BLUEY – AUSTRALIA’S ‘GREYFRIAR’S BOBBY’

BLUEY - AUSTRALIA'S 'GREYFRIAR'S BOBBY'

How appropriate that this country’s  most loyal dog was not a Scottish terrier but Bluey, an Australian cattle dog. In 1927 a ‘Swaggie’ was critically injured when he was hit by a car. He was taken to the St. George Hospital in Kogarah,  but died soon afterwards. 

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ARCHIE COMICS – AND X-RAY GLASSES 😎

ARCHIE COMICS - AND X-RAY GLASSES 😎

American comics, especially Archie comics,  were as much a part of  my Tasmanian childhood as books were. How I loved  those  high school pals and rivals…. Archie, Jughead,  Betty,  Veronica and Reggie.  In pre-television days it was ‘Yankee’  comic books that introduced me  to the wonder of

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THE OXFORD MURDERS – A REVIEW

THE OXFORD MURDERS - A REVIEW

Well, I have to say that the  2005 novel The Oxford Murders may be the most irritating book I have ever read.  I found it in our wonderful little Blackheath (Blue Mountains) community library in Wentworth Street.     The title appealed to me because I love

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