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Paris in Love

Paris in Love

Eloisa James

In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A...

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 Special priceRecipes from an Italian Summer

Recipes from an Italian Summer

Francesca Bazzurro, Mary Consonni, Joel Meyerowitz

380 summer recipes for all lovers of Italian food.

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 Special priceVictor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Tim Fisher, Anaïs Lellouche

Exhibition catalogue for Victor Hugo: Les Misérables - From Page to Stage, on show at the State Library of Victoria from 18 July to 9 November 2014. This illuminating book is a lasting souvenir of an unforgettable...

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 Special priceThe Art of the First Fleet

The Art of the First Fleet

Lisa Di Tommaso

In 1788, nearly 1,500 people on 11 sailing ships came ashore at Port Jackson in Australia after a gruelling four-month journey from England. This collection of vessels later became known as the First Fleet, and those who sailed in...

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 Special priceClarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff

Lynn Knight

The first full-length biography of the Art Deco potter Clarice Cliff

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 Special priceAntifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. In this title, the author shows that highly improbable and unpredictable events...

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 Special priceAustralian Architecture Now

Australian Architecture Now

David Jackson, Professor Chris Johnson

Recording some 200 of the most significant structures and places, this volume presents Australian architecture produced during the unprecedented building boom of the mid- to late-1990s.

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 Special priceThe Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa

The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa

Murray Waldren

Christopher O'Doherty, aka Reg Mombassa, has infiltrated our culture for more than thirty years with a unique, laconic view of our world - and of his. Yet, long before he became a Mental or transformed shirts into collector's...

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 Special priceThe Great Empires of Asia

The Great Empires of Asia

Jim Masselos

From the beginning of the modern era in 1500 CE, Western history has placed Europe at the center of worldwide political, economic, and cultural dynamism. But long before the European powers began to encroach upon the East, Asia...

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 Special priceAutumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

Stephen R. Platt

This narrative history of China's 19th-century Taiping Rebellion (which cost some 20 million lives) brims with unforgettable characters and vivid recreations of massive and sometimes gruesome battles--a riveting, sweeping, and...

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Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations

Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations

Norman Davies

Europe's past is littered with states and kingdoms, large and small, that are scarcely remembered today. And while their names may be unfamiliar--Aragon, Etruria, the Kingdom of the Two Burgundies--their stories should change the...

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Language: The Cultural Tool

Language: The Cultural Tool

Daniel L Everett

A bold and provocative study that presents language not as an innate component of the brain--as most linguists argue--but as a tool unique to each culture worldwide, and as essential to human society as fire.

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 Special priceHow to Think Like a Bat: And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Philosophy

How to Think Like a Bat: And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Philosophy

Peter Cave

Everything you ever wanted to know about philosophy in 35 bite size chapters.

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Charles Dickens: A Life

Charles Dickens: A Life

Claire Tomalin

The tumultuous life of England's greatest novelist, beautifully rendered by an unparalleled literary biographer. Charles Dickens: A Life gives full measure to Dickens' heroic stature--his huge virtues both as a writer and as a...

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 Special priceThe Modern Art Doodle Book: Create Your Own Masterpiece

The Modern Art Doodle Book: Create Your Own Masterpiece

Allen, Unwin

Try your hand at rivalling the work of the great modern artists. The Modern Art Doodle Book encourages readers to awaken their creativity and emulate the imagination that lies behind every great work of art. Contains iconic pieces...

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 Special priceArt and Queer Culture

Art and Queer Culture

Catherine Lord, Richard Meyer

The definitive account of alternative forms of sexuality in art since 1890.

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New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

Colm Toibin

In pieces that range from the importance of aunts (and the death of parents) in the English 19th-century novel to the relationship between fathers and sons in the writing of James Baldwin and Barack Obama, this title illuminates...

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 Special priceDefining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks

Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks

Daniel Birnbaum, Cornelia H. Butler, Suzanne Cotter, Bice Curiger, Okwui Enwezor

An innovative history of contemporary art told through 200 works that have shaped our era.

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 Special pricePinocchio

Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Emma Chichester Clark

The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you've never seen him before: telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of WAR HORSE.

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 Special priceAngelina's Cinderella

Angelina’s Cinderella

Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig

Angelina is so excited. She's the lead in the Cinderella Dance Tour! Angelina and the company travel all over Mouseland, but as the final performance approaches, all the scenery is accidentally ruined! Will Angelina and her...

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Mythology

Mythology

Dugald A. Steer, Nick Harris, Nicki Palin, David Wyatt

For lovers of Greek myths and those just discovering their timeless power, this fascinating volume is faithfully reproduced from Lady Hestia Evanss 19th-century edition, with all its romantic ambiance, clever wit, and novelty...

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 Special priceThe Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

Michael Chabon, Jake Parker

Meet Awesome Man - a brand new superhero, who's out of this world! The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.

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 Special priceTreasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, John Lawrence

A story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage. It stars such characters as: young Jim Hawkins, the terrifying Blind Pew, the wild man Ben Gunn, and one of literature's most dastardly villains, the charming, crafty, and...

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Now I am Big!

Now I am Big!

Stephen Krensky, Sara Gillingham

A boy celebrates all of the new things that he can do now that he is a little older. On board pages.

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I Can Do it Myself!

I Can Do it Myself!

Stephen Krensky, Sara Gillingham

Explores and celebrates the accomplishments and milestones reached as children grow older.

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Touchthinklearn

Touchthinklearn

Xavier Deneux

Learn basic concepts like colours and opposites with these graphic, tactile board books unlike anything in the market!

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A Field Guide to Fairies: Explore the Secret World of the Fairy Realm

A Field Guide to Fairies: Explore the Secret World of the Fairy Realm

Susannah Marriott

This enchanting picture book presents a series of lush full-color spreads, and each bewitching illustration is captioned with a description of a fairy's origins, legends in which the fairy appears, and its relationship to nature....

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Mind Benders: Brain-Boggling Tricks, Puzzles, and Illusions

Mind Benders: Brain-Boggling Tricks, Puzzles, and Illusions

DK Publishing

Featuring 60 mind-bending questions and challenges with bright, appealing graphics, this interactive book of brainteasers, optical illusions, word and number games, mazes, and more encourages children to get away from their...

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 Special priceHow Many Jelly Beans?

How Many Jelly Beans?

Yancey Labat

How many jelly beans are enough? How many are too many? Aiden and Emma can't decide. Is ten enough? How about one thousand? That's a lot of jelly beans. But eaten over a whole year, it's only two or three a day!

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 Special priceUnusual Creatures

Unusual Creatures

Michael Hearst, Jelmer Noordeman

Introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life forms -- P. [4] of cover.

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 Special pricePrincess in Training

Princess in Training

Tammi Sauer, Joe Berger

Princess Viola aims to trade her fiesty moves for frilly princess skills in this picture book that zip-zup-zooms!

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 Special priceTime to Eat

Time to Eat

Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

Which animals eat bamboo, can gulp down a whole deer, or swallow rocks to help them eat?

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 Special priceCurious George Curious about Learning Boxed Set

Curious George Curious about Learning Boxed Set

H A Rey

Curious kids will get learning fast with this Curious George educational kit jam-packed with everything four- to six-year-olds need to build their spelling, reading, and math skills. Includes storybook, CD, workbooks, flash cards,...

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 Special priceCurious George Magnetic Maze Book

Curious George Magnetic Maze Book

H. A. Rey

Curious George is exploring some of his favourite places - a town, a playground, a circus, a farm, and a campground - and he needs your help to reach his destination! With five mazes and six magnetic pieces, this book has many...

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 Special priceHealthy Kids

Healthy Kids

Maya Ajmera, Victoria Dunning, Cynthia Pon, Melinda Gates

In this new title from The Global Fund for Children, readers learn the different ways kids from around the world can stay healthy. Photographs showcase children from Afghanistan washing their hands, a team of boys from Australia...

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The Man from the Land of Fandango

The Man from the Land of Fandango

Margaret Mahy, Polly Dunbar

From the creators of Bubble Trouble, a whimsical, rhythmical rhymed romp that invites readers to meet a splendidly imaginary visitor.

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 Special price Read reviewBoyhood Island: My Struggle

Boyhood Island: My Struggle

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett

The third book of the My Struggle cycle is set in a world where children and adults live parallel lives, ones that never meet. With insight and honesty, Karl Ove Knausgaard writes of a child's growing self-awareness, of how events...

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 Special priceThe Valley of Amazement

The Valley of Amazement

Amy Tan

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of 'The Joy Luck Club'.

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The Ponder Heart

The Ponder Heart

Eudora Welty

Uncle Daniel Ponder, whose fortune is exceeded only by his desire to give it away, is the talk of Clay County and a constant source of vexation for his niece, Edna Earle, whose determined efforts to thwart his generosity prove...

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Delta Wedding

Delta Wedding

Welty Eudora

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The Lower River

The Lower River

Paul Theroux

A taut, tense, darkly suspenseful novel about a man who flees to Africa after his marriage falls apart, only to be caught up in a precarious situation in a seemingly benign village.

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 Special priceThis Incredible Need to Believe

This Incredible Need to Believe

Julia Kristeva, Beverley Bie Brahic

Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize, without being afraid of 'frightening' either the faithful or the agnostics, that the history of Christianity...

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 Special priceThe Lovemakers

The Lovemakers

Alan Wearne

Continues to explore the inner and outer tensions of families and society, and the rituals of home extensions, weddings and public- service career paths. Meanwhile, in the city, the demi-monde transforms itself into the drug...

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Care of Wooden Floors

Care of Wooden Floors

Will Wiles

Oskar is the composer of a piece called Variations on Tram Timetables. Currently he is in Los Angeles, having his marriage dismantled by lawyers. He has asked an old university friend to look after his cats, and take care of his...

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Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Joyce Carol Oates (Princeton University)

The need for love--obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable--takes readers to forbidden places. In 10 razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home.

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The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas

Arturo Perez-Reverte

When a well-known bibliophile is found hanged, Lucas Corso is brought in to authenticate a fragment of a manuscript purported to be The Three Musketeers. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult...

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 Special priceManhattan: Letters from Prehistory

Manhattan: Letters from Prehistory

Helene Cixous, Beverley Bie Brahic

Tells the tale of a young French scholar who travels to the United States in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to consult the manuscripts of beloved authors. In Yale University's Beinecke Library, tantalized by the conversational and...

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 Special priceExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer

Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.

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West of Here

West of Here

Jonathan Evison

Set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington State's rugged Pacific coast, West of Here is propelled by a story that both re-creates and celebrates the American experience.

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Paul Torday

With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is the whimsical story of an unlikely hero who discovers true love, finds himself first a pawn and then a victim of political spin, and learns to believe...

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 Special priceAll the King's Men

All the King’s Men

Robert Penn Warren

Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration.

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The Caller

The Caller

Karin Fossum, K E Semmel

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in...

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Rodin's Debutante

Rodin’s Debutante

Ward Just

Lee Goodell's life decisions--to become a sculptor, to sojourn in the mean streets of the South Side, to marry into the haute-intellectual culture of Hyde Park--play out against the crude glamour of mid-century Chicago.

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Raised from the Ground

Raised from the Ground

Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

A multi-generational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of modern Portuguese political history

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