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Shirley Hazzard’s CLIFFS OF FALL

“Elizabeth got used to the sound of her own laughter, which she had at first found faintly improper.” (From “Cliffs of Fall”.) Ugh, I hate reviewing Shirley Hazzard’s CLIFFS OF FALL. What words can be used to describe such beautiful, lyrical, bittersweet, intelligent writing? Better, surely, to just read the …

Blog: Finishing my first book for the AWWC2012

I’m cross-posting my first goodreads review for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012. I read Helen Garner’s THE SPARE ROOM in a couple of days, having left it on my ‘to read’ list for far too long. And, look, I admit up-front that I admired it more than I liked …

Blog: AWWC 2012, Item #1

Yesterday was Day One of the Australian Women Writers Challenge for 2012 – & the day I commenced with Helen Garner’s THE SPARE ROOM. I’ve been meaning to read this for a long while: I loved THE CHILDREN’S BACK in the eighties as a gritty & honest look at motherhood …

2012 Australian Women Writers Challenge

I’m taking the Australian Women Writers Challenge in 2012. Whatever your preference, whether you’re a fan of one genre or a devoted eclectic, the 2012 Australian Women Writers Book Reading & Reviewing Challenge invites you to celebrate a year encountering the best of Australian women’s writing. I’m a Dabbler (according …