Author(s): Maree Coote
Now in its tenth year and fourth edition, THE MELBOURNE BOOK A HISTORY OF NOW is a living, modern chronicle of a unique city. Now fully updated across all chapters for 2013 with new stories and images, it tells the story of a city and its style, its people and its vivid past. Visual, passionate and informative, crammed with anecdotes and over 700 photographs, THE MELBOURNE BOOK explores our city with an eye for the everyday and for the extraordinary.
Award-winning author MAREE COOTE adds new tales to this much-loved collection of stories from Melbournes past and present. The essential Germaine Greer and the seminal Barry Humphries finally take pride of place. Dan Sultan joins Eddie Perfect, Molly Meldrum and Countdown. Curiosities Gog and Magog join flower painter Ellis Rowan, wild man William Buckley, TV King Graham Kennedy and the inescapable Dame Edna Everage. Uncover the real story of Melbournes politics and personality, the updated facts about footy and fashion, horse-racing and the weather. Step inside our grand landmarks and favourite places, from the Manchester Unity Building to the Parliamentary Library, and the Zoo. And lots more. It's still the world's most liveable book!
"This marvellous book makes me wish I'd never left Melbourne. I must have been mad." - Phillip Adams AO
"A great big love letter to Melbourne" - 3RRR FM Breakfasters