Author: Penelope Lively
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author, reflections on gardening, art, literature, and life Penelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir. From the courtyards of her childhood home in Cairo to a family cottage in Somerset, to her own gardens in Oxford and London, Lively conducts an expert tour, taking us from Eden to Sissinghurst and into her own backyard, traversing the lives of writers like Virginia Woolf and Philip Larkin while imparting her own sly and spare wisdom. "Her body of work proves that certain themes never go out of fashion," writes the New York Times Book Review, as true of this beautiful volume as of the rest of the Lively canon. Now in her eighty-fourth year, Lively muses, "To garden is to elide past, present, and future; it is a defiance of time."
The Story of Fishing in Australia
Author: Anna Clark
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Category: Sports & Recreation
In every coastal town in Australia, there's a bait shop and a boat ramp, and, in garages around the country, fishing rods are strung up waiting for their next outing. Many of us have a special fishing spot, and families pass on tips from generation to generation and exchange fishy tales of amazing catches and near misses. Bringing her personal passion for throwing in a line, author Anna Clark celebrates the enduring pleasure of fishing in "The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia". This book charts the history of fishing, from the first known accounts of Indigenous fishing and early European encounters with Australia's waters to the latest fishing fads; from the introduction of trout and fly fishing to the challenges of balancing needs of commercial and recreational fishers. Fishing personality Rob Paxevanos, host of "Fishing Australia", says that "The Catch" is 'by far my best fishing read to date'.
Author: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Ideal for bullet journaling! Dot matrix or dot-grid pages are the preferred alternative to traditional ruled or graph pages. Dot matrix pages are ideal for planning, designing, creating charts and graphs, and sketching, as well as for bullet journaling and other dynamic note-taking methods. High-performing notebooks feature 25 percent heavier paper stock than other leading brands. 100-gsm acid-free/archival paper preserves your work. Inside back cover pocket holds notes, business cards, etc. Elastic band attached to back cover keeps journal closed. Ribbon bookmark keeps your place. Durable hardcover binding. Removable label. Notebook is a classic A5 size (5-3/4 inches by 8-1/4 inches). 192 dot-grid pages.
Author: Bruce Chatwin
Publisher: Open Road Media
International Bestseller: The famed travel writer and author of In Patagonia traverses Australia, exploring Aboriginal culture and song—and humanity’s origins. Long ago, the creators wandered Australia and sang the landscape into being, naming every rock, tree, and watering hole in the great desert. Those songs were passed down to the Aboriginals, and for centuries they have served not only as a shared heritage but as a living map. Sing the right song, and it can guide you across the desert. Lose the words, and you will die. Into this landscape steps Bruce Chatwin, the greatest travel writer of his generation, who comes to Australia to learn these songs. A born wanderer, whose lust for adventure has carried him to the farthest reaches of the globe, Chatwin is entranced by the cultural heritage of the Aboriginals. As he struggles to find the deepest meaning of these ancient, living songs, he is forced to embark on a much more difficult journey—through his own history—to reckon with the nature of language itself. Part travelogue, part memoir, part novel, The Songlines is one of Bruce Chatwin’s final—and most ambitious—works. From the author of the bestselling In Patagonia and On the Black Hill, a sweeping exploration of a landscape, a people, and one man’s history, it is the sort of book that changes the reader forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bruce Chatwin including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Author: Tamara Shopsin
Category: Artists' books
A blue-covered edition of the classic journal devotes a page to every day of a five-year time span and features illustrations by an artist whose work is regularly featured in The New York Times, in a volume that is complemented by a red ribbon bookmark and additional pages for recording literary and travel experiences.
A Writer's Workbook : Plan and Plot Your Upcoming Masterpiece
Author: Chris Baty,Lindsey Grant,Tavia Stewart-Streit
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This writer's block-busting workbook guides authors through planning and plotting a novel before writing it from the initial idea generation and brainstorming through character, setting, and story development. Full of helpful lists, plot maps, character Q&As, field trips, writing exercises, inspiring quotes, and plenty of space to write and outline, Ready, Set, Novel! provides ample inspiration and guidance to first-time novelists and more seasoned scribes alike.