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Melbourne

(2011)
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A year in Melbourne's city life told in diary form, this contemporary and personal portrait depicts major events from the Australian heat wave, which culminated in more than 400 bushfires, to the destructive deluge of a hailstorm. While walking through Melbourne's oldest suburb to its largest market, experiencing an Australian Rules Football game, and attending the comedy festival, writer Sophie Cunningham journeys deep into her own recollections of the city she grew up in, and tells stories from its history. She strolls by Melbourne's rivers and creeks and considers the history of the wetlands and river that sit at Melbourne's heart, for it is water-the corralling of it, the excess of it, the squandering of it, the lack of it-that defines Melbourne's history, its present, and its future.

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Used availability for Sophie Cunningham's Melbourne

Hardback Editions

June 2011 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Melbourne (The City Series)
Author(s): Sophie Cunningham
ISBN: 1-74223-138-1 / 978-1-74223-138-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: University of New South Wales Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Melbourne
Author(s): Sophie Cunningham
ISBN: 1-4596-2846-2 / 978-1-4596-2846-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Melbourne (City Series Book 3)
Author(s): Sophie Cunningham
Publisher: New South
Availability: Amazon UK