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    Shoes for the Moscow Circus: Scenes from a Hidden World (Hardback) By (author) Leta Keens


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    Description"Shoes for the Moscow Circus is an atmospheric, lyrical look behind the scenes of a number of Australian trades and industries, many of which are fast disappearing in the modern world. Arts writer Leta Keens, with photographer Oliver Strewe, visited more than 25 factories and workshops -- including an umbrella maker and cricket ball factory, a taxidermist and a bicycle maker, a tannery and a dolls' hospital -- and discovered far more than simply the history and processes involved in these trades. With an engagingly readable style, she also tells the stories of the characters who inhabit these intriguing and often little known worlds."

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    Shoes for the Moscow Circus
    Scenes from a Hidden World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leta Keens
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 230 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    ISBN 13: 9781741964677
    ISBN 10: 1741964679

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBTK, 1MBF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC22: 338.6420994
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHTK
    Imprint name
    PIER 9
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Millers Point
    Author Information
    Leta Keens is a Sydney-based journalist who specialises in architecture, design and the arts. She started her career on the architecture and women's pages of a Fleet Street newspaper, and has since worked in Australia, Italy and the United States. She has edited several books, is the co-author of The Slow Guide to Sydney, and has written for a number of publications, including Harper's Bazaar, The Australian newspaper and Qantas in-flight magazine. For a number of years, she has been editor-at-large of the architecture and design magazine, Belle.