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Dear Reader

Dear Reader

Mary O'Connell

A fabulous, sharply funny and heartbreaking love letter to Wuthering Heights and books, Dear Reader is about finding your people - on the page and in the world.And in this case those are the people who love reading,...

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Scorched Earth: Australia's Secret Plan for Total War Under Japanese Invasion in World War Two

Scorched Earth: Australia’s Secret Plan for Total War Under Japanese Invasion in World War Two

Sue Rosen

Hidden for 75 years, the top secret government documents outlining preparations for the event of a Japanese invasion of Australia in 1942 have finally been discovered. They reveal an extraordinarily comprehensive plan to thwart...

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The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams

The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World’s Greatest Teams

Sam Walker

Drawing on original interviews with athletes from two dozen countries as well as coaches, managers and others skilled at building teams, the author attempts to answer questions such as: Are great captains made or born? Why do so...

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The Clever Guts Diet

The Clever Guts Diet

Michael Mosley

The definitive book on the newest frontier in science, health and diet. Loaded with facts and examples but, above all a practical guide for anyone who wants to fine-tune their body by revolutionising the workings of their gut.<br...

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Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment

Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment

Jenny Valentish

Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Her travels around Australia take her to treatment facilities and AA groups. Mining the expertise of leading...

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The Courage to be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness

The Courage to be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness

Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga

Released for the first time in the English language, the Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons needed to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness.

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Beyond Veiled Cliches: The Real Lives of Arab Women

Beyond Veiled Cliches: The Real Lives of Arab Women

Amal Awad

Amal Awad spoke with women in the Arab world and Arab Australian women to discover what their lives are really like. The breadth, variety and beauty of what she discovered will surprise you.

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Miller And Max: George Miller and the Making of a Film Legend

Miller And Max: George Miller and the Making of a Film Legend

Luke Buckmaster

Miller and Max is the story of two heroes. One, a leather jacket-clad road warrior whose adventures in a dystopian future have made an indelible imprint on global popular culture. The other, the artist who created him: a...

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Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands

Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands

Stuart Hall

With great insight, compassion, and wit Stuart Hall (1932-2014) tells how his experiences-from growing up in colonial Jamaica and attending Oxford to participating in the thorny politics of 1950s and 1960s Britain-shaped his...

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Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

Louise Milligan

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has brought to light horrific stories. Questions about what the Cardinal George Pell knew, and when, have persisted. Cardinal uncovers uncomfortable truths about a...

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Tour de Oz

Tour de Oz

Bret Harris

Four years before the inaugural Tour de France, four cyclists known as 'Overlanders' set out on a race around Australia.On 24 November 1896 a wiry and wily bushman named Arthur Richardson left Coolgardie for Adelaide...

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Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment

Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment

Yanis Varoufakis

This explosive, headline-making memoir from the world's most controversial economist will blow the lid on the secret dealings of the EU

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The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Helps Your Child and Teen to Flourish

The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Helps Your Child and Teen to Flourish

Dr. Lea Waters

This game-changing book reveals the extraordinary results of focusing on our children's strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. By showing us how to throw the ‘strength switch', Dr Lea Waters...

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Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Kate Raworth

Identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot. This book deconstructs the character of Rational economic man and explains what...

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The Australian Bird Guide

The Australian Bird Guide

Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke, Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack

The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated field guide to Australia's unique birdlife.

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 Special price Read reviewDepends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables

Depends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables

John Safran

No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the...

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The essential universe, from a celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.

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Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

Garry Kasparov, Mig Greengard

Garry Kasparov gives his first public account of his landmark 1997 chess match with the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue, and explains why, twenty years later, he's become convinced that artificial intelligence is good for humans.

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