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…

Jennifer suggested Daniel Silva and I am hooked.

Jennifer from A Little Fluff suggested that I might like to read some of Daniel Silva’s novels and so I took up her suggestion and started with The Mark of the Assassin.  I enjoyed that novel and so I have now read another.  This is another crime fiction novel but with a historical twist.  It probably…

I read most of them. . .

  Way back in January I wrote about some books I borrowed from the library.  I read five out of the seven.  The two I didn’t read were Dear Teacher, I started it but found it to be really twee, and the other book was Play Abandoned, I just didn’t open it before the books…

Another Robert Harris novel. I have read a few of his books.

This is one of Harris’s earlier novels, published in 1992.  It was made into a film in 1994. Harris has written several historical fiction novels but this one is what they call alternate historical fiction or speculative fiction. It is also a murder/mystery thriller. I can say that I enjoyed this novel just as much…

A loveable larrikin?

If you are an Australian you would need to have lived your life in a cave not to know who Ned Kelly is.  From a very early age children are taught about bushrangers in Australia and the most famous of those is Ned Kelly. I have just finished reading The True History of the Kelly…

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…