February 2016

Published a story 5th Feb 2016 11:20 AM

OUR society places enormous importance on appearance. How does that work if you’re a normal, intelligent kid who’s deformed from birth and as ugly as sin?

A book on being ugly - for kids

OUR society places enormous importance on appearance. How does that work if you’re a normal, intelligent kid who’s deformed from birth and as ugly as sin?

January 2016

Published a story 28th Jan 2016 3:26 PM

It was a planet of ancient civilisations, mysterious canals, strange yet familiar aliens – a place of unbounded imagination and adventure.

Forget Earth, there is great sci-fi reading on Mars

It was a planet of ancient civilisations, mysterious canals, strange yet familiar aliens – a place of unbounded imagination and adventure.

December 2015

Published a story 27th Dec 2015 7:15 AM

THERE were only a few minutes left of the 1970s.

A vow to be stoned as the new century rolled in

THERE were only a few minutes left of the 1970s.

Published a story 5th Dec 2015 12:54 PM

WHO was Harold Lasseter?

BOOK REVIEW: Lasseter's Gold

WHO was Harold Lasseter?

November 2015

Published a story 20th Nov 2015 9:49 PM

PAT Davern knows a good yarn when he hears one. Even when it involves a pink and purple-spotted elephant named Alexander.

Grinspoon guitarist finds his groove in children's books

PAT Davern knows a good yarn when he hears one. Even when it involves a pink and purple-spotted elephant named Alexander.

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Published a story 17th Nov 2015 11:04 AM

Alphabet books are our first doorway into understanding written language, decoding the relationship between letters on a page and objects in our world.

Review: A is not for apple any more

Alphabet books are our first doorway into understanding written language, decoding the relationship between letters on a page and objects in our world.

Published a story 17th Nov 2015 9:57 AM

THIS book is pitched as a thriller – “a gripping novel from the author of The Name of the Rose”. It's not.

Review: Umberto Eco's Numero Zero doesn't add up

THIS book is pitched as a thriller – “a gripping novel from the author of The Name of the Rose”. It's not.

October 2015

Published a story 28th Oct 2015 10:05 AM

A book called No Mercy: True Stories of Disaster, Survival and Brutality, researched the deeds of people trying to survive in extreme circumstances.

Why refugee policies could kill us all

A book called No Mercy: True Stories of Disaster, Survival and Brutality, researched the deeds of people trying to survive in extreme circumstances.

Published a story 13th Oct 2015 1:18 PM

THE best deal I ever got at a garage sale was when I bought the restaurant down the road. Well, lots of the restaurant anyway. And an ape.

Gorillas and goodies: How to snag a garage sale bargain

THE best deal I ever got at a garage sale was when I bought the restaurant down the road. Well, lots of the restaurant anyway. And an ape.

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