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Books and Bites Bingo A Neil Gaiman book: Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Moving through Books and Bites Bingo, I am finally able to tick off another category. A book by Neil Gaiman, and for this I am using new release Pirate Stew, illustrated by Chris Riddell. This is a delightful story, told in verse form that all ages can enjoy. It is filled with pirates and diverse… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo A Neil Gaiman book: Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

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Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

Title: Pirate Stew Author: Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and –… Continue reading Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

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John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

Author: John Williamson, illustrated by Simon McLean Genre: Poetry Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A new picture book adaptation of John Williamson's first and now legendary hit song, 'Old Man Emu’, to celebrate John’s 50th year of performing and the song’s 50th anniversary in 2020. This iconic… Continue reading John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

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July 2020 Wrap Up

In July, I read twenty-two books, and have managed to complete my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – which I am still going with, and my Book Bingo Challenge. All those posts are written and scheduled, as are several others for reviews and my isolation publicity series, which ends on the twenty-first of this month. I’ve… Continue reading July 2020 Wrap Up

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The Schoolmaster’s Daughter by Jackie French

Title: The Schoolmaster’s Daughter Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 18th May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it.… Continue reading The Schoolmaster’s Daughter by Jackie French

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Isolation Publicity with poet, Jennifer MacKenzie

Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local bookstore… Continue reading Isolation Publicity with poet, Jennifer MacKenzie

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Grandpa, Me and Poetry by Sally Morgan, Illustrated by Craig Smith

Title: Grandpa, Me and Poetry Author: Sally Morgan, illustrated by Craig Smith Genre: Children's Fiction Publisher: Omnibus/Scholastic Published: 1st May, 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 52 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: Melly likes poems that rhyme with words like frog, bog, doggedy-dog. And when the school holds a poetry competition, Melly has her eye on the prize, with… Continue reading Grandpa, Me and Poetry by Sally Morgan, Illustrated by Craig Smith

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist for 2018

One of the Australia's literary awards has just announced the shortlist for 2018 - The NSW Premier's Literary Awards, with the winner to be announced in April. Each category and the shortlisted novels for this prize are listed below for 2018, and information about each prize category can be found here in a previous post:… Continue reading NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist for 2018

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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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A.A. Milne’s Birthday – Winnie-the-Pooh Day

Today marks A.A. Milne’s birthday. One hundred and thirty-four years ago, on the 18th of January 1882, Alan Alexander Milne was born in London. He attended Trinity College at Cambridge University before writing for Punch, and serving in World War One. A pacifist at heart, Milne served in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, followed by the… Continue reading A.A. Milne’s Birthday – Winnie-the-Pooh Day