Ingrid Josephine

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Ingrid Josephine is a friend of Readings. She is a vegetable gardener of moderate success, a lover of local music and is running out of bookshelf space in her house.

Reviews

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Reviewed by Ingrid Josephine

The Miniaturist sparked a bidding war at last year’s London Book Fair and resulted in a six-figure deal for Jessie Burton – not bad for a book rescued from a literary agent’s slush pile! Set in the D…

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Reviewed by Ingrid Josephine

Mostly set in present-day Singapore, Crazy Rich Asians follows three incredibly wealthy, inter-married Chinese families, and let me assure you, crazy rich is an understatement. The story focuses on R…

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

Reviewed by Ingrid Josephine

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald is a fictionalised portrait of the woman who was married to the famous (or infamous) F. Scott Fitzgerald. It paints a far more realistic portrait of Zelda than Ernest H…

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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Reviewed by Ingrid Josephine

A Tale For the Time Being is an engrossing story that alternates between the diary of Nao, a suicidal 16-year-old teenage girl from Tokyo, and the musings of Ruth, a middle-aged novelist living in Ca…

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News

Home with Beci Orpin

by Ingrid Josephine

Recently, Readings Visual Merchandising talent Miranda La Fleur and I had the pleasure to actually, literally, be at home with Beci Orpin for a wonderful crafternoon to celebrate her new book, Home: 25 Amazing Projects for Your Home.

Hardie Grant organised a special hands-on workshop with Beci for a few booksellers and retail shops. As we gathered, gossiped and crafted around the kitchen table w…

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Five CDs To Play This Halloween

by Ingrid Josephine

Music lover Ingrid Josephine makes suggestions for some CDs to play this Halloween – a couple of which are perhaps not so much ‘scary’ as appropriately named.

***Halloween Classics* by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra**

What better way to kick off this list than with ghoulish delights from the Greats such as Puccini’s ‘Witches’ Sabbath’, Chopin’s ‘Funeral March’, Mozart’s ‘The Statue Drags …

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