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Clothing Memoirs Of A Wannabe Cowgirl

RRP $27.50

The 1960's ushered in one of the most quickly wide-spread trends up until that time...the American cowboy. This was due in part to the acquisition of television into many of the homes of the baby boomers. All of us who were 'cowboys' during this time still feel a connection with each other. From that vantage point we moved on to the days of go-go boots and from there to being flower children and wearing peace symbols and fringed vests. Our clothing became a way of expressing who we are at an individual level, rather than just an expression of our class or socio-economic status, as had been the case in the past. We enjoyed being able to express both our collective spirit and our individual natures through our clothing choices. Perhaps we haven't always realized the extent to which clothing trends and experiences shape us into the people that we become on the inside. Is it possible that our character and integrity are affected by something as simple as our clothing? It's worth thinking about and remembering those significant clothing experiences along the way.


Velvet Cloth

RRP $13.50

Authors think of their writings as their children. Produced with infinite care, shown to a few friends, and lovingly tucked away in some obscure file where they sleep undisturbed. I came across one such file recently. It was entitled "Miscellaneous writings: poems, stories, essays, etc." I felt it was time to wake them for public scrutiny. So here they are. Please be kind. They're fragile.


The Emperor's New Clothes

RRP $12.99

The emperor loves new clothes. The fancier they are the more he likes them. So he hires two master weavers to create the best suit ever. But these master weavers are tricky...The Emperor's New Clothes is one of Hans Christian Andersen's funniest fairy tales. Accompanied by Carol Thompson's cheeky illustrations, this playful retelling will delight a whole new generation of readers, as well as draw chuckles from those who already know and love this tale.

About the Author

Margrete Lamond is the publisher at Little Hare in Australia and she has written numerous books for young children. Her own favourite children's book is Little Bear, by Else Minarik and Maurice Sendak.

About the Illustrator

Carol Thompson is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children, as well as some picture books of her own. Her work has been published by HarperCollins, Walker Books, Candlewick Press, Orchard Books, Simon and Schuster, Oxford University Press and Bloomsbury. Other than 'Chill', her works for other publisher's include Mommy, Mama and ME, Daddy, Papa and ME, Mockingbird Song and A New Room for William.


A Small History Of My Life To My Children

RRP $13.99

This is the autobiography of a Victorian soldier of the 22nd Regiment (Cheshire Regiment) which was written for his children in the 1880s. This unique story written by a lowly Private and Bandsman was lost for nearly a century before being recently rediscovered. This truly fascinating story is now available for all to read and enjoy. Follow the story of a young Salford boy who joined the British Army and saw such far off exotic places as Malta, Mauritius and India. It is a story of romances, edge of your seat voyages, earthquakes, a somewhat arranged marriage to a native girl and many more adventures. The story has been kept to his spellings and phrases. This is an unique glimpse into the life of a mere Private in the Victorian British Army. It is also a story of a young boy living in poverty in Salford, enjoying riches abroad and then falling once again into poverty in the English railway town of Crewe.


Clothing Memoirs Of A Wannabe Cowgirl

RRP $27.50

The 1960's ushered in one of the most quickly wide-spread trends up until that time...the American cowboy. This was due in part to the acquisition of television into many of the homes of the baby boomers. All of us who were 'cowboys' during this time still feel a connection with each other. From that vantage point we moved on to the days of go-go boots and from there to being flower children and wearing peace symbols and fringed vests. Our clothing became a way of expressing who we are at an individual level, rather than just an expression of our class or socio-economic status, as had been the case in the past. We enjoyed being able to express both our collective spirit and our individual natures through our clothing choices. Perhaps we haven't always realized the extent to which clothing trends and experiences shape us into the people that we become on the inside. Is it possible that our character and integrity are affected by something as simple as our clothing? It's worth thinking about and remembering those significant clothing experiences along the way.



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