{television} Miss Fisher’s second series

“Our glamorous lady detective, The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, swans into early 1929 Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.” No need to imagine my delight with the second series return of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (2013) if you’ve read my ravings about series one or have seen the Australian televisionContinue reading “{television} Miss Fisher’s second series”

{television} finding miss fisher

It is 1920s Melbourne and the sophisticated Miss Phryne Fisher is fearless in the face of injustice as a lady detective and woman. The Australian television drama series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries was one of our favorite finds of 2013. Created by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger and based on novels by Kerry Greenwood, itsContinue reading “{television} finding miss fisher”

{book} graffiti moon

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 (2010 in Australia) hardcover, 257 pages. contemporary teen fiction. tagline: an artist, a dreamer, a long, mean, night a little wanting song guaranteed I would be reading more of Cath Crowley’s work. I took me a bit of time to get a hold of a copyContinue reading “{book} graffiti moon”

{book} look, a book

DAY 28 Look, a Book! by Libby Gleeson illustrated by Freya Blackwood Officina Libraria, published in Australia in 2011; US in 2012 Red is a favorite color and that it frames such an attractive illustration… I think I’ve found a new Illustrator to add to my favorites list. Two children find a red book lyingContinue reading “{book} look, a book”

{film} broken hill

…and an absence of glamour. A gifted teenage composer (Tommy), dreams of being accepted into the famous Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Unfortunately, a good band is hard to find in the middle of Outback Australia – until a strange incident involving flying watermelons leads him to a group of talented prison inmates. ~published summary byContinue reading “{film} broken hill”

lost & found

(from The Red Tree) Lost & Found : 3 by Shaun Tan Arthur A Levine Books, 2011. A Shaun Tan book is a joy for ever. Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. [L & Keats] Yes, I’ve a grand love for Shaun Tan’s work. His words and his artwork really resonate with me. WhenContinue reading “lost & found”

“joyn me”

Woolvs in the Sitee by Margaret Wild & Anne Spudvilas Originally published Penguin Group (Australia), 2006. US edition: Front Street (Boyd Mills Press), 2007. Picture Book, ages 10 & up. In a strange and sinister world, Ben is in hiding from the “woolvs.” His only ally, Missus Radinski, doesn’t believe the woolvs exist–until it is tooContinue reading ““joyn me””