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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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Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

David Armitage

A highly original history of the least understood and most intractable form of organised human aggression, from ancient Rome to our present conflict-ridden world.

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Slow Childhood: Notes On Thoughtful Parenting

Slow Childhood: Notes On Thoughtful Parenting

Helen Hayward

‘Helen Hayward's family have been blessed to have her as a wife and mother; now we as her readers are blessed to have her as our guide, confidante and explorer through the tumultuous, intensely familiar and yet entirely...

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Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living

Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living

Fumio Sasaki

'There's happiness in having less. If you are anything like how I used to be - miserable, constantly comparing yourself with others, or just believing your life sucks - I think you should try saying goodbye to some of your...

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Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life

Susan David

Every day we speak around 16,000 words - but the voice in our head creates thousands more. Thoughts such as 'I'm not spending enough time with my children' are taken as unshakable facts when it reality they are the judgemental...

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The One Cent Magenta

The One Cent Magenta

James Barron

When it was issued in 1856, it cost a penny. In 2014, this tiny square of faded red paper known as the one-cent magenta sold at Sotheby's for nearly $US9.5 million, the highest amount ever paid for a postage stamp at auction....

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 Special price Read reviewThe Pleasures of Leisure

The Pleasures of Leisure

Robert Dessaix

In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. We are working longer hours, consuming more than ever before; technology erodes the work-life...

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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant

Offers insights for dealing with hardships in our own lives and helping others in crisis. This title explores how yiu cn raise strong children, create resilient communities and workplaces, and find meaning, love and joy in our...

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In Search of Good Government: Great Expectations & Political Amnesia

In Search of Good Government: Great Expectations & Political Amnesia

Laura Tingle

With the politics of rage and resentment dominating many Western nations, including Australia, Laura Tingle's calm, perceptive analysis is more relevant than ever.

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Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene

Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene

Clive Hamilton

Humans have become so powerful that we are disrupting the functioning of the earth, to the point where scientists now consider we have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Clive Hamilton argues this forces us to...

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 Special priceFighting Hislam: Women, Faith and Sexism

Fighting Hislam: Women, Faith and Sexism

Susan Carland

Muslim women oppose sexism in their community in many ways- pray-in protests, feisty Tumblrs, demanding to enter mosques through the main entrance, teaching Islamic classes to women and girls, writing their own...

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The Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health

The Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health

Sharad P. Paul

Take charge of your health by understanding the connection between our evolutionary past and our future wellbeing with this practical guide to personalised health and nutrition-from distinguished physician Dr. Sharad Paul

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Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann

A masterpiece of narrative non-fiction, set around an American crime and the birth of the FBI, a thrilling investigative account of a forgotten moment in history.

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In the Land of Giants: Hunting Monsters in the Hindu Kush

In the Land of Giants: Hunting Monsters in the Hindu Kush

Gabi Martinez

Reminiscent of Into The Wild, In the Land of Giants goes in search of a charismatic, enigmatic adventurer who lost his life on a mysterious quest through one of the most hostile landscapes on earth.

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Sunshine State: Essays

Sunshine State: Essays

Sarah Gerard

Sunshine State offers a unique look at Florida, a state whose economically and environmentally imperiled culture serves as a lens through which we can examine some of the most pressing issues haunting our nation.

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

Charlie English

Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the...

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Bomber Boys: The Hair-Raising Adventures of a Group of Airmen Who Escaped the Japanese and Became the RAAF's Celebrated 18th Squadron

Bomber Boys: The Hair-Raising Adventures of a Group of Airmen Who Escaped the Japanese and Became the RAAF’s Celebrated 18th Squadron

Marianne Van Velzen

The unknown story of a unique RAAF squadron, its men and its mission to halt the Japanese advance in the Pacific.

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War: An Enquiry

War: An Enquiry

A. C. Grayling

A renowned philosopher challenges long-held views on just wars, ethical conduct during war, why wars occur, how they alter people and societies, and more

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Montmartre: Paris's Village of Art and Sin

Montmartre: Paris’s Village of Art and Sin

John Baxter

In the second portrait of his series Great Parisian Neighborhoods, award-winning raconteur John Baxter leads us on a whirlwind tour of Montmartre, the hill-top village that fired the greatest achievements of modern art while also...

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Bee Quest

Bee Quest

Dave Goulson

A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads the author from the Salisbury plains to the Sussex hedgerows, from Poland to Patagonia. Whether he is tracking yellow bumblebees in the Hebrides or chasing orchid bees through the...

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Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire

Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire

Carol Dyhouse

The story of female desire and fantasy, told through the cultural history of the heartthrob, from Byron to boy-bands. Feminists have commonly represented women as objects of the 'male gaze': this book looks at men through the eyes...

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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to a friend.

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 Read reviewUtopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling...

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Bad Choices: How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier

Bad Choices: How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier

Ali Almossawi

The wildly popular author of Bad Arguments returns with a funny, smart introduction to algorithms -- those perennially misunderstand, increasingly important problem-solving rules that can save you time and lead to better choices,...

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Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon

Jennifer Wright

Get Well Soon delivers the gruesome, morbid details of some of the worst plagues in human history, as well as stories of the heroic figures who fought to ease their suffering. With her signature mix of in-depth research and upbeat...

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 Special price Read reviewA Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

Bernadette Brennan

Helen Garner is one of Australia's most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the pursuit of her craft. But Garner also courts controversy, not least because she refuses to be constrained...

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Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

Charles Spence

Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three? Why are 27% of drinks bought on aeroplanes tomato juice? How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and...

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A Land Without Borders: My Journey Around East Jerusalem and the West Bank

A Land Without Borders: My Journey Around East Jerusalem and the West Bank

Nir Baram, Jessica Cohen

Accessible, insightful and beautifully written, A Land Without Borders provides an extraordinary window into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the region's current political and cultural climate

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Code Breakers: Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australia's Two Bletchley Parks

Code Breakers: Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australia’s Two Bletchley Parks

Craig Collie

The extraordinary untold story of the brilliant men and women who cracked the Japanese codes from Australia during World War II.

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The Greatest Story Ever Told...So Far

The Greatest Story Ever Told…So Far

Lawrence M. Krauss

New book by the bestselling author of A Universe From Nothing, award-winning physicist and public intellectual, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the scientific discoveries that see through the visible world and create...

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Irresistible: Why We Can't Stop Checking, Scrolling, Clicking and Watching

Irresistible: Why We Can’t Stop Checking, Scrolling, Clicking and Watching

Adam Alter

How many times have you checked your phone today? Why are messaging apps, email and social media so hard to resist? How come we always end up watching another episode?

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 Special priceThe Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors

David George Haskell

The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature's most magnificent networkers - trees.

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Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

Camille Paglia

From the fiery intellectual provocateur - and one of our most fearless advocates of gender equality - a brilliant, urgent essay collection that both celebrates modern feminism and challenges us to build an alliance of strong women...

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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen

Isabella of Castile: Europe’s First Great Queen

Giles Tremlett

A major biography of the queen who transformed Spain into a principal global power, and sponsored the voyage that would open the New World.

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Mindfulness for Mums and Dads: Proven Strategies for Calming Down and Connecting

Mindfulness for Mums and Dads: Proven Strategies for Calming Down and Connecting

Diana Korevaar

This is the book on the ground-breaking science of mindfulness that every parent needs by their side. This beautifully illustrated handbook contains 25 short lessons in being present, avoiding reactivity, and learning to connect...

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Fifty: Half a Century of Australian Dance Theatre

Fifty: Half a Century of Australian Dance Theatre

Maggie Tonkin

When Elizabeth Cameron Dalman founded Australian Dance Theatre in 1965, she set out to create a company that would be radical, daring and new. Maggie Tonkin explores ADT's fertile, fifty-year history through interviews and...

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How the Hell Did This Happen?: The US Election of 2016

How the Hell Did This Happen?: The US Election of 2016

P. J. O'Rourke

An essential take on the stranger-than-fiction 2016 presidential election from a quintessential voice on American politics and culture.

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Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942

Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942

Allan Gyngell

Everything Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the world outside and to respond effectively to it.

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The Destruction of Hillary Clinton

The Destruction of Hillary Clinton

Susan Bordo

The essential analysis of how and why Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election by acclaimed cultural critic and historian Susan Bordo

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Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

Peter Godfrey-Smith

What if intelligent life on Earth evolved not once, but twice? The octopus is the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien. What can we learn from the encounter?

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Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power

Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power

Howard W. French

From the former New York Times Asia correspondent and author of China's Second Continent, an incisive investigation of China's ideological development as it becomes an ever more aggressive player in regional and global...

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The Mighty West: the Bulldogs' Journey from Daydream Believers to Premiership Heroes

The Mighty West: the Bulldogs' Journey from Daydream Believers to Premiership Heroes

Kerrie Soraghan

In 2016 the Western Bulldogs stunned the AFL world by winning the Premiership - the club's first since 1954, and only its second ever. It was an unprecedented rise to success, capped by a stunning Grand Final victory that left...

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A Little History of Economics

A Little History of Economics

Niall Kishtainy

A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field

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Take Heart: A Story for Modern Stepfamilies

Take Heart: A Story for Modern Stepfamilies

Chloe Shorten

These days, families come in all shapes and sizes. Chloe Shorten tells of her own quest to create a new normal. Honest, sincere and warm hearted, this is a story of the modern household and explores the idea of who qualifies as 'a...

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Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz

Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini’s Colditz

Mark Felton

High in the Tuscan hills above Florence, the menacing Vincigliata Castle - a very special prisoner-of-war camp converted on Mussolini's personal orders - held thirteen of the most senior British and Commonwealth officers captured...

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Quarterly Essay 65: The White Queen - One Nation and the Politics of Race

Quarterly Essay 65: The White Queen - One Nation and the Politics of Race

David Marr

Most Australians despise what Pauline Hanson stands for, yet politics in this country is now orbiting around One Nation.

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The Dog's Last Walk

The Dog’s Last Walk

Howard Jacobson

Hilarious, heartbreaking, provocative and affecting - Howard Jacobson's irresistible journalism reveals the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist in all his humanity.

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The Art of Discarding: How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy

The Art of Discarding: How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy

Nagisa Tatsumi, Angus Turvill

The book that inspired Marie Kondo - and 2 million Japanese people to declutter their homes.

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Just Cool It

Just Cool It

David Suzuki, Ian Hanington

A resounding post-Paris Agreement wake-up call about the urgency of the climate crisis that offers a range of practical solutions - and above all, hope.Climate change is the most important crisis humanity has faced,...

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Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian Military

Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian Military

Mark Dapin

Acclaimed journalist, novelist and military historian Mark Dapin tells the personal, often extraordinary stories of Australia's Jewish servicemen and women. Over 7000 Jews from Australia - and overseas - have fought in the...

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The Honest History Book

The Honest History Book

David Stephens, Alison Broinowski

In Australia's rush to commemorate all things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar of Australia's history and identity?The passionate historians of the Honest History group argue...

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Prince A to Z: The Life of an Icon from Alphabet Street to Jay Z

Prince A to Z: The Life of an Icon from Alphabet Street to Jay Z

Steve Wide, Alice Oehr

Shares facts about the iconic rock star, including his influence on fashion, his collaborations with other artists, and his lasting legacy.

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Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis.

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China Matters: Getting it Right for Australia

China Matters: Getting it Right for Australia

Bates Gill, Linda Jakobson

Australia and China face a new era, but are we ready?

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 Read reviewNo Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson

No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson

Jeff Sparrow

Vocalist. Actor. Athlete. Agitator. Icon. Martyr.

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 Read reviewThey Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

Michael Green, Angelica Neville, André Dao, Dana Affleck, Sienna Merope

Revealing, moving and confronting accounts of the reality of life in mandatory detention by those who've experienced it.

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 Special priceFirst, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety

Sarah Wilson

The world's foremost writer on the dangers of sugar discovers the hidden value and advantages of being an anxious person.

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Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

Mark Kurlansky

A city of tropical heat, sweat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence - a city that always surprises - Havana is brought to pulsing life by New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansk

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Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal

Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal

George Megalogenis

What has gone wrong with our politics? And what does our government need to do so that Australia is not globalisation's next victim? Balancing Act is a passionate look at the politics of change and renewal, and a bold call for...

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Timothy Snyder

In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people and established rule by an elite with a monopoly on...

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 Read reviewThe Rules Do Not Apply

The Rules Do Not Apply

Ariel Levy

The new book by New Yorker journalist and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy.

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The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

Anders Rydell, Henning Koch

For readers of The Monuments Men and The Hare with Amber Eyes, the story of the Nazis' systematic pillaging of Europe's libraries, and the small team of heroic librarians now working to return the stolen books to their rightful...

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Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope - Voices from the Women's March

Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope - Voices from the Women’s March

Artisan Publishing

A striking collection of 300 of the most inspiring, provocative, humorous, and hopeful signs from the Women's March on Washington and sister marches across the globe

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Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Jonathan Chait

An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America's best and most accomplished presidents.

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Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love

Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love

Emily Witt

'What is the story we're telling ourselves?' A funny, fresh, and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman.

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High Notes: Selected Writings of Gay Talese

High Notes: Selected Writings of Gay Talese

Gay Talese

Selections from six decades of the illustrious career of Gay Talese, one of the most important nonfiction writers of our time, with an introduction by Lee Gutkind.

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Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

One of Silicon Valley's sharpest strategists shows that success doesn't demand longer, harder hours, it demands that you work less

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Into the Heart of Tasmania: A Search for Human Antiquity

Into the Heart of Tasmania: A Search for Human Antiquity

Rebe Taylor

In 1908 Ernest Westlake collected over 13,000 Aboriginal stone tools in Tasmania. He believed he had found the remnants of an extinct race whose culture was akin to the most ancient Stone Age Europeans. But Westlake unwittingly...

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Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

Bettany Hughes

A biography of one of the world's greatest cities - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul

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Peak: Reinventing Middle Age

Peak: Reinventing Middle Age

Patricia Edgar, Don Edgar

Society is changing faster than policies and attitudes are keeping up with. People are living longer, retiring from work later, and remaining active and valuable contributors to the community well into and beyond their 50s and...

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 Read reviewLast Words: The Hanging of Ronald Ryan

Last Words: The Hanging of Ronald Ryan

Barry Dickins

From acclaimed playwright and writer Barry Dickins, Last Words is the story of Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia. Fifty years after his death, questions remain unanswered. Ryan had been found guilty of murdering prison...

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Sex After Sixty: A French Guide to Loving Intimacy

Sex After Sixty: A French Guide to Loving Intimacy

Marie de Hennezel, Kate Bignold, Luisa Nitrato Izzo

In Sex After Sixty, Marie de Hennezel addresses the most taboo of subjects: the sexuality of seniors.

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The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World

Brad Stone

The world is changing right before our eyes. This great wave, sparked by smartphones and high speed internet, has really just started. It has minted not just a new set of winners and losers but turned San Francisco into an...

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The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry

The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry is 'something of an anachronism'. He began his life as the old times and the last of the old-time people were dying out, and continues to this day in the old ways: a team of work horses and a pencil are his preferred...

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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter

They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter

Wesley Lowery

A deeply reported book on the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, offering unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America, and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it In over a year of...

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Why I March: Images from the Women's March Around the World

Why I March: Images from the Women’s March Around the World

On January 21st, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice. The Women's March began with one cause.

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Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the American Circus

Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the American Circus

Matt Taibbi

From the thwarted Bernie Sanders insurgency to the aimless Hillary Clinton campaign, across the wilting media coverage and the trampled legacy of Obama, this is the story of ordinary voters forced to bear witness to the whole...

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Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living

Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living

Manjula Martin

A collection of essays from today's most acclaimed authors--from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen--on the realities of making a living in the writing world --

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From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Daniel C. Dennett

One of America's foremost philosophers offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind.

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Why I am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto

Why I am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto

Jessa Crispin

A searing rejection of contemporary feminism and a bracing manifesto for revolution. Jessa Crispin, cultural critic and founder of Bookslut, offers a brilliant rejection of contemporary feminism - and demands something better.

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 Special price Read reviewStill Lucky

Still Lucky

Rebecca Huntley

At a time when politics seems increasingly negative and our society increasingly divided, Still Lucky shows that we are more fortunate than we think, and have more in common than we know.

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Return to Moscow

Return to Moscow

Tony Kevin

Forty-eight years ago, a young and apprehensive Tony Kevin set off with his family on his first diplomatic posting, to Moscow at the height of the Cold War. In the Russian winter of 2016 he returns alone, a private citizen aged...

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The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution

Robert Service

A riveting account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of our finest historians of Russia.

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9 Ways to a Resilient Child

9 Ways to a Resilient Child

Justin Coulson

The author of 21 Days to a Happier Family, Dr Justin Coulson, on raising kids who'll bounce back from adversity and challenging times. Have you ever watched your child give up too quickly and...

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 Read reviewThe Family

The Family

Chris Johnston, Rosie Jones

A powerful work of investigative journalism that reveals the legacy of a notorious cult.

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 Read reviewThe Case Against Fragrance

The Case Against Fragrance

Kate Grenville

A beautifully written, clear-eyed investigation of the science of scent and the power of the fragrance industry, from one of Australia's greatest writers.

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Lines in the Sand: Collected Journalism

Lines in the Sand: Collected Journalism

Adrian Gill

A collection of the very best recent journalism of A. A. Gill, 'by miles, the most brilliant journalist of our age' (Lynn Barber).

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Line of Fire

Line of Fire

Ian Townsend

The little known and intriguing WWII story of an eleven-year-old Australian schoolboy who was shot by the Japanese in Rabaul in 1942 as a suspected spy.It's hard to imagine this story as being part of our past, but in...

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Books for Living: A Reader's Guide to Life

Books for Living: A Reader’s Guide to Life

Will Schwalbe

Bestselling author Will Schwalbe's new book about books. An exploration of how reading guides us, comforts us and helps us make sense of the world and our place in it, through books as diverse as The Girl on the Train, The Little...

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Primo Levi's Resistance: Rebels and Collaborators in Occupied Italy

Primo Levi’s Resistance: Rebels and Collaborators in Occupied Italy

Sergio Luzzatto, Frederika Randall

No other Auschwitz survivor has been as literarily powerful as Primo Levi. Yet Levi was not only a victim or a witness. In the fall of 1943, at the very start of the Italian Resistance, he was a fighter, participating in the first...

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The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0

The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0

Michael Carr-Gregg, Elly Robinson

The phenomenal Australian bestseller - over 100,000 copies sold What do you do when your previously quiet, loving daughter becomes a restless, rebellious stranger who acts like a responsible adult one day and a rude, selfish brat...

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Override: My Quest to Discover the Truth About Brain Training and Rewire My Imperfect Mind

Override: My Quest to Discover the Truth About Brain Training and Rewire My Imperfect Mind

Caroline Williams (Lecturer in Political Theory, Queen Mary and Westfield College)

Can you really rewire an adult brain?In theory the answer is 'yes', but there's a problem: no one seems to know exactly how to do it.In Override, Caroline Williams sets off on a mission to find...

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Pets on Holiday: The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation, Activities and Cafes All Over Australia

Pets on Holiday: The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation, Activities and Cafes All Over Australia

Gareth Brock

It can be difficult to find pet-friendly places to enjoy a holiday in Australia. Enter Pets on Holiday: a handy, curated guide to Australia's most pet-inclusive destinations

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Breaking the Mould

Breaking the Mould

Angela Pippos

Sport is integral to Australian life and identity, and we're rightly proud of our sporting achievements. But less glorious is the fact that, when it comes to the games we play, half of the population doesn't get a look-in....

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 Read reviewHeart: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Important Organ

Heart: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Important Organ

Johannes Hinrich Von Borstel, David Shaw

The heart - we all have one, pumping away reliably in our chest, never stopping till the day we die. But few of us think much about this heroic organ until it starts to go wrong.

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Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant

Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant

Kyo Maclear

'Now when I hear birdsong, I feel an entry to that understory. When I am feeling too squeezed on the ground, exhausted by everything in my care, I look for a little sky. There are always birds flying back and forth, city birds...

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This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression

This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression

Daphne Merkin

This Close to Happy is the rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression, written from a woman's perspective and informed by an acute understanding of the implications of this disease over...

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A Perfidious Distortion of History: the Versailles Peace Treaty and the Success of the Nazis

A Perfidious Distortion of History: the Versailles Peace Treaty and the Success of the Nazis

Jurgen Tampke

A controversial work of revisionist history that rebuts the version of the Versailles Peace Treaty in the unleashing of WWII.

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Shakespeare And Company, Paris: A History

Shakespeare And Company, Paris: A History

Krista Halverson

A copiously illustrated account of the famed Paris bookstore on its 65th anniversaryThis first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated...

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The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables

The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables

David Bellos

The definitive biography of the world's most popular novel.

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 Read reviewTestosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Cordelia Fine

A landmark new book from Cordelia Fine, author of the hugely influential Delusions of Gender

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Letters to a Young Muslim

Letters to a Young Muslim

Omar Saif Ghobash

In a series of personal letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a...

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The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

Graeme Wood

A radical rethinking of what ISIS is and what it really wants From Graeme Wood, author of the explosive Atlantic cover story What ISIS Really Wants, comes the definitive book on the history, psychology, character, and aims of...

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A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama

A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama

Michael D'Antonio

In A Consequential President, Michael D'Antonio tallies Barack Obama's long record of achievement, both his major successes and less-noticed ones that nevertheless contribute to his legacy. Obama's greatest achievement came as he...

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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars

The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars

Dava Sobel

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science

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The Meaning of Michelle

The Meaning of Michelle

Veronica Chambers

Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what Michelle Obama means to our culture. The Meaning of...

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The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Elissa Epel, Suzanne Toren

A groundbreaking book on how to slow down the ageing process and lengthen life.

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Change How You Think and be Happier Now

Change How You Think and be Happier Now

Kate James

Full of insights and exercises that will help you feel more happy and in control, this is the perfect antidote to the stress and busyness of our times. Pep up your perspective, feel more positive and sharpen your focus on what's...

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Knowledge Courage Leadership: Insights & Reflections

Knowledge Courage Leadership: Insights & Reflections

Barry Jones

This collection of insights from Barry Jones includes new and updated reflections on the big issues and concerns locally, nationally and internationally.Understand more about the key immediate and long term issues and...

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Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

Becky Bond, Zack Exley

Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolution.

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 Read reviewConfabulations

Confabulations

John Berger

'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'.John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes...

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