Mimi and the Blue Slave
When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave.
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.
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
I picked up a copy of Molly Peacock’s latest collection, The Analyst, the other day, after seeing a particularly tiresome movie. I haven’t delved into the collection yet, I’m reading The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker – brilliant, don’t miss reading it! I’m also making muslins (note the plural!) of the dress I’m […]
My insta feed is all about Slow Fashion October – a movement that challenges the idea of fast fashion of the kind produced by stores such as Supre, Zara and H&M. Slow movements aren’t new – the slow food movement was one of the first which had an enormous impact on the industry and raised […]
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 »