Home' Scoop : Scoop 52 Contents I, COTT DOG David Hocking (Vivid -- an imprint of Fontaine $44.95)
For six years David lived 50m from Grant St Dog Beach in Cottesloe
and this lovely book, featuring myriad pictures of dogs and their own-
ers is the result of the inspiration he got there observing the wonderful
relationship that exists between people and their dogs. Featuring poetry
by Gerard Zochling, it s funny and quite fascinating. Part proceeds go to
the Dogs Refuge Home.
FROM THE BARRACKS TO THE BURRUP
The National Trust in Western Australia by Andrea Witcomb and
Kate Gregory (UNSW $69.95) Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the National Trust in WA, this book details the beginnings of the Na-
tional Trust and the battles it has waged over the years to try to preserve
heritage sites of all sorts. Featuring lots of photographs and many previ-
ously untold stories about the battles won -- and lost -- over WA s history.
SMALLTOWN Martin Mischkuling and Tim Winton
(Penguin Australia $75). Billed as "a beguiling meditation on the peculiar
collision of beauty and ugliness in our far-flung towns", Smalltown is
a fascinating collection of photographs of the marks we have left right
across this country of ours in small towns from Fitzroy Crossing to
Tasmania. And if the pictures don t get you thinking about "fugliness",
Tim Winton s essay on people and their environment certainly will.
Look out for the exhibition that accompanies this book.
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE by Lance Armstrong. Is it
ust me or is sitting on a bike seat never comfortable?
Honestly, the last bike I sat on I thought I was sitting
on an old shoe. Which is why I've always admired and
appreciated road cyclists who sit on these so-called
"seats" for hours and hours on end, reaching speeds of up to 60kmh
and suffering all manner of chafing. In It's Not About the Bike Armstrong
talks of the battle he faced after being diagnosed with cancer and given
a two percent chance of survival. His honest account of his fight with
the disease and his determination to succeed and ultimately win seven
Tour de France titles is one of the most inspirational and courageous
stories I've ever read. The one thing I have taken away from the book is
Armstrong's strongest message: Never, EVER give up. He must have a
really comfy seat... Johannah Curran, West Coast Fever captain.
The book that changed my life...
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