My Reading – March 2022

Vandemonians, the repressed history of colonial Victoria by Janet McCalman‘Me name’s Miles; Ellen Miles,’ remarked an old woman at the City Court yesterday. Spinning Tops and Gumdrops, a portrait of colonial childhood by Edwin BarnardThis book tells the story of the six generations of children, the offspring and descendants of convicts and settlers who grew … Continue reading My Reading – March 2022

My Reading – February 2022

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer A gentleman was strolling down a side street in Paris, on his way back from the house of one Madame de Verchoureux. He walked mincingly, for the red heels of his shoes were very high. Saturdee by Norman Lindsay 'Pet-er!' called a voice, in that rising inflection which commands … Continue reading My Reading – February 2022

My Reading – December 2021

Hell Ship: The True Story of the Plague Ship Triconderoga, One of the Most Calamitous Voyages in Australia's History by Michael VeitchThere is only one known image of my great-great-grandfather, Dr James William Henry Veitch. The Imitator by Rebecca StarfordEvelyn spotted Stephen across the busy road. A Royal Affair by Alison Montclair'Men find me intimidating,' … Continue reading My Reading – December 2021

My Reading – September 2021

Private Prosecution by Lisa Ellery I liked what I saw. Revenge in Rubies by AM Stuart "...Beneath the floor of a cellar in...Hilldrop crescent, Camden-road the mutilated and battered body of a woman which had been buried in quicklime was found." The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey Purveen Mistry sighed, adjusting her hat on her … Continue reading My Reading – September 2021

My Reading – August 2021

A Just Equinox by James McQueenSick, sick...This terrible aversion, revulsion ... but the compelling need to take enough to stop the sickness the numb tingling shaking deathliness creeping rising up taking hold... The Work of Art by Mimi MatthewsCaptain Arthur Heywood had never seen such an ill-mannered assortment of canines in his life. Workhouse Waif … Continue reading My Reading – August 2021