CODE WORD: LILLIAN
By the late 1920s, eastern Sydney was the heartland of organised crime and the notorious turf battles saw bloodied bodies strewn across streets after late-night clashes. At first disapproved of by her male colleagues, and often working solo and undercover, Lillian Armfield investigated it all – from runaway girls to drug trafficking and murder. She dealt with the infamous crime figures of the day – who eventually gave Lillian a grudging respect. She paved the way for the women of today’s police force and her story is a compelling chapter in Australian true crime history. (Hachette)
A GIRL’S GUIDE TO KICKING GOALS
CODE WORD: GOALS
Growing up is hard for everyone. For girls today, in a world of 24-hour connectivity, it can be harder than ever. A Girl’s Guide to Kicking Goals is written by models Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw and is about growing confidence in yourself even while your body changes. It’s a guide to smashing your goals and bouncing back and trying again after failure.
Learn to be kind to yourself; stop comparing and judging others. and shake off the bullies. Get stress- and time-management hacks to keep you calm in a super-busy world. Plus killer workouts and delicious healthy recipes for a girl on the go.
A DOG’S WAY HOME
CODE WORD: DOG
Lucas is shocked when, while attempting to rescue stray cats from an abandoned building slated for demolition, a puppy jumps out of a crawl space and into his arms. Even though the apartment he shares with his mother doesn’t allow dogs, Lucas can’t resist taking Bella home.
After Bella is picked up by Animal Control for being a breed banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out a plan. But Bella doesn’t plan to wait. With 400 miles of wilderness between her and Lucas, Bella goes on an impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home. (Pan Macmillan)
SHE SHEDS STYLE
CODE WORD: STYLE
It’s no secret that the “she shed” revolution is underway and gaining steam. It’s simply any outbuilding that has been renovated, outfitted, redesigned, or otherwise reassigned into service as a refuge from modern life. Consider it a woman’s response to the “man cave” craze. Whether you already have that sought-after shed or are still in the dreaming phase, this book will help you on your journey. You’ll start by browsing the sheds and shed interiors, learn what architectural details play into a shed’s look, get inspired by colour palettes and explore dozens of DIY projects.
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