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Kills off the talent too early

Kills off the talent too early

August 3rd, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

There’s a lot of discussion in Chris Womersley’s new novel The Diplomat about what makes a work of art.

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A dramatic modernist with a fluid line

June 1st, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

The exquisite work of Shay Docking is part of an exhibition at the Bridget McDonnell Gallery in Carlton, which should be of interest to the collector of 20th century art.

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A daring book for mothers and sons

December 1st, 2021 - Rhonda Dredge

Courageous Queens tells 10 untold stories of history’s boldest rulers and it is not a comforting book by any means.

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Cool hero rides an American storm

September 30th, 2021 - Rhonda Dredge

America is the place of ultimate cool – placing high value on the valueless – and of ultimate shame – placing no value on the invaluable.

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Carlton through and through

June 3rd, 2021 - Rhonda Dredge

Carlton is a literary place that historically accepted the book and all of its failings long before other suburbs, chiefly because of Readings and nearby café life where you could talk about them.

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Cool hero rides an American storm

Cool hero rides an American storm

September 30th, 2021 - Rhonda Dredge
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