Not My Review: The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett (1929)


The link below is to a book review of ‘The Maltese Falcon,’ by Dashiell Hammett.

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http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/29/100-best-novels-the-maltese-falcon-dashiell-hammett-sam-spade-raymond-chandler

BOOK REVIEW: Where Song Began by Tim Low (Review by Caroline Baum)


Originally posted on Booktopia - A Book Bloggers' Paradise - The No. 1 Book Blog for Australia:

You don’t have to be a twitcher to enjoy this book which opens with a fascinating theory: Australian birds sound different because of what they eat! Apparently they are on a sugar high, because there is more nectar available to them from native flora than to other birds elsewhere.

While our marsupials continue to capture the world’s attention (Prince George and the Bilby, Gary Shteyngart’s urgent desire to pat a wombat on his recent author tour), our birds are every bit as unique and get far less attention than they deserve. Many smaller species are threatened as suburbia encroaches on habitat. This accessible, entertaining and compelling portrait of our avian ecosystem makes for essential reading for bushwalkers, gardeners, and nature lovers.

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Caroline Baum has worked as founding editor of Good Reading magazine, features editor for Vogue, presenter of ABC TV’s popular bookshow, Between the Lines, and Foxtel’s Talking Books…

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Not My Review: The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway


The link below is to a book review of ‘The Sun Also Rises,’ by Ernest Hemingway.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/22/100-best-novels-sun-also-rises-ernest-hemingway-robert-mccrum