The Ferals That Ate Australia by Guy Hull is proving to be an entertaining and informative read. A natural history that examines how introduced domesticated species have impacted on this continent, with particular reference to those which shrugged off domesticity and became feral. Their impact on the environment is another story again.

Reading Miss Fisher involves consistently encountering the words ‘Hispano-Suiza’. This is her car, which in the TV series is a wonderfully sourced piece of authentic motoring history that remains mostly in the background. In the written stories each mention seems to invoke far more than a sense of conveyance; rather an exotic and barely restrainable …

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Bought In God They Trust? by Roy Williams today. It has articles of varying length and depth about the spiritual backgrounds and beliefs of those who held the office of Prime Minister of Australia up until the publication in 2013. We’ve had three more PMs since then. Given the times when all these were born …

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