Nikki Gemmell first conceived of this, her great Australian novel, more than a decade ago. “I was living in London, dreaming of the tall blue skies of home,” she tells The Weekly. “I moved back to Australia in a great rush of thankfulness. But then life crashed spectacularly into the writing process – a new baby arrived alongside several more books and the death of both my parents, which knocked me for six. But my protagonist, Tom, wouldn’t let me go. I returned again and again to her.” This haunting pageturner is the result.
“It’s a historical thriller, a big departure for me,” Nikki says. There are heart-stopping moments and an undercurrent whodunnit that runs through to the final page. But it is the exquisite poetry of Nikki Gemmell’s language that soars.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
Natalie Barr ''The boys are my life''
With two teenage sons, raising boys has always been an important part of Natalie Barr’s life. Now those boys are pressing for openness and conversations about consent to become a family discussion, and the Sunrise co-host couldn’t be prouder.
Finding my funny bone
The sound of laughter has accompanied Denise Drysdale throughout her life. But with her parents never speaking of their past, where, the star wondered, did that sense of humour come from? She reveals what happened on her quest to find out.
Return to The Nest
When the kids come home to roost it seems while some things change, others remain the same.
The gift of life
In the suburbs of Melbourne, a group of selfless volunteers help vulnerable women navigate the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth. And they have more than 500 healthy babies to show for their work.
“Angry, selfish, gifted, weird!”
It took 36 years for Clem Bastow to discover she was none of those things. Her autism diagnosis has changed everything for the better.
The avant-garde Princess Margaret
In the 1960s they were the royal glamour couple, but the ritzy world of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones stood in stark contrast to her sister the Queen’s.
Growing up, Dianne O’Brien thought life was good until her mum died and the mirage imploded. Her story from stolen generation to finally meeting her people is tragic, shocking, miraculous and ultimately uplifting.
All you need is LOVE
She speaks five languages and has studied pure maths. She’s performed on stage in front of thousands and is muse to iconic Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes. But it’s love that makes Jane Barnes’ world go around.
Fact sheet CBD oil
In early 2021, the TGA approved low-dose cannabidiol, or CBD, to be available over-the-counter in Australian pharmacies, meaning a prescription is no longer required. Here’s what you need to know.
Breaking the family habit
Addiction, like trauma, can run in families. Yet those very same families can be empowered to turn an addict’s life around.
Making it in Mobile: 19 Years of Resilience in a Competitive Industry
Wireless industry solution provider Live Wireless shows what it takes to make it in a competitive industry: nimbleness, patience, and balance
Out West AND DOWN UNDER
Quigley Down Under challenged the status quo of Western filmmaking in 1990, and it continues to inspire three decades later.
The Israeli Job: “Fixing” traffic control to liberate $1.2B in lost commuting time
Who hasn’t been stuck seething at an interminable red light with zero cross-traffic?
Roe v. Wade on the Line
The Supreme Court opens the door to a reversal on abortion, stoking the culture wars
A NEW HULU SERIES REVISITS ONE OF HOLLYWOOD’S EARLIEST SEX-TAPE SCANDALS — AND PAMELA ANDERSON IS NOT PLEASED.
Five Minutes With… Reilly Opelka and Tommy Paul
In the Paul-Opelka household, the two pros have their eating down to a science. “Tommy never cooks,” says Reilly. “If my second roommate doesn’t cook, we just order out.”
MAN ON A MISSION!
AS FILMING FOR MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 COMES TO A CLOSE, TOM CRUISE SEES A FUTURE WITH COSTAR HAYLEY ATWELL.
Q&A Nikki DeLoach
Her Hallmark movies end happily ever after. How this actress finds hope in the real-life story of her father’s dementia
Be Our Guest
On Digest’s Podcast, Dishing With Digest, Y&R’s Eric Braeden (Victor) Reflected On His Years In Genoa City — And His Plans To Continue His Legendary Run.
MARIAHVS.J.LO: THE NEXT ROUND!
A PAIR OF DIVAS!