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The Making of Home
Judith Flanders
Review by David Stuart
As Hartley wrote in The Go-Between: “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”.
The World Beneath
Janice Warman
Review by Caroline Downie
Apartheid seems a long time ago and many young people will be unaware of the cruelty and injustice of the regime.
The Winter Horses
Philip Kerr
Review by Caroline Downie
It is Ukraine in 1941 and winter is about to set in.
Dan Fesperman
Review by Morag Adlington
Unmanned is a topical, complex and multi-layered exploration of the world of surveillance and bureaucratic paranoia.
A Sudden Light
Garth Stein
Review by Jade Craddock
As a 14-year-old boy, Trevor Riddell accompanies his father to Riddell House, the homestead of his ancestors, a place his father hasn’t returned to since he was sent away by his father 23 years b
Bellman & Black
Diane Setterfield
Review by Penny Batchelor
"The rook lives as he wishes.
Lauren Oliver
Review by Sam Pope
Author Lauren Oliver won acclaim for her books for young adults and children, but her novel Rooms unequivocally marks her first foray into adult fiction.

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