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April 2020 Round Up

In April, we found ourselves amidst a pandemic – and I found myself with an influx of review books, some quite long, and some not so long. As I usually do, I aim to read ahead in my review stack, to get things cleared, and posted or scheduled to save time. I’m still a bit… Continue reading April 2020 Round Up

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The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle

Title: The Octopus and I Author: Erin Hortle Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 15th April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A stunning debut novel set on the Tasmanian coast that lays bare the wild, beating heart at the intersection of human and animal, love and loss, and fear and hope.… Continue reading The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle

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Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

Title: Crossing the Lines Author: Sulari Gentill Genre: Literary Fiction, Crime Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 1st August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 265 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Winner of the Ned Kelly Best Crime Fiction Award 2018 When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer… Continue reading Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

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Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

In what is likely my final Check in for 2018 for the Australian Women Writers Challenge, I'm making my list a little longer as it did not make sense to make another post for one or two books, given I did this in blocks of fifteen - and am debating whether to do monthly, or… Continue reading Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

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Australian Women Writer’s Check-in three: thirty-one to forty-five

My next fifteen takes me to book 45 of the challenge - The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell. In this set, I read a wide array of fiction - all by authors I had never read before, from contemporary fiction, to historical fiction, literary fiction, and kids’ books that delved into the world of spies,… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Check-in three: thirty-one to forty-five

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society Author: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Genre: Literary Fiction/Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: Movie tie-in published 21st March 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 280 Price: $22.99 Synopsis:A celebration of literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, this warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

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Little Gods by Jenny Ackland

Title: Little Gods Author: Jenny Ackland Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 28th March 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 346 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A rare, original and stunning novel about a remarkable girl who learns the hard way that the truth doesn't always set you free - with echoes of Jasper Jones, Seven Little Australians and Cloudstreet. As… Continue reading Little Gods by Jenny Ackland

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2018 NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS

The NSW Government has a long tradition of celebrating and connecting the public with art and literature. The NSW Premier's Literary Awards are an opportunity to highlight the importance of literacy and literature, whilst enjoying and learning from the work of our writers in NSW and Australia. Like other literary awards, this award in highlighting… Continue reading 2018 NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS

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2018 Stella Prize Longlist

On the 8th of February, 2018, the long-list for one of Australia's most prestigious literary prizes was announced. The Stella Prize - a prize that recognises the contribution to literature of Australian Women Writers - announced its twelve-book long list yesterday in a year when women's voices and diverse voices are starting to be heard… Continue reading 2018 Stella Prize Longlist

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200 Years of Emily Brontë

2018 marks the two hundredth anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth. The fifth of six children, Emily lived with her parents and siblings at Haworth, a Pennine village in Yorkshire, England. Born on the 30th of July 1818, Emily Brontë, along with her sisters Anne and Charlotte, are the most well-known of the Brontë siblings. Growing… Continue reading 200 Years of Emily Brontë