February 2017

Marlborough Man by Alan Carter

Reviewed by Ian Lipke “She’s alive, breathing, but only just. She’s on her side, hands cable tied behind her and a roll of electrical tape over her mouth,” – she has become caught up in the nightmare of Marlborough Man. And so the lives of those associated with Sergeant Nick Chester dice with danger as

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Landscapes: John Berger on Art by John Berger

Reviewed by Jill Art critic, novelist, painter and poet – the many facets of John Berger’s life and passions are revealed in Landscapes: John Berger on Art, a selection of his writings.  His lifelong passion for art underpins strong opinions.  He acknowledges the writers and others who influenced him, and entertains us with episodes from

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Coffin Road by Peter May

Reviewed by Jill Looking for intense, sustained mystery?  Here it is.  Peter May’s Coffin Road is a fitting title for a tale with twists and turns, blind corners and sometimes a dead end.  A man washes up on a beach, minus critical parts of his memory, but with enough remaining to find a ‘home’ that

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A Nature Guide to North Stradbroke Island, Minjerribah by Friends of Stradbroke Island

Reviewed by Julie Kearney North Stradbroke Island, affectionately known to many as Straddie or Minjerribah, has been a favourite holiday destination for south-east Queenslanders since the nineteenth century, when it first began attracting boating parties to its shores. Long before that, of course, it was regularly visited by indigenous mainlanders for similar purposes as well

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