This Australian classic - The Transit of Venus - follows the lives of two Australian orphans, Caro and Grace Bell, who move to England in search of a better life. It’s a heartbreaking tale of unrequited passionate longing.
A mesmerising novel, Questions of Travel follows the two very different lives of Laura, who travels the world before returning to Sydney, and Ravi, who dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events. Award-winning novelist Michelle de Kretser speaks with The Sydney Morning Herald’s Literary Editor, Susan Wyndham, about Questions of Travel, described as ‘a grand and intellectual work, a unique study on the essence of modern time, how we travel in it and through it’ (SMH). (shawjonathan)… (more)