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Intelligent, Suspenseful: Read an Extract from The Accusation by Wendy James

May 21, 2019

Start reading now Wednesday 1st August, 2018. In the early hours of the morning, a dairy farmer discovers a teenage girl in a disused hut on his property, just outside the sleepy little town of Enfield Wash in regional New South Wales. The girl is wearing nothing more than a pair of thin, ill-fitting pyjamas, […] - Read more


More Than a List: How a Children’s Book List Can Be a Walk Down Memory Lane

We all have our favourite children’s books – those we loved as youngsters and those we have shared with our own children. What’s your favourite children’s book, the one embedded in your heart for all time? Booklovers and booklists go hand-in-hand. There is great pleasure in working your way through a list, acknowledging the books […] - Read more


Quote Me: A Tribute to Author Quotes… By Someone Who Learned How to Use Them Growing Up

I love a good author quote. While books were my education, authors and playwrights, with their wise and often witty one-liners, were my teachers. I grew up in the olden days, before the internet, and back then, as dinosaurs roamed free, quotation books were popular. We had one in our home and I’d spend hours […] - Read more


Bookish News: Loner, Crowdfunding, and Hollywood at the Library

The big news this week includes an exciting new launch, ambassador book covers, a Loner, and a crowdfunding campaign. Hollywood Here We Come To celebrate Library and Information Week 2019, Civica, in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), is today launching the 2019 Civica Libraries Index; a comprehensive list of Australia and New Zealand’s most borrowed library books. […] - Read more

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Unputdownable Read: Review of The Accusation by Wendy James

Wednesday 1st August, 2018. In the early hours of the morning, a dairy farmer discovers a teenage girl in a disused hut on his property, just outside the sleepy little town of Enfield Wash in regional New South Wales. The girl is wearing nothing more than a pair of thin, ill-fitting pyjamas, and she’s unconscious. […] - Read more


Charming, Funny, Heartfelt: Read an Extract from The Sparkle Pages by Meg Bignell

Start reading now The Sparkle Pages is the story of one woman’s attempt to rediscover the passion in her marriage to an oft absent husband in a life full of ‘to do’ lists, smeared table tops and missing socks. Often hilarious and deeply touching, it’s one of the most anticipated Australian debuts of the year and […] - Read more


Hilarious and Heartbreaking: Review of The Sparkle Pages by Meg Bignell

May 20, 2019

The Sparkle Pages is the story of one woman’s attempt to rediscover the passion in her marriage to an oft absent husband in a life full of ‘to do’ lists, smeared table tops and missing socks. Often hilarious and deeply touching, it’s one of the most anticipated Australian debuts of the year and not only […] - Read more


Books on Wheels: What Moves at 100 Kilometres an Hour and is Filled with Books?

Modern mobile libraries! With the help of mobile libraries, rural and remote communities are able to enjoy the joys of reading no matter where they live. All over Australia, people are borrowing books from mobile libraries. Currently there are 78 mobile libraries operating across Australia. These books on wheels services make significant economic, educational, social […] - Read more


To Discard it Would be Rude: Meg Bignell, Author of The Sparkle Pages, Writes About Her Attachment to Her First Library Card

About the author: Meg Bignell was a nurse and a weather presenter on the telly before she surrendered to a persistent desire to write. Since then she has been writing almost every day – bits and pieces here and there, either to earn a crust, to get something off her chest or to entertain herself. […] - Read more