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Pride & Prejudice & … Zombies!

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” – Pride & Prejudice & Zombies | Seth Grahame-Smith Hello all! It’s been some time between posts. I hope you’ve all been well and that you’ve been baking or reading or both! It’s coming up […] Read more…

Lost Dreams and the Daring ’20s in Therese Anne Fowler’s Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

< a href="http://www.natashalester.com.au/"> The Book I love when new books come out by my favourite authors and lately I’ve felt very spoilt for choice. I’ve just finished reading The Beast’s Garden, by Kate Forsyth; and it was every bit as wonderful as I hoped it would be. Cookies inspired by that wonderful novel are coming […] Read more…

Secrets & Bees – Alice Hoffman’s The Probable Future

Hello dear readers! Sorry it’s been a little while since my last post. I have been deeply involved in researching my historical fiction novel (yes, I am an aspiring novelist as well!) It’s a historical fiction novel set in Estonia about two women working on opposite sides of the Stalinist regime, one running from the […] Read more…

Snowflakes & Mittens – Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child

As Christmas approaches, I start making snowflakes… I know that down here in the lovely Antipodes, some people don’t associate Christmas with white winter flurries and sparkling vistas of frozen landscape. But you would be surprised how many people do! Must be something to do with our English heritage! Or perhaps it’s just enjoyable to […] Read more…