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The Young Naturalist

The Young Naturalist

Book Review by James King Dara McAnulty: Diary of a Young Naturalist, The Text Publishing Company, 2020. RRP: $29.99 ISBN: 9781922330000 I was given this book for Christmas, and having no prior knowledge of it, or its author, I raised a sceptical eyebrow. My experience with books as Christmas gifts is not an entirely happy … Continue reading

Women and the Irish Revolution

Women and the Irish Revolution

If ever there was a case of a favourite chapter in this book, I would choose chapter 2, Lucy McDiarmid’s ‘Comradeship’ on the imprisonment in Holloway prison of Kathleen Clarke and her two ‘tall’ comrades, Constance Markievicz and Maud Gonne, who at times tended to dispute ‘as to which of them had the highest social status’. Continue reading

The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars

Book review by James King. EMMA DONOGHUE. The Pull of the Stars, 2020 256 pp. ISBN: 978 1 52904 6168 RRP: $32.99 Since the publication of this novel in July this year, at the height of our first wave of the Australian COVID-19 epidemic, there have been many reviews, mostly very flattering, including one written by Frank … Continue reading