Liesmith

Liesmith by Alis Franklin 0

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The Wyrd : book 1 Read an excerpt Sigmund Sussman works in I.T support, answering questions usually with the advice to “switch if off and then switch it back on again”. He lives at home with his Dad, his mother died...

The Babadook written & dir. by Jennifer Kent 1

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Samuel’s father died driving his mother to the hospital the day Samuel was born. Ever since it has just been Samuel (Noah Wiseman) and Amelia (Essie Davis). And life isn’t easy. Amelia tries her best, but single parenthood is not joke,...

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The Far Country by

In Australia Jane and Jack Dorman own a prosperous sheep farm, or station. For the past few years most of the money they earned has gone to pay off loans and debts, but now, for the first time the wool money...

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A town like Alice by

In post World War II England Jean Paget is tracked down by a solicitor. She is the only surviving member of a client of his, and so stands to inherit his wealth. But because the client didn’t trust single women to...

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Significant Dust by

Vanessa works in a roadhouse in an isolated part of Australia. When we first meet her we don’t know why exactly she’s out there, she says she just wants to save some money and then maybe travel. That isn’t all the...

The light between the oceans

The light between oceans by

Tom Sherbourne has come back to Australia from World War I. Like many soldiers he has brought many demons back with him. He cannot understand why he survived when so many did. Estranged from his father and brother before he went...

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Bajazzle by

Okay, do you remember when I “reviewed” The Isles of the sun and I said that I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts on it? Well that goes double for this story. I really liked it. Was a bit squicked out...

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The isles of the sun by

one of the stories in Cracklescape One evening when all the other children have gone home for their dinners Elric sees something. Someones. He calls them pharaohs, for lack of a better word, and because they are tall and thin. And...

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The Duchess Dresser by

one of the stories in Cracklescape Tanner found an abandoned dresser on the street, thought it would be an addition to his room, and so took it home. But he may have gotten more than he bargained for. First the handle...

The best thing - Margo Lanagan

The best thing by

Mel is not having a good year at school. Her friends have turned on her, and her boyfriend one day stopped talking to her, became her ex over night and hasn’t spoken to her in weeks. But she does have Pug....

Tongues of Serpents

Tongues of Serpents by

ISBN: 9780007256778 book 6 in the Temeraire series There were few streets in the main port of Sydney which deserved the name, besides the one main thoroughfare, and even that bare packed dirt, lined only with a handful of small and...

Touching earth lightly

Touching earth lightly by

ISBN: 1864488239 “I’ve got to get our of that house.” Janey looked almost small, walking past these angled girders. Growing up is hard. Even when you have encouraging responsibly parents, like Chloe. When you don’t, when your parents are like Janey’s,...