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

#BookSnapSunday – Remembering Babylon

More and more now he was haunted by those sheets, seven in all, he had not forgotten the number, that Mr Frazer had folded and put into his pocket, and which he had never seen again; till he was convinced that the only way to save himself from so much racking, and despair and sweat, … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Remembering Babylon

#BookBingo – Theme of Inequality

Virgin Widow by Anne O’Brien Heiress. Princess. Virgin Queen. Anne Neville is the heiress and daughter of the greatest powerbroker in the land, Warwick the Kingmaker. Trapped in a deadly tangle of political intrigue, she is a pawn in an uncertain game, used by the houses of Neville, York and Lancaster alike. In England’s glittering, … Continue reading #BookBingo – Theme of Inequality

#BookSnapSunday – The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge

The secrets that bind a family Can also destroy a family 1932. Ernie and Lily Hass, and their daughter, Girlie, have lost almost everything in the Depression; all they have keeping their small family together are their secrets. Abandoning their failing wheat farm and small-town gossip, they make a new start on the west coast … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge