Category Archives: Books

Stinker Launches another book

Stinker has many talents! He’s published four books and I was honoured to launch his latest children’s book – “The True Adventures of Clarabelle”. It’s a true story based on the 1955 floods when a cow was washed down the

“Unfettered and Alive – A Memoir”

Anne Summers. Allen & Unwin RRP $39 The Inspiringautobiography of one of Australia’s most influential women, from journalist to policy maker to change agent at large. “I was born into a world that expected very little of women like me.

Rainforest – dispatches from Earth’s most vital frontlines

Tony Juniper Profile Books, London, 2018 Rrp $32.99 Tony Juniper CBE is a prominent and well-known British environmentalist, campaigner, writer and sustainability adviser with numerous prestigious awards and a very extensive c.v.   Juniper joined the staff of Friends of

Paramedic

Sandy Macken Rockpool Publishing RRP $29.95 Sandy Macken is a writer, paramedic and spiritual teacher.  She has decades of experience in frontline emergency health, and brings a calm, grounded approach to all she does. As the bright lights and blazing

Bohemia Beach

Justine Ettler, Rrp $29.99 Transit Lounge. This book is a chaotic read. It matches the chaos that surrounds the protagonist.  Throughout the book Cathy is looking for her mother and never manages to find her, although she is told she

A Staple In Every Kitchen – a CWA Cookbook

This handy dandy one is published by Allen & Unwin.

Arcadia

America’s myth of goodness

Michael Katakis (Michael is an American writer, photographer, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and manager of Ernest Hemingway’s literary estate. His latest book is “A Thousand Shards of Glass.”) People and nations are propelled and held back by their myths. Myth is repeated over time, generation after

THE NON-STOP FEAST OF “THE PUD”

This year sees the 100th anniversary of the publication of Norman Lindsay’s whimsical, satirical, clever, funny and classic book – The Magic Pudding. It was my favourite book as kid and when I came to read it to my children,

THE YEAR OF THE FARMER

Glancing at this book’s cover, resplendent with chooks and scrolls, could lead you to think it will be a happy tale of rural life, but a closer look at the shot of dusty orange paddocks tells the real story of

“Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up”

Merit or tradition?  Political journalist, and resident of a small rural NSW town, Gabrielle Chan, reflects on political attitudes to rural and regional Australia. Penguin Random House, Rrp. $34.99 “The former Nationals senator Ron Boswell was quite the character around

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

Joanna Nell  Hachette Australia RRP $29.99 A moving, funny, heartwarming tale of love and community. Peggy Smart, a widow of four years, with two caring(interfering) children, has been living at Jacaranda Retirement Village since her children persuaded her to sell