The Rudd Years. Mysterious. Baffling. Sensual. What can be said about this most riveting and magical period in Australian history? Lots of stuff, and Ben Pobjie has said it all. The Unofficial Court Historian of Australia here collects the very best of his prize-mentioning columns from New Matilda.
Seriously unfit & unmotivated, Lisa Dempster is an unlikely candidate for a gruelling outdoor adventure. When her life needs a shake-up, she decides the only thing for it is to hike the henro michi, a 1200 kilometre Buddhist pilgrimage through the mountains of Japan. Lisa’s journey from overweight dole bludger to intrepid explorer is a witty & fascinating insight into Japan’s famed pilgrimage