When she was a child, Gert used to tell her little brother stories about a place called Arrapamatta. These stories became the Denis Kodaly work The 1001 Nights Of Iarcus Oralto. The talk-back radio program was invented in Arrapamatta, as was the art of gaslighting. Continue reading Gaslighting
Regular readers of these pages may have read of my attempts in January of the last few years to read thirty books. That would amount to one book per day, with a day left over at the end of the month to perhaps finish reading an exceptionally long book. Continue reading The Great Read 2020: Half way there
Was it a drink or a medicine that was said to reach the parts others can’t reach?
Continue reading Hannelore Cayre: The Godmother
As all you literary types know, Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann was shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize and won the 2019 Goldsmiths Prize.
It is described in various places as, ‘ …1020 pages with 95% of the book made up of eight near endless sentences, ‘(The Guardian) ‘…a torrent of consciousness and intoxicating coziness…’ (Amazon) ‘a brave, unique, ambitious book…’ (Goodreads) Continue reading Mimi by Lucy Ellmann
Feast your eyes on Windjana Gorge in the Kimberley, West Australia Continue reading Here’s your New Year’s present