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Quarterly Essay 57: Dear Life - On Caring for the Elderly

Quarterly Essay 57: Dear Life - On Caring for the Elderly

Karen Hitchcock

In this moving and controversial Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock investigates the treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life...

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 Special priceThe Buried Giant

The Buried Giant

Kazuo Ishiguro

A book that begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years.

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 Read reviewBad Behaviour: A Memoir of Bullying and Boarding School

Bad Behaviour: A Memoir of Bullying and Boarding School

Rebecca Starford

It was supposed to be a place where teenagers would learn resilience, confidence and independence, where long hikes and runs in the bush would make their bodies strong and foster a connection with the natural world. Living in bare...

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The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses....

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 Special priceSo You've Been Publicly Shamed

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

From the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a brilliant and hilarious new book exploring the consequences of public shaming

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 Read reviewThe Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Richard Flanagan

Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by...

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 Special priceThe Story of Australia's People Volume 1: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia

The Story of Australia’s People Volume 1: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia

Geoffrey Blainey

The vast, ancient land of Australia was settled in two main streams, far apart in time and origin. The first stream of immigrants came ashore some 50,000 years ago when the islands of Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea were one....

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 Special price Read reviewHello, Beautiful!: Scenes from a Life

Hello, Beautiful!: Scenes from a Life

Hannie Rayson

Online orders will receive copies signed by the author. Signed copies are also available in our Carlton shop.I realise that, despite all the references to my longing to be a writer, two things are...

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Brother of the More Famous Jack

Brother of the More Famous Jack

Barbara Trapido

The larger-than-life novel that redefined the coming-of-age genre, Brother of the More Famous Jack is Trapido's highly acclaimed debut

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Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

Dana Thomas

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, the fashion world was dominated by two very different but equally successful and turbulent figures. But, within twelve months, Alexander McQueen had committed suicide, and John...

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