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The Onion Field

Reviewed by Paul Landymore

Whilst November 1963 was a terrible month, with global and long lasting repercussions, it wasn’t the only one that year. Six months earlier in March, a smaller, but no less fatal event took place tha…

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Eternal Light

Reviewed by Catherine Koerner

Elin Manahan Thomas has a distinctive, bright and expressive voice very much suited to the program of pieces she has chosen for her debut disc. The disc begins with a 1000-year-old piece by Hildegard…

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Handel Arias

Reviewed by Catherine Koerner

Danielle de Niese, the 26-year-old Melbourne-born soprano, makes her recording debut following the acclaim for her performance as Cleopatra in the 2005 Glyndebourne production of Handel’s Giulio Cesa…

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Australian Classics

Reviewed by Jo Case

This lovingly assembled book selects 50 classic Australian works (both prose and poems), from Rolf Boldrewood’s Robbery Under Arms (1889) to Peter Carey’s Booker prize-winning True History of the Kel

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Folk Songs

Reviewed by Richard Mohr

The fourth recording from the Norwegian early music vocal group, who have a rabid following among quite a few Readings customers. For this, their first of Norwegian folk songs, they collaborate with …

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Gut, Wind and Wire

Reviewed by Phil Richards

The Baltimore Consort, America’s most popular early music ensemble, mixes instruments from different families. Over the years they have covered various musical styles, including music of Ireland, Sco…

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The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

Reviewed by Samarra Hyde

It’s 1939 and two orphaned brothers are living with their grandparents in Tokyo. One is obsessed with sumo wrestling and the other with creating hand carved masks for the Noh theatre. The boys both b…

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The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Reviewed by Lou Fulco

For all the monikers attached to Pink Floyd this, their first album, introduced us to ‘space rock’. Mixed with Syd Barrett’s lyrical innocence and childlike whimsy and imagery The Piper at the Gates

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The End of America

Reviewed by Chris Gordon

Thank goodness for voices like Naomi. In her first book, The Beauty Myth, she attacked what she characterised as the exploitation of women by the fashion and beauty industries. Here, Naomi has again …

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The Butcher’s Boy

Reviewed by Paul Landymore

This reissue of Thomas Perry’s instant classic debut is long overdue. This pacy thriller about a top hit man whose troubles with his employers make too much noise and attract the attention of the aut…

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