Book Review: Join Art on the quest to save her mother in Amy Raphael’s middle grade folk tale The Forest of Moon and Sword

In the dead of night, the Witchfinder General’s men came to Kelso and snatched away Art’s mother. Narrowly avoiding being taken herself, Art was left with nothing but a sword, her mother’s trusty book of remedies and salves, and her faithful horse Lady. It’s not much, but with the forest to guide her, she sets out from their small Scottish village and races across the English border to rescue her mother before it’s too late.

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Book Review: Delve into the fascinating history of Australian publishing with Craig Munro’s Literary Lion Tamers

Covering a century of Australian literature, author and editor Craig Munro has assembled a somewhat motley crew of characters, to celebrate a handful of key figures from the world of publishing and editing. From A.G. Stephens, the “three initialled terror” of the critic world, to Munro’s former colleague, the late Roseanne FitzgibbonLiterary Lion Tamers takes readers on a whistle stop tour of Australia’s literary history.

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Beat the Backlist 2021

Given that 2020 has somehow been both the shortest and longest year in recorded history, it’s both surprising and somewhat of a relief that the new Beat the Backlist challenge is almost here!

I recently did a tour of my TBR on my BookTube, and going through it (as well as unhauling a few long-termers I know I won’t get to) has made me even more determined to truly beat that backlist in 2021.

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