Archive for September, 2017

On the bookshelves: October 2017

September 28, 2017
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New releases coming in October. FICTION The Necessary Angel, by C K Stead: A novel that takes you to the heart of contemporary Paris and into a world of books (Allen & Unwin, RRP $37). The Last Hours, by Minette Walters: For most, the Black Death is the end. For a brave few, it heralds...

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Here’s my 2 cents worth …

September 27, 2017
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Here’s my 2 cents worth …

My first trip the America was a baffling experience when it came to the money: what’s up with those coins? The Aussie ones are bad enough, with the $2 coin being so much smaller than the $1, but the Americans have inflicted us with a 5c coin that’s bigger than the 10c, and terminology...

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Dubai not always so glitzy

September 12, 2017
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Dubai not always so glitzy

Killing Time: An Innocent Man Locked Up In Dubai’s Most Notorious Prison, By Karl Williams (Macmillan, RRP $35): Dubai is known for its luxury and excess, but scratch the surface and you’ll find the glitzy tourist destination isn’t quite so bright and shiny. The laws in Dubai are much more strict than in the West,...

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