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'TIS THE DOING NOT THE DEED

Susan Steggall,

Shooting Star Publications

ISBN: 978-1-925821-29-1 (print);  ISBN: 978-1-925821-30-7 (eBook).

At the heart of the novel is a ‘what if’ someone does something – the ‘doing’ – for noble reasons but the ‘deed’ that results causes unfortunate consequences that echo through generations? ‘

Apolline is a headstrong French Lawyer, and her mild-mannered Australian husband, Parry, an investigator for an art auction house in Geneva. Against a backdrop of intrigue, flawed allegiance, greed and warped...

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The Legacy of Douglas Grant. A Notable Aborigine in War and Peace

 John Ramsland

 Brolga  2019; ISBN  9780987639080

Thirty-year-old Grant survived a massacre in infancy, enlisted in 1916 and fought bravely in Bullecourt I. Wounded and captured, he became inmate-in-charge of the German Crescent Camp for coloured Allies saving many lives. Facing racism on returning home, he was to die, alone in 1951, on Bare Island, La Perouse.

 

FIRST KNOW YOUR ENEMY COMPREHENDING IMPERIAL GERMAN WAR AIMS & DECIPHERING THE ENIGMA OF KULTUR

John A. Moses with Peter Overlack

In thesearch for the deeper causes of the ‘War to end all wars’ the reading public has been presented with countless titles by military, diplomatic and intellectual historians. Some of these have, however, been motivated by a desire to show how their authors would have preferred the past events to have been, so as to promote some present-day agenda.This is the fallacy of ‘presentism’. John Moses...

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THE READER’S DIGEST IN SURRY HILLS: THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A HERITAGE BUILDING – AN ARCHITECT’S STORY

by John James

West Grinstead Publications (Aug 2019)  ISBN 978-0-9757425-5-6.

Seldom does an architect have the opportunity to explain how a heritage building was designed and funded, the role of the client and the importance of the building contractor. In the 1960s it was unusual for an architect to be both developer and financial consultant, arrange the land purchase and bring together one of the biggest lease-back contracts for that time. Though often...

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FIRST KNOW YOUR ENEMY. COMPREHENDING IMPERIAL GERMAN WAR AIMS & DECIPHERING THE ENIGMA OF 'KULTUR'

John A Moses with Peter Overlack

Australian Scholarly Publishing

In the search for the deeper causes of the ‘War to end All Wars’ the reading public has been presented with myriad titles by military, diplomatic and intellectual historians. Some of these, however, have been motivated more by a desire to show how they would have preferred the past events to have been in order to promote some present-day agenda. This is the...

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DISCOVERING VERMEER: A PASSIONATE QUEST

by Helen Topor

ISBN 9 780646 985718

In New York the last thing Helen expects is to fall in love with Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. At the Frick Collection the painter of enigmatic women and luminous light touches her bruised soul profoundly. How can she explain a transcendent experience she herself doesn’t understand? 

Sensing Helen’s craving to know more about Vermeer’s life and works, Peter suggests they see all 35 paintings. She longs for adventure...

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