Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany

This review also appears on the Melbourne Review of Books

In 2005, debut author Carrie Tiffany wowed fans of historical fiction with her award-winning novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living. Set in 1934, an era of small-town Australia was brought grimly to life as narrator Jean Finnegan sought to bring science to the wheat fields of the land.

Fast-forward to 2012, and Carrie’s anticipated follow-up novel, Mateship with Birds, captures a revealing snapshot of 1950s rural Victoria in all its sexually repressed glory. (more…)