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One of the Wattle Birds, by Jessica Anderson

Thanks to the generosity of Sue from Whispering Gums who reviewed One of the Wattle Birds earlier this year, I’ve also been able to enjoy reading this last novel from one of Australia’s greats, … 1,048 more words


When the Night Comes, by Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett is the highly acclaimed author of Past the Shallows so I was interested to see the direction she might take in this, her second novel.  1,129 more words


Australian Love Stories, edited by Cate Kennedy, guest review by Karenlee Thompson

Cate Kennedy is one of our much loved authors, but in this collection of love stories published by Inkerman and Blunt, she has turned her hand to editing.  1,361 more words

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Demons, by Wayne Macauley

An interesting title, eh?  This is Wayne Macauley’s fourth satire – perhaps not in the same league as The Cook (see my review) – but nonetheless an ambitious book in its intent and execution. 1,451 more words


A Million Windows, by Gerald Murnane

I found reading the latest book by Gerald Murnane even more challenging than usual, and yet it was impossible to abandon it.  In A Million Windows… 2,216 more words

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Sensational Snippets: A Million Windows, by Gerald Murnane

I am on my second reading of Gerald Murnane’s new book, A Million Windows – and I can’t resist sharing this marvellous metaphor for poetry… 303 more words

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The Cupboard Under the Stairs, by George Turner

It’s only a few years ago that the literary world was abuzz with the news that both David Lodge and Colm Tóibín were publishing books fictionalising the life of Henry James – in the same year (2005).  1,166 more words