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 Special price Read reviewThe Glad Shout

The Glad Shout

Alice Robinson

The Glad Shout is an extraordinary novel of rare depth and texture, by the acclaimed writer of Anchor Point, Alice Robinson. After a catastrophic storm destroys Melbourne, Isobel flees to higher ground with her husband and young...

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 Read reviewYellow Notebook: Diaries Volume One, 1978-1987

Yellow Notebook: Diaries Volume One, 1978-1987

Helen Garner

The private diaries of one of Australia's greatest living writers, the much loved, fearless and fierce Helen Garner.

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Growing Up Queer in Australia

Growing Up Queer in Australia

Benjamin Law

Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity.

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 Special priceThe Body: A Guide for Occupants

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

Eagerly awaited, must-read new science book from the UK's bestselling non-fiction writer. Bryson is the prize-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Road to Little Dribbling

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 Special priceThe Wife and the Widow

The Wife and the Widow

Christian White

Brilliant and beguiling, The Wife and The Widow takes you to a cliff edge and asks the question: how well do we really know the people we love?

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 Read reviewWomen of Note: A Century of Australian Composers

Women of Note: A Century of Australian Composers

Various Artists

This compilation is a fascinating journey through the history of Australian composition, highlighting just how much of that history has been written by women.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Testaments

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?

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 Read reviewThe Dutch House

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

A masterpiece from the Orange Prize-winning, New York Times number one bestselling author of Commonwealth and Bel Canto: a story of love, family, sacrifice, and the power of place

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 Read reviewFinding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

Thomas Mayor

An important and unique book that takes us into the lives of Indigenous people today, and offers constructive ideas about how we can live together, moving beyond the injustices of the past.

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 Special priceAgent Running in the Field

Agent Running in the Field

John le Carré

The greatest chronicler of the age turns his incisive gaze to the tumultuous present in this superb new thriller.

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 Read reviewLunch at 10 Pomegranate Street

Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street

Felicita Sala

Written and magnificently illustrated by Felicita Sala, this glorious celebration of community is filled with recipes from all over the world and simple instructions perfect for young chefs

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 Read reviewFurious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Casey Cep

The stunning true story of an Alabama serial killer, and the trial that obsessed the author of To Kill a Mockingbird in the years after the publication of her classic novel - a complicated and difficult time in her life...

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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals

Sami Bayly

Marvel as you enter the fascinating hidden world of ugly animals in this encyclopaedia of the animal kingdom's most unusual and beauty-challenged species. It's time for ugly animals to shine!

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Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why

Archie Roach

The companion album to his memoir Tell Me Why re-imagines 11 songs that have defined Archie Roach's extraordinary career, together with two songs that were penned but never recorded, two songs of early-influence, and three...

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The Painted Ponies

The Painted Ponies

Alison Lester

A little girl whose family runs a travelling show falls in love with some wild ponies...but what will she do when she realises they long to be set free?

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

Bianca Nogrady, Lisa Harvey-Smith

This ninth edition of The Best Australian Science Writing showcases the most powerful, colourful, insightful and brilliant news, feature, essay and poetry writing from Australian writers and scientists. It roams the length and...

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 Read reviewThe Anarchy

The Anarchy

William Dalrymple

In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.

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 Special priceExplore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing!

Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing!

Tim Flannery, Sam Caldwell

The first book for children from renowned author and scientist Professor Tim Flannery, exploring the world's weirdest and most fascinating animals in all their bizarre glory!

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Boy Swallows Universe (Limited Gift Edition)

Boy Swallows Universe (Limited Gift Edition)

Trent Dalton

Limited hardback gift edition of the bestselling novel that has taken Australia, and the world, by storm.

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 Special pricePeace

Peace

Garry Disher

A must-read Australian rural crime novel, written by one of the masters of the genre.

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Robert Macfarlane

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet's past and future.

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 Read reviewToo Much Lip

Too Much Lip

Melissa Lucashenko

Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019. A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby.

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Readings Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 Pieces)

Readings Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 Pieces)

Readings

Love books? Love puzzles? How would you like a book puzzle? Exclusive to Readings, this 1000 piece puzzle depicts bookshelves filled with some wonderful Australian literature.

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