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...
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...
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...
The Land Before Avocado: Journeys in a lost Australia

The Land Before Avocado: Journeys in a lost Australia

From 1965 to 1975, Australia was a land of body shirts and no social media on which to show off (or shame) them. A land where housing prices were downright reasonable. And, as Richard Glover dutifully explains, there really were no avocados – or near to none. It was...
The House

The House

The recent furore over advertising on the sails of the Sydney Opera House is nothing compared to the scandals, political rows and media frenzies that characterised the creation of this iconic building. Most newsworthy was the sacking of Danish architect Jørn Utzon who...

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