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Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

Agnes Poirier

A captivating portrait of those who lived, loved, fought, played and flourished in Paris between 1940 and 1950 and whose intellectual and artistic output still influences us today.

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Constellations: Reflections From Life

Constellations: Reflections From Life

Sinead Gleeson

An extraordinarily intimate memoir in a series of bodily encounters that have made Sinead Gleeson the woman and the writer she is today.

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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Bill McKibben

The most urgent call-to-arms yet for us to solve climate change, from one of the world's most influential and respected environmental advocates

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Walking: One Step at a Time

Walking: One Step at a Time

Erling Kagge

From the Norwegian explorer, a breathtakingly beautiful, quietly life-changing celebration of walking.

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 Special priceAustralia Day

Australia Day

Stan Grant

As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day.  

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Wordy

Wordy

Simon Schama

A wide-ranging collection of essays written by the award-winning writer and historian over his forty-year career, chosen by the man himself.

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Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

Mary Norris

The Comma Queen returns with a fun, witty and wise romp through language and the crystalline Greek coast.

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Raising Girls in the 21st Century

Raising Girls in the 21st Century

Steve Biddulph

The revised and updated edition of the bestselling parenting classic

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Extraordinary Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. The Ones Who Run Our World.

Extraordinary Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. The Ones Who Run Our World.

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small but mighty creatures who keep the world turning.

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Some Kids I Taught And What They Taught Me

Some Kids I Taught And What They Taught Me

Kate Clanchy

By telling the stories of some of the kids she's taught, as well as her own, Kate Clanchy (MBE) offers a candid, funny and moving insight into life in British schools today.

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The Good Immigrant USA

The Good Immigrant USA

Nikesh Shukla, Chimene Suleyman

The Good Immigrant USA is a collection of twenty personal essays by writers and personalities exploring race, identity and culture, a follow up to the British Book Award nominated and crowdfunded publishing phenomenon, The Good...

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Thick: And Other Essays

Thick: And Other Essays

Tressie McMillan Cottom

In these eight ... explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom--award-winning professor and ... author of Lower Ed--embraces her ... role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all...

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Susanna De Vries

From Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning, to Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianist, to Stella Miles Franklin, who endowed our most celebrated literary prize, these are women who have made a difference. They are the women who...

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The Road Before Me Weeps: On the Refugee Route Through Europe

The Road Before Me Weeps: On the Refugee Route Through Europe

Nick Thorpe

A powerful and revealing firsthand account of the migrant and refugee experience on the overland route across Europe

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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum

Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum

Lee Smolin

Quantum physics has been, ever since its inception, the golden child of science. It is the basis of our understanding of everything from elemental particles to the behaviour of materials. Yet is has also been a troubled child,...

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Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon

Professor Maxwell’s Duplicitous Demon

Brian Clegg

The great conundrum that has taxed the finest minds in physics

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Biased

Biased

Jennifer Eberhardt

In Biased Jennifer Eberhardt draws on groundbreaking research to demonstrate that even without explicit racism, our unconscious biases powerfully shape our behaviour leading to racial disparities in all sectors of society.

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Incredible Journeys: Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation

Incredible Journeys: Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation

David Barrie

A book about animal navigation - how creatures, great and small, find their way and how brilliantly they manage without benefit of maps or instruments - and what lessons there are for human beings.

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The Dinosaurs Rediscovered: How a Scientific Revolution is Rewriting History

The Dinosaurs Rediscovered: How a Scientific Revolution is Rewriting History

Michael J. Benton

An expert palaeontologist reveals how our understanding of the dinosaurs has been transformed by huge strides in technology in the 21st century.

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Seven Big Australians: Adventures with Comic Actors

Seven Big Australians: Adventures with Comic Actors

Anne Pender

Anne Pender explores the lives and creative work of seven extraordinary performers who have brought joy and hilarity to generations of Australians through their memorable characters on stage and television, and in their potent...

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Silliness: A serious history

Silliness: A serious history

Peter Timms

Silliness is to be savoured. It exposes the cracks in our reasoning, raising a gleeful 2-finger salute to convention and common sense. In a world awash with stupidity and cruel politics, silliness is childish, anarchic,...

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What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

Nicci Gerrard

Dementia is an unmaking, a de-creation - an apocalypse of meaning. Since my father's slow-motion dying, and his actual death in November 2014, I have been much preoccupied with dementia- by those who have it, by those who look...

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Chaucer: A European Life

Chaucer: A European Life

Marion Turner

A groundbreaking biography that recreates the cosmopolitan world in which a wine merchant (TM)s son became one of the most celebrated of all English poets

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Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country

Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe’s Lost Country

Simon Winder

Following on from Danubia and the bestselling Germania, Lotharingia is the final instalment in Simon Winder's hilarious and informative personal exploration of European history.

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On Drinking

On Drinking

Charles Bukowski

The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some...

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The Little Virtues

The Little Virtues

Natalia Ginzburg

An extraordinary collection of 11 essays by Natalia Ginzburg, one of the most important Italian writers of the twentienth century. Originally published in the 1960s, Ginzburg's wisdom and poetically resonant style ensure these...

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Genesis: On the Deep Origin of Societies

Genesis: On the Deep Origin of Societies

Edward O. Wilson

Genesis is a pithy yet pathbreaking work of evolutionary theory filled with lyrical biological and humanistic observations

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The Long '68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

The Long ‘68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

Richard Vinen

The 'long 68' is a striking and original attempt, half a century on, to show how these events, which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies which are in practice now extraordinarily remote from...

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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of WWII's Most Dangerous Spy, Virginia Hall

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of WWII’s Most Dangerous Spy, Virginia Hall

Sonia Purnell

The incredible untold story of Virginia Hall, an American woman with a wooden leg who infiltrated Occupied France for the SOE and became the Gestapo's most wanted Allied spy, written by acclaimed biographer Sonia Purnell.

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Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard

Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard

Clare Carlisle

Soren Kierkegaard is one of the most passionate and challenging of all modern philosophers, and is often regarded as the founder of existentialism. Over about a decade in the 1840s and 1850s, writings poured from his pen pursuing...

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The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

Sisonke Msimang

An elegant and challenging portrait of the extraordinary, glamorous, complex and brutal revolutionary, Winnie Mandela

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Look Alive Out There: Essays

Look Alive Out There: Essays

Sloane Crosley

A brand-new collection of essays filled with hilarity, wit, and charm. The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity. A thin coat. More of a blazer, really.

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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

Mary Laura Philpott

One of 2019's Most Anticipated Books: BuzzFeed, Bustle, HelloGiggles, LitHub, She Reads Acclaimed essayist and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott presents a charmingly relatable and wise memoir-in-essays about what happened after she...

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A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland

A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland

DaMaris Hill

Contains biographical information about black women freedom fighters throughout the history of the United States, as well as poems inspired by the women discussed in the text.

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Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women's Rights - Then and Now

Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights - Then and Now

Helen Pankhurst

On the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, Helen Pankhurst - great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women's rights campaigner - charts how women's lives have changed over the last...

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The Power of Cute

The Power of Cute

Simon May

An exploration of cuteness and its immense hold on us, from emojis and fluffy puppies to its more uncanny, subversive expressions

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Wrote For Luck: Selected Lyrics

Wrote For Luck: Selected Lyrics

Shaun Ryder

Here, collected and edited for the first time, in trade and special editions, are his unforgettable lyrics with commentary by the man himself and an introduction by his literary collaborator, Luke Bainbridge. With...

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When Death Takes Something From You Give it Back

When Death Takes Something From You Give it Back

Naja Marie Aidt, Denise Newman

An unflinchingly raw and lyrical exploration of loss, poetry and love.

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The Tyranny of Metrics

The Tyranny of Metrics

Jerry Z. Muller

How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens business, medicine, education, government and the quality of our lives Today, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is...

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A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths

A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths

John Barton

A uniquely ambitious study of the Bible's creation: how it came to be written, how its contents were selected - and how it really relates to the religions that endorse it.

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Political Correctness Gone Mad?

Political Correctness Gone Mad?

Jordan B. Peterson, Stephen Fry, Michael Eric Dyson, Michelle Goldberg

Has political correctness gone too far?

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A Mother's Promise

A Mother’s Promise

Lee Barnett

Lee Barnett eluded the FBI for almost two decades after fleeing the US with her young daughter, eventually settling on the Sunshine Coast. Then, after eighteen years, her luck ran out.

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Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires

Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires

Tim Mackintosh-Smith

A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone

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How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Jenny Odell

Jaron Lanier meets John Muir in Jenny Odell's How to do Nothing, an action plan for political resistance to the attention economy.

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Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Danny Goldberg

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our time - and the only book written by someone who knew him.

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Kochie's 11-Step Money Plan for a Better Life

Kochie’s 11-Step Money Plan for a Better Life

David Koch

This is a no-nonsense guide to getting your financial life sorted in 11 easy steps, by one of Australia's most trusted media personalities.

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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Adam Higginbotham

The dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.

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Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Troy Bramston

A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister.

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Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War

Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War

Max Hastings

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER `His masterpiece' Antony Beevor, Spectator `A masterful performance' Sunday Times `By far the best book on the Vietnam War' Gerald Degroot, The Times, Book of the Year

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The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life

Katy Butler

A layperson's guide for positive end of life self care and advice --

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Humour

Humour

Terry Eagleton

A compelling guide to the fundamental place of humour and comedy within Western culture--by one of its greatest exponents

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The Human Network: How We're Connected and Why It Matters

The Human Network: How We’re Connected and Why It Matters

Matthew O. Jackson

Discover the landmark new big idea that is revolutionising our understanding of human interaction

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Figuring

Figuring

Maria Popova

A history of women who have changed our understanding of the universe, from the creator of Brain Pickings

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The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

David Spiegelhalter

How can statistics help us understand the world? Can we come to reliable conclusions when data is imperfect? How is statistics changing in the age of data science? Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific...

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Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell: New Revelations

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell: New Revelations

Louise Milligan

NEW REVELATIONS with new foreword by Tom Keneally.

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Three Birds Renovations: 400+ Renovation and Styling Secrets Revealed

Three Birds Renovations: 400+ Renovation and Styling Secrets Revealed

Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless, Lana Taylor

Australia's most fabulous renovators reveal their secrets! The Three Birds are best friends and busy mums who ditched their corporate careers to renovate houses, now with massive instagram and youtube followings for their design...

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The People vs The Banks

The People vs The Banks

Michael Roddan

The People vs The Banks reveals what happens when businesses put profit before punters, reward bad behaviour and assume they are beyond the law. The day of reckoning for liars and thieves in pin-striped suits has arrived. 

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The Third Pillar: The Revival of Community in a Polarised World

The Third Pillar: The Revival of Community in a Polarised World

Raghuram Rajan

From one of the most important economic thinkers of our time, a brilliant and far-seeing analysis of the current populist backlash against globalization and how revitalising community can save liberal market democracy.

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 Read reviewGrowing Up African in Australia

Growing Up African in Australia

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Magan Magan, Ahmed Yussuf

Welcome to African Australia. Compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, this anthology brings together the regions of Africa, and the African...

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Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Benjamin Dreyer

A witty, informative guide to writing from Random House's longtime copy chief and one of Twitter's leading language gurus--a twenty-first-century Elements of Style.

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See You in the Piazza: Places To Discover in Italy

See You in the Piazza: Places To Discover in Italy

Frances Mayes

Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine

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Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the Future

Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the Future

Alice Gorman

Turns the common perception of archaeology as an exploration of the ancient on its head. Alice Gorman's captivating inquiry into the most modern and daring of technologies spanning some 60 years takes the reader on a journey which...

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Democracy on the Road

Democracy on the Road

Ruchir Sharma

A deeply insightful book about the world's largest and most complex exercise in democracy. 

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Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?

Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?

Aaron Dignan

The way we work is broken. It takes forever to get anything done. Meetings and emails are incessant. Bureaucracy stifles talent and creativity. After decades of management theory and multiple waves of technological and societal...

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A Spanner in the Works: The Extraordinary Story of Alice Anderson and Australia s First All-Girl Garage

A Spanner in the Works: The Extraordinary Story of Alice Anderson and Australia s First All-Girl Garage

Loretta Smith

From the end of the Great War and into the 1920s, Alice Anderson was considered nothing less than a national treasure.

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Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism

Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism

Nadya Tolokonnikova

From artist, activist, and Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova, a guerilla guide to radical protest and joyful political resistance

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Women to the Front

Women to the Front

Heather Sheard, Ruth Lee

Australian Women Doctors of the First World War

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The Official Guide to the Election 2019: The Chaser Quarterly Issue 15

The Official Guide to the Election 2019: The Chaser Quarterly Issue 15

The Chaser

Move aside Antony Green. Get stuffed Chris Uhlmann. Think you know politics, Leigh Sales? With a Federal election due by May 2019, The Chaser provides a must-read guide to Australian politics, and how it works.

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Defeating the Ministers of Death

Defeating the Ministers of Death

David Isaacs

The compelling story of vaccination.

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Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age

Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age

Sue Armstrong

The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century - up there with climate change in its potential global impact. Sometime before 2020, the number of people over 65 worldwide...

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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

David Graeber

Back in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that by the century's end, technology would see us all working fifteen-hour weeks. But instead, something curious happened. Today, average working hours have not...

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The Baby

The Baby

Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston

A renowned French author asks fundamental questions about motherhood, gender roles and identity. A must read for fans of Rachel Cusk, Sheila Heti, Jenny Offill and Maggie Nelson

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Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing

Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing

Jill Blakeway

The first comprehensive look at the ground-breaking field of energy medicine and how it can be used to diagnose and treat illness, from one of the world's foremost practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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An Unconventional Wife: The Life of Julia Sorell Arnold

An Unconventional Wife: The Life of Julia Sorell Arnold

Mary Hoban

The page-turning biography of an Australian woman who refused to bend to the expectations of her husband and her time.

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The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can't Solve Black Problems

The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can’t Solve Black Problems

Sarah Maddison

A call for a radical restructuring of the relationship between black and white Australia.

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 Read reviewCity of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest

City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest

Sophie Cunningham

A rich and insightful collection of personal essays about life, death and our connection to the environment from bestselling Australian author Sophie Cunningham

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Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law

Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law

Preet Bharara

Multi-million-dollar fraud. Terrorism. Mafia criminality. Russian espionage. For eight years Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, successfully prosecuted some of the most high-profile...

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Australia's Vietnam: Myth vs history

Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs history

Mark Dapin

Why everything you think you know about Australia's Vietnam War is wrong

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Hell of a Time: An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War

Hell of a Time: An Australian Soldier’s Diary of the Great War

Philip Owen Ayton, Ross McMullin

One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI

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Teen Brain

Teen Brain

David Gillespie

From Australia's most trusted non-fiction researcher and author comes the book that every parent needs to read.

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Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair - Listening to the Nation

Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair - Listening to the Nation

Rebecca Huntley

In this vivid, grounded essay, Rebecca Huntley looks at the state of the nation and asks: what does social-democratic Australia want, and why?

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The Wisdom of Wolves: How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be More Human

The Wisdom of Wolves: How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be More Human

Elli H. Radinger

Sea Change is an intimate exploration of a young life lived on the edge of radical hope, change, and possibility in the 1960s in California.

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Mother: An Unconventional History

Mother: An Unconventional History

Sarah Knott

When acclaimed historian Sarah Knott became pregnant, she started looking for a history of motherhood - only to find that no such book exists. For centuries, historians have concerned themselves with wars and...

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The Night Dragon

The Night Dragon

Matthew Condon

The Night Dragon is the fifth volume in Matthew Condon's chronicle of Queensland crime and corruption in the 20th Century.    

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The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions

The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions

Carolyn Rasmussen

Explores the lives of Maurice Blackburn and Doris Hordern, who worked together as elected members of parliaments and community activists, influencing conscription laws, benefits for working men and women, atomic bomb tests, civil...

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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Caroline Criado Perez

She exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women's lives.

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Neruda: The Biography of a Poet

Neruda: The Biography of a Poet

Mark Eisner

and his tumultuous, even controversial, personal life-forming a single cohesive narrative of intimacy and breadth.The fascinating events of Neruda's life are interspersed with Eisner's thoughtful examinations of the poems, both as...

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Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Christina Thompson

`Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan `Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude

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Assembly

Assembly

Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri

Each year an eruption of leaderless social movements leaves external observers and activists perplexed. Why have the movements, which address the needs and desires of so many, not been able to achieve lasting change? In...

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Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds

Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds

Linda Geddes

Our ancestors constructed vast monuments like Stonehenge and Pyramids of Egypt and Central America to keep track of the sun and celebrate the annual cycle of death and rebirth.

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Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation

Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation

Roderick Beaton

Greece has been brought under repeated scrutiny during the financial crises that have convulsed the country since 2010. The worldwide coverage has shown up how poorly we understand modern Greece. We think we know ancient Greece,...

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Zealot: A Book About Cults

Zealot: A Book About Cults

Jo Thornely

Based on the popular Australian podcast ZEALOT, this is a comprehensive look at cults around the world and why people are drawn to them.

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Tired of Winning: A Chronicle of American Decline

Tired of Winning: A Chronicle of American Decline

Richard Cooke

Polarised, unequal, enraged and spiritually bereft, the American experiment, under Donald Trump, looks to be on the brink of failure. In this award-winning series of dispatches and essays, Richard Cooke explores US society before,...

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Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

Kate Brown

A chilling expose of the international effort to minimize the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl.  

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Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform

Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform

Marilyn Lake

In a bold argument, Marilyn Lake shows that race and reform were mutually supportive as Progressivism became the political logic of settler colonialism at the turn of the 20th century. She points to exchanges between American and...

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Choice Words: A Collection of Writing about Abortion

Choice Words: A Collection of Writing about Abortion

Louise Swinn

Choice Words: A Collection of Writing About Abortion is a cri de coeur, a passionate appeal, from writers, thinkers, musicians, actors, comedians, activists and political staffers, offering personal stories of abortion alongside...

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The Gendered Brain

The Gendered Brain

Gina Rippon

Do you have a female brain or a male brain? However, by exploring new, cutting-edge neuroscience, Rippon urges us to move beyond a binary view of our brains and instead to see these complex organs as highly individualised,...

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Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia

Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia

Tracey Thorn

An exploration of suburbia from music icon Tracey Thorn; singer-songwriter and Sunday Times bestselling author of Bedsit Disco Queen

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Daily Rituals: Women at Work

Daily Rituals: Women at Work

Mason Currey

From Vanessa Bell and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, here are over one hundred and forty female writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, poets, choreographers, and filmmakers on how they create and work.

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Nora Heysen: A Portrait

Nora Heysen: A Portrait

Anne-Louise Willoughby

Extensively researched by the author, Nora Heysen: A Portrait is the first biography of the artist, and it has been enthusiastically embraced by the Heysen family. 

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The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep

The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep

Guy Leschziner

A brilliant new narrative on sleep deprivation - its causes and effects - through the case studies of one of the world's leading experts.

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Blackout

Blackout

Matthew Warren

Blackout charts the disintegration of Australia's energy security, calls out what is holding us back, and plots the way for a brighter future.

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The Innocence of Memories

The Innocence of Memories

Orhan Pamuk

The Innocence of Memories is an important addition to the oeuvre of Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk. Comprised of the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Grant Gee from 2015 (by the same name), a transcript of the author...

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Present Tense: A Radiohead Compendium

Present Tense: A Radiohead Compendium

Barney Hoskyns

A Rock's Backpages anthology of Radiohead, the most radical and fascinating rock band in modern music history, edited and introduced by Barney Hoskyns.

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Granta 146: The Politics of Feeling

Granta 146: The Politics of Feeling

Sigrid Rausing

When people predicate their politics only on what they feel and can no longer be swayed by expertise, reason or facts, what results would seem the most unfeeling sort of politics. Rage, resentment, hysteria, guilt, shame, all...

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Democracy Hacked

Democracy Hacked

Martin Moore

This book shows how hackers are gaming democracy, why they can do it, and what we need to do to save democracy for the digital age. 

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Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Stefan Zweig (Author), Eden Paul (Translator), Cedar Paul (Translator)

Mary Stuart Queen of Scots, Queen of France and a claimant to the throne of England, was condemned for treason and executed at the age of forty-four. A potential threat to the stability of the English Crown, she was held captive...

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 Read reviewFrom Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting

From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting

Judith Brett

Lively and inspiring, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage is a landmark account of the character of Australian democracy by the celebrated historian Judith Brett, the prize-winning biographer of Alfred Deakin.  

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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Anand Giridharadas

In this insider's investigation of the global elite's efforts to 'change the world', Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they...

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In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy

In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy

Frederic Martel, Shaun Whiteside

In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive...

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

Shoshana Zuboff

'Many adjectives could be used to describe Shoshana Zuboff's latest book: groundbreaking, magisterial, alarming, alarmist, preposterous. One will do: unmissable.' - Financial Times'From the very first page I was...

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Amplifications: Poetic Migration, Auditory Memory

Amplifications: Poetic Migration, Auditory Memory

Paul Carter

A personal narrative to sound written by one of the top figures in sound studies and that outlines a new way of thinking about migratory poetics --

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History Day by Day: 366 Voices from the Past

History Day by Day: 366 Voices from the Past

Peter Furtado

A vivid, day-by-day perspective on 2,500 years of human history through the medium of 366 quotations.

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No Apologies

No Apologies

Joanne Brookfield

Joanne Brookfield has spent two decades working in the world of comedy, as both a journalist and a stand-up comedian. Over coffee, wine, laughter and tears, she's talked with the women of comedy about every aspect of their lives,...

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How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States

How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States

Daniel Immerwahr

For a country that has always denied having dreams of empire, the United States owns a lot of overseas territory. The birth control pill, chemotherapy, plastic, Godzilla, the Beatles, the name America itself - you can't understand...

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Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

Yasha Levine

An explosive, revisionist history of the dark past, and darker present of the internet.

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Questions I Am Asked about the Holocaust

Questions I Am Asked about the Holocaust

Hedi Fried, Alice Olsson

One of the few remaining living Holocaust survivors answers the questions children ask her

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Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin

Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin

Andrea Dworkin, Johanna Fateman, Amy Scholder, Chris Kraus

Selections from the work of radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin, famous for her antipornography stance and role in the feminist sex wars of the 1980s.

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Monitored: Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data

Monitored: Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data

Peter Bloom

The corporate world is watching us, but why does no one watch them?

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Practice: Journalism, Essays and Criticism

Practice: Journalism, Essays and Criticism

Guy Rundle

Known for his wild wit and irreverent commentary, Guy Rundle is one of Australia's sharpest and most entertaining minds.Practice distils his best writing on politics, culture, class and more. In it, Rundle roves the...

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 Read reviewWitches: What Women Do Together

Witches: What Women Do Together

Sam George-Allen

An exploration of the work women do together.   

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It's Not About the Burqa

It’s Not About the Burqa

Mariam Khan

When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter?

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We Need to Talk About Putin: How the West Gets Him Wrong

We Need to Talk About Putin: How the West Gets Him Wrong

Mark Galeotti

Who is the real Vladimir Putin? What does he want? And what will he do next?  

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The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

David Wallace-Wells

A cinematic, propulsive and frightening climate tour of our near future - coming much faster than you think.

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 Read reviewUnlike the Heart: A Memoir of Brain and Mind

Unlike the Heart: A Memoir of Brain and Mind

Nicola Redhouse

After the birth of her first child, Nicola Redhouse experiences an unrelenting anxiety that quickly overwhelms her. Her immense love for her child can't protect her from the dread that prevents her leaving the house, opening the...

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Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story

Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story

Kate Legge

Award-winning journalist Kate Legge tells the remarkable story behind the creation of the Cradle Mountain sanctuary through the characters at its heart.  

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Beautiful Country Burn Again: Trump's Rise to Power, and the State of the Country that Voted for Him

Beautiful Country Burn Again: Trump’s Rise to Power, and the State of the Country that Voted for Him

Ben Fountain

A timely, interrogative, passionate but even-handed exploration of the state of US politics, from the New York Times bestselling author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

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The Intelligence Trap

The Intelligence Trap

David Robson

An eye-opening examination of the stupid things smart people do-and how to cultivate skills to protect ourselves from error.

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The Traveller's Guide to Classical Philosophy

The Traveller’s Guide to Classical Philosophy

John Gaskin

A primer for anyone interested in the foundation of Western thought and a companion for visitors to Greek and Roman sites. It unfolds the thinking about nature, life, death and other worlds that informed the culture and society of...

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Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations

Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations

Toni Morrison

A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time.

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Paper Emperors: The Rise of Australia's Newspaper Empires

Paper Emperors: The Rise of Australia’s Newspaper Empires

Sally Young

Reveals who owned Australia's newspapers and how they used them to wield political power. A corporate and political history of Australian newspapers spanning 140 years, this book explains how Australia's media system came to be...

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This Young Monster

This Young Monster

Charlie Fox

This Young Monster is a hallucinatory celebration of artists who raise hell, transform their bodies, anger their elders .

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Notes to Self

Notes to Self

Emilie Pine

'I am afraid of being the disruptive woman. And of not being disruptive enough. I am afraid. But I am doing it anyway.' In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speaks powerfully from her painful personal experience - on the...

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Growing Up Muslim in Australia: Coming of Age

Growing Up Muslim in Australia: Coming of Age

Demet Divaroren, Amra Pajalic

Muslim people in Australia come from over seventy countries and represent a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences. Yet we are constantly bombarded by media stories feeding one negative stereotype. What is it really...

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A Short History of Brexit: From Brentry to Backstop

A Short History of Brexit: From Brentry to Backstop

Kevin O'Rourke

After all the debates, manoeuvrings, recriminations and exaltations, Brexit is upon us. But, as Kevin O'Rourke writes, Brexit did not emerge out of nowhere- it is the culmination of events that have been under way for decades and...

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Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

Louise Milligan

George Pell portrayed himself as the first man in the Australian Catholic Church to tackle sexual abuse. But questions about what he knew and when have persisted. He is now the under police investigation. Louise Milligan has...

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Bolder

Bolder

Carl Honore

Bestselling author of In Praise of Slow investigates one of the last taboos - ageing - and the 'age inappropriate' revolution that is taking place across the globe.

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The Seventies: The Personal, the Political and the Making of Modern Australia

The Seventies: The Personal, the Political and the Making of Modern Australia

Michelle Arrow

The Seventies was the decade that shaped modern Australia. In a lively and engaging style, Michelle Arrow has written a new history of this transformative decade; one that is more urgent, and more resonant, than ever.

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Last Days in Old Europe

Last Days in Old Europe

Richard Bassett

Part memoir, part reflection, this book brings to life central Europe during the last ten years of the Cold War. It begins in Trieste in 1979 where the embers of the Habsburg Empire still burnt brightly, and then moves to the...

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Kosciuszko: A Search for Young Australia

Kosciuszko: A Search for Young Australia

Nick Brodie

The disappearance of two young skiers on Mount Kosciuszko in 1928 is the jumping-off point for a history of Australia between the wars, in Kosciuszko: A Search For Young Australia

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Leading Lines

Leading Lines

Lucinda Holdforth

How to make speeches that seize the moment, advance your cause and lead the way.

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Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga

Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga

Todd Alexander

Once I was the poster boy for corporate success, but now I'm crashing through the bush in a storm in search of a missing pig. How the hell did we end up here? Todd and Jeff have had enough of the city. Sick of the...

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How to Lose a Country

How to Lose a Country

Ece Temelkuran

An urgent call to action from one of Europe's most well-regarded political thinkers. How to Lose a Country: The Seven Warning Signs of Rising Populism is a field guide to spotting the insidious patterns and mechanisms of the...

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The Beauty of Everyday Things

The Beauty of Everyday Things

Soetsu Yanagi, Michael Brase

The daily lives of ordinary people are replete with objects, common things used in commonplace settings. These objects are our constant companions in life. As such, writes Soetsu Yanagi, they should be made with care and built to...

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The Demon in the Machine

The Demon in the Machine

Paul Davies

How does life create order from chaos? And just what is life, anyway? Leading physicist Paul Davies argues that to find the answers, we must first answer a deeper question -- 'What is information?' To understand the...

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The Unwinding of the Miracle

The Unwinding of the Miracle

Julie Yip-Williams

Motherhood, marriage, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, grief, jealousy, anger, comfort, pain, disease - this is a book about a life lived well and cut cruelly short. With glorious humour, bracing honesty and the cleansing power...

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The Art of Life Admin: How to Do Less, Do It Better, and Live More

The Art of Life Admin: How to Do Less, Do It Better, and Live More

Elizabeth Emens

Every day, an unseen form of labour creeps into our lives, stealing precious moments of free time, placing a strain on our schedules, our relationships and our sanity, and recouping neither appreciation nor compensation in...

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Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology

Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology

Cal Newport

Most of us know that addiction to digital tools is costing us both productivity and peace. But giving them up completely isn't realistic. We're addicted to texting, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter not because we're stupid or...

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Quitting Plastic: Easy and Practical Ways to Cut Down the Plastic in Your Life

Quitting Plastic: Easy and Practical Ways to Cut Down the Plastic in Your Life

Clara Williams Roldan, Louise Williams

'A great guide to the many things you can do to reduce your plastic footprint.' - Craig Reucassel, ABC TV's War on Waste Where do you start if you want to reduce the plastic in your life? Especially when most of us are...

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Whole: Down-to-earth Plant-based Wholefood Recipes

Whole: Down-to-earth Plant-based Wholefood Recipes

Harriet Birrell

Harriet's down-to-earth approach to cooking and a simple lifestyle inspired this beautiful book brimming with vibrant food and stunning photography by Nikole Ramsay. 

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Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros

Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros

Michael Chabon

In Bookends, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon offers a compilation of pieces about literature--age-old classics as well as his own--that presents a unique look into his literary origins and influences, the books that...

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Merchants of Truth: Inside the News Revolution

Merchants of Truth: Inside the News Revolution

Jill Abramson

Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times, is the gripping and definitive in-the-room account of the revolution that has swept the news industry over the last decade and reshaped our world.

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The Change Makers: 25 Leaders in Their Own Words

The Change Makers: 25 Leaders in Their Own Words

Shaun Carney

Now more than ever we need leaders who can be strong yet humble, bold and assertive when it counts but have the capacity to listen and learn, who can motivate and influence, and who can get the best out of those around them....

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Rupture: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Rupture: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Manuel Castells, Rosie Marteau

Trump, Brexit, the demise of traditional political parties in Europe: all these events show that the majority of citizens globally do not trust their political representatives and institutions. In this short book, Manuel Castells...

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Breaking Point: The Future of Australian Cities

Breaking Point: The Future of Australian Cities

Peter Seamer

In this timely critique of our nation's urban development and planning culture, Peter Seamer argues that vested interests often distort rational thinking on our cities. Looking to the future, he sets out cogent new strategies to...

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The Photographer at Sixteen

The Photographer at Sixteen

George Szirtes

A poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and excavates a shard of European history - a deeply honest, tender and yet unsentimental autobiographical journey.

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 Read reviewAccidental Feminists

Accidental Feminists

Jane Caro

Western women over fifty are a revolutionary generation. They are the first in history to have been in paid work for most of their lives. The power and freedom of this financial independence is unprecedented. But this financial...

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Origins: How The Earth Made Us

Origins: How The Earth Made Us

Lewis Dartnell

From Sunday Times bestselling author of The Knowledge, a book that takes us far back in time to the point where history becomes science, and that unpeels the layers of this history to reveal not how we made the earth, but that the...

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Talk of Treasure

Talk of Treasure

Jane Carswell

Jane Carswell began her working life at Pegasus Press shortly after its audacious publication of Janet Frame's novel Owls Do Cry, and years later she went on to write an award-winning memoir called Under the Huang Jiao Tree: Two...

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Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country

Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country

Ashley Hay, Julianne Schultz

Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country is a timely exploration of Australia's changing natural and built environments

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Paddington: A History

Paddington: A History

Greg Young

Provides a fresh and revealing perspective on this celebrated heritage suburb in Sydney - one of the largest and most intact Victorian enclaves in the world. Leading historians and specialists explore the makeup of Paddington's...

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LOVE! An Enthusiastic & Modern Perspective on Matters of the Heart

LOVE! An Enthusiastic & Modern Perspective on Matters of the Heart

Zoe Foster Blake

Most of us mosey between single, dating and committed in a half-rapturous, half-tortured loop for a large portion of our lives.There's no right or wrong when it comes to love, life and relationships. There are no rules...

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Nobody's Looking At You: Essays

Nobody’s Looking At You: Essays

Janet Malcolm

A brilliant and eclectic new essay collection from a master of the form

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Say Hello

Say Hello

Carly Findlay

A forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearancedue to a rare skin condition. Say hello to Carly.

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Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called 'Alien'

Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called ‘Alien’

Jeremy N. Smith

Hackers know everything about us. We know almost nothing about them. Until now.

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I Built No Schools in Kenya

I Built No Schools in Kenya

Kirsten Drysdale

I Built No Schools in Kenya is a travelogue-tragedy-farce about race, wealth, love, death, family, nationhood, sanity, benzodiazepines, monkeys and whisky.  

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Contesting Australian History

Contesting Australian History

Joy Damousi, Judith Smart

One of Australia's leading scholars and a highly distinguished professor of history, Marilyn Lake forged a career that spanned several decades across a number of universities. Her books have significantly advanced our...

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Happy Ever After: Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life

Happy Ever After: Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life

Paul Dolan

Get a good education, be successful, get married, have kids and look after your health. This is what we're told will make us happy. But what if these stories are doing more harm than good?In Happy Ever After,...

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The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer

The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer

Charles Graeber

Draws on the experiences of patients, physicians, and researchers to explain the revolutionary development of immunotherapy as a treatment for cancer and how that information is being harnessed to create more effective patient...

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Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

Clare Hunter

The Hare with Amber Eyes meets The History of the World in 100 Objects: an eloquent history of the language of sewing over centuries and across continents.

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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World

We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World

Malala Yousafzai

Five years on from the publication of her internationally bestselling memoir, We Are Displaced presents true stories of the refugee experience interwoven with Malala's own story of her displacement.  

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Influenza: The Quest to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

Influenza: The Quest to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

Jeremy Brown

Dr Jeremy Brown, America's highest medical authority on emergency care research, offers Australians some enlightening, entertaining and unnerving advice on the flu.

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The Human Tide

The Human Tide

Paul Morland

A dazzling new history of the modern world, as told through the remarkable story of population change.

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Conquering Fat Logic

Conquering Fat Logic

Nadja Hermann

Why do diets fail? Is it because of genetic disposition? A sluggish metabolism? An underactive thyroid? A behavioural psychologist reveals the truth about dieting, including how she lost over 50 kg in one year.

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The Revolution of Man: Rethinking What It Means to Be a Man

The Revolution of Man: Rethinking What It Means to Be a Man

Phil Barker

Journalist Phil Barker unpacks the myth of the 'Man Box' and Australian masculinity.

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Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Mary Robinson

Holding her first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would share the planet with more than nine billion people - people...

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A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger

A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger

Joshua Sperling

The first intellectual biography of the life and work of John Berger

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Gene Eating

Gene Eating

Dr Giles Yeo

The anti-diet diet book by University of Cambridge geneticist, Dr Giles Yeo.

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Betraying Big Brother Rise Of Chinas Feminist Resistance

Betraying Big Brother Rise Of Chinas Feminist Resistance

Leta Hong Fincher

On the eve of International Women's Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for 37 days. The Feminist Five became a global cause célèbre, with Hillary Clinton speaking out...

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Just Eat It

Just Eat It

Laura Thomas

The straight-talking guide to Intuitive Eating: how to develop a healthy, trusting relationship with food and your body

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Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny

Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny

Edward J. Watts

A new history of the Roman Republic and its collapse

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Calm the F**k Down

Calm the F**k Down

Sarah Knight

The latest no-f**ks-given guide from New York Times bestselling author of the international sensation The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, and You Do You.

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 Read reviewBeyond Words: A Year with Kenneth Cook

Beyond Words: A Year with Kenneth Cook

Jacqueline Kent

In 1985 Jacqueline Kent was content with her life. She had a satisfying career as a freelance book editor, and was emerging as a writer. Living and working alone, she relished her independence. But then she met Kenneth Cook,...

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Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

Lisa Appignanesi

A short, potent examination of the ways in which our sanity can become, suddenly, elusive, Everyday Madness is a deeply personal and brave account of subjects that resonate powerfully for so many of us.   

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 Special priceBecoming

Becoming

Michelle Obama

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

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