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Read Our Stories – But Don’t Steal Them

In 2015 I was travelling when inspiration struck. I had returned to my grandfather’s country to find out more about where I had come from; nothing could have prepared me for where it would lead. I found more family history than I had ever imagined existed, and I was invited to the opening ceremony for a memorial to the massacre on country in which many relatives of my direct ancestors died. It was beautiful, it was horrific, it was inspiring. I took that inspiration and ran with it – more like sprinted. I wrote a novel at a feverish...

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‘Finding Your Feet’ MOVIE REVIEW: A Familiar Crowd-Pleaser With Strong Lead Turns

Entertainment One Finding Your Feet begins in a rather stilted manner, and for a short while the thought of sitting through two hours of pretentious aristocratic blather seems like a lot to bear. Of course, with its title suggesting a renewed lease on life, the film was always going to have its ebbs and flows. I guess I just wasn’t in the mood to hitch along for the ride. I had to remind myself of the target audience, and I had to put their interests before my own. And obviously this is the type of film they would love....

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Book Review: The Girl From Munich By Tania Blanchard

Title: The Girl From Munich Author: Tania Blanchard Published: September 1st 2017 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The haunting bestseller about love and loss in wartime Germany, inspired by a true story. Germany, 1943. The choices she makes will change her life forever. Growing up in Hitler’s Germany, Charlotte von Klein has big dreams for the future. Her mind is full of plans for a sumptuous wedding to her childhood sweetheart Heinrich while working for the Luftwaffe, proudly giving her all for the Fatherland. But in 1943, the tide of...

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[Discussion] Thoughts On Wounds! (Aki!)

A Wound, sometimes known as a character’s ghost, is a traumatic event in the character’s past that explains to the audience why the character is the way she or he is. It’s the experience that defines the psychological struggle they must combat on a daily basis. The moment that sets them on a journey to becoming who they can be; if they can manage to recover. Basically, it’s the psychological dragon they must slay. Bruce Wayne’s Wound is that fateful night where he let his fear beat him as a child and, as a result, tragically contributed to the...

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Relocating Literary History

The National Library of Greece is moving its entire collection from its home of 100 years to a new cultural center on the Athens seafront Workers move boxes with books to trucks at the old historic National Library of Greece in Athens earlier this month. Wearing masks and gloves, specialized staff gingerly place their treasured cargo inside wheeled, shock-absorbing boxes for a historic trip to the other end of Athens in the biggest book move in Greek history. From January until April, the National Library of Greece is moving root and branch, out of its 100-year-old home in central...

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