The Tailor and the Shipwright by Robert Westphal is a true story giving a unique historical account of the convict history and early Sydney, well worth the read. House for All Seasons, bequeathed a century old house, four estranged friends return to their hometown, they must stay for a whole season, many secrets revealed. Some audio books enjoyed were Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerny set on a family property in South Australia, and Not Bad People author Brandy Scott, set in a Victorian town.
Henry Himself by Stuart O’Nan, is described as a poignant novel. The Overstory written by American author, Richard Powers, who is passionate about the loss of trees in the world. The usual mystery novels, The Tailor of Panama, John Le Carre divided opinion on this one, Flesh and Blood Patricia Cornwall and The Moscow Sleeper by Stella Rimington. The autobiography of Julia Gillard highlighted difficulties experienced in politics, she was criticised for her clothing and hair and the work hours were long and very pressured. To Die in Spring by German author Ralph Rothmann is a brutal coming of age in in Nazi Germany. A Spanner in the Works, the extraordinary story of Alice Anderson set in the 1920’s. Alice was the first woman Motor Mechanic, who had a garage in Cotham Road Kew with an all woman workforce. An interesting and inspiring read.
We had such an interesting and varied lots of books this month. See you all on the 1st October.