September 2016

Have you heard the one about the Romanian who stopped reading for the night? He wanted to give his Bucharest.

It must be spring, we are feeling rather silly and cheerful. The flowering prunus and the glorious wattle everywhere will do that to us. We hope you are feeling the same. Four year old Frank hasn’t been quite as cheerful though. He has endured a round
of immunisations… “They put nails in me, Gwanny, an’ there was blood”.

There are a massive number of new books on the Penguin and other New Releases page. Have a look they are mighty fine. We particularly like #9004 Grandpa’s Big Adventure and #9006 Blue the Builder’s Dog in the Children’s section. Frank likes Blue very much too. Then in the General section there are a couple we think those of a certain age will enjoy #9026 Retirement :The Psychology of Reinvention and #9020 Cabin Porn. And we loved looking through #9012 History of Australia in 100 Objects.

Have a splendid spring, and come see us if you are in town for Floriade.

 

Picture of Where the Wild Things are Now: Domestication Reconsidered.

Where the Wild Things are Now: Domestication Reconsidered.

Cassidy, Rebecca and Mullin, Molly (eds.).

From the pet food industry and its critics to salmon farming in Tasmania, the protection o...

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Picture of Making the Cut: How Cosmetic Surgery is Transforming Our Lives.

Making the Cut: How Cosmetic Surgery is Transforming Our Lives.

Elliott, Anthony.

The demand for cosmetic surgery is soaring. Why is it so? Elliott draws on research in Eur...

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Picture of Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in the Badlands of India.

Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in the Badlands of India.

Fontanella-Kahn, Amana.

A powerful, engrossing portrait of Sampat Pal and her extraordinary group of women, who ha...

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Picture of The Painted Lady: The Art of Tattooing the Female Body.

The Painted Lady: The Art of Tattooing the Female Body.

Holmes, Dominique.

Historically, most tattooed women were figures of fascination associated with freak shows ...

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Picture of The Other Side of the Tiber: Reflections on Time in Italy.

The Other Side of the Tiber: Reflections on Time in Italy.

Wilde-Menozzi, Wallis.

A meditative memoir written with a light and sure touch and illustrated with evocative b/w...

$42.00 $14.95

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Picture of You're Looking Very Well: The Surprising Nature of Getting Old.

You're Looking Very Well: The Surprising Nature of Getting Old.

Wolpert, Lewis.

The author, himself an octogenarian explores the scientific and social implications of an ...

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Art and Architecture of Cambodia.

Jessup, Helen Ibbitson.

Just the thing if you are planning a trip to see relics of their spectacular ancient kingd...

$33.95 $7.95

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Picture of Louvre Drawing Gallery: Fragonard.

Louvre Drawing Gallery: Fragonard.

Cuzin, Jean-Pierre.

The Louvre collection of drawings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard is one of the finest and most w...

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Picture of Frank Lloyd Wright: Houses: Coloring Cards.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Houses: Coloring Cards.

The colouring craze is everywhere! This tin box contains 10 notecards to colour, with 10 e...

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Picture of Gauguin: The Great Artists Collection.

Gauguin: The Great Artists Collection.

Haynes, Sara.

A lovely folder, it contains a book about Paul Gauguin's life and works, and a collection ...

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Locating Renaissance Art.

Richardson, Carol M. (ed.).

This is the second volume in a series of three that aim to familiarise readers with art pr...

$66.00 $12.95

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Dear Leader.

Jin-Sung, Jang.

The author was part of North Korea's propaganda machine with access to military and diplom...

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Picture of Louvre Drawing Gallery: Michelangelo.

Louvre Drawing Gallery: Michelangelo.

Joannides, Paul.

The Louvre collection contains the drawings Michelangelo executed in his youth, and, most ...

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Picture of Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750.

Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750.

Page, Jutta-Annette.

Oh, this is so beautiful. It contains a collection of illustrated essays that explores the...

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Picture of Cezanne: A Life.

Cezanne: A Life.

Danchev, Alex.

A huge book and a major work of scholarship, it is described as 'the best account to date ...

$69.95 $16.95

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Picture of In Pursuit of the English: A Documentary.

In Pursuit of the English: A Documentary.

Lessing, Doris.

Her essay penetrates the nature of the ordinary working-class Londoner. Shrewd and unsenti...

$32.95 $12.95

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Picture of Louvre Drawing Gallery: Gerard, Girodet, Gros: David's Studio.

Louvre Drawing Gallery: Gerard, Girodet, Gros: David's Studio.

Serullaz, Arlette.

Jacques-Louis David's teaching in his studio was based on the study of antiquity and the o...

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Picture of The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit.

The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit.

Adams, Jen.

The author says she is 'never without a book in her bag, and four more in progress on my n...

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Picture of The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero.

The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero.

Baden, Joel.

Considering David is one of the most famous Biblical characters, it is remarkable how litt...

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Marilyn Monroe.

Morgan, Michelle.

Her fame has never faded, and her story continues to intrigue. In her public life she was ...

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Picture of The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas de Quincey.

The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas de Quincey.

Morrison, Robert.

Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) wrote Confessions of an English Opium Eater

, the first...

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Picture of Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down.

Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down.

Baldwin, Rosecrans.

He had always dreamed of living in Paris and doing French things with French people. He to...

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Picture of Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Pease, Donald E.

Dr Seuss's infectious rhymes, fanciful creatures, and roundabout plots not only changed th...

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Picture of Coco Chanel.

Coco Chanel.

Simon, Linda.

You immediately think of her signature scent of No. 5 and the sophisticated glamour of a l...

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