Bookish TV in Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Australian drama series (2018) Picnic at Hanging Rock… When three schoolgirls and a teacher from Appleyard College disappear on Valentine's Day in 1900, the event has a far-reaching impact on the rest of the school, as well as the nearby township. People quickly come up with theories about the disappearances as paranoia sets in and … Continue reading Bookish TV in Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock

New Release Book Review: The Girl From Eureka by Cheryl Adnams

The Girl From Eureka... About the Book: On the sun-drenched goldfields of Eureka, a wild colonial girl and an honour-bound soldier will break all the rules to claim a love worth more than gold ... Ballarat, Australia 1854 Gold miner Indy Wallace wants nothing more than to dig up enough gold to give her mother … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Girl From Eureka by Cheryl Adnams

New Release Book Review: LADY BIRD & THE FOX by Kim Kelly

Lady Bird & The Fox... About the Book: It’s 1868 and the gold rush sprawls across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue – bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village on the outskirts of Sydney. But when … Continue reading New Release Book Review: LADY BIRD & THE FOX by Kim Kelly

Pre-release Book Review: LADY BIRD & THE FOX by Kim Kelly

Lady Bird & The Fox... About the Book: It’s 1868 and the gold rush sprawls across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue – bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village on the outskirts of Sydney. But when … Continue reading Pre-release Book Review: LADY BIRD & THE FOX by Kim Kelly

Book Review: The Tides Between by Elizabeth Jane Corbett

The Tides Between... About: In 1841, on the eve of her departure from London, Bridie’s mother demands she forget her dead father and prepare for a sensible, adult life in Port Phillip. Desperate to save her childhood, fifteen-year-old Bridie is determined to smuggle a notebook filled with her father’s fairy tales to the far side … Continue reading Book Review: The Tides Between by Elizabeth Jane Corbett

Focus on Debut Authors: Rachel Leary — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

Recently I read Bridget Crack, a new historical literary release by an Australian debut author, Rachel Leary. Following on from my review of Bridget Crack  here is an interview with Rachel that I did for the Australian Women Writers Challenge blog.     Today we welcome Rachel Leary to the Australian Women Writers Challenge blog. … Continue reading Focus on Debut Authors: Rachel Leary — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

New Release Book Review: Bridget Crack by Rachel Leary

Bridget Crack... Book Description: Van Diemen's Land, 1826. When Bridget Crack arrives in the colony, she is just grateful to be on dry land. But finding the life of an indentured domestic servant intolerable, she pushes back and is punished for her insubordination-sent from one place to another, each significantly worse than the last. Too … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Bridget Crack by Rachel Leary