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    THE MODERN MELBOURNE CUP

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    THE MODERN MELBOURNE CUP

    The Melbourne Cup is 152 years old and The Modern Melbourne Cup explores the changes in the race over the past 20 years.  These change have been the most significant in its history. No longer is it ‘the race that stops a nation’—now it’s the race that captivates the world. This book covers Irishman Dermot Weld’s ground-breaking win with Vintage Crop; the change in philosophy of the champion local trainers Bart Cummings and Lee Freedman; the French connection; Luca Cumani’s lament; the Sheikh’s quest; the growing influence of the Europeans; the demise of the Kiwis, and the amazing story of Dunaden. It is an in-depth study of the effects of the global interest in Australia’s greatest race, featuring narratives from the key players. Paperback.  144 pages.
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    THE FIRST LIONS OF RUGBY

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    THE FIRST LIONS OF RUGBY

    On the eve of the British & Irish Lions Australian tour in June 2013, renowned rugby writer Sean Fagan brings to life the dramatic story of The First Lions of Rugby—22 young footballers who embarked on a high-risk, non-sanctioned tour of Australia in 1888. A haunting tale of tragedy and triumph, The First Lions of Rugby tells the story of the remarkable team which changed rugby forever. Across 54 matches, the young Lions battled it out against the best rugby teams Australia and New Zealand had to offer. Then, in a forgotten chapter of sports history, they turned their prodigious football talent to Australian Rules, taking on the top clubs of Melbourne and Adelaide, and stepping into the middle of a ‘code war’ for national ascendancy. However, the tour was marred by tragedy when a boat accident claimed the life of the team’s captain, Bob Seddon. Despite their grief, the team rallied to continue the tour, encouraged by messages of support from across Australia. Having departed England in controversial circumstances, the Lions returned home bathed in glory as trailblazers and visionaries. A stoic lot, the team had overcome adversity to set down the foundations for a wonderful tradition—the rare but special event of a British & Irish Lions tour. On the 125-year anniversary of that inaugural tour, The First Lions of Rugby describes in great detail and perspective one of the most enthralling events in sports history. Paperback.  304 pages.
  • FIND THE FOOTY

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    FIND THE FOOTY

    Travel around the world and you will find 100s of footys in famous places in Find the Footy. Can you spot the footballs hidden among a host of famous landmarks and locations around the world? You might think the distinctive oval-shaped ball would be impossible to miss, but this colourful activity book will keep kids searching as they try to find the carefully concealed footys. This fun activity book has been endorsed by footy favourite Dipper (Robert DiPierdomenico), who says: "I wish I was a kid again", this book is a ripper. Find the Footy is a great book for the kids to keep them busy during the holidays.
  • Lou-My Wonderful Life

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