Book Review: Delve into the fascinating history of Australian publishing with Craig Munro’s Literary Lion Tamers

Covering a century of Australian literature, author and editor Craig Munro has assembled a somewhat motley crew of characters, to celebrate a handful of key figures from the world of publishing and editing. From A.G. Stephens, the “three initialled terror” of the critic world, to Munro’s former colleague, the late Roseanne FitzgibbonLiterary Lion Tamers takes readers on a whistle stop tour of Australia’s literary history.

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Beat the Backlist 2021

Given that 2020 has somehow been both the shortest and longest year in recorded history, it’s both surprising and somewhat of a relief that the new Beat the Backlist challenge is almost here!

I recently did a tour of my TBR on my BookTube, and going through it (as well as unhauling a few long-termers I know I won’t get to) has made me even more determined to truly beat that backlist in 2021.

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Book Review: Bonnie Wynne ups the ante in The Price of Magic sequel, A Wind From the Rift

Gwyn just wants to go home. After months of imprisonment, first in the Clockwork City’s Bird Tower prison, then its horrific Charnel Vaults, her control over her magic is weakening, and the sooner she’s safe amongst friends, the better. But the Mancers of the Syndicate have come to a decision.

Too dangerous to be freed, too valuable to kill, a third option presents itself. Enroll Gwyn in the Syndicate and train her as one of their own.

But as the rumour of a sorceress in their midst spreads amongst the students, Gwyn finds that their distrust of her is the least of her worries. A Scion, one of five released by Gwyn herself, is preparing to attack, and Gwyn has no plans to be in the Clockwork City when he does.

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