New Take on an Extraordinary Figure

Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life, a new authorized biography by art curator Alexa Johnston, has been well received both at home and abroad. According to Johnston, speaking in the Sunday Star Times, the book grew out of an exhibition celebrating Hillary’s life which she curated in 2003. “I wanted [the book] to have a strong visual component, encapsulating much of what had been shown at the museum … There are other books about Ed, of course, including his own, but I think I’ve come up with a fresh approach.” The Baltimore Sun recommends the book as essential winter reading: “Sir Edmund’s life has been more than just conquering the world’s highest mountain.”


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Sam Neill Locked in the Kitchen

Sam Neill Locked in the Kitchen

New Zealand actor Sam Neill talks to the UK’s Observer about shunning fame, putting his latest movie on hold, online cooking … and playing Radiohead’s Creep on the ukulele. Neill, star of…