Loner by Georgina Young

The title of this book is kind of a pun, because the main character is a nineteen year old girl called Lona, and she is an introvert who has dropped out of studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She doesn't really know why she's dropped out and, amusingly, she's in the habit of sneaking …

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The Silence by Susan Allot

I read this in one sitting. The Silence has a strong opening chapter. We meet Isla, a woman struggling with alcoholism living in London in the late 90's, when she gets a call from her father in Sydney, Australia, asking her to come home. He's being investigated for the murder of a woman who lived …

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Summer with Macabella Spread: New Recipes with Chocolate Macadamia

You guys probably know that I love Macabella Spread, so when the lovely people there got in touch with me and asked me if I'd like to be part of their Summer campaign, I said I'd love to. Macabella is a macadamia nut and Belgian chocolate spread that you can have on toast, use in …

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My life as a writer and blogger…and why I hate the phrase “you’re so lucky”.

Every now and then people will wrinkle an eye brow at me and ask about my accent. They usually guess Canadian, but I'm Australian. It's almost always followed up with questions about why I'm crazy enough to have moved from paradise to London... A week or two ago I wrote a bit about how I …

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