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Romanov Capers. "Anastasia: A Novel" by Colin Falconer. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2004-04)
Readers who are so pedantic as to be irritated by details beyond plot, such as sloppy writing or a lack of subtlety in the characterisation, may find the racy twists and turns an inadequate compensation. This novel’s ...
In Retrospect. "Black Mirror" by Gail Jones. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-02)
This is an alluring example of the retrospective novel, one that uses the device of a biographer's interviews with her subject to prod the reconstruction of memories. It is retrospective not simply because it ranges over ...
(Australian Book Review, 2003-03)
'What do women want?' Even if Sigmund Freud didn't have writers' festivals in mind when he framed his famous question, it is apt enough in the context of the many pleasant-faced, intelligent-looking, female ticket-holders ...
Not Helping the Cause. "The Snow Queen" by Mardi McConnochie. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-05)
When Armstrong was about ten, she used to devour the books of an English children's author named Noel Streatfield. The most famous was called "Ballet Shoes", which took young antipodeans onto the stage and into the wings ...