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Walk this way: Publishers hope urban hiking magazine has legs

Walk this way: Publishers hope urban hiking magazine has legs

The couple behind the much-loved Green magazine are launching a new venture dedicated to one of the few things to boom during the COVID shutdown: walking.

  • by Karl Quinn

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Robert Dessaix: Women create the world I like to live in
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Robert Dessaix: Women create the world I like to live in

The author opens us on what he’s learnt about women and throughout his career.

  • by Robyn Doreian
Wild at heart: Robyn Davidson, 40 years on from Tracks
Literature

Wild at heart: Robyn Davidson, 40 years on from Tracks

An intrepid adventurer, Robyn Davidson might have found lockdown more extreme than most.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Falling in love with diverse stories that burst from the page
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Falling in love with diverse stories that burst from the page

This collection of short stories feels like completely successful speed dating.

  • by Jessie Tu
A prescient tale about the power of music
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A prescient tale about the power of music

Singer-songwriter Sarah Pinsker's warm-hearted novel seems to have anticipated the social and economic ravages of the pandemic.

  • by Kerryn Goldsworthy
Throwing down the gauntlet to powerbrokers
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Throwing down the gauntlet to powerbrokers

Rick Morton's emotionally raw essay On Money explores the home truths of life's lottery.

  • by Fiona Capp
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A cosy and entertaining comic crime caper
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A cosy and entertaining comic crime caper

British television presenter Richard Osman's novel takes in cosy crime in darkest Kent.

  • by Sue Turnbull
Can Melbourne's Jane Austen fans crack the mystery of Mr Darcy?
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Can Melbourne's Jane Austen fans crack the mystery of Mr Darcy?

Among the offerings at this year's Austen Con is a neurodivergent revisiting of Pride and Prejudice.

  • by John Bailey
A koallective noun for koalas? A torpor, a caramelli, a barilaro?
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A koallective noun for koalas? A torpor, a caramelli, a barilaro?

Kangaroos have mobs, foxes have skulks, vultures soar in a kettle and feast as a wake. But our endangered tree-dweller is missing a collective noun.

  • by David Astle
The boundaries that Sofie Laguna dares to cross
Literature

The boundaries that Sofie Laguna dares to cross

The Miles Franklin winner delves into some tricky material in her latest novel, Infinite Splendours.

  • by Jason Steger
A pursuit of happiness more about author than muse
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A pursuit of happiness more about author than muse

Intrigued by the extraordinary life of 19th-century author Elizabeth von Arnim, Gabrielle Carey began a literary journey.

  • by Brenda Niall