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Before the Fall: Book Review

This is a highly readable book by Noah Hawley. The story told starts on a foggy night when a private jet with some very influential and important people, their wives and two children, an artist on the road back from … Continue reading

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Chasing the Light and two other books: Australian Author Jesse Blackadder

The first Jesse Blackadder book I read was After the Party. I bought my copy at a writer’s festival where I had the honour of hearing Jesse speak. Unfortunately this book is no longer available for purchase. I say unfortunate because it … Continue reading

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Shoe Dog: A Book Review

Although memoir is my genre this was one I didn’t want to read (another’s  book club choice) but it hooked me from page 1 and I couldn’t put it down. This memoir of Phil Knight and Nike was a tale … Continue reading

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The Museum of Modern Love: A #Book Review

Following on from The Sitters by Alex Miller that we looked at last week we look at another book on art and creativity. Although Heather Rose is an Australian author I am not including her in my review of Australian literature as … Continue reading

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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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