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Winner of ‘Six’ announced

Thanks to everyone for entering and for all your great comments. As it’s much to hard to pick a winner I’ve relied on the nifty little number generator at random.org to pick a winner. The winner of the Six competition … Continue reading

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the ebook drinking game

I was recently speaking to a friend who has returned to Australia from a stint living in the US. This avid reader, IT-guru and all-round nerd (a term I use with nothing but affection) was extolling the wonders of ebooks; … Continue reading

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Work Experience with Coco Watanabe

Hello I am Coco Watanabe. I am a student currently undertaking work experience at black dog books for one week. I first became acquainted with the existence of black dog books through Magpie magazine which my family subscribes to. I … Continue reading

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Bildungsroman

I’ve been reading WA’s Fiction Focus (Vol 24 2010 Issue No. 1) and discovered that Ben Beaton’s Mama’s Song has been placed in the genre of Bildungsroman. Ugly looking word. But the Germans do have a genius for creating words … Continue reading

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Hello cyberspace…

My name is Sophie Reid and I have had the good fortune to land the role of publicist at Black Dog Books and publicise is what I intend to do; our authors, our books, ourselves. Let me tell you what’s … Continue reading

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Mitch Vane’s little black dog goes for a walk

I was wandering around our server and I found Mitch Vane’s gorgeous little dog living in a folder so I took him out for a walk.

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Karen Tayleur and Heath McKenzie at Eltham Town Festival!

Meet Karen Tayleur and Heath McKenzie the author and illustrator of Halloween in Christmas Hills: The Legend of Stingy Jack at the Eltham Town Festival! Eltham Town Square on November 7 at 2.35pm for a book reading and signing! But … Continue reading

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Carole Wilkinson does it again!

Congratulations Carole! On Wednesday it was announced that Garden of the Purple Dragon, part of the Dragonkeeper series, won the KOALA Award for Older Readers! Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping thinks she is safe hiding in the shadow of the … Continue reading

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Winners of the Melbourne Cup – 1873

On occasion, even the more banal elements of the horseracing experience—those matters of official procedure often settled in austere meetings far away from the romance of the racetrack itself—can come to resemble something of a soap-opera. The 2007 spring carnival … Continue reading

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Winners of the Melbourne Cup – 1967

In the lead-up to the big race, punters were unable to split Red Handed and the well-fancied General Command, with neither horse budging from a rock-solid 4/1 throughout the day. That is, until Bill Waterhouse saw Felipe Ysmael enter the … Continue reading

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