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Posts from the ‘Books’ category

Writers retreat to hotels

Short stories are a great read when you’re passing through somewhere and don’t have a lot of time to devote to a long novel or just…


The Secret River

When a book is adapted for the stage or screen, the impact of the words is often lost. This is not the case with the Sydney…


The mystery of Agatha Christie

Despite being a huge crime fiction fan, it had been many years since I’d read an Agatha Christie novel. That changed on a visit to Devon,…


Feeling literary

Best-selling Australian author Graeme Simsion was kind enough to sign his second book, The Rosie Effect, for me last night. It was the second time I’d…

book sculpture

Blogging about books

Books have been one of my passions since I was a child. My ever-growing collection of books still includes some of my childhood favourites. My reading tastes…


A Glass Half Full (the book)

First, there was the blog…now there’s a book.  When I was putting together a collection of my travel stories in book form, I couldn’t decide on…


Goodbye Frommer’s, I’ll miss you

After more than a decade of writing for the US-based guide book company Frommer’s, I learned this week that the popular titles that have accompanied travellers…