How to Disappear by Rosanne Dingli

How to Disappear is a novel by the prolific Western Australian author and poet, Rosanne DingliRosanne was born in Malta. She came to Australia to live in 1982. Her rich writing reflects wide travel and a deep understanding of language. She is a story-teller who writes about art. About music. About other cultures. Continue reading

The Golden Age by Joan London – a review

Cover of The Golden Age

Cover of The Golden Age

The Golden Age, Joan London’s third novel, is a gem. Like her two previous, highly acclaimed novels Gilgamesh (2001) and The Good Parents (2009), The Golden Age kept me riveted to the page from start to finish.

This novel is set mostly in post-war Perth in 1954. The story centres on the Golden Age Children’s Polio Convalescent Home. The fourteen young residents who live there have each been nursed in isolation wards in hospital during the acute phase of poliomyelitis. Continue reading

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015

Badge for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015

Badge for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015

The Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 is open.

I’m excited to be part of the challenge. Last year was the first time I’d committed myself to it and I was very tentative. There was no guarantee that I’d be able to complete the task because I was  new to blogging. I mistakenly believed that the challenge expected participants to blog, as well as read and review a set number of books. This is not so. You can read about it here.

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