Georgia Brough

Georgia Brough is a former Readings Carlton bookseller

Review — 23 Sep 2019

The Eighth Life (For Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili

The Eighth Life is the saga of a Georgian family – its intricate, interconnected lives, its losses, triumphs, sadnesses, and great loves, set against the sweep of Russian history across…

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Review — 28 May 2019

The White Girl by Tony Birch

In post-World War II Deane, a rural Australian town, Odette Brown cares for her granddaughter Sissy. They live on Deane’s fringes, in a run-down mining area called Quarrytown, where the…

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Review — 23 Feb 2020

Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

Jenny McLaine, writer and Instagram addict, should have it together. She’s thirty-five, she owns her own house, and she’s a successful feminist columnist. Only, her famous photographer boyfriend has left…

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Blog post — 2 Sep 2019

My favourite kick-you-in-the-guts reads

So frequently I feel that these days I’ll read a book, close it, and say ‘Wasn’t that good’, and then move on without a backwards glance. But what about those…

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Review — 19 Aug 2019

Here Until August: Stories by Josephine Rowe

In Here Until August, a young man rows across an azure lake above a sunken town, carrying the ashes of his mother in a biscuit tin; an insular couple…

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Review — 22 Jul 2019

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

On an isolated island, things are disappearing. Ribbon, hat, bird. One by one, they all disappear, and soon, the inhabitants of the island forget they ever existed at all. The…

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Blog post — 28 May 2019

Compelling book covers

Someone once asked me if I thought ebooks would ever fully replace print, and I remember thinking, absolutely not – not while books are such aesthetic objects, even not considering…

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