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The Big Fellow, by Vance Palmer

Vance Palmer is a name well-known to people of my generation who found his Legends of the Nineties or National Portraits on their reading lists at school, but I had never read any of his fiction until, working my way through the Miles Franklin Award winners on my TBR, it was time to read… 1,333 more words

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The Acolyte, by Thea Astley

What a pleasure it is to read this witty, intelligent book! I’ve read a bit of dross lately, for one reason and another, and observant readers of this blog may have noticed a couple of titles in my ‘currently reading’ menu box have never made it to a blog post. 977 more words

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Breath, by Tim Winton

Oh dear, what can I possibly write about Breath without invoking great angst and derision from his legion of devoted fans?  It’s Tim Winton’s first book in seven years, Winton the Environmentalist is a hero to lovers of pristine coastlines, the book’s on the… 416 more words

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