‘Dropping Out: a tree change novel-in-stories’, Danielle de Valera

  **originally prepared for Big Al & Pals indie review site: received a free copy** Genre: linked short stories      Description: these stories tell episodes in the lives of a number of people who moved to the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia as a result of the Aquarius Festival heldContinue reading “‘Dropping Out: a tree change novel-in-stories’, Danielle de Valera”

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‘My life as a bench’ by Jaq Hazell

**originally prepared for Big Al & Pals indie review site: received a free copy** Genre: Young adult Description: this is the back cover blurb “Ren Miller has died aged seventeen and yet her consciousness lives on, inhabiting her memorial bench by the River Thames in London. Ren longs to be reunited with her boyfriend Gabe,Continue reading “‘My life as a bench’ by Jaq Hazell”

‘The Fool and his Whore’ by Mark Dawson

This is a very interesting, short, entertainment about why Shakespeare might have written King Lear when and why he did. I was intrigued by the emphasis that Dawson places on how much travelling the playwright must have done if the Shakespeare that wrote the plays was the same chap who lived in Stratford. Dawson’s solutionContinue reading “‘The Fool and his Whore’ by Mark Dawson”