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Book Review: The Roving Party by Rohan Wilson

“1829, Tasmania. A group of men—convicts, a farmer, two free black traders, and Black Bill, an aboriginal man brought up from childhood as a white man—are led by Jon Batman, a notorious historical figure, on a ‘roving party.’ Their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk… Continue reading Book Review: The Roving Party by Rohan Wilson

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Book review: Eureka – The Unfinished Revolution by Peter Fitzsimons

“In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century visitor… Continue reading Book review: Eureka – The Unfinished Revolution by Peter Fitzsimons

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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – Book Review

Not sure how to avoid plagiarism? I use Grammarly because, being fifty-something, the last thing I need is a costly lawsuit eroding the “rest egg”. Above all, I want to make sure my work is original and not compromised by cliche or commonness. Writing is much more than simply sitting down in front of the keyboard… Continue reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – Book Review

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Book Review and *GIVEAWAY*: Calling Invisible Women

Being fifty-something, I love a great read. I love it even more when a great read just falls in my lap. No prevaricating over the “just returned” shelves at the library. No trawling through the “people who bought this also bought this” recommendations at Amazon. No hoping to luck onto a pre-read gem at the… Continue reading Book Review and *GIVEAWAY*: Calling Invisible Women