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 Special priceA Singular Vision: Harry Seidler

A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler

Helen O'Neill

Harry Seidler, a stylish, decisive and highly opinionated man, was a key figure in international modern architecture and in the establishment of post-war modern design in Australia. He emerged as Australia's preeminent architect,...

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 Special priceStory of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)

Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)

Simon Schama

Tells a tale of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. This book tells the story of the Jews that takes you to unimagined places, and...

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson

Presents the history of the way we live.

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 Special priceModern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900

William J. R. Curtis, William Curtis

A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins.

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 Special priceDogs in Australian Art

Dogs in Australian Art

Steven Miller

This book looks at Australian art through the lens of dog painting, showcasing over 150 works that illustrate the deep bond between Australians and their best friends. Miller's whimsical text argues that all the major shifts which...

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 Special priceThe Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We are

The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We are

Michael Pye

Tells a story of saints and spies, of fishermen and pirates, traders and marauders - and of how their wild and daring journeys across the North Sea built the world we know.

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The Golden Warrior: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

The Golden Warrior: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence James

T.E. Lawrence was a true scholar, a man of irresistible charm who genuinely cared for the Arabs. But he was also a shocking fabricator who used and embellished his own legend. Controversial and provocative, The Golden Warrior...

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 Special priceThe Handmade Loaf

The Handmade Loaf

Dan Lepard

A collection of recipes, personal stories and photographs that capture the breads and home bakers of Europe. It includes over 80 recipes, many of which are inspired by the bakers profiled. It is suitable for the experienced baker,...

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 Special priceWhere I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books

Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books

Tim Parks

Should you finish every book you start? How has your family influenced the way you read? What is literary style? How is the Nobel Prize like the World Cup? Why do you hate the book your friend likes? Is writing really just like...

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Spanish Flavors: Stunning Dishes Inspired by the Regional Ingredients of Spain

Spanish Flavors: Stunning Dishes Inspired by the Regional Ingredients of Spain

Jose Pizarro

In Spanish Flavors, Pizarro journeys across Spain, collecting his favorite regional ingredients to combine into stylish dishes that are easy to recreate at home. He celebrates the classic Spanish dishes, but also focuses...

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 Special priceThe Republic of Imagination

The Republic of Imagination

Azar Nafisi

Tells the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions.

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 Special priceTheir Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston, Zadie Smith

* Zora Neale Hurston's masterpiece is perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.

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 Special price Read reviewCollected Stories

Collected Stories

James Salter

Each indelible narrative in the Collected Stories is marked by Salter's great literary grace, his ability to show the subtleties of a character or situation with precision, and his equally assured ability to...

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 Special priceWhat to Cook and How to Cook it

What to Cook and How to Cook it

Jane Hornby, Angela Moore, SML Office Schweizer Und Partner

The ultimate step-by-step cookbook for beginners.

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 Special priceFalling Freely, as If in a Dream: (The Story of a Crime 3)

Falling Freely, as If in a Dream: (The Story of a Crime 3)

Leif G. W. Persson

It's August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden has opened the files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. Yet the closer the group gets to the truth,...

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 Special priceEm and the Big Hoom

Em and the Big Hoom

Jerry Pinto

She was always Em to us. There may have been a time when we called her something ordinary like Mummy, or Ma, but I don't remember. She was Em, and our father, sometimes, was the Big Hoom. In a tiny flat in Bombay Imelda Mendes -...

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 Special priceThe Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop

The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop

Emily Elsen, Melissa Elsen

The pie book for a new generation of bakers by the chefs and owners of the renowned Brooklyn shop and cafe.

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 Special priceCooking from the Heart: A Journey Through Jewish Food

Cooking from the Heart: A Journey Through Jewish Food

Gaye Weeden, Hayley Smorgon, Mark Roper

Australia is home to a vibrant and close-knit Jewish community, drawn together by the customs of the kitchen. But the roots of this community reach across the globe. From the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the tropical paradise of...

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Guess the Baby

Guess the Baby

French

After Sam's baby brother visits Mr. Judd's class, all the children bring their baby pictures to school and have a good time guessing which is whose. But there's still one picture left over. . . . It's Mr. Judd! Now the children...

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African Safari Edition

African Safari Edition

Accord Publishing

Young readers won't be able to take their eyes off these updated titles in the Eyeball Animation Drawing Book series. These drawing books offers kids a big artistic outlet and include easy step-by-step drawing instructions plus...

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The Faber Book of Nursery Stories

The Faber Book of Nursery Stories

Suitable for parents and children to share at bedtime, this title features stories such as the Ugly Duckling, the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Thumbelina and other childhood favourites.

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How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

What would you do if a very large Ceratosaurus stomped into your classroom? And what if the student sitting next to you was a gigantic Silvisaurus-who decided to jump on top of your desk? Come along and join the fun as dinosaurs...

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How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

In each playful spread of this read-aloud bedtime book, parents are ready to put their kids to bed - but these youngsters just happen to be dinosaurs! And though they may stomp and slam their tails a bit, in the end they act a lot...

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How Do Dinoasaurs Eat Their Food?

How Do Dinoasaurs Eat Their Food?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

Do dinosaurs play with their food? Does a dinosaur belch and burp at the table? Just like kids, dinosaurs aren't born with terrific table manners. Dino Dad and Mom help their young dinosaurs learn not to throw cups or make rude...

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How Do Dinosaurs Learn Colours and Numbers?

How Do Dinosaurs Learn Colours and Numbers?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

Come along and join the dinosaur fun as ten dinosaurs show children all the colors of the rainbow.

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How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

What if a dinosaur catches the flu? Does he whimper and whine between each "At-choo"? Does he drop dirty tissues all over the floor? Does he fling his medicine out of the door? Just like kids, little dinosaurs hate being...

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Horton Hears A Who

Horton Hears A Who

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Hop On Pop

Hop On Pop

Dr Seuss

These's endless fun to be had with words that rhyme. You only need to change one letter and you've got a whole new world! With this miniature edition of Hop on Pop, you're never going to be lost for words!

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Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Dr Seuss

Oh, the wonderful sounds Mr Brown can do, Now see if you can do them too!

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If I Ran The Zoo

If I Ran The Zoo

Dr Seuss

Welcome to the crazy world of Gerald McGrew who dreams of transforming his local zoo into a madcap menagerie of weird and wonderful beasts.

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If I Ran The Circus

If I Ran The Circus

Dr Suess

Meet young Morris McGurk who dreams of staging the world's greatest show, packed with the most tremendous, stupendous acts ever seen!

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Fox In Sox

Fox In Sox

Dr Seuss

Join the irrepressible Fox in Socks as he teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town.

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Green Eggs And Ham

Green Eggs And Ham

Dr Seuss

When Sam-I-am persits in pestering a grumpy grouch to eat a plate of green eggs and ham, perseverance wins the day, teaching us all that we cannot know what we like until we have tried it!

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Won't You Be My Hugaroo?

Won’t You Be My Hugaroo?

Joanne Ryder, Melissa Sweet

In this sequel to WON'T YOU BE MY KISSAROO?, there are plenty of hugs to go around!

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Pretty Brown Face: Family Celebration Board Books

Pretty Brown Face: Family Celebration Board Books

Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Pinkney

Join the fun as a baby boy discovers the unique features that make his face so special in Pretty Brown Face . A Mylar mirror at the end of the book encourages babies to explore their own pretty faces. Full color.

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 Special priceBig Fat Hen

Big Fat Hen

'One, two, buckle my shoe.Three, four, shut the door.....Nine, ten, big fat hen!' 'Baker uses an imaginative array of acrylic colors for his hens--greens, purples, and pinks to contrast with the warm, yellow straw background.There...

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The Weight

The Weight

Andrew H Vachss

Vachss returns with a mesmerizing novel about a hard-core thief who's about to embark on a job that will alter his life forever.

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 Special priceThe Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House

Kate Summerscale

The fascinating story of a famous Victorian murder case - and the notorious detective who solved it

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 Special priceThe Sixth Key

The Sixth Key

Adriana Koulias

In late 2011 a cryptic invitation leads a crime novelist to Venice's Island of the Dead. Once there he is captivated by his host's tale, which spans the centuries - but seemingly begins and ends in the dark days of the 1930s...In...

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Rebels and Traitors

Rebels and Traitors

Lindsey Davis

Set against the terrible struggle of the English Civil War and the dark plots of the Commonwealth, this title tells the story of soldiers, adventurers, aristocrats and kings, tradesmen, politicians, radicals and scavengers - and...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Alexander McCall Smith

* Mma Ramotswe's thirteenth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback

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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

Alexander McCall Smith

'The Company of Cheerful Ladies' follows the exploits of Precious Ramotswe, the cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', in this next instalment of the 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

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The Ignorance of Blood

The Ignorance of Blood

Robert Wilson

As a sweltering Seville recovers from the shock of a terrorist attack, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is struggling to find the bombers. He might be able to bring the perpetrators of the bombing to justice, but there will be a...

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If the Dead Rise Not

If the Dead Rise Not

Philip Kerr

An instant classic in the Bernie Gunther series, If the Dead Rise Not features twisted intrigue, tight plotting, quick-witted one-liners, and, most significant, a richer, wiser Bernie Gunther.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Hypnotist

The Hypnotist

Lars Kepler

Read the number one Scandinavian crime bestseller taking the world by storm

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The Glass Rainbow

The Glass Rainbow

James Lee Burke

Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders, in this latest installment by a two-time Edgar Award-winning author and Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America.

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Gentle Axe

Gentle Axe

Morris R. N.

Porfiry Petrovich, the clever and levelheaded police
investigator who apprehended Raskolnikov in Dostoevsky's 1866 novel
Crime and Punishment, has another case that demands his attention.
A man with a bloody axe in his belt is...

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The Fifth Floor

The Fifth Floor

Michael Harvey

Harvey's sizzling, intricately woven follow-up to The Chicago Way opens with murder in contemporary Chicago and winds its way back to Mrs. O'Leary's cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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 Special priceField Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Field Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Philip Kerr

It's 1954 and Bernie has tired of his increasingly dangerous work spying on Meyer Lansky for Cuban Intelligence. He secretly buys a boat and sails to Florida, where he's arrested, sent back to Cuba and imprisoned in the Isle of...

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The Dogs of Rome

The Dogs of Rome

Conor Fitzgerald

An engrossing novel of murder, organized crime, and politics in contemporary Italy, The Dogs of Rome is the first work in a series of Italian crime novels by a promising new writer.

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Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

Karin Fossum, Charlotte Barslund

Inspector Sejer returns in this expertly crafted mystery about troubled teenagers--and two tragic deaths.

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 Special priceThe Zenith

The Zenith

Duong Thu Huong, Stephen B Young, Hoa Pham Young, Nguyen N Bich

A major new novel from the most important Vietnamese author writing today. She has won acclaim for her exceptional lyricism and psychological acumen, as well as for her unflinching portraits of modern Vietnam and its culture and...

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 Special priceWhen I Whistle

When I Whistle

Endo Shusaku

Builds up pressure and suspense on the strength of its subject, and at one level it can indeed be read as a thriller . Anthony Thwaite, -- The New York Times Book Review

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 Special priceThe Well of Loneliness

The Well of Loneliness

Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami

The bible of lesbianism' THE TIMES

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