Posted on July 28, 2014 by Andrew Cattanach
Finally Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series has made it onto the small screen, with the TV series on it’s way. These are books for a reader to obsess over. Hours, days and weeks can be lost in the sheer enjoyment of wonderful storytelling. And now Diana has delivered book eight, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. Whether you’re a fan or a newbie, grab a copy of the special TV tie-in edition OR book eight Written in My Own Heart’s Blood today!
BIG NEWS: we received a very special package from the US – bookplates signed by DIANA GABALDON! Order your copy of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood now and you will receive a signed bookplate… but hurry, stock is limited.
by Diana Gabaldon
THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES – soon to be a major new TV series.
Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century – and a lover in another.
In 1945, Claire Randall is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon in Scotland. Innocently she walks through a stone circle in the Highlands, and finds herself in a violent skirmish taking place in 1743. Suddenly she is a Sassenach, an outlander, in a country torn by war and by clan feuds.
A wartime nurse, Claire can deal with the bloody wounds that face her. But it is harder to deal with the knowledge that she is in Jacobite Scotland and the carnage of Culloden is looming. Marooned amid the passion and violence, the superstition, the shifting allegiances and the fervent loyalties, Claire is in danger from Jacobites and Redcoats – and from the shock of her own desire for James Fraser, a gallant and courageous young Scots warrior. Jamie shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire, and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Thank you for all those who entered the Outlander Preview Screening Tickets Competition. The winners are…
Heidy White (Brisbane)
Stu Turner (Melbourne)
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Winners, please email us at email@example.com ASAP!
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Posted on July 25, 2014 by Andrew Cattanach
Is your Inner Goddess pleased with the first look at the Fifty Shades of Grey movie?
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Posted on July 23, 2014 by Andrew Cattanach
Howard Jacobson, David Mitchell and Ali Smith are among the British heavyweight writers who will compete for the Man Booker prize in its first incarnation as a global literary award.
Australia’s own Richard Flanagan has also made the cut with his stunning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Thirteen novels were named on the longlist for the prize which for more than 40 years has rewarded only Commonwealth writers. The rules changed last year, sparking fears that it would quickly be dominated by Americans. Despite four Americans being longlisted, chair of judges, the philosopher AC Grayling, said it had been “a vintage year”.
Take a closer look at the 2014 Longlist, and be your own judge…
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Posted on July 21, 2014 by Andrew Cattanach
Off the back of this year’s sellout Sydney Writer’s Festival, the 2014 installment of the Melbourne Writer’s Festival is set to become one of the biggest in recent memory with a cavalcade of extraordinary talents.
Literary icons Salman Rushdie and Dave Eggers will be joined by rising stars NoViolet Bulawayo, Alissa Nutting and Willy Vlautin, while everyone’s favourite astronaut Chris Hadfield will also be at the festival, hopefully taking requests.
The local scene is also well represented with Helen Garner, Hannah Kent, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Sonya Hartnett, Favel Parrett, Sian Prior, John Safran and many more lined up to talk about all things bookish.
For the full program and ticket details go to www.mwf.com.au.
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