Monthly Archives: November 2011

It’s FREE if you’re quick! Eating and Drinking Sydney 2012

Exclusive offer to our blog readers! A free copy of ‘Eating and Drinking Sydney 2012’, a guide to over 700 of the best restaurants, nifty bars and cheap treats can be yours! By special arrangement with the publishers we have a … Continue reading

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The NEW Sherlock Holmes book – truly!

I have been taking a delicious trip into the past. My own reading past, I devoured all the Sherlock Holmes stories as a teenager and young adult revelling in the atmosphere of Victorian London and the devilish cunning of the mysteries. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Photography Books

There are heaps of great photography books available now at easy to afford prices! Here are a few of them. ‘Moments: The Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs’ is a big hardback full of images taken by the world’s best photojournalists. Full … Continue reading

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3 books for under $30!

Here is a great idea for a gift. Put together 3 of the many ‘Popular Penguin’ titles which look really good together in their traditional ‘Penguin Orange’ covers and you have  both style and substance for just $29.85! Choose 3 titles … Continue reading

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A Cherokee Legend

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.                                                                                                               “A fight is going on inside me’, he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.  One is evil – he is anger, … Continue reading

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Just out ! The Independent Book Guide

The best-looking, best-reading Book Guide is now available in print and on-line! Leaving aside the possible bias of the above sentence I’m sure you will find lots of interest in The Guide and heaps of ideas for great gifts and Summer reading. … Continue reading

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Our oldest customer and friend – 100 not out!

It is not every day that I have the wonderful pleasure of attending a customer’s 100th birthday party! That’s what I’ll be doing this Saturday. Our congratulations and best wishes to ‘Lal’ Rowe who has been and continues to be … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mocking Bird is No. 1 – so far

It is still early days in our ‘favourite books’ competition but already ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ is a clear leader from ‘Jane Eyre’ as the most often chosen book. Will there be any changes as more entries come in? … Continue reading

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Our VERY Lucky Country

For Australians there is so much good news when we go a little deeper than some of the sensational headlines. For instance, Australia is the 2nd greatest country in which to live in the world! This is according to the … Continue reading

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Paris to the Past and Woody Allen

Paris to the Past; Travelling Through French History by Train was the fourth book discussed with Robbie Buck. You will find a review of  it in an earlier blog. While on the subject of Paris, Sue and I went to … Continue reading

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