Issue 10

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY’S HALF CENTURY – SOME FINE REFLECTIONS ALONG WITH HISTORICAL HOWLERS AND CHARACTER ASSASSINATION OF THE DEAD

2019-12-18T13:21:27+11:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

From the Paddock to the Agora: Fifty Years of La Trobe University Publisher: La Trobe University Press in association with Black Inc, 2017) ISBN:  9781863959148 RRP: $49.99  Reviewed by Gerard Henderson La Trobe University, main campus at the Melbourne northern suburb of Bundoora, was launched on 8 March 1967.  It was Victoria’s third university – [...]

WALKING THE DOGS

2019-12-18T13:21:36+11:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

(Definitely) The Best Dogs Of All Time by Jadan Carroll, illustrations by Molly Dyson. Scribe, 2018 ISBN (13):9781925713510 RRP $24.99 (hb) **** Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are by C J Frick, illustrations by Liza Donnelly Nero Books, 2018 ISBN: 9781760641023 RRP $19.99 (hb) **** Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff Bloomsbury, 2018 ISBN 1101980907 [...]

EMPRESS QUEEN, WIFE AND MOTHER

2019-12-18T13:21:37+11:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Victoria The Queen by Julia Baird HarperCollins Publishers 2016 ISBN: 9780732295691 ISBN 10: 0732295696 RRP $49.99 (hb) Reviewed by Anne Henderson It has a glorious cover and at just under 700 pages is a long read. For all that, it is also a page turner. Julia Baird, in Victoria The Queen, has tackled a larger [...]

DOWN BUT NOT OUT IN RURAL AUSTRALIA

2019-12-18T13:21:42+11:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up by Gabrielle Chan Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd ISBN:  9780143789284 RRP: $34.99 Reviewed by Paul Henderson     Introduction The author of Rusted Off, Gabrielle Chan, has experienced to date a most interesting career. She and her husband have raised a family on a farm [...]

WHEN ROYAL MEANT ROYAL – THE (NOT SO) DIVINE RIGHTS OF A PRINCESS

2019-12-18T13:21:46+11:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Ma’am Darling – 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret By Craig Brown 4th Estate London 2017 ISBN: 0008203636 ISBN 10: 9780008203634 RRP 22.99 (pb) Reviewed by Anne Henderson It helps to be a fan of Britain’s Private Eye to enjoy and fully appreciate what Craig Brown, the satirist who created “The Diary” for Private Eye, has [...]