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How to write

I’m not a big fan of self-help books. My in-laws used to sell Amway and had a shelf groaning under the weight of books touting every conceivable method self-improvement, from how to make people like you to the swiftest ways to make millions. 1,255 more words

The natural way of things: Conversation with Charlotte Wood

I have just returned from an inspiring evening in which we got to see Aussie author Charlotte Wood in conversation with Guardian Australia’s Katharine Murphy. It more than made up for our disappointment last year when Wood  1,160 more words

Australian Literature

The Natural Way of Things

It’s International Women’s Day and I thought it might be nice to write about words, in a book, that are written by a woman. Good idea, right? 343 more words

Art Reviews

The Friday 56 #3

Welcome to this week’s Friday 56, where we are taking a look at Charlotte Wood’s Stella Prize-winning novel The Natural Way of Things.


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Book Reviews

Things I Learnt From Reading The Natural Way Of Things

I recently read Charlotte Wood‘s fifth novel,  The Natural Way of Things. Highly acclaimed and penned by a well-respected Australian author, I thought it would be a perfect starting point for  1,321 more words

Book Review

An Isolated Incident: review

Although in style Emily Maguire’s novel, An Isolated Incident might fit into the psychological thriller genre neatly alongside Jane Harper’s The Dry, I think that is a short sell for this complex novel. 422 more words


#AWW2017 "What would people in their old lives be saying about these girls? Would they be called missing?" // Review of "The Natural Way of Things" by Charlotte Wood

Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author: Charlotte Wood
Genre: Thriller
Date Read: 05/01/2017 – 06/01/2017
Rating: ★★★


What a difficult book to review. While I wouldn’t say it was “hyped” to me, it certainly came highly recommended,  which I think resulted in some unrealistic expectations of what I was in for. 475 more words