Issue 8

LADIES IN THE PALACE OF THE LIONS

2019-12-18T13:17:07+11:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

The Unfinished Palazzo – Love, Life and Art in Venice by Judith Mackrell  Reviewed by Anne Henderson THAMES & HUDSON, 2017 ISBN-10: 0500518661 ISBN-13: 9780500518663 RRP $45 (hb) The lives of three striking, but very different, women are the flesh of Judith Mackrell’s The Unfinished Palazzo; the building - Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal - [...]

A LIBERAL LIFE

2019-12-18T13:25:44+11:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

The Enigmatic Mr Deakin By Judith Brett Reviewed by Anne Henderson Text Publishing Melbourne, 2017 ISBN: 9781925498660, 9781925410884 RRP $49.99 (hb) For those who have tried to link Australia’s second prime minister Alfred Deakin to the ethos or traditions of the Liberal Party of Robert Menzies, I would recommend they read Judith Brett’s just released The [...]

STRONG PERFORMANCES IN BARELY CONNECTED SCENES

2019-12-18T11:32:40+11:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Film, Review|Tags: |

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Reviewed by Paige Hally Directed by Martin McDonagh Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) is a divorced mother grieving the murder of her teenage daughter. Blaming the local police force for making no progress in the investigation, she rents three abandoned billboards and posts messages [...]

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL – DOCUMENTS FROM THE FRONT

2019-12-18T13:29:30+11:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Pompey Elliott at War, in his own words by Ross McMullin Reviewed by Paul Henderson Scribe Publications, 2017 ISBN (13):9781925322415 RRP $59.99 (hb) Ross McMullin wrote an award-winning biography entitled Pompey Elliott in 2002. Fifteen years later, he has now written Pompey Elliott At War, in his own words.  This is a very comprehensive set [...]

CULTURAL ILLS

2019-12-18T13:27:04+11:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Culture at Crisis Point by Giles Auty Reviewed by Ida Lichter Publisher: Connor Court Publishing, 2016 ISBN: 9781925501247 RRP $29.95 British-born Giles Auty was a professional painter who lived in the artist colony of West Cornwall for many years before he took up art criticism. Culture at Crisis Point is a compilation of 50 of [...]

TONY JONES RE-RUNS THE LEFT’S 1970s SECTARIAN ATTACK ON CROATIAN AUSTRALIANS

2019-12-18T13:25:48+11:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

The Twentieth Man By Tony Jones Reviewed by Gerard Henderson Publisher: Allen & Unwin ISBN: 9781760295004 RRP: $32.99 ABC TV celebrity Tony Jones has written his first book – The Twentieth Man.  The title derives from a story of 20 young Croatian Australians who, some half a century ago, went to (then) Yugoslavia to take part [...]

THE SELF-IMPORTANT STORY OF AN ALIENATED FORMER CATHOLIC PRIEST

2019-12-18T13:27:07+11:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Gay with God: The life and times of a turbulent priest By Julian Punch Reviewed by Gerard Henderson Publisher: Red Planet Print Management, 2017 ISBN:  9780648099604 RRP: $ 34.99  Question: How does the first time author of a self-published book get to do a 30 minute interview with Jane Hutcheon on the ABC TV One Plus [...]