A Room Made Of Leaves by Kate Grenville

When I was in high school, in Sydney, every class at some point was taken on a day trip to Elizabeth Macarthur's farm, to learn all about the history of the colony days and how the country was built "on the sheep's back", that is, it's first export would be wool. When Australia was being …

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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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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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