'Crime writer Chris Hammer knows plot matters but he thinks people are even more important, as he tells Stephen Romei'
'The Bushveldt Carbineers, raised in South Africa in 1901, were volunteer cavalry, under the command of Lord Kitchener of the British Army. In reality, the Carbineers constituted the most disgraced military unit in which Australians have ever served. Notorious for their indiscipline and contempt for the established rules of war, their most infamous officers were Lieutenant Harry “Breaker” Morant and Lieutenant Peter Handcock.' (Introduction)
'‘Books were always my treasures, my doorways into that important other world that saved me.’’ Debra Adelaide’s The Innocent Reader is a collection of 14 essays, all of which are frankly personal, exploring the meaning of reading and writing.' (Introduction)