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By Anna Lisle

Hello stopping in today with another review for you. I have been under the weather for the past few days with some nasty cold/flu thing. 377 more words

Book Reviews

Allegra Byron's parents

My novel, Allegra, covers a little part of the life of Byron’s child by his teenage mistress, Claire Clairmont.

And here the three of them are: 115 more words

Allegra is published

I’m delighted to announce the publication of Allegra.

1822: Byron’s young illegitimate daughter dies in an Italian Convent, sent away from the mother who adored her. 115 more words

The "new" Neild Avenue

It’s a mammoth task to reinvent a restaurant, anyone will tell you that, but things get even trickier with a restaurant that’s in the public eye like… 410 more words


For fried crickets, cactus plants and the Virgin Mary - head to El Topo

Bondi Junction’s El Topo is riding the taco revolution, which shows no signs of slowing. This isn’t your standard quesadilla joint, however. The unusual location, on the rooftop of The Eastern hotel, amongst the retail high rises of Bondi Junction’s Westfield complex, may be a deterrent for some but those put off probably aren’t… 298 more words


Sshhhhh... T.H.E. is one of Bondi's best kept secrets

From Sarah Hendriks and Michael Benson (of Porch and Parlour) and head chef Sam Smith (ex L’Etoile), this treasure-box-of-a-restaurant is constantly swarmed with appreciative locals. 308 more words


It's the Côte d'Azur of Australia, Watsons Bay Beach Club

Tourist hotspots don’t generally appeal to locals. It’s something about those piercing American accents, bum bags and over-sized, under-used professional cameras. However, the recently renovated… 354 more words