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Palestine Diaries: the Australian Light Horse

Book review by Nick Goldie In 2003 Jonathan King published the Gallipoli Diaries, which was re-issued in a revised commemorative edition in 2014. This year, to mark the centenary of the famous charge at Beersheba, he has published his Palestine Diaries, the “Light Horsemen’s own story, battle by battle”. (These are just two

The Mighty West

Incomparable feeling of winning after long drought Book review by Adrienne Ribeny who lived a parallel footy history – part of the Australian legend Being the one true devotee of Australian Rules Football (AFL) in my Canberra-based family, I was the automatic choice to review The Mighty West by Western Bulldog tragic,

Is the President a Russian spy?

Book review It’s 1980, and the Cold War is at its worst. There’s a belief that if the Americans pull out of Europe, Soviet forces will be at the English Channel within weeks. At the heart of the matter, the loyalty of the President of the United States is compromised. This is

Book review: The Bionarrative

The Bionarrative – the story of life and hope for the future by Stephen Boyden ANU Press 162pp   We are in ecological crisis and face collapse of civilisation. This is the grim warning of Stephen Boyden, ANU professor and farmer from just south of QPRC local government area. The warning, however, carries a message

Australian bush to TS Eliot

New botanical exhibition by Sharon Field 25 March – 7 May Acclaimed botanical artist Sharon Field will open a solo exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore on 25 March. The Burra resident and Captain of the Burra Bushfire Brigade will show 18 exquisitely rendered watercolour paintings of artefacts typical of summer

Book review: A Single Tree

A Single Tree – voices from the bush Compiled by Don Watson Penguin Random House, Australia 2016, 416pp Reviewed by Jenny Goldie Brandishing a $50 Christmas gift voucher from my son, I raced into the bookstore, meaning to buy the much acclaimed 2014 book by Don Watson, called “The Bush”. In my haste I

High country journey of revelations

Robin Tennant-Wood interviews Deborah O’Brien author of The Rarest Thing An article about mountain pygmy possums was the inspiration behind Deborah O’Brien’s latest novel, The Rarest Thing. Following a successful signing of her new book at Miss Ruby's Bookshop on 26 November, Deborah spoke to me about the novel, pygmy possums and

Summer reading: more books, different style

Summer reading, childrens The chatterbox cat, Brolly Books, 2016 Reviewer revealed below Welcome to The Chatterbox Cat, number nine of Robyn Goodwin’s Backyard Tales. These are books for the very young and they really entertain kids from round about two years of age. Wait a minute, how old is the person writing this piece?

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