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Delicious descriptions: Louise Mack's dialogue and satire

Over Christmas, during one of my conversations with Son Gums, he commented how he tires of meaningless conversations, conversations, for example, in which people discuss a television series they’ve seen but say nothing of note. 452 more words

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bookbybook 17: Ursula Dubosarsky

When I first met Ursula Dubosarsky, I didn’t know she was a writer. She was a (very young) Latin teacher at my secondary school. Then, suddenly (a bit like something from one of her novels) she left, and just a few weeks later, a copy of her first novel, … 706 more words


Louise Mack, The world is round (Review)

I’ve had Louise Mack’s debut novel, The world is round, on my TBR for about 20 years. Published in 1896, when she was 26 years old, it’s a fairly straightforward tragicomedy about a young well-to-do 21-year-old girl, Jean, who aspires to be a writer, and the two men who love her, the 30-plus-year-old self-confident, successful lawyer-and-writer Musgrave, and the around-25-year-old, shy and financially struggling Harrison. 1,292 more words

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Monday musings on Australian literature: Louise Mack

I promised in my Reading Highlights post that my first review of the year would be for a book from my TBR pile, and so it will be – hopefully in a couple of days. 1,394 more words

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200,000 - 2017

200,000 Facebook likes. Fastest growing writer page in Australia.

Every day we must try not to be drawn into the many things that we feel hurt about in life. 63 more words


The Sunday Circle: 1 January 2017

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, … 217 more words

Georgia Blain: Births deaths marriages: True tales (Review)

Poignant is a word I actively avoid in my review posts, as it’s such a review cliché, but sometimes a book really does call for it, and the late Georgia Blain’s essay-collection-cum-memoir, … 1,238 more words

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