Posted by: Lisa Hill | July 12, 2015

Alan Spence – His Writing Memorable and More Than Fine

The exciting part about a blog that prioritises Australian literature is that since Aussies (except for indigenous Australians) come from all over the world, literature from all over the world is kind-of ours too. Scots-Australians will particularly enjoy this review by occasional guest reviewer Mairi Neil on her own blog:

Alan Spence – His writing memorable and more than fine

Up the Creek with a pen ...

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I’m not sure Somerset Maugham‘s quote is accurate for all texts, but the books I cherish have certainly resonated deeply and a recent gift from a writer friend is a case in point. Dave, who does have Scottish ancestry, but sounds as ocker as they come is a wonderful friend who shows he is thinking of me by gifting books he discovers in opportunity shops, secondhand bookstores, or passes on books he has enjoyed.

We met for a Senior’s meal at the local Mordialloc Sporting Club and he gave me a recent find.

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First published William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1977. Later Phoenix Paperback, 1996.

I don’t often do book reviewsbecause as a writer I’m more comfortable reading and writing short stories and I’ll leave book reviews to my dear friend Lisa Hill who has a well-deserved prize winning blog prioritising books by  Australian and New Zealand writers, but who was…

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