Monthly Archives: October 2012

Underwater Dogs – arrived today!

Just as I did you will smile and laugh looking at these wonderful photographs of dogs having a whale of a time. At just $29.99 in hardback you couldn’t find a better gift for a dog-lover.

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Two new non-fiction books – great gifts, Christmas fast approaches!

You might not know his name but Francis Birtles should be an Australian legend. He was a bushman, cyclist, motorist, soldier, sailor, photographer, author, movie-make and an unmitigated rogue. ‘The Scientists: An Epic of Discovery’ is beautiful hardcover book full of wonderful … Continue reading

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‘Mrs Queen Takes The Train’

Imagine the Queen taking it upon herself to catch the train to Edinburgh by herself while wearing a borrowed hoodie with the skull and crossbones on the back. What a delightful picture that evokes, the Queen no longer instantly recognisable … Continue reading

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The Very Hungry Zombie

JUST ARRIVED! Most Aussie kids will have grown up loving “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. Now there is this clever parody to entertain us as adults. It comes in an appropriate board book format and at only $17.95 will make a great fun … Continue reading

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The most entertaining book I have read this year, and other terrific books

###################The most  entertaining book I have read this year is ‘The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’. The author, Jonas Jonasson ,was inspired by his grandfather’s storytelling abilities and has certainly carried on the family … Continue reading

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Anne’s Holiday Reading: Auster and Stegner

There’s nothing like a break away from the humdrum of daily life to be able to really lose yourself in a book – or two. Just 3 nights by the sea recently gave me this opportunity. I began reading Paul … Continue reading

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The Women in Black, Sydney in the 1950’s

Delightful, funny, charming! I could gush on and on about this gorgeous little story about a group of women working at Goode’s Department Store in the 1950’s. I’ll try to be succinct! Goode’s is based on David Jones. The book … Continue reading

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