Search results for tag: Caroline Overington

A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup.

A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup. Australian imaginations cross borders and time as easily as those from elsewhere. There is no rule that all Australian fiction must deal with the bush, or the surf or gritty inner city crime. Within the short selection below you’ll find Medieval Europe, Chinese dragons, Antarctica, Texas, CIA conspiracies and, from Christos Tsiol... Read more

by | December 16, 2014

7PM INTERVIEW: Caroline Overington on her incredible new book, Last Woman Hanged

When Caroline Overington heard about the plight of Louisa Collins she was desperate to discover whether a great injustice had been committed. Using all of her skills as an investigative journalist Caroline dug deep into the archives. What she discovered was far more complex and murky than she had imagined. She talks to John Purcell about her final verdict. Did Louisa murder her husband? Last Wo... Read more

by | December 13, 2014

Signed Copies Make Great Gifts – Part 1 of our signed book bonanza!

We love to give books as gifts. All booklovers do. But when we can give a book which is signed by the author, well, that is perfect. Tell someone how much you love them by giving them something that’ll go ‘straight to the poolroom!’ But hurry as stock will not last! Scorpion Mountain: Brotherband Series : Book 5 by John Flanagan When the worlds of Ranger’s Apprentice and... Read more

by | November 25, 2014

Caroline Overington : Who Has Time to Read?

Walkley Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Caroline Overington ponders the age-old question, who has time to read? Do you know that I’ve done in the last two months? I’ve read three books. That’s probably not amazing to anyone that reads a book a month – or even a book a week – or to people who have several books on the go at once … but it’s pretty amazing for me. I’ve been writing... Read more

by | October 28, 2013

Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John by Helen Trinca

In one of the most exciting releases of the year, Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John, Helen Trinca explores the life of one of Australia’s greatest writers, the reclusive Madeline St John. Trinca, currently the Managing Director of The Australian, has tackled other weighty topics in the past with her acclaimed books Waterfront: The Battle that Changed Australia and Better than Sex: Ho... Read more

by | March 15, 2013

VIDEO: Caroline Overington talks to Brett Osmond about her new book Sisters of Mercy

Sisters of Mercy by Caroline Overington Sisters of Mercy is the haunting story of two sisters – one has vanished, the other is behind bars… Snow Delaney was born a generation and a world away from her sister, Agnes. Until recently, neither even knew of the other’s existence. They came together only for the reading of their father’s will – when Snow discovered, to h... Read more

by | November 12, 2012

Caroline Overington, author of Ghost Child, I Came To Say Goodbye, Matilda Is Missing and now Sisters of Mercy, answers Five Facetious Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Caroline Overington author of  Ghost Child, I Came To Say Goodbye, Matilda Is Missing and now Sisters of Mercy Five Facetious Questions  ——————————- 1. Every writer spends at least one afternoon going from bookshop to bookshop making sure his or her latest book is facing out and neatly arranged. How far hav... Read more

by | October 24, 2012

Caroline Overington : Five Fiction Favourites for 2011

Caroline Overington author of Matilda is Missing, I Came To Say Goodbye and Ghost Child reveals… The 5 best novels I read this year are… The Spare Room by Helen Garner Blurb: Helen lovingly prepares her spare room for her friend Nicola. She is coming to visit for three weeks, to receive treatment she believes will cure her cancer. From the moment Nicola staggers off the plane, gaunt and hoarse ... Read more

by | November 17, 2011

My personal picks for 2011: Novels you can give as gifts with confidence

This year I read more novels by living, breathing writers than by stone cold dead writers. This is a first for me. However, if the truth be told, many of the contemporary novels I started were left unfinished. It’s partly due to the nature of the job. Publishers throw box loads of fiction at us to review and I can’t read them all. And, it is partly due to the state of modern fiction... Read more

by | November 2, 2011

Matilda is Missing by Caroline Overington: a review by John Purcell

I read Matilda is Missing in a few days. I was hooked within pages and found myself reading well into the night. I would pick it up in between times, too, snatching bite sized portions of the story while I was rushing to get ready in the morning – while the kettle boiled, before the toaster popped and while the kids printed off last night’s homework. What surprised me most about my reading of M... Read more

by | September 20, 2011