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The Landing is landing….

Here’s a Q & A prepared by my publisher Allen and Unwin. Q and A on THE LANDING

The Landing: an extract

The Landing: an extract
The Landing – a comedy of manners set in Queensland — will be published first by Allen and Unwin, Australia (other territories forthcoming). ONE A new wife If a separated man — about to be divorced—is in possession of a good fortune, must he be in want of a new wife? Jonathan Lott was fifty-five years old and almost a free man, despite his reluctance to relinquish the phrase ‘my wife’, which he had continued to use throughout the two sad years of his separation, even though that nominal wife had run off with a woman. What woman suddenly decides she bats for the other team at the advanced age of forty-six, two children behind her? When  Jonathan thought of Sarah now, he thought of her not just as a loss to himself but as a loss to men: her crooked mouth, her tawny loveliness, still tawny, still lovely, though no...
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New website and book stuff…

New website and book stuff…
My new website and blog is about to go live (but, the question is, does anyone read websites/blogs anymore; face of the future appears to be Facebook, according to my moles….but, anyway…)Will give details soon, and it will include details of book publication dates, for those asking (in the wake of ABC Conversation). Also, upcoming bookstore events in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, literary lunches, and festivals (so far, Brisbane Writers Festival this coming September and Perth Writers Festival next February, but no Melbourne. Sydney Writers Festival too far away, next May). Also, overseas publication news etc…
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ABC Conversation re-visited

Yesterday I did Radio National and local radio on Conversation on the ABC, Australia's national broadcaster, this time with Brisbane's Sarah Kanowski, who is standing in for the usual host Richard Fidler (who is away in Iceland). Sarah proved to be a...
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New book time…

You'd think that after ten books, publication time would get easier, wouldn't you? For every writer I know, it's still a stomach-churning, vertiginous moment. It's not exciting — as many suppose — for me, it's as if someone has lifted the rock (or th...
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