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Eleanor Limprecht, The passengers (#BookReview)

The passengers is Eleanor Limprecht’s third novel, but the second I’ve read, that being Long Bay (my review) based on the life of early twentieth century abortionist Rebecca Sinclair. 985 more words

Australian Writers

Nick Earls, NoHo (#BookReview)

Nick Earls is a Queensland-based writer known mostly for humorous fiction about contemporary life. While I’d heard of him, I hadn’t read any of his work when I attended a session involving him at the 2016 Canberra Writers Festival. 936 more words

Australian Literature

Glenda Guest, A week in the life of Cassandra Aberline (#BookReview)

West Australian author Glenda Guest made quite a splash with her first novel, Siddon Rock, though unfortunately I didn’t read it. It won, for example, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book in 2010. 1,110 more words

Australian Literature

Jane Austen, Sanditon (Unfinished) (#Review)

I first read Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, Sanditon, in the early 1970s, when I was deep into my love of Austen and had to read everything she wrote. 1,087 more words

Women Writers

Charlie Archbold, Mallee boys (#BookReview)

Reading synchronicities strike again. Both my last read, John Clanchy’s Sisters, and this one, Charlie Archbold’s Mallee boys, are family stories with a guilt about the death of a family member at their centre. 972 more words

Australian Literature

John Clanchy, Sisters (#BookReview)

Local writer John Clanchy has appeared a couple of times in this blog – as the author of the short story collection, Six: New tales… 1,050 more words

Australian Literature

Claire G. Coleman, Terra nullius (#BookReview)

Claire G. Coleman’s debut novel, Terra nullius, was my reading group’s third book for this year. The first two – An unnecessary woman ( 1,419 more words

Australian Literature