The Birds and Bees of a Book-lover’s Garden

It’s been a blustery old week in Perth, but between the squalls, grey skies and showers, a few hours of winter sunshine warmed our rain-soaked garden. We have planted native West Australian trees and shrubs to attract insects and birds to our plot of suburbia, so it was a thrill to observe the buzzing activity…

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Cockatoo Dreaming: The Inspiration for “Capturing Chloe.”

In his Timaeus and Theaetetus dialogues, Plato explores a conflation between dreaming and consciousness, and the notion that dreams may be a form of storytelling. It is easy to find examples of authors who have drawn inspiration from dreams, including Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, Robert Louis Stevenson with Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and the…

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