Life has been a bit chaotic lately, but I’m back and trying to catch up on the past two weeks of blogging that I’ve missed.
I get a lot of emails from PR teams advising of authors coming to Australia and events being held etc, so I’m introducing a new heading to this post titled BOOKISH NEWS. I’ll endeavour to share any upcoming events I know about and any interesting bookish relate news I come across.
Walker Books has announced that New York Best Selling author Neal Shusterman (Scythe trilogy) will be touring Australia and New Zealand in April and May of 2019. Shusterman is set to appear at the Sydney Writers Festival from the 29th April, he will then be in Auckland on the 6th May and Wellington on the 7th May before returning to Australia for the Scribblers Festival in Perth from 9-12th May.
The much awaited program for the Sydney Writers Festival (29th April – 5th May) has been launched and tickets are now on sale for all sessions.
Likewise, there are still tickets left for the Newcastle Writers Festival (5-7th April).
Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists, the new novel by the bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress
Manhattan, Paris, 1942: When Jessica May’s successful modelling career is abruptly cut short, she is assigned to the war in Europe as a photojournalist for Vogue. But when she arrives the army men make her life as difficult as possible. Three friendships change that: journalist Martha Gellhorn encourages Jess to bend the rules, paratrooper Dan Hallworth takes her to places to shoot pictures and write stories that matter, and a little girl, Victorine, who has grown up in a field hospital, shows her love. But success comes at a price.
France, 2005: Australian curator D’Arcy Hallworth arrives at a beautiful chateau to manage a famous collection of photographs. What begins as just another job becomes far more disquieting as D’Arcy uncovers the true identity of the mysterious photographer — and realises that she is connected to D’Arcy’s own mother, Victorine.
Crossing a war-torn Europe from Italy to France, The French Photographer is a story of courage, family and forgiveness, by the bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress and A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald.
In an unforgettable love story, a woman’s impossible journey through the ages could change everything…
Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.
The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own.
As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland’s independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?
hoping TO read:
Can two broken boys find their perfect home?
Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he’s ever known. Now Sam’s trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he’s caught out when a family returns home. To his amazement this large, chaotic family takes him under their wing – each teenager assuming Sam is a friend of another sibling. Sam finds himself inextricably caught up in their life, and falling for the beautiful Moxie.
But Sam has a secret, and his past is about to catch up with him.
Last week on the blog:
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Waiting On Wednesday:
REVIEW: Sleep Tight, Platypup by Renée Treml 4/5 Stars
REVIEW: Lottie And Walter by Anna Walker 3/5 Stars