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2017 Rare Books Week #4

The wounded wing was no problem today because Hidden Treasures was held at the National Gallery of Victoria in St Kilda Rd so there was no straphanging on a tram today –  I drove in with my arm propped on a cushion and parked in the car park.   1,114 more words

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2017 Rare Books Week #3

I only made it to one event today: my wounded wing seemed to be on the mend, but you don’t get to choose which arm you use to straphang when you’re on a crowded tram and the trip back from the Baillieu Library at Melbourne University didn’t do me any good at all.  802 more words

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2017 Rare Books Week #2

Ok, here’s a further update from my adventures at Rare Book Week.

On Sunday I went to Gary Presland’s about ‘Reconstructing Melbourne’s Forgotten Landscapes’ … if you have a really, really good memory you might remember that I reviewed Presland’s book… 1,675 more words

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2017 Rare Books Week

I’ve had a lovely day today, the first of many adventures with Rare Books Week for 2017.  (I hope.  I have signed up for a whole lot of events, but I did that before I mushed my shoulder so it remains to be seen whether I will have the stamina to go to all of them.) 1,184 more words

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2017 Williamstown Literary Festival, and some thoughts about Australian publishing

This weekend I went to the Williamstown Literary Festival.  I went to some beaut sessions, and bought some nice books, and in due course I will read them and tell you all about them.  1,025 more words

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2017 Woodend Winters Arts Festival

You might not have noticed but I’ve had a weekend offline.  We’ve been away and I decided to take a break.  No laptop, no internet, no email, and not even Facebook on my phone until I had a photo to post: Amber looking rather regal while enjoying… 1,729 more words

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