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Everything here speaks now as it did centuries ago, of illumination. Here the light penetrates directly to the soul, opens the door and windows of the heart, makes one naked, exposed, isolated in a metaphysical bliss which makes everything so clear ..Read more »
by Eoin Cameron
Desert boots, micro minis and winklepickers; Dusty, Ringo and ‘The Purple People Eater’; Easy Rider, Blow Up and Beach Blanket Bingo; stomps, cabarets and Woodstock; Gilligan’s Island, Graeme Kennedy and Homicide; kegs, nashos, the pill and student demos. Eoin Cameron recalls the ’60s in gory detail and with no insight what-so-ever, because…Read more »
Take a river journey in a small boat with Nick Burningham at the helm. Messing About in Earnest is a delightful blend of travel writing, history, geography and real-life adventure. Nick drifts down the Swan and Canning Rivers in his trusty boat called Earnest. His book takes the reader on the trip of a lifetime with whimsical and humorous stories…Read more »
Football champion Matt Tognolini said it in an interview — now the heat is on to deliver his best season yet. ‘This year I’m gunna burn.’ Greg Lukin can’t get it out of his head. Or his dream of making the AFL draft in four years time. Gunna burn, not gunna burn out, gunna burn. Read more »
by Alison Wright with illustrations by Larry Mitchell with photography by Victor France
Seventy kilometres off Australia’s west coast lie a series of barren-looking atolls called the Abrolhos Islands. The seasonal inhabitants of these islands came from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and, like many isolated communities, have developed close links. Working together as a community they have built schools, halls, churches and lifelong friendships…Read more »
The leap Greg took was quicker and higher than any he’d made going for a mark. If he’d taken air in a game, this time he took ozone. It was the most important jump he’d ever make. It saved his life. In this sequel to Killer Boots, footy is more than just a game, and the stakes are as high as they get. Read more »
Killer Boots, all right. They’d kicked some wicked goals, but Greg was worried. It’d kill him if he had to give them back, and if things went real bad, his mum would kill him too.
Greg lives for footy — playing and watching. Will this be his best season yet? Read more »
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Whisky Charlie Foxtrot Reading
Annabel Smith’s Whisky Charlie Foxtrot was shortlisted for the 2013 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The winner, Fish-Hair Woman was announced on Friday night. Here’s a reading Annabel prepared for her presentation at the Wheeler Centre award ceremony.