Bestseller – Follow the Money by Peter Corriss


Follow the Money

by Peter Corriss

Battle-scarred but indefatigable PI, Cliff Hardy has lost all his dough to an unscrupulous financial advisor. He’s got to follow the money trail deep into Sydney’s underbelly into the territory of big money and bent deals to get himself back in the black. =>

This week’s bestseller – Ken Follett’s latest

Winter of the World

Ken Follett

Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants, this is a magnificent, spellbinding epic of global conflict and personal drama. =>

From the archives – Ken Follett’s “Fall of Giants”

Fall of Giants

by Ken Follett

A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. =>

Film Trailer released for “The Help”

Set during the 1960s in America’s racially divided Deep South, ‘The Help’ is a beautifully handled story of a white society girl, two black maids and a dangerous secret they share. Here’s a first look at the film trailer for ‘The Help’ coming soon.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – Provocative?

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

by Amy Chua

Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important memoir that will transform your perspective of parenting forever. =>

Global bestseller was turned down 60 years ago by British publisher

A novel that became a worldwide publishing phenomenon more than 60 years after it was first published in Germany was turned down by a British publisher in 1948, according to a rejection letter found in Jerusalem.

British readers had to wait until 2009 for the first translation of Hans Fallada’s Alone in Berlin, a masterpiece about extreme fear under a dictatorship. It came out in Germany in 1947, weeks after the author’s death at 53, following a life blighted by mental illness and morphine. =>

Today’s read: a bestseller – The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest
~ Stieg Larsson                                                                            

As the finale to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is not content to merely match the adrenaline-charged pace that made international bestsellers out of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. Instead, it roars with an explosive storyline that blows the doors off the series and announces that the very best has been saved for last. …Larsson’s mastery of the unexpected is why millions have fallen hard for his work. But rest assured that the odds are again stacked, the challenges personal, and the action fraught with neck-snapping revelations in this snarling conclusion to a thrilling triad. This closing chapter to The Girl’s pursuit of justice is guaranteed to leave readers both satisfied and saddened once the final page has been turned.

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For your Book Club – Fishing for Stars

Fishing for Stars has, at its heart, two passionate, unforgettable – but very different – women. One is exotic, damaged, and shrewd; the other beautiful, determined and zealous. Both are bitter rivals for the love of the same man.
The story is set in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Japan and Indonesia during the latter half of the twentieth century. Nick Duncan is an ingenuous male with a great deal more female on his hands than he can possibly hope to understand.
It is a story of ambition, destruction, love, tears and laughter, with a soupçon of hope thrown in.

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This story has been described as “appalling, brave and funny”

maoMao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

‘It is a joy to read a book by someone who actually has a story to tell… This is one man’s epic story, simply and generously told.’ Herald.

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Sidney Sheldon’s Mistress of the Game


by Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshaw

Beloved number one internationally bestselling author Sidney Sheldon introduced the glamorous, scheming Blackwell family and its unforgettable matriarch, Kate Blackwell, in his worldwide bestseller Master of the Game. Now a generation has passed, and as the world has changed, so too has America’s own royal family.

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