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Category: Books

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Book talk: Historical fiction

This week, Michael Popple looks at three exceptional pieces of historical fiction. You can find more of Michael’s book reviews on his blog.

City unveils state-of-the art digital library

The most digitally advanced library in NSW opened its doors today on the ground floor of the City of Newcastle’s new Customer Service Centre in Newcastle West.   The Digital Library offers visitors...

Mum’s book a unique way to share memories

When Kate Worrall’s eldest son turned five, she felt it was time to introduce him to “Ma Debbie”. Debbie was her mother-in-law. She’d lost her battle with...

Book talk: 5 Australian books for Dad

Jeff Popple reviews five great Australian books for dad this Father’s Day tomorrow (Sunday 6 September)! More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com.

Book talk: Deadly podcast novels

This week, Jeff Popple reviews three novels about deadly podcasts! More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog.

Grandma writes book to help explain coronavirus

When Janice McKay’s grandchildren started asking her why COVID-19 meant they could no longer have their regular visits, the clinical psychologist decided to write them a book to explain it.

Book talk: Science fiction and fantasy

This week, Michael Popple checks out three new impressive science fiction and fantasy novels.

Keep an eye on the big picture during uncertain times

It’s time to take a leaf out of Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search For Meaning, and imagine what story we will tell in 10 or 20 years’ time of how...

Book talk: Winter reads

Jeff Popple reviews three winter reads for a cold night.

Kitty book series is purrfect for little imaginations

Kitty believes anything is possible. She is gutsy, she is curious and she is loved. Kitty, however, is not a cat. She is the character that Novocastrian...

Aussies stockpile more than just toilet paper

While COVID-19 shutdown most of Australia's productivity, authors kept themselves busy collating comfort for others the best way they know how - through words. And while...

5 fantastic Mother’s Day reads

Jeff Popple reviews five great Australian Mother's Day reads for mum! More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com Balance & other B.S....

Book talk: Recent releases for lockdown

This week Michael Popple checks three great recent releases to read during your coronavirus lockdown.  You can find more of Michael’s book reviews on his blog, unseenlibrary.com.

Photo book to tell region’s story

A new project is set to chronicle the life of Newcastle and the Hunter Region over the last two decades. Newcastle publishers Greg and Sylvia Ray’s latest...

Book talk: Excellent fantasy novels

This week for Book talk, Michael Popple reviews three excellent fantasy novels. You can find more of Michael’s book reviews on his blog: unseenlibrary.com

Book talk with Jeff Popple: Autumn reads

This week CW Book talk writer Jeff Popple reviews three enjoyable autumn reads. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com

Book talk: Crime novels from around the globe

Jeff Popple reviews three new crime novels from around the globe. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com The Kissing House by...

Book talk: 5 holiday or isolation novels

Jeff and Michael Popple recommend five good holiday or isolation novels. More of their reviews can be found on their blogs: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com and the unseenlibrary.com

Book promotes acceptance of differences

As *Laura grew older, her peers started to notice differences. The constant rocking motions, repeating words and funny noises – it made the Biraban Public School student...

Book follows life of Aboriginal hero

Historian and Hamilton resident, Emeritus Professor John Ramsland OAM, has released his latest book The Legacy of Douglas Grant. A Notable Aborigine in War and Peace. Ramsland’s...

Bookworms rejoice at fair’s return

Newcastle’s Lifeline Book Fair returns this October long weekend after a four-year hiatus. The much-loved event, previously known as Bookfest, was last held in 2015.
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