Tag Archives: Mesopotamia

Recreating the past: Agatha Christie, archaeology & fiction

‘Bismillahi ar rahman ar rahim [In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate]. That is the Arab phrase used before starting out on a journey. Eh bien, we too start on a journey. A journey into the past. A journey … Continue reading

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Thank you, Mesopotamia

Attention Melbourne writers: if you haven’t yet done so, I urge you to visit the Mesopotamia exhibition at the Melbourne Museum and pay homage to the ancient culture that invented writing. I spent a wondrous morning wandering around the exhibition … Continue reading

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Review: The Wreckage

The Wreckage is an explosive thriller, stylish and pacy, with the sort of literary flourishes I don’t often encounter in this genre – such as this one, which has stayed with me since I read it: “Kunther draws on his … Continue reading

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