Book Review: Rosa: Memories With Licence by Ros Collins

Rosa: Memories With Licence... About the Book: As British as Earl Grey tea, ‘Rosa’ has spent most of her life in Melbourne. Her children and grandchildren are all Australian-born, as was Alan, her writer husband. But Rosa is hesitant about an unconditional commitment to Vegemite, mateship and the ANZAC legend; she remains a perennial migrant, … Continue reading Book Review: Rosa: Memories With Licence by Ros Collins

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: 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: The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith

The Electric Hotel... About the Book: From the award-winning author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a luminous novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent-film director and his muse. Dominic Smith's The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort … Continue reading Book Review: The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith

Book Review: Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson

Daughter of Bad Times... About the Book: A suspenseful, truthful and compelling novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Roving Party. Rin Braden is almost ready to give up on life after the heartbreaking death of her lover Yamaan and the everyday dread of working for her mother's corrupt private prison company. But through … Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson

Book Review: Graffiti Lane – A Poetry Collection by Kelly Van Nelson

Graffiti Lane... About the Book: Graffiti Lane looks at life through an unfiltered lens, bringing a personal perspective on the grittiness of urban living in an eclectic mix of traditional, shadow and freeform poetry. The collection tackles issues of intimidation and discrimination, including playground and corporate bullying, domestic violence, marginalisation, gender inequity, mental health and … Continue reading Book Review: Graffiti Lane – A Poetry Collection by Kelly Van Nelson