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Martina Taliano

Martina is a wife, stepmother, daughter, sister, friend and serious bibliophile. She struggles with late night dilemmas such as whether to wait to get to the shop to buy a hard copy book to share with everyone, or to download the e-book and start reading straight away. Martina has many wonderful qualities, however patience is not one of them and the e-book usually wins. Her perfect world would be one where every child is read to every day and no one ever utters the terrible words ‘I don’t like reading’.

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Thoughts from an ex-servicewoman

Who do you think of on ANZAC Day? The very title conjures images of...

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Book Review: The President’s Lunch

She tasted power and passion in the world’s highest office against the backdrop of...

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Book Clubs are cool (again!) We've rounded up some Canberra clubs…

Many people hate the Canberra winter, but I love the way we get to...

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'Enlightened' with Sarah and Jen'

After  you watch an episode of your favourite TV show or finish reading a...

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Unrequited…the making of a novel

Last month, author, businesswoman, HerCanberra contributor and all round wonder woman Emma Grey published her latest...

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Unrequited: Emma Grey pens the NEXT. BIG. THING (and reignites my love of boy bands)

Seventeen-year-old Kat Hartland loathes Unrequited, the world’s biggest boy band. Is she the only...

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An Assembly of Happiness: building a values-based Canberra community

On Sunday I discovered a movement that has been gathering momentum in Canberra for...

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Review: The Grass Castle by Canberra's Karen Viggers

The Grass Castle is Canberra author Karen Viggers’ latest novel; a beautiful story of...

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