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South of Darkness by John Marsden - Extract

Having been asked by the Revd Mr Johnson to jot down a few notes about my upbringing and the manner of my arrival in the colony, I will attempt to do so, but I should say at the outset that I have little of interest to relate. 1,361 more words


House of Karls by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - Extract


Today there are many diets available to anybody wanting to lose some weight – some might say too many. One current favourite is the so-called “Paleolithic Diet”. 1,727 more words


Silk Road by Eileen Ormsby - Extract

A Word from the Dread Pirate Roberts

Greetings and welcome to Silk Road!

I know you can’t wait to get to the good stuff, but please take a moment to read this message. 3,619 more words


The Great War by Les Carlyon - Extract

Here dead lie we because we did not choose

To live and shame the land from which we sprung.

Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; 6,441 more words


Gallipoli by Les Carlyon - Extract

The earth abideth forever

Spring is coming to the Gallipoli Peninsula, so surely there is a pulse to it. The shepherd bends down, cups his hand under a new lamb, all clanging heart and spongy ribs, and tucks it under his arm. 3,233 more words


The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly - Extract

are visited each year by more than a hundred million people, a number that exceeds the combined attendance of all big league baseball, football and basketball games. 5,585 more words


Terror Train: Podcast 4

I know, you were expecting the second podcast – well you’re only going to get snippets from me I’m afraid. You can listen to more of the Terror Train anthology on YouTube, or you could buy the… 9 more words