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The Natural History of Love

Caroline Petit’s ‘The Natural History of Love’ draws from the true story of French explorer and Naturalist, Francois and his lover Madame Fonceca.   When Melbourne lawyer Nathan Smithson takes on the case of mad, wealthy Edward Fonçeca’s inheritance trial against his brother in 1902, he must uncover secrets hidden within the diary entries of lovers. The story travels far and wide and we immerse ourselves following the story through Brazil, France and Melbourne. Although at times...

Our Favourite books from 2021

Our Favourite books from 2021

As the shop’s doors have opened, we have been thankful for the enduring power of books to comfort, uplift and bring joy to many. As this year comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment to share a couple of our favourite books from 2021.

Margot Mertz Takes It Down book review

Margot Mertz Takes It Down book review

Margot Mertz Takes It Down is a tale of female empowerment in the midst of the mess that is gender expectations and high school. With a tenacious main character and an infectious sense of justice, it’s a compelling read.

Redemptor Book Review

Redemptor Book Review

Raybearer duology. Ifueko delivers on her promise of an epic West African inspired fantasy, struggling heroes and stunning worldbuilding. A fitting conclusion to this series.