Ep.169 The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning, Book News with Cassie Hamer, Writing Class with Lee Kofman and our Bookshop is Myrtle House in Wollombi.

Inspired by a true story, The Lost Jewels unfolds an incredible mystery of thievery, sacrifice, and hope through the generations of one family.

In the summer of 1912, a workman’s pickaxe strikes through the floor of an old tenement house in Cheapside, London, uncovering a cache of unimaginably valuable treasure that quickly disappears again.

Present-day. When respected jewellery historian, Kate Kirby, receives a call about the Cheapside jewels, she knows she’s on the brink of the experience of a lifetime.

As Kate peels back layers of concealment and deception, she is forced to explore long-buried secrets concerning Essie, her great-grandmother, and her life in Edwardian London. Soon, Kate’s past and present threaten to collide and the truths about her family lie waiting to be revealed.

Click here to buy The Lost Jewels  from Booktopia 

Cassie Hamer talks about: Melbourne Writers Festival, RWA Awards, Australian Book Design Awards, Update on Writing NSW.

New releases: State Highway One by Sam Coley (Winner of Richell Prize), The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey, Short Story Collections –  Trick of the Light and Ordinary Matter by Laura Elvey, The Women’s Pages by Victoria Purman,  Sorrow & Bliss by Meg Mason and Poly by Paul Delgarno.

Our bookshop this week is Myrtle House in the beautiful Hunter Valley village of Wollombi.


The People Smuggler by Robyn de Crespigny,

Gi Gi Giraffe by Samantha Finn, and Mirror by Jeannie Baker




Talking Aussie Books with Claudine Tinellis.

In this week’s episode, Claudine talks to Kerry McGinnis about her new rural mystery Croc Country.

Set against the lush backdrop of the Northern Territory with its vibrant birds and deadly wildlife, this is a chilling and highly evocative family mystery about the wild and dangerous things that can happen in the most remote and untamed corners of our country.

In our writing class this week  Lee Kofman talks about how to write emotions.


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