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Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967) by Joan Lindsay

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It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. 365 more words

Mystery

From Australian mystery to the doyenne of crime in six steps

Time for another Six Degrees of Separation hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavouriteandbest which requires participants to create a chain of books, linking one to the other in whatever leaps and connections our brains can devise. 893 more words

Six Degrees Of Separation

Rebooting Picnic at Hanging rock is a missed opportunity

If, like me, you marvelled while your school bus rolled the wrong way up a hill and you then spent the day exploring the spooky, 6.25-million-year-old lava terrain of Hanging Rock in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges, the past few weeks have probably brought back a few memories. 413 more words

Issues

Janelle McCulloch's case of Picnic fever

A Writer’s review of Beyond the Rock.

FIFTY years since the publication of Joan Lindsay’s lauded Australian novel Picnic at Hanging Rock, and with a… 1,120 more words

Writers

Faces of 1924

For three and a half years I’ve been looking at photos of the 1920s, especially looking at women and fashion, for my manuscript Paris Next Week. 458 more words

A Writing Life

No country for older women

“The strategy behind the casting of younger women will take some explaining.”

IN February, Foxtel and Fremantle Media Australia announced the casting of an eagerly anticipated television adaptation of…

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Performers

"Those dark fruitful hours...."

Although we are necessarily concerned, in a chronicle of events, with physical action by the light of day, history suggests that the human spirit wanders farthest in the silent hours between midnight and dawn.

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