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A Bitter Harvest- Review

What is a book – to different people I’m sure they represent different things. There are textbooks, educational journals, fiction, non-fiction, biographies; the list is endless. Realistically it is merely a combination of words on a page, jumbled together to make sense out of this big read more

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Fifth Business

More years ago now than I care to count I was a 17 year old Rotary Exchange student to Brampton, Ontario, Canada. I flew from a 30 plus degrees Celsius summer in Brisbane to -4 degrees with wind chill at Toronto airport. I went from a pigtailed, uniform-wearing, private school girl to read more

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To Kill a Mockingbird

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is undoubtedly the best book I’ve ever read, and my favourite novel. In the weeks before returning to Macquarie University for the last year of my English degree read more

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Brave New World

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” – Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, 1932. Whenever you read something that makes you question everything, it usually stays with you long after you’ve finished the book; read more

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The Horse and His Boy

I was struck by last year’s Melbourne Cup – not literally you understand, but by the strange and polarised events of the 2014 ‘race that stops the nation’. On the one hand there is celebration, as there always is for the winner, and on the other, abject despair read more

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The Grapes of Wrath

“What some people find in religion a writer may find in his craft… a kind of breaking through to glory’ – Steinbeck, 1965 I’m an English and Writing student at Macquarie University, so as you can probably guess, I don’t have a lot of time for reading for pleasure. This means that when read more

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