Book Launch – Gideon Haigh & Cecilia Haigh launch their new books


Book Launches

You’re invited to a joint book launch:


Gideon Haigh and his daughter Cecilia Haigh will launch their respective books.

Date: Tuesday 29 October

Time: 6.30 pm

Venue: South Yarra Cricket Club

Address: Como Park


“Never has an Australian cricket season begun in such a climate of uncertainty as 2018-19, with the national team deprived of its only world-class batsmen, Steve Smith and David Warner, and under new management with a point to prove about value and values. Captain Tim Paine and coach Justin Langer faced having to redefine what the baggy green cap and blood a new generation of cricketers.  Standing in their way, on his own personal crusade, was Virat Kohli, the world’s most charismatic cricketer, leading India, the world’s Test number one.


Gideon Haigh, cricket columnist for The Australian, watched every ball of a jumbo international summer, shadowed throughout by the moral cloud of Sandpapergate, and shaped remarkably by Kohli, as perhaps by no visiting cricketer before him. This compilation of Haigh’s columns captures all the day-to-day excitement and intrigue, as Australia’s defence of the World Cup and the Ashes loomed.”



“From the imaginations of two school friends comes a dictionary of fantastic creatures.


Cecilia Haigh and Harvey Behrendorff love nature so much that they’ve applied their artistry to extending it, bringing dozens of fantasy animals to life in words and pictures. From the remarkable Peakea, with its hypnotic feathers, to the sinister Karkar, which ‘encourages other animals to drown themselves’.


Dictionary of Made-Up Creatures is a compendium of insects with poisonous stings, reptiles that can fly, mammals that can jump 40 metres into the air, giant birds that eat kangaroos, and hypnotising fish. After learning about this menagerie of critters you’ll be glad they’re contained to the pages of this book.”

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