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Marjorie Bligh S Home

Author : Danielle Wood
ISBN : 9781922079077
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Best known as the inspiration for Dame Edna Everage, Marjorie Bligh is an eccentric and unstoppable tour de force in Australian homemaking. Want to prevent blistered heels when going without stockings? Rub your damp heels with a cake of laundry soap. In Housewife Superstar, Danielle Wood introduced us to the life (three husbands, Campbell Town and Devonport dream homes, inspiration for Dame Edna Everage) and work (countless writings, prizes, cakes, and things knitted, crocheted, sewed) of Mrs Marjorie Bligh: domestic goddess, original recessionista and all-round force of nature. The follow-up, Home, collects the finest Marjorie moments in hints, advice, recipes, poems, gardening and travel, all reproduced as facsimile pages from her many famed self-published books—and with new photographs, celebrity appearances and a special foreword by the great lady, now ninety-five, herself. Joining Marjorie Bligh’s foreword to Home are guest appearances by: Margaret Fulton Kaz Cooke Bob Brown Brian Thomson Merle Parrish Michael Hodgman Rachael Treasure Abby Fraser If you have yet to discover the wonder that is Marjorie Bligh, waste no more time—for, as she says, time is ‘the greatest gift you have’.

Blue Skies

Author : Helen Hodgman
ISBN : 9781925410716
Genre : Fiction
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In Helen Hodgman’s dazzlingly written debut a young woman is trapped in a small city on an island at the end of the world—by motherhood and an absent husband, by busybody in-laws and neighbours, by a drab society yet to throw off the shackles of its colonial past. A darkly funny tale of a crack-up in stultifying suburbia, Blue Skies marked the emergence of a unique, acerbic voice in Australian fiction. This edition includes an introduction by the acclaimed Tasmanian author Danielle Wood. The clock always said three in the afternoon, no matter what you did to it...No matter what you tried, the day ran out then, and there was nothing left to fill it with. Helen Hodgman is the author of the novels Blue Skies (1976), Jack and Jill (1978; winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Broken Words (1988; winner of the Christina Stead Prize), Passing Remarks (1996), Waiting for Matindi (1998) and The Bad Policeman (2001). ‘Singularly searing and merciless prose.’ Sunday Age ‘As fresh, punchy and relevant now as it was on its [first] release...A compelling vision.’ Australian ‘Scarily unforgettable.’ Peter Conrad ‘Strange and memorable.’ Eva Hornung ‘The very essence of Tasmanian gothic.’ Carmel Bird ‘Sensuous...Prickly as a sea urchin.’ Nicholas Shakespeare ‘A convincing study of a woman slowly losing her mind.’ Sunday Herald ‘Elegantly written, atmospheric.’ Brenda Niall, Australian Book Review ‘Has a masterpiece’s power to thrill and discomfort.’ Sunday Tasmanian ‘Stylistically assured...Daring and persuasive in its depiction of a controlled and vengeful anguish.’ Peter Pierce, Sydney Morning Herald
Category: Fiction

Housewife Superstar

Author : Danielle Wood
ISBN : 9781921758850
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Housewife Superstar is the life story of eccentric Tasmanian domestic goddess, Marjorie Bligh. Now 94 years old, Marjorie is the author of a library of advice books covering topics including food, household management, health and beauty, poetry, gardening and recycling. Marjorie is the go-to-girl for all manner of problem-solving. She knows what to do when a goldfish has constipation (feed it Epsom salts), and what to do when you run out of rouge (cut a beetroot in half and slap it on your cheeks). Famous for never wasting a thing, Marjorie has constructed a museum within her own home to show off the various items she has knitted and crocheted out of such unlikely materials as plastic shopping bags and used pantyhose. Her abundant garden is staked out with old-fashioned corset brassieres that function as plant protectors. Sensationally thrice-married (once divorced and twice widowed), Marjorie is, according to her colossal fan Barry Humphries, 'no slouch in the matrimonial department'. Her short-lived second marriage, to preacher and schoolteacher Adrian Cooper, was punctuated by endless love notes, breakfasts in bed and territorial catfights with Adrian's adult daughters. Following Adrian's death, Marjorie met her third husband Eric Bligh – a bus driver – on a CWA outing, snagging him with promises of fruitcake and flirtatious glances in his rear view mirror. Housewife Superstar is an illuminating look at a true Australian treasure. Marjorie Bligh will soon be a household name.
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Australian Books In Print 1999

Author : K G Saur Books
ISBN : 1864520256
Genre : Reference
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Whether you're looking for a book published in Australia, about Australia, or written by an Australian, you're sure to find it in Australian Books in Print. All together, some 80,000 active titles -- fiction, nonfiction, juvenile, adult, professional, large format, and standard size -- are indexed by title, author, and keyword. To facilitate ordering, 11,000 Australian publishers and distributors are profiled by name, address, personnel, sales terms, and more. Information on local agents of overseas publishers, Australian representation, associations, literary awards, and book series is also provided.
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Women Making Time

Author : Elizabeth McMahon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123285475
Genre : Social Science
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How do women experience time in the modern world? What connections can be drawn between time, action, and ethical human relations? From vantage points across the humanities and social sciences, Women Making Time looks at how women fashion understandings of the past, present, and future. The book reviews the ways in which feminist issues have been reduced to generational disputes between 1970s and 1990s. Feminism has always looked towards the future when envisaging and enacting social change. At the same time, feminists have sought to recuperate forgotten and overlooked moments, usually through response to the constraints faced by particular women. Women Making Time is a rich and diverse collection of essays that moves through the complementary domains of past and future and into the complex now of aesthetic and cultural production. By valuing the processes of loss and excess, the book illuminates the complex banalities, achievements, and continuities of women's experiences.
Category: Social Science

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011809311
Genre : Copyright
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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
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Insider S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents 1996 1997

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0761501282
Genre : Book editors
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No other book gives aspiring authors the inside scoop on the names and specialties of acquisitions editors. This vital information makes all the difference when submitting a book proposal or manuscript by keeping writers of all genres on top of the rapidly changing world of publishing. Who's moved where, who's new to the scene, who's gone for good--it's all here in one big volume.
Category: Book editors