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The Household Guide to Dying: A Novel About Life

The Household Guide to Dying: A Novel About Life by Debra Adelaide Delia Bennett, the narrator of the Household Guide to Dying has written a number of household guides and she’s dying (of cancer).  So turning to what she knows best, she decides to write her last guide, to dying. Yes a guide to dying. Odd? […]

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: a must read for anyone interested in modern India

In Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Katherine Boo has given voice to real people that most people won’t ever get a chance to hear. She takes you to Annawadi, a place you may not have heard of, and brings Abdul, Asha, Manju and a host of other residents to life. And […]

Two tips for food and footy fun in Melbourne

The 2013 Writers Festival has just wrapped up and while it’s sad to see it end for another year, there is always another festival to enjoy around the corner. Food lovers (aren’t we all) should check out the The Asian Food Festival which runs from 1 September to 15 October, so there’s plenty of time to […]