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People Of The Book: Geraldine Brooks

Pulitzer prize winning Australian author Geraldine Brooks (March, Year of Wonders) has written another cracker of a book. The central artefact of the book is the so-called Sarajevo Haggadah, a 500-ye…

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His Illegal Self: Peter Carey

Seven-year-old Che lives with his wealthy grandmother in upstate New York. It’s the late sixties and Che’s mother and father are members of a radical wing of Students for a Democratic Society, fugiti…

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Beyond Sacred

A comprehensive, visually stunning survey of recent Aboriginal art. Ranging across Western Australia and the Northern Territory, from the well-known art centres of Papunya and Utopia to the lesser kn…

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Cat Power - Jukebox

À la The Covers Album of 2000, Jukebox covers tracks by musical legends such as Nina Simone and James Brown. This is the first album Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, has made with her band the Dirty Del…

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Michael Jackson: Thriller (25th Anniversary)

Hard to imagine, but for a teenage listener today Michael Jackson’s Thriller is buried deeper in the mists of time than Elvis Presley’s ‘56 sessions were for me when I started buying music. Will this…

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Eating Lolly

Margaret is 18 years old and already pregnant when her parents send her to live in a tumbledown beach shack on a remote island. Alone for the first time in her life she is forced to reinvent her past…

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The Anatomist

The anatomy textbook written by Henry Gray, with stunning engravings by Henry Vandyke Carter, was first published in 1858. Never since out of print, now in its 37th edition, available in a dozen-plus…

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Stieg Larsson

I know it’s only February, but this book is a SENSATION!!!, and without a doubt likely to be one of the top thrillers of this - or any other - year! It’s the first in what is being referred to as the…

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Volta

Bjork’s new self-produced album, Volta, is a beautiful blend of her wild pagan roots mixed with themes of revolution, war, femininity and feminism evoking Bjork’s days of teenage punk. A trip on beha…

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Live At The Fillmore East: Neil Young and Crazy Horse

For years Neil Young fans have waited for a live release of Crazy Horse with the original band leader, Danny Whitten. Now the waiting is over, with this 1970 recording from the legendary Fillmore Eas…

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