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On Paper

Lucian Freud

Drawing became an important part of Freud's life from the start and a famous sketchbook, The Freud-Schuster Book . This book charts the works on paper, including the etchings, over his entire career. It includes the formative...

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 Special priceThe Influence of Japanese Art on Design

The Influence of Japanese Art on Design

Hannah Sigur

This work compares juxtapositions of American glass, silver and metal arts, ceramics, textiles, furniture, jewellery, advertising, and packaging with a spectrum of Japanese material ranging from expensive one-of-a-kind art crafts...

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 Special priceLetters 1941-1985

Letters 1941-1985

Italo Calvino

The author was a masterful letter writer whose correspondents included Umberto Eco, Primo Levi, Gore Vidal and Pier Paolo Pasolini. This book offers a collection of his letters.

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 Special priceLondon Underground by Design

London Underground by Design

Mark Ovenden

Beginning in the pioneering Victorian age, the author charts the evolution of architecture, branding, typeface, map design, interior and textile styles, posters, signage and graphic design and how these came together to shape the...

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 Special priceGrimm Tales: For Young and Old

Grimm Tales: For Young and Old

Philip Pullman

In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a 'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant...

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 Special priceAustralia's Wild Places

Australia’s Wild Places

Roger McDonald

Australia's Wild Places celebrates the Australian landscape photographers whose works capture and encapsulate the essence of their country. From the drama of bush scapes to the untouched rocky crags of Western Australia and the...

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 Special priceThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

John Le Carre, William Boyd

Tells the tale of men who are caught up in politics beyond their imagining. This title features a wealth of archival material, much of it from the author's own files, and from the making of the 1965 film adaptation.

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 Special priceThe Strange Library

The Strange Library

Haruki Murakami, Ted Goossen

On his way home from school, the young narrator finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his first mistake. This title...

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 Special priceBonkers: My Life in Laughs

Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

Jennifer Saunders

Tells the story of the iconic comedian and national treasure author's comic creations that have brought joy to millions.

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 Special priceBearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne

Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne

Robyn Annear

'Just a little way down Collins Street, beside Henry Buck's, is a perpetually dark but sheltered laneway called Equitable Place. Here you'll find a number of places to eat and drink. Settle yourself in the window of one, shut your...

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 Special priceA Brilliant Touch: Adam Forster's Wildflower Paintings

A Brilliant Touch: Adam Forster’s Wildflower Paintings

Christobel Mattingley

Adam Forster (1848-1928) was a skilled botanical artist whose goal was to paint one thousand Australian wildflowers. To this end, on weekends, he travelled all over the Sydney region and country New South Wales to sketch and...

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 Special priceExistence - Limited Edition 3d Cover

Existence - Limited Edition 3d Cover

David Brin

Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF

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Now You See it: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn

Now You See it: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn

Cathy N. Davidson

When Davidson and Duke University gave free iPods to the freshman class in 2003, critics said they were wasting their money. Yet when students in practically every discipline invented academic uses for their music players,...

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 Special priceMelbourne Then and Now

Melbourne Then and Now

Heather Chapman

Allows the reader to step back in time and see buildings and streetscapes as they once were. Through exhaustive searching, the editors have identified all the major buildings and streetscapes of Melbourne. Over a period of weeks,...

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 Special priceShanghai: A History in Photographs, 1842 - Today

Shanghai: A History in Photographs, 1842 - Today

Heung Liu, Karen Smith

Over the intervening 160 years, Shanghai has been shaped by outside forces - foreign concessions, Japanese invasions, the arrival of the Communists and the cult of Mao, they have all played their part in sculpting today's...

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 Special priceThe Alfie Treasury

The Alfie Treasury

Shirley Hughes

The adventures begin when Alfie locks his mum out of the house, racing to get home first. Then explore the world of new welly boots, perfect for splashing in puddles and learning about left and right. Alfie solves the important...

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 Special priceThe Essence of French Cooking

The Essence of French Cooking

Michel Roux

Based around 100 classic recipes that have stood the test of time, this lavishly illustrated book explores the diversity of French cuisine, which has influenced so many other styles of cooking around the world over the centuries....

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Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide

Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide

Alice Roberts

Content previously published in 'The complete human body' --Cover.

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 Special priceThe Business of Nature: John Gould and Australia

The Business of Nature: John Gould and Australia

Roslyn Russell

In 1838, John Gould and his wife, Elizabeth, left London to travel to the far-flung colony of Van Diemens Land, from where Gould would travel around the mainland to observe the native fauna. Gould's artists - Elizabeth foremost...

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 Special priceMangia! Mangia! Gatherings: The spirit of coming together

Mangia! Mangia! Gatherings: The spirit of coming together

Teresa Oates, Angela Villella

Teresa Oates and Angela Villella are passionate in their quest to preserve the customs and vibrant food culture of their parents' native Calabria, and to introduce new generations to the joys of simple, generous cooking with the...

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 Special priceThe Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell

The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell

Aldous Huxley, J. G. Ballard

In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. Huxley described his experience...

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 Special priceAt Elizabeth David's Table: Her Very Best Everyday Recipes

At Elizabeth David’s Table: Her Very Best Everyday Recipes

Elizabeth David

Introduces a dreary post-war Britain to the sun-drenched culinary delights of the Mediterranean; to foods like olive oil and pasta, artichokes and fresh herbs - foods that have become the staples of our diets today. This title...

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 Special priceThe Big New Yorker Book of Dogs

The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs

Suitable for dog lovers, from the greatest magazine in the world, an irresistible anthology of long-form essays, short humour pieces, poems, fiction, and cartoons.

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 Special priceLives of the Romans

Lives of the Romans

Philip Matyszak, Joanne Berry

Reveals the Roman civilization of antiquity through the eyes of 100 of its citizens. This book presents a voice to not just Romes' most famous generals and rulers, such as Caesar and Caligula, but also to her builders and...

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 Special priceChristendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648

Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648

Mark Greengrass, Mr David Cannadine

A study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no...

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 Special priceTen Cities That Made an Empire

Ten Cities That Made an Empire

Tristram Hunt

From the pioneers of early America to the builders of modern India, from west to east and back again, the author follows the processes of exchange and adaptation that collectively moulded the colonial experience and which in their...

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 Special priceA Place in the Country

A Place in the Country

W. G. Sebald, Jo Catling

Fusing biography and essay, and finding, as ever, inspiration in place - as when he journeys to the Ile St Pierre, the tiny, lonely Swiss island where Jean-Jacques Rousseau found solace and inspiration, the author brings his...

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 Special priceBarrafina: A Spanish Cookbook

Barrafina: A Spanish Cookbook

Sam Hart, Eddie Hart, Nieves Barragan Mohacho

When the authors opened Barrafina, their no-reservations tapas bar and restaurant in London's Soho, they had no idea how successful it would be. In this title, they share their secrets and recipes. It offers recipes such as: fried...

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 Special priceBBQ Food

BBQ Food

The next title in the bestselling and award-winning Chunky Food series. These cookbooks offer clever collections of easy-to-cook, flavoursome recipes which take their inspiration from a great variety of international cuisines.

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 Special priceBowl Food: The Original Chunky Cookbook

Bowl Food: The Original Chunky Cookbook

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

Bowl food is relaxed eating. Depending on your mood, you can slow-simmer a fiery curry, put together a luscious pasta dish or simply toss a few fresh ingredients in a wok. All that remains is to lift your spoon and eat with...

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Breakfast and Brunch

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

Take a fresh look at breakfast with recipes for fast and healthy starts and drinks to help kick the day off well. For weekends, there are sweet and savoury options and special-occasion brunch treats for when there's more time to...

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Budget

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

Contains dozens of recipes for various occasions and budgets.

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 Special priceCupcakes

Cupcakes

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

From classic lamington and butter cupcakes through to ice-cream sundae and balsamic raspberry, this book has the perfect cupcake for every occasion. With decorating ideas and flavour combinations, it includes fail-safe basics;...

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 Special priceDrinks

Drinks

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

The recipes are straightforward, use readily available ingredients and are ideal for our busy lifestyles. Build a kitchen library with this series of save-the-day volumes. Here's a neat package, a chic design, a range of cooking...

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 Special priceFast Food

Fast Food

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

Tailored to help you find a little breathing space in a hectic day, each recipe in Fast Food is designed to create a delicious meal with minimum preparation.

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 Special priceGran's Kitchen: Recipes from the Notebooks of Dulcie May Booker

Gran’s Kitchen: Recipes from the Notebooks of Dulcie May Booker

Natalie Oldfield

Mouth-watering recipes from a disappearing era: at 95 years old, the lovely Dulcie May Booker shares her 76 best recipes and cooking tips in this handsome volume. It will satisfy the current interest in traditional New Zealand...

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 Special priceHave You Eaten?: My Favourite Recipes from Penang to Paris

Have You Eaten?: My Favourite Recipes from Penang to Paris

Billy Law

My favourite recipes from lamb roast to laksa --Cover.

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 Special priceHome Food: The Original Chunky Cookbook

Home Food: The Original Chunky Cookbook

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

Tired of eating out? In the rush of modern life, many of us forget the joys of home-cooked food. From eggs benedict to double-chocolate brownies, there's something in this book for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

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 Special priceBarbecue: More Than 50 Fabulous New Recipes for the Grill

Barbecue: More Than 50 Fabulous New Recipes for the Grill

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

From Mexican pork cutlets with lime and jalapeno sweet corn to Middle-eastern lamb kofta, Make Me Barbecue will ignite your tastebuds from the very first recipe. Barbecuing is as versatile and easy as ever, and with this next book...

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Pasta

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

The original Chunky cookbooks have sold well in excess of 2 million copies in more than 50 countries. This welcome addition to the series follows the same winning formula, with all recipes triple-tested and each one accompanied by...

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 Special pricePizza

Pizza

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

Packed with over 60 delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, this title helps you to turn your home kitchen into an Italian pizzeria. From classic margherita and four cheese toppings, to exciting contemporary flavour combinations, it...

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Salads

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

The recipes are straightforward, use readily available ingredients and are ideal for our busy lifestyles. Build a kitchen library with this series of save-the-day volumes. Here's a neat package, a chic design, a range of cooking...

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 Special priceSeasons in My Kitchen Garden: A Journey from Paddock to Potager

Seasons in My Kitchen Garden: A Journey from Paddock to Potager

Marcelle Nankervis

'Creating a Kitchen Garden' charts the evolution of a garden from a derelict paddock to a fully functional potager/vegetable garden with orchards, vegetables, herbs and chickens. The entire project is based on sustainable...

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 Special priceSecrets of Eclairs

Secrets of Eclairs

Marianne Magnier-Moreno, Olivier Malingue

Looking through the patisserie window, the eclair can make anyone swoon - it is quite simply perfect! With Secrets of Eclairs you can bring this legend of the pastry world home. Discover how simple this cult pastry is to make....

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 Special priceSecrets of Macarons

Secrets of Macarons

Jose Marechal

This definitive guide to macarons will equip you with extensive information on every stage of the process, from the ingredients and equipment required to an array of dazzling finishing touches.

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 Special priceSmall Food

Small Food

The next title in the bestselling and award-winning Chunky Food series. These cookbooks offer clever collections of easy-to-cook, flavoursome recipes which take their inspiration from a great variety of international cuisines.

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 Special priceSoups

Soups

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

Make Me Soups is a new collection of flavour-packed soups which will take readers on a culinary journey with each new recipe. From rich European goulash with herb dumplings to a refreshing Spanish gaspacho, these recipes will...

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 Special priceSoups and Stews

Soups and Stews

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

A new addition to the essential chunky cookbook series

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 Special priceSweet Food: The Original Chunky Cookbook

Sweet Food: The Original Chunky Cookbook

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

When the next craving hits, turn these pages to find the perfect cure. Whether it's a seductively sweet creme caramel, the naughty but oh-so-nice chocolate fudge puddings, or an exotic saffron spice cake that's needed, you'll find...

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 Special priceThe Little Spanish Cookbook

The Little Spanish Cookbook

With more than 80 recipes, Little Spanish Cookbook explores the unique characteristics of Spanish food.

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 Special priceVegetables

Vegetables

Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

Containing dozens of recipes for all occasions and budgets, this title features a chic design and a range of cooking options.

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 Special priceMaggie's Harvest

Maggie’s Harvest

Maggie Beer

Brings together over 350 of the author's signature recipes, detailed descriptions of her favourite ingredients and inspiring accounts of memorable meals with family and friends. This work features recipes that highlight her...

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 Special price Read reviewAmnesia

Amnesia

Peter Carey

It was a spring evening in Washington DC; a chilly autumn morning in Melbourne; it was exactly 22.00 Greenwich Mean Time when a worm entered the computerised control systems of hundreds of Australian prisons and released the locks...

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 Special priceCloudstreet

Cloudstreet

Tim Winton

Cloudstreet is a novel by Australian writer Tim Winton. It chronicles the lives of two working class Australian families who come to live together at One Cloud Street, in a suburb of Perth, over a period of twenty years, 1943 -...

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 Special priceJane Eyre: Penguin Drop Caps

Jane Eyre: Penguin Drop Caps

Charlotte Bronte, Jessica Hische

Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, where she endures loneliness and cruelty, and at a charity school with a harsh regime. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane's natural independence and spirit-which...

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 Special priceGreat Expectations: Penguin Drop Caps

Great Expectations: Penguin Drop Caps

Charles Dickens, Jessica Hische

This Norton Critical Edition, edited by the pioneer of Great Expectations scholarship, presents the most thorough textual edition of the novel (1861) available.

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 Special priceMadame Bovary: Penguin Drop Caps

Madame Bovary: Penguin Drop Caps

Gustave Flaubert, Jessica Hische, Lydia Davis

This translation first published ... 2010 --T.p. verso.

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 Special priceMiddlemarch: Penguin Drop Caps

Middlemarch: Penguin Drop Caps

George Eliot, Jessica Hische

Middlemarch par George Eliot. George Eliot etait un romanciere britannique (1819-1880).

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Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde

Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde, Charles Robinson

A collection of five stories that include: The Happy Prince ; The Nightingale and the Rose ; The Selfish Giant ; The Devoted Friend ; and The Remarkable Rocket .

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 Special priceThe Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Charles Robinson

It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine. When spoiled, rude Mary Lennox is sent to live in her uncle's lonely house on the moors, she is miserable and alone. Then one day she discovers the key to a...

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 Special priceThe Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

Patrick Leigh Fermor

The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor - hailed as the greatest travel writer of his generation

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 Special priceMI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949

MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949

Keith Jeffery

A study of MI6, the best-known intelligence organization in the world. Suitable for those interested in the history of espionage, the world wars, modern British government and the conduct of international relations in the 1st half...

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 Special priceGirls Style Book: Japanese Craft

Girls Style Book: Japanese Craft

Yoshiko Tsukiori

Great new book from Yoshiko Tsukiori.

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 Special priceShed

Shed

Simon Griffiths

Peek inside some of Australia's most intriguing sheds with photographer Simon Griffiths, who brought you the very popular Shack. From evocative abandoned ruins to fabulously cluttered artists' studios overflowing with creativity...

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Lasting Elegance: English Country Houses 1830-1900

Lasting Elegance: English Country Houses 1830-1900

Michael Hall

The great English country house tradition reached its apotheosis in the nineteenth century. Designed by all the most eminent architects of the age, houses constructed during this period were larger, more elaborate, and more...

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 Special priceMiller's 20th Century Design: The Definitive Illustrated Sourcebook

Miller’s 20th Century Design: The Definitive Illustrated Sourcebook

Judith Miller

Miller's 20th Century Design is the perfect handbook for the new and established collector. It will explain who the key designers of the century were and feature over one thousand design icons: furniture, glass, ceramics,...

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Lasting Elegance: English Country Houses 1830-1900

Lasting Elegance: English Country Houses 1830-1900

Michael Hall

The great English country house tradition reached its apotheosis in the nineteenth century. Designed by all the most eminent architects of the age, houses constructed during this period were larger, more elaborate, and more...

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Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde

Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde, Charles Robinson

A collection of five stories that include: The Happy Prince ; The Nightingale and the Rose ; The Selfish Giant ; The Devoted Friend ; and The Remarkable Rocket .

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 Special priceCloudstreet

Cloudstreet

Tim Winton

Cloudstreet is a novel by Australian writer Tim Winton. It chronicles the lives of two working class Australian families who come to live together at One Cloud Street, in a suburb of Perth, over a period of twenty years, 1943 -...

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 Special priceShed

Shed

Simon Griffiths

Peek inside some of Australia's most intriguing sheds with photographer Simon Griffiths, who brought you the very popular Shack. From evocative abandoned ruins to fabulously cluttered artists' studios overflowing with creativity...

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 Special price Read reviewAmnesia

Amnesia

Peter Carey

It was a spring evening in Washington DC; a chilly autumn morning in Melbourne; it was exactly 22.00 Greenwich Mean Time when a worm entered the computerised control systems of hundreds of Australian prisons and released the locks...

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 Special priceThe Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Charles Robinson

It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine. When spoiled, rude Mary Lennox is sent to live in her uncle's lonely house on the moors, she is miserable and alone. Then one day she discovers the key to a...

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 Special priceThe Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

Patrick Leigh Fermor

The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor - hailed as the greatest travel writer of his generation

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 Special priceMiddlemarch: Penguin Drop Caps

Middlemarch: Penguin Drop Caps

George Eliot, Jessica Hische

Middlemarch par George Eliot. George Eliot etait un romanciere britannique (1819-1880).

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 Special priceMadame Bovary: Penguin Drop Caps

Madame Bovary: Penguin Drop Caps

Gustave Flaubert, Jessica Hische, Lydia Davis

This translation first published ... 2010 --T.p. verso.

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 Special priceGreat Expectations: Penguin Drop Caps

Great Expectations: Penguin Drop Caps

Charles Dickens, Jessica Hische

This Norton Critical Edition, edited by the pioneer of Great Expectations scholarship, presents the most thorough textual edition of the novel (1861) available.

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 Special priceJane Eyre: Penguin Drop Caps

Jane Eyre: Penguin Drop Caps

Charlotte Bronte, Jessica Hische

Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, where she endures loneliness and cruelty, and at a charity school with a harsh regime. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane's natural independence and spirit-which...

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 Special priceMiller's 20th Century Design: The Definitive Illustrated Sourcebook

Miller’s 20th Century Design: The Definitive Illustrated Sourcebook

Judith Miller

Miller's 20th Century Design is the perfect handbook for the new and established collector. It will explain who the key designers of the century were and feature over one thousand design icons: furniture, glass, ceramics,...

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 Special priceGirls Style Book: Japanese Craft

Girls Style Book: Japanese Craft

Yoshiko Tsukiori

Great new book from Yoshiko Tsukiori.

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 Special priceMI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949

MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949

Keith Jeffery

A study of MI6, the best-known intelligence organization in the world. Suitable for those interested in the history of espionage, the world wars, modern British government and the conduct of international relations in the 1st half...

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 Special priceThe Garden at Stonefields

The Garden at Stonefields

Paul Bangay, Simon Griffiths

This is celebrated landscape designer Paul Bangay's inspirational story of creating Stonefields, one of Australia's most beautiful country gardens. The Garden at Stonefields reveals the triumphs and trials of designing and...

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 Special priceThe Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things

Elizabeth Gilbert

The Signature of All Things traces the multi-generational saga of the Whittaker family, whose progenitor makes a fortune in the quinine trade before his daughter, a gifted botanist, researches the mysteries of evolution...

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 Special priceSuperhouse: Architecture and Interiors Beyond the Everyday

Superhouse: Architecture and Interiors Beyond the Everyday

Karen McCartney, Richard Powers

To Karen, the super house has nothing to do with size; instead, it is one that has a strong connection with nature, that goes well beyond the everyday, and that, through the sensitivity of both architect and client, is imbued with...

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The FSG Book of Twentieth-century Italian Poetry: An Anthology

The FSG Book of Twentieth-century Italian Poetry: An Anthology

Geoffrey Brock

Invites the reader to examine the works of Italian poets - seventy-five in all - in context and in conversation with one another.

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The World and Its Double: The Life and Work of Otto Preminger

The World and Its Double: The Life and Work of Otto Preminger

Chris Fujiwara

Otto Preminger was one of Hollywood's first truly independent producer/directors. Blazing a trail in the examination of controversial issues such as drug addiction and homosexuality, Preminger broke the censorship of the Hollywood...

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 Special priceObjects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy

Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy

Luke Syson, Dora Thornton

Explaining the complicated relationship between the fine arts and artefacts of other kinds, for which artistry might be just as important, this book features Renaissance-period pieces designed by notable artists of the time, as...

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The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies

The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies

David Thomson

The enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence in the war years, and their slow decline to a form that is often richly entertaining, but no longer lays claim to lives the way it once did.

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 Special price Read reviewWhite Beech: The Rainforest Years

White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Dr. Germaine Greer

One bright day in December 2001, sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm, one of many in south-east Queensland that, after a century of...

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 Special priceAndrew's Brain

Andrew’s Brain

E. L. Doctorow

Andrew's Brain is a surprising turn and a singular achievement in the canon of a writer whose prose has the power to create its own landscape, and whose great topic, in the words of Don DeLillo, is the reach of American...

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 Special priceGarden

Garden

Jennifer Stackhouse

The ideal book for anyone who wants to keep their garden in tip-top shape. Garden is an invaluable guide to maintaining a garden - from the plants to the paving - all year round. Starting with the vital task of watering,...

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 Special priceMaddAddam

MaddAddam

Margaret Atwood

Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Atwood's dystopian trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.

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Journalism

Journalism

Joe Sacco

A first for the world's greatest cartoon reporter, a collection of journalism, including articles on the American military in Iraq that have never been published in the United States.

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 Special priceWorld's Best Cider: Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle

World’s Best Cider: Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle

Pete Brown, Bill Bradshaw

World's Best Ciders is the first book to showcase the world of cider, from its origins as a thirst-quencher for farm workers to its present as a rival to champagne.

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?

Jared Diamond

The bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us?

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 Special priceVisiting Picasso: The Notebooks and Letters of Roland Penrose

Visiting Picasso: The Notebooks and Letters of Roland Penrose

Elizabeth Cowling, Richard Calvocoressi

Containing the observations of Picasso at home and in company, this book is a record of the author's encounters with the artist and his family, friends and associates, from their first meeting in 1936 to the artist's death in...

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 Special priceTIME: Secrets of Genius

TIME: Secrets of Genius

Editors of Time Magazine

Leonardo and Einstein... Beethoven and Michelangelo... Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs: they are among the great minds who dazzled us with their brilliance, astounded us with their creative gifts and seemed to carry the human race...

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 Special priceThrough the Eyes of the Condor: An Aerial Vision of Latin America

Through the Eyes of the Condor: An Aerial Vision of Latin America

Robert Bartlett Haas

A follow-up to the enormously successful Through the Eyes of the Gods, this gorgeous new volume takes readers soaring above Latin America for a birds-eye view of magical, unreachable lands and exotic wildlife. 120 color...

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Surreal People

Alex Klar

Looks at fifteen relationships between the main participants of Surrealism and features over forty works of art, objects and design pieces from the movement.

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 Special priceThe Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a Fast World

The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a Fast World

Carl Honore

What do we do when things go wrong in a fast world? Many of us go for the quick fix that delays the problem rather than solving it. To make real progress we need real solutions - we need to take time for THE SLOW FIX.

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Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn

Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn

Caroline Moorehead

A literary landmark. Gellhorn's prose . . . is at its finest in the letter form.--Francine du Plessix Gray, The New York Times Book Review Martha Gellhorn's reporting career brought her to the front lines of virtually every...

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 Special priceThe Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

Timothy Parsons

In The Rule of Empires, Timothy Parsons gives a sweeping account of the evolution of empire from its origins in ancient Rome to its most recent twentieth-century embodiment. He explains what constitutes an empire and offers...

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 Special priceA Rough Ride to the Future

A Rough Ride to the Future

James Lovelock

Presents a radical vision of humanity's future as the thinking brain of our Earth-system. This book presents the author's reflections on how scientific advances are made, and his own remarkable life as a lone scientist.

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 Special priceReadings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Jason Cotter

Readings and Writings is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. All have contributed freely to celebrate the shop and its achievements, and to...

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 Special priceThe Prince of Australia: And Other Rebels, Rogues and Ratbags

The Prince of Australia: And Other Rebels, Rogues and Ratbags

Kevin Childs

A delightful collection of stories of colourful Australian characters, featuring profiles of the cheeky, outrageous and daring people who shaped Australian culture.

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 Special pricePink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs

Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs

Joan Sinclair, James Farrer

Offers a view into Japan's most elaborate sex clubs. With the sheer number of choices, these clubs offer their clientele every fantasy imaginable. Subway groping, video and comic book character encounters and visits to the nurse...

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A People’s History of London

John Rees, Lindsey German

The global city of revolutionaries and radicals in exile, in a new history-from-below.

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 Special priceA Partisan Century: Political Writings from  Partisan Review

A Partisan Century: Political Writings from Partisan Review

Edith Kurzweil

Collects some of the greatest political essays published in Partisan Review since its founding in 1934.

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 Special pricePalladio's Rome: A Translation of Andrea Palladio's Two Guidebooks to Rome

Palladio’s Rome: A Translation of Andrea Palladio’s Two Guidebooks to Rome

Andrea Palladio, Vaughan Hart, Peter Hicks

Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), one of the most famous architects of all time, published two guides to the churches and antiquities of Rome in 1554. This book includes an English translation of Raphael's famous letter to Pope Leo X...

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 Special priceOur Girls: Aussie Pin-ups of the 40s and 50s

Our Girls: Aussie Pin-ups of the 40s and 50s

Madeleine Hamilton

Tracks down the swimsuit and glamour models of an earlier era to share their stories. Enriched with first-hand accounts from the models, and letters from their many fans, as well as gorgeous picturs of the girls themselves, this...

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 Special priceMusic at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert

Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert

John Drury

Sets the poetry in the whole context of the poet's life and times, so that the reader can understand the frame of mind and kind of society which produced it, and depth can be added to the narrative of Herbert's life.

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Merde Actually

Merde Actually

Stephen Clarke

A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions: What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why are there no health warnings on French nudist beaches? And is it really...

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Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson

Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson

Phillip F Schewe

Freeman Dyson has been influential in many fields over his long and legendary career, including quantum physics, national defense, space, and religion. In this definitive biography, Schewe examines the life of one of the most...

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 Special priceThe Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

The Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

Alan Greenspan

Like all of us, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. This title integrates the history of economic prediction, and the...

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Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists

Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists

Michael Morgan

Early Muslim culture set the foundation for the Rennaissance of Europe and for nearly every aspect of the modern world. This book looks at the Muslim world and its deep connection to all cultures. It reveals the many 'golden ages'...

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 Special priceThe Lore of the Playground: The Children's World - Then and Now

The Lore of the Playground: The Children’s World - Then and Now

Steve Roud

From conkers to marbles, from British Bulldog to tag, not forgetting 'one potato, two potato' and 'eeny, meeny, miny, mo', this title looks at the games children have enjoyed, the rhymes they have chanted and the rituals and...

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 Special priceKrapp's Last Tape

Krapp’s Last Tape

Samuel Beckett

Performed by Patrick Magee, Krapp's Last Tape was produced at the Royal Court Theatre, in October 1958.

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 Special priceJoseph Anton

Joseph Anton

Salman Rushdie

On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, the author was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been 'sentenced to death' by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? This title tells...

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 Special priceJohn Olsen: An Artist's Life

John Olsen: An Artist’s Life

Darleen Bungey

This landmark biography by Darleen Bungey, the author of the celebrated biography of Arthur Boyd, graphically depicts the forces that drove John Olsen to become one of the country's greatest artists. An exhilarating...

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 Special priceThe Jean Baudrillard Reader

The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Steve Redhead, Claire Abel

Jean Baudrillard (1929 - 2007) was a social and cultural theorist known for his trenchant analyses of media and technological communication. This book offers a look at Baudrillard in relation to the intellectual and political...

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 Special priceThe Influence of Japanese Art on Design

The Influence of Japanese Art on Design

Hannah Sigur

This work compares juxtapositions of American glass, silver and metal arts, ceramics, textiles, furniture, jewellery, advertising, and packaging with a spectrum of Japanese material ranging from expensive one-of-a-kind art crafts...

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 Special priceHow to Eat: Pleasures and Principles of Good Food

How to Eat: Pleasures and Principles of Good Food

Nigella Lawson

Aims to give confidence to the ordinary home cook by providing hundreds of recipes and menus and by encouraging the reader to see cooking in context and, most importantly, to acquire a real understanding. Coverage includes kitchen...

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Great Graphic Design on a Budget: How to Do More with Less

Great Graphic Design on a Budget: How to Do More with Less

Scott Witham

GREAT GRAPHIC DESIGN ON A BUDGETis a cost-cutting primer and a sourcebook of ideas for creating first-rate designs on minimal budgets. It teaches you simple tricks of the trade and reveals innovative and unexpected ways for...

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Garden Mania

Garden Mania

Philip De Bay, James Bolton

Gardeners and garden-lovers will treasure the many examples of expert plantmanship, ranging from official plans for magnificent parks and extensive formal gardens to lighthearted details such as hidden fountains, swings, and...

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Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution

Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution

Mark Urban

A unique perspective on the American Revolution, seen through the eyes of a redcoat regiment.From Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781, one British regiment marched thousands of miles and fought a dozen battles to uphold...

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 Special priceFranco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II

Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II

Stanley G. Payne

Explores the range of Franco's relationship with Hitler, from 1936 to the fall of the Reich in 1945. This book investigates the evolving relationship of the two regimes up to the conclusion of World War II.

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 Special priceFloating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York

Floating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York

Sudhir Venkatesh

Explores New York from high to low, tracing the invisible threads that bind a handful of ambitious urban hustlers, from a Harvard-educated socialite running a high-end escort service to a Harlem crack dealer adapting to changing...

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 Special price500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art

500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art

Ray Hemachandra, Daniel Belasco, Martha Sielman

Featuring pieces from North America, Europe and Israel, this title demonstrates the diversity of Judaism. It includes such artworks as Shabbat candlesticks, Torah pointers, kippahs, Seder plates and dreidels.

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 Special priceThe Fear Index

The Fear Index

Robert Harris

Fear Index .

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 Special priceExploring the Islands of Scotland

Exploring the Islands of Scotland

Julian Holland

Beautiful and practical, this book provides a fascinating insight into the history and wildlife of more than 80 islands, with information on travel, accommodation, what to see and island walks.

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 Special priceExistence - Limited Edition 3d Cover

Existence - Limited Edition 3d Cover

David Brin

Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF

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 Special priceEngland's Dreaming Tapes

England’s Dreaming Tapes

Jon Savage

Presents the history of music, fashion and attitude of some of the disparate and contentious personalities who emerged in the mid-70s as the harbingers of what became known as punk. This book features interviews with some of the...

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Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Higham Charles

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Dutch: Biography of a Language

Dutch: Biography of a Language

Roland Willemyns

Offers a well-researched and highly readable survey of the language in all its historical, geographic, and social aspects

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Curious Moments

Curious Moments

Photo journalists are constantly hunting for the right moment . Now you can admire the fruits of their labours in this volume of photographs - grinning in amazement, we guarantee you won't be able to tear yourself away once you...

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 Special priceCulture in Practice: Selected Essays

Culture in Practice: Selected Essays

Marshall Sahlins

A collection of essays that span the career of a prominent anthropologist and address the fundamental questions of the field.

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 Special priceCuba: Religion, Social Capital, and Development

Cuba: Religion, Social Capital, and Development

Adrian H Hearn

When Cuba's centralized system for providing basic social services began to erode in the early 1990s, Christian and Afro-Cuban religious groups took on new social and political responsibilities. This book analysis how the Cuban...

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 Special priceCrimea

Crimea

Trevor Royle

* Masterly account of the Crimean war of 1854-56 - a watershed in military history.

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Counterpath: Travelling with Jacques Derrida

Counterpath: Travelling with Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida, Catherine Malabou, David Wills

This is a collaborative work by Catharine Malabou and Jacques Derrida that answers to the gamble inherent in the idea of travelling with the philosopher of deconstruction. The work is punctuated by a series of postcards received...

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 Special priceCooking for Claudine: How I Cooked My Way into the Heart of a Formidable French Family

Cooking for Claudine: How I Cooked My Way into the Heart of a Formidable French Family

John Baxter

Cooking for Claudine is the charming and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread - and didn't speak a word of French - unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing Christmas dinner for a venerable...

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 Special priceThe Compatibility Gene

The Compatibility Gene

Daniel M. Davis

Tells a scientific adventure story set in a field of genetic discovery - that of the crucial genes that define our relationships, our health and our individuality. This book shows how the compatibility gene is radically...

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 Special priceA City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne

A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne

Robyn Annear

'Old landmarks fall in nearly every block ... and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain.' - Herald, 1925. The demolition firm of...

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Cities of the Plain

Cities of the Plain

Cormac McCarthy

The completed trilogy emerges as a landmark in American literature' Guardian

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Chinese Jade From The Neolithic To The Qing

Chinese Jade From The Neolithic To The Qing

Rawson Jessica

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Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves

Adam Hochschild

Like the author's classic King Leopold's Ghost, this new work abounds in atmosphere, high drama, and nuanced portraits of epic antislavery crusaders, heroes, and villains in Britain.

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 Special priceBuriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile: The Yoku Tanaka Collection

Buriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile: The Yoku Tanaka Collection

Joe Earle

The Tanaka collection is a treasure-trove of more than 500 immaculate model vehicles, enthusiastically collected over the years. This book offers a tour of its highlights, evoking the heady, expansive spirit of the 1950s in both...

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 Special priceBreakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut

Combines science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce.

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Boutique Baking: Delectable Cakes, Cupcakes and Teatime Treats

Boutique Baking: Delectable Cakes, Cupcakes and Teatime Treats

Peggy Porchsen

Peggy Porschen is one of the most prominent and pioneering names in contemporary cake design. Renowned for her exquisite craftsmanship combined with a love of baking, her passion is for creating delectable works of art that taste...

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

Dave Eggers, Scott Cohen (University of Surrey, UK), EM-J Staples, Ray Bradbury

A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2011. Edited by Dave Eggers.

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 Special priceAston Martin

Aston Martin

Rainer W Schlegelmilch, Hartmut Lehbrink, Jochen Von Osterroth

A revised and updated version of Aston Martin, a singular experience of the make of car that has high-class individuality and conservative reliability. A lavishly illustrated edition, making this an absolute must-have for every...

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The Art of War

The Art of War

Sun Tzu

A set of three compact discs offering an audio presentation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War . It seeks to bring western listeners one step closer to the enigmatic heart of this classic of strategy, and should be of interest to...

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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Dr Temple Grandin, Speaker, PH.D. (Colorado State University USA), Catherine Johnson

One of the world's most celebrated animal scientists merges a lifetime of study with her extraordinary perceptions as an autistic person in a groundbreaking book that revolutionizes the understanding of how animals think and...

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 Special priceThe American Future: A History

The American Future: A History

Simon Schama

The American Future: A History, written by an author who has spent half his life there, takes the long view of how the United States has come to this anguished moment of truth about its own identity as a nation and its place in...

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 Special priceThe Aloe

The Aloe

Katherine Mansfield, Kirsty Gunn

Linda Burnell dreams, listless and distant, whilst downstairs her mother sets in order the family s new home in the New Zealand countryside. Her vigorous and exhausting husband, Stanley, is at the office, but will return with...

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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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 Special priceAll That Fall

All That Fall

Samuel Beckett

Mrs Rooney, old and unwieldy, is dragging herself towards the railway station, to meet her blind husband on his way back from the office, and guide him home. She passes the time of day with a man with a dung cart, and a man with a...

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 Special priceAfter the Silence

After the Silence

Jake Woodhouse

A body is found hanging on a hook above the canals of Amsterdam's old town, a mobile phone forced into the victim's mouth. In a remote coastal village, a doll lies in the ashes of a burnt-down house. But the couple who died in the...

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 Special priceAffairs of the Art

Affairs of the Art

Katrina Strickland

Through interviews with those handling the estates of artists including Fred Williams, Brett Whiteley, John Brack, Howard Arkley, Bronwyn Oliver, George Baldessin and Albert Tucker, as well as a raft of art dealers, academics,...

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 Special price9-11: 10th Anniversary Edition

9-11: 10th Anniversary Edition

Noam Chomsky

One of America's most esteemed political analyst offers his analysis of the global build-up to the Semptember 11th attacks, the long-term results of American military action. He suggest what can be done to promote peace and...

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The 20th Century in Poetry

The 20th Century in Poetry

Michael Hulse (Warwick University), Simon Rae

The history of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of the greatest poets of our time.

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101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

Steven Jay Schneider, PhD (New York University and Harvard University, Massachusetts)

From Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) to Star Wars and beyond, this compendium includes intriguing insights from film critics and a wealth of factual details along with dramatic illustrations that capture...

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501 Movie Directors: A Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Filmmakers

501 Movie Directors: A Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Filmmakers

Steven Jay Schneider, PhD (New York University and Harvard University, Massachusetts)

This valuable book is a chronological compendium that profiles the 501 most important film directors of all time. Here is a comprehensive survey of the creative imaginations behind more than 100 years of filmmaking.

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101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

Steven Jay Schneider, PhD (New York University and Harvard University, Massachusetts)

Many--possibly most--films that achieve cult status begin as box office failures, and then over the years start attracting groups of devoted fans. Some cult movies are very good, while others are so bad that they're good, and some...

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101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die

Steven Jay Schneider, PhD (New York University and Harvard University, Massachusetts)

Action movies can be called the purest form of cinema because they tell their stories visually, rather than through dialogue. Summarized in this entertaining book are 101 of the most famous action films of all time, from the early...

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 Special price1,000,000 Years of Weapons: Tools of War Through the Ages

1,000,000 Years of Weapons: Tools of War Through the Ages

Dwight Jon Zimmerman

People have been trying to find creative ways to kill each other since the beginning of time 1,000,000 Years of Weapons cover the entire history, from the earliest, most-primitive instruments up to remarkable advances in modern...

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Za-Za's Baby Brother

Za-Za’s Baby Brother

Lucy Cousins

Told from an older sibling's point of view, this is the story of the effect a new baby has on a family: Mum has a big tummy and has to go to hospital with Dad, while Granny looks after Za-za. When Mum comes home with the baby...

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Thomas And Friends Story Time Set

Thomas And Friends Story Time Set

Thomas the Tank Engine has been a favourite with children all over the world for over 65 years - and at the Book People our Thomas books and box sets have always been amongst our bestsellers!Coming in a beautifully...

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Oh! If Only...

Oh! If Only…

Michael Foreman

Sometimes big things have very small beginnings. Oh! If only . . . I had stayed home that day . . . If only . . . I hadn't met that dog . . . If only . . . he didn't want to play . . . And so begins a remarkably funny chain of...

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 Special priceNicholas

Nicholas

Rene Goscinny, Jean-Jacques Sempe, Anthea Bell, Phil Cleaver, Editions Denoel

UK edition. The day-to-day adventures of an amusing, endearing young school boy.

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My Mother Is So Smart!

My Mother Is So Smart!

Tomie DePaola

Through the heartfelt words of a little boy awed by all the things his mom can do, this glowing celebration of mothers has a universal appeal that will make young readers everywhere want to share it with their own moms. Full...

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Little Rabbit Foo Foo: Story Book and DVD

Little Rabbit Foo Foo: Story Book and DVD

Michael Rosen, Arthur Robins, Kevin Whately

A hilarious biker bunny tale by former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen, author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

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Kimonos

Kimonos

Annelore Parot

Learn about traditional Japanese clothing with Yumi and the Kokeshi! There are many types of Kimono, just as there are many types of Kokeshi, and while they all wear the same style clothing, they all add their very personal touch!...

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 Special priceJohn Joe and the Big Hen

John Joe and the Big Hen

Martin Waddell, Paul Howard

The Brennans' hen looks awfully big to little John Joe, so big that he thinks it might eat him so he runs away from home! Rural picture book.

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The Illustrated World Atlas

The Illustrated World Atlas

The highly visual atlas is packed with up to date maps, superb illustrations, and carefully selected, stimulating photographs.These features combine to offer a comprehensive and colourful look at all the world's...

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 Special priceThe Hueys in It Wasn't Me

The Hueys in It Wasn’t Me

Oliver Jeffers

Meet the Hueys - a fabulously quirky group of characters from international bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found. The sequel to The Hueys - The...

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 Special priceHello Beaky!

Hello Beaky!

Jez Alborough

An egg tumbles down through the leaves and branches and shatters into pieces on the rainforest floor. Out pops Beaky, a creature with a bright blue beak, furry flaps and a curly orange tail. But what is he? A frog? A snake? A...

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Flashing Fire Engines

Flashing Fire Engines

Tony Mitton, Ant Parker

Jump aboard a bright red fire engine with a trio of friendly animal firefighters in this story that blends action, rhyme, and detail. Full color.

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 Special priceDon't Worry, Grandpa

Don’t Worry, Grandpa

Nick Ward

As the thunder draws nearer, the rain buckets down and the lightning begins to flash overhead, Grandpa gets more and more jittery. But luckily Charlie is close by to hold his hand and keep him calm with an ingenious story of what...

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Can't You Sleep Little Bear: Story Book and DVD

Can’t You Sleep Little Bear: Story Book and DVD

Martin Waddell, Barbara Firth

At bedtime, Big Bear patiently reassures Little Bear that he needn't fear the dark, in this tale for readers and listeners up to 5 by the author of Farmer Duck and Owl Babies. When all the lanterns in the cave aren't enough to...

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Brilliant Boats

Brilliant Boats

Tony Mitton, Ant Parker

Come aboard with a crew of wacky animal sailors. This picture book lets machine-mad pre-schoolers learn about the different types of boats - from sailboats and fishing trawlers to ferries and luxury liners. It also includes an...

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 Special priceThe Big Concrete Lorry

The Big Concrete Lorry

Shirley Hughes

A picture book for children of three years and up. The Pattersons' house is so jam-packed with things that there's hardly room for the Pattersons themselves. But building an extension is no easy matter, even with the neighbours'...

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 Special priceBattle Boy Box: Gift Pack

Battle Boy Box: Gift Pack

C. Carter

A fabulous Christmas present for boys aged 7 years and over: a Battle Boy tin with four Battle Boy titles inside.A great chance to introduce new readers to the series, and reward existing readers with a collectible tin that looks...

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10

10

Marion Bataille

A sensationally attractive package sets the stage for an inventive exploration of counting from one to 10 and back again. As the reader turns the pages, the numbers unfold and transform with breathtaking ingenuity. Illustrations.

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 Special priceTo Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

When Scout's father, a lawyer, agrees to defend a black man against an accusation by a white girl, he must battle the prejudice of the whole town. It's about imagination - not just the kind you need for childhood games. Because...

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Last Man in Tower

Aravind Adiga

Every building tells a story: but in the jungle of Mumbai, one building - and one man - stands on the borderline between India's past, and its future...

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Ines of My Soul

Ines of My Soul

Isabel Allende, Prof Margaret Sayers Peden

From the New York Times bestselling author of Portrait in Sepia comes a captivating new novel that chronicles the brave deeds and passionate loves of Ins Surez, a spirited woman who journeys to the New World and helps...

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Jorge Amado, James L Taylor, William L Grossman

In 1925, the arrival of a beautiful mulatto girl named Gabriela from the backlands transforms the lives of many inhabitants of a provincial Brazilian city.

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MaddAddam

Margaret Atwood

Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Atwood's dystopian trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.

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 Special pricePride and Prejudice: Penguin Drop Caps

Pride and Prejudice: Penguin Drop Caps

Jane Austen, Jessica Hische

Elizabeth Bennet's early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of his arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how...

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Day/Night: Travels in the Scriptorium and Man in the Dark

Day/Night: Travels in the Scriptorium and Man in the Dark

Paul Auster (New Directions)

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ONE VOLUME, TWO EXISTENTIAL CLASSICS BY BESTSELLING NOVELIST PAUL AUSTER Day/Night brings together two metaphysical novels that mirror each other and are meant to be read in tandem: two men, each confined to...

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House of Holes: A Book of Raunch

House of Holes: A Book of Raunch

Nicholson Baker

Baker returns to the eroticism of his earlier Vox (1995) and The Fermata (1994) but kicks it up about a dozen notches . . . Baker explores a fine line between eroticism and pornography here . . . [with] wit and verbal play. ...

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 Special priceOn Canaan's Side

On Canaan’s Side

Sebastian Barry

Opens as Lilly Bere mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a...

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Kaltenburg

Kaltenburg

Marcel Beyer, Alan Bance

A book about a great man, a giant in the world of science with all-too-human flaws, Kaltenburg is a beautifully detailed novel from a major German writer that brings to life both an individual and a whole world: Ludwig...

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 Special priceThe Skating Rink

The Skating Rink

Roberto Bolano

A spellbinding, sui generis detective fiction focusing on the swirling vortex of sex, death, and intrigue surrounding a beautiful Spanish figure skating champion.

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 Special pricePhilida

Philida

Andre Brink

Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of the slaves. Philida decides to risk her whole life by lodging a complaint...

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 Special pricePortrait of the Artist as a Young Ape: A Caprice

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ape: A Caprice

Michel Butor, Dominic Di Bernardi

Like James Joyce's and Dylan Thomas's similar titles, Butor's novel is autobiographical in nature and explores the way a writer develops. Shortly after World War II a young man travels to a castle in Franconia housing the second...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Raymond Carver

A collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time.

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 Special priceCathedral

Cathedral

Raymond Carver

Presents a story in which a blind man guides the hand of a sighted man as together they draw the cathedral the blind man can never see.

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The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues

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 Special priceThe Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

Robert Crumb

The nasty, negative, misanthropic comic genius proves he has a sweet side.

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The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R.

The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R.

Carole DeSanti

Love and war converge in this lush, epic story of a young woman's coming of age during and after France's Second Empire (1860-1871), an era that was absinthe-soaked, fueled by railway money and prostitution, and transformed by...

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