International Women’s Day book giveaway – winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the IWD giveaway competition. The winners are: Alyce Rob Judith Brenda Amee I’ll be in touch via email to ask for your postal address so I can send you your book. Thanks also to everyone for your great recommendations; happy to see this wide range of genres being read. […]

Happy International Women’s Day! Book giveaway: Australian women writers

I wasn’t the only one holding my breath for the third, annual VIDA Count and was hoping it would bring good news but when it was released this week, I know many of us were depressed by the results. However, as it’s International Women’s Day, I’m celebrating by giving away some books (thank you Random […]

The Great Race: The race between the English and the French to complete the map of Australia by David Hill

 A map is the greatest of all epic poems. Its lines and colors show the realization of great dreams. Gilbert H. Grosvenor   (1875-1966) Using journals and many other sources to describe two hundred years of exploration by the Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and the English, David Hill tells the gripping story of how Terra Australis […]

Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home edited by Kent MacCarter and Ali Lemer

Today I’m posting about the book I’m giving away as part of the Australia Day Blog Hop. Apart from Australia’s Indigenous peoples, we are all descendants of expatriates. Arnold Zable To be released on Australia Day, this is a first in Australian publishing — a ‘must-read’ collection of twenty-seven short memoirs of writers (seventeen of […]

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