When Star’s mum, Nell, begins to fall in love with Charlie and he moves in properly, Star isn’t sure how she feels about it.
Mimi and the Blue Slave
When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave.
Catherine Bateson is a poet and writer for young adults and younger readers.
She lives in Belgrave with the Accountant, a golden lab, a wide assortment of tropical fish and whichever children have moved back home.
The Hodgepodge, a writer's journal
This week has been all about Frocktails – the sewists’ annual extravaganza! I have been making a very simple dress from sandwashed silk. I haven’t sewn much with silk, so that has been interesting, although I’d have to say this is silk that certainly behaves itself. It’s not fine, slippery silk. However, I also lined […]
Book clubs – love them? Ambivalent? Have had bad past experiences? I was in one once where there was so much competition to be the perfect hostess that the actual book under discussion was lost in the chorus of food appreciation noises and recipe swapping. When it was my turn to host I realised with […]
Book Reviews5 stars
Star is an endearing first person narrator who will have the reader cheering for good things to happen to her. At times she is, as her mother accuses, self centred, but this adds to the sense of realism...Read more »
The rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne is explored and gently rocked. Catherine Bateson points out that home is where family and friends are, that the rest is just bonus...Read more »