Brumby Innes – Katharine Susannah Prichard

Brumby Innes – Katharine Susannah Prichard

Brumby Innes and Bid Me to Love by Katharine Susannah Prichard, Katharine Brisbane Published by Currency Press Pty Ltd on December 1st 1974 Pages: 160 Goodreads Two plays of 1927. Brumby Innes deals with the turbulent relations between the sexes and the races in NW Australia (3 acts, 9 men, 6 women), and Bid Me […]

Barracuda – Christos Tsiolkas

Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas Published by Allen & Unwin on November 1st 2013 Pages: 516 Goodreads Fourteen-year-old Daniel Kelly is special. Despite his upbringing in working-class Melbourne, he knows that his astonishing ability in the swimming pool has the potential to transform his life, silence the rich boys at the private school to which he […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: A Cautionary Tale by Karen J Carlisle

Down the Rabbit Hole: A Cautionary Tale. (Researching Viola Stewart’s Adventures.) Guest blog post by Karen J Carlisle. I’ve always loved researching, learning new little factoids and exciting titbits, especially when it was for my own satisfaction. It started with world-building when I ran D&D games in the early 80s and expanded into historical clothing […]

Bedtime Stories – Phillip Adams

Bedtime Stories: 21 Years Behind the Mike at RN’s Late Night Live by Phillip Adams Published by ABC Books Pages: 288 Goodreads For 21 years Phillip Adams has hosted Late Night Live, one of Radio National′s flagship programs, expertly batting questions to world leaders, thinkers, ideologues, crackpots and gurus. In singular style Adams has interviewed […]

Magwitch – Michael Noonan

Magwitch – Michael Noonan

Magwitch by Michael Noonan Published by Hodder & Stoughton Publishers on 1982 Goodreads I’ve had this on my shelf just about since the year dot, or at least, it feels like it. I believe I picked it up with the intention to read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and then to follow it with this […]

The Whale’s Tale – Edwina Harvey

The Whale’s Tale by Edwina Harvey Published by Peggy Bright Book on January 1st 1970 Pages: 230 Goodreads In a future where whales and dolphins can communicate with humans, and where the Whale Nation has brought space travel back from the brink of extinction, humpback whales tour the galaxy in massive spaceships called “The Whaling […]

Black Marks – Pete Aldin

Black Marks – Pete Aldin

Black Marks by Pete Aldin on April 1st 2017 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 302 Goodreads Jake Brennan thought Detroit could hide him. He thought a werewolf’s sins could be erased. Now Jake’s kind deeds have drawn the attention of his enemies. And he’ll need to embrace his dark side to save the woman he loves. If […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

The Family with Two Front Doors – Anna Ciddor

by Anna Ciddor Published by Allen & Unwin This is the story of Anna Ciddor’s grandmother and great aunts, uncles and grandparents. While there are ideas that are problematic to our sensitivities in the current day it does give a good insight into a Jewish family Poland in the 1920s. I’ve not mentioned they were Orthodox as they all […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

by George Johnston, Tim Bowden Published by Allen & Unwin, Collins Fontana Books My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at […]