Monthly Archives: June 2011

>It’s never too late to bring them back!

>Camden Library has had a first edition copy of Charles Darwin’s Insectivorous Plants returned 122 years after it was borrowed on the 30th January 1889. Apparently the book (which presumably is pretty valuable now) had been in the private collection … Continue reading

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>Miles Franklin Literary Award Winner

> That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott was announced as the 2011 winner of the Miles Franklin literary award last night. The award is worth $50,000 in prize money. That Deadman Dance is a historical novel telling the story of … Continue reading

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>International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award Winner

> The International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award is the largest (€100,000 = approx. AUD$138,400) and most international prize of its kind; it is open to books written in any language and the nominations came from public libraries in 126 cities … Continue reading

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>Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

> I love History, fiction and non-fiction, and I love Andrea Levy so it’s great to read that she’s won the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for her latest novel, The Long Song. The judging paneldescribed The Long Song, … Continue reading

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>Alisons Picks – June 2011

> Bill BrysonAt Home: a short history of private life Gregory DayThe Grand Hotel Jason WebsterDuende: a journey in search of flamenco Delia FalconerSydney Joanna TrollopeDaughters-in-law

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>Indelible Ink

> AUTHOR: Fiona McGregorPUBLICATION DATE: 2010No PAGES: 452 ppTIME PERIOD: ContemporaryGEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Sydney, AustraliaCATEGORY: Australian fictionPLOT SUMMARY:The grownup children – Clark, Blanche and Leon – have gathered at the ritzy harbourside family home to celebrate their mother’s fifty-ninth birthday. Marie … Continue reading

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