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    • Going Exploring. [review] 

      Robson Kett, Margaret (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      This article is a review of various young adult non-fiction, including: Mary Malbunka, "When I was Little, Like You"; Jesse Martin with Jon Carnegie, "Dream On: The Journey of Kijana – Making it Happen"; John Nicholson, ...
    • Winter Reading. [review] 

      Stewart, Lolla (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      This article contains brief reviews of Gwenda Beed Davey and Graham Seal, "A Guide to Australian Folklore: From Ned Kelly to Aeroplane Jelly"; Miles Franklin, "Childhood at Brindabella", Hanifa Deen, "Caravanserai: Journey ...
    • A Quintet of Bestiaries. [review] 

      Robinson, Moira (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      This article is a review of various children’s picture books, including: Connah Brecon, "Sherlock Bones"; Gary Crew and Mark Wilson, "I Saw Nothing: The Extinction of the Thylacine", Libby Gleeson, illus. Ann James, "Shutting ...
    • The Wilder Shores. "James Gleeson: Drawings for Paintings" by Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan. [review] 

      Thomas, Daniel (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      Surrealism has a strong interest for a mass audience, and the deepest penetration into popular culture. When it was new, surrealism was quickly appropriated into commercial and advertising art. Today, commercial cinema is ...
    • An Arabesque Yes. "ode ode" by Michael Farrell. [review] 

      Edwards, Chris (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      It's easy to see why Michael Farrell already has something of a reputation as a stylist, though this is his first collection. Inventive, sharp-witted, entertaining and meticulously made, the poems in "ode ode" offer a ...
    • Loading the Dice. "Due Preparations for the Plague" by Janette Turner Hospital. [review] 

      Niall, Brenda (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      A novel by Janette Turner Hospital is an event. Although her new book comes with a disclaimer, suggesting that it should be read as a thriller, there will be high expectations. Even with its cumbersome title, for which the ...
    • Stitched Up. "Born of the Sea" by Victor Kelleher. [review] 

      Trigg, Stephanie (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      Victor Kelleher’s "Born of the Sea" is both a sequel to, and a correction of, its parent text, Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein". The back cover blurb (set, incidentally, in a font reminiscent of the Warner Brothers' "Harry ...
    • A Bruised Universe. "Conquerers' Road: An Eyewitness Report of Germany 1945" by Osmar White. [review] 

      Byrne, Madeleine (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      Whether objectivity is possible (or desirable) in journalism is debatable, but "Conquerors’ Road" demonstrates the importance of bearing witness. If the fight against totalitarianism is one of memory against forgetting, ...
    • Unexpected Finds. "Heat 4: Burnt Ground" and "Meanjin Reads Their Lips". [review] 

      Walker, Nicola (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      This article is a review of recent issues of "Heat" and "Meanjin", with a summary of highlights, articles, reviews and creative works.
    • Get Happy. "Growth Fetish" by Clive Hamilton. [review] 

      Cully, Mark (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      The cover is sparse, the title centre-boxed in a subtle reprise to "No Logo", and it is all bound together with a plug by Noam Chomsky. That’s some savvy marketing, designed to appeal to anti-globalisers and bobos alike. ...
    • Feeling Unsafe. [review] 

      Cox, Sarah Mayor (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      This article is a review of various young adult fiction, including: Melina Marchetta, "Saving Francesca"; Celeste Walters, "The Glass Mountain"; Sofie Laguna, "Surviving Aunt Marsha"; Jackie French, "The Black House"; and ...
    • Bestsellers / Subscription 

      Unknown author (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      This item contains the May 2003 Bestsellers and Subscription information from this issue.
    • Strict Logic and High Technique. "Owen Dixon" by Philip Ayres. [review] 

      Blackshield, Tony (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      Australian judicial biographies are rare. Mostly they deal with men whose judicial work was only one phase in a controversial political career. Biographers without legal training have sometimes uncomfortably skirted the ...
    • The Modern Order. "Full Fathom Five" by Kate Humphrey and "The Rose Leopard" by Richard Yaxley. [review] 

      de Wever, Johanna (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      Richard Yaxley examines the nature of relationships, family and grief in his first novel, "The Rose Leopard". Father, writer, self-confessed 'groin-driven' lover, Vincent is the dreamer; Kaz his muse and the preserver of ...
    • National News. 

      Potter, Michelle (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      The Australia Dancing portal is a rich and innovative service providing substantial online information that indicates that there is more to dance than that disappearing moment. The new Australia Dancing portal was launched ...
    • A Wake-up Call. "Sex, Power and the Clergy" by Muriel Porter. [review] 

      Dunn, Kristie (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      This insider’s account of the sexual abuse crisis facing the Christian churches is an engaging read - not only for believers, but for us heathens as well. The author wears various hats. A journalist and regular commentator ...
    • Quite a Year. "War on Our Doorstep: Diaries of Australians at the Frontline in 1942" by Gabrielle Chan (ed). [review] 

      Ryan, Peter (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      It was with sound reason that "The Australian" newspaper chose 2002 - the sixtieth anniversary of the hinge of national fate - to select extracts from diaries kept during 1942. Under Gabrielle Chan’s capable editorial hand, ...
    • Unwanted Anzacs. "German Anzacs and the First World War" by John Williams. [review] 

      Ball, Martin (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      "German Anzacs", as the rather arresting title suggests, concerns those members of the First AIF (Australian Imperial Force) who were of German birth or descent. Specifically, this book traces the experiences of 100 men, ...
    • Out There. "Text Thing" and "Dear Deliria: New and Selected Poems" by Pam Brown. [review] 

      McCooey, David (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      It is a Pam Brown moment when, flicking through her "Dear Deliria", McCooey reads of 'historic butter sculptures' and hears at the same time David Bowie on the stereo singing 'yak-butter statues'. It's a Pam Brown moment ...
    • Dwelling on the Weather. "A Break in the Weather" by John Jenkins. [review] 

      Brennan, Michael (Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
      With "A Break in the Weather", John Jenkins offers us an example of a verse novel. At a mere ninety-six pages, this verse novella manages to compress a great deal of information into its 252 octaves. Towards the novella's ...