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The Ballad of Desmond Kale, by Roger McDonald

Roger McDonald is an author whose work straddles the rise of the internet, so it’s his later work which tends to be reviewed online while reviews of his earlier work are hard to find.  1,438 more words

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Bendigo Writers Festival #2

We forgot to set the alarm for Sunday morning, so we slept in, had a late breakfast at the Schaller Studio, and then checked out  before #triumph finding the second last parking spot at the Bendigo Writers Festival venue.  1,057 more words

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Bendigo Writers Festival

I have had such a lovely time at the Bendigo Writers’ Festival!

The Spouse and I drove up from Melbourne last night, leaving our precious pup Amber in the capable hands of our dear friend Glenda, arriving just in time at the Ulumbarra Theatre for the tasting session put on by Bendigo’s local Food Fossickers and producers and a nice glass of local wine. 953 more words

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Sensational Snippets: The Ballad of Desmond Kale, by Roger McDonald

I am reading Roger McDonald’s Miles Franklin Award-winning seventh novel, The Ballad of Desmond Kale, and amongst other things in this rollicking chronicle of the fledgling sheep industry in Australia, I am awe-struck at the author’s genius for characterisation.  530 more words

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Meet you at the Bendigo Writers Festival August 7-9, 2015

The theme of this year’s Bendigo Writers Festival is The Good Life, and it promises to be a treat for booklovers of all kinds.  I went to this festival last year and it was, … 632 more words

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2015 History Writers' Festival

I’m just back home from a great day at the History Writers’ Festival held at Readers’ Feast.

I attended two sessions:

Stories of War, History in Fiction… 541 more words

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'The Glittering Facade' at 2014 Stonnington Literary Festival

Exciting news!   *drum roll*

The City of Stonnington will be holding its third annual
Literary Festival in November
and I will be chairing a panel of authors to discuss the theme of The Glittering Façade: what lies beneath?’. 274 more words

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