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Martin On the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award Winner, Christian White

I read Melbourne author Christian White’s DECAY THEORY in a day, a night and a morning. I was absolutely enthralled; my family didn’t get a look-in. Christian writes with a kind of magic, and I was under his spell from the very first page.

2017-08-11T10:50:42+00:00 June 15th, 2017|

Meet Our Younger Readers Senior Editor, Davina Bell.

It sounds ridiculous, but I didn’t realise until pretty late in life that books were made by people or that you could work as part of that world. But one of my earliest memories is reading The Pokey Little Puppy on my mum’s lap, squished into her brown 70s rocking chair, which we used to do a lot.

2017-05-18T09:54:45+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

Top tips for becoming a wicked stepmum

If one in five Australian families are blended, then there must have been plenty of people like Kelly Chandler who fell in love and then ended up with an instant family.

2017-05-12T14:59:06+00:00 May 8th, 2017|

Martin on the joy of kids books

It’s especially satisfying because one of my girls was a reluctant and not-very-confident reader this time last year. Last night, and here’s the reason for my indulgent post, we had ‘a moment’.

2017-04-28T14:39:45+00:00 April 28th, 2017|

An Italian Recipe for Repose

Repose. Tendrils of longing, right to the ends of my fingertips, straight to the depths of my heart. I had been craving it for years, and there it was, in a farmhouse in Italy.

2017-04-21T16:56:32+00:00 April 21st, 2017|
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