Long Bay by Eleanor Limprecht #AWW2015

Eleanor Limprecht’s second novel (which follows her 2013 debut What Was Left) unfolds in Sydney in the early 1900s at a time when options for women were still very limited. It follows the life of dressmaker Rebecca Sinclair. Married at 19 to the seemingly charming Don, Rebecca sees marriage as an escape from impoverishment and […]

James Patterson at #SWF2015: Books are love

   For three good reasons I kicked off my SWF 2015 on Friday night with a premium ticket (yep it was worth every cent) to the Town Hall to hear publishing juggernaut James Patterson in conversation with Ray Martin. First of all, who doesn’t want to hear what the world’s best-selling author has to say? […]

In the Quiet by Eliza Henry Jones

 If you like novels with a rural setting, full of earth and horses, this one’s for you! Cate Carlton, narrator of In the Quiet, is dead but not ready to move on. She can’t remember how she died and lingers in a dreamlike, in-between place—gone, yet somehow still anchored in this world. We accompany her […]

125 Things: 125 posts about Centennial Park #cp125 125 Bee Hive

My bro and dad spotted this evidence on the ground at the end of January 2015 and I took a couple of photos. The hive was basket-shaped. It can be difficult to photograph because of its location very high up in a tree. At times, the sun is directly behind it. I was interested to […]

The Rabbits’ Wedding by Garth Williams: The story of a black rabbit, a white rabbit, racism, and a kick-ass librarian #banned books

In 1958 American artist Garth Williams wrote and illustrated The Rabbits’ Wedding. Aimed at children aged 3 to 7, it’s a sweet story about a male black rabbit and a female white rabbit who enjoy hanging out together having a lot of fun. They realise they love each other and end up getting married. Too […]

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