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West Australian Writers

Several years ago, I was co-compiler and editor of an anthology of contemporary Australian women’s writing: Hidden Desires: Australian Women Writing, published by Ginninderra Press (2006). 1,100 more words

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Angela Meyer (ed), The great unknown (Review)

The great unknown is a mind-bending collection of short stories which explores, as editor Angela Meyer says, “the unknown, the mysterious, or even just the slightly… 894 more words

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Delicious descriptions: Jessica Anderson and urban life

I didn’t quote much from Jessica Anderson’s One of the wattle birds in my recent review, which is unusual for me – so I decided a Delicious Descriptions post was in order. 488 more words

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Jessica Anderson, One of the wattle birds (Review)

I have finally read Jessica Anderson’s final novel, One of the wattle birds, which has been sitting in my beside cabinet since my parents gave it to me in 1998! 1,054 more words

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Disease of the Liver

It’s Friday afternoon, and just over a week’s gone by since Evie lost the baby. I’ve been back and forth between the hospital and the pub. 1,555 more words

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Barbara Baynton, Billy Skywonkie (Review)

Well, I must say that “Billy Skywonkie”, my fifth* story from Barbara Baynton’s Bush studies, fair near defeated me, so I was rather relieved to read in Susan Sheridan’s introduction that “in this story and others, Baynton’s use of dialect to represent the speech of these uneducated bush folk can also act as a barrier to understanding”. 722 more words

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Hannah Kent, Burial rites (Review)

“We’ll remember you” says Margrét to Agnes on the day of her execution. We sure will, if Hannah Kent’s debut novel Burial rites has anything to say about it. 1,230 more words

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