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‘Remarkable’ listed as one of ‘The Best Books of 2018’

Remarkable, the book detailing the stories of the 100 National Living Treasures has been listed by The Australian Financial Review’s Summer Magazine as one of the Best Books of 2018.

Barry Jones was photographed for the book Remarkable by Michel Lawrence © 2018

The Magazine listed 17 books in its ‘Best Books’ review for the year, including 5 illustrated books in its compilation.

‘Remarkable’, written by Melinda Williams and photographed by Michel Lawrence was published by Thames and Hudson.

In her review, the AFR’s Nicole Abadee said:

“Melinda Williams has interviewed and collated the stories of more than 100 of Australia’s National Living Treasures, selected in 1997 by public vote for this wonderful book.

 Gifted photographer Michel Lawrence did the portraits.

 There are people from the arts, politics and science, the professions and the sporting world; many such as Arthur Boyd, Judy Davis and Cathy Freeman are well known but there are unsung heroes as well. All have made an enormous contribution to our society and we have much to learn from them.

 A moving tribute.”


Remarkable is a large format book of 340 pages. It was designed by John Canty and edited by Katie Purvis.



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