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Up There Cow Punk. "Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia" by John Whiteoak and Aline Scott-Maxwell (eds) [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-09)
This hefty volume begins with an article on a cappella singing (ensembles with names like Café of the Gate of Salvation and Voices from the Vacant Lot) and ends with the zither, which instrument, the editors assure us, ...
A Bachelor's Bequests. "Mr Felton's Bequests" by John Poynter [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2004-03)
Alfred Felton, a bachelor who lived for many years in boarding houses of one kind or another, might seem a familiar Victorian figure, particularly in a colony where there were not enough women to go around. But Felton was ...
In On the Act. "Don't Tell Me, Show Me: Directors Talk About Acting" by Adam Macaulay. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-11)
Macaulay has assembled a cast of notable directors in theatre, film and television to give advice to new actors. Inevitably, there is repetition and some ‘thinking aloud’ rambling. It is clear that Macaulay has heavily ...
Not Angels but Anglicans. "Anglicanism in Australia: A History", by Bruce Kaye (ed). [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2002-09)
For most of Australia’s European history, the Church of England has been the largest denomination. In 1841 its adherents represented sixty per cent of the population; in 1901 the numbers were still close to forty per cent. ...
Over the Rainbow. "George Pell" by Tess Livingstone, "A Long Way From Rome: Why The Australian Catholic Church is in Crisis" by Chris McGillion (ed) and "The Suicidal Church: Can The Anglican Church be Saved?" by Caroline Miley. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-03)
Just as it used to be said that the middle class was always rising, in recent times it seems as if the churches are in perpetual crisis. And it is now almost a cliché to remark the apparent paradox that, while religion is ...
The Crook with a Great Soul. "The Seven Ordeals of Count Cagliostro: The Greatest Enchanter of the Eighteenth Century" by Iain McCalman. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-06)
You haven't heard of Count Cagliostro? Well, chances are, if HarperCollins has anything to do with it, you will. This book is likely to ensure that the enchanter casts his spell on a new audience. For it is an extraordinary tale.