REVIEW: The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman

In brief: In 1954, four young girls meet in a migrant camp in Australia. Three have come from Europe. What follows in their lives in their new country. The good: Lovely to follow each of the girls throughout their lives. The not-so-good: Sometimes I would have liked more detail about some stages of their lives.... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: District Nurse On Call by Donna Douglas

In brief: The second in the Steeple Street series. Agnes becomes the first nurse in the coal mining village of Bowden, but the locals don't want a nurse. The good: Really picked up as the strike hit and the drama increased. The not-so-good: First part wasn't terribly interesting, as Agnes doesn't show too much character.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

In brief: Emmy applies for a job, thinking it's a gateway to becoming a War Correspondent. Unfortunately, she's typing letters for the agony aunt of Woman's Friend magazine. The good: It's sweet and fun with a jolly tone. The not-so-good: So terribly sad in places. Why I chose it: Sent to me by Pan Macmillan... Continue Reading →

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