A Slant Of Light, by Paul Kane

  This beautifully designed pamphlet contains twenty-three poems selected from Paul Kane’s three previous books: The Farther Shore (1990), Drowned Lands (2000) and Work Life (2007). It is subtitled “Australian Poems” and chooses those poems from the books directly relevant to Australia, though it does omit two of an Australian suite from the first book. This immediately arouses, of course, a…

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Tracks, by Robyn Davidson

  ‘I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there’s no going back.’ So begins Robyn Davidson’s perilous journey through some of the harshest spaces of the world. A camel-trek from the heart of Australia, across 17,000 miles of hostile desert, to the sea…

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