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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


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


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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"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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Natalie Dormer Joins 'PICNIC AT THE HANGING ROCK' Series

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has joined Australia’s FOXTEL upcoming drama series, PICNIC AT THE HANGING ROCK!

The series will be based on the 1967 novel by Joan Lindsay. 235 more words


Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock – Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

First published in The Times, Tuesday January 17 2017

Three Stars

The title is perhaps most familiar to international audiences from Peter Weir’s acclaimed 1975 film adaptation. 374 more words

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