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Sofie Laguna, The choke (#BookReview)

There are many reasons why I wanted to read Sofie Laguna’s latest book The choke. Firstly, I was inspired by a very engaging author conversation… 1,219 more words

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John Lang, The forger's wife (#BookReview)

When new publisher Grattan Street Press offered me a review copy of John Lang’s The forger’s wife last November, I couldn’t resist, even though it is from their Colonial Australian Popular Fiction series. 1,224 more words

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Stella Prize 2018 Shortlist

Hello and Happy International Women’s Day!

Today has been a very big day for literary prize. Today we see the announcement of The Women’s Prize… 679 more words

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Ben Smith Noble, The sands of time (#Review)

Ben Smith Noble is the second young writer I have reviewed here, the first being Leah A with her 10 silly poems by a ten year old… 581 more words

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Carmel Bird, The dead aviatrix: Eight short stories (#BookReview)

Carmel Bird, whose latest short story collection, The dead aviatrix: Eight short stories, I’m reviewing here, has to be the consummate writer. She can turn her hand to fiction and nonfiction, to short and long form writing, to formal and more informal voices, and to both serious and witty or satiric tones. 1,098 more words

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“STELLA! STELLA!” (Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire)

I’m not a big follower of book prizes although I like the Bailey’s Prize and usually try & read the Booker winner. However, the annual… 1,059 more words


Diana Blackwood, Chaconne (#BookReview)

Does a book set in the early 1980s qualify as historical fiction? Does a book about a twenty-something woman’s romantic adventures, and search for direction, qualify as coming-of-age? 1,171 more words

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