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Try some new & recommended Historical Fiction from our latest Nextreads Newsletter

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The Better Angels of Our Nature / by Michael A. Halleran

One of my regrets concerning the three visits I have made to Australia is my failure to present myself at a local lodge of Freemasons.  Having joined the fraternity myself about twenty years ago, it would be a real treat to enter a lodge in a different country and hear the variations on the ritual that I have heard so many times.  Of course I would recognize it, and my Australian brothers would recognize me, by the various grips, passwords, and signs that we all share in common.  This aspect of…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Historical Apr 3.

Clade by James Bradley

Don't be put off by the fact that this book is classified as a literary SciFi it is much more than that. Set in a dystopian world at the end of the 21st Century when the planet is in a period of great change as a reult of the inaction by governments of the world to address global warming and climate change( in the earlier part of the…Continue

Tags: australia in the future, dystopia, climate change

Started by Lindach in Science Fiction Mar 30.

Congratulations to Lisa, the winner of our Read, Review and Win competition.

Mosman Library’s ‘Read, Review & Win’ holiday reading program has concluded with a record number of entries. Weekly prizes were awarded and the major prize was drawn with Lisa McIntyre being the lucky winner, who reviewed “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova. She described the book as “a gripping novel which provides a unique…Continue

Tags: Win, and, Review, Read

Started by Summer Read, Review & Win! in Adventure/War Mar 3.

Flash boys : Cracking the money code by Michael Lewis

I am aghast and disgusted at the way the American stock exchanges work. Lewis describes this very complex matter in a way that any investor, (or non-investor) can understand. It says very little for a capitalist societyContinue

Started by Summer Read, Review & Win! in Non-fiction Feb 2.

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