"Was it John Batman in about 1835 piloting his little boat up the Yarra River who said: "this will be a good place for a village"?
Melbourne is still like that. Really, lots of little villages squashed together. St Kilda, Carlton and…"
"Hi, John came to Australia in May 2009 and as far as I know (and no, I don't have super powers!) isn't planning to be back any time soon. Not that he didn't have a great time here. But there is a new book coming out in April 2010,…"
"Hi Abby, Are looking at Sydney, Melbourne or elsewhere in Australia/ Because the capital cities are all quite different. Not quite LA/New York different, but different. Believe me, I've just come back to Melbourne from Perth. Chalk and cheese.…"
"Are nerdfighters aware that a second Melbourne event is scheduled for John? It's at 11am, State Library of Victoria, in the Village Roadshow Theatrette. Same location as the sold-out 2pm event. Enter from La Trobe Street, not the main entrance!…"
"Might go to Sydney but definitely coming to Melbourne... for Reading Matters 28-30 May. You may want to alert your school to this. He will be talking at Storey Hall at 9.30 am and again in the afternoon at 12.45. How do I know all this? Er, I'm…"