Tag Archives: The Help

Author’s research: Secrets From The Dust – Australian Aboriginal Civil Rights Movement

In this next post from my series about how the research for Secrets From The Dust relates to the novel, I look at the Australian Aboriginal civil rights movement, followed by a short scene from the novel which illustrates their … Continue reading

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Why should the reader care?

Recently, I asked a reviewer I met on KUForum if she would like to review my novel, Secrets From The Dust. She replied to say that it was not the sort of book she normally read, but she would have … Continue reading

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Review of Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help” 4/5*

The early 1960s. The civil rights movement is well underway, with marches, boycotts and sit-ins. The resistance to change is no stronger than in Jackson Mississippi, where a black man can be beaten to within inches of his life for … Continue reading

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