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.
In this sweeping memoir, Margaret Hamilton shares the story of her life and times. A child of the post-war years, Margaret was at the forefront of Australian publishing as it strove to shake off the dominance of British and American publishers and became an independent force. Her passion for children's books led to Margaret Hamilton Books, a company developed with her husband Max, which created a list of highly regarded successful picture books. Spanning over half a century of publishing change and growth, Margaret Hamilton's memoir is a vital history of late 20th-century and early 21st-century Australian publishing, as well as a record of a vital player in that history. AUTHOR: Margaret Hamilton AM spent a lifetime in books, dominated by her love of children's picture books. Her book career spans eight different occupations, including librarian, editor, reviewer, bookseller, publisher and, most recently, best-selling author. Her eponymous publishing imprint, Margaret Hamilton Books, built a reputation for publishing high quality children's books, many of which won awards and enjoyed considerable international success. Margaret's passion for picture books, her enthusiasm for the world of Australian illustrators, and her recognition of the need for wider promotion of picture books led her to found Pinerolo, the Children's Book Cottage at Blackheath, the only centre for children's books in NSW. She received the Order of Australia in 2008 'for service to the arts through the promotion of children's literature and literacy and through support for authors and illustrators'.