Dead Man’s Chest: A Phryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood

In this episode of Phryne Fisher’s mysteries, set in 1920s Australia, she has decided to take her assistant Dot and her two adopted daughters, Jane and Ruth, for a quiet seaside holiday in Queenscliff.  An acquaintance, Mr Thomas, has lent his substantial house to Miss Fisher, including his staff, Mr and Mrs Johnson, to takeContinue reading “Dead Man’s Chest: A Phryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood”

The Redoubtable Miss Fisher #amreading #BookReview #TVcrime

I have recently become a fan of the wonderful Miss Fisher mysteries on TV. Set in Melbourne during the 1920s, the programmes show beautiful architecture and clothes to die for. The plots are reminiscent of Miss Marple or Agatha Raisin so I decided it was time to read one of the many books about thisContinue reading “The Redoubtable Miss Fisher #amreading #BookReview #TVcrime”

The Worst Country in the World by Patsy Trench

As a family historian I am interested in the research of others even if their background is totally different to mine. This book is the story of Patsy’s ancestor Mary Pitt, a 53 year old widow from Dorset, who in 1801 found herself in distressed circumstances and made the brave decision to travel to AustraliaContinue reading “The Worst Country in the World by Patsy Trench”