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 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 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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 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 priceThe Vivisector

The Vivisector

Patrick White

Hurtle Duffield is incapable of loving anything except what he paints. The people who court him are, above all, the victims of his art, and he dissects their weaknesses with cruel precision. The Australian author won the Nobel...

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 Special priceVoss

Voss

Patrick White

The eponymous hero, Johann Voss, is based on Ludwig Leichhardt, the nineteenth-century German explorer and naturalist who had already conducted several major expeditions into the Australian outback before making an ambitious...

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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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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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 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 Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

Joel Dicker, Sam Taylor

A crime story. A love story. A worldwide phenomenon. More than 2 million copies sold

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 Special priceThe Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

Irvine Welsh

When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms an apparently crazed gunman chasing two frightened homeless men along a deserted causeway at night, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind....

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 Read reviewNight Games: Sex, Power and Sport

Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport

Anna Krien

'The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface. By morning, the head of the sexual crimes squad...

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A 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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 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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 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 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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John 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 priceNorth of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both

North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both

Cea Sunrise Person

North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

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 Special priceMinimalism

Minimalism

Konemann

Beautiful books combining a multitude of exquisite images of important minimalist design around the world. This series shows different ways of interpreting and expressing minimalism in interior design and architecture.

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 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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Prefab Architecture

Prefab Architecture

Editors

In Prefab Architecture, the fresh approaches toward creating buildings that accurately convey mature and expanded green building methodologies make this book an important voice for adopting change in a construction industry...

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Modern Country Homes

Modern Country Homes

Editors

In decor, the concept of rural style varies according to the geography. Therefore, the delicate rural interiors of the French Provence and Italy?s Tuscany region are very different from the rustic style found in stately North...

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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 priceWooden Homes

Wooden Homes

Wood has been a traditional construction material for centuries all over the world, as it still is in many places today. Now there is a growing interest in using wood in modern residential architecture. Architects today are drawn...

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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 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 priceAvedon Women

Avedon Women

Joan Juliet Buck

Over his 60-year career, photographer Richard Avedon was renowned for his distinctive, transformative eye. Women were often his subject, through his fashion work for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue and in his portraiture of both the...

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 Special priceSisterland

Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld

For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift they call 'the Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things...

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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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 Special priceAmerica: Painting a Nation

America: Painting a Nation

Angela Miller, Chris McAuliffe

Spectacular landscapes, epic stories and diverse peoples feature in this expansive historical survey of American painting. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name Art Gallery of New South Wales 8 Nov 2013 -- 9...

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The Apartment Book

The Apartment Book

Editors

The aim of this series is to be a reference for everyone who wants to furnish or decorate a new house or give a different impulse to the home. With different approaches to the same theme, the interior design, the reader will find...

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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 priceVichy and the Eternal Feminine: A Contribution to a Political Sociology of Gender

Vichy and the Eternal Feminine: A Contribution to a Political Sociology of Gender

Francine Muel-Dreyfus, Kathleen A. Johnson

Presents an examination of the political and social construction of gender under the Vichy regime. This book argues that the regime used symbolic violence to reshape a liberal culture once based on individual rights into one of...

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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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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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Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Higham Charles

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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 priceArmageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail

Armageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail

Paul Daley, Michael Bowers

Almost a century after the Australian Light Horse fought a series of epic and bloody battles against the Turkish Army across the deserts of the Middle East, Paul Daley and Mike Bowers retrace the steps of the men and boys who...

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Two Friends

Two Friends

Alberto Moravia, Simone Casini, Marina Harss, Thomas Erling Peterson

In this set of novellas, a few facts are constant. Sergio is a young intellectual, poor and proud of his new membership in the Communist Party. Maurizio is handsome, rich, successful with women, and morally ambiguous. Sergio's...

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 Special priceHow Proust Can Change Your Life

How Proust Can Change Your Life

Alain de Botton

'Dazzling' John Updike

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 Special priceGuilty

Guilty

Anna Kavan

Tells the tale of Mark, who grows up in a familiar but not quite recognisable country. When his parents die, he is left in the hands of the unscrupulous Mr Spector, a shady government agent, who sees him through his schooling,...

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 Special priceThe Universe within: A Scientific Adventure

The Universe within: A Scientific Adventure

Neil Shubin

During the past 13.7 billion years (or so) since the Big Bang, our universe has evolved, stars have formed and died and our planet congealed from the matter in space. In this title, the author reveals to us the extraordinary...

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 Special priceA Scarcity of Love

A Scarcity of Love

Anna Kavan

'A Scarcity of Love' tells the story of a young girl, rejected by her narcissistic and vengeful mother, whose life thereafter is a continuing series of betrayals that can lead only to the dead end of madness and death.

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 Special priceThe Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil

The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil

Steven M. Nadler

In this lively and engaging book, Nadler brings to life a debate between three brilliant and resolute philosophers in 1672 Paris that had obsessed its participants, captivated European intellectuals, and continues to inform our...

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 Special priceAlberta and Jacob

Alberta and Jacob

Cora Sandel, Elizabeth Rokkan

First published in 1926, ALBERTA AND JACOB is a partly autobiographical depiction of a young woman's rebellion against the narrow values and repressed barbarity of a struggling Protestant bourgeoise at the turn of the nineteenth...

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 Special priceThe England's Dreaming Tapes

The 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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 Special priceDecoded: A Novel

Decoded: A Novel

Mai Jia

A semi-autistic mathematical genius, Rong Jinzhen is recruited to the cryptography department of China's secret services, Unit 701, where he is assigned the task of breaking the elusive 'Code Purple'. Jinzhen rises through the...

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 Special priceGranta 111: Going Back

Granta 111: Going Back

John Freeman

'An overwhelmingly powerful force in English writing' - Spectator

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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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 Special priceLouvre

Louvre

The Louvre in Paris, France, is one of the best known museums in the world and is unrivalled terms of visitor numbers. Today, its collection includes some of the most famous art works in the world

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 Special priceMaurice Guest

Maurice Guest

Henry Handel Richardson, David Pryce-Jones

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using...

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The Crossing

The Crossing

Cormac McCarthy

The second volume in a breakthrough trilogy that began with the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses. Set approximately ten years after the first book, this is the story of a young boy obsessed with catching a lone...

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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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 Special priceThe Lady and the Little Fox Fur

The Lady and the Little Fox Fur

Violette Leduc, Derek Coltman

Trapped in the depths of poverty, an old woman escapes into an existence where objects, streets, and entire cities have voices and personalities. Told with a feather-light touch and masterful compassion, this is a story for those...

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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 priceAsian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word

Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word

Andrew Gosling

Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word showcases Asian writing, printing and books of beauty and historical significance that are housed in the National Library of Australia. Written by Andrew Gosling, former chief librarian...

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 Special priceCommon Names of Mammals of the World

Common Names of Mammals of the World

Don E. Wilson, Russell F. Cole, Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, Mariana M. Upmeyer

Common Names of Mammals of the World offers a comprehensive, useful reference not only for mammalogists but also for wildlife managers, conservation biologists, environmental law enforcement agencies, zoologists, and others...

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 Special priceThe New Granta Book of Travel

The New Granta Book of Travel

Liz Jobey

Take a journey in the company of some of the world's finest authors in The New Granta Book of Travel, introduced by Jonathan Raban.

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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 priceFundamentalism, Sectarianism, and Revolution: The Jacobin Dimension of Modernity

Fundamentalism, Sectarianism, and Revolution: The Jacobin Dimension of Modernity

S. N. Eisenstadt

Leading comparative sociologist's major statement on the relationship between modernity, revolution and religion.

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 Special priceChoke: Use the Secrets of Your Brain to Succeed When it Matters Most

Choke: Use the Secrets of Your Brain to Succeed When it Matters Most

Sian Beilock

Why do you mess up when it matters the most - and how can you perform your best instead? Sian Beilock reveals the new science of why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. She explains the inescapable links between...

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 Special priceEchoes from the Dead

Echoes from the Dead

Johan Theorin

Can you ever come to terms with a missing child? Julia Davidsson has not. Her five-year-old son disappeared twenty years previously on the Swedish island of Oland. No trace of him has ever been found. Until his shoe arrives in the...

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 Special priceThe Fear Index

The Fear Index

Robert Harris

Fear Index .

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 Special priceThe Name of the Game

The Name of the Game

Will Eisner

An epic tale spanning three generations of power and privilege that explores wealth, marriage and jealousy in a sprawling American dynasty.

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Our 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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The Best American Nonrequired Reading

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

Dave Eggers, Guillermo del Toro

A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2010. Edited by Dave Eggers.

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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 Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire

The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire

James Curran, Stuart Ward

An illuminating history of Australia's putative 'search' for national identity that documents how the receding ties of empire and Britishness posed an unprecedented dilemma as Australians lost their traditional ways of defining...

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 Special priceBruce Pollock: The Great Rock 'n' Roll Revolution of 1969

Bruce Pollock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution of 1969

Bruce Pollock

1969 was the year that saw the Beatles go supernova while Bob Dylan hightailed it to Nashville. This book captures this decade-smashing anomaly in the annals of rock'n'roll.

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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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 Special priceSpeak Low

Speak Low

Carl Phillips

Speak Low is the tenth book from one of America's most distinctive and one of poetry's most essential contemporary voices. Phillips has long been hailed for work provocative in its candor, uncompromising in its inquiry, and at...

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God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

Cullen Murphy

The acclaimed author of Are We Rome? brings his highly praised blend of deep research, colorful travelogue, and insightful political analysis to a new history of the Inquisition.

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 Special priceMacquarie Dictionary: Fifth Edition

Macquarie Dictionary: Fifth Edition

Macquarie Library

Macquarie Dictionary is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses...

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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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 Special priceIn a Heartbeat

In a Heartbeat

Anne Leigh Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Sally Jenkins

Takes us on a journey of faith and love - and teaches us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.

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 Special priceI Think Therefore I am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know

I Think Therefore I am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know

Levine Lesley

I Think, Therefore I Am is the ideal way to take the fear out of philosophy. Written in an accessible and entertaining style, I Think, Therefore I Am explains how and why philosophy began, and how the ways in which we live, learn,...

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 Special priceLighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain

Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain

Roy Morris

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Twain's death, this is the rollicking story of Samuel Clemens' six year sojourn in the Wild West

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 Special priceDismantling the Empire

Dismantling the Empire

Chalmers Johnson

Explores such subjects as the origins of blowback to Barack Obama's Afghanistan conundrum, including our inept spies, our bad behavior in other countries, our ill-fought wars, and our capitulation to a military that has taken ever...

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Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire

Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire

Mr James Romm

Alexander the Great, perhaps the most commanding leader in history, united his empire and his army by the titanic force of his will. His death at the age of thirty-two spelled the end of that unity. The story of Alexander's...

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Another Beauty

Another Beauty

Adam Zagajewski

The life of Eastern European communist dissidents, workers and intellectuals may already seem like ancient history to a younger generation speeding into the 21st century. But there's still a lot to be learned by listening to the...

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Origins A Memoir

Origins A Memoir

Maalouf Amin

In this sensitive if mildly overwritten memoir of long-held
secrets, betrayal and denial, Maalouf, who won the 1993 Prix
Goncourt for Rock of Tanios, traces his familial history from a
tiny mountainside village in Lebanon to...

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 Special priceThe Rivered Earth

The Rivered Earth

Vikram Seth

Contains four libretti that is to be set to music. This title includes: Songs in Time of War , Shared Ground , The Traveller and Seven Elements , that take us all over the world - from Chinese and Indian poetry to the beauty...

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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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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 priceThe Third Reich

The Third Reich

Roberto Bolano

Unpublished during Bolano's lifetime, the complete typescript of this novel -- meticulously corrected by hand -- was discovered after his death in 2003. This is the first English language publication.

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Emerald Germs Of Ireland

Emerald Germs Of Ireland

Mccabe Patrick

"...Mr. McCabe presents Pat's exploits not as a series of grim
outrages but as...merry escapism....But too much jest does a
disservice to the real darkness that haunts this material, and that
erupts only suddenly and bitterly...

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 Read reviewGreat House

Great House

Nicole Krauss

Krauss pens a powerful, soaring novel about a stolen desk that contains the secrets, and becomes the obsession, of the lives it passes through.

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Georges Braque: A Life

Georges Braque: A Life

Alex Danchev

Together with Picasso and Matisse, George Braque is unquestionably one of the three great pillars of 20th-century art. Here is the first full-length biography of this remarkable figure.

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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction

David Sheff

Sheff's story tells of his teenage son's addiction to meth, in this real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the family's gradual emergence into hope.

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Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America

Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America

Jack Rakove (Stanford University)

A new and revealing perspective on the men who invented America. Spanning the most crucial decades of the country's birth, from 1772 to 1792, Rakove uses the stories of famous (and not-so-famous) men to capture the intensely...

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 Special priceThe Faber Book of French Cinema

The Faber Book of French Cinema

Charles Drazin

Looks at the extraordinary resilience of the French film industry during the Second World War when, in spite of the national catastrophe of defeat and occupation, it was still able to produce such classics as Le Corbeau and Les...

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Heroes

Heroes

Hughes Hallett Lucy

Beginning beneath the walls of Troy and culminating in 1930s
Europe, a magisterial exploration of the nature of heroism in
Western civilization. Our need for heroes is a timeless phenomenon;
from ancient Greece to September 11,...

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Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall

Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall

Will Self

One of the most remarkably inventive voices of his generation, author Will Self delivers a new and stunning work of fiction. In Walking to Hollywood, a British writer named Will Self goes on a quest through L.A. freeways and...

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 Special priceVesuvius: The Most Famous Volcano in the World

Vesuvius: The Most Famous Volcano in the World

Gillian Darley

Vesuvius, nestled over the Bay of Naples, is (still) the most famous volcano in the world. There have been nearly thirty major eruptions since AD 79, but none has matched the cataclysm of the eruption which destroyed Pompeii and...

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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 priceUranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry That Created the Nuclear Age

Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry That Created the Nuclear Age

Amir D. Azcel

The author of Fermat's Last Theorem tackles the cause of the last century's most destructive event - the discovery of nuclear power. Aczel presents the fascinating story of the rival scientists who uncovered uranium's potential...

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 Special priceCharlie Trotter's Meat and Game

Charlie Trotter’s Meat and Game

Charlie Trotter

This is the fifth installment in chef Charlie Trotter's cook-book series. Over 80 recipes are showcased with colour photography, and range from French onion soup, with shredded pork, goatcheese Brie and sourdough croutons to...

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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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Lost In A Good Book

Lost In A Good Book

Fforde Jasper

The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that
began with "The Eyre Affair" continues with Jasper Fforde's
magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless
literary sleuth Thursday Next. When...

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 Special priceVertiginous Moscow: Stalin's City Today

Vertiginous Moscow: Stalin’s City Today

Gabriele Basilico

Moscow has undergone vast and radical transformations which have turned it into an extraordinary urban laboratory. This book documents this metamorphosis, and takes as its focal point the city's seven Stalinist towers, known in...

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 Special priceThe Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra

The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra

James McConnachie

The Kamasutra was written in northern India in the third century AD, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. This book provides a portrait of this sensuous era, evoking the world of the pleasure-seeking...

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 Special priceA Journey to Nowhere: Among the Lands and History of Courland

A Journey to Nowhere: Among the Lands and History of Courland

Jean-Paul Kauffmann, Professor Euan Cameron

A remarkable combination of memoir, history and travel.

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 Special priceScience 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science

Science 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science

Dr. Paul Parsons

The ultimate reference guide to the worlds of science - from quantum theory and the origin of life, to genetic modification and space exploration.

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An Expensive Education

An Expensive Education

Nick McDonell

McDonell's third novel takes readers into Harvard through its dormitories and dining halls, into its elite finals clubs and lecture halls. An Expensive Education is a smart, relentless novel set at the troubled intersection of...

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Long, Last, Happy

Long, Last, Happy

Barry Hannah

Called the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O'Connor (Larry McMurtry), acclaimed author Hannah ( Airships, Bats Out of Hell ) returns with an all-new collection of short stories.

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In the Company of Rilke

In the Company of Rilke

Stephanie Dowrick

Connecting to your inner life through the transformative poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.

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With Nails

With Nails

Grant Richard E

"I have often felt that movies operate along the lines of a medieval court, with despots, divas and duckbrains," observes actor Grant, offering up his diaries to prove his own adage. The star of the cult classic...

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The Unplugged Play Book: The Essential Parents Guide

The Unplugged Play Book: The Essential Parents Guide

Bobbi Conner

Featuring 700 games and variations, this work presents games to play alone and games to play with siblings and friends. Games to play indoors and games for outside. It also includes craft projects, puppet ideas, music activities,...

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The World's Greatest Idea

The World’s Greatest Idea

John Farndon

An exploration of mankind's greatest-ever ideas, from the author of the bestselling Do You Think You're Clever?

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A Little History of Philosophy

A Little History of Philosophy

Nigel Warburton

For readers of E. H. Gombrich's A Little History of the World, an equally irresistible volume that brings history's greatest philosophers to life

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Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies

Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies

Michael Signer

This book considers demagogues, or tyrants who owe their initial rise to democratic support, from the brutal Cleon in ancient Athens to George W. Bush's naIve democratic experiment in Iraq and beyond, weaving stories about some of...

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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika

Xenophon, Robert B Strassler, John Marincola, David Thomas

From the editor of the widely praised Landmark Thucydides and Landmark Herodotus comes a new edition of the Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War.

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The Last Days

The Last Days

Raymond Queneau, Barbara Wright, Vivian Kogan

The Last Days is Raymond Queneau's autobiographical novel of Parisian student life in the 1920s: Vincent Tuquedenne tries to reconcile his love for reading with the sterility of studying as he hopes to study his way out of the...

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 Special priceDesign Museum: How to Design a Chair

Design Museum: How to Design a Chair

Design Museum

Tells you what you need to know about how to design a chair, and looks at the principles and processes of designing a chair, from its symbolic and functional properties to materials and mass-production techniques.

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 Special priceCox Architects and Planners: 1960 - 2010

Cox Architects and Planners: 1960 - 2010

Robyn Beaver

Including project descriptions, drawings, plans and colour photography, this book presents many of the firm, Cox Architects & Planners, projects for major international sporting facilities, as well as major arts centres and museum...

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Il Conformista (The Conformist)

Il Conformista (The Conformist)

Chris Wagstaff

Il Conformist has mesmerised audiences by Bertulocci's mastery of the telling, the beauty of the images, the camera work, its soundtrack, and the intensity with which the characters convey powerful psychic energies. This unique...

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La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life

La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life

Elaine Sciolino

In La Seduction, Sciolino, the Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, demystifies the French way of life and reveals the hidden truth: it's all about seduction. Here she gives an inside view of how seduction works in all...

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The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

John Kelly

It started in 1845 and lasted six years. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was one of the worst disasters in the nineteenth century - it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. This book...

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Great Novels of EM Forster

Great Novels of EM Forster

E.M. Forster

Interviewed by the BBC on his 80th birthday, the unfailingly modest E.M. Forster said: "I have not written as much as I'd like to.... I had better add that I am quite sure I am not a great novelist." Few of his...

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Great Short Novels of Henry James

Great Short Novels of Henry James

Henry James

Henry James believed that the short novel was the perfect literary form, and his achievements here brilliantly display his mastery of it. Noted literary critic Philip Rahv has collected ten of James's most important short novels...

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Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling 1865-1900

Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling 1865-1900

Charles Allen

A long overdue reassessment of Kipling in India by a leading historian of the subcontinent, author of PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ and SOLDIER SAHIBS

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Writers

Writers

Nancy Crampton

More than a hundred wonderful and sensitive duotone portraits of our major novelists, poets, and playwrights. Paired with the photographs are fascinating texts from each writer on writing-thoughts on the craft, recollections...

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Mussolini and His Generals: The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, 1922 1940

Mussolini and His Generals: The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, 1922 1940

John Gooch

Study of the relationship between the military and foreign policies of Fascist Italy, 1922 to 1940.

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Street Art

Street Art

Cedar Lewisohn

Over the last decade, street art--art made in public spaces including graffiti, stickers, stencil art, and wheat-pasting-- has become one of the most popular and hotly discussed areas of art practice on the contemporary scene....

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 Special priceJewish Women and Their Salons: The Power of Conversation

Jewish Women and Their Salons: The Power of Conversation

Emily D. Bilski, Emily Braun, Leon Botstein, Shira Brisman, Barbara Hahn

An insightful look at the history of Jewish women's salons and their influence on art, music, literature, and politics.

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Paris/ New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940

Paris/ New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940

Donald Albrecht

A burst of creative energy in the fields of architecture, design, and fashion characterized the years between the two World Wars. Shaping new styles of buildings and furnishings, redefining contemporary dress, and giving visual...

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A Child is Born

A Child is Born

Lennart Nilsson

In 1965, the author published images from inside the human uterus, the first photographs of prenatal life. This fifth edition features images that are rendered in detail utilising revolutionary new photographic technology, with...

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A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

Dava Sobel

Traces the story of the reclusive sixteenth-century cleric who introduced the revolutionary idea that the Earth orbits the sun, describing the dangerous forces and complicated personalities that marked the publication of...

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Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Sebastian Seung

The audacious effort to map the brain--and along with it mental afflictions, from autism to schizophrenia--by a rising star in neuroscience.

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Champlain's Dream

Champlain’s Dream

David Hackett Fischer

In this sweeping, enthralling biography, an acclaimed historian brings to life the remarkable story of Samuel de Champlain--soldier, spy, artist, and Father of New France.

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 Special priceOrigins: A Memoir

Origins: A Memoir

Amin Maalouf, Catherine Temerson

Taking Maalouf from Lebanon to Cuba, this memoir is a fascinating insight into the nature and fate of a nomadic family.

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Dirty Blonde

Dirty Blonde

Love Courtney

Groundbreaking rock musician. Award-winning actress. Perceptive songwriter and author. Mother. Wife of a rock god. Fashionista and trendsetter. Provocateur. In each and every one of these roles Courtney Love has demonstrated a...

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