Remember Me by Liz Byrski

Courtesy Fremantle Press For anyone who has ever been in love then had their heart broken, Australian author Liz Byrski’s memoir of love found and love lost will strike a chord. Remember Me At the age of 17, reknown author Liz Byrski (then Liz Beard) is living at home in Sussex and working in London when she meets and falls instantly in ...

Trip of a Lifetime by Liz Byrski

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Courtesy Pan Macmillan When a female politician is shot as she leaves her workplace, her life and the lives of the people closest to her are blown apart. Heather Delaney survives the shooting but it is the repercussions of the crime that is the real story behind Liz Byrski’s fourth novel Trip of a Lifetime. Trip of a Lifetime The tension builds when ...

Fire by Delys Bird

Fire: a collection of stories, poems and visual images Edited by Delys Bird "A superb and necessary anthology of literature, images and commentary on our relationship to fire in its many manifestations. The works collected here are confronting, challenging, vital and also healing. We witness the destructive effects of fire, but also the visionary and pragmatic role ...

PERFECT PASSAGE OF PROSE…from a book I have read

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Courtesy Hodder Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs, page 273 Natalie and I are in the mangy TV room watching The Love Boat.  We’ve dragged the wing chairs up on either side of the Christmas tree and are reaching over to pick through its branches in pursuit of any candy canes that remain. Most of them have ...

Last Chance Café by Liz Byrski

Western Australian author Liz Byrski’s new novel Last Chance Café looks at growing old in a new light.   We are a society obsessed with staying young and beautiful and rarely does literature tackle the right to grow old and enjoy the process. A round of applause for Byrski.   The book is filled with some wonderful characters and ...