Susan Stevenson

Susan Stevenson works as a bookseller at Readings Malvern.

Reviews

Active Labour: Memoirs of a Working-Class Doctor by Percy Rogers

Reviewed by Susan Stevenson

Active Labour, the title of Percy Rogers’ autobiography, alludes to his work as an obstetrician pioneering the Lamaze method of childbirth, and also his life-long commitment to social activism. His f…

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Beautiful Revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Reviewed by Susan Stevenson

It is hard to imagine a society so disillusioned it could be seduced by a character like Jim Jones – and hard to believe someone could be as charismatic as he obviously was. In order to write Beautif

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Bluebottle by Belinda Castles

Reviewed by Susan Stevenson

Set on Sydney’s Barrenjoey peninsula, the sea is a constant presence throughout Belinda Castles’ Bluebottle. From the cliff-top shack where architect Charlie Bright and his photogenic family spend Ch…

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Mrs. M by Luke Slattery

Reviewed by Susan Stevenson

Over the course of a long, sleepless night, Elizabeth Macquarie composes an epitaph for her husband, Governor Lachlan Macquarie. From widowhood on the Isle of Mull, she revisits their part in the tum…

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