Monthly Archives: February 2023

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton – 2023

Birnam Wood starts with mellifluous prose revealing the motivations, attitudes, and self-doubts of three characters who started the gardening co-op that gives the novel its name. Birnam Wood was Mira Bunting’s idea, using unused land to grow vegetables, sometimes without … Continue reading

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Mrs Jewell and the Wreck of the General Grant by Cristina Sanders – 2022

The General Grant was sailing to Britain from Melbourne in 1866, carrying a large quantity of gold, and miners who had had enough of the fields. Among them was a young newly married couple: Joseph from the gold fields, working … Continue reading

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