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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… 1,127 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

Charles Hall, Summer's gone (Review)

When Western Australian writer Craig Silvey set his coming-of-age novel Jasper Jones in the 1960s I was a bit surprised, as Silvey himself did not grow up in that era. 852 more words

Australian Literature

Jane Austen, Emma Vol 2 (continuing thoughts)

The friendship plot – that theme I discussed in my post on Volume 1 of Emma – thickens in Volume 2. Several “new” friendships are presented, as Austen continues to deepen our understanding of what constitutes community via the little village of Highbury. 1,033 more words

Women Writers