Tag Archives: historical fiction

Q&A with author Deborah O’Brien

Deborah O’Brien is an Australian writer and visual artist. She is the author of the bestselling Mr Chen’s Emporium, its sequel The Jade Widow, plus A Place of Her Own and The Trivia Man, as well as a dozen non-fiction … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rarest Thing

Title: The Rarest Thing Author: Deborah O’Brien Publication Date: November 2016 Publisher: Lomandra Press RRP – Limited Gift Edition Paperback: $29.99 RRP – Ebook: $14.99 Purchasing Info: ‘The Rarest Thing’ (signed gift edition paperback or ebook) is available direct from … Continue reading

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(Dis)Ability in Genre Fiction: A Small List

A few weeks back I asked my Facebook if they could recommend books to me which depicted protagonists with disability in genre fiction where the story wasn’t an ‘issues’ story (like Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) … Continue reading

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The Allure of Steampunk: An Interview with Richard Harland

A short while after the NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival I thought about interviewing a steampunk author to go with my posts on steampunk. Of course, I soon thought of steampunk author Richard Harland. I really enjoy his novels … Continue reading

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Easter Treat: An Interview with Kate Forsyth

Can you believe it? An interview with the great Kate just in time for Easter (and no I’m not talking about Australia’s favourite LOTR elven Queen). Kate has written a number of books for a wide range of genres and … Continue reading

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Romance in the spotlight: The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth, Random House Publishers, 2013. RRP $32.95 Australian. The Wild Girl is Kate’s second foray into the adult historical fiction and romance genre and, much like Bitter Greens, her experimentation does not disappoint. A romance story … Continue reading

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Genre Spotlight: Historical fiction, Nation Building Australia and Belinda Murrell’s The Forgotten Pearl

Belinda Murrell, The Forgotten Pearl, Random House Publishers, June 2012. RRP: $15.95 Australian. Western culture makes much of World War Two and with good reason- its scale was horrific, drawing civilians into war on an unprecedented scale and killing millions. … Continue reading

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