Category Archives: Books

The last of the bushrangers: When the past got personal for Mike Munro

Kiera Lindsey When the producer of the Lawless TV series, called me about joining the Lawless team, I was not only thrilled to discover they were planning to open the cold cases of those infamous bushranger stories I had loved


Damon Gameau. Pan Macmillan. Rrp. $34.99 Damon Gameau attempts to present climate change more positively as something we can successfully confront and combat. Gameau graduated from the Drama School, National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney) with a degree in Performing

The Uninhabitable Earth.

David Wallace-Wells Penguin Random House $29.99 Reading David Wallace-Wells’ shocking “The Uninhabitable Earth”, should frighten anyone half to death and necessitate doubling his or her dose of anti-depressants.  David Wallace-Wells starts right off with “It is worse, much worse, than

A certain beautiful old age…

Admired and respected  Australian writer, Robert Dessaix dropped in to see us and said he is writing his next book and mentioned he’d like some suggestions from “readers of a certain age”! Robert explains here . . . . ‘The


Wakefield Press, Mile End, South Australia, 2019 Peter Timms RRP $24.95 After finishing Timm’s discursive and tumultuous little volume (224 pages), I felt a bit dazed.  Timms spends a lot of time defining silliness, what it is and isn’t, in

The Village

Matt and Lentil. Published by Plum, RRP $45.00 Available in all good bookstores. Related PostsASSISTANCE TO WELFARE RECIPIENTS

Those were the days!

“Old Days, Old Ways” Alex Nicol. Allen & Unwin Rrp. $29.99 Alex Nicol has is a great yarn spinner. Essentially a radio man, starting as a trainee with the ABC, then started  All Ways On A Sunday radio program for


by ANDRENA FINLAY and SUE MILLIKEN What does a producer do? The short answer is, without a producer there is no film. Two of Australia’s most experienced producers, ANDRENA FINLAY and SUE MILLIKEN, have collaborated on a handbook about producing


Mia Kingslie.   Available from Amazon This a book inspired no doubt by “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. It is of the same genre, except it is focused on a woman going through a dystopian end of the world scenario. 

Sydney Noir

Edited by John Dale ISBN: 9781925589436 Brio Books, Sydney Sydney has long been the inspiration for chilling and original crime fiction. Gabrielle Lord, Peter Corris, P.M.Newton and others have flipped over its seedy side to take readers right into its

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.