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The High Jinks Behind High Voltage: What Went on Backstage at the Filming of AC/DC’s Iconic Film Clip
by Jesse Fink on 29 October 2014
November 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the recording of AC/DC’s first album, High Voltage, and the release of their newest album, Rock or Bust. Amazingly, ‘High Voltage’, the song, didn’t appear on the Australian-issue album bearing the same name. It was released afterwards as a single and features drumming from Tony Currenti not Phil Rudd, although Rudd appears in the film clip. In this exclusive extract, Jesse Fink, author of THE YOUNGS: THE BROTHERS WHO BUILT AC/DC, tells the fascinating story of one of AC/DC’s most loved film clips.
by Random House Australia on 28 October 2014
To celebrate Richard Flanagan winning the prestigious Man Booker Prize for THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH, we take a look back at his previous novels. From his debut, DEATH OF A RIVER GUIDE to his recent masterpiece THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH, here’s our guide to the fantastic fiction of Richard Flanagan.
In the course of her career Nicole Alexander has worked both in Australia and Singapore in financial services, fashion, corporate publishing and agriculture. A fourth-generation grazier, Nicole returned to her family's property in the late 1990s. She is currently the business manager there and has a hands-on role in the running of the property. She is also the author of five novels, her latest is THE GREAT PLAINS. Nicole goes through what an average day on the farm is like and shares some wonderful photos of her farm.
City versus country? It's a question that Nicole Alexander, fourth-generation grazier and author, knows wells.
by Random House Australia on 23 October 2014
Here are three books that are as iconic to Britain as Buckingham Palace, the London Underground and wet weather. With the self-assured swagger of Fleming’s 007, these three ‘Best of the Brits’ will leave you gleefully shaken, not stirred.
Here's our guide to holding your own Nicole Alexander Book Club.
by Random House Australia on 22 October 2014
Nicole Alexander, the 'heart of Australian storytelling', takes us on a captivating journey from the American Wild West to the wilds of outback Queensland, from the Civil War to the Great Depression, in an epic novel tracing one powerful but divided family. THE GREAT PLAINS is our Book of the Month.
by Random House Australia on 20 October 2014
Truth may be stranger than fiction but sometimes it's better than your wildest dreams. Deliciously funny, honest and beyond romantic, SEVEN LETTERS FROM PARIS is the perfect feel-good gift for any woman with a heartbeat.