Nancy Wake: Code Name ? The White Mouse? by John Stanton is only available as a DVD. There are also “Nancy Wake: SOE’s greatest heroine” by Russell Braddon and “Nancy Wake: a biography of our greatest war heroine” by Peter Fitzsimons.

The Kiss of Saddam byMichelle McDonald

A Small Island by Andrea Levy

Gang of Four by Liz Byrski Inspired by 5W. Readers are given the opportunity to know each of four women intimately and to witness their friendship and their growth on a first hand basis. Click here for Discussion Points for Gang of Four

Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones Story of life on island in the Solomons as seen through the eyes of an 11 year old girl as school children are introduced to Dickens? ?Great Expectations?.

Love in a Torn Country by Jean Sasson – Story of a female Kurdish freedom fighter?s life in Iraq.

Protect and Defend by Richard North Patterson – Multi-layered story revolving around the abortion issue and includes court room drama.

The Road Home by Rose Tremain – A gentle story of a man?s contemporary migration from Romania and England.

The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin – Three generations of intelligent, articulate women facing issue of the brother of one having AIDs.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini – Author of ?The Kite Runner? tells story of life in Afghanistan through the eyes of several women.

The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard – Story set in post-WWII Europe, Hong Kong and Japan, and includes a romance.

Kennedy’s Brain by Henning Mankell – Many faceted mystery set in Greece, Stockholm, Mozambique and Australia.

Awareness by Anthony de Mello – Non-fiction spiritual guide which is a good read for an individual.

The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham – The return of an internationally successful fashion designer to Australian country town; story contains strong descriptive language.

Between Victor and Vanquished by Arthur Page ? Wartime exploits of an Australian interpreter and his life story,

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss ? amusing story of the traps of punctuation

Death Sentence by Don Watson ? discusses the current excessive use of jargon.

No Snow in December by  Naria Lewitt – autobiography of young Jewish couple from Poland migrating to Australia after WWII.

For Love & A Beetle by Ivan and Beth Hodge – entertaining story of a young couple driving a VW beetle from England to New Zealand and then repeating the journey 30 years later.

The Shifting FogWithin its four walls lay a secret that would last a lifetime. Summer 1924: On the night of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

The Forgotten GardenA lost child… On the eve of the first world war, a little girl is found abandoned on a ship to Australia. A mysterious woman called the Authoress had promised to look after her – but the Authoress has disappeared without a trace.

The Distant HoursEdie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon, with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother?s emotional distance masks an old secret.

Explore The Parthenon: An Ancient Greek Temple written with Ian Jenkins