The Rain Heron

Title: The Rain Heron Writer: Robbie Arnott Publishing House: Atlantic Books Date of Publication: July 2nd 2020 Rating: 5 stars ”But more curious than this was what they saw next: a huge heron, the colour of rain, suddenly emerging from the flood in a fast, steep flight, leaving not even a ripple on the water…

The Brides of Rollrock Island

Title: The Brides of Rollrock Island Writer: Margo Lanagan Publishing House: Knopf Books Date of Publication: January 1st 2009 Rating: 5 stars ‘’Rollrock is a lonely island of cliffs and storms, blunt fishermen and their fierce wives. Life is hard for the families who must wring a poor living from the stormy seas. But Rollrock is also a place of…

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Title:Picnic at Hanging Rock Writer: Joan Lindsay Publishing House: Vintage Digital Date of Publication:April 30th 2011 (first published 1967) Rating: 3 stars ”He reminded himself that he was in Australia: Australia, where anything might happen. In England everything had been done before: quite often by one’s own ancestors, over and over again.” Two years ago, I…

Springtime

Title: Springtime Writer: Michelle De Kretser Publishing House: Allen & Unwin Date of Publication: October 22nd 2014 Rating: 5 stars ‘’When I was small, going home past the forest at the end of the summer evening, I used to see shining people between the trees.’’ My first experience with Michelle De Kretser’s work was her atmospheric, tender historical novel…

The Good People

 Title: The Good People Writer: Hannah Kent Publishing House: Pan McMillan Date of Publication: September 27th 2016 Rating: 5 stars.                                                      “She was the gatekeeper at the edge of the world. The final human hymn…