Category Archives: Book reviews

The Sitters & other Alex Miller novels: Australian Book Review

Alex Miller is one of Australia’s foremost modern writers of literary fiction. Born in England in 1936 he emmigrated to Australia by himself at the age of 16. His first novel was published in 1988 and he has won several … Continue reading

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The Harp in the South: Australian Book Review

Ruth Park, a New Zealander, married to well known  Australian author D’Arcy Niland (who wrote the Shiralee) wrote Harp in the South in response to a competition with a prize of 2,000 pounds. She had tried to persuade her husband … Continue reading

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Sugar and Snails: A Book Review

I had no idea what to expect when I started reading Sugar and Snails by Anne Goodwin but I was hooked from the start. This well written narrative is a coming of age novel  with a difference. Instead of the … Continue reading

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Hinting at Shadows: A book Review

Available on Amazon,  this short book gave me a long, delectable read. Although it could be read in a single sitting, I preferred to have the thought provoking flash fiction, short stories, micro flash and one liners wash over me … Continue reading

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Shooting Stars and Flying fish: Memoir Review

Lisa from Sharing the Story – a fellow memoir writer – has called for any reader of memoir or the writing of one to join her in a #memoirReview on twitter of reviews of memoirs that you have read. Visit … Continue reading

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Death in a Red Canvas Chair: A book Review

I have had fellow blogger, Noelle Granger, book, Death in a Red Canvas Chair, on my kindle for about a year. What with books I had to read for my research and book club I just couldn’t get the time … Continue reading

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Finding the Place — A Book Review

Written as a prose poem Finding the Place by Margaret Collett both surprised and delighted me. Although I don’t dislike poetry and some I find very moving it is not a genre that I would seek out to read and certainly didn’t … Continue reading

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