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Booktopia: Ten Terrifying Questions

The Birdman’s Wife is a little window into the discovery of Australia’s wonderful birds. The Booktopia Book Gurus asks Melissa Ashley Ten Terrifying Questions 1.    To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in New Zealand and at 7 years… Continue reading Booktopia: Ten Terrifying Questions

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Interview with Rebecca Levingston on Weekends, ABC 612

On Sunday, October 9, I was invited by ABC Radio’s Rebecca Levingston to speak on her program Brisbane Weekends. It was a little nerve-wracking, being my first live interview for radio. I had a wonderful support squad, Emma Rusher, Vikki Lambert, Sylvie Dionysius (my daughter) and the lovely Harriet and Camille (who took a few selfies… Continue reading Interview with Rebecca Levingston on Weekends, ABC 612

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Good Reading Magazine interviews Melissa Ashley: Meet the woman responsible for John Gould’s Fame

Good Reading Magazine Elizabeth Gould’s artistry and technical skill as an illustrator breathed life into hundreds of newly discovered species, and was crucial modern ornithology and classification. She illustrated the species of finches that gave rise to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and produced hundreds of the lithographs of birds that made her husband, John,… Continue reading Good Reading Magazine interviews Melissa Ashley: Meet the woman responsible for John Gould’s Fame

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The Next Big Thing: Reboot

Ten Questions from Inga Simpson, award-winning author of Mr Wigg, Nest and Where the Trees Were.   The Interview What is the working title of your current/next book? Elizabeth Gould: A Natural History Where did the idea come from? My partner rescued a ring-neck parrot from a tennis court and a couple of bird-loving friends… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: Reboot