Hay, New South Wales, 1923. Martha, a classics scholar from the coast, comes to teach in a man’s town in the outback. She falls in love with Henry, a local man, and they find their dream place on the river where they raise a family and breed a flock of sheep with fine wool. The unforgiving climate erodes their dreams. When Henry leaves, Martha takes on the outside work and learns to drive. Seven-year-old Anna is her main helper and confidante.
Ep. 155 The Love That Remains – Susan Francis
An extraordinary memoir about secrets, life’s shocking twists and unconditional love.
How could I write about the importance of truth and not tell the whole truth myself?
Ep: 123 Imperfect by Lee Kofman
By the time she was eleven and living in the Soviet Union, Lee Kofman had undergone several major operations on both a defective heart and injuries sustained in a bus accident. Her body harbours a constellation of disfiguring scars that have shaped her sense of self and her view of the world. But it wasn’t until she moved to Israel and later to Australia that she came to think these markings weren’t badges of honour to flaunt but were, in fact, imperfections that needed to be hidden away.
Ep.99 Jay Martin – Vodka and Apple Juice
Disarmingly funny account of a undiplomatic wife in Poland
Ep: 98 Sonya Voumard – The Media and the Massacre, plus Skin in the Game
The Media and the Massacre is a chilling portrayal of journalism, betrayal, and storytelling surrounding the 1996 Port Arthur massacre. Skin in the Game, Stella Prize long-listed author Sonya Voumard, is an original, incisive and hugely entertaining memoir of her life in journalism
Ep: 84 Kerry Tucker -The Prisoner
Kery Tucker seemed to be a typical suburban mother of two, but she had a terrible secret: she had been stealing money from her employers.
When her offence was discovered it was reported to be the biggest white-collar crime committed by a female in Victoria, and she was sentenced to seven years in a maximum-security prison, alongside the state’s most notorious criminals. Being incarcerated with drug dealers and murderers, however, was not nearly as daunting as having to tell her two young daughters why she was leaving them. The shame was almost unbearable.
Ep: 9 Catherine Berry – “But you are in France, Madame”
A excerpt from Catherine Berry’s new novel ‘But you are in France, Madam’. One family, three children five bags and a promise of adventure living in the French Alps.