It was the man from Ironbark who struck the Sydney town, He wandered over street and park, he wandered up and down. He loitered here, he loitered there, till he was like to drop, Until at last in sheer despair… Read More ›
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This bloody town’s a bloody cuss, No bloody tram, no bloody bus, And no one cares for bloody us, Oh, bloody bloody bloody! The bloody roads are bloody bad, The bloody folks are bloody mad, They even say — You… Read More ›
Opening Sentence:Crabs is very neat in everything he does. Synopsis:A landmark in contemporary Australian literature, The Fat Man in History brought early acclaim to Peter Carey for his brilliant and ingenious fiction. These twelve stories introduce visionary landscapes of intense… Read More ›
Opening Sentence:“I wish something would happen!” Synopsis:‘I wish something would happen!’ said Rachel. ‘Something interesting!’ Afterwards, she would remember what she’d said and how she’d felt that rainy Saturday morning, and she would think: ‘That was really the beginning.’ And… Read More ›
Shamelessly pinched (with permission) from a friend’s blog: You Know you’re Australian When………… 1. You’re familiar with Neighbours, Home and Away, Playschool, A Country Practice, Norman Gunston, Barry Humphries, Blue Heelers, Ray Martin, Bert Newton, Lisa McCune, Jon Burgess, Number… Read More ›
Synopsis:In this moving and compelling collection of stories, bestselling author Barbara Holborrow tells of the good, the bad and the inevitable outcomes for so many of the kids she saw in her capacity as a children’s magistrate. There are stories… Read More ›
Synopsis:Earth has been destroyed, and the natural order of things destroyed with it. What little that remains of humanity is caught between the Spinners and the Starfish, unsure whether to run, hide, fight back. None of the options is particularly… Read More ›