Books in Italy – and China
27 April 2013 | Media
I seem to have an ongoing involvement with Lonely Planet, even though Maureen and I sold out of the business several years ago. We have become involved with another publishing house – Text Publishing in Melbourne, Australia. A number of books from Text have appeared o...
23 December 2010 | Media
There were lots of interesting books in 2010 – fiction and non-fiction, travel and standing still. Here are 10 I found particularly interesting, starting with 5 travel books:
Country Driving – Peter Hessler’s look at contemporary China from behind the steering wheel ...
10 July 2010 | Media
Tim Flannery’s book The Explorers (Text Publishing) is a wonderful collection of short excerpts from more than 50 predominantly early explorers. All the big names are here, William Dampier, James Cook, Joseph Banks, Matthew Flinders, Ludwig Leichardt, William Wills (R...
Throwim Way Leg
19 June 2010 | Media
Last week I was listening to Tim Flannery as the ‘curator’ of the Deakins Lectures, a series of 10 lectures, addresses and discussions on the subject of climate change. Tim is a man of many hats from running the South Australian Museum to being Australian of the year ...