#6degrees of separation: from Hamnet to Jane Eyre

It’s the first Saturday of the month so that means it’s #6degrees of separation time! This month’s starting book is the winner of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction, Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. You can find the details and rules of the #6degrees meme at booksaremyfavouriteandbest, but in a nutshell, on the first Saturday of … Continue reading #6degrees of separation: from Hamnet to Jane Eyre

Book Review: How to Think Like Shakespeare by Scott Newstok

How to Think Like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance Education... About the Book: A lively and engaging guide to vital habits of mind that can help you think more deeply, write more effectively, and learn more joyfully. How to Think like Shakespeare offers an enlightening and entertaining guide to the craft of thought — one … Continue reading Book Review: How to Think Like Shakespeare by Scott Newstok

Book Review: The Dressmaker’s Secret by Rosalie Ham

The Dressmaker’s Secret… About the Book: It is 1953 and Melbourne society is looking forward to coronation season, the grand balls and celebrations for the young queen-to-be. Tilly Dunnage is, however, working for a pittance in a second-rate Collins Street salon. Her talents go unappreciated, and the madame is a bully and a cheat, but … Continue reading Book Review: The Dressmaker’s Secret by Rosalie Ham