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The cookbook that will fill a hole you didn’t know your collection had!
Eat Tweet is here.
Seperated into specific chapters, including a ‘Decoding and Coding Recipes’ section it might require a bit of flicking back and forth to create an entire meal, but it is all there. With 1020 recipes I’m not exaggerating, its actually All Here. Author and pioneer of eat tweeting Maureen Evans did not hold back on content! There are also extra little tips and tricks added in so it is more information than twitter followers get, and all in one place, bonus. A certain amount of imagination will allow you to use this book to make so many different meals through various combinations of recipes, it’s a never ending source of inspiration. And all in a $19.95 paperback smaller than your average novel. Now that’s efficient.
Pocket Rockets are a fantastic new series for emerging readers released just in time for this cold and rainy winter. The books are a smaller format than usual which makes them very portable, easy to carry in a pocket or bag. And best of all they are only $5 each, which means kids can try a new series without parents making a big investment, or even buy the books with their own pocket money! There are 10 titles in the series, which includes books that are popular with both boys and girls, so finding an appealing title shouldn’t be a problem. There are 2 Zac Powers, 2 Go Girls, 2 Space Scouts, 2 Naughty Stories and 2 From Your Diary With Love titles. In store now $5 each.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a classic in children’s books, and deservedly so. We always have the book in stock, in board book and paperback, and now we have some lovely caterpillar toys. There is an activity toy, pictured above, and umbrella and a small tote bag. We also have a lovely playset which has the pieces of food the caterpillar eats to play with. And of course, we have a plush caterpillar which is beautifully soft. Prices vary, and together with the book they will make a lovely gift for a little person you know.
For the month of July at Fairfieldbooks, buy any two Vintage classics titles, and go into the draw to win a Breville Coffee machine. We also have 3 runners up prizes of book packs. That’s it! It’s so easy to find two books amongst the titles available. Come in soon. The winner will be drawn in early August. Good luck.
Until early August any customer who buy two Vintage classics from us, can go into a drawer to win an Expresso coffeee machine. There are 3 runner’s up prizes of 3 Vintage titles as well. There are quite a few books for children in the range as well as the adult titles so finding two titles to buy is easy. Come on down and check out our window to see the prizes and get an entry in. (The image shows just a few of the titles available)
Derek Hansen for some years was writing a series of books called Lunch with the……… There was General, Stationmaster and more. This new book takes a different tack, and is set in a small country town, Munni Munni, which is strangely much more prosperous than most towns around it. When a young police officer, Duncan ‘Stretch’ Beddington is sent to the town for a bit of rehabilitation from a snaffoo in the big smoke, he notices a few things. Lambert Hampton, the retired bank manager has a finger in every pie, everyone drives a white Camry, and the pet of choice is a Jack Russell. To his surprise, Duncan finds he likes the town, helped by the lovely Sophie but when some bad company arrives looking for their loot from a robbery, things go south.
A Man You Can Bank On, is very funny, but there is also an interesting question or two about ill gotten gains, and whether the ends justify the means. Overall, this is a hoot.$33
What do Marieke Hardy, Megan Washington, Eddie Perfect, Benjamin Law, Judith Lucy, Charlie Pickering, Adam Goodes and Kate Miller-Heidke all have in common?
Musicians, actors, comedians, journalists and an AFL footballer thrown in for good measure… and interesting mix. In Don’t Peak at High School it all comes together as these (and a few other) popular personalities talk about a time when there were far, far, less popular. The subtitle of this compendium edited by Fiona Scott-Norman says it all; From bullied to A-list. A book that will be appreciated by teenagers and adults alike, this is a fascinating and at times unexpectedly funny reminder that with 1 in 4 children in Australian schools a victim of bullying, even famous people got picked on. These intelligent, talented, successful people weren’t exempt from the terrors of high school; this is a book to “to inspire teenagers and provide precious insight to parents and teachers.” If you’re worried about closing the back cover completely cynical and disillusioned to the ‘innocence of youth’ and the like, never fear. As Scott-Norman points out in her introduction not one of the 15 individuals in the book wishes, with the twenty-twenty brilliance only hindsight can bring, that they weren’t bullied. Just goes to show, no matter what your school experience may have been, bad or good, it irrevocably contributed positive attributes to your character as an adult. And these people don’t want to give those back. As someone who indentifies a little with the subject matter, I know how they feel. Though no ones saying; Bullying – The Road To Success, they are saying if you’re bullied in high school, it doesn’t mean your life isn’t going to go anywhere. Because life doesn’t peak in high school.
An eye-opener. Now in store, paperback, $24.95
The extremely productive Fairfield author Zana Fraillon is very excited about having one of her books read on the ABC TV show Playschool. The book is When no-one’s looking: on the farm. The book is a rhyming rollicking ride through the farmyard, with large fold out pages. The illustrations are big and clear, and there is plenty of opportunity to make a lot of animal noises. It is fun to read and really involves children.
The book will be read on Friday 8th July.
Zana has another similar book called When no-one’s looking: At the Zoo, which is also good fun. We have them both in stock, signed by Zana. Hardback, $24.95
Ann Patchett won the Orange Prize some years ago for Bel Canto, and that really established as a writer to watch. State of Wonder is her latest novel and is set largely in the Brazilian Rio Negro in the rivers and jungles where giant anacondas and isolated tribes live. Marina Singh is a scientist working for a pharmaceutical firm, who has a vested interest in the work of a researcher, Annick Swenson who has become incommunicado about her progress in the jungle. One of Marina’s colleagues, Anders Eckman, was sent there to get an update, but the team has just been informed that he has died. Marina’s boss decides to send her down, to find out both what happened to Anders and just what Annick has been up to. The prospect of the trip initially terrifies her, and the world she enters into is different from anything she has known previously.
When Marina finally meets Annick, things are at first testy, but Marina is drawn to the older woman and a kind of friendship develops. The author keeps surprising with some turns in the story, and the characters develop in interesting ways.
Ann Patchett is a terrific writer, and this is a terrific book. $30