Now that my BOOKLOVE update has been finally done and now that June has arrived, the business of writing my Essential Reading list for this month. 518 more words
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I’m reading on a jet plane. I don’t know when I’ll be back again. Oh, babe, I hate to go.
This weekend I travelled up to Townsville for my Nonna’s funeral. 46 more words
“Everyone agreed that the day was just right for the picnic to Hanging Rock – a shimmering summer morning warm and still, with cicadas shrilling all through breakfast from the loquat trees outside the dining-room windows and bees murmuring above the pansies bordering the drive.” – the first line of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel-turned-film… 432 more words
This novel is set in Australia in the summer of 1900. At its outset, the students and staff members of Appleyard College are preparing for a picnic, and one gets the sense that this picnic is the most exciting break in the routine that this community has experienced in months. 1,540 more words
While I had never before read Joan Lindsay’s book, Picnic at Hanging Rock, I have seen the movie, and the memory of the mystery surrounding the missing schoolgirls at Hanging Rock has stuck with me for a good couple of decades. 662 more words