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Book news, reviews, and musings 29 Nov 2010

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Ptolemys Geographica has sold at auction in Qatar for an astonishing amount.

Australias CAL has announced that it will increase the allocation to its cultural fund.

The National looks at a shift towards iPad newspapers.

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Bug in a Book interviews Hazard River author Julie Fison.

The Book Show looks at the reading habits of three musicians.


Back to Books reviews Unstrung by Carole Lazar

The Age looks at a stunning new letter-press printed cookbook featuring recipes from Melbournes best chefs.

Charlottes Library reviews Departure Time by Truus Matti


Joanna Penn muses on how reading and book buying have changed with the Kindle.

Beatties blog book reflects on David Foster and his thoughts on literary prizes.

Just for fun

Check out this fabulous look at typography.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Madeleine LEngle and CS Lewis!

Quote of the day

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. Bertrand Russell.

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  1. Oh! The birthday of two authors whose books I really enjoyed as a child. How fun :)
    Amy recently posted..Review- Jukebox by Gina Noelle Daggett

  2. Stephanie /

    I loved a Wrinkle in Time, but havent read anything else by LEngle. I should really rectify that. Oddly enough, though, I re-read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe just last night. Strange coincidence!


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