Posts Tagged ‘ Macmillan ’

Dubai not always so glitzy

September 12, 2017
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Dubai not always so glitzy

Killing Time: An Innocent Man Locked Up In Dubai’s Most Notorious Prison, By Karl Williams (Macmillan, RRP $35): Dubai is known for its luxury and excess, but scratch the surface and you’ll find the glitzy tourist destination isn’t quite so bright and shiny. The laws in Dubai are much more strict than in the West,...

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Death row reprieve leads to intrigue

June 23, 2017
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Death row reprieve leads to intrigue

The Last Mile, by David Baldacci (Macmillan, RRP $37.99) Melvin Mars sits in a cell, awaiting execution for the brutal murder of his parents two decades. However, just hours before he is scheduled to die, he is granted an unexpected reprieve when someone else confesses to the crime. In this second “Memory Man” book...

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Fresh feline perspective

April 5, 2016
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Fresh feline perspective

Molly and the Cat Cafe, by Melissa Daley (Macmillan Publishers, RRP $25) Cutsie animal stories are nothing new, but this little tale of love, loss and new beginnings is told from the point of view of the cutsie animal concerned, giving it a fresh take and and an unusual angle. Molly the cat has...

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There’s so much to like about Billy

December 17, 2015
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There’s so much to like about Billy

Still Foolin ‘Em, by Billy Crystal (Macmillan, RRP $40): Billy Crystal is one of those actors that everyone knows of. His career is wide-ranging and various, and it feels like he’s done a little bit of everything. Still Foolin ‘Em is part autobiography, part reflecting on ageing, and it’s all pulled together by Crystal’s...

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Well-researched look at medieval politics

September 20, 2015
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Well-researched look at medieval politics

A King’s Ransom, by Sharon Penman (Macmillan, RRP $38): For his part in the third Crusade, King Richard the Lionheart has won prestige, legendary status and, sadly, enemies within Christian Europe itself. As a result, his journey home becomes fraught with danger. Storms and pirates fade into insignificance when he is detained by Duke...

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Huge disappointment for dedicated fan

July 17, 2015
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Huge disappointment for dedicated fan

Vicious Circle, by Wilbur Smith (Macmillian, RRP $55): My brother, an avid reader, introduced me to Wilbur Smith when I was still in my teens and I’ve enjoyed his novels ever since. Smith is easily my favorite author and I love his books more now than ever. He is the master of the epic adventure...

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Astronaut’s exploits are out of this world

June 14, 2015
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Astronaut’s exploits are out of this world

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, by Chris Hadfield (Macmillan, RRP $37): Chris Hadfield is without doubt the world’s most well- known astronaut since the hey-day of the Moon landings and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. He is the dude who made us all smile last year with his music video of David...

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Harrowing accounts reveal disaster details

May 29, 2015
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Harrowing accounts reveal disaster details

Fukushima: Japan’s Tsunami and the Inside Story of the Nuclear Meltdowns, by Mark Willacy (Macmillan, RRP $40): Three years ago, and just a couple of weeks after the deadly Canterbury quake, Japan was also hit by a big quake. While more than 180 died in the 6.3 magnitude Canterbury quake of February 22, 2011,...

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King and Maxwell more enjoyable in right order

May 23, 2015
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King and Maxwell more enjoyable in right order

King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci (Macmillan, RRP $38): In what at first appears to be a straightforward story, a teenage boy is told his father – a soldier – has been killed in action in Afghanistan but then something extraordinary happens: he receives a communication from his father. The boy, Tyler, hires private...

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Riveting morality study

May 2, 2015
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Riveting morality study

  Kiss Me First, by Lottie Moggach (Macmillan, RRP $38): The internet is an easy place to hide, to lie and to be completely absorbed by. It can be a place where you trust someone so completely that you can hand over your life to a complete stranger. Lottie Moggach tackles these disturbing realities...

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