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Cocaine Blues, by Kerry Greenwood (1989)

          I discovered Cocaine Blues when reading about the January 2012 Australian Literature Month over on Reading Matters. When I realized that Colleen McCullough was the only Australian writer I had read since Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, I decided it … Continue reading

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Rose Cottage, by Mary Stewart (1997)

          I’ve been more than a little distracted of late, what with marking midterms, moving into a new flat and getting used to a new neighbourhood, and most recently, cajoling my new dog, an adorable but seriously traumatised little … Continue reading

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Wildfire at Midnight, by Mary Stewart (1956)

          Those who follow this blog may recall that a few months ago I wrote a very favourable review of Mary Stewart’s Madam, Shall We Talk? Indeed, I enjoyed it so much that I lost no time in ordering … Continue reading

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The Conjuror’s Bird, by Martin Davies (2005)

          Once upon a time, John Fitzgerald used to be an up-and-coming naturalist, dedicated to his conservation work in the Brazilian rainforest and his research on extinct bird specimens. Fifteen years on, the notes for his book lie untouched … Continue reading

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Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart (1955)

          It’s a hot sunny day in Paris (finally! Heaven knows we’ve waited long enough for summer to reach us!), so it seems only fitting I should talk about another hot sunny day – or rather, series of days … Continue reading

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Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters (2002)

          This book came to me from Scotland, sent to me by a good friend who participated in the 2011 World Book Night and remembered how much I love books (and receiving presents!). Though I had a few misgivings, … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen (2010)

     Welcome to Mullaby, North Carolina, a town where the air is permanently sweet with hickory smoke and fairy-tale folk walk the streets: there’s an elderly giant, shy and lonely, and a young girl to whom the scent of baking … Continue reading

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