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In Praise of Books, an excerpt from Our Mob Served, Edited by Allison Cadzow and Mary Anne Jebb

I have just picked up Our Mob Served, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories of war and defending Australia from the library today, and over lunch, I read Chapter I: It Starts With Stories.  233 more words

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Sensational Snippets: The Revenge of the Foxes, by Ak Welsapar, translated by Richard Govett

It’s autumn in Melbourne, and our grape vine is stunning.

So I was very taken with this beautiful excerpt from The Revenge of the Foxes  315 more words

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Sensational Snippets: Shell, by Kristina Olsson

I am reading Shell, the latest novel from Kristina Olsson, and I have fallen in love with this book.  I am lingering over the reading because I don’t want it to end. 496 more words

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Sensational Snippets: Catherine the Great, Selected Letters, a new translation by Andrew Kahn and Kelsey Rubin-Detlev

Well, look what arrived in the mail today, just in time for #WITMonth…

*chuckle* I’m just guessing, but I suspect that Catherine the Great was not the kind of author the instigators of Women in Translation had in mind! 479 more words


Sensational Snippets: A Coveted Possession, by Michael Atherton

I am reading Michael Atherton’s A Coveted Possession, the rise and fall of the piano in Australia, and I came across this – just one among many intriguing snippets of information… 508 more words

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