Tag Archives: World War Two

A compelling tale of war and love in the Russian winter of 1941

The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one WWII historical novel that deserves attention. Thoroughly researched, beautifully written, and with a cast of interesting but flawed characters, Conte masters the ‘feel’ of a … Continue reading

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An intriguing novel about WWII intrigue

The Imitator by Rebecca Starford My rating: 4 of 5 stars An enjoyable novel about the role of women in WWII espionage. By the author’s own admission, the characters are in the main invented and the story is loosely true, … Continue reading

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My year as a research fellow …

My 12-month research fellowship with the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has now ended and what a wonderful experience it was! While I learnt a lot about my topic, I learnt even more about myself. If you’d like to find … Continue reading

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“Under the Skin 4” – SLQ Fellows’ presentations about the world wars

I was honoured to present findings of my project, “Queensland Women and War: a multicultural perspective of the experiences of female civilians during World War II”, at a public event at the State Library of Queensland. To see the full … Continue reading

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