Filed under Melina Marchetta

On Writing: Melina Marchetta on Heroines.

On Writing: Melina Marchetta on Heroines.

OK, I could pretty much say anything right now. I’m pretty sure the majority of you have already skipped ahead and… well, I don’t blame you because yes, I have Melina Marchetta here today, talking about how she writes her heroines. It’s probably futile to say that I love Melina Marchetta’s books. If you’ve ever … Continue reading

Mackee’s Music.

Mackee’s Music.

The other day I got a parcel. Now, as any other book addict who buys more books than they’ve had hot meals knows, this isn’t news. I could probably tell you the name of my postman’s children I see him so often. But this was a special parcel and it was a parcel that contain … Continue reading

A Write- Up….

Or… how I met one of my all time favourite authors. *Slight spoilers for Froi of the Exiles follow. You’ve been warned.* If you are a fan, you will probably know that Melina Marchetta is travelling Europe to gather the last bits of research for the third book in her Lumatere Trilogy, Quintana of Charyn. … Continue reading

Interview with Zack Ahern, Photographer.

Interview with Zack Ahern, Photographer.

Or… The Guy Behind The Shoulders. I know you might be wondering why I’m interviewing a photographer on my blog today. “Um… isn’t this a book review blog?”  I hear you ask. And yes it is. “So what’s with the photographer? Oh god, you’re not trying to be arty and cool again are you, Jo? … Continue reading

Looking for Alibrandi- Melina Marchetta

Looking for Alibrandi- Melina Marchetta

Synopsis from Goodreads. For as long as Josephine Alibrandi can remember, it’s just been her, her mom, and her grandmother. Now it’s her final year at a wealthy Catholic high school. The nuns couldn’t be any stricter—but that doesn’t seem to stop all kinds of men from coming into her life. Caught between the old-world … Continue reading

Review: The Piper’s Son- Melina Marchetta

Review: The Piper’s Son- Melina Marchetta

Passive Aggressive Paint Job.  Synopsis from Goodreads. Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca – but five years have passed, and now it’s Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign … Continue reading

Review: Saving Francesca- Melina Marchetta

Review: Saving Francesca- Melina Marchetta

Synopsis from Goodreads. Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastian’s, a boys’ school that pretends it’s coed by giving the girls their own bathroom.  Her only female companions are an ultra-feminist, a rumored slut, and an an impossibly dorky accordion player.  The boys are no better, from Thomas who specializes in musical burping to Will, the … Continue reading