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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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