August 27, 2010

Love In The Age Of Drought: a career girl, a cotton farmer and an unlikely romance

Though the relationship between Fiona Higgins and her husband Stuart is the basis of this biography, there are many other issues presented here that will keep the unromantic at heart interested. Following Fiona from her first meeting with Stuart in Sydney through to married life it covers other interesting issues like eco-farming, drought, life on the land, moving to the country as a city girl and trying to fit into a new community. Filled with insight and humour (think frogs hiding in the toilet bowl) this is an eye opening book to a place that not everyone will have the opportunity to experience.

August 20, 2010

Surviving With Wolves - not for the faint hearted!

Imagine this: You're seven years old; your Jewish parents are taken away by the Nazis, and all you know is that they've gone east. You desperately want to find them so you embark on a journey that leads you through Belgium, Germany, Poland, and the Ukraine. On foot.

Impossible right?
The book "Surviving With Wolves" is the account of Misha Defonseca's journey across Europe during World War ll to find her parents. Filled with horror and inspiration, ignorance and understanding, cruelty and love, this is a confronting book about the atrocities one little girl experiences and about the connection and sanctuary she finds with packs of wolves along the way.
For it's inspiration or for it's brutality this book will stay with you long after you've read it.

August 19, 2010

Spring into Spring

It's time to dust off the lawn mower, sharpen up the pruning shears and dig up the pesky weeds that have appeared in the lawn. Spring is here and if your backyard resembles a jungle rather than a garden you may be in need of gardening tips or advice. We have the magazines that will answer your
questions and help transform messy into dressy!
Reserve the latest copy of Burke's Backyard, Gardening
Australia, Organic Gardener, House & Garden or Better
Homes & Gardens today.