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Resources for Food Intolerances

I have recently experienced another intestinal blow-out after foolishly believing i had built up my tolerances for certain problem foods once again.

I had been going incredibly well monitoring my intake of high salicylate products and problem fructose vegetables garlic and onion. Plus ruling out dairy products completely. Originally my naturopath identified that i have an intolerance for lactose (although recently i have wondered whether this is for casein instead – the protein in dairy).

Last weekend i had the honour of attending an old school friends wedding up in Alice Springs. I became blasé about what i was eating due to the massive quantities of delicious foods. So the accumulation of rich foods over the weekend and following into the week (when i consumed some onion at a Japanese restaurant on Monday night, then partook in a delicious Roo Bolognese made by one of my housemates on Tuesday night, followed by some fish oil liquid on Wednesday morning) blew my small intestine and spleen into throbbing, painful time bombs.

It is only now, after not being able to eat anything for Thursday and part of Friday, that i have been able to stomach a bowl of porridge. Last night was incredibly exciting that i was able to consume a soft boiled egg on a piece of toast!

So i am hoping it is only up and up from this point. I will be strict over the next couple of weeks and will aim to initiate a proper elimination diet at the end of my semester (November).

The below links are a combination of information that i hope will direct me through this venture.

Disclaimer: This information has been obtained for personal use so has not been prescribed officially by any medical professional.


Elimination Diet – Food Challenge Protocols


Elimination Diet – Strict and Moderate

Elimination Diet – Simple diet

Elimination Diet – RPAH Shopping List 2007#

Elimination Diet – RPAH Problem Additives 2008#

Elimination Diet – RPAH Medicines, Hygeine, etc 2008#

Elimination Diet – Meals and Snack Ideas _milk and wheat free

Elimination Diet – Food Challenge Protocols

Writers Agencies


A starting point




AMC (incorporating The Almost Managing Co. Pty Ltd.)



Australian Literary Management




No scripts for radio, film, television or stage, nor poetry, short stories or self-help. Also do not consider children’s books by unpublished authors.


The Authors’ Agent



Primary focus: Adult non-fiction. No poetry, fantasy, sci-fi, scripts, self help, New Age or spirituality. No unsolicited submissions accepted.


Barbara Mobbs



Literary adults and children’s books.


Bryson Agency Australia Pty Ltd



Books, plays, scripts, electronic projects. Does not take poetry.


Callaghan Literary Management

Deborah Callaghan



Adult non-fiction.


Cameron Creswell Agency

Sophie Hamley



Represents writers from the full range of film, television, live performance and publishing industries.


Curtis Brown Pty Ltd




No children’s picture books, poetry, stage or screenplays, short stories or translations.


Drummond Agency




Primary focus is adult fiction and non-fiction, plus YA fiction. No sci-fi, fantasy, poetry, stage or screenplays, short stories or translations, children’s picture books, middle grade fiction or books for younger readers.


Golvan Arts Management




Represents Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poets, and Children’s authors. Also screenwriters, visual artists and composers. Emphasis on promoting texts for Educational purposes plus obtaining Film and TV rights.


Hay House Australia



Self-help, new age, sociology, spirituality, philosophy, health, diet, psychology, men’s/women’s issues, celebrity biographies.


Jacinta di Mase Management



Commercial fiction and non-cition for adult and children’s markets.


Jenny Darling Associates



Primarily adult fiction and non-fiction.


Margaret Kennedy Agency



Primarily adult non-fiction, general fiction, and children’s.


Mary Cunnane Agency



Adult fiction and non-fiction. Does not represent Children’s, YA, Fantasy or Sci-Fi.


The Naher Agency



Adult fiction and Non-Fiction.


Nanette Halliday



Children’s authors and illustrators.


Selwa Anthony Author Management Agency Pty Ltd



Fiction, Non-Fiction, YA and Children’s only.




Anthony Williams Management



Initial contact via query letter by post. Represented works by screenwriters and authors, film, theatre, radio, directors and television. Does not accept short stories, poetry or academic writings.

Cameron Creswell Agency



Represents writers from the full range of film, television, live performance and publishing industries.






Does not accept unsolicited material. Film, TV and theatre only.


RGM Associates Pty Ltd

Contact: Louise Spence



Rick Raftos Management




Primarily represents performance writers (i.e. screen and stage) as well as directors, producers and writers seeking to expand their projects into other mediums.





Online employment portal for screen practitioners.


Shanahan Management Pty Ltd

Nellie Flannery


Stacey Testro International




The Yellow Agency




One produced credit and CV needed to request representation.


Unsolicited Manuscripts


Pan Macmillan ‘Manuscript Monday’



300 word synopsis and double-spaced first chapter of manuscript as separate Word documents.


Allen & Unwin ‘The Friday Pitch’



300 word synopsis and double-spaced first chapter of manuscript as separate Word documents.


Penguin’s ‘Monthly Catch’



300 word synopsis and manuscript as separate Word documents. Also a brief summary (2-3 sentences), author bio (2-3 sentences), previous publishing history, intended audience/marketability, whether it has been sent to other publishers, etc.


Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd.



Baen Books



Boyds Mills Press



DAW Books



TOR Books





A Beautiful Mind (2001) – unreliable narrator

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) – unreliable female narrator plus hommes fatale

Ball of Fire (1941) – fast-talking dames, man as shmuck

American Psycho (2000) – unreliable narrator

Ninotchka (1939) – femme fatale

The Sweet Hereafter (1997) – tandem narratives

Rashomon (1950) – unreliable narrators, flashback narrative

Possessed (1947) – femme fatale, unreliable narrator, flashback

Dead Man Walking (1995) – unreliable narrator (more like, unreliable/imaginative implied author)

Detour (1945) – noir with femme fatale

Double Indemnity (1944) – flashback narrative, noir

Stage Fright (1950) – unreliable narrator and hommes fatale

WALLE (2008)

Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) – fast-talking dames

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) – fast-talking dames

The Sapphires (2012)

Marley (2012)

14 Days In May (1988) BBC doco about inmates on death row, Mississippi

Dial M For Murder – suspense and noir

Chinatown (1974) – noir, period

The Paradine Case (1947)

The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo (2011 – USA verson dir. David Fincher)

The Aviator (2004) – period

Meet John Doe (1941) – period, heroine leads hero down the plank

Point Blank (1967)

Hold Your Man (1933)

The Grifters (1990)

Criss Cross (1949)

On The Road (2012)

Stardust (2007)

Not Suitable For Children (2012)

The Fall (2006)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Les Miserables (2012)

This is 40  (2012)

Arbitrage (2012)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Tomboy (2012)

My Year With Marilyn (2012)

Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull (2008)

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Helvetica (2007)


Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – Nova

Monsieur Lazhar (2011) – Kino

The Words (2012) – Nova – TERRIBLE

The Master (2012) – as per usual, brilliant PT.

Ruby Sparks (2012)

Hail (2012)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Seven Psychopaths (2012)


Game of Thrones S02 (2012)

Mabo (2012)

Breaking Bad S05 (2012)

Homeland S01 (2011) & S02

Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War (2012)

Puberty Blues S01 (2012)

From The Earth To The Moon (1998) – tribute to Neil Armstrong

Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes (2008)

Rake S02 (2012)

Underbelly S04: Razor (2008)

The Story of Film – An Odyssey S01

The Walking Dead S01-02


Devil’s Dust (2012)

The Sopranos

The Tree Of Life – dir. Terrence Malick

Hanging to see this.

In My Shoes

“Gee you’re tall”

Gee you’re short

“Ever played basketball?”

Got an 80 year old spine in a 25 year old body

“How’s the weather up there?”

Do you mind if i sit down? Then we don’t both have to strain our necks

“Want a beer?”

No thanks

“Why not?”

Yeh, why not?

The Tyburn Tree

The first victim of the “Tyburn Tree” was Dr John Story, a Roman Catholic who refused to recognize Elizabeth I. Among the more notable individuals suspended from the “Tree” in the following centuries were John Bradshaw, Henry Ireton and Oliver Cromwell, who were already dead but were disinterred and hanged at Tyburn in January 1661 on the orders of Charles II in an act of posthumous revenge for their part in the beheading of his father.

Wikipedia, such a great source of interesting information.

Lillian Roth

As a part of my research, i have come across the character of Lillian Roth. A remarkable woman who stood up for what she believed in and went through a great deal to get there.

Cigarette advertisements aside, this interview is incredibly contemporary in it’s subject matter and approach. Exploring the importance of being truthful about one’s life and hardships, and the quality of her admission’s repercussions to the public.


The Songcatcher – dir. Maggie Greenwald


The wondrous nature of teaching one’s kin by traditional song is still evident today. However, the nature of narrative has changed dramatically from parable to emotional empathy.

Eugenie Falleni

“City of Shadows – Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948” by Peter Doyle with Caleb Williams.

1920. Central cells. When hotel cleaner Harry Leon Crawford was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife three years earlier, he was revealed to be in fact Eugenie Falleni – a woman and mother who had been passing as a male since 1899. In 1914, as ‘Harry Crawford’, Falleni had married the the widow Annie Birkett who disappeared three years later, shortly after telling a relative that she had found out ‘something amazing about Harry’. Crawford told friends that his wife had run off with a plumber. In 1919 Birkett’s terrified young son, who had remained in Crawford’s custody, told an aunt that Crawford had made attempts on his life. The aunt contacted police. A charred body found in Lane Cove in 1917 was finally identified as Birkett’s and Crawford, who had by then remarried, was charged with her murder. Falleni’s astonished second wife, when finally convinced of Falleni’s gender, remarked, ‘I always wondered why he was so painfully shy…’

Photo taken on day of arrest, inscribed ‘Falleni Man/Woman’.