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Book Review - Street fight in Naples by Peter Robb
Street fight in Naples : a book of art and insurrection  by Peter Robb Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2010             ISBN 9781741754124 Peter Robb is a unique voice in Australian letters. From his first book Midnight in Sicily , he has delved into odd corners of ...

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Book Review - The Secret River by Kate Grenville
The Secret River  by Kate Grenville Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2005                         ISBN 1920885757 I kept reading this book waiting for it to "take off": it never did. I picked it up as I'd never read Kate Grenville - an award-winning writer - and...

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Book Review - Dispatches by Michael Herr
Dispatches  by Michael Herr New York: Vintage International, 1991 (first published 1977)  ISBN 9780679735250 Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, we've all been there.  When Michael Herr wrote those words to end this classic book of reportage, I imagine he little thoug...

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Book Review - Culture of Complaint by Robert Hughes
Culture of complaint  by Robert Hughes London: Harvill, 1994                                       ISBN 0002730022 When this book was released in the early 1990s, during the height of the "cultural wars" of that time, it made quite a splash. Now, nearly twe...

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Book Review - A primer of English Versification by James McAuley
A primer of English versification  by James McAuley Sydney: Sydney University Press, 1967 James McAuley's reputation has suffered many slings and arrows over the years, some of which are undeserved. Most famously remembered as being one half of the Ern Mall...

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Book Review - Kennedy of Cape York by Edgar Beale
Kennedy of Cape York  by Edgar Beale Adelaide: Rigby, 1977 The story of the exploration of Australia by its white settlers is a truly fascinating one. There are tales of heroism, foolishness, endurance, luck (both good and bad) and first contact with Indige...

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Book Review - The Immoralist by Andre Gide
The Immoralist  by Andre Gide , translated by Dorothy Bussy Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1960      (Many editions extant) It's not often a book leaves me completely at a loss. The Immoralist is one of those books. Gide is someone I've obviously heard of, but thi...

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Book Review - Gallipoli by Alan Moorehead
Gallipoli   by Alan Moorehead London: Aurum, 2007 (first published 1956)           ISBN 9781845132392 It's appropriate on this day of all days that this is the book I'm reviewing. One hundred and two years ago, at dawn on 25 April 1915, the Australian and N...

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Book Review - The death of Lorca by Ian Gibson
The death of Lorca  by Ian Gibson London: W.H. Allen, 1973          ISBN: 0491010400 In days when even the spokesman for the US President forgets the history of World War II in claiming that Hitler didn't kill his own countrymen with chemical weapons, what ...

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Book Review - Silence a Christian history by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Silence : a Christian history  by Diarmaid MacCulloch New York : Viking, 2013                     ISBN 9780670025565 This book was not what I expected it to be... it was much more. Picked up on a bargains table at my favourite bookstore, in its handsome dus...
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