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 Read reviewDamascus

Damascus

Christos Tsiolkas

In Damascus, Tsiolkas has written a masterpiece of imagination and transformation: an historical novel of immense power and an unflinching dissection of doubt and faith, tyranny and revolution, and cruelty and...

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Agent 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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An Underground Guide to Sewers

An Underground Guide to Sewers

Stephen Halliday, Peter Bazalgette

A global guide to sewers that celebrates the magnificently designed and engineered structures beneath the world's great cities.

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Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis

Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis

Emma Thompson, Jackie Morris, Jo McInnes

How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? We are facing a global emergency. Temperatures are rising. Mass species extinction has begun. The time for denial is over. It is time to act.

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Walks in Nature: Australia

Walks in Nature: Australia

Anna Carlile

Grab your walking shoes and hat, and make a beeline for the bush trails that crisscross and surround your city.

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 Special priceLove Is Strong as Death: Poems chosen by Paul Kelly

Love Is Strong as Death: Poems chosen by Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

A collection of more than 300 of Paul Kelly's favourite poems.

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Geoffrey Trousselot

A beautiful, moving story about a small Japanese cafe that offers its visitors the chance to travel back in time, to find an answer to the question: what would you change if you could go back?

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton

A beautifully illustrated and visionary New York Times bestseller that distils decades of professional experience into just four simple elements - and will set you free from recipes forever

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The Leaf Supply Guide to Creating Your Indoor Jungle

The Leaf Supply Guide to Creating Your Indoor Jungle

Lauren Camilleri, Sophia Kaplan

This book is a luxurious guide to creating the very densest of jungles in your living room. It's time to finally turn that thumb green.

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Fucking Good Manners

Fucking Good Manners

Simon Griffin

The author of Fucking Apostrophes takes on another of life's biggest irritations.

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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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Last Christmas

Last Christmas

Greg Wise, Emma Thompson

Actors, charity workers, singers and refugees share their memories of Christmases past and their hopes for future ones.   

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The 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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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

Anne Glenconner

The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as...

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.

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Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over

Alison Roman

Feeding friends - and feeding yourself - is an unfussy affair with social media superstar and newly minted New York Times columnist Alison Roman.

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The 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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The Overstory

The Overstory

Richard Powers

2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winnerShortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018, a wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe.'The best novel ever...

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 Special priceHow to Think about God: An Ancient Guide for Believers and Nonbelievers

How to Think about God: An Ancient Guide for Believers and Nonbelievers

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philip Freeman

A vivid and accessible new translation of Cicero's influential Stoic writings on the divine.

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 Special priceHow to Be a Leader: An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership

How to Be a Leader: An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership

Plutarch, Jeffrey Beneker

Timeless advice on how to be a successful leader in any field.

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