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The Book Nook Melbourne is a locally owned Bookshop in Melbourne CBD providing high quality titles ranging from Children's Books, to Thrillers and Romance Novels and everything in between, there is something for everyone.

September Book Of The Month: Life: The Classic Collection

Listed price $69.99

 OUR PRICE $25.00 (+ $5.00 P &H if applicable)

 

"Life" has, of course, visited its archives before - but never like this. This edition puts the photographs on display, not only as part of the page layout but as the page itself. The explanatory text will be out of the way, so that each image can be savoured. Moreover, prints

will be included that are not just suitable for framing, but meant for framing. And not only will there be photographic prints; there will also be 75 other famous pictures that appeared in "Life"'s pages, the story behind each of them and the narrative history of what "Life"'s photography has long meant to the country and, indeed, to the world.This is a unique, ground-breaking book. It is the ultimate treatment of our photography to date in book form. As such it is ultra-commemorative and collectible. "The Classic Collection", presented in this classic way, will be a definitive "Life" Book-and a category leader.

Life: The Classic Collection

August Book Of The Month: Bill Bryson - At Home

A delightful specially illustrated edition of this best seller. Bill Bryson at his best, exuberant and enthusiastic chronicle of domestic history.

Listed price $65.00

 OUR PRICE $30.00 (+ $5.00 P &H if applicable)

From one of the most beloved authors of our time--more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone--a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

"Houses aren't refuges from history. They are where history ends up." Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home.

To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to "write a history of the world without leaving home." The bathroom provides the occasion for a history of hygiene; the bedroom, sex, death, and sleep; the kitchen, nutrition and the spice trade; and so on, as Bryson shows how each has fig-ured in the evolution of private life. Whatever happens in the world, he demonstrates, ends up in our house, in the paint and the pipes and the pillows and every item of furniture.

Bill Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and he is a master at turning the seemingly isolated or mundane fact into an occasion for the most diverting exposi-tion imaginable. His wit and sheer prose fluency make "At Home" one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.

Bill Bryson - At Home

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