An Australian author I enjoy

I have written previously about the debut novel of Sulari Gentill but since that time she has been prolific in her writings.  I have read A Few Right Thinking Men, A Decline in Prophets and Paving the New Road.  She has also written Miles Off Course but I haven’t read that one.  I am just about…

Omeo, Omeo, not wherefore but where art thou Omeo?

I live in Metung, East Gippsland which in the eastern part of the state of Victoria in Australia.  Omeo is in Victoria and in terms of distance in Australia it is quite near to Metung. Omeo is situated on the Great Alpine Road and my reason for mentioning Omeo is that I have just finished…

The wing of night was an unusual title

This novel won the Nita Kibble Literary Award in 2006. From the book cover: In 1915 a troopship of Light Horsemen sails from Fremantle for the Great War.  Two women farewell their men: Elizabeth, with her background of careless wealth, and Bonnie, who is marked by the anxieties of poverty.  Neither can predict how the…

The Art of Australia

For those of you in Australia this post is for you as I don’t think overseas readers will be able to access the program. Last Tuesday on ABC television there was a program called The Art of Australia.  I had programmed the calendar on my phone to alert me when it was on but my…

Peter Corris The Colonial Queen

Peter Corris is well known in Australia for his crime fiction series featuring Cliff Hardy. This novel is one of his historical fiction novels although it does also involve quite a bit of crime. 1886 Rosa Nightingale, prostitute, Lucas Ramsay, ex-soldier turned bandit, Stanley Stoneham, prizefighter, Alexander McPherson, alcoholic doctor, and Griffith Summerhill, police officer,…

The Coathanger, The Sydney Harbour Bridge or The Great Arch.

The Great Arch by Vicki Hastrich is my next book in the A-Z Book Challenge.  This is one I chose from the library. This is a novel that has been inspired by historical events and people from history.  I know I will never look at the bridge again in the same light after reading this…