Book ShelfÂ News
Saturday February 6, 2010Ambrose Bierce's dictionary was a work of wicked satire, writes Jane Sullivan.
Wednesday February 3, 2010IT€™S a publishing maxim that many novels have a shelf-life of only a few months. But two much-admired books by two of Australia€™s greatest writers are back in the spotlight 40 years after they first appeared.
Wednesday February 3, 2010IT IS a publishing maxim that many novels have a shelf life of only a few months. But two much admired books by two of Australia's greatest writers are back in the spotlight 40 years after they first appeared in print.
Saturday December 26, 2009BABCOCK & BROWN POWER has officially changed its name to Alinta Energy, in an attempt to sever links with its collapsed former parent.
Saturday November 14, 2009EAT before you shop: this is the advice often served up to supermarket shoppers who tend to spend too much at the checkout because they are hungry. It could also be good advice for those headed to a bookshop.
Thursday October 8, 2009Dead Famous shows Melbourne's underworld war was far from glamorous, reports Paul Kalina.
Wednesday October 7, 2009THE Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court, James Spigelman, has objected to plans to rename the Sydney federal electorate of Lowe after "that most insipid of characters", Billy McMahon.
Saturday September 12, 2009A once-over-lightly history of BHP dismays Gideon Haigh. The Big Fella: The Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton By Peter Thompson and Robert Macklin William Heinemann, $59.95
Saturday August 15, 2009The Big Fella: The Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton By Peter Thompson and Robert Macklin Random House, 528pp, $59.95
Saturday June 27, 2009To The Bitter End: The Dramatic Story Behind The Fall Of John Howard And The Rise Of Kevin Rudd By Peter Hartcher Allen & Unwin, 292pp, $35