Patti Smith: Year of the Monkey

In Year of the Monkey, poet, writer, rock singer and artist Patti Smith writes beautiful prose with a dream-like quality; inspired by a stay at the Dream Inn. Year of the Monkey The National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, Smith, approaching the age of seventy, assesses her life and the decline of some…
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Cooking steak: Picturing Canterbury

Municipal Electricity Department (MED) workers, Joe Wells, Tim Mason, John Blackburn, and Frank Prescott cooking steak at the corner of Westminster Street and Kensington Avenue on the morning of 2 July 1964. Do you have any photographs of line workers in Canterbury? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive…
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The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte: Deliciously entertaining

Written as a tell-all diary of a woman framed for murder, The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte is a tale of injustice, strength, love, revenge, and patisserie-making. Setting the tale in bawdy nineteenth century Wolfftown, a fictional port town in Tasmania, Lesley Truffle (her real name!) brings to life a town of "unconventional morals" where men are men and Gentlemen have double standards…
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