Books

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PWF Highlights (part 2 of 2)

I can’t believe a whole week has passed by since Perth. Time seems to move by so quickly, and I would like to apologise for taking so long to get the second instalment of my Perth Writers…

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PWF Highlights (part 1 of 2)

I embarked from Brisbane to my third writers festival on Thursday Feb 23, bound for the west coast and the beautiful city of Perth. Why would I travel so far for a few days of…

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THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan

I’ll have to be honest with you, I was reading this book for a long time. I’d heard some incredibly promising things about it and was incredibly excited to read it, but it took a…

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THE TESTIMONY by Halina Wagowska

I’m the kind of person who cries watching sad advertisements, so as a general rule I tend to steer clear of tear-jerking non-fiction. With that said, my Polish heritage has created a significant interest in…

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THE ICE PRINCESS by Camilla Lackberg

I found it strange that while I was reading this, Brisbane went through one of the coldest snaps in June (2011) in over 90 years. The story moves between Fjallbacka and Goteborg in Sweden and…

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THE CHEMISTRY OF DEATH by Simon Beckett

Thank goodness for British authors. With all due respect to authors of different nationalities, as they all have excellent qualities, there’s just something special about British crime fiction. In 2011 I introduced myself to two…

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THE WOMAN IN BLACK by Susan Hill

When I was in high school, there was one word that sent shivers down my spine… discourse. It’s a dirty, horrible word that English teachers adore. The word seemed to work its way into every…

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