Tag Archive: History

Jul 31

Reading List: Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Empathizing with Gaza does NOT make me anti-Semitic, nor pro-Hamas or anti-Israel. It makes me human. David Harris-Gershon (@David_EHG) Over the past two weeks, I have struggled with my own ignorance about the Gaza conflict. My attempts to read news reports have left me frustrated with the obvious bias of the media and annoyed that …

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Jun 13

Book Review – Lost Buildings by Jonathan Glancey

Lost Buildings by Jonathan Glancey

Title: Lost Buildings Author: Jonathan Glancey Publisher: Cameron House, 2008 (256 pages) ISBN: 978-1-74173-033-3 Topic: Architecture, History, Famous Buildings The cover blurb describes Lost Buildings as an “elegy to places we will never see” and this describes perfectly the purpose of this book – to preserve the memory and capture the spirit of buildings that …

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May 21

Review: Linnea in Monet’s Garden by Christina Björk

Young Linnea and her elderly neighbour Mr Bloom are both fascinated with the work of French artist Claude Monet. They travel together to Paris and view his work at the Marmottan museum. They also spend two days in Giverny at Monet’s home, where they view his house, garden and the Japanese bridge that features in …

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Apr 30

Review: The Stamp of Australia by Kelly Burke

Despite the fact that I have a (much neglected) stamp collection of my own, I approached reviewing this book with some trepidation. I expected a rather factual presentation of names, dates and places in a kind of extended timeline illustrated with various stamps of significance. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find that The Stamp …

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Apr 25

ANZAC Day and the Power of Words

Lest We Forget Wreath

April 25th is ANZAC Day in Australia. It is the day when our current and retired servicemen and women march in honour of those who have served in Australia’s military forces during a variety of wars and conflicts but most significantly the battle of Gallipoli in World War I. I have read quite a number …

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Apr 12

The 39 Clues Junior Fiction Series

Cahill family members are shocked to discover that wealthy matriarch Grace Cahill’s will outlines an elaborate quest to decide who will become not only rich, but the new head of the powerful Cahill clan after her death. Those selected to participate in the quest must choose between the taking part and receiving the first of …

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