October 2018

My Polar Dream by Jade Hameister

Reviewed by Norrie Sanders At the age of fourteen, Jade Hameister hatched a simple plan: to ski to the north and south poles and across Greenland. In these days of bucket lists and helicopters, it all sounds simple. But Australian schoolgirl Jade set the bar pretty high. Each trip was to be unsupported and unassisted

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Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths by Eddie Woo

Reviewed by E.B. Heath Poetry is the art of calling the same things by different names.  Mathematics is the art of calling different things by the same name. Henri Poincaré Eddie Woo was recently named Australia’s Local Hero of the Year, and is one of the top ten teachers in the world.  Woo’s unique teaching

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The Honey Badger Guide to Life by Nick Cummins

Reviewed by Wendy Lipke The Honey Badger guide to Life by Nick Cummins, as the title, cover and author suggest, is a blokey book, so why did I, a female septuagenarian decide to see what this book was all about? I suppose it was the cover which on the front sports a formally attired Cummins

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Get Remarkably Organised by Lorraine Murphy

Reviewed by Antonella Townsend When a kind person sends you Lorraine Murphy’s latest book, Get Remarkably Organised, it is best to squash the urge to tell them to get remarkably lost.   A better strategy is to look around, maybe open a few cupboards and let the piling, spilling, messy, evidence speak for itself.   Another response

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