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Jill Roe, Miles Franklin: A Short Biography

Jill Roe, Miles Franklin: A Short Biography HarperCollins Australia (Fourth Estate), 417 pp., ISBN: 9781460755792, p/bk, AUS$32.99   The first edition of the late Jill Roe’s award-winning work Stella Miles Franklin: A Biography was published in 2008. A decade...

Jamelle Wells, The Court Reporter 

Jamelle Wells, The Court Reporter  HarperCollins Australia (ABC Books), 309 pp., ISBN: 9780733337888, p/bk, AUS$32.99  The Court Reporter (2018), described by the publishers as “a tough and fearless journalist’s memoir that looks at the cases that have shocked, moved...

Tanya Bretherton, The Suitcase Baby

Tanya Bretherton, The Suitcase Baby, Hachette Australia, 2018, ISBN 978-0-7336-3922-7, pp 1-327 In November 1923, a small suitcase was found washed up and abandoned on the beautiful, picturesque, bushland shores of Athol Beach on the edge of Mosman. Inside was the...

Vanessa Berry, Mirror Sydney

Vanessa Berry, Mirror Sydney Giramondo Publishing, 2017, 304 pp, ISBN: 9781925336252, p/bk, RRP AUS$39.95 The very title of Mirror Sydney says a great deal about Vanessa Berry’s take on her hometown. It’s inspired by an aged photograph album found in an op shop,...

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