Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett reviewed

Title: Calling Major Tom Author: David M. Barnett Genre: Fiction Publisher: Orion Release Date: June 29, 2017 Format: ebook Pages: 304 Source: NetGalley We all know someone like Thomas. The grumpy next-door-neighbour who complains to the Residents’ Committee about the state of your front lawn. The man who tuts when you don’t have the correct …

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Summit 8000 by Andrew Lock reviewed

Title: Summit 8000 Life and Death with Australia's Master of Thin Air Author: Andrew Lock Genre: Non fiction Publisher: Melbourne University Press Release Date: November 28, 2016 Format: ebook Pages: 303 Source: NetGalley A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high-altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock: the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000-metre peaks …

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Dying, A Memoir by Cory Taylor reviewed

Title: Dying, A Memoir Author: Cory Taylor Genre: Non fiction Publisher: Canongate Books Release Date: 03 November, 2016 Format: ebook Pages: 160 Source: NetGalley Read  Cory Taylor is one of Australia’s celebrated novelists, the author of the brilliant Me and Mr Booker (winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Pacific region), and My Beautiful Enemy (shortlisted …

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Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney reviewed

Title: Under a Pole Star Author: Stef Penney Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Quercus Books Release Date: November 3, 2016 Format: ebook Pages: 576 Source: NetGalley Flora Mackie was twelve when she first crossed the Arctic Circle on her father’s whaling ship. Now she is returning to the frozen seas as the head of her own …

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A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart reviewed

Title: A Boy Made of Blocks Author: Keith Stuart Genre: Fiction Publisher: Macmillan Release Date: September 6, 2016 Format: ebook Pages: 400 Source: NetGalley Alex loves his family, and yet he struggles to connect with his eight-year-old autistic son, Sam. The strain has pushed his marriage to the breaking point. So Alex moves in with …

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Walking the Woods and the Water by Nick Hunt reviewed

Title: Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's Footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn Author: Nick Hunt Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing Format: ebook Pages: 336 Source: NetGalley In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm …

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