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Essential Reading: June 2015

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


CURRENTLY READING: Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

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


Hanging Rock


During my recent visit to Victoria, I finally made my long awaited trip to the famed Hanging Rock in the Macedon Ranges, an hour’s drive north of Melbourne. 341 more words


Checking In: Peter Weir's '70s Films and the Natural World

“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


Can You Picnic?*

The weather is finally beginning to warm up a bit in the Northern Hemisphere; and in the Southern Hemisphere, the worst of summer’s heat is over. 1,198 more words

Agatha Christie

Thoughts on Joan Lindsay's Picnic at Hanging Rock (by Bethany)

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

Fiction - General


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

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