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‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’

I thought this was a Cicero quote, but Google and Wikipedia combine to tell me it was George Santayana in 1905. I’m still not convinced. Such is the human memory, an unreliable thing. It is also human behaviour to cling to false knowledge or seek help from the divine, and so the qu…read more

published: February 4th, 2014

Red Dirt Talking

Red Dirt Talking won the TAG Hungerford award and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. While winning an award is no blanket guarantee of a book or a writer, in this case the above mix is justified. Best unpublished novel, but it didn’t make the Miles Franklin cut.

This book is nonetheless a great read for it contains within it all the reasons that we read. It creates …read more

published: November 26th, 2013

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About Martin Chambers

Martin Chambers was born in Perth, Western Australia. He is married and has two adult daughters. He is a biologist who understands our origins are from the sea and believes we are not safe unless our feet are wet. His recreations include kayaking, sailing and sitting in the spa.

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