The People Smuggler by Robin De Crespigny is the biography of Ali Al Jenabi, known to some as a people smuggler (and condemned), he is known to others as the “Oskar Schindler of Asia” (and praised and revered). You may have heard of him as his name and case was heavily reported by the news and media. He […]
Cruising & cruise ships 2014 by Douglas Ward (Berlitz cruise guide series) This attractive book is a valuable tool for the fast increasing numbers of people who are enjoying cruising during their holidays. It is a great guide for both experienced long-time cruisers, and those planning their first venture on the seas. You will get […]
“Those of us who remain will gather atop the hill at midnight. We will bring kindling and we will co-operate in the building of a big fire. It will serve as illumination, and into it will be cast all the bones, herbs, and other ingredients we have been preparing all month to give ourselves an […]
22. Left Neglected – Lisa Genova. I was reminded of Lisa Genova recently when I read that her very successful novel Still Alice was going to be made into a movie. Still Alice is the story of a intelligent and successful professor who acquires early onset Alzheimers. The story is a powerful and moving account of […]
Alison Bechdel’s biography, in graphic novel form, contrasts her life with that of her father, Bruce. She considers if her father’s death was a suicide, and if so, was her coming out a causal factor in his death?
How’s that reading challenge working out for you all? Sweet? Here are the next 10 on my completed list, all of which I was reading back in May and June, so it’s past time to let you know what I thought about them, right? #81 Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer (Read 25/05/2014) Hear that dreadful […]
A New World That’s the theme of this year’s Children’s creative writing competition! And the fabulous prize is an iPad so put your thinking cap on and send us your story or poem using the theme ‘A New World’. Submit your entry at any Gold Coast Branch Library or email it to email@example.com by midnight […]