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Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015: Finished

It’s the time of the year to officially wrap up my contribution to the Australian Women Writers Challenge for 2015.  I signed up at the Franklin level, committing to read at least 10 books and review at least 6, which … Continue reading

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Review: The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth (AWW2015)

  The Grimm Brothers published a beautiful version of the Beauty & the Beast tale called ‘The Singing, Springing Lark’ in 1819. It combines the well-known story of a daughter who marries a beast in order to save her father … Continue reading

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Review: Insert Title Here edited by Tehani Wessley (AWW2015)

On the [date redacted] of the [year redacted], [names redacted] of the [organisation redacted] discovered a hidden text that documented realities other than our own. Dark, weird realities. Within these pages they discovered monuments to a dying alien race, sentient … Continue reading

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Review: Cranky Ladies of History edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessley

Warriors, pirates, murderers and queens… Throughout history, women from all walks of life have had good reason to be cranky. Some of our most memorable historical figures were outspoken, dramatic, brave, feisty, rebellious and downright ornery. Cranky Ladies of History … Continue reading

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Review: Rupetta by Nike Sulway (AWW2015)

Four hundred years ago, in a small town in rural France, a young woman creates the future in the shape of Rupetta. Part mechanical, part human, Rupetta’s consciousness is tied to the women who wind her. In the years that … Continue reading

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Review: Graced by Amanda Pillar (AWW2015)

City Guard Elle Brown has one goal in life: to protect her kid sister, Emmie. Falling in love–and with a werewolf at that–was never part of the deal. Life, however, doesn’t always go to plan, and when Elle meets Clay, … Continue reading

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Review: In My Mother’s Hands by Biff Ward (AWW2015)

There are secrets in this family. Before Biff and her younger brother, Mark, there was baby Alison, who drowned in her bath because, it was said, her mother was distracted. Biff too, lives in fear of her mother’s irrational behaviour … Continue reading

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