Kate Forsyth

Kate’s review – A Universe of Sufficient Size

2020-09-28T16:32:34+11:00Categories: Episodes|Tags: , , , , , |

Kate's review
We hope all our followers are faring well during Covid-19 and that perhaps books are proving a great comfort to those in isolation. Kate reviews Miriam Sved's latest novel, A Universe of Sufficient Size. Kate reads many books but felt this one really deserved a review. It follows the fortunes of five mathematicians as the Holocaust presses in.

Hello Ladies! … and Gents … farewell for now

2020-03-15T13:12:34+11:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

What's up and coming
Hello Ladies! and Gents ... Thank you for joining us for our season finale with Debra Oswald and Richard Glover – and what a season it’s been. We’ve interviewed such a wonderful range of Australian writers, from debut writers to seasoned pros, and covered so much ground. Now that the season is over, we intend to celebrate – over lunch and champagne of course – and plan the future of Word of Mouth TV. We intend to continue but there will be a few changes. In the meantime: Good reading!!

Straight from the authors’ mouths

2020-03-07T14:57:44+11:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Recommended Reads
One would think upon reading Crazy Rich Asians that it is too shallow and stereotyped to be worthy of a recommended read. But that's the whole point. For those who know anything about Singapore, where the book is set, this book couldn't be closer to the truth - and there lies the humour and literary merit. Meanwhile, Kate has taken the high-brow road and recommends Tracking the Seven Sisters by Margo Neale, explores the history and meaning of songlines, the Dreaming or creation tracks that criss-cross Australia.

The Whole Bright Year – Debra Oswald

2020-02-23T19:17:08+11:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Kate's review
The gorgeous title and cover of this novel are instantly enticing … and then I open the book and find a quote from Homer referencing my favourite Greek myth, the story of Demeter, the goddess of the harvest, whose daughter Persephone is ravished away by Hades, the god of the underworld. At once I wonder if Debra Oswald plans to allude to the myth in a book that I know (thanks to the blurb) is set in Australia in 1976. I love books that drawn on myth and folklore in bold and unexpected ways, and so I settle in to read with a heightened sense of anticipation and interest.

Debra Oswald and Richard Glover’s super 70s giveaway

2020-02-27T17:02:34+11:00Categories: Giveaway, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We're living in the 70s
Thanks to Penguin Books and Harper Collins, Word of Mouth TV has a super 70s giveaway to celebrate the season finale with one of Australia's most talented literary couples, Debra Oswald and Richard Glover. Their books The Whole Bright Year and The Land Before Avocado will take those of us who remember it on a rollicking romp back in time to Australia in the 1970s - few better times to be. And for those so careless as to be born post-1980, they will take you to a place of wonder that defies belief - a foreign land. You know the drill! Don't forget the hashtags!

Episode 14: Debra Oswald and Richard Glover’s 70s knockout double

2020-04-09T11:52:57+11:00Categories: Episodes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join us for this fun and fab night with one of Australia's most talented and interesting literary couples, Debra Oswald and Richard Glover, as they share the backstories of their fantastic books: The Whole Bright Year and The Land Before Avocado. Both books were set in the 1970s and it was an absolute blast from the past as we ventured back into one of the most fun and fascinating eras in Australia's recent history. This season finale is a classic and very funny!! It was just a fantastic way to end the first season of Word of Mouth TV.

The history of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

2019-12-16T21:40:13+11:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kate's novel biographies
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was published 176 years ago, on December 19th 1843, but its popularity only continues to grow with a new generation of movies including The Man Who Invented Christmas two years ago. It’s one of my own personal favourites of his works, simply because of its vitality and Dickens’ signature mix of joyousness and poignancy. I like to re-read every year at Christmas – it only takes an hour or so, with a glass or two of mulled mead and perhaps a thick wedge of fruit cake.

Book review 1: Kate shares her lockdown reviews

2020-04-09T14:10:46+11:00Categories: Episodes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Word of Mouth TV's Kate Forsyth reviews five books to help tide our friends and viewers over during lockdown. It includes a range of genres to cater for different tastes so hopefully there is something for everyone. This is the first of several we hope to serve up over the next few months. Filmed on the iphone, it's a bit of experiment, and we will be tampering with presentation as we perfect this. It's 30 minutes so long, so you can dip into it at your leisure and maybe listen to one or two at a time. Or if you find yourself in desperate need of literary contact, the whole damn lot! Enjoy!!

Episode 13: Dickens Boz in Oz Christmas special

2019-12-13T15:33:45+11:00Categories: Episodes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Word of Mouth TV tags along for the Boz in Oz conference and discovers Charles Dickens’ great association with Australia. Of course, few authors conjure Christmas more readily than Dickens. Join us as we explore the mystery of the Dickens statue in Sydney’s Centennial Park, and interview some of Australia’s leading authorities on Dickens before gathering for a Dickensian feast at the beautiful historic Vaucluse House. As author of the classic Christmas novel The Christmas Carol, our Boz in Oz special seemed the perfect choice to celebrate the Christmas season. Enjoy!

Charles Dickens Boz in Oz Christmas giveaway

2019-12-11T15:58:46+11:00Categories: Giveaway|Tags: , , , , , |

It's the works!
Thanks to Penguin Random House, Word of Mouth TV has a great Dickens book pack to give away for our special Christmas edition. What’s in the box? Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Bleak House and Hard Times. What a fantastic way to get into the Christmas spirit. All you need to do to enter is SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel, or our website www.wordofmouthtv.com.au, then SHARE on social media using the hashtags #WordofMouthTV #BozInOz and tell the world why Word of Mouth TV is the freshest, hottest cooking and book show ever!

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