From Australia to the Canary Islands – I’m Halfway Around the World from Where...

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I’m sitting at my desk all rugged up on a cold and sunny day. I’m a British-Australian living down under, and if you drove a spike through the centre of the earth from my...
praise for the legacy of old gran parks

Praise for The Legacy of Old Gran Parks

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The Legacy of Old Gran Parks book tour hosted by Blackthorn Book Tours has yielded a raft of praise from book critics. Here are the highlights. A warm thank you to all the reviewers...

Oodgeroo by Kathie Cochrane

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I took this book from my TBR Pile last week purely because of the spine. It is black with the words Oodgeroo Kathie Cochrane in white, capital letters. It struck me as a good...

Busting The Myths Of Mars And Venus (Down To Earth Book 1)

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Why is gender equality so hard to achieve? because it’s rigged! Ten thousand years ago as agriculture replaced hunting- gathering, women’s status took a nose-dive around the world. Since then, no country on earth has...

The Declaration by Gemma Malley

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This was one of the books given to me to place in a Little Library. The person also recommended I should read it before sending it off for someone else to read. Holy moley! This...
enchanted glass – diana wynne jones

Enchanted Glass – Diana Wynne Jones

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This author is one of those people whose writing I treasure. Jones has the ability to take me straight into a world I would never have dreamed of. It is beautifully written and I...

Outback Legends by Evan McHugh

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I obliquely referred to this book last week. It’s a good follow on from Harry by Julie Carbone. While Harry gives us a good taste of what it can be like to be a...
the stella shortlist: your guide to 2021’s powerful, emotional books

The Stella shortlist: your guide to 2021’s powerful, emotional books

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  Picture: Stella Prize/The Conversation Each year, The Stella Prize honours writing by women. Good. We’ve come a long way. We’ve a long way to go. The 2021 shortlist encompasses contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and non-fiction,...

Harry by Julie Carbone

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Past me put some money on this book in a crowdfunding campaign. Past me received the book and promptly forgot about it. I must have put it on my TBR Pile and I’m glad...

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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I received this from Bionic Book Subscription. It’s the second of the three month subscription they’ve given me. I’ve been a bit slack in reading all three books. I still haven’t even opened the...