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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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Book Review: Picnic At Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

Picnic At Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

Vintage Classics (Paperback), 2013, First Published In 1967

196 Pages 





It was a cloudless summer day in the year nineteen hundred. 308 more words


PB: Today, We May Heal

When SDM started this blog in July, 2011, the issue that drove us to write was the travesty that was (and is) the way Palmetto Bay treated Palmer Trinity. 313 more words

Palmetto Bay

November 16 in history

534 – A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus was published.

1491 – An auto de fé, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside Ávila, concluded the case of the… 541 more words