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‘My Cousin Rachel’ – Review

Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel could quite rightfully be described as a genre-buster. Don’t let the Bronte-esque style of the writing and the stitched-up 19th Century setting fool you into thinking this is another handsome yet turgid English period piece. My Cousin Rachel is, al read more

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‘Before I Go to Sleep’ – Review

There are some books that once started, there’s simply no stopping. In my experience, these books are few and far between, so when you do land yourself with a novel that invades your brain and engages you to the point where literally all you can do is plonk yourself down with a cup of read more

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Writing of International Importance

‘A work that unfolds with beauty and depth, magnificently imagined, sweeping in its scope and scale, like a classic Russian novel. This is writing of international importance.’ Robert Hefner, Literary Editor, the Canberra Times, 1988–2000   As the Lonely Fly is the story of three read more

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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ – Review

I got a letter from a dog once. Sammy the Labrador.  Entitled ‘Be Good Not Naughty’, the letter informed me that dog training services were now on offer at a kennel we’d recently booked our own pup into. Sammy extolled the virtues of the training, saying his mum and dad ‘never go mad read more

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‘The Dinner’ – Review

“There are two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant  of other people’s cultures, and the Dutch.” – Nigel Powers, in Austin Powers: Goldmember “After Dinner one can forgive anybody even one’s own relations” – Lady Caroline, in Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No I read more

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The Zemlya Conspiracy

Spoiler alert – this is going to be less of a book review and more an ode to writers who have the courage to invest in themselves. Since starting For Pity Sake Publishing in 2014, I’ve been astonished by the sheer number of normal people out there who write book-length manuscrip read more

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Peace, Pacifism and Peter Yeldham

Peter Yeldham’s done a lot in his life. He’s shared an office with Spike Milligan. (Yes, that Spike Milligan.) He’s written for the BBC, the ABC, for television and radio. He’s an award-winning and nationally celebrated Australian story-teller. Across the decad read more

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