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Monday musings on Australian literature: ABDA 2017 Shortlist

Originally posted on Whispering Gums:
Five years ago, I wrote a Monday Musings on book design, in which I featured three book designers. I’ve mentioned book design occasionally since then but, having just seen the shortlist for this year’s ABDA (Australian Book Design Awards) which are sponsored by the ABDA (the Australian Book Designers Association),…

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5 Lessons from Melissa Ashley to Boost Your Historical Research

Originally posted on Amber Seah:
Melissa Ashley Author of The Birdman’s Wife A week ago I had the privilege to talk with Melissa Ashley over the phone and pepper her with questions about how she researched The Birdman’s Wife, about Elizabeth Gould and about her current work in progress based on the life of Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, a…