The lucky country.

We’ve got Tony Abbott as Prime Minister. You can’t argue with that.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Oh, how I’m going to miss Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the greatest living actors, now dead. One of the best tributes I’ve caught up with is Jason Bailey’s on Flavorwire, who posted this scene in Magnolia, one of the best scenes in one of my favourite…

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Julian Barnes on Penelope FitzgeraldIn the introduction to his absorbing book of essays on literary fiction, Through the Window,…View Post

Julian Barnes on Penelope Fitzgerald

In the introduction to his absorbing book of essays on literary fiction, Through the Window,…

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Picnic day at Frodsley FarmI love Tasmania! All these beautiful old colonial homesteads. On Sunday we went to Frodsley farm in…View Post

Picnic day at Frodsley Farm

I love Tasmania! All these beautiful old colonial homesteads. On Sunday we went to Frodsley farm in…

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Kevin Sloan

i love this.

indigodreams:

Kevin Sloan

i love this.

Review: TransAtlanticI was so disappointed that TransAtlanticfailed to make the Booker shortlist when it clearly…View Post

Review: TransAtlantic

I was so disappointed that TransAtlanticfailed to make the Booker shortlist when it clearly…

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How Shakespeare Would End Breaking Bad
Three episodes remain of Breaking Bad, the riveting series on AMC that tracks the descent of…View Post

How Shakespeare Would End Breaking Bad

Three episodes remain of Breaking Bad, the riveting series on AMC that tracks the descent of…

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New Trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s Forthcoming Film, The Wind Rises

Reblogged from biblioklept:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhHoCnRg1Yw&w=600&h=366]

This one’s a lot more substantive than the teaser that came out earlier this year.

Years ago my eldest son introduced me to the work of Hayao Miyazaki and I’ve…

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Burial Rites
I‘m currently half-way through this amazing novel by Australian writer Hannah Kent, so it’s too…View Post

Burial Rites


I
‘m currently half-way through this amazing novel by Australian writer Hannah Kent, so it’s too…

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Good quotes: Christina Stead

The sensuality, delicacy of literature does not exist for me; only the passion, energy and…
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Good quotes: Christina Stead

The sensuality, delicacy of literature does not exist for me; only the passion, energy and…

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