REVIEW: TALES OF AUSTRALIA – GREAT SOUTHERN LAND

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TALES OF AUSTRALIA: GREAT SOUTHERN LAND

Various authors, edited by Stephen C Ormsby & Carol Bond
Satalyte Publishing eBook RRP $4.99
Review: Monique Mulligan

GSLCoverBookwebWhen you picture Australia, what do you see? What words come to mind when describing the Great Southern Land? As I tried to jot down a few, it occurred to me that it is hard to encapsulate this diverse land in its “beauty and terror” (to paraphrase from My Country by Dorothea McKellar) in just a few words. Tales of Australia: Great Southern Land is an anthology in which eight Australian authors share their visions of this country, but not in the way you’d expect. It’s a journey into the Australia of each author’s imagination or memory, with elements of fantasy and horror alternating with the ordinary. Reading some of the stories, you get the sense that secrets are being shared, that the arcane history and…

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