Monthly Archives: December 2011

Congratulations to our $100 Voucher winners!

First, thanks to all who entered our competition – it has been really interesting seeing the lists of ‘favourite’ books. More on that later. For now, CONGRATULATIONS  to our three winners! They are; Adele Cowie, Maria Byrne and Justin. I’ll … Continue reading

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Anne’s Favourite Books of 2011

So many good books this year and so many I have enjoyed but my favourites include: FICTION: Autumn Laing is Alex Miller at his best. Inspired by the lives of Sunday Reed and Sidney Nolan, it is a very Australian novel … Continue reading

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Our extended shopping hours

To help you with your Christmas shopping we will be open till late every night next week from Monday to Friday.

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Philip’s Favourite Books of 2011; International fiction

When God Was A Rabbit – Sarah Winman. There is a surprise or a shock  on almost every page of this quite remarkable novel. It is the story of Elly, her brother Joe and her best friend Jenny Penny as … Continue reading

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Philip’s Favourite Books of 2011; Australian fiction

Past The Shallows – Favel Parrett. This remarkably assured first novel is about two brothers growing up in Tasmania. Favel deftly captures the harshness and beauty of life in a harsh and beautiful place. You will want to hug and … Continue reading

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Philip’s Favourite Books of 2011; Crime and Non-fiction

The Crowded Grave – Martin Walker. This is the latest in the Bruno – Chief of Police series. Because Bruno loves good food, good wine, good company and the delights of the countryside of Southern France reading him is like … Continue reading

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Bronwyn’s Favourite Books of 2011

My favourite picture book this year has been Herbert The Brave Dog by Robyn Belton. It’s a heart-warming, pass-me-the-tissues-quick, true story about bravery, hope and persistence. Another dog comes in first at the junior fiction level – One Dog and … Continue reading

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Some good jokes!

The Washington Post invited its readers to take a word, possibly add, subtract  or change a letter and supply a new definition. Here are some of the best! Decafalon: The gruelling event of getting through the day consuming only things that … Continue reading

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Books on Words and Language

I think I need a collective noun for a group of books on this subject. Any suggestions? Here are some of the currently available titles: The Secret Life of Pronouns, The Pun Also Rises, Preposterous Proverbs, The Story of English … Continue reading

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Wisdom from a 17 year old

Our world is in good hands if this letter to The Good Weekend is anything to go by! “I was shocked to read the article on Andrew Bolt where he said, ‘I don’t have many friends and that means I … Continue reading

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