How To Be Perfect by Holly Wainwright

The social media tsunami generated by the Stylish Mumma should see Holly Wainwright translating the vicarious glow of this air brushed virtual star into a televisual box set light years away from those warts and all Neighbours and the golden era of the Antipodean soap opera. Paul Robinson has morphed into Elle Campbell, a character … Continue reading “How To Be Perfect by Holly Wainwright”

The Song of Peterloo by Carolyn O’Brien

A peaceful protest at Manchester’s St Peter’s Field is brought to a bloody end by a deadly cavalry charge of sabre swinging yeomanry. The violent culmination to months of fulminating antipathy between the working and ruling classes ultimately becomes a watershed moment in the fight of the disenfranchised to have a voice and meaning to … Continue reading “The Song of Peterloo by Carolyn O’Brien”

Sea of Bones by Deborah O’Donoghue

The whiff of political scandal is swatted to the back benches as Juliet’s suspicions grow over her niece’s sudden death and machievellian egos interplay with the otherworldly symbolism of the Scottish Highlands to unravel a series of human tragedies. In her desperate search for the truth Juliet’s role as Chief of Staff of the Progressive … Continue reading “Sea of Bones by Deborah O’Donoghue”

Crazy Busy Guilty by Lauren Sams

Prosecco parenting quickly loses its fizz for George as baby tears and breast feeding become sobering, sleep deprived substitutes for distant memories of a bacchanalian youth. Work hard and play harder is the default mantra for those inhabiting the intoxicating media bubble but this glamorous lifestyle appears to float away from George as the innocent … Continue reading “Crazy Busy Guilty by Lauren Sams”

Into the River by Mark Brandi

A sweaty palmed universal guilt stalks the relationship of itinerant loner Bernie and Ben, an innocent child in an Outback town debilitated by an oppressive heat that appears to distort the moral compass of its insipid inhabitants. This suffocating environment appears to trigger a seemingly unexplained suicide which in turn stimulates a level of background … Continue reading “Into the River by Mark Brandi”

The Geography of Friendship by Sally Piper

A dark shadow has been cast over the friendships of Lisa, Nicole and Samantha as they attempt to recreate a life changing Outback trek that has left a nightmarish imprint on their psyches. The inanimate austerity of rock and sand is occasionally lifted by the reflected light of the sea whose changing tides begin to mirror … Continue reading “The Geography of Friendship by Sally Piper”