melanie ball

"The king penguin looks like it is hand-painted, with perfect black lines between morning-coat grey plumage and white chest and orange fill on neck and throat.  Or at least the adults do; as tall as the parents they harry for food late in the season, and wearing fluffy floor-length brown plumage, chicks look like battery operated Chewbacca toys from the Star Wars franchise." 

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STOP PRESS

In shops 1st September 2014:

Top Walks in Victoria

by Melanie Ball

This new guidebook, published by Explore Australia, describes and maps 65 Victorian walks from easy and short to challenging and multi-day, and features colour photographs and sketches of scenery, flora and fauna.