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Portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, this title is a journey into a sprawling underworld.
The Children of the King
Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure. A hauntingly beautiful story...
The Sense of an Ending
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. May be Adrian was a little more...
Joe Cinque’s Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law
In October 1997, a clever young student at the ANU murdered her boyfriend. She and her best friend were later charged with murder. Garner followed the trial in the ACT Supreme Court. This book is about how and why Joe Cinque died....
I Hate Martin Amis Et Al
It is 1995. Milan Zorec, an aspiring yet rejected novelist, travels from England to Bosnia to join the Serbian forces as a sniper in Sarajevo, in the final months of the longest siege in history.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
With intelligence, humour, and deep insight into what connects human beings in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the 21st century's hidden worlds,...
From the much-loved author of Shadowboxing comes a stunning debut novel in the tradition of Honey Brown, Chris Wommersley, and Kenneth Cook's Wake in Fright . If there's one thing Jesse knows when he sees it, it's trouble.
Erasmas, 'Raz', is a young avout living in the Concent. Three times during history's darkest epochs, violence has invaded and devastated the cloistered community. Yet the avout have always managed to adapt in the wake of...
Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son
Spanning nearly 50 years of family history, the book chronicles the remarkable lives of two creative talents, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez. It's a story of father and son set against the backdrop of Hollywood. It focuses not...
Two men have been enlisted to kill the head of the Gestapo. This is Operation Anthropoid, Prague, 1942: two Czechoslovakian parachutists sent on a daring mission by London to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich - chief of the Nazi...
What the Family Needed
'Okay, tell me which do you want: to be able to fly or to be invisible?' This question leads to thirty years of discoveries, extraordinary strengths and closely guarded secrets. This narrative deals with a family whose members...
In Her Blood
Investigator Catherine Berlin is in a world of trouble. Her informant has turned up dead, she's been suspended from her job, and her doctor - a crucial part of her life - has been murdered. Worse still, Berlin suspects her own...
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has started receiving.
The Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud
The first volume of the standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud.
A celebration of a river which has forever been at the centre of the great movements in history. In this fascinating journey through the history and culture of the Danube, the author invites the reader to accompany him along the...
The Tree of Man
At the turn of the century, Stan Parker takes a wife and makes a home as a small farmer in the wilderness of Australia. Amy bears his children and time brings him a procession of ordinary events - achievements, disappointments,...
Tells the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple whose empty suburban life is held together by the dream that greatness is only just round the corner. This title shows how Frank and April...
An epic, awe-inspiring novel of good and evil - the most talked about book of the year, and now a global bestseller.
Danny McKillop's dead and no one cares much except his wife. And Jack Irish, because now that's twice that he's let McKillop down. But when he starts digging for information, he turns over some rocks that certain people want very...
All I Ever Wanted
Mim knows what she wants, and where she wants to go - anywhere but home, stuck in the suburbs with her mother who won't get off the couch, and two brothers in prison. She has set herself rules to live by, but she's starting to...
Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
An entertaining biography of Charles Dickens by one of our finest actors
Charlie Bucktin is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the mining town of Corrigan. Jasper takes Charlie to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that...
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
A newly hatched caterpillar eats his way through all kinds of food, getting bigger and bigger, until eventually he turns into a beautiful caterpillar.
The Snow Child
A magical novel with a distinctly grown-up sensibility, THE SNOW CHILD will appeal to fans of imaginative reading group fiction, such as THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, THE LOVELY BONES and THE BOOK THIEF
Borsch, Vodka and Tears
This book is a celebration of the food and passion behind this Melbourne institution. The book is split into three chapters: Tears , which is the story of how the restaurant came about; Vodka , which is a definitive guide to...
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
On 15 November 1959, the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, a wealthy farmer, his wife and their two young children were found brutally murdered. Blood all over the walls, the telephone lines cut, and only a few dollars stolen....
Taking a cynical look at the horror genre, this book features Crowley and Aziraphale, two friends who attempt to prevent the prophesised Armageddon. When the Antichrist is born they divert him from his original home at the...
In the summer of 1348, as the Black Death ravages their city, ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside. In this title, the characters amuse themselves by each telling a story a day, for the ten days of their...
The Good Father
A beloved daughter. A devastating choice. And now there's no going back.
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
From a popular blogger comes a hilarious memoir that takes readers from sorority house to penthouse to poorhouse.
Jakarta, 1997, and the city is on the verge of a revolution. Even the Jordan children - Petra, Isaak, Kristina, and Paul - can feel it coming, shaking the edges of their privileged, protected expat world.
The Fine Colour of Rust
If you loved A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, you'll love The Fine Colour of Rust.
Past the Shallows
Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone fisherman, in Tasmania. With their mum dead, they are left to look after themselves. They are too young to leave home and so are forced to live under the dark cloud of their...
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
In Mr. Lewis's sensitive hands the ancient myth retains its fascination while being endowed with new meanings, new depths, new terrors. --Saturday Review
The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes
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...
The Ethics of What We Eat
The authors have discovered the link between food choices and human health, animal suffering and environmental degradation could shock and challenge you. Contains essential information on ethical, but practical shopping and...
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
Intends to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? This title enumerates the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.
Pride and Prejudice
When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited. When she later discovers that Mr Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Mr Bingley...
Conundrum How Scientific Innovation Increased Efficiency And Goodintentions Can Make Our Energy And Climate Proble
The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency, and the real path to sustainability.
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