OCLC Introduces WorldCat Discovery Services Library bibliographic provider the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) has announced that WorldCat Discovery Services (WDS) will be launched in March,... Read more
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Nero has always been a big fan of Glee, in particular, ambitious student Rachel Berry as played to perfection by singer and actor Lea Michele.
How did a normal Bronx-born schoolgirl become a Broadway child star then the lead actress in one of the most popular shows on television? Brunette Ambitionis peppered with entertaining anecdotes, insider beauty and fashion secrets and fitness tips. There are also never-before-seen photos and of course, a chapter devoted to her late boyfriend, Cory Monteith. Part memoir, part how-to, this is the book Lea wishes she’d had in her teens and early twenties: a practical and inspiring guide to harnessing tenacity and passion and living the fullest life, no matter what obstacles life throws in your way.
Brunette Ambition will be released on Wednesday 28 May.
Thames & Hudson is thrilled to announce that Art in Oceania: A New History by Peter Brunt, Nicholas Thomas, Sean Mallon, Lissant Bolton, Deidre Brown, Damian Skinner and Susanne Küchler has won the prestigious Art Book Prize 2013. Administered by the Authors’ Club in the UK, the Art Book Prize is awarded annually to the best book on art or architecture published in English, internationally in the past year.
Speaking at the award ceremony, one of the judges Loyd Grossman commented :“There has been a lot of talk about the death of the physical book, this year’s entries for the Art Book Prize prove, I think, that the art book is not only not dead, but very much flourishing”.
ISBN 9780500239018 Art in Oceania: A New History h/b $120.00
Entries are open for the 2014 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize (worth $8000).
Entries must be a single-authored short story of between 2000 and 5000 words, written in English. Stories must not have been previously published or be on offer to other prizes or publications for the duration of the Jolley Prize. Stories may be entered online or in hard-copy.
Entries close at midnight May 1 2014.
ABR will publish the three shortlisted stories and announce the overall winner at a special event during the 2014 Melbourne Writers’ Festival.
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons) wishes to advise our customers that we will be undertaking our annual stock take on Thursday, February 27th and Friday, February 28th. Despatch of Australian customer orders will recommence on Monday, March 3rd.
Australian customers wanting orders despatched prior to the commencement of the stock take must ensure that their orders, including orders placed via EDI, have been received by our Customer Service Department, at Stafford, Queensland, by 12 noon AUST EST on Wednesday, February 26th.
Author Janet Werkmeister is touring libraries in Victoria to promote her latest book From Wireless to Wallabies, a biography of her grandfather Norman McCance. Initial dates are Wheelers Hill Library Wednesday 19th February at 7pm, Emerald Library Tuesday 18th March at 6pm and Rowville Library Saturday 29th March at 2pm.
A star of radio in 1920s Melbourne, Norman McCance reported on major events in Australian history for ABC radio, the Argus newspaper and the Melbourne Herald before his lifelong love of animals brought him new fame as a naturalist in the 1950s and 1960s.
From Wireless to Wallabies: A Life of Norman McCance Author Janet Werkmeister, with a foreword by Barry Jones Sid Harta Publishers, ISBN 9781922086143, RRP $34.95 Distributors Dennis Jones & Associates.
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