Monthly Archives: October 2011

Double Entry is launched

So last night the incomparable Geordie Williamson launched my new book Double Entry with as many double entendres as it’s possible to squeeze from the words ‘double entry’. Because (as my publisher Jane Palfreyman pointed out) he comes from another … Continue reading

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Knights errant and the madness of a book addict: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Don Quixote is one of my favourite ever novels. I think everyone who loves fiction should read it – because it is the best story I know about the blur between life and fiction, and in the 21st century we … Continue reading

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Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville

Last Sunday morning I did something I haven’t done for years – lay in bed reading a book and didn’t move until I’d finished it. And then I went to lunch with friends giddy with the sort of ecstasy you … Continue reading

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Animal People by Charlotte Wood

Last night at Better Read than Dead in Sydney’s Newtown, writer Malcolm Knox launched Charlotte Wood‘s beautiful (inside and out) new novel Animal People. As Malcolm described it, Animal People tells the story of one crap day in an ordinary … Continue reading

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