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Navigatio, by Patrick Holland

Navigatio is an enchanting book.   Derived from an ancient text called the Navigatio, Patrick Holland’s novella is a retelling of the legendary voyage of St Brendan of Clonfert, and it follows the form of the Irish immram: 539 more words

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Springtime, by Michelle de Kretser

I liked this playful little book.  Mildly provocatively, it plays up the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry, and it subverts its own genre.  It’s cunningly constructed so that the reader finds herself bemused and amused. 463 more words

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Crow Mellow, by Julian Davies

Crow Mellow is a most unusual book, not like any other that I’ve read.  A collaboration between the artist Phil Day and the author Julian Davies, it’s a reinterpretation of Aldous Huxley’s… 774 more words

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In My Father's House, by Jane Mundy

In My Father’s House by Jane Mundy uses an unusual scenario to lure the reader in: it’s about a woman who’s a hoarder and she gets in one of those clutter-buster types to help her sort out the mess in the house so that it can be sold.  713 more words

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The Golden Age, by Joan London

There is an elegiac, melancholy tone to this novel.  It was one of those books that I looked forward to reading each night, and yet I hesitated too.  1,112 more words

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