Leading Lines

Leading Lines

Speechwriting is something of a black art, so I always leap at the chance to read any book that sheds light on the topic and might help us at Editor Group, as humble practitioners. Leading Lines is a new book by the appropriately named Lucinda Holdforth, who teaches...
A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

I didn’t have any great expectations when I started reading A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles, Random House, $19.99). But I soon realised it was a rare gift – a book with an original plot and a wonderful main character. I’ve read a lot of novels, so an original plot...
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Being an artist has always been an alluring career path. Looking at a piece of work that you’ve created gives a sense of joy and fulfilment, especially if you get paid for it. But many people don’t follow that path for fear of failure. They believe their work isn’t...
The Dry

The Dry

Despite just about everyone I know recommending this debut novel from Melbourne journalist Jane Harper, I’ve resisted reading it until now because the subject matter sounded so, ahem, dry. Somehow, out of all these recommendations, I’d managed to pick up that the book...
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

If immersing yourself in tales of death, detectives and the depraved doesn’t sound like your ideal summer holiday, please don’t read this review. If, on the other hand, you start your day with a bowl of cereal and a side of serial killers, welcome! The New York...

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