A Review Of Isabel Allende’s “The Japanese Lover”

Our resident book reviewer (Angela Galvin) has just given us several book reviews, so the start the ball rolling, here is the first of them. The Japanese Lover, By Isabel Allende – A Review I spent a lot of my adult years not reading anything written by women because the stuff I had read lacked […]

Vanity Fair – Book Review By Angela Galvin.

Our resident book reviewer – Angela Galvin, has just given us a review of an old, but much loved book, Vanity Fair by the splendidly named author, William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray Spurred on by the recent miniseries of this book I decided to read it again after many, many years. […]

My favourite author, Sebastian Faulks. Margie Riley.

An adored aunt, an avid reader, recommended Birdsong to me; my copy was printed in 1994. Once I had read it (and I’ve re-read a number of times) I was hooked. The only one of Faulks’ books I haven’t enjoyed as much as the others is Girl at the Lion D’Or; I seem to remember […]

A Free eBook Offer “For the Love of Trees” Mary Mageau

A free ebook offer from one of our main contributing writers, Mary Mageau. If this brief introduction to her book on trees intrigues you, please follow the link at the bottom of the text to obtain the actual ebook. —————————————————– For The Love Of Trees So many people love and enjoy trees. Dame Judi Dench […]

The Commandant by Jessica Anderson – Book review: by Mary Mageau

My copy of this book, The Commandant by Jessica Anderson, was purchased as a second hand copy from Booktopia. It arrived in perfect condition and has been donated to the Community Library. Once I opened its covers I became so absorbed in its rich content I could hardly close the book or put it down. […]

TheNovel & Brisbane Part 4: Transformation – By Richard Carroll.

The fourth and last look at various books and writers who have been inspired by Brisbane in one way or another.   Here Richard looks at more modern writers and their feelings about Brisbane. ——————————————————————– Many writers fled Brisbane during the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era (1968–87). Queensland has been represented in the past as a culture-less backwater […]

“The Epherium Chronicles – Crucible” Ebook Review

“The Epherium Chronicles – Crucible” is the name of this volume, in which we are taken into the deepest of deep space to discover what is happening to a spaceship full of colonists who departed the planet earth some 25 years ago on a journey to find a new home for humanity. The synopsis on […]

Perseverance Triumphant – Book Review

Gary Ruse, A most prolific and varied author has done it again.  This time he has ventured into the curious world of “Steam Punk” with his latest ebook.  With the wonderful title of “Perseverance Triumphant!” he takes us into a Victorian world which has developed space flight (among other technical marvels) owing to a box […]

Brisbane: A “Prison within a Prison” – The Novel & Brisbane Part 2

A Review Of Three Books About The History Of Brisbane – Richard Carroll. The first half of the twentieth century saw few novels written about Brisbane, or even Queensland. Three historical novels stand out in this period. The Romance of Runnibede by Steele Rudd aka Arthur Davis was published in 1927. Set on the Darling […]

Freedom at Midnight Larry Collins and Dominique Lapiere

Freedom at Midnight Larry Collins and Dominique Lapiere – review by Angela Galvin. This isn’t an easy read but it is fascinating – I read this book when I was in my first or second year of high school. So reading it again now as an adult has been a delight. It isn’t for the […]