Summer Reading Guide

Download the pdf version of our Summer Reading Guide here, or browse the selected books, CDs and DVDs below.

Sepia: The Cuisine of Martin Benn

Sepia: The Cuisine of Martin Benn

Martin Benn

'Sepia, is quite simply, one long, exquisite, wow moment.' - John Lethlean, Weekend Australian Magazine Renowned chef Martin Benn takes the reader on a culinary journey through 60 of his exciting dishes. Based around four...

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Thinking Drinkers: The Enlightened Imbiber's Guide to Alcohol

Thinking Drinkers: The Enlightened Imbiber’s Guide to Alcohol

Ben McFarland, Tom Sandham

Fun and quirky illustrations highlight celebrated drinks, characters, places in time and the drinks themselves, while McFarland and Sandham bring together the best of their well- informed and hugely entertaining writing in this...

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The Whole Pantry

The Whole Pantry

Belle Gibson

Refreshes our food habits with recipes that are as easy-to-do as they are healthy and delicious. This book is packed with over 80 new recipes to heal the body. It includes healthy versions of favourites such as Enchiladas, Cornish...

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 Special pricePlenty More

Plenty More

Yotam Ottolenghi

Vegetables have moved from the side dish to the main plate, grains celebrated with colour and flair. It's a revolution that is bold, inspiring and ever-expanding. This book focuses on vegetable dishes, with the emphasis on...

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 Special priceGreen Kitchen Travels: Vegetarian Food Inspired by Our Adventures

Green Kitchen Travels: Vegetarian Food Inspired by Our Adventures

David Frenkiel, Luise Vindahl

Delicious, nutritious vegetarian and vegan recipes inspired by flavours from around the world, by the bestselling authors behind the Green Kitchen Stories blog.

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 Special priceAdam's Big Pot: Easy Meals for Your Family

Adam’s Big Pot: Easy Meals for Your Family

Adam Liaw

Adam's Big Pot is a cookbook for modern families. In his latest cookbook, Adam Liaw shows you how to prepare easy family meals and gives new answers for that age-old question: 'What's for dinner?' In this beautifully...

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Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding

Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding

Richard Kenvin

Surfboards were once made of wood and shaped by hand, objects of both cultural and recreational significance. Today most surfboards are mass-produced with fiberglass and a stew of petrochemicals, moving (or floating) billboards...

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 Special priceThe Beatles Lyrics: The Unseen Story Behind Their Music

The Beatles Lyrics: The Unseen Story Behind Their Music

The Beatles, Hunter Davies

The first-ever collection of the original handwritten Beatles' lyrics.

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Shed

Shed

Simon Griffiths

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

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The World (Game) According to Les Murray: The Greats, the World Cups and the Aussies

The World (Game) According to Les Murray: The Greats, the World Cups and the Aussies

Les Murray

Les Murray is Australia's most respected expert on Football. In The World (Game) According to Les Murray he draws upon his many years of watching, critiquing and reporting on football around the world and shares his greatest...

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The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead

The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead

Sir Richard Branson

With over 40 years in business, the author is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader. This book shares and distils his secrets of leadership and success.

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Chickens

Chickens

Ernest Goh

In the tradition of Extraordinary Chickens and Extra Extraordinary Chickens comes another beautifully illustrated book on chickens.

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 Special price Read reviewOnly The Animals

Only The Animals

Ceridwen Dovey

Exquisitely written, playful and poignant, Only the Animals is a remarkable literary achievement by one of our brightest young writers. It asks us to find our way back to empathy not only for animals, but for...

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 Read reviewAll the Birds, Singing

All the Birds, Singing

Evie Wyld

Who or what is watching Jake Whyte from the woods? Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of...

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 Read reviewThe Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Richard Flanagan

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

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The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Clare Wright

Ten years in the research and writing, inimitably bold, entertaining and irreverent in style, Clare Wright's The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is a fitting tribute to the unbiddable women of Ballarat-women who made Eureka a story for...

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 Read reviewSong for a Scarlet Runner

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Julie Hunt

WINNER OF THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 Peat is on the run - forced to flee for her life when she's blamed for bringing bad luck to her village. She heads for the endless marshes,...

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 Read reviewThe Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph - a sweeping...

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