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The Transit of Venus
3.87
Following a glowing endorsement by Jennifer Burne on Second Tuesday Bookclub this was added to my collection. I have to just ask Jennifer why...I just...more
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Sep 20, 2011
 
Births Deaths Marriages
3.22
I got this after listening to an interview where Georgia Blain described growing up with a brother who went mad with schizophrenia, I could so relate...more
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Sep 20, 2011
 
The Secret River
3.76
After a false start with another recently lauded Australian novel by I believe it was Roger MacDonald, the name escapes me but it was a particularly d...more
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Sep 20, 2011
 
Mutiny on the Bounty
3.95
Very interesting novel about the mutiny of the Bounty by Fletcher Christian and the subsequent amazing survival of William Bligh and his supporters. I...more
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Nov 12, 2011
 
The Kings Shilling: A Novel Of The " Bounty "
3.95
Very interesting novel about the mutiny of the Bounty by Fletcher Christian and the subsequent amazing survival of William Bligh and his supporters. I...more
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Sep 20, 2011
 
The Dig Tree
4.05
I so enjoyed this account of the famous Burke and Wills Expedition that I wonder it wasn't more widely lauded, how it ended up in the bargain bin at B...more
Jan 17, 2007
Sep 20, 2011
 
Van Diemen's Land
4.18
This should be required reading for every Tasmanian, if not every Australian. It shatters many myths about early convict life and paints a vivid pictu...more
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Sep 20, 2011
 
The Unknown Terrorist
3.01
A superb critique of the climate of fear and the loss of personal freedoms, so hard won over many centuries now being wittled away. No one is spared f...more
Dec 24, 2008
Sep 20, 2011
 
Burke's Soldier
3.40
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Sep 20, 2011
 
Batavia
4.13
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Nov 12, 2011
 
The Commonwealth of Thieves
3.52
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Sep 20, 2011
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