MJ Hyland is an award-winning novelist. Her books include How Light Gets In, the 2006 Man Booker-shortlisted Carry Me Down and This is How.
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Dining at the Ledbury
‘Cloudstreet’ By Matthew Saville
Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet is a compassionate masterpiece, which is to Australians what George Orwell’s 1984 is to the English and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird is to Americans. But Matthew Saville’s six-hour miniseries doesn’t …
Shipped Down Under
Jim Loach’s ‘Oranges and Sunshine’ and Mark Lewis’ ‘Cane Toads: The Conquest’
It’s not even eight o’clock and already the sun’s burning bright. Trudy and I stand in the shade of the Orient Line ticket-booth at Circular Quay and watch the passengers leave the Oriana.
Trudy’s always talked about how we’re going …
Fumigation in London & Amsterdam
It was a warm Tuesday morning, the beginning of my second week in Bloomsbury, London, and I was smoking a cigarette on the stone steps of the apartment building two doors down from mine. A man wearing overalls got out of a small van, took a silver canister …
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