Barry Kitcher, Ballet Veteran Author, Turns 87

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Barry Kitcher, whose popular memoir From Gaolbird to Lyrebird was reissued last year by BryshaWilson Press as an eBook, featuring over 300 photos ($11.99, available from Amazon, iBooks and Kobo), today celebrates his 87th birthday. The Borovansky Ballet veteran and founding member of The Australian Ballet spent his whole working life employed in theatre of various types. On retirement he glanced back and decided to write a memoir of the historic times through which he had lived. That was more than 20 years ago. He published the book at the turn of this century and over time sold out! Read More...

iBooks, too, for you from BryshaWilson Press

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We are now selling our eBooks at the iBook Store, as well as at Amazon Kindle Store and Kobo Store. Apple users rejoice! If you have never read an eBook your time has come. Every Apple device comes with the iBook app not only installed but linked directly to the iBook Store. Our eBooks are now just a few clicks away. Read More...

In Praise of Private Libraries

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Since when has having a personal library been deemed “book hoarding”? The damning pejorative “hoarding” is one of the more recent catch cries of the same consumer culture that has given us enough disposable income to spend on all the goods it produces. Read More...

Pause for Thought

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Most of us are always rushing, racing from here to there, whether in an anxious frenzy or with determined purpose. Why? The answers are as varied as our propelled persons but we rarely take the time to stop and ask, does it always have to be like that? Read More...

Matters of Life and Death

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In our fast-paced modern world powered by busy lives we just skim over everything, racing breathlessly from one day to the next until we drop dead. What happens then? no doubt we have all wondered at some point. Larry Buttrose reflects on this in his poem Eternity (Selected Poems, BryshaWilson Press, 2017). Read More...