AU Book Reviews, AWW2014, Book reviews

Aussie Book Review: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth Paperback TBR pile Random House, 2012  Synopsis- An utterly captivating reinvention of the Rapunzel fairytale weaved together with the scandalous life of one of the tale's first tellers, Charlotte-Rose de la Force. Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV,… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

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Author Interviews, AWW2013

Q&A with Australian Author Fleur McDonald

I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Australian rural novelist, Fleur McDonald who has dropped by to chat about her latest release with Allen & Unwin, Silver Clouds. Welcome Fleur! How would you describe Silver Clouds in five words? Five words? Eek, that’s a bit of an ask! How about: ‘Overcoming previous mistakes to make good?’ That’s six! Do you… Continue reading Q&A with Australian Author Fleur McDonald

Author Interviews, AWW2013

Q&A with Australian author, Dawn Barker

I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Australian novelist, Dawn Barker who has dropped by to chat about her debut novel published with Hachette, Fractured. Dawn, how would you describe Fractured in five words? Exploration of family psychiatric tragedy. Fractured tells the story of a new mother experiencing a very serious but rare mental illness, postnatal… Continue reading Q&A with Australian author, Dawn Barker

Author Interviews, AWW2013

Q&A with Australian author, Kate Forsyth

I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Australian novelist, Kate Forsyth who has dropped by to chat about her latest release with Random House, The Wild Girl. Welcome Kate. How would you describe The Wild Girl in five words? Dramatic, romantic, heart-breaking, compelling, unexpected. What inspired you to write a story about the Grimm brothers? I… Continue reading Q&A with Australian author, Kate Forsyth

AU Book Reviews, AWW2013, Book reviews

Aussie Book Review: The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

 The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth Paperback Review copy provided by author Random House, March 2013  Synopsis- Dortchen Wild fell in love with Wilhelm Grimm the first time she saw him. Growing up in the small German kingdom of Hessen-Cassel in early Nineteenth century, Dortchen Wild is irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth