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High Voltage: The Life of Angus Young – book review

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Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews |

Sometimes it’s a blessing to have access to the subject of a bio, especially a celebrity one. Other times, not so much. Stories can be rose tinted, the truth is twisted; they’re only human after all. There’s a lot to like about Jeff Apter’s take on Angus Young: High Voltage, even if he hasn’t had direct access to Young in his research. It’s the first bio

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October is the Coldest Month by Christoffer Carlsson – YA book extract

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Books, Fiction, News & Commentary |

Scandinavian noir goes south to the Young Adult market in Christoffer Carlsson’s October is the Coldest Month published in Australia by Scribe. In the extract below the 16 year old protagonist, Vega Gillberg, is hunting for clues after her brother Jakob has disappeared. *** On the way back I called Jakob twice, but there was no answer. I needed

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Mid-century furniture is back, but which century?

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Books, News & Commentary, Non-Fiction |

Modernist furniture by designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Gio Ponti and Grant Featherston are, well, so last century. Yesterday at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, historian, engineer, artist and writer Robert La Nauze reminded his audience at a launch of the book that the craze for ‘designer’ furniture was alive and well in the prior century.

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