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Fallen

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It’s the most shocking scandal ever to reach the inner sanctum of power in the Holy See. The Vatican’s treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, was ordered to face trial in his native Australia after being charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse. Investigative journalist Lucie Morris-Marr, who was the first reporter in the world to reveal the allegations against the cleric, attended each day of the subsequent legal case. She lifts the lid on the proceedings, which for so long were in lock down due to a controversial media black-out. Take a front row seat in court with the author as she charts every dramatic twist and turn on the road to justice. Fallen reveals the full story of the brutal battle waged by the prince of the church as he fought to clear his name. This riveting dispatch recounts how the cleric was trailed by a cloud of scandal as he rose to the most senior ranks of the church. The author also shares her own compelling personal journey investigating this vitally important story. Fallen will fascinate anyone interested in the failure of the Catholic Church to address the canker in its heart.

©2019 Lucie Morris-Marr (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Amanda McKay
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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The Silk House

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Weaving. Healing. Haunting.  The spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret by the best-selling author of The Botanist's Daughter. Australian history teacher Thea Rust arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the British countryside only to find that she is to look after the first intake of girls in its 150-year history. She is to stay with them in Silk House, a building with a long and troubled past, where the shadows hide more mysteries than she could ever imagine. In the late 1700s, Rowan Caswell leaves her village to work in the home of an English silk merchant. She is thrust into a new and dangerous world where her talent for herbs and healing soon attracts attention. In London, Mary-Louise Stephenson lives amid the clatter of the weaving trade and dreams of becoming a silk designer, a job that is the domain of men. Arriving in the market town of Oxleigh, she brings with her a length of fabric woven with a pattern of deadly plants that will have far-reaching consequences for all who dwell in the Silk House. Intoxicating, haunting and inspired by the author's background, The Silk House is the exceptional new Gothic mystery by Kayte Nunn.

©2020 Kayte Nunn (P)2020 Hachette Australia Audio

Narrator: Amanda McKay
Author: Kayte Nunn
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible