The Salt Madonna – book review

The Archibald 2020

The Archibald 2020

At last, the arts Revolution — Archibald winners flag the end of white male dominance Vincent Namatjira’s Stand strong for who you are, acrylic on linen, 152 x 198 cm. Photo: AGNSW/Mim Stirling Joanna Mendelssohn, University of Melbourne The 2020 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, held under the strangest of…

Your libraries

Your libraries

During this time of increased isolation, reading may have become a more important activity for you. Richmond Tweed Regional Library’s thirteen branches are the place to go and part of the service enables you to reserve books which interest you online. There is free internet & Wi-Fi, eBooks, CDs &…

Book Review – A Room Made of Leaves

Book Review – A Room Made of Leaves

A Room Made of Leaves Author: Kate Grenville Book review: Jenny Dowell Late in this wonderful novel, Kate Grenville writes ‘This story…may appear to speak with authority, but might it be nothing more than the mischievous invention of a sly old woman?’ Who is the ‘sly old woman’? At first…

Healing with reading and writing

Healing with reading and writing

Bibliotherapy: how reading and writing have been healing trauma since World War I Viacheslav Nikolaenko via Shutterstock Sara Haslam, The Open University; Edmund King, The Open University, and Siobhan Campbell, The Open University Bibliotherapy – the idea that reading can have a beneficial effect on mental health – has undergone…