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Courage has many faces in 'The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir'
The time is March 1940. The place is Chilbury, a charming English village in Kent, near Dover. All the...
What message do the little dolls left on doorsteps send?
Young writer Anna Snoekstra successfully manages to take her reader into the claustrophobic small-town mentality of regional Australia in Little...
'What do we want?' A fascinating history of Australian protests
“What do we want?” portrays the history of protesting in Australia, and is written by the Professor of Public...
What passions bubble below the surface of this rural P&C?
Although the story opens with Sarah, who is very sensitive, perceptive and an active committee member of the P&C,...
How Edward Rochester became the tormented hero of Jane Eyre
Any avid Bronte reader knows the name Edward Fairfax Rochester and wonders what influenced the author to create this magnificent...
Life off-the-grid and on the open road
In 2011, Foster Huntington quit his fashion job in New York city and moved into a camper van. Since then,...
Make everyday meals fabulous with tips from Julie Goodwin
I remember watching Julie Goodwin in the inaugural season of MasterChef Australia in 2009 as she cooked her way to...
How modern families can stay connected
A challenge many of us will face as we grow older is loneliness and isolation. Therefore, staying connected to our...
Old comic book image sells for record price at auction
This is another great reminder why you shouldn’t throw anything out. An original illustration from a comic book has just...
MS St Louis - the ship to nowhere but dashed hopes
Several years ago I read a sad saga to which I’ve returned on a number of occasions. It was...
A thought-provoking novel about family, secrets, and lies
“When your world falls apart the only person you can depend on is your sister.” Harriett Chirnwell has a perfect...
Is having a man in your life worth losing your independence?
Christina Clemente is an interior designer and a divorced mother of daughter Bianca. They live in a modest flat...
If this was fiction, it would be a nightmare, but it's a memoir
I am, I am, I am indeed, enraptured of this book. Many are the volumes I have read that have...
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google: the four horseman of influence
Scott Galloway is the author of a new title The Four, or how to build a trillion dollar company. The author...
Barney Greatrex is the amazing Aussie hero you've never heard of
Half a world away from home, a young Sydney man who’d trained and gone to England to drop bombs on...
Get off the yo-yo diet merry-go-round with Interval Weight Loss
Do you relate to the experience of dieting and losing weight, only to find that you regain that lost weight...
Is it possible? Mma Precious Ramotswe has a sister?
I eagerly awaited The House of Unexpected Sisters, by Alexander McCall Smith, because I had so thoroughly enjoyed the previous...
Awesome inspiration for everyone seeking herbal remedies
Health and wellness is a booming sector in Australia. We eat clean and we detox our pantries. But what about...
Six ways to make your own cost-effective, organic garden spray
You can end up spending a fortune buying the remedies to safeguard your plants. While readily available, organic sprays don’t...
Noeline Brown shares her '60s fashion faux pas
Remember when there were strict rules when it came to fashion? Noeline Brown sure does. For her was the 1960’s. Speaking...
If you like Ann Cleeves' TV series, you'll love her new book The Seagull
The Seagull is the first of Ann Cleeves’ novels I have read and it won’t be the last. I was...
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