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Nothing New: A History of Second-hand

Robyn Annear



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Text Publishing Company
05 November 2019
Society & Social Sciences; Nostalgia: general
'Given the way we live now,' writes Robyn Annear, 'it would be easy to suppose that newness has always been venerated.' But as this wonderfully entertaining short history makes clear, modern consumerism is an aberration. Mostly, everyday objects-from cast-off cookware to clothing worn down to rags-have enjoyed long lives and the appreciation of serial owners.

Nothing New is itself an emporium- a treasure store of anecdotes and little-known facts that will intrigue and enlighten the devoted bargain-hunter and the dilettante browser alike.
By:   Robyn Annear
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 147mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   435g
ISBN:   9781922268303
ISBN 10:   1922268305
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robyn Annear is the author of five books of history, including Bearbrass- Imagining Early Melbourne and Nothing but Gold- The Diggers of 1852. Her podcast 'Nothing on TV' presents stories from Trove historical newspapers.

Reviews for Nothing New: A History of Second-hand

'A ripping yarn with more twists and turns than a funfair hall of mirrors.' * Herald Sun (on 'The Man Who Lost Himself') * '[An] entertaining and insightful history...this book is a veritable treasure trove.' * Books+Publishing * 'Enchanting...this book, like any good whodunit, rewards rereading.' * Age (on 'The Man Who Lost Himself') *

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