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Brisbane - Matthew Condon

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Published: 1st August 2010
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Please note the pages on this book have been produced with bevelled or rough edge to create an old style look. The publisher has deliberately chosen to produce the book this way.

I keep coming back to the light of Brisbane. If you are born into it, this palette of gentle pinks and oranges at dawn and dusk, the blast white of midday in summer, the lemon luminescence of mid-morning and mid-afternoon, you keep it with you, and measure all other light by it. If you live away from it, then step back into it, it is the first thing that tells you you're home.

In this book, the third in a series on Australian cities in which leading Australian authors write about their home city, novelist and journalist Matthew Condon rediscovers the city of his childhood, Brisbane. Having returned there after many years, Condon takes the reader on a unique and personal journey through contemporary Brisbane, unearthing its history - sometimes literally - and painting a portrait of the contemporary transformation of the city.

About the Author

Matthew Condon is a journalist with the Brisbane Courier-Mail and the author of numerous books, including The Ancient Guild of Tycoons and The Lulu Magnet. He is the recipient of the Steele Rudd Award for short fiction.

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Brisbane - I am biased

By Macdee

from Newcastle AU

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Pros

  • Easy To Understand
  • Good Reference
  • Informative
  • Nostalgia Plus
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference

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    Matthew Condon

    Journalist and writer, Matthew Condon was born in Brisbane and has lived in the UK, Germany and France. His first book, The Motorcycle Cafe , was widely reviewed and praised. Usher and The Ancient Guild of Tycoons were both shortlisted for the NBC Banjo Award for Fiction. A Night at the Pink Poodle and The Lulu Magnet won back-to-back Steele Rudd Awards for Short Fiction. His bestseller , The Trout Opera was shortlisted for the Qld Premier's Prize for Fiction.

    Visit Matthew Condon's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9781742230283
    ISBN-10: 1742230288
    Series: City series
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 312
    Published: 1st August 2010
    Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
    Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.0  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 0.3