Missus was the last novel of ruth park 1917 2010 by this time in 1985 she was calling a spade a spade the old queen was dead and king edward well settled on the throne of england in far away new south wales in the town of trafalgar hugh darcy and margaret kilker were born there.

Just scraping in for ausreadingmonth at brona rsquo s this reading life evelyn juers rsquo magnificent bio of the dancer philippa cullen 1950 ndash 1975 is a book that will i think appeal to different kinds of readers readers who are interested in the arts especially dance readers who are interested in the art of biography and readers who are interested in australian innovation.