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Category Archives: Australia
The blog will be quiet for the next few weeks as I head off to see the family in Sydney for the New Year. As always, special thanks to my followers (apparently several hundred of you!) and all my great … Continue reading
I really enjoyed this Australian private eye mystery from the 1990s, especially for its gender-bending sensibility, though it remains otherwise comparatively conservative in terms of its genre boundaries. What it did do though was make me ponder on the kind … Continue reading
With the success of The Lady Vanishes, Hitchcock got a contract with producer David O Selznick and headed to Hollywood to make the Oscar-winning Rebecca – and never looked back. This period saw the director blossom as he got to … Continue reading
Fedora will be ‘going dark’ while I visit my family in Australia. Wishing you all a very happy new year and hope to see you again sometime soon.
As I have blogged before, I love legal drama on the screen. Maybe it’s because I trained to be a lawyer (in the interests of full disclosure, my legal background informs the work I do in education in terms of … Continue reading
This was Howell’s first book and launched the Ella Marconi series, which has reached its 8th volume (so far). Set in Sydney, Australia – I place I have recently come to know and love – this is a tense thriller … Continue reading
Fedora will be ‘dark’ for the next month while I visit my family in Australia. Wishing you all a very happy new year and hope to see you again in February.
Fedora will be celebrating its fourth year next month, which seems the height of improbability really … WordPress offers an annual summary of the blog’s activity in 2014, which is interesting if somewhat inaccurate since it does not include my most … Continue reading
Bryan Brown played Australian private investigator Cliff Hardy in this adaptation of the fourth in the continuing series of mysteries by Peter Corris. As of this year Hardy has featured in 40 books, and as the author is usually credited … Continue reading
Fedora will be going ‘dark’ for the next few weeks while I attend to other pressing (non mysterious) business here and overseas. Hope to see you all again in mid July.