The Classics Eight: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

My daughter recently had to study Macbeth for year 12 senior English, as I had done twenty-five years ago. The assessment itself was essentially unchanged: a monologue presentation followed by an exam. Macbeth is my favourite of all Shakespeare's works so I was more than happy to revisit the play as a means of helping … Continue reading The Classics Eight: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Book Review: Going Under by Sonia Henry

Going Under… About the Book: A darkly funny and sexy novel that blows the lid off the medical profession and life inside a hospital by a young doctor whose anonymous article about the pressures of trainee doctors went viral around the world. Dr Katarina 'Kitty' Holliday thought once she finished medical school and found gainful … Continue reading Book Review: Going Under by Sonia Henry

Book Review: The Bushranger’s Wife by Cheryl Adnams

The Bushranger’s Wife... About the Book: How do you tame a wild colonial boy? With an even wilder colonial girl. Central Highlands of Victoria 1861 Jack the Devil's reputation precedes him. The most notorious bushranger on the Central Highlands, nothing throws him off his game-until he holds up Prudence Stanforth and her grandmother. Jack can't … Continue reading Book Review: The Bushranger’s Wife by Cheryl Adnams

Book Review: Today We Go Home by Kelli Estes

Today We Go Home... About the Book: Seattle, Washington Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it’s surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest or conducting a dusty patrol in Afghanistan. But all of that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away everything she held … Continue reading Book Review: Today We Go Home by Kelli Estes

Book Review: Meet Me At Lennon’s by Melanie Myers

Meet Me At Lennon’s... About the Book: As university student Olivia Wells sets out on her quest to find an unpublished manuscript by Gloria Graham – a now obscure mid-twentieth century feminist and writer – she unwittingly uncovers details about a young woman found murdered. Strangled with a nylon stocking in the mangroves on the … Continue reading Book Review: Meet Me At Lennon’s by Melanie Myers

Book Review: The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus

The Breeding Season... About the Book: The rains come to Brisbane just as Elise and Dan descend into grief. Elise, a scientist, believes that isolation and punishing fieldwork will heal her pain. Her husband Dan, a writer, questions the truths of his life, and looks to art for answers. Worlds apart, Elise and Dan must … Continue reading Book Review: The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus

Book Review: Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer

Matters of the Heart... About the Book: Western Australia, 2019: The Bennets are a farming family struggling to make ends meet. Lizzy, passionate about working the land, is determined to save the farm. Spirited and independent, she has little patience for her mother's focus on finding a suitable man for each of her five daughters. … Continue reading Book Review: Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer

Book Review: I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty

I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes... About the Book: A fairy-tale for grown-ups. The Zing family lives in a misguided world of spell books, flying beach umbrellas, and state-of-the-art covert surveillance equipment. There's a slippery Zing, a graceful Zing, and a Zing who runs as fast as a bus. But most significant of … Continue reading Book Review: I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty