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Shoes For The Moscow Circus

RRP $59.95

Shoes for the Moscow Circus is an atmospheric, lyrical look behind the scenes of a number of Australian trades and industries, many of which are fast disappearing in the modern world.

Arts writer Leta Keens, with photographer Oliver Strewe, visited more than 25 factories and workshops - including an umbrella maker and cricket ball factory, a taxidermist and a bicycle maker, a tannery and a dolls' hospital - and discovered far more than simply the history and processes involved in these trades.

With an engagingly readable style, she also tells the stories of the characters who inhabit these intriguing and often little known worlds.

About the Author

Leta Keens is a Sydney-based journalist who specialises in architecture, design and the arts. She started her career on the architecture and women's pages of a Fleet Street newspaper, and has since worked in Australia, Italy and the United States. She has edited several books, is the co-author of The Slow Guide to Sydney, and has written for a number of publications, including Harper's Bazaar, The Australian newspaper and Qantas in-flight magazine. For a number of years, she has been editor-at-large of the architecture and design magazine, Belle.

Amphitheatres And Circuses

RRP $25.99

Originally serialized in the New York Clipper, T. Allston Brown's history of circus and arena performances remains a foundation stone of all subsequent research into this field. Theatre and circus historian William L. Slout provides an introduction framing Brown's narrative, plus a comprehensive index, and contemporaneous illustrations.

Life Is A Chihuahua Circus

RRP $16.99

Reader discretion is advised! There's a whole circus in this book. You think that "Barnum and Bailey" circus is lively? Well, that's nothing compared to all the antics, pranks, and lovable behavior that you have when you raise a dozen chihuahuas.Pet lovers will cherish this book. The Alvins have raised and shown AKC chihuahuas for 10 years. Every chihuahua has an amazingly different character. Meet Tex with a kingly air, Angelita with her queenly bearing, Michief, a "gigalo", Precious, a doggy clothes model, Monica, who thinks she's a movie critic, Macho, a doggy Latin lover, Lucky, who wants to play basketball, etc. No, this isn't fiction. These are real chihuahuas!To the Alvins, their chihuahuas are their "fur kids". Join with Alvins and the fur kids in opening Christmas present, eating Christmas dinner, and celebrating New Years (all the dogs made New Year's resolutions.Author Te'ana Alvin even writes what her chihuahuas may be thinking when they do their ridiculous pranks. Chapters include, "Chihuahuas in the movies", "Are chihuahuas really kids in disguise?", "Chihuahuas and the comedy of work", "Chihuahuas, inspiration, luck, and love", and six other chapters.


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