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Australian Book Review

When it was first published in Australia in 2012 “The House of Fiction” attracted many reviews and a host of radio interviews – it was the shock of the revelations about an Australian literary icon that provided the hook. This review by academic and author, Francesca Rendle-Short in a literary magazine was one of the…
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A book plate inspired by The House of Fiction

This book plate was designed and printed by Carmel O’Connor, an Australian artist from Melbourne, Australia. She kindly gave me an original print of her design plus copies of the image that now tell borrowers of any book of mine who they’ve borrowed it from! The book plate was part of a fundraiser for the Firestation Print Studio and shown…
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Appledore Book Festival

I took part in the Appledore Book Festival in Devon on September 2014. What a lovely experience! An exciting programme, beautiful place and great atmosphere. About the Appledore Book Festival The Appledore Book Festival was founded in October 2006 by a local committee led by local children’s author Nick Arnold who became Festival Director. The picturesque fishing village of…
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Publisher’s Note from the first Australian edition, now published in the UK by Scribe Publications

… to the outside world the unhappiness and the problems may not show at all … – Elizabeth Jolley, ‘The Changing Family – Who Cares?’ When Susan Swingler submitted her manuscript to Fremantle Press early in the summer of 2011, I received it with some wariness. The House of Fiction, I understood, was the memoir…
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The ‘Spectator’ reviews The House of Fiction

There aren’t many places you can get shouty about Proust without losing your job. The Lane Bookshop in Perth, Western Australia, is one of them. As an undergraduate, I’d pitch up there for work on Saturday mornings with as much song in the heart as a hangover allowed. Because for me the Lane wasn’t just…
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