The Paper Girl of Paris

NOW: Sixteen-year-old Alice is spending the summer in Paris, but she isn’t there for pastries and walks along the Seine. When her grandmother passed away two months ago, she left Alice an apartment in France that no one knew existed. An apartment that has been locked for more than seventy years. Alice is determined to […]

A Week in September

Through a precious cache of WWII letters, a story of war is revealed. But also, most movingly, a story of love, resilience and survival, from award-winning and bestselling writer, Peter Rees. D oug Heywood was a grown man when he discovered, in a shoe box hidden in a wardrobe, a time capsule of sorts – […]

Still Life

We just need to know what the heart’s capable of, Evelyn. And do you know what it’s capable of? I do. Grace and fury. It’s 1944 and in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as the Allied troops advance and bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening together. […]

Bartali’s Bicycle: The true Story of Gino Bartali

Author Megan Hoyt and illustrator Iacopo Bruno bring to light the inspiring, true story of Gino Bartali, a beloved Italian cyclist and secret champion in the fight for Jewish lives during World War II. Gino Bartali pedalled across Italy for years, winning one cycling race after another, including the 1938 Tour de France. Gino became […]

Tip and Run

The story of the First World War in Africa, an almost forgotten war, marking the most brutal and shameful war in colonial history. The story of the First World War in Africa, which devastated an area five times the size of Germany and killed more than two million people. On 11 November 1918, the First […]

With the Falling of the Dusk

History is turning. In only a few short decades, we have come a long way from Francis Fukuyama’s declaration of the ‘end of history’ and the triumph of liberal democracy in 1989. Now, with the inexorable rise and rise of China, the ascendancy of authoritarianism and the retreat of democracy, the world stands at a […]

I Want You To Know We’re Still Here

Mine is a family of readers and writers. Our house is filled with books. There are contemporary design books on the coffee table in the living room, legal books in my husband’s home office, and piles of children’s books for when my grandchildren visit. However, the side table next to my bed is piled with […]

Heroes of the Secret Underground

A timely and powerful time-slip story inspired by the author’s family in Budapest during the Holocaust. Louie lives with her brothers, Bert and Teddy, in a hotel run by their grandparents. It is one of Sydney’s grand old buildings, rich in history …and in secrets. When a rose-gold locket, once thought lost, is uncovered, it […]

Legends of the Lost Lilies

The final and thrilling conclusion to the popular and bestselling Miss Lily series. A mysterious telegram: ‘Lily needs you’ is received just before a plane from war-wracked England lands in one of Sophie Greenman’s paddocks. Sophie, Countess of Shillings, has been living a quiet life on her property in Australia, until love and loyalty draws […]