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Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Reading wrap up

I can’t believe that it has been so long since my last blog post. Over the last few years I’ve been caught up in all that a PhD demands, started … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Deborah Burrows – A Time of Secrets

On reading selfishly.   I’ve just finished reading Deborah Burrows’ A Time of Secrets, a novel that I picked up because…well…the cover caught my eye. So yes, I did judge a book … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 5 Comments

Manuscript Assessment

Last month I hit two scary milestones – my baby turned 1 and started childcare, and my novel went out on its own for a manuscript assessment. The first day … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

Place as Character – Toni Jordan Nine Days

 I’ve seen Toni Jordan speak at quite a few events, and I was fortunate enough to hear her again towards the end of last year at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute. … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Pines Hold Their Secrets

Jill Blee’s historical fiction always grabs a reader early because of its setting, and The Pines Hold Their Secrets is no exception. Set on Norfolk Island when it was a … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 6 Comments

Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute Library

The building contains a glass reading room with a collection of newspapers and early books that were bought to Ballarat* through the wealth amassed by the goldfields. The Institutes Library … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Geraldine Brooks in Melbourne

Last week I went to see Geraldine Brooks in an event organised by Readers Feast bookstore. I am a big fan of Geraldine Brooks and it was fantastic to see … Continue reading

June 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Geraldine Brooks

Last week Geraldine Brook’s new novel Caleb’s Crossing made it to number 1 on the Independent books top 10 list.* It was released on May 3. It’s fantastic that an … Continue reading

May 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

Utopian Man by Lisa Lang

I’m in love with a novel, with a story and with a character. I’ve just finished Lisa Lang’s Utopian Man (published by Allen and Unwin 2010). I have written previously … Continue reading

February 6, 2011 · 5 Comments

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