Lively and insightful, Friday on our Minds shows that, far from being trivial or merely entertaining, popular culture reveals a great deal about Australia's history and about social and cultural change. --Book Jacket.
Rich in intrigue, intensity and atmosphere, Friday on my Mind is classic Nicci French - a dark, gripping and sophisticated masterclass in psychological suspense in which nothing is quite what it seems . . . When a bloated corpse is found floating in the River Thames the police can at least sure that identifying the victim will be straightforward. Around the dead man's wrist is a hospital band. On it are the words Dr F. Klein . . . But psychotherapist Frieda Klein is very much alive. And, after evidence linking her to the murder is discovered, she becomes the prime suspect. Unable to convince the police of her innocence, Frieda is forced to make a bold decision in order to piece together the terrible truth before it's too late either for her or for those she loves. Praise for Nicci French: 'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah 'French leads the field' Sunday Express 'Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror 'Tense, frightening, gripping' Easy Living 'Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express
A story of rock'n'roll and pop music told from an Australian perspective. It chronicles popular music's evolution from just before rock's arrival in 1956 through to the present day; what changed around the world and what changed in Australia.
Featuring revealing interviews with the members of AC/DC and other chart-topping acts, this chronicle profiles the careers of Australia's top songwriters, producers, and star-makers: Harry Vanda and George Young. From their partnership as members of Easybeats to their diverse range of hits--including "Friday on My Mind," "She's So Fine," and "Love is in the Air"--this inspirational account demonstrates how Vanda and Young harnessed the raw energy and power of Aussie pub rock to become legendary musicians.
Extensively illustrated and featuring year by year accounts of developments in music, fashion and society at large, TOMORROW IS TODAY is the definitive guide on the evolution of Australian youth culture during the heady period of the mid to late 1960s. "... this is an Aussie psychedelic music trip of a lifetime; dig in and enjoy the good vibes!" - Ian McFarlane, author of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ROCK AND POP.
My name is Lucy McEachern Irving and I am a 30 yr old mother of four, but I only have one living to put to bed every night. He is amazing, and I love him more than anyone could ever imagine. My book is about his sister and his brothers that GOD blessed me with and then took them back to heaven to be with him all in the same breath. I was madly in love with their father and shortly after we married he began to physically hurt me and yet I stayed throughout all the fights and two deaths of our children. I did manage to find true happiness but my children have always held me back in some way. Everything in my life surrounded what happened when they died and surrounded the deep unending connection that their father and I had. He had a hold on me that is not healthy in any way. I went through other abuses, and everyone Ive ever loved thought that the way to express their love for me was with violence. After the death of my children I fell into a very dark place and fell into deep addiction with the fault of no one but my own. I had to learn how to deal with my pain sober, and had to relive everything about their deaths all over again because I truly believed I could numb my pain and never deal with it. I managed to find a way to stay sober and after completely losing all faith I began to realize that without that I couldnt go any were. I couldnt get back up without GODs help. I do end up being blessed with the most amazing baby boy and even though it was a fight to get him here to stay with me, I thank GOD for my blessing and dont take it for granted not one second. But after learning how to live without my children s father and learning to be without him, I fell in real love with a wonderful man who supports me and loves me the way love is meant to be. He gave me a child after 5 miscarriages, but even he couldnt protect me from my children s father, and he did come back into my life to destroy me and what I had managed to salvage of my life. Even my new husband isnt perfect and managed to tear me apart in other ways. And to surprise, another death came into my world and destroyed us for so long. We do manage to find each other again, and because of the strength GOD gave me we are now happy and ready to start our lives together allover again with our precious miracle baby. My story is coming in two volumes because there is so much to tell. I want to show people like me that it can get better if you just try. If you give it to GOD it will happen and your dreams can come true. My main goal is to help just one person in this world to see that they are not alone and never will be. I also want to say, IF I CAN MAKE IT ANYONE CAN!
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. (Marie Curie) The nature of people is to shun the unknown, which is what a handful of people in the town of Springdale were doing to Charlie Goodbear. Charlie Goodbear by Tom Thunderhorse is an inspirational tale about the lives of a few small town folks and a good-hearted and misunderstood man named Charlie. The book begins with a detailed explanation of the characters and the town of Springdale. Thunderhorses perfect description of the stereotypical small town life makes you feel close to the characters. It is as if you are part of the gang and not just a silent spectator. The story unfolds only to pull you deeper into the lives of these colorful characters. A wonderful element this book has to offer is humor, and more than one kind. This book will have its reader laughing as well as sitting in silent amusement at some particular quirk. Do not think for one minute that this book is a comedy, however, it will have you near tears at some points too. A word of warning to all the books potential readers: This book is religious! Thats right, Ive said the R word. However, what is more important for those who are sensitive about the aforementioned R word, it is not preachy. This story does not attempt to convert you or convince you of the benefits of believing what these characters do believe. Feel safe, people of all faiths, your beliefs are out of harm's way, so if you can get past the rest of it, just sit back and enjoy the tale. Charlie Goodbear offers an ending that can only be described as bittersweet, but I will not spoil it for any potential readers who may be reading this. You will just have to acquire a copy of this wonderful book for yourself. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. ~Erma Bombeck "I have known Tom Thunderhorse for a good amount of time now and knowing him has made this book all the more enjoyable for me. I could hear his voice in my head as I read and his sense of humor and personality comes though in every character. I feel very touched to have been given the opportunity to enjoy his novel before it becomes available to the rest of the world and truly blessed to have met him." ~This Review By, Christina Malley
When Robert Forster and Grant McLennan formed the Go-Betweens in Brisbane in 1977, they were determined to be different. They were angular, spare, and poetic when crashing directness was the prevailing style. Their heroes were Dylan, Creedence, and Television, when it was more fashionable to cite the Stooges and the New York Dolls. Their attitude was as punk as anyone’s, but their lyrical guitar pop stood in sharp contrast to the trends of the day. The Go-Betweens story is a fascinating one. With cornerstone drummer Lindy Morrison – and, later, additional members Robert Vickers and Amanda Brown – the band recorded six albums in the 1980s that are among the finest work of the decade, and earned them a reputation as “the ultimate cult band.” And as one reviewer of the original 1997 edition of this book noted, “Unlike most rock groups, the Go-Betweens had personalities as well as talent”—which makes for a compelling read, even if you’re not yet a fan. David Nichols relates the Go-Betweens story with wit and verve, and for this edition he completely updated the book, adding chapters on the members’ subsequent solo careers in the 1990s, the subsequent reuniting of Forster and McLennan under the Go-Betweens name, and the band’s flourishing second life in the new millennium, tragically cut short by the sudden death of Grant McLennan in 2005.