December 2022

Dymocks Book of the Year 2022

Dymocks Book of the Year 2022 London-based American writer Bonnie Garmus’s Lessons in Chemistry (Doubleday) has been named Dymocks Book of the Year for 2022. Set in the early 1960s, Garmus’s debut novel follows chemist Elizabeth Zott, who works with an all-male team at Hastings Research Institute who all have a very unscientific view of equality. Except

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Headcase by Jack Heath

Reviewed by Rod McLary ‘Headcase’ is defined by the Urban Dictionary as ‘a crazy, nutty, eccentric person’.  Readers of the Hangman series by Jack Heath and are familiar with the series’ protagonist Timothy Blake would immediately agree that word perfectly describes him.  However, the single use of ‘headcase’ in the novel appears almost at the

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ABC of Australian Cricket by Ken Piesse

Reviewed by Richard Tutin Cricket is much more than just a game that we watch. To some it’s a way of life. In the ABC of Australian Cricket Ken Piesse tells some of the stories, real and apocryphal, that demonstrate the love and passion that cricket lovers have for their favourite game. These stories have

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