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 Special priceAustralian Notebooks

Australian Notebooks

Betty Churcher

In Australian Notebooks, Betty Churcher revisits some of the artworks she most cherishes - a seminal Picasso, early works of the Heidelberg School, a striking portrait by Lucian Freud - and invites us to look afresh at the...

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 Special priceThe Forgotten Notebook

The Forgotten Notebook

Betty Churcher

The Forgotten Notebook is based on sketches Betty Churcher drew in the great galleries of the world when she raced through them as director of the National Gallery of Australia in the 1990s on her way to arrange the loans of...

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Notebooks

Betty Churcher

In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velazquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cezanne. A trained artist, Betty's sketches...

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 Special priceDying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero

Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero

Mr James Romm (Bard College)

From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne ( Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born writer and the erudition of a scholar Daniel Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark Arrian: The Campaign of...

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 Special priceGallipoli

Gallipoli

Les Carlyon

The international best-seller about the men and battle that forged the legend of Anzac in 1915.

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 Special priceDaffodil: Biography of a Flower

Daffodil: Biography of a Flower

Helen O'Neill

A beautifully illustrated, visually lush and intriguing book about the world's most popular and most powerful flower.

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 Special priceHumans of New York: Stories

Humans of New York: Stories

Brandon Stanton

#1 New York Times Bestselling author Brandon Stanton brings readers a whole new group of Humans of New York

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Drawn Together

Drawn Together

Robert R Crumb, Aline Crumb

In this account of the joys and challenges of a legendary marriage, this celebrated cartooning couple recall their success at shocking America with 'Weirdo' magazine, the life-altering birth of their precocious daughter Sophie,...

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 Special priceJohn Perceval

John Perceval

Traudi Allen

Traudi Allen has an MA in visual arts from Monash University and a BA in psychology from the Australian National University. She has been a freelance journalist and contributor to ABC radio, and researcher and reporter for ?This...

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 Special priceMoVida Solera

MoVida Solera

Frank Camorra, Richard Cornish

Journey with Frank Camorra through sun-drenched Andalusia: a landscape of ancient cities, white villages nestled into steep mountains, and plains planted with olive groves and vineyards. Take in colourful spring festivals and...

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 Special priceMovida's Guide to Barcelona

Movida’s Guide to Barcelona

Frank Camorra, Richard Cornish

Frank Camorra, chef of the renowned Spanish restaurant MoVida, teams up with food writer Richard Cornish in this beautifully illustrated, insider's guide to Barcelona. They share the best culinary experiences the city offers, from...

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 Special priceBest Kitchen Basics: A Chef's Compendium for Home

Best Kitchen Basics: A Chef’s Compendium for Home

Mark Best

Taking the unique, gobsmackingly delicious 'basics' from a world-renowned restaurant to the domestic kitchen, Best Kitchen Basics is a book for those wanting to completely rethink their approach to good food and cooking.

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 Special priceNew Kitchen

New Kitchen

Karen Martini

Karen Martini's defining guide to cooking and eating in the modern Australian kitchen.

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 Special priceLonely Planet's Wild World

Lonely Planet’s Wild World

Lonely Planet

Featuring breath-taking photographs of the natural world, Lonely Planet's Wild World is a beautiful photography book that will get your heart racing. The follow-up to the super-sized bestseller Beautiful World, Wild World will...

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 Special priceNear and Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel

Near and Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel

Heidi Swanson

New York Times bestselling author of Super Natural Every Day, Heidi Swanson shares 120 natural foods recipes along with photographs inspired by her travels both near (Northern California) and far (Italy, Morocco, France, India,...

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 Special price Read reviewVanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream

Bob Graham

A wild, young sparrow rises from the dust outside an Indian food stall surrounded by swaying palms. The sparrow flies off just where he pleases, following the food... He journeys south through the lush rice paddies and across the...

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 Special priceMaisy's Pirate Ship: A Pop-Up-and-Play Book

Maisy’s Pirate Ship: A Pop-Up-and-Play Book

Lucy Cousins

Set sail in search of treasure with this brand new title in Maisy's Pop-up-and-Play Book series!

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 Special price100 Moments in Australian Painting

100 Moments in Australian Painting

Barry Pearce

What makes a painting endure and resonate through time? What makes a masterpiece? Highly respected art curator Barry Pearce provides a personal tour of 100 of his favourite Australian paintings from the walls and vaults of the...

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 Special priceCapturing Time: Panoramas of Old Australia

Capturing Time: Panoramas of Old Australia

Edwin Barnard

Panoramas, whether painted or photographed, were the nineteenth-century equivalent of IMAX or Google maps. These wide-angled views of landscapes and cities fascinated viewers, who had never before seen such far-reaching...

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 Special priceThe Changi Book

The Changi Book

Lachlan Grant

The story of Changi, told by those who lived through it.

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 Special priceCurious Minds: The Discoveries of Australian Naturalists

Curious Minds: The Discoveries of Australian Naturalists

Peter MacInnis

Curious Minds: The Discoveries of Australian Naturalists looks at the long line of naturalists who have traversed Australia in search of new plants and animals. Identifying and classifying the unfamiliar plants and...

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 Special priceGreen Nomads: Across Australia's Wild Heritage

Green Nomads: Across Australia’s Wild Heritage

Bob Brown

Green Nomads is a celebration of Australia's wilderness areas, and we surely have something to celebrate. The landscape and close-up photographs of Australia's natural landscape are ehterial yet familiar, calming yet...

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 Special priceA Little Life

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

A tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.

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 Special priceLuke Nguyen's France

Luke Nguyen’s France

Luke Nguyen

Luke Nguyen's France follows acclaimed chef Luke Nguyen as he traverses the culinary landscape of France to discover the flavours, ingredients and dishes that have influenced Vietnamese cooking. From the...

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 Special priceNew Thai Food: Recipes for Home

New Thai Food: Recipes for Home

Martin Boetz

A modern take on Thai food from a recognized master of the cuisine.

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 Special priceNOPI: The Cookbook

NOPI: The Cookbook

Yotam Ottolenghi, Ramael Scully

Includes over 120 of the most popular dishes from Yotam's innovative Soho-based restaurant Nopi. Whether you're a regular at the Nopi restaurant and want to know the secret to your favourite dish or are an Ottolenghi fan who wants...

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 Special priceObsessive Creative

Obsessive Creative

Collette Dinnigan

Collette Dinnigan, the Australian designer and fashion icon, provides an intimate insight into her life and work.

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 Special price Read reviewOur Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

Thornton McCamish

A world-famous Australian writer, an inspiration to Robert Hughes and Clive James, a legendary war correspondent who also wrote bestselling histories of exploration and conservation ... and yet forgotten?

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 Special priceThe Produce Companion

The Produce Companion

M. Kirton, M. Sinclair

Wake up to Rhubarb and lemon compote in the mornings, spice up your sandwich with Moroccan lime pickle or Roasted apricot and cinnamon butter or enjoy peaches all year long with Preserved peaches with passionfruit.

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 Special priceSidney Nolan: A Life

Sidney Nolan: A Life

Nancy Underhill

Digging through the myths around Australia's most famous artist, many of which he created himself as a masterful self - promoter, this book is the biography that Sidney Nolan deserves. In an authoritative, insightful and often...

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 Special priceStarvation in a Land of Plenty: Will's Diary of the Fateful Burke and Wills Expedition

Starvation in a Land of Plenty: Will’s Diary of the Fateful Burke and Wills Expedition

Michael Cathcart

Between 23 April and 28 June 1861, Wills documented the torments and disappointments that led to his and Burke's destruction. Surprising to many, though, Wills was not the second-in-command but, rather, the party's 'surveyor,...

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 Special priceStreets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting

Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting

Vivien Johnson

Some of Australia's most exciting contemporary art comes from the daughters of the ground-breaking Papunya Tula artists of the 1970s, the founding fathers of the desert art movement. Streets of Papunya is the...

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 Special priceTennison

Tennison

Lynda La Plante

From the creator of the award-winning Prime Suspectcomes the gripping story of DCI Jane Tennison's past, and her first ever murder case

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 Special priceA Year of Practiculture

A Year of Practiculture

Rohan Anderson

Rohan Anderson left his desk job in the city for the richer pleasures of living a simpler life on the land. Over the years he has developed his own principle of practical living. Practiculture is a lifestyle choice. It's about...

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 Special priceThe Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered off

The Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered off

Michael Leunig

The cartoons in The Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered Off have been selected from five decades of work, and are wide-ranging, potent, hilarious, insightful, relevant, original and beautiful. A companion to Essential Leunig,...

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 Special priceLooking for Clancy

Looking for Clancy

A.B. (Banjo) Paterson, Robert Ingpen

In 1889 the revered Australian folk poet, A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, first published his ballad, Clancy of the Overflow. The verse achieved immediate popularity and, with the creation of his legendary character, Clancy - a...

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 Special priceAll the Wrong Questions: Who Could That be at This Hour?

All the Wrong Questions: Who Could That be at This Hour?

Lemony Snicket

Author Lemony Snicket is a broken man, wracked with misery and despair as a result of writing A Series Of Unfortunate Events. He spends his days wandering the countryside weeping and moaning, and his evenings eating...

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 Special priceThe Fairy Who Wouldn't Fly

The Fairy Who Wouldn’t Fly

National Library of Australia

As far as the Fairy Queen was concerned, the Fairy-who-wouldn't-fly was lazy and so she banished her to the Woodn't, the place where she had sent all the other creatures who wouldn't do as they should. There, the...

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 Special priceThe Fleurville Trilogy

The Fleurville Trilogy

Comtesse De Segur, Stephanie Smee

These three hugely successful, humorous French classics - Sophie's Misfortunes, Camille and Madeleine and The Holidays - are now available in one volume. Sophie's Misfortunes: Sophie is a naughty little girl who...

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 Special priceSteam Train, Dream Train Sound Book

Steam Train, Dream Train Sound Book

Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld

In this book with rhyming text, the dream train pulls into the station and all the different cars are loaded by the animal workers, each with the appropriate cargo.

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 Special priceAustralian Art: A History

Australian Art: A History

Sasha Grishin

Sasha Grishin is a leading Australian art historian, art critic and curator who has published some twenty books and over two thousand articles on various aspects of art. This book is his magnum opus, a comprehensive and definitive...

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 Special priceSunday's Garden: Growing Heide

Sunday’s Garden: Growing Heide

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Sunday's Garden explores the growing of Heide, now site of Heide Museum and Art Gallery, and in doing so fully restores the Heide garden into the literature surrounding this inspiring site, its creators John and Sunday Reed, and...

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 Special priceEdible Selby

Edible Selby

Todd Selby, Sally Singer, Chad Robertson

Photographer and illustrator Todd Selby is back with a new project ready to sate our insatiable hunger for books about food. Focusing his lens on the culinary world, Selby takes us on a whirlwind tour of the kitchens, gardens,...

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 Special priceRenoir

Renoir

William Gaunt, Colin B. Bailey

Celebrates one of the giants of French Impressionism with luxurious, large-format images

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 Special priceVermeer

Vermeer

Ludwig Goldscheider, Wayne Franits

Celebrates one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age with luxurious, large-format images

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 Special priceBotticelli

Botticelli

Lionello Venturi, Alessandro Cecchi

Celebrates one of the greatest and most beloved painters of the Early Renaissance with luxurious, large-format images

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 Special priceVan Gogh

Van Gogh

Wilhelm Uhde, Louis van Tilborgh

Luxurious collector's edition of the work of Vincent van Gogh

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 Special priceRaphael

Raphael

W. E. Suida, Bette Talvacchia

Magnificent collector's edition of the great Renaissance painter Raphael

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The Rehearsal: A Novel

The Rehearsal: A Novel

Eleanor Catton

After a teacher has an affair with an underage student, a group of teenage girls gains a new awareness of their own power to attract and manipulate, and when a local drama group turns the story of the affair into their year-end...

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, PH.D., MBA

Shares philosophical insights into how adversity and chaos can bring out the best in individuals and communities, drawing on multiple disciplines to consider various topics.

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 Special priceThe Twenty-First Century Art Book

The Twenty-First Century Art Book

David Trigg, Eliza Williams, Jonathan Griffin

An accessible A-Z guide to best contemporary art made since 2000

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 Special priceRetro Paris: The Way We Were

Retro Paris: The Way We Were

Gary Chapman

Take a walk back in time with this collection of amazingly evocative photographs of one of the great cities in the world. Retro Paris is a collection of historical images from the Mary Evans Photo Library...

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The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences

The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences

Professor David Cannadine

From an acclaimed historian, an account of human solidarity throughout the ages, provocatively arguing against the received wisdom that history is best understood as a chronicle of groups in conflict by examining six categories of...

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 Special priceRembrandt

Rembrandt

Tancred Borenius, Walter Liedtke

A sumptuous new collector's edition of the work of Rembrandt.

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 Special priceImpressive: How to Have a Stylish Career

Impressive: How to Have a Stylish Career

Kirstie Clements

How do you get your dream job? How do you shine once you have landed it? How do you ask for a pay rise? And, equally importantly, what do you wear to achieve all three? Kirstie Clements, former editor-in-chief of Vogue,...

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Empress Dowager CIXI: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Empress Dowager CIXI: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Jung Chang

Describes how Empress Dowager Cixi - the most important woman in Chinese history - brought a medieval empire into the modern age.

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 Special priceRoom: Inside Contemporary Interiors

Room: Inside Contemporary Interiors

Nacho Alegre, Aric Chen, Jon Otis

International survey of 100 of the world's best contemporary interior design projects, chosen by 10 design world leaders.

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 Special priceCadence

Cadence

Emma Ayres

In her provocative, intelligent, surprising and funny memoir Cadence, Emma cycles her way from England to Hong Kong with a violin she calls Aurelia strapped to her back. But it is also a journey through the keys, and the music...

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 Special priceGoing Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Lawrence Wright

National Book Award Finalist A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of...

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 Special priceFashionable

Fashionable

Barbara Cox

Fashionable takes a look at some of the most bizarrely beautiful and outlandish trends in clothing and ornament, from the medieval steeple headdress and the eighteenth-century dandies of the Macaroni Club, to the dangerously tight...

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 Special priceWhat Bird is That?

What Bird is That?

Neville W. Cayley, Terence Lindsey

The first edition of Neville W. Cayley's What Bird Is That? was published in 1931. Cayley's aim in creating this work was to make available a book that would encourage and help people to learn about and appreciate...

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 Special priceDiana Vreeland: An Illustrated Biography

Diana Vreeland: An Illustrated Biography

Eleanor Dwight

Diana Vreeland has been called the fashion editor of the twentieth century. An epic self-mythologizer, she had an incredible aura of glamour, a great eye, and a genius for life. This title includes more than 300 illustrations,...

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