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Robyn Cadwallader, The anchoress (Review)

Let me start by saying that I’m not a big reader of historical fiction, and particularly not of non-Australian historical fiction, so to read a novel set in mediaeval times is quite a departure for me. 1,195 more words

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Ali Cobby Eckermann, Ruby Moonlight (Review)

Ali Cobby Eckermann has been on my radar for a while, so when Lisa announced her 2016 Indigenous Literature Week, I decided Eckermann’s verse novel… 924 more words

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Julie Proudfoot, The neighbour (Review)

When Julie Proudfoot offered me her debut novel, The neighbour, for review I was more than happy to accept. After all, it had won… 895 more words

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William Makepeace Thackeray, The luck of Barry Lyndon Review)

By the time I reached about the 30% mark (on my Kindle) of William Makepeace Thackeray’s classic novel, The luck of Barry Lyndon, I was reminded of a monologue by English comedian… 1,472 more words

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Dorothy Johnston, Through a camel's eye (Review)

When should I give up saying that I don’t read crime? In the last seven years, I’ve posted nine reviews tagged crime fiction (of which one was a guest post). 1,278 more words

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Sonya Hartnett, Golden boys (Review)

Although Sonya Hartnett has written a large number of books, for children, young adults and adults, I’ve never read her, which is something I’ve been wanting to rectify. 1,269 more words

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Chinua Achebe, Things fall apart (Review)

At last I’ve read that classic of African literature, China Achebe’s Things fall apart. It all came about because this year ABC RN’s classics book club is doing Africa. 1,101 more words

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