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The caress of cosseted opulence

Often, when describing myself, I use the term ‘second generation restaurant critic.’ If it’s not strictly true, nor is it entirely untrue.

Today’s restaurant critic is – or should be – a critic in the best sense of the word. 991 more words


Series-ly disappointed (see what I did there?)

There’s nothing worse than expending time, effort and countless emotions reading a series only to be completely let down by the final book. Ok, there’s probably a few worse things in the world, but when you’re knees deep in that final book and it’s making you cry tears of frustration and regret, it’s pretty hard to find some perspective. 401 more words

Book Life

Top ten Tuesday - sequels

This week’s Broke and Bookish Top Ten Tuesday, is the ten sequels you are looking forward to. I’m not a massive series reader, so I’m not going to make it to ten, but here are the ones making me squeal with excitement and anticipation (let’s call them squeaquels…) 179 more words

Book Life

the hunter and his victims

  His glance

is only for la femme

exceptionnelle: the leading-

lady with no dissonance

in view.

Kamau Brathwaite, from  ‘The journeys’

In years gone by there was a lot written about the male gaze, but that, it seems to me, is less fashionable now, because ‘everyone is doing it’. 557 more words

Being Single

The Lucky Country - Part Six: The Shame of Australians and its Variants

‘The Cringe – new variants of the virus’ The Sydney Morning Herald, 28.09.95

This is the edited text of a speech Frank Moorhouse gave at a Herald-Dymocks Literary Lunch, which he abandoned after interjections from the floor. 2,636 more words

Australian Culture

The Godfather: Peter Corris on book launches

An unusual book launch was held recently at Gleebooks, unusual in that three books were celebrated – novels by Michael Wilding and James Murray and a book of mine comprising three novellas. 668 more words

The Godfather: Peter Corris

Fulbright Showcase and Symposium in Canberra

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission team is a group of extraordinary people. Each scheduled event went smoothly and flawlessly. All of the speakers were excellent, but plenary speakers… 631 more words