Maggie Dupres, protagonist of Shelly King's The Moment of Everything , has been "involuntarily separated from payroll" at her Silicon Valley start-up. She spends her days listlessly in Dragonfly Used Books amid the dusty stacks of well-worn cast-offs patrolled by Grendel the cat.
TodayA s outbreak of unthinking savagery comes to us straight from the 16th Century, specifically August 24, 1572, which is St. BartholomewA s Day, as Holy Mother Church reckons such things. Most of these Huguenots were in Paris at the time, celebrating the marriage of their leader, Henry of Navarre, to the kingA s sister, Margaret.
Fashionistas looking for a reason to visit Adelaide have found an excuse this summer with a fabulous exhibition of twentieth century fashion on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris provides a unique opportunity for Australian fashion lovers to experience French fashion from 1947 to the present day.