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Bibliophile | Telepath Kreyna Katz returns to fight crime in Milgrane

Milgrane: Embracing the Sapphire by Y.L. Wigman Bella Books In her first novel Filigrane, Perth author Yvonne Wigman’s interests in the paranormal and her penchant for creating lesbian characters who help save the world brought us Kreyna Katz. Kreyna was using her telepathic skills as a remote viewer to detect criminals as well as trying […]

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Bibliophile Book Reviews: ‘Hide’ and ‘Bright, Precious Days’

Hide by Matthew Griffin Bloomsbury Wendell Wilson returns from doing the shopping to find 83 year old Frank Clifton collapsed in the back yard, lying amongst the tomato bushes after having a stroke. Although they are lifetime partners, Wendell tells hospital staff that he is Frank’s brother to save “all the ugliness of some sort […]

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Bibliophile Book Review: Take Me To Paris, Johnny

Take Me to Paris, Johnny by John Foster Text Classics Take Me to Paris, Johnny is John Foster’s moving yet unsentimental tribute to his lover Juan Cespedes. It traces his childhood in Cuba, his move to New York as a dancer and the struggle to gain residency in Australia with partner, Melbourne-born Foster. The memoir […]

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Interesting read: Labour of Love

Labour of Love by Shannon Garner Simon & Schuster Australia At the age of 33, Shannon Garner was happily married and living on the north coast of New South Wales, 6 hours from Sydney. She had natural water births for her two children – Jaxon (4) and Kiera (2) and she decided to become a […]

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Bibliophile: Munchies, mystery and murder in this month’s book reviews

delicious: Feel Good Food by Valli Little ABC Books There’s so much delicious food around. Alongside an increase in range and availability, there are non-stop cooking programs, celebrity chef recipe books and to-go gourmet meals. After a serious health scare in 2014, delicious magazine cooking expert Valli Little decided to reassess her lifestyle choices and […]

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Bibliophile: unmarry me

unmarry me   by Nicki Reed Text Publishing Melbourne couple Ruby and Mark are happy are madly in love but in the middle of celebrating their second wedding anniversary, Ruby asks Mark for a divorce. Ruby wants her decision to ‘unmarry’ her beloved partner to be a protest because the Hight Court has decided that […]

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Book Review: Death by Video Game

Death by Video Game by Simon Parkin Allen & Unwin In 1858 the San Antonio Texan newspaper printed an article on the dangers of reading novels, particularly romance novels. Sometime later, experts warned that indulging in watching too much television was the cause of many of society’s ills. Now video games are seen as not […]

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Bibliophile: After Alice

After Alice by Gregory Maguire Harper Collins Gregory Maguire is famous for rewriting fairy tales and this Friend of Dorothy is best known for his ‘Wicked’ collection of tales which has been celebrated in the Tony Award-winning musical. ‘After Alice’ coincides with the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and it also draws […]

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Bibliophile: Something new to read ‘Prick with a Fork’

Prick With A Fork by Larissa Dubecki Allen & Unwin For the last ten years, Larissa Dubecki has been a restaurant critic and food writer for such illustrious publications as Gourmet Traveller, The Age Good Food Guide and Time Out. She has also appeared in Masterchef and Iron Chef Australia but for the previous ten […]

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Out author Marlon James wins prestigious Man Booker Prize

Out author Marlon James wins prestigious Man Booker Prize

Out author Marlon James has taken the 2015 Man Booker Prize which celebrates original and outstanding works of literature. The Jamaican writer received the honour for his novel, ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’, which draws on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley during the ‘70s. James was awarded £50,000 by the Duchess of Cornwall […]

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