

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Book Review: The Maid’s Tale by Rose Plummer with Tom Quinn

Book Review: The Maid’s Tale by Rose Plummer with Tom Quinn

| 2 February , 2012 | Reply

With the worldwide popularity of Downton Abbey and the reboot of Upstairs, Downstairs, stories about live-in servants back in the day are just about the hottest thing since sparkly vampires. The Maid’s Tale, a memoir, professes to reveal ”life below stairs as it really was” – and, wonderfully, it delivers on this promise. Rose Plummer was born […]

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Book Review: Liar Bird, Lisa Walker

Book Review: Liar Bird, Lisa Walker

| 2 February , 2012 | Reply

In Lisa Walker’s debut novel, Liar Bird, Cassandra Daley is a sharp, gorgeous, PR Queen in Sydney. Living in Manly with her hairdresser boyfriend Ant, she is untouchable – until suddenly she makes a mistake and plummets from the heights of PR glitz to the bottom of tabloid schlock. All because she broke the second […]

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Book Review: Sadie Walker is Stranded, Madeleine Roux

Book Review: Sadie Walker is Stranded, Madeleine Roux

| 23 January , 2012 | Reply

As always, Madeleine Roux starts us out right in the centre of the action and from then on, Sadie Walker is Stranded continues to grip the reader\’s attention, never letting the fear of a sudden zombie attack escape your mind. This story follows Sadie Walker, as she and a bunch of others attempt to escape […]

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Book Review: What’s New, Pussycat? Alexandra Potter

Book Review: What’s New, Pussycat? Alexandra Potter

| 23 January , 2012 | Reply

I am unable to stop humming the Tom Jones song of the title in my head, even after putting the book down. Alexandra Potter’s novel What’s New, Pussycat? is a fun and spirited adventure, following Delilah (another Tom Jones song) as she flees her dull-as-dishwater life in Yorkshire to pursue her dreams in London. What […]

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Book Review: The Ultimate Fashionista, The Young Hollywood Style Guide, Alana Wulff

Book Review: The Ultimate Fashionista, The Young Hollywood Style Guide, Alana Wulff

| 20 January , 2012 | Reply

Chelsey Blount Stylish, sophisticated and bursting with inspiration, The Ultimate Fashionista, The Young Hollywood Style Guide by Alana Wulff is set to become an iconic book for teens and twenty-something\’s. Whether you want to kick-start your creative juices, or simply immerse yourself in an interesting read on fashion history, this book provides endless tips and […]

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Book Review: The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots, Loretta Hill

Book Review: The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots, Loretta Hill

| 17 January , 2012 | Reply

Loretta Hill’s debut novel, The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots is about Lena, graduate engineer, a city-girl through and through, who is posted to the tiny outback town of Cape Lambert outside Karratha, in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. Lena is assigned to a project working on one of the world’s longest ship-loading jetties, […]

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Book Review: Matilda is Missing, Caroline Overington

Book Review: Matilda is Missing, Caroline Overington

| 28 December , 2011 | Reply

Divorce. Family Court. Custody. Words that can give anyone a chill. These can be traumatising experiences, never more so than when there are small children involved. Caroline Overington’s third novel, Matilda is Missing, is a story that weaves together two families’ experiences of divorce, both in and out of the court. And in both cases, […]

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Book Review: Explosive Eighteen, Janet Evanovich

Book Review: Explosive Eighteen, Janet Evanovich

| 28 December , 2011 | Reply

Stephanie Plum, almost-capable bounty hunter, is still going strong in Explosive Eighteen, the latest in Janet Evanovich’s best-selling series. The novel opens with Stephanie returning from Hawaii – alone – and reflecting on her capacity for ruining what should have been a happy ending. Again. And as soon as Stephanie’s plane lands in New Jersey, […]

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