Monthly Archives: April 2012

Book vs Adaptation: The Field of Blood

The book Published in 2005 and set in 1981 Denise Mina’s THE FIELD OF BLOOD introduces 18-year old Paddy Meehan; gopher at a Glasgow newspaper with a yearning to be a journalist. This stems from her lifelong interest in the … Continue reading

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Review: THE BLACKHOUSE by Peter May

Of late it seems to be the books with a really strong sense of their time or place that hold my attention. I suspect it has something to do with my yearning for a holiday I can’t have just at … Continue reading

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Best new-to-me authors Q1 2012

I could probably do all my reading from new books published by authors I know and love. But I do like to try new authors (both début writers and authors who are simply new to me) to keep my reading varied. For … Continue reading

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News on Australian Women Writers

There has been much talk in book-ish circles here in Australia recently about the place of women in the publishing industry – as writers, reviewers and readers. One event which has helped spark discussion was the announcement of the 8 … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – March 2012

The upside of the fact that my February reading slump well and truly leached into March is that I don’t have quite so many finished books from which to make the difficult choice of book of the month. However Australian … Continue reading

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