Book reviews

Kate’s reviews: three fab books in five minutes

2021-09-01T16:17:57+11:00Categories: Episodes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Kate's review
Word of Mouth TV's Kate Forsyth offers three inspiring book reviews to keep the lockdown demons at bay. There's a choice of The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerry Turner, Fury by Kathryn Heyman and Only Happiness Here - In Search of Elizabeth von Arnim by Gabrielle Carey. Enjoy!

Kids & YA Fest: Frogkisser! and The Lost Sapphire

2018-09-02T15:06:28+11:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Kate's review
As part of our Writing NSW's Kids & Young Adult Festival special, Kate interviewed Garth Nix and Belinda Murrell and reviews their latest books. Garth's Frogkisser! - a fun retake on an old fairytale - was widely acclaimed by all at the festival. Belinda's latest offering is The Lost Sapphire, a wonderful story for girls who like to imagine what life was like in the past.

The Lace Weaver – Lauren Chater

2018-09-22T16:29:24+11:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sarah's review
A charming debut novel from author Lauren Chater, The Lace Weaver is set in Estonia, just prior to World War II. Squeezed between the two major powers of the Soviet Union and Germany, Estonia is coveted by both. Maintaining independence is all but impossible, and the Estonians endure great hardship as two evil empires - the Russians, then Germans - occupy their land. The people take great heart from their traditions, particularly lace weaving.