Up the Country – Miles Franklin

The winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award for 2021 was announced just a few days ago with the prize going to Amanda Lohrey for her novel The Labyrinth. I haven’t actually read any of the books on the shortlist, which is quite normal for me, as I generally tend to catch up with recommended … Continue reading Up the Country – Miles Franklin

Australian Women’s History – Notorious Australian Women

A few months ago I started a short series on Australian Women’s History. After completing the first three parts, Come In Spinner, Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence, and the Memoirs of Tilly Aston, life kind of hit, and part four has been languishing on my to-do list ever since. My original idea was to explore women … Continue reading Australian Women’s History – Notorious Australian Women

Australian Women’s History – Memoirs of Tilly Aston

Although we have not seen a million things we understand quite well, we have seen something else with which we can compare new impressions; something which makes it possible for us to SEE, perhaps more vividly than many unseeing sighted people, the gifts of beauty or grandeur strewn around us. Tilly Aston If you are … Continue reading Australian Women’s History – Memoirs of Tilly Aston

Australian Women’s History – Come In Spinner

Today’s belated Book Snap is also celebrating International Women’s Day and introducing Women’s History Month. International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8th and this year’s theme is Choose to Challenge. It is an encouragement to call out and challenge gender bias and inequality as well as draw attention to the achievements of … Continue reading Australian Women’s History – Come In Spinner