There have been some very fine books, in the last few years, set in the Australian outback. Alison Booth’s historical novel, The Philosopher’s Daughters, joins this canon. Set in the late nineteenth century, it moves between London and remote Australia, and focuses on sisters Harriet and Sarah, daughters of radical James Cameron. While … Continue readings

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  A tale of love in all its guises, Beth Miller’s The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright explores friendship, family and the joy of life. When protagonist Kay decides to up and leave her husband of 29 years, it’s a shock to her family and friends, even more so when she takes off to fields … Continue readings

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