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Gabrielle Gardner
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The Water Diviner
Sometimes known as dowsing , the art of locating underground
water with the aid of a divining rod has been subjected to scepticism, disbelief and often ridicule over the
years. I listened a few years ago to some scathing Melbourne shock-jock enjoy
himself o...

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Change of Plans
I'm not much of a traveller. Three weeks away and I get small niggles of wanting to come home. I occasionally have fleeting fantasies about heading off for months on end to see all of Australia but I don't think I'd last long. I'm a nester. Books, cooking f...

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Would you read this for me please?
I'm so reluctant to ask this question. The reasons to refrain from doing so multiply the longer I wait. "I can't ask X because... He/she is so busy  It's not ready to be seen yet What if he/she hates it and is too polite to say? He/she writes very different...

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Love the Kimberley
Love the Kimberley * This is not about reading, writing, or dogs but it is about storytelling and it answers a question people have asked over the years about the photo attached to my Twitter site. In Praise of Tours A few years back we had a bit of a walkf...

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The Books We Leave Behind
Today, on Twitter (no, it's not all for trolls and airheads) I was alerted to this article in The Australian, an exquisitely beautiful piece by bookseller  Michelle Coxall that resonated with me and got me thinking about the books that form such a crucial p...
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