Exceptional 1909 deluxe edition, with signatures of Shackleton, Mawson and every member of the expedition’s shore party included.
The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. ORIGINAL DELUXE SPECIAL VELLUM BINDING ISSUE.
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Jon Doust will be at Crow Books Wednesday 19th September to discuss his new book To the Highlands.
In the writingWA’s ongoing Glass of Wine and a Good Book team-up with winery Myattsfield, Doust will be in-store talking about the book and writing process. All welcome for a bit of culture tasting a bit of wine tasting.
To the Highlands is another instalment in the story of Jack Muir, five years on from the popular Boy on a Wire.
by Sharon McCarthy
Set 300 years after the Reckoning, an environmental apocalypse that saw the end of civilisation and the physical world as we know it, The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf is a timely allegory on the perils of humanity’s disconnect from nature.
A new society has arisen from the ashes and its primary focus is to maintain ‘the Balance’ between all life. In this seemingly utopian but borderline totalitarian world, there are some individuals who have been born with unique abilities. These so-called Illegals are considered a threat to the Balance and as such are feared, captured and held in detention centres. To escape such a fate Ashala Wolf and a band of runaway Illegals live in the Firstwood. The story begins with Ashala being captured by the government and subjected to interrogation by a machine with the ability to pull memories from her mind in order to expose and ultimately destroy her Tribe. more…
By Rhiannon Emery
After the over-saturation of Vampire genre books in bookstores around the world I, as a reader of the fantasy/horror genre, had lost hope that the vampire genre would ever rediscover its gritty fear-invoking night creatures from the grasps of sparkly Christians and HBO. However, as soon as I picked up this book I knew it was different. For one it is not just the work of one author, rather a collection of intertwined short stories, which are divided into sections and spread about the book to provide a more immersive timeline and experience. Respected Sci-Fi/Fantasy authors such as Scott Nicholson and Yvonne Navarro grace this books pages and each story illustrates the global and individual impact of this Vampire War. The premise of the collection is that after eons locked away in polar ice a new (to humans anyway) virus sweeps across the globe activating ‘junk’ DNA in a small population which turns them into the stuff of legends (and nightmares). This book contains no Dracula with sweeping cape and aversion to garlic instead, to reflect the overwhelming genetic diversity in our species the virus manifests itself in different ways, from a semi-traditional vampire to werewolves to hopping shape changers. more…
Tags:art, Graphic Novels, Low Brow Art
In 1814, Hokusai published the first volume in a drawing manual that would become known as Hokusai Manga (Hokusai Sketches). Over 30 years this 15 volume drawing manual would become a hugely popular and influential. As well as showcasing details from this extraordinary achievement, this publication provides details of Hokusai’s life and the impact the Hokusai Manga had both in Japan and internationally.
Like Hokusai himself, many of the sketches included in the book show his diverse, eccentric character. Hokusai mixed high and low art, he drew from the natural world but also fantastical imaginary creatures; as well as historical figures he sketched everyday people going about their lives. He often would draw characters in a performance sequence, a task illustrated action by action, much like the photography of Muybridge. He mingled the macroscopic with the microscopic, views of Fuji through the frame of a domestic scene. His use of perspective and the geometric was radical and influential. The majority of Hokusai Manga was completed while Hokusai was in his 50s, but the great bulk of Hokusai’s great work was completed when he was in his 70s. Hokusai said himself that despite drawing since he was 6, it was until he was in his seventies that he understood how to draw animals like birds and fish. But it is said that inside Hokusai Manga is the key to understanding the vast, elusive world of Hokusai himself. more…
Grand Parade Poets are launching Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne’s poetry collection Domestic Archaeology at Crow Books on Wednesday 18th July at 6.30pm.
A local poet, Domestic Archaeology centres on themes of family life and on issues of fertility/infertility.
Local writer, Stephen Scourfield, will be in-store talking about his most recent book, Unaccountable Hours published by UWA Press.
The event is organised by writingWA with wine tasting provided by local Myattsfield Vineyards.
When: Tuesday 17th July, 7 – 9 pm
At: Crow Books
Tags:Books, Graphic Novels, vic park
The ‘Naruto’ series by Masashi Kishimoto has been running since 1999 and the story has been getting better and better ever since. It has also been adapted into an anime. It is currently up to volume 56. It is focused mainly around the main character who is a child named Naruto Uzumaki. His dream is to become the most respected ninja in his village but he shunned by everyone else because when he was born an evil fox demon was sealed inside of him to stop it from destroying the village. It has an original storyline which has never been done before and it gives you a different perspective of ninja altogether. Half way through the manga series the story jumps a couple of years to when Naruto is a teenager.
Review Jack Williamson
Tags:Biography, Children's, Perth
As part of the Glass of Wine and a Good Book series, WritingWA and Crow Books invite you to hear Rachel Robertson discuss her book and sample some Myattsfield wines.
Tuesday 22nd May, 7pm
Rachel Robertson, author of the book, Reaching One Thousand: A Story of Love, Motherhood & Autism, will be in store at Crow Books to talk about her recent book. Reaching One Thousand is a mother’s moving and often amusing story of raising a child with autism.
Tags:art, Graphic Novels, vic park
The swell is ‘massive’, so big they can smell it. The three main characters of Pat grant’s graphic novel, Blue, decide to wag school to go surfing. As they traipse off down the railway tracks out of town, they happen upon a disturbing event that will upset their naive world forever. Blue is a beautifully drawn story that harks back to the nostalgic days of coastal small town Australia in the 70s. But Pat Grant picks the scab off our nostalgia and reveals the chauvinism and racism that underpinned this world. Blue aliens start arriving in odd boats and soon their world and future all looks a little less certain. more…