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Tag Archives: Gertrude & Alice

The World’s Best Bookstores

Whenever I go abroad, there are few things I like better than hunting out a new, local bookstore. From multi-floored stores with endless rows of books offering every genre imaginable, to hidden havens of dog-eared tales nestled among crooked shelves, there’s a faint magic in discovering a city’s literary hideaway. Whether a dedicated bookworm or someone with […]

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In a Dark Dark Wood – Ruth Ware

While my first winter in Sydney is certainly rivalling a typical British summer – with bright and sunny days peaking at 26 degrees last week – there’s definitely a wintery feel in the air. Mornings are crisp and fresh, evenings are steeped in darkness with a chill in the air and a bitter southerly breeze. […]

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Browse for Books in Newtown

  One of the things I’ve loved the most since arriving in Sydney, is better acquainting myself with the abundance of bookshops they have on offer. From the beautiful Berkelouw Books (whose Rose Bay branch will always have a special place in my heart) to my local – Bondi’s Gertrude & Alice, there’s few things […]

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Coming Home – Rosamund Pilcher

I first came across Rosamund Pilcher when I read The Shell Seekers as part of my BBC Big Reads challenge – and was instantly swept away by the Cornish tale abundant in charm and nostalgia and beloved by a nation of readers. I later read The Carousel and September and while I was recommended Coming […]

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Gertrude & Alice, Bondi Beach

I brought just a handful of books to Sydney with me, having promised my Aunty Kate I would invest in an e-reader to ensure that I wouldn’t take up valuable space in my suitcase with great tomes that I had hope to get through during my time in Australia. And so, while I had initially […]

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