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    Gallipoli tells the story of Sarah Winwood and five other newly enlisted sisters in the Australian Army Service of to do their bit for their boys in the distant war. The sisters all set sail with little idea of what lies in store for them. With heads full of ideas of adventure they land in Egypt their duties interspaced around trips to the pyramids, invitations to dinner and taking tea. It is only when they board the hospital ship Gascon that the true and abject horror of the injuries of the First World War are revealed to them. They must face wave after wave of brutally injured men and boys, many of whom they had last seen in Egypt. With little to no equipment, supplies or room they work tirelessly to save those that can be saved and where there is time comfort those that cannot. Through all of this the sisters still have to do battle with the fact that they are women in a male dominated environment. It is a story of strong emotions where humour and love can shine through the darkest of clouds.

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    This books is as itís title suggests is a story about a boy and his friend who become involved with a girl who is dying.

    It is set around senior year in an American high school and examines the lifestyle of the boys Greg and Earl, their diverse backgrounds and their love of obscure German fantasy action films. This shared enthusiasm prompts the boys to begin making films of their own.

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    A good story, with plenty to entice the reader to continue. The story is told in two voices: a narrator and Hendrickje, a girl from a provincial Calvinist home, who joins Rembrandt's household as a maid. Five years on from the death of Rembrandt's wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh, he is still suffering grief and seeking peace Ė not unexpectedly, of course. Hendrickje observes his intimacy with Geertje, his housekeeper, and much of what follows is a result of her reactions to the event and observation. Interwoven with the personal stories of Rembrandt and his household is much detail of life and art in 17th century Amsterdam. This makes for a satisfying and enjoyable read.

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    Rachel and Catrin were best friends, inseparable since they were eight years old, until one day a tragic accident takes the lives of Catrin's two children whilst they are in Rachel's care. Unable to come to terms with the loss of her sons, Catrinís grief locks her in a perpetual longing for revenge. As the years run on, so Catrinís plans become more and more violent, more and more evil, until one day she decides itís time to stop planning and start acting.

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    July 1919, James Maxted is attempting to uncover the truth behind the death of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, who was murdered whilst working for the British delegation to the Paris peace conference as an adviser.

    The trail leads him to Japan and a mystery prisoner, held by an old enemy Count Tomura. A team that Max recruited to finish the job are already based in Japan, and they are not aware of Maxís fate.

    The full truth of what happened 30 years before becomes apparent over the days and weeks ahead.

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