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Tara Calaby

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Tara Calaby is an English-Australian writer and editor, living in Gippsland, Australia with her incredible wife and far too many books and DVDs. Calaby is currently a PhD candidate at La Trobe University, researching the social worlds of women in Victorian lunatic asylums. Her speculative and historical short stories have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies and her debut novel House of Longing is due out with Text Publishing in June 2023.

NB: I have a policy of not engaging with reviews of my work. Many of the books listed here were read for research purposes and the views expressed within them do not necessarily reflect my own.

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Tara Calaby Alas, no :( But I've had Butler on my Need To Try list for some time now. I'll get around to it eventually! (So many books. So little time.)…moreAlas, no :( But I've had Butler on my Need To Try list for some time now. I'll get around to it eventually! (So many books. So little time.)(less)
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Donna Tartt
“Does such a thing as 'the fatal flaw,' that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn't. Now I think it does. And I think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.”
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Daphne du Maurier
“Little notes, scrawled on half-sheets of paper, and letters, when he was away, page after page, intimate, their news. Her voice, echoing through the house, and down the garden, careless and familiar like the writing in the book.
And I had to call him Maxim.”
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Ernest Hemingway
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“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.”
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“He died little more than a hundred years ago, and all that remains of him is paper. Paper, ideas, phrases, metaphors, structured prose which turns into sound.”
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Nandakishore Mridula Thanks for accepting my friend request. We have a lot of books in common across the genres.


Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Tara.


Wendy Darling Thanks so much for the friendvite and the lovely note, Tara. I really appreciate your taking the time to write something about what happened, as it's been a bit of a zoo here lately. Aside from all that, I look forward to chatting books with you, too! :)


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