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Hazel Edwards

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Hazel is a readaholic but also an author and Reading Ambassador.Her unconventional memoir is 'Not Just a Piece of Cake-Being an Author' .' Hijabi Girl' is her latest junior chapter book. Adult murder mystery 'Celebrant Sleuth: I do...or die' is very topical as Same Sex Marriage laws are passed and Quinn, her asexual celebrant solves many problems for her clients.
Although Hazel mentors her 'Hazelnuts' and helps people craft their ancestry in her popular workshops ‘Writing a Non- Boring Family History’,she’s best known for the children’s classic ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’ which is celebrating its 39th year with ' Hippo! Hippo! the, Musical'' produced by Garry Ginivan. Video clip on Good Reads.

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Hazel Edwards An adult collection of short 'vintage' crime stories, each with a twist. Dangerous living in proximity to an author who is considering poison and…moreAn adult collection of short 'vintage' crime stories, each with a twist. Dangerous living in proximity to an author who is considering poison and other ways of removing characters. Challenge is to find an apt title for the series. Maybe I'll use the title of the fist story 'Making a Killing at the Pokies.' (less)
Hazel Edwards A new book is a bit like a book-baby. You've been involved in the pregnancy for a while, and you hope others will understand , be entertained and also…moreA new book is a bit like a book-baby. You've been involved in the pregnancy for a while, and you hope others will understand , be entertained and also gain from the character's story. But like an adolescent, it eventually has to go out into the world on its own. A book launch is a bit like a hullo and farewell party. When you have a co-author, or illustrator such as in 'Hijabi Girl', then there's a pleasure in sharing the creation. Like co-parenting.(less)
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As a reader, I like to learn something new from the background of any fiction, whether it's about a period, a place or someone's job or even about changing social attitudes. Nordic Noir has enabled me to read about socio-political issues in Scandinavian countries as well appreciating the climate as a character. (I wear a jumper when reading Nordic books).

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It's the hard working, country community which is the central character of 'The Heartwood Hotel' told through the resourcefulness of Lyn, the ex-nurse who has returned reluctantly, with her husband, to run the pub , store and everything else for her ...more
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
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I read this because a friend recommended it and co-incidentally I heard the author interviewed on radio. Probably I would not have chosen it by the title, but this is a love story, well crafted and with hope. I actually listened to the audio while w ...more
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Live and Let Fry by Sue Williams
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Thoroughly enjoyed the sustained rueful tone of the sleuth Cass Tuplin , owner of the Rusty Bore takeaway. Cass's less-than-perfect relationship with her less-than-perfect policeman son , makes her a thoroughly likeable heroine. She keeps trying, at ...more
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I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
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Chilling crime. Lots of twists. Isolated Icelandic island. Renovators' horror of a house. The second Sigurdardottir translated crime novel I've read. Extremely good use of suspense. Can understand why this novelist is so popular, but wear a jumper wh ...more
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The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
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This is the third Yrsa Sigundardottir crime novel I've read and the best so far. Such clever plot twists.
Excellent procedural detail about the yacht, Icelandic work style and the investigating lawyer. Highly recommended. Sat up to finish it.
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Why Did You Lie? by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
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First time I've read an author while unsure of the pronunciation of her name. Just MY ignorance of Icelandic pronunciation. Extremely suspenseful with very clever plot twists and an insight into stark landscape and Icelandic life. I'd definitely read
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Celebrant Sleuth by Hazel Edwards
"I’ve always had a great respect for the versatile Hazel Edwards who writes children’s picture books, educational books, young readers’ chapter books, non-fiction and now crime. I expected CELEBRANT SLEUTH to be an Agatha Christie style novel but w..." Read more of this review »
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'I really like the Celebrant Sleuth cover. It had my eye looking for other 'hidden' things that I had missed when I first focused in on the optical illusion.' Nadi B.

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Second Chinese Daughter by Shirley Fung
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'Wild Swans' was my first insight into lost opportunities due to political change and war impacting on Asian women and their families and the roles they were expected to fulfil. But 'Second Chinese Daughter' is even more powerfully written about a th ...more
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An insight into resourceful and adventurous nurses on Great Barrier island, off coast of NZ with Auckland the closest hospital via emergency helicopter. Genuine stories. Compassionate communities. And Ivan, such a versatile and reliable doctor.

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“Creativity is the fun of putting together unexpected ideas”
Hazel Edwards, Sleuth Astrid: Lost Voice of the Grand Final

“Use Self-Talk for Managing Your Own Anger • I’ll focus on dealing with the problem and stay calm. • This isn’t about proving that I am right and they are wrong. I don’t have to “win” this, I have to manage it. • I need to keep reminding myself about what the ultimate goal is here. • This isn’t a disaster, it’s a small problem to be solved.”
Hazel Edwards, Difficult Personalities: A Practical Guide to Managing the Hurtful Behavior of Others

“Pearman, R. P., Lombardo, M. M., Eichinger, R. W. (2005) You: Being More Effective in Your MBTI Type. Minneapolis: Lominger Limited.”
Hazel Edwards, Difficult Personalities: A Practical Guide to Managing the Hurtful Behavior of Others

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“I buried my father, married my sister and sorted the missing will. ' Quinn, the Celebrant Sleuth”
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“The number of times soul- mates is used in public is in reverse proportion to the number of months the relationship lasts.' Celebrant Quinn's Theories of Relativity”
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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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