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Clunes book fair

Clunes Book Fair: Reflections on Literary Delight

The sun was shining, the scent of freshly printed pages lingered in the air, and the quaint streets of Clunes, Victoria, buzzed with electric energy that could only mean one thing – it was Clunes Book Festival Day! Authors and book enthusiasts alike descended upon this charming town to celebrate literature in all its forms.

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Tracing the Path of Illustrious Female Pianists

Female Classical Pianists: Echoes of Greatness

Discovering the mesmerising talents of remarkable female pianists whose stories transcend time and convention. Within the intricate melodies they weave and the impassioned keystrokes they command lies a narrative of resilience, passion, and unparalleled musical genius.

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Qing dynasty ghost with Clara Yehonala

Qing Dynasty Family Ghosts

Qing Dynasty descendant Katy Yehonala’s daughter, Clara, became known around the world as The Jade Princess, a piano virtuoso and role model for millennial women.

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Australia Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction: Must-Read Books

Australia’s history is a rich tapestry woven with tales of exploration, colonisation, adversity, and resilience. From the rugged Outback to the bustling cities, the Land Down Under has inspired countless works of historical fiction that transport readers to different eras and landscapes. Whether you’re a history buff or simply love a good story, here are some must-read Australian historical fiction books that offer a captivating glimpse into the country’s past.

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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria: The Empress of India’s Enduring Legacy

In the annals of history, few figures loom as large as Queen Victoria, whose reign marked the zenith of the British Empire and the dawn of a new era. But beyond her iconic image as the stern matriarch of the Victorian age, Victoria’s legacy as the Empress of India stands as a testament to her indomitable spirit and enduring influence.

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