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Judgement is Practical (Sometimes)

We’ve all been told time and time again to never judge a book by its cover, but this is a practice which I simply can’t follow. To me, the cover of a book is almost as important as its contents; the cover should give you a sense, a feeling of what’s to come. It should fill you will ho read more

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Change of Form

I tend to think of myself as an exclusively short story writer. I’ve dabbled in screenplays and obviously write the occasional blog, but in terms of my creative writing endeavours I always write short stories. The other day a new idea popped into my head. I began to think about the oc read more

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Little Book Owl: Above the Fold

Not too long ago, youtube book reviewer Little Book Owl filmed an amazing review of Peter Yeldham’s latest novel Above the Fold. Catriona talks about her experience reading a novel set in the Northern Beaches where she grew up. Watch the review here!   read more

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The Quiet American- Review

Unfortunately, when reading books at university, often the texts chosen for you are either written in the eighteenth century (and are basically as intelligible as hieroglyphics), or are so long and tedious that you resort to summaries online just to be able to know what you’re talking read more

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Inspiration in Familiar Places

There’s a strange kind of fear around the idea of meeting ones heroes. I think it’s probably because we spend so much time building these people up in our minds that the reality never truly meets with the expectation.  I’ve never really had much time for ‘heroes’. Certainly, there are read more

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Self-help for the help-reluctant

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘self-help’? Probably what I think – I don’t have time, it’s all the same gibberish, it’s too convoluted and complex to practically apply it to my everyday routine. I hear you. I understand the reluctance to read spiritual guidance – life i read more

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The Bowral Bodice-Ripper

When I read the first draft of Diana Thompson’s just released Winterflood’s Passion I dubbed it the ‘Bowral bodice-ripper’ a name that has stuck much to the bemusement of the author, I’m sure. An article in the Southern Highland News and the program of th read more

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Not a Romance Reader

I’ve never really been one for the romance genre. It’s not to say I don’t like romance novels, it’s more that I’d never really found one that filled me with an urge to read more. Granted, until last year I had only ever read four romance novels, three of them being the Fifty Shades se read more

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