1950 "I'm your brother," he said, holding his cap in both hands. Book two of the Edith Trilogy, Dark Palace finished as the aftermath of WWII gave birth to the brand new United Nations. Book three, Cold Light sees us jumping forward four years to Canberra, Australia. 1950's Canberra. A city that was only conceived … Continue reading Cold Light | Frank Moorhouse #EdithReadalong
Alejandro Ferri is my name. I truly am being stalked by Jorge Luis Borges. Everywhere I turn, there he is! Again! The latest incident occured on the 1st August when I opened my copy of Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse to complete my Edith Trilogy Readalong. Frank ambitiously included six, yes SIX, epigraphs. The first … Continue reading The Congress | Jorge Luis Borges #ARGshortstory
Cold Light sees me moving into uncharted territory and the main reason why I have been rereading Grand Days and Dark Palace in the first place - to finally finish the Edith Trilogy - to find out how Edith's story concludes. Where does she end up? What work does she move onto next? Does she … Continue reading Cold Light Introduction #EdithReadalong
Geneva, on the night of October 15, in the year of 1931...Edith and her friend, Jeanne, found themselves in the dining room of the Hôtel des Bergues - Geneva's best - wining and dining in a grand, exuberant, and stately manner. One of the things I fear most when reading a series is the lengthy recap. In … Continue reading Dark Palace | Frank Moorhouse #EdithReadalong
Sadly, on the 26th June 2022, Frank Moorhouse passed away aged 83. He was born on the 21st December 1938 in Nowra, NSW. He was a journalist, writer, novelist and screenwriter. Please see Lisa @ANZ LitLovers lovely farewell here and Sue @Whispering Gums here. As you will see in both posts, Moorhouse's influence has been … Continue reading Dark Palace Introduction #EdithReadalong
Today is the day we begin reading The Edith Trilogy and this is the offical master post for all three books. Grand Days was first published in 1993 in a magnificent hardcover edition complete with a cover featuring Circe Invidiosa by John William Waterhouse (one of my favourite paintings). I picked up a sale copy … Continue reading The Edith Trilogy Readalong Begins #EdithReadalong
Happy New Year one and all! Here's to a 2022 filled with good health, happiness and fun times with those we love. I celebrate each new year by posting a photo of me with the first book I plan to read thanks to Sheila's First Book of the Year Meme. But, of course, I don't … Continue reading First Book of the Year 2022
2020 was the year of many things. Some planned and expected, like the War and Peace chapter-a-day readalong. But many things unexpected and impossible to plan for as well. Who knew that Plague-Lit would become a thing? Or that I would waste one whole perfectly good reading month by feeling weird and distracted about a certain … Continue reading 2021 Here We Come!