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Warning, The Story of Cyclone Tracy, by Sophie Cunningham

I was alone in the house last Saturday when I began reading Sophie Cunningham’s Warning, The Story of Cyclone Tracy, and a windstorm was brewing.  It was gusting up to almost 60km/h, which is 7 on the Beaufort scale, almost a gale.  1,162 more words

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The White Woman, by Liam Davison

I was impressed by Liam Davison’s Soundings, but The White Woman is an extraordinary book.  I was lost in the world it created from the moment I started reading it. 1,730 more words

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The Wonders, by Paddy O'Reilly

I am a big fan of Paddy O’Reilly’s writing, and so I had been waiting impatiently for The Wonders, her third novel.  I read it over the weekend between sessions at the… 1,035 more words

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The Break, by Deb Fitzpatrick

I have mixed feelings about The Break, by Deb Fitzpatrick.  The characterisation is really good, the story lures the reader in, the setting is well-realised and some of the lyrical writing is exquisite.   804 more words

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Soundings, by Liam Davison

When I set out to read Liam Davison’s novels as a tribute, I had no idea how rewarding it was going to be.  I had never heard of Davison; I was motivated by sentiment and a determination that his work would not sink into obscurity because of… 773 more words

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Lost River, four albums, by Simone Lazaroo

I’ve read two novels by Simone Lazaroo: The Travel Writer (2006), and Sustenance (2010) but Lost River, four albums is a departure from her previous sensuous style.  937 more words

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WA Premier's Book Awards 2014

I’ve been really slack about keeping up with the awards lately, (I blame Masterchef for taking up so much of my time!) but I am so delighted by the WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists I am hastily putting this together before dinner… 402 more words

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