Musketeer Space – Tansy Rayner Roberts Buckle your swashes! First revealed on Roberts’ Patreon, I bought this ebook using Kickstarter some time later. There are perks for giving people money using Patreon. I’m not sure what I was thinking as there were several books in the mix and my To ...

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I had lunch at Captain Melville’s the other day. It was a lovely lunch and today’s thoughts pay tribute to the staff there as I could eat several dishes with absolutely no changes being made. This doesn’t happen often and I enjoyed every mouthful. As I walked towards the building ...

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Penelope Bungles to Broome – Tim Bowden Tim Bowden, Australian journalist, born in Tasmania (but we shouldn’t hold that against him). I remember him for two things. Backchat was a wonderful programme on the ABC which was full of correspondence to the station, it was only a few minutes but was ...

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I’m stretching a point here as I really can’t find a female Australian author with a surname beginning with X. I’ve tried and friends have tried and Xanthé is the best we can come up with. And just to push the point I’m breaking my unwritten rule of using the surname as reference. ...

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Bilby Secrets by Edel Wignell & Mark Jackson Edel Wignell, her name caught my eye and when I googled her story caught my brain. Read on MacDuff! Some little facts Her first name rhymes with medal. She lived on a sheep farm in northern Victoria when she was little. She was ...

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One of the things we’re discussing in English Language is the use of words and how we can use words that don’t offend others. I’m finding this such a fascinating discussion as I suspect I’ve been offending without meaning to as I have a different take on various words and what ...

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And now to explain why I had little internet access for a few days. One of the reasons I love writing a blog is that it’s quite possible to write in advance and schedule articles or even write while on holidays so no-one needs to know you’re away. The problem ...

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I’ve barely finished writing about America and we go away again…being fair to myself, America was a big trip and it took me a long time to write about most things we did. This time we only spent a week in Portland so I should be able to finish writing ...

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It’s that time when I up sticks and desert everyone, I’m doing it quite deliberately and on purpose. The OH has a conference in Boston and has asked me to go too, I can’t tell you how fast I was to agree. We’ll be spending a week in Boston, then ...

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I’b been there before and knew exactly where to go so please tell me why I didn’t go straight up the stairs as soon as I got through the doors. As I was going up the stairs the adrenalin started as I recalled the last time I was at the ...

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This is another Murray Whelan Thriller. This is book five out of six. In this book Murray Whelan is a Minister in the Victorian Government and his lover shows him a significant ultrasound photo, minutes later she’s dead. This is the story of Whelan and his travails a couple of ...

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A man's got to have a hobby - William McInnesI’ve followed William McInnes on TV for quite a while now and his face and voice have become quite familiar to me and I recall being quite interested when I saw him being interviewed about his book. It was a great ...

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