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Bibliophile | Based on a True Story of seduction, depression and betrayal




Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan Bloomsbury The character Delphine in the story is a writer who is riding the wave of success generated by her first book. French author Delphine de Vigan also happens to have gained world-wide acclaim with her books No and Me and Richard & Judy. So it is not a […]

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Bibliophile | David Michie’s Buddhism for Pet Lovers




Buddhism for Pet Lovers by David Michie Allen & Unwin Subiaco author and practicing Buddhist David Michie’s latest book is dedicated to his teachers and all the animals that have made his “journey through life immeasurably more fulfilling, fascinating and fun”. For those of you who have read any of his other books, such as […]

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Central Station: Fighting the Dance Wars

Central Station: Fighting the Dance Wars




A new book documents the 40 year history of Central Station and how the men behind the brand changed Australia’s music industry. In the late 1970s Giuseppe ‘Jo’ Palumbo bought a small record store in Melbourne, over the years it grew to be the independent chain Central Station. Working with his partner Morgan Williams, Jo […]

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David Sedaris is returning to Australia to read you his diary

David Sedaris is returning to Australia to read you his diary




Best-selling American author and humourist David Sedaris has announced a highly anticipated fourth sojourn to Australia following his previous sold out tours. Having recently released his latest book Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) to critical acclaim and adoring reviews, the masterful writer with a cult following will visit Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane for […]

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The Essential RuPaul: A RuPaul’s Drag Race compendium




RuPaul’s Drag Race is over for another year (yay Sasha!). It’s been a fabulous season, bringing us some truly unique talent. More than that though, it adds to a legacy and history of fabulous drag queens, a lexicon of lip syncs for your life and runway looks. It’s a vast history, one that only continues […]

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Get YA Words Out! A new initiative for young queer writers

Get YA Words Out! A new initiative for young queer writers




A new initiative has emerged in Australia, helping to amplify the voices of young LGBTQIA+ writers and authors. Get YA Words Out is a new platform for up-and-coming queer authors and readers to come together and carve a space where our own words can be read, and our #OwnVoices can be heard. We caught up […]

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Bibliophile | Connor Franta gets intimate in Note To Self




note to self by Connor Franta Keywords Press Coming from the generation that shares everything, American Connor Franta has managed to get 355 million views on his channel and has over 5.58 million subscribers. Franta has crammed a lot into his 24 years. He’s travelled, made lots of money and fallen in love. He has […]

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Bibliophile | J. C. Burke tackles ’90s HIV stigma in new young adult novel




The Things We Promise by J. C. Burke Allen & Unwin Year 11 student Gemma is counting down to the school formal. It’s the early 1990s when obsessions included Jane Fonda workout videos, Pretty Woman, Jump Street and Moonlighting. It was also a time when there was a huge amount of panic about a new […]

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Bibliophile | Bill Hayes muses on love and loss in the city that never sleeps




Insomniac City by Bill Hayes Bloomsbury Bill Hayes moved to New York from San Francisco in 2009. He took very little with him as he wanted to leave behind reminders of his previous life with his partner who had died from AIDS. At 48 years of age, he had no savings and all his belongings […]

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Bibliophile | A chaotic entry in Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta series




Chaos by Patricia Cornwell Harper Collins Patricia Cornwell is incredibly popular, having sold over 100 million books and appearing on the New York Times’ Best Seller List 29 times. This is the twenty-fourth thriller featuring forensic pathologist and lawyer Kay Scarpetta. I remember enjoying some earlier books in the Scarpetta Series and was looking forward […]

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