New! Here are Fast Books for April!
After four or five weeks, we'll sort these into subject groups and add
them to the subject catalogue.
Once Upon A Dunny
Author: Ken Cross
ISBN: 0 646 29927 1
Publisher: Ken Cross
Address: 17 Austral Street, Mt Druitt, NSW, 2770
The unacceptable odours associated with toilets and urinals at sporting
and municipal facilities in the 1950s triggered a burning desire to research
the cause and to raise the standard of hygiene in these unavoidable places.
This determination to make life easier on the nose saw the development of
blue water - better known today as Harpic Flushmatic. Once Upon a Dunny
recalls some of the experiences of those who developed a product that routinely
goes from supermarket shelf to bathroom toilet without another thought.
Not surprisingly, it is packed full of incidents that just go to prove that
life is stranger than fiction. And, not surprisingly, some of the stories
are hilarious, some not in the best of taste (or smell) and some definitely
fall into what many might call toilet humour.
This collection of short stories that records the development, commercialisation
and marketing of a household commercial product will make interesting reading
for anyone who lists their occupation on the census form as as inventor!
And for those who are interested in knowing what kind of person thought
of "that" idea, and who ever thought, "Oh, I could have thought
of that", it puts on the record that it was just ordinary people with
a good idea and bucket loads of determination . . . and a sense of the ridiculous
Editor: Nick Beams
One of the Greats - Tom Hibbs
ISBN: 0 646 29385 0
Publisher: Nick Beams
Address: 2/29A Carlisle Street, Tamarama, NSW
A eulogy to Tom Hibbs, this collection of remembrances from those who knew
him best celebrates the life of a man much loved, a man whose life was cut
short but an event that, it would seem, was so surprisingly bizarre it could
only happen to the subject of the work.
His ending was tragic but as ridiculous and irreverant as his sense of humour.
Killed on his motor bike in a collision with a wandering cow, it seems almost
as though even in death he was determined that everyone whom he had touched
would continue to do what he most wanted - appreciate the ridiculous, laugh
and enjoy every moment of life.
That he brought a love of life, energy, the unexpected, fun and laughter
to everyone he knew clearly emerges from the disparate contributions to
Tom Hibbs, most of us never knew you, but it sounds as though we would have
enjoyed the experience.
Too Old for Murder
Author: Kevin Baker
ISBN: 0 949149 16 0
Publisher: Rastar Press
Address: 26 Casey Drive, Wyong, NSW, 2259
One of the principal aims of the Tom Howard Mystery Writing Contest is to
discover outstanding writers. Too Old for Murder collects the work
of the winner (which gives its title to the publication) of the 2nd Mystery
Novel Contest with that of the winners of the 4th Tom Howard Contest for
Too Old for Murder, from Kevin Baker of Yass, is a tautly written,
entertaining thriller that had this reader irritated that I had been so
seduced by the writing that the conclusion came as a shock (especially as
I had suspected the outcome but dismissed it as the product of an overactive
imagination and an ungenerous spirit, although, and as testimony to the
ability of the writer, my suspicions were aroused at exactly the same point
that the investigating detective turned suspicious).
Even if thrillers are not your cup of tea, this sharply observed piece is
worth the time. The acute observations of life in an 'old people's centre'
evidences a talent worth following.
Also included are the winners of the short story competition: Jekyll and
Hyde Park, an atmospheric and mysterious thriller from Veronica Cooling,
Survivor! , a study in menace and terror by Sherry Clarke and Chance by
Cate Kennedy, a witty yet unrelentingly suspenseful variation of Strangers
on a Train.
Business is Our Business
Author: Malcolm C Miller
ISBN: 0 646 271090 3
Publisher: Australian Consulting Group
Address: PO Box 36, Baulkham Hills, NSW, 2153
"If ever there was a profession that has failed society, and in such
a glorious way, it is the accountancy profession, for that profession is,
indeed, unfit for our times" says the author, a chartered accountant,
in the provocative opening to the preamble of Business is Our Business.
Business is Our Business argues that the accountancy profession is no
longer a respected pillar of the business community and that it has betrayed
the society that pays its bills. Miller argues that the profession has lost
itself in endless detail and is no longer accountable. He argues that its
recent leadership is remote from both business reality and its grass roots
membership, that the profession has lost its focus, its raison d'etre.
This thesis against economic rationalism will be like a breath of fresh
air to all those puzzled by where we now find ourselves. The contents of
this publication, to quote the author, "reach over and beyond the established
institutions and the respected organisations, such as the regulatory bodies,
the stock exchange, the commercial banks, the securities institutes, the
many business organizations, the boards of directors of powerful companies,
and those bodies which represent the accountancy profession, and speaks
directly to individuals for, without doubt, the images and reputations of
the aforementioned foundatains of our society far suprass the reality of
their actions; for those established institutions and respected bodies have,
both jointly and severally, failed our society . . . and they continue to
This book is for all those so-called 'small people', those who do not apparently
know enough to have any weight, who do not have access to the necessary
legal and financial wherewithall to see injustices corrected, but without
whose many, albeit individually small, investments, none of the larger organisations
could function nor those who work within them collect their pay packets.
It is a passionately argued plea for the establishment of democracy - basic
democracy - wherein decision making happens from the grassroots level and
where people can have some say in determining how their funds are used.
It is an argument for morals and ethics in business. Let's hope it reaches
an audience wider that one wherein it will preach to the converted.
MABS - Her Life and Times
Author: Tony Rogers
ISBN: 0 646 30460 7
Publisher: Tony Rogers
Address: 18 Pembury Avenue, North Rocks, NSW, 2151
As the centenary of her birth approaches, the author offers a memorial biography
of his mother, "one of humanity's nobodies", who lived her life
in suburban Sydney against a backdrop of more than nine decades of dramatic
social upheaval and extraordinary social change.
A particularly affecting and affectionate biography, it is an exemplar of
the way in which such a story can be recounted, both as a testomony to a
person held dear and as a memoir for those to follow - for whom it will
most likely be written. The generations that follow this author will owe
a debt of gratitude that he undertook the work thus ensuring that their
forebear will be remembered as she truly was.
The word 'battler' springs to mind, but this description does not sit easily
with the picture drawn of a 'woman of class', to use an old-fashioned and
now distinctly unfashionable (not politically correct) description. Some
might say the philosophy that underpinned Mabs survival was "never
let the bastards get you down" but Mabs, like my mother, would have
been more likely to say, "Rise above it".
Her life was a struggle. Born to a very large and very poor family, it was
going to take a resolute soul to triumph. And she, like most of her sisters
and unlike most of her brothers, did just that. Looking after an ailing
mother sidetracked her life just as she was establishing herself independently.
Marrying and bearing a child late and then being widowed early, meant the
rest of her life would be a struggle. But an indomitable spirit saw her
successfully raise a son and ensure that he never suffered disadvantage.
Mabs had what is becoming an increasingly rare commodity. Not a martyr,
she nonetheless accepted her lot, made the most of it and never looked to
blame others nor yearned for what she did not have. As a result, she lived
a full and rewarding life.
From Sea Furies to Jumbo Jets
Author: David Howells
ISBN: 0 646 29551 9
Publisher: David Howells
Address: 11 Maunder Avenue, St Ives, NSW, 2075
The story of one pilot's incredibly varied flying career. Literally from
Sea Furies to jumbo jets: from the Royal Australian Navy in 1953 to Qantas
in 1960. By 1994, Howells had flown every type of turbine powered aircraft
that Qantas has purchased since 1960.
Logging up an astonishing 23,000 flying hours on thirty different types
of aircraft, it is only to be expected that it wasn't all smothing flying.
The B707 high-dive "incident" at Jiwani in Pakistan was certainly
the most dramatic - instrument malfunction (a loose wire!) resulted in the
plane dropping from 37,500' to 16,800' at a speed of 84,000' per minute
with the G force peaking at 4.57. Hardly a smooth descent, especially when
a descent wasn't planned for some time after the event!
The distressed woman who subsequently asked the cabin crew where her baby
had gone, wasn't hysterical, her baby was indeed missing. After a major
search through the chaotic cabin, the baby was found under a pile of cushions
and food trays. Asleep at the time of the "incident", the baby
had floated up out of mum's arms, forward the full length of the economy
cabin and when the negative G had come off, had descended to the floor to
be covered in trash - asleep all the while and discovered uninjured!
However dramatic that might have been, it had nothing on the drama that
flying with the Navy saw, not to mention a truly tragic fatality rate. During
Howells' Navy career, 18 colleague crewmen were killed in flying accidents
in 7 years.
But this is also a family story. The Howells family pulled off a trifecta
first, his daughter Jennifer becoming a Qantas Flight Attendant in 1988
and his son Simon gaining his Qantas command on the B767 in 1990.
Anyone interested in a career in flying could do worse than bone up with
this book. What emerges really strongly is the amount of study and training
and retraining and continual retraining that is required. And the fallout
rate is considerable.
When he first started with the Navy, Howells was in a class of twelve. Eighteen
months later, six graduated. With Qantas, the required on-going training
is considerable. You might expect flying one plane and transferring to another
would require training on the new plane. Go back to the original plane and
irrespective of the number of flying hours logged, it's back to training
Qantas might pay its pilots shabbily, but it is clear that safety remains
an absolute priority.
Fom Sea Furies to Jumbo Jets is a fascinating insight into commercial
aviation, and one that might just raise a few eyebrows at Qantas management
- not just about what went on of which they might have been unaware, but
just how the pilots viewed management. Their views on the Department of
Meteorology will also undoubtedly find agreement with most readers!
An entertaining and informative look at aviation from the point of view
of an experienced, dedicated pilot passionately devoted to flying (and with
a somewhat irreverant sense of humour!).
Uniting Church Studies - August 1996
Author: Drs S & W Emilsen
Publisher: United Theological College
Address: 16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta, NSW, 2151
This edition explores what is meant by diversity in the Uniting Church.
As the editors explain, there was a time when the Church celebrated its
diversity, imaagining itself as the 'church of the rainbow', able to embrace
and celebrate its theological, liturgical and ethnic 'unity in diversity'.
However, a new generation finds these metaphors, that once enlivened, diffuse
Ian Breward examines the place and potential contribution of the Evangelicals.
He argues that when groups are marginalised it is to the detriment of such
groups and to the detriment of the wider church and that requiring conformity
of views works counter to incorporating diversity.
In 'Testing the Spirit': A Brief History of the O'Connor Uniting Church
Parish, Susan and William Emilsen raise questions about denominational
integrity, the boundaries of tolerance and the drawing of circles that include
and circles that exclude.
Living With Disunity: Why Church Union Failed in New Zealand offers
a salutary reminder that, for the struggles entailed in 'uniting', 'living
with disunity' is not always an attractive alternative.
Bernard Thorogood cautions against the establishment of ethnic ghettos in
One Church for All? He offers practical advice on growing a truly
ecumenical and multicultural church, beginning with the local congregation.
Australian Tax Forum, Vol 12, No 4, 1995
Editor: Tax Institute of Australia
ISSN: 8012 695X
Publisher: Taxation Institute of Australia
Address: 7th Floor, 64 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
A journal of taxation policy, law and reform published quarterly. Subscription
requests should be directed to the address above.
The volume includes papers as follows:
Bonus Shares: An Opportunity to Reconsider the Proper Basis for Taxation
- Celeste M. Black
The proper basis for the treatment of bonus shares for the purposes of income
taxation has been the subject of debate since before the enactment of the
first Federal Income Tax Assessment Act. With the changes in the Corporation
Law proposed by the Corporations Law Simplification Task Force, the issue
has again been raised.
Toward a Harmonised Payroll Tax for Australia - Jonathan R. Kesselman
This study details the evolution of the Australian payroll taxes, previous
official and unofficial reviews and those taxes. It closes with considerations
on the design and implementation of a harmonised tax.
Beneficiaries' Rights Re-examined: A Sterile Debate Takes on Practical
Significance - Dr Mark Robertson
Does a beneficiary 'own' trust property in equity? Dr Robertson revisits
the debate from a fresh perspective made possible by recent developments
in the law. His conclusion that a beneficiary does not own trust property
in equity means that capital gains tax provisions have been drafted on the
basis of a fundamental misconception.
Meanwhile, Back at the Gallery
Author: Lesley Styles
ISBN: 0 9597490 2 0
Publisher: Lesley Styles
Address: PO Box 259, Tom Price, WA, 6751
If you think there's no laughter left in a remote, doomed town, think again.
This is the story of Wittenoom that the press didn't cover. While
the media focussed on the terminal effects of asbestos and mesothelioma,
many of the inhabitants got on with a wonderfully individual and rewarding
way of life in some of the most spectacularly beautiful country in Australia.
If you walked into Wittenoom today, you would find the remaining locals
trying to mend telephone lines that Telstra won't let technicians touch
for fear of asbestos in the air, in an all but deserted little town. But
it wasn't always so.
As the writer, Lesley Styles, painter and author, recounts, "Wittenoom
was once the rowdiest, bounciest, lives-every-ounciest place you're ever
likely to run into. Or, on occasion, out of. It was a bubbling cauldron
of diverse characters, a last bastion of individualism - so rare a thing
So this is the inside story, spanning 1968 to 1995: the fun, the tragedies,
the floods, the cyclones, the army maneouvres, the barbeques, the births,
the deaths, the tourists, the school camps, the hospital, the scenery, the
wildlife and back at the gallery with Lesley Styles and Val Charlton.
As the author says of her book, "jam packed with characters and absolutely
no plot" - but it certainly has a story!
If you've ever wondered what life is really like away from the coastal cities,
in a tiny outback town, Back at the Gallery will give you an insight. If
you've ever wondered what it might be like to chuck it all in and walk away
from city life forever, Back at the Gallery is one person's experience.
One Way Passage
Editor: Birgitta Sharpe
ISBN: 0 646 28697 8
Publisher: Word Wright Texts and Translations
Address: 25 Perkin Street, West Denistone, NSW, 2114
1996 was the 150th anniversary of Swedish emigration to the United States
of America. Migration to Australia started even earlier. Drawing on the
James Sanderson Archive Project, One Way Passage explores Swedish
migration to Australia focussing on the stories of four emigrants and concludes
with an index of 3,000 Swedes naturalised between 1841 and 1940.
At the time of his death in 1992, James Sanderson, an Australian of Swedish
descent, had spent more than seventeen years gathering information on Swedish
migration to Australia. This book provides an insight into his work, work
that in the last years of his life was to be recognised by the Swedish Government
honoring him with the gold medal of the Royal Order of the Polar Star.
Four stories are recounted in detail. That of Johan Norberg, the Roslagen
Mariner of Dungong, New South Wales, demonstrates just how profound was
the isolation of Swedish immigrants from their fellow countryman. Unlike
Swedish emigration to the US which saw the development of Swedish communities,
Swedish migration to Australia is best characterised as emigration in isolation.
The resultant surrender of their culture meant their assimilation into the
host culture was relatively smooth, marking them, from the point of view
of the government, as ideal migrants.
Stig. R. Hokanson contributes biographies of Olof Niclas Fitjof Osterdahl,
also known as O.N. Nicholson, carpenter, builder, surveyor and architect,
Consul of Sweden and Norway and Sven Erik Gronlund, master tanner and saddler
Axel Harold Hokanson, World War I veteran and Deniliquin settler left behind
a letter written to his sister in 1949 that recounted his life between 1913
and 1921 that is reprinted in full.
For those researching family histories with a Swedish connection One
Way Passage will be an excellent reference. For others interested in
the history of European Australia, One Way Passage is an insight
into just how varied the experience of migration can be - for the Swedes
it was certainly migration in isolation, so different from the "chain
migration" that typified the experience of many southern European nationals.
Author: Dan Hunt
ISBN: 0 646 30456 9
Publisher: D. W. Hunt
Address: 20/2 Raglan Street, Mosman, NSW, 2088
From the arrival of James Bradley and the First Fleet, No Memorial charts
two hundred years of the development of European Australia through the lives
and stories of the ancestors of Dan and Julie Hunt. Whilst some rose in
prominence, most left no memorial. All became part of the development of
No Memorial will be of particular interest to the descendants of:
James Bradley of the First Fleet and Sarah Barnes
John Parton Thomas Berringer
James Arthur Hogg and Mary Straker
William Bremner, Alexander Bremner and Catherine Henderson
Elizabeth Elsworthy, Benjamin Elsworthy and Jane Bond
Christian Ernest Theordore Nielsen
Jens Nielsen and Louisa Christina Augusta Ernestina Schultz
Christopher Calthorpe and Mary Gay
Frederick George Manning and Cartherine Earl
Hugh Cameron an Isabella Cameron
James Leigh, Mary Biship
Cordelia Leigh and Samuel Belton Lee
John Brainwood and Sarah Turner, nee Bailey
James Brown and Margaret Coichlough or Conkley
and Jacob Hunt
This meticulously researched family history will also be of interest to
family historians and genealogists, recounting as it does the frustrations
and pitfalls of tracing ancestors. The deadends caused by the inadvertent
entering of incorrect information in what become official records, is both
astonishing and not surprising.
From public servants not understanding an accent or being unfamiliar with
a name from a language other than their own, to family members completing
particulars for a death certificate blissfully unaware that the birth date
they are giving for a deceased parent or a maiden name is simply wrong,
the possibilities of being led astray in exploring a family tree are endless.
The difference between recollected family history handed down from generation
to generation and well researched family history can be relations that never
existed and many that will come as a surprise!
An easy read it will be invaluable for those with relations in common. Importantly,
No Memorial has been properly indexed.
National Hydatid Disease Symposium
Author: Professor (Dr.) Lyn Gilbert
ISBN: 1 876109 19 X
Publisher: Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Address: Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, 2145
The National Hydatid Disease Symposium arose from discussions between serology
and parasitology staff about some of the problems associated with laboratory
diagnosis of hydatid disease. From plans to have a round table discussion
with interested surgical colleagues, the idea developed into a national
symposium under the auspices of the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.
This publication brings together the papers delivered at the symposium as
Overview of Hydatid Disease - R.C.A. Thompson & A.J. Lymbery
The role of wildlife in the transmission and perpetuation of Hydatidosis/echinococcois
in south-eastern Australia - David J. Jenkins
Hydatid disease in urban areas - R.C.A. Thompson, I.D. Robertson
& S.L. Barrett
Molecular methods in determining strain variation in echinococcus and
their value in studies of epidemiology of hydatid disease - Donald P.
Laboratory diagnosis of hydatid diseae - Marshall W. Lightowlers
Serology: ICPMR experience - J.L. Backhouse & E. Finch
Hydatid disease in a rural area - Barrie J. Aarons
Some observations on hydatid disease in children based on experiences
at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne - N.A. Myers
Diagnostic imaging of hydatid disease - Dr Stephen Cahill
Hydatid control - some features of two effective campaigns - Trevor
Hydatid control on mainland Australia - past present and future -
Hydatid surveillance in humans - where to from here? - Helen Longbotton
& Jenny Hargreaves
Drugs and Alcohol Issues (edition 2, October 1996)
Author: Dr Robyn Beirman
ISBN: 0 646 30189 6
Publisher: C'est Toi Pty Limited
Address: GPO Box 1005, Sydney, NSW, 2000
This publication is designed to assist the health student to become familiar
with drug and alcohol issues, in order to comprehend problems with drug
and alcohol usage as demonstrated by prospective patients.
It is designed specifically for health students and its structure is self-instructional,
comprising a set of notes on relevant drug and alcohol issues. Each section
of notes concludes with exercises to assist in comprehension.
Its learning outcomes include:
attaining an adequate knowledge and comprehension of drug and alcohol issues
defining terms commonly used in relation to drug usage
comprehending the possible etiology of drug and alcohol problems
describing the prevalence of drug and alcohol problems in Australia
comprehending the relationship between drug usage and the community
detecting whether or not a patient has a drug/alcohol problem, and
applying the different methods of managing patients with a drug/alcohol
A practical and useful manual for the health student.
The Choice Is Yours
Author: James R Booth
ISBN: 0 646 29293 5
Publisher: James Booth
Address: 3 Hume Road, Somers, Vic, 3927
A handbook of success strategies for students and young adults, this book
is designed to assist the reader maximise their opportunities in a competitive
Prompted by the fact that young adults leaving school and entering the workplace
for the first time can find the transition extremely daunting, The Choice
is Yours sets out the basic building blocks that are fundamental to
the game of life.
As the decisions that each person makes will determine their destiny, this
publication aims at providing a framework to facilitate appropriate and
effective decision making.
The Choice is Yours discusses the importance of self-esteem and canvasses
strategies to improve self-esteem. It explores how belief systems work,
looks at the power of positive thinking and examines how to set and achieve
Other topics explored include:
- managing time effectively
- the importance of diet and exercise
- understanding your emotions
- coping with peer pressure
- dealing with drugs, alcohol and smoking
- getting your first job
- wealth creation habits
Written for senior high school students and school leavers, this publication
has advice for most of us. For this reader, who has an abhorence of self-improvement
books, I have found myself using my diary completely differently since reading
the section on time management - and guess what, it works (well, it did
for a while, you have to keep doing and indolence got in the way!).
A handbook to organising the practicalities of living and working, The
Choice is Yours contains advice and strategies that are worth considering
before too much of your valuable adult life is frittered away leaving you
wondering where it went and how little of what you hoped to have achieved
has been realised.
The Leura Summit - Share the View
Authors: Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Aust - NSW Branch
ISBN: 0 958 68810 9
Publisher: Dept Pharmacy, Westmead Hospital
Address: Westmead, NSW, 2145
The program and proceedings of the 1996 State Branch Conference of the New
South Wales Branch of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia,
held between September 13 and 15, 1996, in Leura, New South Wales.
Important themes of this conference include clinical outcomes, performance
indicators and developments in drug therapy.
An overwhelming demand for the contributed papers and poster sessions from
both pharmacists and technicians has resulted in this publication.
Two new collections from Marek Baterowicz, who lives in Australia and publishes
Address: 3/26 Boronia Street, Kensington, NSw, 2033
Miejsce W Atlasie
ISBN: 0 646 28778 8
ISBN: 0 646 30677 4
I Still Remember
Author: David Kaye
ISBN: 0 646 30552 2
Publisher: Lara Consultancy Pty Limited
Address: PO Box 8, Waverley, NSW, 2024
When David Kaye said goodbye to his parents in 1943, he could not have known
it would be forever and that their fate would be that of most Hungarian
Jews - deportation and extermination at Auschwitz. Kaye was to survive the
war, forced labour and the return death march. This is his story - the story,
as he sees it, of his first life and of his second life.
Finally making his way home to discover only the building remained, he was
to make his way via Austria, Italy and France and then, his efforts to reach
Palestine thwarted at every step, with his wife made the long trip to Australia
to build a new life - his second life.
I Still Remember is Kaye's recollections of his home and family life
before, during and after the German army rolled into Hungary. It is written
as memoirs and Kaye has used the term literally, only recording things that
sprang spontaneously from memory. If there are events he has forgotten,
then he prefers they stay that way.
Thus while there may be gaps and some errors of location or date, it has
an immediacy often missing in the retelling of a family history. As Kaye
himself notes, "Although I have tried to stick to the truth, my writing,
it seems to me, still bears a certain resemblance to an adventure story.
This is not my fault: the guilty party is Life itself." Given the circumstances
of the time and place of his birth, it is hardly surprising that Kaye's
life has had its share of adventure - though not the kind of adventure one
would ever welcome.
Like many other memoirs of holocaust survivors, it is written with a frankness
and degree of personal honesty and understanding that has something to offer
to everyone who has not experienced profound trauma in their lives. And
like many other survivors, Kaye displays an astonishing understanding of
humanity, writing without bitterness or hatred.
Maybe it is the process of self-learning that is heightened in times of
extreme adversity, starvation, terror and trauma that enables people such
as Kaye to survive such an appalling time with his faith in life intact.
As Kaye says: "Absorption in the past is no way to start a new life."
And establishing a happy, successful and promising life in a new country
for his wife and son is what he achieved. It was not a journey from tragedy
for Kaye alone, as his wife also had to come to terms with her grieving.
She had also lost her parents and most of her family in the Holocaust.
It was more than fifteen years before he felt able to trace back old friendships
from his first life. And then an intense desire to discover what had become
of the four friends with whom he had escaped death triggered a trip back
to Hungary - thirty four years on he visited a neglected monument to those
who had lost their lives in a massacre he had witnessed in hiding.
Contacting his landlady who had welcomed him not knowing he was a Jew, he
was to discover that some memories and some relationships cannot be reconciled.
Again, Kaye looked to the future.
For so many Australians, blessed with a life lived in peacetime, it is worth
contemplating that the lives lived by many in this society have not been
so blessed. They also have so much to offer - they truly appreciate what
many of us take for granted.
Saturday Night at the Pictures
Author: John Howard Reid
Publisher: John Howard Reid
Address: 26 Casey Drive, Wyong, NSW, 2259
Number 27 in Reid's Film Index series, Saturday Night at the Pictures provides
detailed information on many of the classics that, obviously, featured on
screens around the western world on Saturday afternoons from Abbott and
Costello in Hollywood and Robin Hood Daffy (starring Daffy Duck as Robin
Hood and Porky Pig as Friar Tuck) to strictly adults only masterpieces like
Fritz Lang's 1956 While the City Sleeps (although Reid does not agree that
it warrants the critical acclaim it has received over the subsequent decades).
All entries include credits, storyline synopsis, Reid's comments and viewing
guide notes. Many also include information on box office performance, summaries
of reviews and information about the making of the film. As usual, the publication
is illustrated with appropriate publicity shots of the cast and posters.
Subscription rates and a free sample number (publisher's choice) will be
sent on request. Contact John Howard Reid at the address above.