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Washington: A Life

Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow

From National Book Award-winner Chernow comes a landmark biography of George Washington--a richly nuanced portrait of the father of the nation featuring a breadth and depth unmatched by any other narrative.

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 Special priceThe Zenith

The Zenith

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

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

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 Special priceThe Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

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 Special priceThe Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes

The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes

Steven Pinker

Reveals how, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. This title argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people. It shows how...

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At Elizabeth David's Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom

At Elizabeth David’s Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom

Elizabeth David, Jon Gray, David Loftus, Jill Norman, Ruth Reichl

A classic-in-the-making compendium of the best recipes of Elizabeth David, the pioneering chef who introduced American and British home cooks to Mediterranean food in the late 1940s.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-up Book

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-up Book

Roald Dahl, Iain Smyth, Quentin Blake

On pop-up, pull-tab, lift-the-flap pages.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

Eric Carle

Eric Carle's tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes to life in this fantastic board game. Featuring bright illustrations, the game takes children on a journey of trasnformaiton as their caterpillar develops from egg to...

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 Special priceOne Sun One Moon: Aboriginal Art in Australia

One Sun One Moon: Aboriginal Art in Australia

Hetti Perkins, Margie West, Theresa Willsteed

Featuring over 240 colour plates, this volume canvasses an extraordinary diverse range of Aboriginal art. The 27 essays by leading authorities and 13 interviews with key artists are accompanied by an extensive chronology.

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 Special priceThe Glorious Vegetables of Italy

The Glorious Vegetables of Italy

Domenica Marchetti, Sang An

A collection of delicious recipes, including both classic and contemporary dishes.

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 Special priceThe Luminaries

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

The astonishing and epic novel that won the 2013 Man Booker Prize

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Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives

Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives

Helen O'Neill

In a volume as captivating as its subject, Florence Broadhurst paints an unforgettable portrait of a woman ahead of her time. To this day, mystery shrouds her myriad personae (starlet, couturier, painter) as well as her...

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 Special priceThe Infinity of Lists

The Infinity of Lists

Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen

A lavishly illustrated celebration of lists in art and literature by one of Europe's most influential writers and thinkers.

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 Special priceParis Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide

Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide

Karen Elizabeth Gordon, etc.

From the author of The Transitive Vampire comes an invitation to a strangely illuminated City of Light, Paris out of Hand. This seductively beautiful replica of a 19th-century travel book guides readers through the Paris that is,...

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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 priceA Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

Patrick Leigh Fermor

The great travel classic, first published in 1977 and recounting an epic journey of nearly 50 years before, reissued in paperback with an Introduction by Jan Morris

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 Special priceBetween the Woods and the Water: on Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

Between the Woods and the Water: on Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

Patrick Leigh Fermor

The second great Patrick Leigh Fermor classic - and the sequel to A Time of Gifts - reissued in paperback with an Introduction by Jan Morris

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 Special priceThe Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World: 13th Edition of the World's Most Prestigious and Authoritative Atlas

The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World: 13th Edition of the World’s Most Prestigious and Authoritative Atlas

Times Atlases

The latest edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlas, containing up-to-date world maps and thematic information curated by experts in geography and cartography.

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At Last

At Last

Edward St Aubyn

A powerful reflection on pain, acceptance, and the treacheries of family, At Last is the stunning culmination of the Melrose books, a work of glittering dark comedy and profound emotional truth.

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A Table in the Tarn: Living, Eating and Cooking in Rural France

A Table in the Tarn: Living, Eating and Cooking in Rural France

Orlando Murrin, Jonathan Buckley

Who among us has not dreamed of leaving the rat race behind to follow our heart's desire--and who among us has actually taken that leap of faith? Orlando Murrin, a former journalist and cook, did exactly that when he gave up his...

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid's best-selling novel is now a major motion picture directed by Mira Nair ( Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake ) and starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, and Liev Schreiber

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 Special priceYeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop

Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop

Bob Stanley

For fifty years, pop music was created and consumed like this: you heard a record on the radio, or read about it in a music paper; you bought it on Saturday; you lent it to, or taped it for, a friend; and they reciprocated with...

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 Special priceVegetables from an Italian Garden: Season-by-Season Recipes

Vegetables from an Italian Garden: Season-by-Season Recipes

Charlie Nardozzi, Phaidon, Dutch Media Uitgevers, Steven Joyce, Andy Sewell

No cuisine is better than Italian at making the most of a huge variety of seasonal vegetables in simple but tasty dishes. Following the phenomenal success of The Silver Spoon, Vegetables from an Italian Garden...

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 Special priceReinventing Bach

Reinventing Bach

Paul Elie

In Reinventing Bach, Paul Elie weaves a spell binding and polyphonic account of our greatest composer's life and work and how it drove the audio revolution of the past century and how that very revolution bought Bach many new...

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No Time Like the Present

No Time Like the Present

Nadine Gordimer

A majestic novel about post-Independence South Africa by the Nobel laureate and Booker Prize winner

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 Special priceStan Lee's How to Write Comics: From the Legendary Co-creator of Spider-man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantasy Four, X-Men, and Iron Man

Stan Lee’s How to Write Comics: From the Legendary Co-creator of Spider-man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantasy Four, X-Men, and Iron Man

Stan Lee

From the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man --Cover.

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 Special priceThe Lebanese Kitchen

The Lebanese Kitchen

Salma Hage, Toby Glanville

The Lebanese Kitchen brings together more than 500 recipes, ranging from light, tempting mezes to rich and hearty main courses.On the shores of the eastern Mediterranean and a gateway to the Middle East, the food of...

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Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

Sir Max Hastings

From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences.

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 Special priceDesign Museum: How to Design a Typeface

Design Museum: How to Design a Typeface

Design Museum

Tells you what you need to know to design a typeface, and looks at the principles and processes of designing type, from its historical roots and interaction with materials and techniques to developing digitized type for modern...

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 Special priceDesign Museum How to Design a Light

Design Museum How to Design a Light

Design Museum

Tells you what you need to know to design a light, and looks at the principles and processes of designing a light.

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 Special priceDesign Museum How to Design a House

Design Museum How to Design a House

Design Museum

Tells you what you need to know about how to design a house, and looks at the principles and processes of designing a house, offering insights into the design and building processes.

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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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 Read reviewFreedom

Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

The new novel from the author of The Corrections.

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Eat Your Vegetables

Eat Your Vegetables

Arthur Potts Dawson, Liz Haarala Hamilton, Max Haarala Hamilton

Eat Your Vegetables answers the call to eat more vegetables and less meat, offering everything you need to take your veggies from accompaniment to center stage. This isn't about being vegetarian, this isn't a vegetarian...

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 Read reviewBring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel, Mantel

The sequel to Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times -bestseller Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.

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 Special priceTwelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Karen Armstrong

Drawing on a wide range of material - ranging from the spiritual character of the world religions to the findings of contemporary neuroscience - this title argues that compassion is hardwired into our brains, yet is constantly...

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The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

Agatha Christie, Matthew Prichard

Published in the United Kingdom in 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers --T.p. verso.

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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

George Dyson

Legendary historian and philosopher of science Dyson vividly re-creates the scenes of focused experimentation, incredible mathematical insight, and pure creative genius that gave us computers, digital television, modern genetics,...

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 Special priceMaps and Legends

Maps and Legends

Michael Chabon

The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay pens a work of literary non-fiction--a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing.

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 Special priceMadrid Tales

Madrid Tales

Helen Constantine, Margaret Jull Costa

The buzzing life of bars, warm evenings by the Manzanares river, the subterranean terrors of the Metro, student days in the sixties, the ruthless underworld of the city's mafia - this captivating anthology reflects the...

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The Namesake

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

This quietly beautiful family portrait deftly expands on Lahiri's signature themes of love, solitude, and cultural disorientation ( Harper's Bazaar ), the very themes that made her collection of stories an international...

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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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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 priceThe Changeling

The Changeling

Kenzaburo Oe

The new work from Nobel prize-winner Kenzaburo Oe, The Changeling is an ambitious, sweeping novel about friendship and the distances we are prepared to travel to preserve it.

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Like Water For Chocolate

Like Water For Chocolate

Esquivel Laura

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The Neruda Case

The Neruda Case

Roberto Ampuero

Originally published in Spanish as El Caso Neruda by La otra orilla/Grupo Norma, Barcelona, Spain --

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 Special priceAncient Light

Ancient Light

John Banville

A story of obsessive young love and the power of grief, this novel is written by a Booker Prize winner and author of The Sea .

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 Read reviewWoes of the True Policeman

Woes of the True Policeman

Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer

Originally published in 2011 by Editorial Anagrama, Spain, as Los sinsabores del verdadero policaia --T.p. verso.

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 Special priceA Small Circus

A Small Circus

Hans Fallada

It is summer, 1929, and in a small German town a storm is brewing. The shabby reporter Tredup leads a precarious existence working for the Pomeranian Chronicle - until he takes some photographs that offer the chance to make a...

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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 Best of Frank O'Connor

The Best of Frank O'Connor

Frank O'Connor, Julian Barnes

The most generous one-volume collection ever published of short stories, autobiographical writings, poetry, and essays by the writer W.B. Yeats called Ireland's Chekhov.

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Both Flesh and Not

Both Flesh and Not

David Foster Wallace

An examination of television's effect on a new generation of writers, this title includes writing that collects swoops from erudite literary discussion to open-hearted engagement with the most familiar of our twentieth-century...

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 Special priceBinky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Justin Green

An autobiographical portrayal of the author Justin Green's struggle with religion and his own neuroses.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art

Gordon Kerr, Tamsin Pickeral

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was one of the most intriguing and influential artists of his time. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art reveals a selection of some of his most important and popular works, from stained glass...

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Gustav Klimt Masterpieces of Art

Gustav Klimt Masterpieces of Art

Susie Hodge, James Peacock

Klimt's extravagant work was an obsessive manifestation of the dazzling intellectual society of his time and he painted very large canvases combining oils with gold foil. This beautiful new book brings together a wide selection of...

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Paul Klee Masterpieces of Art

Paul Klee Masterpieces of Art

Susie Hodge, James Peacock

A natural draughtsman, master of colour and hugely influential artist, Klee's art appeals to our primary instincts and makes us look beyond the ordinary. This beautiful new book brings together a wide selection of Klee's...

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J.M.W. Turner Masterpieces of Art

J.M.W. Turner Masterpieces of Art

Rosalind Ormiston, James Peacock

The English Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 - 19 December 1851) was a brilliant landscape artist, a watercolourist and printmaker. This wonderful new book brings to life his greatest achievements in...

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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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The Lower River

The Lower River

Paul Theroux

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

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 Special priceThe Circle

The Circle

Dave Eggers

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining...

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 Special priceThe Best Australian Stories 2013

The Best Australian Stories 2013

Kim Scott

The Best Australian Stories , Kim Scott selects the year's most outstanding short fiction. Featuring established favourites alongside exciting new voices, this diverse collection is a perfect companion for summer and an ideal...

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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 priceChambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers

All the people you'll ever want to know about

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 Special priceTiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who's Been There

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who’s Been There

Cheryl Strayed

Rich with humor, insight, compassion - and absolute honesty - Tiny Beautful Things is a balm for everything life throws our way, administered by the author of the New York Times-bestelling memoir, Wild.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers

An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.

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 Special price Read reviewWool

Wool

Hugh Howey

In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and...

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 Special priceWent the Day Well?

Went the Day Well?

Penelope Houston

Went the Day Well? is one of the most unusual Ealing Studios pictures, a distinctly unsentimental war film made in the darkest days of WWII. Houston studies why the film avoids the cosy Ealing trademark. This Film Classics 20th...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues

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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 priceShackleton's Epic: Recreating the World's Greatest Journey of Survival

Shackleton’s Epic: Recreating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival

Tim Jarvis

'Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour' SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON

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 Special priceThe Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour De France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour De France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle

On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner in Boulder, Colorado. The two had met five years before while Coyle was writing his bestselling book, Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force. But this time, Tyler...

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 Special priceRock Country

Rock Country

Christian Ryan

An entertaining and revealing romp through the story of Australian rock and pop told by those that lived it, performed it, and adored it.

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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 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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 Special priceLentil as Anything

Lentil as Anything

Shanaka Fernando

Shanaka Fernando is often hailed as a modern-day revolutionary best known as the founder of the 'pay-what-you-can-afford' community Lentil as Anything restaurants in Melbourne, Australia. He was named Australia's Local Hero in the...

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 Special priceJames Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia

James Halliday

James Halliday analyses every wine region in Australia, and there are over 70 in this definitive book. Each section is sumptuously illustrated and features a specially created map highlighting geographic landmarks and the location...

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 Special priceThe Great War

The Great War

Joe Sacco

Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase with a 16-page accompanying booklet, The Great War is a landmark work in Sacco's illustrious career, and makes visceral one of the bloodiest days in...

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 Special priceGillespie and I

Gillespie and I

Jane Harris

Back in 1888, the young, art-loving Harriet arrives in Glasgow at the time of the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter she befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when...

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The French Slow Cooker

The French Slow Cooker

Michele Scicolone

With a slow cooker, even novices can turn out dishes that taste as though they came straight out of the kitchen of a French grandmere. The author, who showed home cooks how to prepare extraordinary Italian fare in the slow cooker,...

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Music

Music

Andrew Zuckerman

Music is Andrew Zuckerman's sequel to the wildly successful Wisdom, following in the same format, mission, and style as that book, but now changing focus to the most eminent musicians and performers around the globe.

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 Special pricePuffin Classics Deluxe Collection

Puffin Classics Deluxe Collection

Various

A collection of eight classic children's books packaged in a gorgeous slipcase.

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E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Clinton Heylin

An intimate look at one of rock's brightest stars and his legendary backing band Before he was the swaggering, stadium-packing megastar, Bruce Springsteen was a brooding introvert, desperate to strike a balance between his...

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 Special priceDam Busters: The Race to Smash the Dams, 1943

Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the Dams, 1943

James Holland

The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep...

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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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The Best American Essays

The Best American Essays

Robert Atwan (Seton Hall Seton Hall University Seton Hall Seton Hall University Seton Hall Seton Hall Seton Hall), David Brooks

A collection of the year's best essays culled from periodicals.

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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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Home Land

Home Land

Sam Lipsyte

Welcome to the most twisted high-school reunion imaginable, from a rising star of American satire. 'Sam Lipsyte is a gifted stylist, precise, original, devious, and very funny.' Jeffrey Eugenides, author of 'Middlesex'

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 Special priceAfrica Since Independence

Africa Since Independence

Paul Nugent

A genuinely comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. This expanded, revised and updated new edition of an established text now includes the latest scholarship and features more...

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 Special price9-11

9-11

Noam Chomsky

Chomsky's international bestseller, analyzing terrorism, Osama bin Laden, U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, and the long-term implications of America's military response to September 11.

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 Special priceHeidegger's Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry

Heidegger’s Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry

James Phillips

In 1933 Martin Heidegger declared his allegiance to Hitler. An exposition of Heidegger's conception of Volk can and must treat its merits and deficiencies as a response to the impasse in contemporary political philosophy of the...

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 Special priceIn Our Time: The Speeches That Shaped the Modern World

In Our Time: The Speeches That Shaped the Modern World

Hywel Williams

In Our Time brings together 40 of the most memorable, eloquent and influential speeches since 1945. Hywel Williams' choice of speeches is richly eclectic in scope: Churchill and de Gaulle, Kennedy and King, Nehru and Nasser,...

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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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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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The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow: The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet

The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow: The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet

Donald McRae

The courtroom has been a dramatic setting for larger-than-life figures throughout history, but few have attained the almost mythical status of Clarence Darrow. A legend in his own time, Variety called him America's greatest...

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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...

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 Special priceA Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties

A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties

Suze Rotolo

This memoir reveals the romantic story of the sweet but sometimes wrenching love affair and its eventual collapse under the pressure of Dylan's growing fame.

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 Special priceThe Fear Index

The Fear Index

Robert Harris

Fear Index .

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Fantastico!: Modern Italian Food

Fantastico!: Modern Italian Food

Gino D'Acampo, Kate Whitaker

This is a cookbook filled with modern Italian food, infused with Gino's style and sense of humor, encompassing the myriad influences that have pervaded the country's cuisine.

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The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity

The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity

Stuart McLean

A critical reimagining of the Great Famine of the 1840s - and its subsequent legacies. The book considers the emergence of the Famine as an object of historical knowledge and controversy with reference both to the experience of...

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 Special priceFlannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor

Brad Gooch

The first major biography of one of the greatest writers of the South, whose books will 'live on and on in American literature' (Elizabeth Bishop).

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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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 Special priceThe Face of Poetry

The Face of Poetry

Margaretta Mitchell, Zack Rogow

An anthology of fifty poets captured in Margaretta Mitchell's gorgeous black and white portraits, brief biographies, and selections of two to three poems per poet. Together, these elements provide a composite portrait of...

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Edie: American Girl

Edie: American Girl

Jean Stein

When Edie was first published a decade ago, it quickly became an international bestseller. In the sixties Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet--aristocratic, glamorous, and Andy Warhol's superstar. Then at 28...

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 Special priceThe Economy of the Greek Cities: From the Archaic Period to the Early Roman Empire

The Economy of the Greek Cities: From the Archaic Period to the Early Roman Empire

Leopold Migeotte, Janet Lloyd

This introduction to the Ancient Greek economy has proved popular in France, and has also been translated into Italian and Greek; this first English edition is of the second French edition of 2007.

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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism

Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism

John Updike

Updikes sixth collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and late works, and takes up, under...

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The Declared Enemy: Texts and Interviews

The Declared Enemy: Texts and Interviews

Jean Genet, Albert Dichy, Jeff Fort

This posthumous work brings together articles, interviews, statements, prefaces, manifestos, and speeches dating from 1964 to 1985 (just before Genet's death in 1986). These texts bear witness to the many political causes and...

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Philosophy

Philosophy

Jeremy Stangroom

Gathers information on 50 of the greatest philosophical thinkers and 10 of the greatest theories. This title offers concepts that are the backbone of philosophical thought, including metaphysics, psychoanalysis, libertarianism,...

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 Special priceA Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Franz-Karl Ehrhard, Michael S Diener, Michael H Kohn

With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English language. It is designed not only for...

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 Special priceThe Comics Journal Library: Drawing the Line

The Comics Journal Library: Drawing the Line

Milo George

The fourth volume in the series of coffee-table-book collections of interviews drawn from the Utne Award-winning magazine's archives, this volume gathers together interviews with four of the sharpest commentators of our times:...

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 Special priceThe Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass

The Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass

Stuart Taberner

New essays for students of German's best-known living author and his works, including The Tin Drum.

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 Special priceThe Great Upheaval: The Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800

The Great Upheaval: The Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800

Jay Winik

An extraordinarily gripping and sweeping account of the decade that made the modern world, when the pieces were in flux as never before.

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Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Longenecker Martha

Companion to the exhibition, Elemental Art of the Indonesian
Archipelago Selections from the Collection of Mingei International
Museum. 2005. 250 pages. 162 color illustrations by Lynton Gardiner
with a commentary, Realm of the...

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The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters

The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters

Richard Bernstein

A remarkable work of history and as provocative as it is brilliantly illuminating, The East, the West, and Sex is a rich and seductive narrative of the powerful erotic pull the East has always had for the West and the resulting...

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 Special priceHigh Heels: Fashion Femininity Seduction

High Heels: Fashion Femininity Seduction

Ivan Vartanian, Stella Bruzzi, James Crump

Featuring a selection of contemporary fashion photography, this title takes us on a visual odyssey through ideas of beauty, danger and seduction. It explores the confluence of art, fashion and fetish in the cult of high heels...

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The Castle

The Castle

Franz Kafka, Idris Parry

Franz Kafka's The Castle is one of the greatest modern novels, famous for its dreamlike quality and its richness of interpretative possibility.

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 Special priceDread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip

Dread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip

Stuart Hample, R.Buckminster Fuller

Woody Allen's classic neurosis, Jewish identity, humorous life philosophy and complex relationships are embodied in the comic strip, Inside Woody Allen . This contemporary compilation of Woody Allen comics collects best of these...

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 Special priceDr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills

Dr. Euler’s Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills

Paul J. Nahin

Presents the story of the formula - zero equals e[pi] i+1 long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty. This book shows why it still lies at the heart of complex number theory. It discusses many sophisticated...

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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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 Special priceDiscovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief

Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief

Rodney Stark

A noted social historian answers the central historical question--did God create man, or did man create God? Stark argues that God was here all along, and that humankind discovered, rather than invented, God as man evolved...

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 Special priceDemagogue: 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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 Special priceAt Home in Turkey

At Home in Turkey

Solvi dos Santos, Berrin Torolsan

A collection of photographs that captures the soul of 25 contemporary Turkish homes that were taken during each of the four seasons and all over Turkey, from Istanbul and the Black Sea to the Aegean and Cappadocia.

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Arlington Park

Arlington Park

Cusk Rachel

Arlington Park, a modern-day English suburb very much like its
American counterparts, is a place devoted to the profitable
ordinariness of life. Amidst its leafy avenues and comfortable
houses, its residents live out the...

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 Special priceAnd So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

And So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

Charles J. Shields

In 2006, Charles Shields reached out to Kurt Vonnegut in a letter, asking for his endorsement for a planned biography. This biography of the life of Kurt Vonnegut is the culmination of five years of research and writing. It...

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 Special priceGreat Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

Joseph Lelyveld

In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex,...

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The Age of Chivalry: The Story of Medieval Europe, 950 to 1450

The Age of Chivalry: The Story of Medieval Europe, 950 to 1450

Hywel Williams

An illustrated history of medieval Europe from the close of the Dark Ages to the invention of printing.

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Ablutions: Notes for a Novel

Ablutions: Notes for a Novel

Patrick DeWitt

Charles Bukowskis ghost hovers over deWitts grim first novel
about a bartender at a Hollywood watering hole and its down-and-out
regulars. The unnamed bartenders observations on his co-workers and
customers comprise a good...

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 Special priceThe Great Empires of Asia: How Asia's Mighty Empires Challenged the World

The Great Empires of Asia: How Asia’s Mighty Empires Challenged the World

Jim Masselos

Surveys the greatest of Asia's empires from 800 AD to the mid-20th century, from the Far East to the fringes of Europe. This title shows how those seven empires played a key role in forming global civilization. It is of interest...

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 Special price1493: How Europe's Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth

1493: How Europe’s Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth

Charles Mann

A sweeping, hugely readable account of history's biggest ecological invasion,when Europe and the Americas collided for the first time in millennia.

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The Glass Rainbow

The Glass Rainbow

James Lee Burke

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

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The General of the Dead Army

The General of the Dead Army

Ismail Kadare, Derek Coltman

This is the story of an Italian general, accompanied by his chaplain, charged with the mission of scouring Albania in search of the bones of their fallen countrymen, killed twenty years earlier during World War II.

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 Special priceThe Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences

The Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences

I. Shapiro

Offers an indictment of many influential practices in social sciences and humanities. Here, the author argues that researchers often make display and refinement of their techniques the principal scholarly activity. As an...

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Flavors of Emilia Romagna

Flavors of Emilia Romagna

Rosalba Gioffe, Gabriella Ganugi

More than 60 fabulous reciipes from Bolgna and the provinces of
Emilia Romagna,

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The Finkler Question

The Finkler Question

Howard Jacobson

A book that is a winner of The Man Booker Prize.

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 Special priceFrench Cinema

French Cinema

C 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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The Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure and Exploration

The Explorer’s Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure and Exploration

Fergus Fleming, Annabel Merullo, Michael Palin

A photographic history celebrating the achievements of the men and women who pushed forward the boundaries of our knowledge of the world's least known places over the past 150 years, accompanied by the words of the explorers...

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