IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The 1988 Australian women's hockey team was not just the first team to win a Hockey Gold Medal at the Olympics, but the first Australian team in any sport. A group of women who were largely unknown came together not as a team of champions, but a champion team. Yet in the annals of Australian Olympic history, their story has largely been forgotten. Until now.

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  • Booktopia Blues?

    Booktopia Blues?


    If you've been caught with an unfulfilled order of one of our books by the closure of online bookseller Booktopia, please contact us.

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  • Our Olympic books

    Our Olympic books


    With the Paris Olympics just ten days away, it's time to highlight our two Olympic books published this year.

    The first, released in March, is an autobiography of 1980 Gold Medalist Michelle Ford, in Swimming, Turning the Tide, written with Craig Lord.  The second, Ladies First by Ashley Morrison, released last month, is also an incredible story of an otherwise forgotten team: the 1988 Seoul Olympics Gold Medal winners in women's hockey. 

     

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  • RIPPA! is ripper football fiction

    RIPPA! is ripper football fiction


    Our second release in June was RIPPA! the second football novel from P.J. Laverty.

    Set in the late 1980s -  after Craig Johnston but before the likes of Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell, Tim Cahill, et al made their names in English football - it is about Joey Rippa, a young football-playing surf-loving, pot-smoking, guitar-strumming 19-year-old from coastal Western Australia who is 'discovered' by the manager of West Ham while on a pre-season trip to Perth. 

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