In the Quiet by Eliza Henry Jones

In the Quiet

 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

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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

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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 […]

125 Things: 125 posts about Centennial Park #cp125 124 The Fallen: Circle of remembrance

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There was a tall tree here but you and the tree are now fallen. A memorial circle maps your place, your space. You, a man, lived here once but maybe not just a man. I could never decide if you were a tree or a man or a tree-man or a man-tree. You could have […]

Slush Pile by Ian Shadwell Review and Q & A

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This review/Q & A first published online by Books+Publishing in March 2014 Michael Ardenne is a desperate man. A former Booker Prize-winner, he took the literary world by storm with his debut novel Ephesus, which in his words was ‘a deeply moving meditation on the power of love, the fragility of the soul and the […]

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