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Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (Review)

Although I’ve titled this a review, as I do when I write about a book, this post on my latest read, Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey,  1,231 more words

Women Writers

Emma Ashmere, The floating garden (Review)

I had a little chuckle when, fairly early in Emma Ashmere’s novel, The floating garden, we discover that our main character, Ellis Gilbey, writes a gardening column under the name Scribbly Gum! 1,077 more words

Australian Literature

Peter Carey, Amnesia (Review)

Somewhere sometime ago I read that serious reviewers should read the book they are reviewing at least twice. I think this is good advice, but I admit that with so many books I… 1,129 more words

Australian Literature

Jane Austen, Emma Vol 3 (continuing thoughts)

I’ve now finished my re-read of Emma, and found that the theme of friendship, which I discussed in my Volumes 1 and 2… 1,463 more words

Women Writers

Dymphna Cusack, Jungfrau (Review)

Are there some historical periods that particularly fascinate you? There are for me, and one of those is that between the two world wars. It was a complex time encompassing both economic hardship and great social change. 1,115 more words

Australian Literature

Aminatta Forna, The hired man (Review)

Early in Aminatta Forna’s The hired man, the narrator Duro is told by his old, ex-best friend Krešimir, “People have moved on, Duro. Maybe you should too”. 1,077 more words

21st Century Literature

Jane Rawson, A wrong turn at the Office of Unmade Lists (Review)

The weirdest thing happened when I put down Jane Rawson’s debut novel, A wrong turn at the Office of Unmade Lists: I started imagining things! 1,041 more words

Australian Literature