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.
Eileen Kramer is a person for whom age does not exist. Eileen is quite possibly the longest working dancer and choreographer in Australia, if not the world. At 103 years young, she continues to take to the stage and dance and create every day and is showing no signs of stopping any time soon. Eileen has lived an extraordinary life. She was born on 8 November 1914 and grew up in Sydney. Eileen came to dance relatively late in life, joining the Bodenwieser Ballet company, Australia's first professional modern dance company, in 1940. She left Australia in the 1950s, performing around the world and meeting contemporary artists who have gone down in history as legends. Among the many artists she met, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Chico Marx, she loved Louis Armstrong the best. Eileen has now written a book about her life before she was a dancer, living in a bohemian artist community in Phillip Street in the centre of Sydney. This memoir consists of thirty-three short stories spanning five years of her life as a young woman from 1936 to 1940. She has drawn gorgeous colour illustrations that bring the stories to life. The reader gets to know the close knit group of artists who lived in the Phillip Street courtyard: Rosaleen Norton, who would go on to become the 'Witch of Kings Cross', the intellectual and mysterious, Joan, and the beautiful model, Ann. These young women were professional artist's models, sitting for Norman Lindsey and other modern painters of Sydney. Eileen's first boyfriend, Richard, was a Freudian psychoanalyst and they would spend their Sundays at the Art Gallery of NSW and Speakers Corner at the Domain. These stories are a social history of Sydney bohemia in the late 1930s. Eileen is a charming, fascinating memoir told through eyes of a young woman as she grows into adulthood, discovering friendships, loyalty, sensuality and art.