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Understanding the 'New Chinese' who're changing Australia
How Chinese culture is changing the face of Australia....
Who make the worst prisoners: men or women?
Forget what you think you know about women's prisons....
A beautiful, quirky tale about life - told without words
It’s not often you get to do a book review on a book without any words......
House of Spies: An engrossing read from the first page to the last
"Exciting, tense, clever and even funny at times, it kept me completely captivated right until the end."...
WW2 is over - but the battle continues for a country deep in drought
Life on the land is not an easy life......
An inspiring true story of resilience, tenacity and a promise.
As you have no doubt gathered already, Patient 71 by Julie Randall involves hospitals, or, to be more specific, those...
How to grow your own backyard bounty
Backyard Bounty is a beautifully illustrated and written book printed on quality paper as it deserves. My faith in books in...
A sad tale of a capital crime in 19th century Scotland
Is it a true story? Is it fiction grounded in fact? Is it pure fiction? His Bloody Project has a...
Brutal, mysterious and idealistic - a drama playing over 200 years
Taboo by Kim Scott...
All happy families are alike... but happy can be complicated
From the very beginning, so many adjectives are melded together and come drifting off the pages to meet you. I...
Life in the Australian outback is easier shared with friends
The summer of 1978… Sybil lives in the harsh centre of the Northern Territory where the weather can be trying...
Two families changed forever by a heartbreaking injustice
Lisa Wingate packs plenty into Before We Were Yours, a story of poverty, wealth and heartbreak, set in South Carolina....
Did Australia let Japanese and German war criminals go free?
It is no surprise to older folks that war throws up reprehensible behaviour, but that governments collude, condone and ignore...
Food, family and new beginnings - sounds pretty delicious
Occasionally in my life as a reviewer for Starts at Sixty, a book comes along that makes me put all...
IT: Revisiting Stephen King's spine-tingling horror story
With Stephen King’s IT coming to the big screen next month with a new adaptation, now is a great time to revisit...
A blood-pumping new thriller from the author of 'Bones'
Kathy Reichs is the author of 18 New York Times bestselling novels and like the protagonist of her Temperance Brennan series,...
Good old-fashioned detective work means classic Michael Connelly
The Late Show is Michael Connelly’s 30th novel and comes 25 years after his first. I can only surmise that...
Charlotte Rampling, acclaimed actor and model, shares her bittersweet life story
I so wanted to find out what’s going on in this famous lady’s mind. I requested Who I Am by...
Remembering the Australians who sailed in WW2 under the American flag
These Australians were too young and too old to go to war, yet served under the Stars and Stripes. The...
Cookbook Corner: Roasts you can make with a single pan
How I enjoy opening a cookbook that has recipes that I want to make. One Pan Roasts, by Molly Shuster,...
A tale of dignity and desperation in Vichy France
It is important that the preface of No Place to Lay One’s Head be read first. This clarifies that it is Francoise...
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Health and Wellbeing: Live better at 60 and beyond
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Changes to home care: what you need to know
Find out what the February 2017 changes could mean for you or a loved one.