Photo by: Paul Cristina

The Afghan Wife

The action-packed and very topical new novel by Cindy Davies, titled The Afghan Wife, was launched at Manly Art Gallery on Saturday. It was a fun and festive occasion, illustrated by a fascinating series of scenes portraying the location of the novel (primarily in Iran) which can be viewed on Cindy’s website:  The novel…

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Just to let you know that I’ve been having problems with my website lately, and this has affected my contact email address: If you’ve tried to reach me lately and had your email returned from that address, do please try again as hopefully the problem has now been sorted. Thanks! And grrrrr!  But I’m…

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After a whirlwind few days down in Melbourne at the HNSA conference, it was such a pleasure then to visit the beautiful old St Patricks Seminary / Hogwarts Castle in Manly yesterday to celebrate books and reading with over 200 excited students and their heroic teacher/librarians. Pictured: organiser Belinda Murrell and her sister Kate Forsyth along with…

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