Out 28th March
Bookbinder of Jericho | Pip Williams
An utterly enthralling read! I loved how it was set in the same locale (Oxford) and time period as Dictionary of Lost Words - and even referenced characters from this book - but explored so many more social and political elements of the time, especially the changing roles of women, class divisions, who gets to access education and the power of books to heal and change lives. Set against the devastating backdrop of World War 1, the story is rich with unforgettable characters and a plot to make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.
Out 12th April
The War Nurses | Anthea Hodgson
Inspired by the author’s own family story, this is an unforgettable novel of enduring friendship and boundless courage, based on the shocking true events of the Bangka Island Massacre. It is both a riveting tale and an important tribute to our brave nurses who sacrificed so much during WWII.
Author Rachael Johns says "Must read! An important story of Aussie history that I knew nothing about until reading this heartwarming book. For such a tragic tales, it also has a lot of warmth and friendship and really celebrates female friendship."