Vintage Knits

Are you a Sandra, ‘created in Hollywood’? Or more of a Florence, ‘with the hallmark of Paris’? Would you like to turn your hand to knitting a Stuart, ‘ideal for yachting’, or a little Lorraine, ‘just the prettiest thing for afternoon wear, and even for winter parties’? If you want something just a bit different,…

Tea and Sugar Christmas

The Tea and Sugar train only came once a week on a Thursday. But the special Christmas train only came once a year. Today was Sunday. Four more days without sugar. Four more days until the Christmas train. Please, please be on time. Please don’t be late. Join Kathleen in the outback as she eagerly…

Bold Types

In Bold Types, Patricia Clarke recounts the high points and the failures of the chequered journey of women journalists in the fight for gender equality from 1860 to the end of World War II through the stories of independent, adventurous women journalists who ventured far and wide in search of news, relevance and equality. Together,…

A Maker of Books

Printing is like religion. We live in sin, but with the hope of perfection before us.’ Alec Bolton’s life circled around books and writing. He joined the editorial department of Angus & Robertson in 1950 and served as the first publisher at the National Library of Australia in the 1970s and 80s, meanwhile winning acclaim…