Penguin Books Australia

The Intergenerational Stages of Womanhood by Fiona McArthur

July 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

  The Intergenerational Stages of Womanhood by Fiona McArthur When I first began writing The Desert Midwife I was thinking of the central Australian travelling midwives who hold clinics on outback stations and remote communities. Yet, I was also thinking how do those midwives who give so much, [...]

Review: Tabitha Bird’s A Lifetime of Impossible Days

June 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

Review: Tabitha Bird’s A Lifetime of Impossible Days   A Lifetime of Impossible Days Tabitha Bird Meet Willa Waters, aged 8 . . . 33 . . . and 93. On one impossible day in 1965, eight-year-old Willa receives a mysterious box containing a jar of water and the instruction: ‘One ocean: [...]

Review: Sasha Wasley’s Love Song

June 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

Book of the Month: Sasha Wasley’s Love Song   Love Song Sasha Wasley There was something about Charlie. Something about the way he questioned and teased her, brought her outside of herself … the way he’d made her crash headlong into love just by singing to her. At age seventeen, Beth [...]

Book of the Month: Sasha Wasley’s Love Song

June 1, 2019 // 1 Comment

Book of the Month: Sasha Wasley’s Love Song   Love Song Sasha Wasley There was something about Charlie. Something about the way he questioned and teased her, brought her outside of herself … the way he’d made her crash headlong into love just by singing to her. At age seventeen, Beth [...]

Astral Territory by Minnie Darke

April 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

  We are absolutely thrilled to host our guest author, Minnie Darke, in a content piece she has written about the role of astrology in her life.   Astral Territory by Minnie Darke The summer I was twelve, an older cousin gave me a dog-eared collection of Dolly magazines. It was [...]

Author of the Month: Nicole Alexander

March 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Author of the Month: Nicole Alexander Nicole Alexander’s ninth novel is a sweeping rural historical novel, set in South Australia and the Northern Territory.   Stone Country Nicole Alexander From nineteenth-century Adelaide and the red dirt of mid-north South Australia, to the cattle [...]

Book of the Month: Minnie Darke’s ‘Star Crossed’

March 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Book of the Month: Minnie Darke’s Star Crossed In three words, describe to us your novel: Joyful. Mischievous. Satisfying. In Star-Crossed, we meet Justine Carmichael a journalist who in order to win the heart of the man of her dreams tampers with her magazine’s horoscopes, setting [...]