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The Tongue of Slander. "The Life of Matthew Flinders" by Miriam Estensen and "The Navigators: The Great Race between Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin for the North–South Passage through Australia" by Klaus Toft. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2002-10)
Miriam Estensen’s "Life of Matthew Flinders" is a full-blown biography of Flinders. Klaus Toft’s The Navigators does not aspire to the same level of scholarship.
(Australian Book Review, 2002-12)
Halfway through "Matthew Flinders' Cat", the protagonist admits that, when writing, he finds it 'almost impossible to leave out what others might think of as superfluous detail. It was, he knew, self-indulgence.' Is this ...
The Darwin in the Detail. "Charles Darwin in Australia", by F.W. Nicholas and J.M. Nicholas. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2002-08)
Feisty Times. "Women on the Rocks: A Tale of Two Convicts" by Kristin Williamson. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-11)
Early Sydney has beguiled many writers, and the latest to succumb is Kristin Williamson. She has combined an interest in the Rocks area with a self-confessed ‘obsession with our feisty female forebears’, and has produced ...
The Scurrying World. "The Secret Cure" by Sue Woolfe. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-10)
In some ways, Sue Woolfe’s new novel, "The Secret Cure", deals with similar themes to her last novel, the award-winning "Leaning Towards Infinity" (1996). The central character of the novel is a young laboratory technician, ...
Batmania. "Bright Planet" by Peter Mews. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2004-05)
"Bright Planet" is a wry, laconic book; bold, entertaining and slightly mannered. Mews’s vocabulary is vivid and his epithets at times startlingly original. It is a kind of sustained exercise in bravado; Mews is playing ...
The Missing Captain. "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by Robert Holden. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-08)
The perils of a certain kind of historical writing are painfully demonstrated in "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea", billed as 'the life of Australian whaling captain, William Chamberlain: a tale of abduction, adventure and ...