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‘The Birdman’s Wife’ by Melissa Ashley: Review #AWW2017

by Sarah Ridout, author of Le Chateau February 15, 2017This is my first review under my pledge to Australian Women Writers Challenge AWW2017 The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley Affirm Press, 2016 ‘The Birdman’s Wife’ is the timely resurrection to prominence of Elizabeth Gould, a fine artist and wife of John Gould, a noted Ornithologist… Continue reading ‘The Birdman’s Wife’ by Melissa Ashley: Review #AWW2017

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The Birdman’s Wife: Shortlisted for Indie Book Awards

Congratulations to Jane Harper, author of The Dry, winner of the Debut Fiction category, and the Indie Book Awards Book of the Year. Well-deserved! SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 INDIE BOOK AWARDS January 16, 2017   Australian independent booksellers are pleased to announce the Shortlist for The Indie Book Awards 2017.   The Indie Book… Continue reading The Birdman’s Wife: Shortlisted for Indie Book Awards

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UQ graduate brings trailblazing woman out of shadows

UQ News https://www.uq.edu.au/news/node/120210 10 February 2017 A “naïve young girl…who defied convention by embarking on a trailblazing expedition” documenting Australia’s wildlife is the subject of a book by a University of Queensland graduate. In her debut work of fiction The Birdman’s Wife, UQ School of Communications and Arts alumna Melissa Ashley has reimagined the life… Continue reading UQ graduate brings trailblazing woman out of shadows

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James Cowan reviews The Birdman’s Wife

Most of us have enjoyed ornithological art-works as objects of great beauty. They speak to us out of the rich world of birds, and imply their intricate lives as a part of the miracle of nature. Melissa Ashley has sought to bring this world to life in her first novel, itself an object of great… Continue reading James Cowan reviews The Birdman’s Wife