Archives for June 2010

Breaking News: The Golden Age of Graham Perkin by Ben Hills

This engrossing biography which unfolds against the backdrop of the history of The Age, journalism and media ownership, pays tribute to Graham Perkin, an extraordinarily talented man widely regarded as Australia’s greatest editor of the 20th century; a man whose life was tragically cut short at 45.

With Stendhal by Simon Leys

****1/2 stars (4 is an exceptional book as per Bookseller+Publisher ratings system) Published by Black Inc, $24.95 pb, ISBN 9781863954792 Don’t be confused but Pierre Ryckmans, whose pen-name is Simon Leys (The Death of Napoleon, The Wreck of the Batavia), has written about 19th century novelist Henri Beyle, whose pen-name was Stendhal. Stendhal was such […]

Book Tweep – Narrelle Harris

Narrelle Harris was born in Newcastle, Australia and proceeded to move every few years until most of her friends thought she was on a Witness Protection program. Her itinerancy included three years abroad, teaching English in Egypt and Poland. Although now settled in Melbourne with her husband and her cat, she continues to relieve itchy […]

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