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Escaping between the covers

Escaping between the covers

First memories are intensely recalled, such as sitting on a green ants’ nest age two, or making daisy chains on Nana’s front lawn and being stung by a bee (treated with Reckitts Blue) age three. But the one that resonates more than any other is that of my mother sitting close, reading me a bedtime story from a favourite book. She had a beautiful voice and I leaned in close as she pointed at an illustration. I studied those pages filled with the marching rows of small black shapes. Letters, Mum called them, sounding...

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One of my Hero's - Chelsea Boulding

One of my Hero's - Chelsea Boulding

This is the moment when Chelsea Boulding for first got a look at a finished copy of Oceans around Australia which she has written and has been beautifully illustrated by Julie Sydenham. We fast tracked a box of 50 copies in just for this moment and the look of joy on Chelsea's face and what happened over the next hour or so with Jason Roses auctioning the first copy for $650.00 etc will be etched into the memories of the 500 hundred people there to witness this moment in time. Chelsea and Julie...

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Steam Punk to start the day

Steam Punk to start the day

It has been great to open the 2015 schedule with 'The Visions of Ichabod X' written by the wonderful Gary Crew & introducing the amazing illustrator Paul O'Sullivan to the book market. The Visions of Ichabod X. Who is Ichabod X? Is it true that he can see visions of the future fate of our endangered planet Earth? Gary Crew (author of the award winning The Watertower) and artistic genius Paul O’Sullivan invite to explore—and possibly discover—the meaning behind the haunting, futuristic visions of Ichabod X. Plenty of...

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New Horizons

New Horizons

After what seems an eon we have finally found our home. The wonderful folks at New Holland have come onboard to distribute list & our titles will be distributed out of UBD (once again as good as we could want for). Thank you to Fiona Schultz and all her team at NH for taking our little house on with such enthusiasm. We have certainly been on the most interesting of rides & I always make sure we pause once in a while to view the horizon and glimpse the wonderful unseen places we have yet to explore. We will...

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Fashion, Culture, Art. Lovage Magazine & Purple Skin Magazine launch

Fashion, Culture, Art. Lovage Magazine & Purple Skin Magazine launch

Lovage Magazine & Purple Skin magazine print editions had their Sydney launched last Thursday night. Everyone had a great night at the Surry Hills gallery space venue that we had visited and used last year. It was a great opportunity to meet and mingle with contributors and interested folk from such broad walks of life all in one space. I must admit walking into the studio and seeing selected images from the magazines hung around the clean white walls was a little surreal. The rapid transition for the magazines from...

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What is Autism?

What is Autism?

A pervasive developmental disorder characterized by severe deficits in social interaction and communication, by an extremely limited range of activities and interests, and often by the presence of repetitive, stereotyped behaviours. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/autism Having a child with Autism is one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences. It has made me a better person and I have learnt more patience than I ever thought possible. When you are around a person with Autism you sometimes sense the...

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One Tyre Pattern

One Tyre Pattern

Laura Pavy created this little cover for her new set of wheels a few weeks ago. Car obviously had to feel the touch of The Crochet Case With all the amazing places we can gone this year nothing has been as crazy as this. People stop her in the street, bang on her door and approach me about getting their hands on the pattern. Oh and the 80,000 or so people online that have seen it. Amongst this bundle of patterns to go up next week I have finally found my favourite piece so far. Yes I know about the...

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Meet Sara & the Hippo

Meet Sara & the Hippo

Chelsea was born with Cerebral Palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. She is a lovely child, now 12 years old and growing into a lovely young lady. She and Ebony are the youngest in a wonderfully supportive family with four older siblings. Chelsea dreamt of becoming an author and publishing her stories for other children to read. If the Kinders at St Francis liked them so much why wouldn’t other children? But it was just a dream. Working together with Lisa and Linda, another teacher and a parent we were able to...

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Purple Skin Issue 2

Purple Skin Issue 2

"Purple Skin Magazine is a bi monthly on-line magazine that embraces and promotes art and culture on the south coast of New South Wales. Artists, designers, musicians, poets, writers, collectors and creative students are given a well deserved platform on which to shine." Launched on the 23rd of December, Purple Skin Magazine is a South Coast based publication that aims to showcase the best the coast has to offer, and all things creative. Founded by Nikki Wright, the magazine is visually stunning, packed full of...

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Welcome To HPH

Welcome To HPH

After months of hard work, the team is very proud to present our headquarters. Designed by the talented Scott Richardson this site acts as our home and our launching pad for exciting new product. Whether you’re coming here in search of a great new read, or looking to be the next J.K Rowling this is the place to be. You can check out the faces behind the site, submit your own work or check out some of our fantastic products available. "Harbour Publishing House was founded by Michelle and Garry Evans in 2012. With over...

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