Favourite Books

Sydney Writer’s Festival – Adventuring in the World of Words

Sydney Writer’s Festival – Adventuring in the World of Words

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While they may be changing in format books are not going out of style soon and celebrity authors are on show at the Sydney Writer’s Festival 20 – 26 May, 2013

A View of Delft, a Great Read from Anthony Bailey

A View of Delft, a Great Read from Anthony Bailey

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Considered one of the most elusive of the Dutch masters and great artists of the 17th century, Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675) and his life and works are explored in this imaginative book from British writer and art historian Anthony Bailey, who for many years was a writer for The…

Carolyn McDowall’s Terrific Twelve + Reading Choices of 2012

Carolyn McDowall’s Terrific Twelve + Reading Choices of 2012

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At the end of the National Year of Reading in Australia my terrific twelve reading choices for 2012 includes a bonus delightful gem Mr. Marshall’s Flower Book

Graham Geddes – Antiquities and Decorative Arts End Sale

Graham Geddes – Antiquities and Decorative Arts End Sale

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On the weekend of the 15th and 16th September at Melbourne an auction of 1836 items by Leonard Joel will see dealer Graham Geddes collection come to an end sale

Shakespeare: Staging the World – Shaping England’s Identity

Shakespeare: Staging the World – Shaping England’s Identity

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From July to November 2012 the British Museum is presenting what will most likely be one of the key exhibitions of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. Shakespeare – Staging the World will be produced in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company. It aims to provide an innovative perspective on the bard and his plays.