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Review: The Best of Us – Joyce Maynard

As a book blogger, it’s hard not to feel like a broken record at times. As much as I like to think of myself as something of a wordsmith, there are only so many adjectives and phrases one can use to describe a book – compelling; a page turner; beautifully written, evocative, atmospheric. While the […]

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The Bricks that Built the Houses – Kate Tempest

It was shortly after booking tickets to see Kate Tempest at a panel event at the forthcoming Sydney Writer’s Festival that one of my best friends in London recommended I read her debut novel, The Bricks that Built the Houses. An actress and voracious reader, I implicitly trust my friend’s taste in books, but I […]

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Emigrating Friendships

  Since moving to Sydney in September 2015, I’ve been lucky enough to have a handful of my very best friends come and stay with me. Given the expense and distance of travelling from the UK to Australia, however, I’m well aware that it won’t be possible for all of my nearest and dearest to pay me […]

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Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert

I’ve never thought of myself – nor indeed the art of writing – as creative. It was only after a recent blog post in which I bemoaned my lack of artistic talents and creativity that I received a text from my father, insisting that while some people paint, and others sew, words – and writing […]

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My Salinger Year – Joanna Rakoff

Many years ago, as a graduate fresh out of university, I had to make the tricky decision of choosing between doing a masters degree – for which I had won a scholarship – or interning at various publishing houses until I was offered a job. After much deliberation I chose the latter option, and thus […]

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Maggie & Me – Damian Barr

In terms of timing, the publication date of Damian Barr’s memoir – Maggie and Me – could not have been more apt. Margaret Thatcher’s died just seventeen days before Maggie and Me was released, and thus the book was welcomed into something of a media circus surrounding the iron lady’s death. The memoir begins in […]

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K Rowling

This year, the only book related challenge I have set myself is to tick off at least fifteen of the BBC’s Big Read. Thus, I thought I would begin 2013 by reading the fourth in J. K. Rowling’s series – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which is the highest ranking of her four […]

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