Tag: Australian fiction

Review: Analogue Men by Nick Earls

Analogue Men by Nick Earls Random House RRP: 32.99 The idea of feeling like an ‘analogue man in a digital age’ describes any of us in any situation where time has marched on and left us scrambling to catch up.…

Returning by Francesca Suters

Returning by Francesca Suters RRP: From $10 for Kindle edition –Debut novel by Australian author -Themes of spirituality, time travel and family ties -Suitable for Young Adult market and older  For information and stockists visit Francesca Suters What would you…

Bumper Book Review: Tween Tales

There’s a bumper crop of great reads for the teens and tweens of the family coming at you from Australian publishers right now.  I have top notch romance, adventure, fantasy and even self-help texts for young readers on my review…

Review: The Wardrobe Girl by Jennifer Smart

The Wardrobe Girl by Jennifer Smart Bantam/ Random House  RRP: $32.99 I think you’ll like this if you’re into: – Bridget Jones style romantic comedy reads – Australian soap operas and celebrity gossip – Discovering bright new Australian women writers.…

Review: Tigerfish by David Metzenthen

Tigerfish by David Metzenthen Penguin Books Aus RRP: AUD $17.99 – Award winning Australian author  – Gritty depiction of urban life for teens – Examines moral choices, peer relations and identity formation – Recommended for readers 13 years+  For more…

Review: The Jade Widow by Deborah O’Brien

It’s just over a year since I reviewed the very charming debut novel from Deborah O’Brien – Mr Chen’s Emporium – in which we meet formidable heroine Amy Duncan, a naïve young woman trying to find a place for herself…

Review: Elven Jewel by Kasper Beaumont

This is going to be different from my usual book reviews for several reasons: It is a fantasy book and I really almost never ever read fantasy (I sound a bit like Lola, don’t I?) I know the author, so…

Review: The Laughing Clowns by William McInnes

A few weeks back I was driving home from the morning school and shopping run listening to Richard Fidler’s ‘Conversations’ on the radio.   I always love the show, but on this occasion he was interviewing William McInnes – the popular…