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This year's Man Booker Prize winner is a really good read. Set in the 1860s Gold Rush era on the west coast of New Zealand it is a rollicking good tale of romance, murder , intrigue and deception. The main characters are many but all are flawed in some way which contibutes to the way the story develops as they become embroiled…Continue
Started by Lindach in Fiction A-Z (General) Nov 21.
Dr Stephen Briers is a British clinical psychologist who has taken a good long hard look at the self help industry and blown it apart. His argument is that the various self help philosophies are making us anxious. Anxious that how we are now is just not good enough, that we should be striving for perfection, that if we just visualise things hard enough we can all be rich and famous and that we all have needs that 'need' to be met by our partners. Not only are these myths making us anxious and…Continue
Started by Jane B in Non-fiction Nov 8.
This is a sad indictment of the misogynistic society that Australia still is in the 21st century. I read with horror the statistics that show that we have regressed from the heady days of the 1980's when women thought they could 'have it all' into a society where women are still not given equal pay for equal work and of the inequality of women's lifetime earning prospects as compared to men's. To quote one example p.53 'A report released in October 2012 showed that a 25 year old woman with…Continue
The Sydney Writers' BLUE BOOK is for writers in and around Sydney.Already we have several writers from Manly Writers Group to be published in the BLUE BOOK, but would like to invite the Mosman Readers to be involved. Sydney%20Blue%20Book.pdfPlease see attached which should answer some of your questions. Happy to clarify…Continue
Started by Robert Salisbury in Short Stories Oct 29.