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Blood and Bandages, Liz Coward and William Earl

Enemy Coast Ahead, Guy Gibson VC DSO DFC

2017

  1. Combat Medic, Terry Pickard
  2. Vietnam,a Reporter’s War, Hugh Lunn
  3. Tears on My Pillow, Narelle Biedermann
  4. Nujeen, Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb
  5. The Lost Books of Moses Chanan Tigay
  6. In The Land of Blue Burqas, Kate McCord
  7. A Hobbit, A Wardrobe and a Great War, Joseph Loconte
  8. Edith Cavell: Faith Before the Firing Squad,  Catherine Butcher
  9. While History Passed,  Jessie Elizabeth Simons
  10. Too Many to Jail, Mark Bradley
  11. number9dream, David Mitchell
  12. A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea, Melissa Fleming
  13. The Golden Legend, Nadeem Aslam
  14. Baghdad Burning (vol 2), Riverbend
  15. Blood on my Hands Craig Jurisevic
  16. The Silent Invasion, James Bradley
  17. Trigger Mortis, Anthony Horowitz
  18. The Sewing Circles of Herat, Christina Lamb
  19. The Korean War, Cameron Forbes
  20. Close Call, Stella Rimington

2016 (total 46)

  1. The Chequebook and the Cruise Missile Arundhati Roy
  2. The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire, Arundhati Roy
  3. No Logo, Naomi Klein
  4. The Extreme Centre: a warning,Tariq Ali
  5. Capitalism: a ghost story Arundhati Roy
  6. The Embassy of Cambodia, Zadie Smith
  7. Econobabble, Richard Denniss
  8. Without Warning, John Birmingham
  9. Fromelles the Final Chapter, Tim Lycett & Sandra Playle
  10. Anzac’s Long Shadow, James Brown
  11. The Algebra of  Infinite Justice, Arundhati Roy
  12. The Good Muslim, Tahmima Anam
  13. Battlers & Billionaires, Andrew Leigh
  14. A History of the World Since 9/11, Dominic Streatfield
  15. An Economy is Not a Society, Dennis Glover
  16. On Beauty, Zadie Smith
  17. Our Vietnam Nurses, Annabelle Brayley
  18. Generation Less, Jennifer Rayner
  19. Not Working, Lisa Owens
  20. These Broken Stars, Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
  21. Schindler’s Ark, Thomas Keneally  [300th book read since starting my list!!!]
  22. Minefields and Miniskirts, Siobhan McHugh
  23. Notes on an Exodus, Richard Flanagan
  24. The Global Minotaur, Yanis Varoufakis
  25. A Rose For The Anzac Boys Jackie French
  26. When Michael Met Mina,Randa Abdel-Fattah
  27. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs
  28. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Mantel
  29. Baghdad Burning, Riverbend
  30. Game, Trevor Shearston
  31. Hollow City, Ransom Riggs
  32. These Wonderful Rumours, May Smith
  33. Bad Medicine, Terry Ledgard
  34. They Say We Are Infidels, Mindy Belz
  35. Write Home For Me,  Jean Debelle Lamensdorf
  36. Library of Souls, Ransom Riggs
  37. The Hope Family Calendar Mike Gayle
  38. Shatter Me Tahereh Mafi
  39. Crongton Knights, Alex Wheatle
  40. The Travelling Bag, Susan Hill
  41. The Bone Sparrow, Zana Fraillon
  42. How UFOs Conquered the World, Dr David Clarke
  43. Glider Pilots in Sicily, Mike Peters
  44. The Morning They Came For Us, Janine Di Giovanni
  45. Things That Can & Cannot Be Said, John Cusack and Arundhati Roy
  46. One Woman’s War and Peace, Wing Commander Sharon Bown

2015 (total 25)

  1. Seeing Other People, Mike Gayle
  2. Amnesia, Peter Carey
  3. Funny Girl, Nick Hornby
  4. The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid
  5. The Wasted Vigil, Nadeem Aslam
  6. Carte Blanche, Jeffery Deaver
  7. Flight Command, Air Commodore John Oddie
  8. Gallipoli, Les Carlyon
  9. The Crossroad, Mark Donaldson VC
  10. Gallipoli, John Masefield
  11. War Diaries: A Chaplain at Gallipoli, Kenneth Best, edited by Gavin Roynon
  12. The Price of Valour, John Hamilton
  13. The Other Anzacs, Peter Rees
  14. Vera Brittain and the First World War, Mark Bostridge
  15. Goodbye Cobber, God Bless You, John Hamilton
  16. Beersheba, Paul Daley
  17. The First Casualty, Ben Elton
  18. Bill the Bastard, Roland Perry
  19. Gallipoli, Peter Fitzsimons
  20. The Dreamwalker’s Child, Steve Voake
  21. Ghostwritten, David Mitchell
  22. The Damned United, David Peace
  23. Fences and Windows, Naomi Klein
  24. A Golden Age,  Tahmima Anam
  25. Tobruk, Peter Fitzsimons

2014  (total 25)

  1. Dangerously Alive, Simon Guillebaud
  2. Christianophobia, Rupert Shortt
  3. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
  4. The Shape of Mercy , Susan Meissner
  5. The Fearless Passage of Steven Kim, Carl Herzig with Steven Kim
  6. The Picasso Book, Neil Cox
  7. One Light Still Shines, Marie Monville with Cindy Lambert
  8. Illegal Action, Stella Rimington
  9. Apollo 23, Justin Richards
  10. The Vicar’s Wife, Katherine Swartz
  11. Glenrowan, Ian W Shaw
  12. Doctor Who: A History Of The Universe In 100 Objects, Steve Tribe and James Goss.
  13. Dead Line,  Stella Rimington
  14. Present Danger, Stella Rimington
  15. Rip Tide, Stella Rimington
  16. Bravo Two Zero, Andy McNab
  17. Identity Theft, Ron Cantor
  18. The Geneva Trap, Stella Rimington
  19. Bert and Ned (the correspondence of Albert Tucker and Sidney Nolan, edited by Patrick McCaughey
  20. Arthur Boyd A LIFE, Darleen Bungey
  21. The Stolen Lake, Joan Aiken
  22. Limbo Lodge, Joan Aiken
  23. Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Kate Atkinson
  24. Prayer of the Night Shepherd, Phil Rickman
  25. Brett Whiteley: an unauthorised life, Margot Hilton & Graeme Blundell

2013 (total 66)

  1. Blackhearts in Battersea, Joan Aiken
  2. Joy Hester, Janine Burke
  3. The Rise of Nine, Pittacus Lore
  4. Night Birds on Nantucket, Joan Aiken
  5. Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
  6. In The Winter Dark, Tim Winton
  7. The Cuckoo Tree, Joan Aiken
  8. The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Jane Rogers
  9. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Nathan Englander
  10. At Risk, Stella Rimington
  11. The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
  12. Guantanamo Boy, Anna Perera
  13. Changing My Mind, Zadie Smith
  14. The Art Lover, Andromeda Romano-Lax
  15. The Stag and Hen Weekend, Mike Gayle
  16. Ghana Must Go, Taiye Selasi
  17. The Autograph Man, Zadie Smith
  18. Secret Asset, Stella Rimington
  19. Dolly, Susan Hill
  20. Ian Fairweather Late Works 1953-74, Qld Art Gallery
  21. The Blind Man’s Garden, Nadeem Aslam
  22. Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie
  23. Joseph Anton, Salman Rushdie
  24. The Glass Collector, Anna Perera
  25. Linda Marrinon, Chris McAuliffe
  26. Season of the Rainbirds, Nadeem Aslam
  27. Giving Up the Ghost, Hilary Mantel
  28. Mr Chen’s Emporium, Deborah O’Brien
  29. Revolution, George Barna
  30. The Green Futures of Tycho, William Sleator
  31. Lee Krasner: A Biography, Gail Levin
  32. Lee Krasner Paintings 1965-1970, pub Robert Miller (New York)
  33. The Diary of Petr Ginz, ed Chava Pressburger
  34. When the Tripods Came, John Christopher
  35. Finches of Mars, Brian Aldiss
  36. 11.22.63, Stephen King
  37. Kandinsky, Hajo Duchting
  38. Turning Forty, Mike Gayle
  39. An Object of Beauty, Steve Martin
  40. Lines of Fire (works on paper by Tim Storrier), Ashley Crawford
  41. fludd, Hilary Mantel
  42. Dido and Pa, Joan Aiken
  43. Started Early, Took My Dog, Kate Atkinson
  44. Song of the Slums, Richard Harland
  45. Prophetess, Keven Newsome
  46. Juliet Naked, Nick Hornby
  47. The Fall of Five, Pittacus Lore
  48. Among Others, Jo Walton
  49. Mirage Men, Mark Pilkington
  50. The Vale Girl, Nelika McDonald
  51. Perspectives, John Spencer
  52. Advent, James Treadwell
  53. Rock Bottom (Inspired by God),  Michael Teter
  54. Now I Can Dance ,Tina Arena
  55. Electric Eden, Rob Young
  56. Ellen, a woman of spirit, Noelene Allen
  57. The Girl Who Didn’t Know Kelly, David Martin
  58. The House That Was Eureka, Nadia Wheatley
  59. At Ardilla, Gillian Rubinstein
  60. Midnite, Randolph Stow
  61. in and out of abstraction, peter griffen
  62. Londonistan, Melanie Phillips
  63. The Dirty Chef, Matthew Evans
  64. Ben Quilty, Lisa Slade
  65. Boneland, Alan Garner
  66. Yosl Bergner: art as a meeting of cultures, Frank Klepner

2012 (total 43)

  1. Someone to Blame, C.S. Lakin
  2. Thicker Than Blood, C.J. Darlington
  3. Raising A Soul Surfer, Cheri Hamilton
  4. Waterfall, Lisa T. Bergren
  5. Winter, Keven Newsome
  6. Basquiat, Leonhard Emmerling
  7. Bridge to a Distant Star, Carolyn Williford
  8. Bound By Guilt, C.J. Darlington
  9. The Secret of the Saxon Summer, Diana Harker
  10. Cascade, Lisa T Bergren
  11. Hitler, God & the Bible, Ray Comfort
  12. Mark Rothko, Jacon Baal-Teshuva
  13. Pro Hart, Dying to be Heard, David Hart
  14. Plenty (eating locally on the 100 mile diet), Alisa Smith & J.B. MacKinnon
  15. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
  16. Torrent, Lisa T. Bergren
  17. The Woman in Black, Susan Hill
  18. The Gift of Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
  19. Noah’s Child, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  20. Jasmyn, Alex Bell
  21. The Tastemakers: U.K.Art Now, Rosie Millard
  22. The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
  23. Marc Chagall, Ingo F Walther/ Rainer Metzer
  24. The Big Over Easy, Jasper Fforde
  25. Margaret Olly: Far from a Still Life, Meg Stewart
  26. William Dobell: an Artist’s Life, Elizabeth Donaldson
  27. Stravinsky’s Lunch, Drusilla Modjeska
  28. Called to Controversy, Ruth Rosen
  29. Pre-Raphaelites, Heather Birchall
  30. The Chosen, Chaim Potok
  31. Blast Off, Ken McCracken
  32. Australian Gothic: a life of Albert Tucker, Janine Burke
  33. Modern Australian Painting 1950-1975, Kym Bonython
  34. 20th Centruy Masters, Qld Art Gallery
  35. Dear Sun, the letters of Joy Hester and Sunday Reed, Janine Burke (ed)
  36. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne
  37. The Art of Australia, Robert Hughes
  38. 44 Scotland Street, Alexander McCall Smith
  39. Beg Borrow Steal, A Writer’s Life, Michael Greenberg
  40. Journal Revolution, Kinda Woods & Karen Dinino
  41. Artists in Conversation, Janet Hawley
  42. Emil and the Detectives, Erich Kastner
  43. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Joan Aiken

2011  (total 47)

  1. Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
  2. Lady Jane Grey, Faith Cook
  3. Turning Thirty, Mike Gayle
  4. Nightmare, Robin Parish
  5. The UFO Diaries, Martin Plowman
  6. Guantanamo: my journey, David Hicks
  7. Yowie: the search for Australia’s Bigfoot, Tony Healy and Paul Cropper
  8. Gripping Yarns, Bill Oddie
  9. Something Rotten, Jasper Fforde
  10. Vertigo, Amanda Lohrey
  11. Men at Work, Mike Gayle
  12. Wish You Were Here, Mike Gayle
  13. Art Life Chooks, Annette Hughes
  14. Honey and Dust, Piers Moore Ede
  15. The End of All Things is at Hand, Dr Richard Booker
  16. In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan
  17. People in Glass Houses, Tanya Levin
  18. The Olive Farm, Carol Drinkwater
  19. In Alien Heat, Steve Dewey and John Ries
  20. Dinner for Two, Mike Gayle
  21. Liberator, Richard Harland
  22. Landscapes of Memory, Ruth Kluger
  23. Gold!, David Hill
  24. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
  25. The Importance of Being a Bachelor, Mike Gayle
  26. The Undiscovered Pro Hart, Allan Kleiman
  27. Unzipped, Suzi Quatro
  28. Jasper Johns, Barbara Hess
  29. Bushrangers, Evan McHugh
  30. Bill Oddie’s Little Black Bird Book
  31. CaptainThunderbolt and His Lady, Carol Baxter
  32. The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz, Denis Avey
  33. Thyla, Kate Gordon
  34. The Power of Six, Pittacus Lore
  35. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  36. The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander Mc Call Smith
  37. Haunted Heart, Lisa Rogak
  38. Baileys Crossing, Jeff Townsend
  39. Klee, Susanna Partsch
  40. A Brush With Mondrian, Yvonne Louis
  41. Duma Key, Stephen King
  42. Divergent, Veronica Roth
  43. Colin McCahon: The Man and the Teacher, Agnes Wood
  44. Hugh Fearlessly Eats It All, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
  45. The Goodies Rule OK, Robert Ross
  46. Willem De Kooning, Barbara Hess
  47. Finding Nino, Marc Llewellyn

2010 (total 63)

  1. Howards End is on the Landing, Susan Hill
  2. The New Atheist Crusaders & Their Unholy Grail, Becky Garrison
  3. A Taste for Death, Peter O’Donnell
  4. A Man on the Moon, Andrew Chaikin
  5. Moon Shot, Alan Shepard & Deke Slayton
  6. Mary Poppins, PL Travers
  7. Worldshaker, Richard Harland
  8. Foxeys Hangout, Cathy Gowdie
  9. Rich Mixture, Stuart Haywood
  10. Blackout, Connie Willis
  11. The Road, Cormac McCarthy
  12. Like Me, Chely Wright
  13. How the Church Lost the Way, Steve Maltz
  14. Born a Jew – Die a Jew, Yohanna Chernoff
  15. BEN ISRAEL Odyssey of a Modern Jew, Arthur Katz
  16. God’s Promise and the Future of Israel, Don Finto
  17. Your People Shall be My People, Don Finto
  18. Our Hands Are Stained With Blood, Michael Brown
  19. Israel’s New Disciples, Julia Fisher
  20. Defending Christian Zionism, David Pawson
  21. When Being Jewish Was a Crime, Rachmiel Fryland
  22. The Holocaust: Where Was God? , Art Katz
  23. Slam, Nick Hornby
  24. My Legendary Girlfriend, Mike Gayle
  25. Modesty Blaise, Peter O’Donnell
  26. Mr Commitment, Mike Gayle
  27. Yellow Zone, Janelle G. Dyer
  28. God’s Tsunami, Peter Tsukahira
  29. Anita and Me, Meera Syal
  30. The Small Hand, Susan Hill
  31. The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
  32. Ulterior Motives, Mark Andrew Olsen
  33. Tomorrow We Die, Shawn Grady
  34. For All Time, Meredith Resce
  35. Journal, Helene Berr
  36. I Am Number Four, Pittacus Lore
  37. Abandoned, Stan Telchin
  38. Reckless, Cornelia Funke
  39. Dragonholder, Todd McCaffrey
  40. Playing Beatie Bow, Ruth Park
  41. Something is Out There, Julie Miller and Grant Osborn
  42. All Clear, Connie Willis
  43. The Alternative Kitchen Garden an A-Z, Emma Cooper
  44. Lost in a Good Book, Jasper Fforde
  45. Brand New Friend, Mike Gayle
  46. A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby
  47. 84 Charing Cross Road/ The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Helene Hanff
  48. A Year of Slow Food, David and Gerda Foster
  49. The Well of Lost Plots, Jasper Fforde
  50. Israel: The Mystery of Peace, Julia Fisher
  51. How the Church Lost the Truth, Steve Maltz
  52. The Last Dragonslayer, Jasper Fforde
  53. The Accidental Tourist, Anne Tyler
  54. Uncharted Territory, Connie Willis
  55. The To-Do List, Mike Gayle
  56. The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender, Marele Day
  57. Life & Soul of the Party, Mike Gayle
  58. Chocolate and Zucchini, Clotilde Dusoulier
  59. Time Tangle, Frances Eagar
  60. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
  61. The Charlatan’s Boy, Jonathan Rogers
  62. Innocent Traitor, Alison Weir
  63. Lady Jane Grey & the House of Suffolk, Alison Plowden

2009 from 4 Nov  (total 10)

  1. Black Swan Green, David Mitchell
  2. The Other Half Lives, Sophie Hannah
  3. Choosing Eden, Adrienne Langman
  4. Snowleg, Nicholas Shakespeare
  5. Animal Vegetable Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
  6. Who Killed Dave, Linda Cockburn
  7. A Patchwork Planet, Anne Tyler
  8. Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock
  9. Doctor Dolittle, Hugh Lofting
  10. The Time Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

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