Schmattes – Lesley Sharon Rosenthal

Schmattes – Lesley Sharon Rosenthal

Schmattes: Stories Of Fabulous Frocks, Funky Fashion And Flinders Lane by Lesley Sharon Rosenthal on 2005 Goodreads When I found this book I almost cheered. It’s a different book to what I thought it would be and I’m still trying to decide if that’s a good thing or not. It has some of my family […]

Fifty Years on an Upper Murray Cattle Station – Elyne Mitchell

Fifty Years on an Upper Murray Cattle Station – Elyne Mitchell

Towong Hill, Fifty Years On An Upper Murray Cattle Station by Elyne Mitchell on 1989 Pages: 244 Goodreads This autobiography is one I was exceedingly pleased to find. I have read and enjoyed Mitchell’s Brumby books for years and I wanted to know more about her life. I also wanted to know more about the […]

Winter Be My Shield – Jo Spurrier

Winter Be My Shield – Jo Spurrier

Winter Be My Shield (Children of the Black Sun, #1) by Jo Spurrier Published by Harper Collins on January 6th 2012 Pages: 464 Goodreads A complex, adult epic fantasy from a new Australian author … original, dramatic, unputdownable … Sierra has a despised and forbidden gift — she raises power from the suffering of others. […]

With a Twist of a Nib – Karen Carlisle

I have this book for ‘free’ as I am a Patron of Karen Carlisle on Patreon. I love this website. It gives me the opportunity to support a local artist and have the money go directly to them. There are varying levels including the very basic costing $US1 per month up to the incredibly exclusive […]

Deadly Unna? – Phillip Gwynne

Deadly, Unna? by Phillip Gwynne Published by Penguin Books Pages: 273 Goodreads ‘Deadly, unna?’ He was always saying that. All the Nungas did, but Dumby more than any of them. Dumby Red and Blacky don’t have a lot in common. Dumby’s the star of the footy team, he’s got a killer smile and the knack […]

On writing and publishing

I’ve been a little slack with writing over the last few months. I’m part of a writing group and we meet online every two weeks to catch up and discuss each other’s writing. When I say ‘discuss’ I really mean ‘pull it apart and give each other ideas on how to make it better’. I […]

Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence – Doris Pilkington Garimara/Nugi Garimara

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington, Nugi Garimara Published by University of Queensland Press on 19th September 2002 Pages: 136 Goodreads This extraordinary story of courage and faith is based on the actual experiences of three girls who fled from the repressive life of Moore River Native Settlement, following along the rabbit-proof fence back […]

The Hunter – Julia Leigh

The Hunter by Julia Leigh Published by Penguin Australia on July 9th 2012 Pages: 180 Goodreads An unnamed man, M, arrives at a remote house on the fringe of a vast wilderness and soon disappears into a world of silence and stillness. His one mission: to find the last thylacine, the fabled Tasmanian tiger. She […]

Killing Kitchener – Steve Sailah

Killing Kitchener by Steve Sailah on 2017 Goodreads ‘One bloody bullet gets you in the end, he said as he coughed up a mouthful of blood and exhaled one last long breath…’ A single murder lies at the heart of this compelling crime mystery that moves from the battlefields of Turkey and Palestine to the […]