Having spent 30 years making beautiful pots, de Waal has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story.
Robert Menzies remains a towering figure in our political and cultural history. This collection of letters written to his only daughter, Heather, is brimful of warmth, love and humour, and provides a fascinating insight into one of our most influential Australians. 'As prime minister, Menzies strode the stage like a colossus ...here he is affectionate paterfamilias, supportive sibling, benevolent uncle.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Menzies was a very accomplished writer and the combination of geniality and acerbity is winning.' The Age 'The letters reveal an articulate and sensitive man who took great care in expressing himself through words. Letters not only provides a deeply personal study into Australia's most successful politician, but opens a window onto a world of politics - indeed a way of life - that no longer exists.' Herald Sun"
Patrick Conroy takes us on a journey to the highest mountain in the world, where one of the greatest tragedies in climbing history was about to unfold. Filled with photographs and sketches from his notebooks we become part of the 702 team sent to cover the South African Everest Expedition of 1996.
As Australia's longest-serving prime minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history. Letters to My Daughter is a collection of letters written by Menzies to his only daughter, Heather, throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies.
In a telegram dated 29 April 1963, thirty-year-old Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker thanks Andre Brink, a young novelist of twenty-eight, for flowers and a letter he sent her. In the more than two hundred letters that followed this telegram, one of South African literatureÆs most famous love affairs unfolds.
Did you know the term "roughing it" comes from the 1820 settlers' tent village at Algoa Bay? Or that her new home "the most miserable country mentioned in the world?"
This is the story of the 1820 settlers dramatic first three years in their own words - letters, journals and diaries tell of dangerous voyages and the establishment of farms in a harsh environment. a compelling narrative that moved.
Memories and stories from those who were inspired by the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE books. Also includes previously unpublished photos and journal entries by Jennifer herself, along with a foreword by Miranda Hart and an introduction by the family. Unabridged edition.
As a young boy growing up in Port Elizabeth in the 1960s and 1970s, Steven Robins was haunted by an old postcard-size photograph of three unknown women on a table in the dining room. Only later did he learn that the women were his fatherÆs mother and sisters, photographed in Berlin in 1937, before they were killed in the Holocaust.