Tag Archives: Philip Bray

Marilyn and Kylie and Michael Jackson and Fashion

Have you ever thought about how much music and film personalities influence fashion? Three new books brought this to my mind; ‘Marilyn in Fashion” ($27.95), ‘Kylie Fashion’ ($49.95) and ‘Dressing Michael Jackson’ ($49.99). From earlier on Audrey Hepburn a la … Continue reading

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Michael Palin, Philip Bray and travel talk

I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Palin on Monday night. He is in Australia to promote his wonderful book and BBC TV series, both titled ‘Brazil’. I am delighted to report that the warm, witty, observant, thoughtful, interested Michael … Continue reading

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More Great Dogs

We had an enormous number of hits with our blog UNDERWATER DOGS so here’s another fantastic dog book. ‘Australian Mongrel‘ is a wonderful gallery of photos from David Darcy from the outback and the city. It was published earlier this … Continue reading

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The 3 Davids; Hill, Malouf and Marr

I was a guest at a glittering party given by Random House Publishers last Friday night. It was to farewell Margie Seale who is stepping down from the role of MD to become a non-executive Director. I have known Margie … Continue reading

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Two great sailors – Flinders and Pellew

It’s a great month for sailors, real or wannabee, with these two fantastic biographies now available. You might not be familiar with Edward Pellew but he is thought to be the inspiration for Jack Aubrey in Patrick O’Brians wonderful ‘Commander’ … Continue reading

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Rod Stewart, Pete Townshend, Prince, Neil Young and John Lennon

What do these 5 people have in common? Obviously they are all musos but they also all have books recently written by them or about them. ‘The John Lennon Letters’ is edited and introduced by Hunter Davies, a well known journalist … Continue reading

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Three books for history buffs

Boxes and boxes of fascinating books keep flooding in and every section in the shop is full of ‘goodies’. I’ve picked out just 3 titles from our history section which could well interest you or be a great gift ideas. … Continue reading

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Darling Street Balmain renewed buzz

Some weeks ago I was interviewed by a reporter from The Sydney Morning Herald who was researching an article about strip shopping centres. I told her that I thought Darling Street was entering an exciting time of revitalisation so it … Continue reading

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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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