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            Book of Magic

            Book of Magic (Paperback)

            By Smith, Bruce

            Written by a professional magician, this book is a treasure trove of illusions performed with playing cards, handkerchiefs, banknotes, rings and coins. It features entertaining tricks, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and illustrations providing the perfect opportuni...ty to amaze family and friends.
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            ISBN 9781848580336
            Released AU 1 Nov 2010
            Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Tattooed Lady: A History
             

            The Tattooed Lady: A History (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Second Edition)

            By Osterud, Amelia Klem

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Living in a time when it was scandalous even to show a bit of ankle, a small number of courageous women covered their bodies in tattoos and traveled the country, performing nearly nude on carnival stages. The Tattooed Lady uncovers the true stories behind these women, bringing th...em out of the sideshow realm and into their working class realities.
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            ISBN 9781589799967
            Released AU 15 Nov 2014
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Painful in Daily Doses: An anecdotal memoir

            Painful in Daily Doses: An anecdotal memoir (Paperback)

            By Steel, Anthony

            • RRP: $39.99
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            In this engaging memoir Anthony Steel tells his story, from growing up in a wealthy steel manufacturing family- Steels of Sheffield. Music was a large part of his upbringing, he went on to staging the 1986 Festival of the Arts, as well as other important artistic enterprises acro...ss Australia.
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            ISBN 9781862548756
            Published AU 14 Dec 2009
            Publisher Wakefield Press
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            Love, Sweat and Tears: One Woman's Incredible Journey Through Grief, Fear and Loss to a Lifelong Dream of Working with Animals
             

            Love, Sweat and Tears: One Woman's Incredible Journey Through Grief, Fear and Loss to a Lifelong Dream of Working with Animals (Paperback)

            By Bullen, Zelie; Nicholls, Freda Marnie

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            'All of the love that you put into your animals has come out on screen, on my screen and it will be there forever.

            ISBN 9781760112967
            Published AU 25 Mar 2015
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Charlatan
              

            Charlatan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jinks, Catherine

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            Thomas Guthrie Carr is charged by Eliza Gray with mesmerising her and raping her while she was under his influence. But if mesmerism and Mr Carr are shams, was Eliza raped? In the tradition of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Charlatan is the story of a notorious nineteenth-century ...court case involving a larger-than-life character. With a driving narrative and novelistic pacing, this scrupulously researched account of the life of Thomas Guthrie Carr, stage mesmerist - who lied, fought and sleazed his way around Australia and New Zealand between 1865 and 1886 - is more than just a fascinating piece of social history. It's also a mystery, a piece of true crime, and a delicately humorous portrait of a man whose eye for the main chance and ferocious pursuit of publicity made him an oddly contemporary figure. With a star-studded supporting cast, including the Duke of Edinburgh, the Mad Dentist of Wynyard, the Nunawading Messiah, and a host of shady mesmerists, spiritualists, phrenologists and hired goons, Charlatan delves deep into a side of colonial history not often explored, and unearths a Victorian celebrity who should never have been forgotten a
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            ISBN 9780143785545
            Published AU 3 Jul 2017
            Publisher Random House
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            Women's Circus: ...Leaping Off the Edge

            Women's Circus: ...Leaping Off the Edge (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            Edited by Beissbarth, Ev; By Turner, Jo

            • RRP: $32.99
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            The Women's Circus is a community-based theatrical group, with 100 women from a variety of backgrounds engaged in training workshops. Amongst them are jugglers, aerialists and acrobats. Whether you want to join the circus or be an armchair acrobat, this book tells you how it's do...ne.
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            ISBN 9781875559558
            Published AU 2 Apr 1997
            Publisher Spinifex Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            By Popular Demand: The Adelaide Festival Centre story

            By Popular Demand: The Adelaide Festival Centre story (Paperback)

            By Campbell, Lance

            • RRP: $14.99
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            The Adelaide Festival Centre is recognised the world over. Through its twenty-five years it has been home to the Adelaide Festival, base for one of Australia's leading entrepreneurial organisations and cultural centrepieces of the city. This book is its pictorial history.

            ISBN 9781862544567
            Published AU 15 Jul 1998
            Publisher Wakefield Press
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            Master of the Ceremonies: An Eventful Life
             

            Master of the Ceremonies: An Eventful Life (Paperback, New title)

            By Birch, Ric

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            Ric's story unfolds the intrigue behind some of the world's biggest events, including the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. How would it feel to be the creative mind behind such spectacular events? Ric describes the years of creativity and ru...thlessness that precedes these events.
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            ISBN 9781741144178
            Published AU 1 Sep 2004
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Cancelled - Dangerous Animals
             

            Cancelled - Dangerous Animals (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McMillan, Kirstin

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              1 Jan 50

            One of Hollywood's top animal handlers recounts the story of her harrowing coming-of-age in the magnetic grip of her father, of a menagerie of wild and dangerous animals, and of the canine connection that would transform her life. Kirstin McMillan's childhood was a literal circus.... By the time she was eight, she was working with her family under the glittering lights of the Ringling Brothers tent. Her father was a lion tamer, working with big cats, dominating them by his own anger, ferocity and force of will. His 'training' methods involved clubs, whips and starvation, and his brutal dominance didn't stop with animals. Kirstin and her two brothers were beaten, abused and trained to instant obedience alongside the lions and tigers her father performed with. When she finally managed to run away from home aged seventeen, Kirstin was as damaged as any of the circus animals she grew up with. Human relationships proved disastrous for her, and she watched her beloved older brother slide into a life of pain, addiction and jail. It was only when she reconnected with animals again, working first as an animal trainer for film and television, and then adopting a homeless Basset hound called Floppy, that she was able to find peace and balance in her life. Today, Kirstin is a top Hollywood animal and celebrity dog trainer. Unlike her upbringing, Kirstin approaches animals with kindness and humor, a lesson she learned through one special, canine connection. Dangerous Animals is a tale of cruelty and terror, of love and redemption, of the special connection between animals and humans, and the power of that connection to mend a broken life.
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            ISBN 9781760113582
            Published AU 1 Jan 2050
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sunbury: Australia's Greatest Rock Festival

            Sunbury: Australia's Greatest Rock Festival (Hardback)

            By Evans, Peter

            • RRP: $49.99
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            After 45 years, here is the first book on the SUNBURY rock festival, the festival that is often referred to as 'Australia's Woodstock' that heralded a revolution in Australian music and culture. This book explores the history of the Sunbury rock festivals which were staged ov...er the Australia day long weekends of 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975. These, and the festivals which immediately preceded them, were staged at a time of renewal in Australian political and cultural life and a new awakening of national identity. The emphasis is on the first festival in 1972 as this was the ground-breaking event which, if it did not conceive Aussie pub rock was, at the very least, the midwife. In that birth can be seen the beginnings of Australian rock music transitioning from a poor cousin to that in America and the United Kingdom to an active export industry. Sunbury '72 is covered in detail, with the emphasis on subsequent festivals being on the changes which occurred both in the event and in the dominant music scene at the time. The book identifies the strength of the Sunbury festivals in the organisation that lay behind them, which allowed them to be more than just a single event. It also explores the musical highlights of the festivals and the experiences of those who attended. The book is heavily based on official documents and an extensive oral history program undertaken by the author.
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            ISBN 9781925556162
            Published AU 1 Oct 2017
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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