Book Review: The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman

1954: When sixteen–year–old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post–war Germany. Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals, all looking for work and a better life.

Midwinter Ponderings

Whoops. So I’ve written a whole heap of draft blog posts but never finished or published them. My motivation takes a nosedive during winter, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but it does make me feel rather slack. Such a cliche, I know, but I don’t do well in the …

Book Review: Dust by Hugh Howey

Dust is the final installation in the Silo Saga. I was eagerly looking forward to finishing this series and it didn’t disappoint. Dust continues where both Wool and Shift left off, joining the two strands of the story together so you can watch what’s happening in both Silo 18 (Jules’ silo) and Silo 1 (Donald’s silo).