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Men Explain Things to Me
Lucy Christian Bell
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Rebecca Solnit's essay 'Men Explain Things to Me' has become a touchstone of the feminist movement, inspired the term 'mansplaining', and established Solnit as one of the leading feminist thinkers of our time - one who has inspired everyone from radical activists to Beyonce Knowles. Collected here in print for the first time is the essay itself, along with the best of Solnit's feminist writings.
When Jessie visits her grandmother at beautiful Blue Moon, she discovers an amazing secret and enters the Realm for the first time. Fairies, elves, tiny horses and all kinds of magical beings live in the Realm, and a noble Queen in a great golden palace rules them all. But the Realm is in terrible danger, and Jessie must outwit an evil enemy to save the land before it is destroyed forever.
It's Jessie's birthday, so her magical grandmother decides to surprise her - with some new Fairy Realm friends. Before Jessie knows it, she's on an adventure that whirls her to the end of a rainbow. Along the way, she discovers a part of the Realm she's never seen before - and meets the amazing rainbow fairies.
The gnomes of the magical Fairy Realm are in trouble, and not even the Queen's magic can help them! Jessie and her friends must travel to the Hidden Valley to solve the gnomes' terrible problem. Along the way, they journey through a part of the Realm Jessie's never seen before - and meet the delightful furrybears of Brill! The Last Fairy-Apple Tree is the fourth exciting adventure in Emily Rodda's magical Fairy Realm series.
When Jessie found a secret door in her grandmother's garden, she was amazed to find it led to the magical world of the Realm. She's had plenty of adventures since that day, but there's always more excitement!
Alcohol, usually beer, is an integral part of Australian culture. Australian writers from Henry Lawson onwards praise, blame and generally celebrate the demon drink. It can develop or ruin friendships, create farcical situations, breed or shatter illusions. Broadcaster and writer Jim Haynes has collected short stories and verse from well-known Australians that place that pint of beer at the centre of things.