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THE 12 BOOKS OF CHRISTMAS

“The universe is made up of stories, not of atoms” – Muriel Rukeyser, American poet and political activist In the spirit of season, here are Twelve Books for Christmas for the children in your lives—from the Santa-believers to the scientists, the fantasists to the crafty, and the lovers of adventure whatever their ages.   PRE …

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LUST IN THE DUST

Australia’s love affair with the outback has been the stuff of storytelling since Europeans first arrived. It captures our imagination – its harshness, its beauty, its riches and its challenges. All of this is ingrained in the Australian psyche. It is a part of our collective memory and has inspired tale peddlers from Banjo Paterson, …

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the yearning

THE BEST BOOKS OF 2013

2013 has been a year of many great books. Some, but not all, of which have ended up on The Bookshelf. Here are the numbers: Books Reviewed: 75 (over a quarter were written by Australian authors and 84% were written by women) Overall mentioned*: 213 books (over a third were written by Australian authors and …

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