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Lyle Freeman and the Australian lyric poets

The other day I found myself with nothing to read so I pulled out my old copy of A Book of Australian Verse, selected by Australian poet Judith Wright. 647 more words

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Christina Stead, Ocean of story, Pt 1: The early years - Australia (Review)

Contribution no. 2 for Lisa’s Christina Stead Week from Ocean of story: the uncollected stories of Christina Stead.

My first post was on the titular story, “Ocean of story”, which is also used as the collection’s Introduction. 1,365 more words

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Book review: Vigil by Angela Slatter

Vigil by Angela Slatter

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve been a big fan of Angela Slatter’s short fiction since I began reading it several years ago, so I was excited when she released her first full-length novel, Vigil, in mid-2016. 269 more words

Christina Stead, Introduction: Ocean of story (Review, possibly)

I am so glad Lisa (ANZLitLovers) has given me an excuse, her Christina Stead Week, to finally pick up Ocean of story: The uncollected stories of Christina Stead… 1,232 more words

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Susan Varga, Heddy and me (Review)

Susan Varga’s biography-cum-memoir, Heddy and me, was first published back in 1994, so why am I reading it now? By a rather circuitous route, as it happens. 1,398 more words

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Josephine Rowe, A loving, faithful animal (Review)

How many novels have you read featuring the Vietnam War? I’ve not read many I must say, but last year I did review Charles Hall’s… 1,001 more words

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The Sunday Circle: 30 October 2016

I’ve joined Peter M. Ball’s Sunday Circle to help keep on task with of my writing. Follow along here or join in the fun over at Peter’s blog, … 227 more words