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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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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

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Small Acts of Disappearance

Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger by Fiona Wright Giramondo Publishing, 2015 Anorexia Nervosa presents as a visual drama that exceeds the boundaries of language. It fascinates and repulses, hence the Current Affairs exposés and sensationalist memoirs—Marya Hornbacher’s manic Wasted and Portia DeRossi’s Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, said to be… Continue reading Small Acts of Disappearance