The Plantation by Di Morrissey

Courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australian author Di Morrissey’s novel The Plantation is a family saga set amongst the rubber plantations of Malaysia pre- and post-World War II. Morrissey is well-renown for writing about Australians at home in their native country and abroad, and in true Morrissey style, The Plantation crisscrosses between modern-day Malaysia, the time before and during the war and independence when the ...

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

What a hoot this British classic is! First published in 1932, I can’t believe it has taken me so long to discover. If you love things like the “Vicar of Dibley” then you will love this novel. First published in 1932, Cold Comfort Farm is a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of a city girl’s visit to her quirky ...