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Shoes For The Moscow Circus

RRP $59.95

Shoes for the Moscow Circus is an atmospheric, lyrical look behind the scenes of a number of Australian trades and industries, many of which are fast disappearing in the modern world.

Arts writer Leta Keens, with photographer Oliver Strewe, visited more than 25 factories and workshops - including an umbrella maker and cricket ball factory, a taxidermist and a bicycle maker, a tannery and a dolls' hospital - and discovered far more than simply the history and processes involved in these trades.

With an engagingly readable style, she also tells the stories of the characters who inhabit these intriguing and often little known worlds.

About the Author

Leta Keens is a Sydney-based journalist who specialises in architecture, design and the arts. She started her career on the architecture and women's pages of a Fleet Street newspaper, and has since worked in Australia, Italy and the United States. She has edited several books, is the co-author of The Slow Guide to Sydney, and has written for a number of publications, including Harper's Bazaar, The Australian newspaper and Qantas in-flight magazine. For a number of years, she has been editor-at-large of the architecture and design magazine, Belle.

Vanity Circus

RRP $37.99

Welcome to the wacky, wild world of Vanity Circus. In this ring we have self-publishing. In that ring we have traditional publishing. And here in the middle ring, let's introduce New Publishing Vanity Circus is an entertaining, funny, and insightful book that guides readers through the complex, sometimes frustrating, but always interesting world of publishing. If you're an author or writer, thinking about becoming an author, or just interested in learning about publishing, Vanity Circus explains all the nuances of the industry, from finding a fitting title, to writing a provocative chapter one, to catch the publisher's attention--and from writing a winning query letter or synopsis to answering the age-old question, "Do I need an agent?" Readers will learn tips to choosing the right book title, tricks to writing an effective first chapter, and insider secrets to contracts, copyright law, and trademarks. Vanity Circus explains all levels of publishing as told by two funny ladies who also own 3L Publishing.

Life Is A Chihuahua Circus

RRP $16.99

Reader discretion is advised! There's a whole circus in this book. You think that "Barnum and Bailey" circus is lively? Well, that's nothing compared to all the antics, pranks, and lovable behavior that you have when you raise a dozen chihuahuas.Pet lovers will cherish this book. The Alvins have raised and shown AKC chihuahuas for 10 years. Every chihuahua has an amazingly different character. Meet Tex with a kingly air, Angelita with her queenly bearing, Michief, a "gigalo", Precious, a doggy clothes model, Monica, who thinks she's a movie critic, Macho, a doggy Latin lover, Lucky, who wants to play basketball, etc. No, this isn't fiction. These are real chihuahuas!To the Alvins, their chihuahuas are their "fur kids". Join with Alvins and the fur kids in opening Christmas present, eating Christmas dinner, and celebrating New Years (all the dogs made New Year's resolutions.Author Te'ana Alvin even writes what her chihuahuas may be thinking when they do their ridiculous pranks. Chapters include, "Chihuahuas in the movies", "Are chihuahuas really kids in disguise?", "Chihuahuas and the comedy of work", "Chihuahuas, inspiration, luck, and love", and six other chapters.


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