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Vote 1 for NEST – Courier Mail People’s Choice Award

A lovely surprise: Nest has been included in the shortlist for this year’s Courier Mail People’s Choice Book of the Year award. The winner is decided by readers, not judges and panels. If you’d like to vote for Nest (you don’t … Continue reading

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E.J. Banfield: man writes island

One of Australia’s most significant (and successful) early nature writers was Edmund James Banfield (1852-1923). Born in England, Banfield followed in his father’s footsteps and became a journalist, initially in Melbourne and Sydney but then in Townsville, where he became sub-editor of … Continue reading

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ash and cupcakes

15 August 2011 The woodpile is shrinking. I had planned to chainsaw more wood today, but I’m tired and it is raining. Yesterday we cleaned out the ash from beneath the fireplace, which had piled right up to within an … Continue reading

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The Mary Smokes Boys by Patrick Holland

“It doesnt matter anyhow. I own you. All things belong to the people who love them most.” Continue reading

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