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There Was Still Love is a fantastic novel about a Czech family broken apart by the Second World War and the subsequent division of Europe by the Iron Curtain. Mostly set in 1980, the novel revolves around two sisters: Mana who lives in Melbourne and Eva who lives in Prague. Mana and her family are able to save up to visit Prague every three or four years, but these visits are frustratingly short and far enough apart that Mana cannot really be part of her sister's world. And Eva has an opportunity to travel to Melbourne with her theatre company, but if she doesn't return her family
Past The Shallows is a spare, haunting novel that conjures up an air of menace amongst remote beauty in Tasmania. There are details like Tasmanian devils and wattle - but most of all there's the sea. Two brothers - Miles and young Harry - live with their Dad, a violent and unpredictable fisherman. The boys' destiny is caught between following their father onto the boat and their desire to follow their older brother Joe in flying the coop. And they struggle to squeeze in a childhood before theit future is decided for them. Harry's an absolute sweetheart, surrounding himself with the fin
When The Night Comes has clearly had a lot of time and love invested in its making. Favel Parrett has travelled to Antarctica, Macquarie Island and Heard Island. She has researched the history of Australia’s Antarctic ships and interviewed many who had sailed on them. It is clear that Favel Parrett is passionate. It’s sad, then, that this passion has produced a rather lacklustre novel. It is never clear exactly what the focus is. At first, we have a series of first person narratives told by Isla, a young girl who has moved with her mother and brother to Tasmania when her mother’s marriage bre