September 2016

The Art of Movement by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory

Reviewed by Ian Lipke   Picture if you will a young girl, perhaps fourteen years of age, who has been trained in dance since she was four years old. A girl who sees her career as a dancer. For ten years this vocation has been the only one to bind her body and soul, the

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Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

Reviewed by Ian Lipke Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks is a more than competent look at the undercurrents that swirl around the participants in a marriage that is foundering. It takes a certain personality to write successfully about such a topic. It takes a very skilled writer to ‘pull it off’. The person has

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Review of Mick: A life of Randolph Stow by Suzanne Falkiner

Reviewed by Sue Bond Randolph Stow had an extraordinary mind, imagination and curiosity. By the age of twenty-one he had completed a Bachelor degree in English and French, largely with distinction, written three novels and published thirty-five poems. He had been broadcast by the ABC, written several plays and other poems which were discarded, won

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Review of Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Reviewed by Ian Lipke Having read almost every detective yarn Agatha Christie ever wrote and followed Poirot with some dismay and Miss Jane Marple with delight, I was thrilled to discover Anthony Horowitz’s new book. This man is a legend in Television Land where he is the undisputed king of both the Midsomer Murders and

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The Family Secret by Fiona Palmer

Reviewed by Ian Lipke Fiona Palmer’s new book contains the heart-warming, life-affirming atmosphere we have come to know from her previous novel, The Saddler Boys. Set in a rural environment the novel tells the story of rural ambassador Kim Richards who contributes a great deal to her community but who, beneath the surface, feels abandoned

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