Frank Devine adds a touch of editorial class to the Rathouse.
World-renowned as a gastronome, raconteur and wit, he brings a touch of spiritual gravitas to the establishment, along with an encyclopaedic knowledge of films and a laugh that could be bottled as an anti-depressant medication.
A much travelled editor, wordsmith and commentator, he has graced many significant publications including The Australian and
The Reader's Digest.
Frank's book, The Quick Brown Fox consists of his witty observations on our changing language.
This piece provides some insights into the basis of the spectacular success of one of the most remarkable publishing ventures of all time, the Reader's Digest, founded by DeWitt Wallace.
Frank describes how tree fanatics and compliant councils are permitting trees to win out over the interests of the great majority of people. The most obvious and absurd example of this misplaced tree fetish is the disappearance of striking views of the harbour from public viewing places.