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The Transit of Venus
3.85
did not like it
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
not set
Sep 20, 2011
 
Births Deaths Marriages
3.77
liked it
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
not set
Sep 20, 2011
 
The Secret River
3.79
liked it
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
not set
Sep 20, 2011
 
Mutiny on the Bounty
4.00
liked it
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
not set
Nov 12, 2011
 
The Kings Shilling: A Novel Of The " Bounty "
4.00
liked it
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
not set
Sep 20, 2011
 
The Dig Tree The Extraordinary Story of the Ill-Fated Burke and Wills Expedition
4.19
liked it
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
4.13
really liked it
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
not set
Sep 20, 2011
 
The Unknown Terrorist
3.13
really liked it
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
3.41
it was ok
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not set
Sep 20, 2011
 
Batavia
4.15
liked it
None
not set
Nov 12, 2011
 
The Commonwealth of Thieves
3.61
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 20, 2011
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