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book review: the plot against heaven by mark kirkbride

Book Review: The Plot Against Heaven by Mark Kirkbride

About The plot against heaven Death doesn’t stand a chance against love. Hell-bent on confronting God after the death of wife Kate, Paul gate-crashes Heaven. With immigration problems and a wall, Heaven turns out to be...
book review: cancer daily life by carola schmidt

Book Review: Cancer Daily Life by Carola Schmidt

About Cancer Daily Life Cancer Daily Life is a bittersweet collection of single and double-frame strips that only readers who are highly involved with the C world could relate to. It’s sometimes cute and sweet,...
in our own voices: 5 australian books about living with disability

In our own voices: 5 Australian books about living with disability

Picture: Shuttlestock Fiction and non-fiction works about disability and Deafness are often hampered by stereotypical representations. A disability is frequently presented as something to “overcome”, or used to characterise someone (ever notice all those...

The Left-handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

I bought The Left-handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix for the Dymocks Reading challenge of 2020. I’m sure I’ve read Garth Nix before but I can’t be sure. I have heard that he...
back after a break

Back after a break

I’m sure you’ve all noticed I’ve not been blogging. I think I was hitting overwork and was struggling to find the motivation to write. My back was giving me pain and then it went...
10 ‘lost’ australian literary treasures you should read – and can soon borrow from any library

10 ‘lost’ Australian literary treasures you should read – and can soon borrow from...

Picture:Perfecto Capucine/Unsplash Many culturally important books by Australian authors are out of print, hard to find as secondhand copies, and confined to the physical shelves of a limited number of libraries. Effectively, they have...
sunday essay: alice pung — how reading changed my life

Sunday essay: Alice Pung — how reading changed my life

Annie Spratt/Unsplash Having survived starvation and been spared execution, my father arrived in this new country, vassal-eyed and sunken-cheeked. I was born less than a month later and he named me Alice because he...
book review: the patchwork prince book 1 stumbling stoned by a. van wyck

Book Review: The Patchwork Prince Book 1 Stumbling Stoned by A. van Wyck

I’m delighted to review Stumbling Stoned (The Patchwork Prince Book 1) for Blackthorn Book Tours! About The Patchwork Prince – Stumbling Stoned State-sponsored drugs in the megaton range. More rice pudding than I could shake a...

The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers

A Lord Peter Wimsey mystery! And so mysterious there were quite a few bits I didn’t understand. That could possibly be because I know precious little about bell ringing. The one thing I know...

Friday Photos – Shetland Times Bookshop

Today’s photos come from a little island I’d love to visit, Shetland. I’m in a group on Facebook called Shetland on Camera. I joined it earlier this year to give me something that feels...