Don't miss this terrific review of The Great Unknown (edited by Angela Meyer) over at Whispering Gums!
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The history of Australia’s ill-fated exploration parties makes for great reading: whether the author reconstructs the historical record into narrative or recreates it as fiction, these stories can’t help but convey the romance of exploring into the unknown; the beauty and the terror of the remote Australian landscape; the hubris of the explorers and their backers who knew nothing of the network of indigenous… 688 more words
I loved this book! But be warned, you must press on to Chapter Five before you have the foggiest idea what it’s ‘about’. Do not, I repeat, do not abandon this book because you don’t ‘get it’ in the first chapters, it starts making sense from page 35 onwards, and from Chapter Six onwards, trust me, it is unputdownable. 368 more words