Monthly Archives: February 2015

Flight Command by John Oddie

I first saw John Oddie in a documentary about official war artist Ben Quilty. Oddie was sitting for a series of portraits that are currently part of the After Afghanistan exhibition at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.* The paintings … Continue reading

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Carte Blanche by Jeffrey Deaver

When I first read an Ian Fleming Bond book I was a young teen. Bond was someone I could aspire to be, with an adventurous life, unlimited travel and of course, there were always the girls. For a time James Bond … Continue reading

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The Wasted Vigil, Nadeem Aslam

I’m writing this before I’ve finished the book, because Nadeem Aslam’s The Wasted Vigil is book that I don’t want to end. I want to write something about it now before I face the disappointment of reaching the last page. … Continue reading

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