With the Christmas just around the corner, it is time to take stock of all the wonderful books by fellow Australian women authors I’ve read this year. I have read far and wide, from historical fiction, non-fiction, suspense thrillers, young…

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When I first read the book, my impression was that ‘Death by Boredom Comes to Pemberley’ would be a more apt name. Imagine my surprise when I heard that BBC was turning this into a TV series.  It has since…

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Saying that I love Jane Austen’s novels is an understatement. To quote E.M. Forster, I am “slightly imbecile about Jane Austen.” I’m also a purist. All these prequels, sequels, fan fiction and something called ‘re-imaginings’ are… sacrilegious. And yet, even…

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My Muse is a bitch. With a capital B. Apparently it’s her middle name. She told me that today in our long overdue tête-à-tête. See, I begged for this conversation  for months. Finally, when she agreed I was prepared. I…

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You know that song that B.B. King performs with U2 “When love comes to town, I’m gonna jump that train”…? But what happens when pain comes to town? When pain comes to town, you dance with the Kraken. Two years…

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