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The Hobart Bookshop is pleased to invite you to the launch, by Charles Wooley, of Don Knowler’s new book, The Shy Mountain, published by Forty South Publishing.

Silent and brooding, the Shy Mountain does not have to speak her name. We know she’s there, watching us, even when she chooses to hide beneath a blanket of low cloud. Although she’s not a mountain of legend like Everest, Kilimanjaro or event Kosciuszko, she has her own claim to fame. Kunanyi/Mount Wellington brings wilderness to the very doorstep of a significant centre of population, and how many mountains can claim to do that?

Some see menace, anger there; others a benign face bathed in early morning sunshine.

As journalist and author Donald Knowler discovers on a mission to record a year in the life of the 1271-metre peak, the Shy Mountain provides an escape from the human pressures of the city, blunting concrete and glass with leaf and bark.

Where: The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square
When: 5.30pm, Wednesday September 20th

Free event, all welcome.

Excerpt ...

“Silent and brooding, the Shy Mountain does not have to speak her name. We know she’s there, watching us, even when she chooses to hide beneath a blanket of low cloud. Although she’s not a mountain of legend like Everest, Kilimanjaro or event Kosciuszko, she has her own claim to fame. kunanyi / Mount Wellington brings wilderness to the very doorstep of a significant centre of population, and how many mountains can claim to do that?

Some see menace, anger there; others a benign face bathed in early morning sunshine.

As journalist and author, Donald Knowler, discovers on a mission to record a year in the life of the 1,271-metre peak, the Shy Mountain provides an escape from the human pressures of the city, blunting concrete and glass with leaf and bark.”

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And another exciting launch ... 

The Hobart Bookshop is pleased to invite you to a launch, by Pete Hay, of Margaret Wallace’s's new book, Bruny Island Bounty.

Peek behind the scenery to hidden places and creative lives. Word images and visual images, here, the Island’s own story comes alive through the stories of its people.

Through a rich and beautiful browse, the reader will experience Bruny Island; its unique diversity, distinctive qualities, and the magic it works on people’s lives. The book takes you on a journey around the Island to experience dynamic land, sea and skyscapes, and abundant wildlife with every species of bird endemic to Tasmania. Discover Bruny’s people, products and sense of place—a special blend of natural and human values—and its gourmet food trail.

“So, this is my love letter to the Island…

I am blessed to be able to spend most of my days in one of the most wonderful places on this planet. Packed with beauty, diversity and interest.

In creating this work, my aim is to share the experience with others. If it brings joy to your day—that will be my reward!”

- Margaret Lea Wallace

Free event, all welcome.