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 Special priceVargic's Curious Cosmic Compendium

Vargic’s Curious Cosmic Compendium

Martin Vargic

Discover the cosmos like you've never seen it before with internet sensation, Martin Vargic, at your side.

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 Special priceAmerica: Painting a Nation

America: Painting a Nation

Angela Miller, Chris McAuliffe

Spectacular landscapes, epic stories and diverse peoples feature in this expansive historical survey of American painting. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name Art Gallery of New South Wales 8 Nov 2013 -- 9...

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 Special priceWhy Bowie Matters

Why Bowie Matters

Will Brooker

A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life's work and journey, and why he will...

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 Special priceNGV Triennial 2017

NGV Triennial 2017

Ewan McEoin

Featuring more than 100 artists and designers from thirty-two countries, NGV Triennial 2017 surveys the world's best art and design.

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The World Broke in Two

The World Broke in Two

Bill Goldstein

Based on original research, The World Broke in Two captures both the literary breakthroughs and the intense personal dramas of these beloved writers as they strive for greatness.

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Francis I: The Maker of Modern France

Francis I: The Maker of Modern France

Leonie Frieda

The bestselling author of Catherine de Medici turns to Francis I, the king who transformed France into a great nation.

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh

Carl Zimmer

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society - a force set to...

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 Special pricePop to Popism

Pop to Popism

Wayne Tunnicliffe, Anneke Jaspers

From the emergence of pop art in the 1950s through to its reinvented forms in the 1980s, this book explores the dynamic engagement of art with popular culture.

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 Special priceThe Art of Love: The Romantic and Explosive Stories Behind Art's Greatest Couples

The Art of Love: The Romantic and Explosive Stories Behind Art’s Greatest Couples

Kate Bryan, Asli Yazan

The Art of Love tells the stories of the most fascinating couples of the art world, exploring the passionate, challenging and loving relationships behind some of the world's greatest works of art.

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 Special priceEating Italy: A Chef's Culinary Adventure

Eating Italy: A Chef’s Culinary Adventure

David Joachim, Jeff Michaud

Both a travel narrative and cookbook filled with delicious Italian recipes, readers will enjoy Eating Italy and end up a better cook, growing alongside chef Jeff Michaud as he describes his travels throughout Italy and its food.

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 Special pricePhilosophy for Polar Explorers

Philosophy for Polar Explorers

Erling Kagge

For millennia exploration has been central to man's quest for meaning and knowledge. For when we set our sights on the horizons, we bring everything us around into focus.

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 Special price Read reviewMantel Pieces

Mantel Pieces

Hilary Mantel

A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of the Wolf Hall Trilogy.    

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 Special priceBlack & Decker: The Book of Home How-to (Updated 2nd Edition)

Black & Decker: The Book of Home How-to (Updated 2nd Edition)

Editors of Cool Springs Press

BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To Revised and Updated is the most complete and current home reference book available covering just about every home repair or improvement project imaginable in full color, step-by step...

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 Special priceGlimpses of Australian Birdlife

Glimpses of Australian Birdlife

Peter Slater, Sally Elmer, Raoul Slater

In Glimpses of Australian Birds, authors Peter Slater & Sally Elmer with Raoul Slater take us into the world of birds as they see it.To photograph this book, Raoul Slater spent days sitting in hides with primitive cameras or...

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Free Hand: New Typography Sketchbooks

Free Hand: New Typography Sketchbooks

Steven Heller, Lita Talarico

Steven Heller and Lita Talarico offer glimpses inside the personal sketchbooks of more than 70 designers and typographers

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The Pope Who Would Be King

The Pope Who Would Be King

David I Kertzer

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of the bloody revolution that stripped the pope of political power and signaled the birth of modern Europe.

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Imagine John Yoko

Imagine John Yoko

John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon's iconic, beloved song and illustrations by award-winning artist Jean Jullien, this poignant and timely picture book dares to imagine a world at peace. Imagine is being published in partnership...

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Eating from the Ground Up: Recipes for Simple, Perfect Vegetables

Eating from the Ground Up: Recipes for Simple, Perfect Vegetables

Alana Chernila, Johnny Autry

Vegetables keep secrets, and to prepare them well, we need to know how to coax those secrets out.

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 Special priceReef Life: An Underwater Memoir

Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir

Callum Roberts

A hugely affecting memoir by the world's leading coral reef scientist, revealing the thrill of diving and the vital science and story of these majestic reefs.

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 Special priceChernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Serhii Plokhy

A dramatic, minute-by-minute account of one of the most shattering events of the Cold War, from an award-winning writer and historian.   

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Heyday

Heyday

Ben Wilson

A global history of the 1850s, the ambitious, explosive, and tumultuous decade that revolutionized the modern world

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The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court

The Queen’s Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth’s Court

Anna Whitelock

Historian Anna Whitelock offers a revealing look at the Elizabethan court and the politics of intimacy, dramatically reconstructing the Queen's quarters and the women who patrolled them

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Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

Stephen Kotkin

Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history

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 Special priceAntiquity Matters

Antiquity Matters

Frederic Raphael

A sharp, often surprising, view of the classical world by a major classics scholar at Cambridge and author of The Glittering Prizes

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 Special price Read reviewBrilliant Ideas by Wonderful Women

Brilliant Ideas by Wonderful Women

Aitziber Lopez, Luciano Lozano

What do Monopoly, wifi and lifeboats have in common? They were all invented by women! Brilliant Ideas From Wonderful Women tells the inspiring stories of 14 women and their important inventions.

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Fresh India: 130 Quick, Easy, and Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day

Fresh India: 130 Quick, Easy, and Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day

Meera Sodha

Following her bestselling Made in India, Meera Sodha reveals a whole new side of Indian food that is fresh, delicious, and quick to make at home

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 Special pricePeter Pan

Peter Pan

Caryl Hart, Sarah Warburton

J. M. Barrie's beloved text is reimagined in this enchanting rhyming picture book by award-winning duo Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton.

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 Special priceVan Diemen's Land

Van Diemen’s Land

James Boyce

The iconic multi-award-winning history of colonial Tasmania in a beautifully illustrated hardcover edition, with a new foreword by Richard Flanagan

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 Special priceTwentieth-Century Classical Music: A Ladybird Expert Book

Twentieth-Century Classical Music: A Ladybird Expert Book

Fiona Maddocks

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Have You Eaten Grandma?

Have You Eaten Grandma?

Gyles Brandreth

In Have You Eaten Grandma? Gyles Brandreth waxes lyrical about the importance of language as, after all, it is what we use to define ourselves and, ultimately, is what makes us human.

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 Special priceUrban Arboreal: A Modern Glossary of City Trees

Urban Arboreal: A Modern Glossary of City Trees

Michael Jordan, Kelly Louise Judd

A selection of 70 urban-dwelling trees from across the world that celebrates the beauty and cultural importance of these botanical giants.

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Red Nile: A Biography of the World's Greatest River

Red Nile: A Biography of the World’s Greatest River

Robert Twigger

In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, award-winning author Robert Twigger weaves a Nile narrative like no other

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 Special priceThe Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs

The Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs

Nicholas Coleridge

A gossipy, scandalous and riveting memoir from the chairman of Condé Nast Britain.

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 Read reviewBetween Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Roberto Bolano, Ignacio Echevarria, Natasha Wimmer

The essays of Roberto Bolano in English at last.

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 Special priceThe Worm and the Bird

The Worm and the Bird

Coralie Bickford-Smith

An arresting, visually stunning story from the winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.

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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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 Special priceThe Accordionist

The Accordionist

Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds

When two Parisian women are shockingly murdered in their homes, the police suspect young accordionist Clement Vauquer, who was seen outside both of the apartments in question. But now Clement has disappeared from public view. His...

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 Special priceInside Vogue: My Diary Of Vogue's 100th Year

Inside Vogue: My Diary Of Vogue’s 100th Year

Alexandra Shulman

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 Special priceModern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the truth to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed. Equal parts romance and...

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 Special priceDr. Seuss's Horse Museum

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum

Andrew Joyner, Dr. Seuss

Based on a newly-discovered manuscript and sketches from Dr. Seuss, and brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner, this is a thoroughly Seussian exploration of 'art'.

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 Special priceAdventures on Earth

Adventures on Earth

Simon Tyler

Following on from the magnificent Adventures in Space, comes a compendium on a topic closer to home - our planet, the Earth. Learn about the highest and deepest, hottest and coldest places on Earth - travel to the extremes of our...

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 Special priceBig City Atlas

Big City Atlas

Maggie Li

Join Penguin as he travels through 28 of the most amazing cities in the world. Each city has its own spread including a map of the central district, showing sites, cultural information, hot spots and famous landmarks. Look out for...

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 Special priceLa Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.

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 Special price Read reviewQuichotte

Quichotte

Salman Rushdie

The epic new novel from the Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie - a playful inversion of Don Quixote set in contemporary America.

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 Special price Read reviewWarlight

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

A mesmerising new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient.

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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 priceSunday's Kitchen: Food and Living at Heide

Sunday’s Kitchen: Food and Living at Heide

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan, Stephanie Alexander

Sunday Reed was a passionate cook and gardener, who believed in home-grown produce, seasonal cooking and a communal table. 'Sunday's Kitchen' tells the story of food and living at the home of John and Sunday Reed, two of...

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 Special priceThis Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

This Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

Martin Hagglund

A serious and original philosopher explores the purpose of your life.

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 Special priceA Beer in the Loire

A Beer in the Loire

Tommy Barnes

An irresistible feast of humour and heart featuring colourful characters, a stunning location, and an inspiring collection of beer recipes

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Steven Pinker

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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 Special priceDesire: 100 of Literature's Sexiest Stories

Desire: 100 of Literature’s Sexiest Stories

Mariella Frostrup, Erotic Review

100 of literature's sexiest stories, selected and introduced by Mariella Frostrup and the Erotic Review.

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 Special priceSharp Suits: A Celebration of Men's Tailoring

Sharp Suits: A Celebration of Men’s Tailoring

Eric Musgrave

Clothes maketh the man. In Sharp Suits we examine the fascinating history and evolution of the modern suit from the late seventeenth century to date. From eighteenth-century bespoke to the mass industrialisation of the twentieth...

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 Special priceThe Anatomy of Treehouses

The Anatomy of Treehouses

Jane Field-Lewis

This beautiful book shows how the treehouse can be many things: from simple structures based on centuries-old woodworking skills to modern geodesic forms strung high up above the treeline. The book offers both visual inspiration...

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Feel Free: Essays

Feel Free: Essays

Zadie Smith

From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays.

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 Special priceArchitect: The Pritzker Prize Laureates in Their Own Words

Architect: The Pritzker Prize Laureates in Their Own Words

Ruth Peltason, Grace Ong Yan

In this completely revised and up-to-date edition, the world's most accomplished architects-Gehry, Pei, Meier, Nouvel, Piano, and 37 more-express their views on creativity, inspiration, and legacy in this visually stunning,...

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