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    • 2005 Reading 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-12-09)
      The best books of 2005.
    • 2006 Reviewed. 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2006-12-15)
      A summary of the best books for 2006.
    • The Art of Persuasion 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2007-12-07)
      A survey of seven non-fiction titles published in 2007.
    • "Ash Rain" by Corrie Hosking. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2004-04)
      "Ash Rain" is a strong, beautiful novel about troubled and wonderful people who brim with vitality. Hosking has managed that unusual and winning combination, poetic evocative prose with a compelling narrative. The story ...
    • "Baudalino" by Umberto Eco. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2004-09-28)
      You might have thought that Monty Python had the last word on the Holy Grail, but now Umberto Eco has offered his own version of this potent mediaeval myth in "Baudalino", his latest novel. The title character is a peasant ...
    • "Beautiful Lies: Australia from Menzies to Howard" by Tony Griffith. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-08-25)
      "Contemporary Australia" was the pedestrian title of a 1977 book by historian Tony Griffith. For later editions he spiced it up with a quote from Mark Twain: Australian history ‘is almost always picturesque … it does not ...
    • "Belonging" by Isabel Huggan. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-02-18)
      "Belonging" is Isabel Huggan’s third book of ‘reminiscences’, A Canadian by birth, an expatriate by marriage, she finds herself settled permanently in the foothills of the Cévennes in provincial France with her Scottish ...
    • Best Reads from the Past Year 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2007-12-21)
      Roundup of best books of 2007 from The Adelaide Review's book reviews coordinator.
    • Betting on the Booker 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2007-10-12)
      A feature on the six books shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2007.
    • "Civil Rights: How Indigenous Australians Won Formal Equality" by John Chesterman. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-09-16)
      John Chesterman’s book "Civil Rights" reinforces the message that ‘rights talk’ is often of little practical use. The symbolism is important but having the right to equality is in itself a passive concept.
    • "The Crimson Petal and the White" by Michel Faber. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2004-12-23)
      "The Crimson Petal and the White" is not just an historical novel. It’s the next best thing to a time machine, transporting us back to the London of 1875, surrounding and overwhelming with sights, smells and sounds.
    • "The Dante Club" by Matthew Pearl. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2004-09-30)
      Matthew Pearl is a graduate from Harvard, summa cum laude, and winner of the Dante Society of America’s prize for his academic work. Boldly, Pearl has taken for his main characters the famous New England Fireside Poets – ...
    • "Dead Europe" by Christos Tsiolkas. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-08-19)
      Dead Europe is the third novel by Australian novelist Christos Tsiolkas. In the novel, Isaac, a 36-year-old Greek-Australian photographer, travels through Europe, from Greece to England. It is in essence a journey through Hell.
    • "The Diary of Emily Caroline Creaghe, Explorer" by Peter Monteath (ed.). [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-04-15)
      Historian Peter Monteath has made something of a specialty lately of rescuing forgotten narratives. In 2003 he published "Sailing with Flinders", the diary of Samuel Smith, an ordinary seaman in the Investigator, and now ...
    • "Fire Fire" by Eva Sallis. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2004-08-31)
      Acantia, the pathological earth-mother in "Fire Fire", is one of fiction’s most blistering portrayals of the harm human beings can do to those closest to them, all the while claiming the high moral ground. As the novel ...
    • "Following Them Home: The Fate of the Returned Asylum Seekers" by David Corlett. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-10-14)
      David Corlett has travelled to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, and even Thailand, where the Department of Immigration has sent some middle eastern asylum seekers whom they couldn’t dispose of elsewhere, to find out what ...
    • "The Goddamn Bus of Happiness" by Stefan Laszczuk. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-03-18)
      Stefan Laszczuk’s "The Goddamn Bus of Happiness" is last year’s winner of Best Unpublished Manuscript in the SA Festival Awards. "The Goddamn Bus" is set in Adelaide and familiar places come up from time to time, but it ...
    • "Heart Cancer" by Bill Leak. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-10-28)
      Bill Leak is a cartoonist. His droll comments on politics amuse readers daily in "The Australian". Not content with a string of awards for his newspaper work, he has decided to branch out into fiction.
    • "Hello Missus: A Girl’s Own Guide to Foreign Affairs" by Lynne Minion. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-06-10)
      There is much in "Hello Missus", Lynne Minion’s memoir of her year in East Timor, that didn’t make it to Australian television screens, where the success and benevolence of the international assistance provided by the ...
    • "I Have Kissed Your Lips" by Gerard Windsor. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-05-13)
      Gerard Windsor’s new novel presents intricate layers of mystery for the reader to ponder and perhaps solve, and one of the most teasing of the mysteries is what the novel is, at its heart, concerned with. Windsor provides ...