In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Canberran author Sean Costello set himself a challenge to write a short fictional story each week based on three items requested by social media users. As an unabashed fan of Canberra the only condition was that he would set the story in his home town.
The result is an eclectic mix of short stories featuring weird and wonderful items like shoeless zombies, unicorns and cryptography. It also includes some of Canberra's hidden wonders, such as Manuka Oval, the near-forgotten Starlight Drive-in cinema, and the concrete jungle of 1990s Woden Plaza.
Sean's stories provide a wonderful lens through which to view one of Australia's most misunderstood cities. A number explore themes of particular interest to many Canberrans, such as the plight of asylum seekers and what might drive a public servant to leak sensative information, whole others offer a satirical examination of Canberra's coffee, hipster and public service cultures. Whatever your interest, Capital Yarns the book has it covered.