Monthly Archives: May 2012

Authors reveal the books that changed them

Every week I look forward to reading the ‘Books That Changed Me’ panel in the Sun-Herald’s Unwind Books section. Each week someone, usually an author, writes about five books which that changed them. Almost always there are interesting insights, often a … Continue reading

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See The Louvre at Brays Books

Happy days! The Louvre book and DVD is back in stock! This superb book has all 2,981 paintings from The Louvre’s permanent collection along with a DVD-Rom which takes you through the museum room by room. It was first published … Continue reading

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Illustrated Book of the Year: Tasting India

Christine Manfield’s beautiful ‘Tasting India’ is the deserved winner of this year’s Illustrated Book of the Year Award at The Australian Book Industry Awards. We first raved about ‘Tasting India’ when it was  published back in October last year – see our … Continue reading

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Swiss Missed

Last week at Brays we had two events to celebrate. The minor one was my birthday – minor because one more added to so many hardly counts! Far more noteworthy was our staff member Katy becoming an Australian citizen. She … Continue reading

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Yes we are still here!

You might have been wondering because we haven’t blogged for a while – put it down to a crazy April with Easter, Anzac Day and torrential rain which had us squelching around on sodden office carpet! Everything is back to … Continue reading

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Our April Competition Winners

Congratulations to Vince and to Alison Roy who have each won a set of 12 Picador Publishers 40th Birthday editions worth $269.88. Vince very generously wanted the books for his wife “who can never get enough reading material” and Alison wanted … Continue reading

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Paul Carter joins Tim Winton and Kate Grenville as a The Vogel Literary Award Winner

Paul Carter has won this year’s Vogel Award! He joins Kate Grenville and Tim Winton  among other many other fine writers as a Vogel winner. Paul’s book ‘Eleven Seasons’ could at first glance be seen as a football novel but that would … Continue reading

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Philip Bray remembers Margaret Olley

The updated edition of Barry Pearce’s magnificent book on Margaret Olley , full of wonderful images of her paintings, has just arrived in store as has an updated edition of Meg Stewart’s biography of Margaret, ‘Far From a Still Life’. … Continue reading

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