Posts Tagged ‘ Macmillan ’

REVIEW Killing Time

September 12, 2017
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REVIEW Killing Time

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, and the consequences of breaking those laws can be brutal, as author and musician Karl Williams found....

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REVIEW The Last Mile

June 23, 2017
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REVIEW The Last Mile

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 to feature Amos Decker, he is now the latest...

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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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Latest Roy Grace book a good read

January 18, 2016
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Latest Roy Grace book a good read

You are Dead, by Peter James (Macmillan Publishers, RRP $34.99): Best-selling author Peter James is back with the 11th book in his Roy Grace crime series. Nick Walton’s fiance Logan has just driven into the underground car park of the building in Brighton where they live when she calls him on her cellphone. She...

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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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