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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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 Special priceMouth 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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 Special priceDigital 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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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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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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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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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

A brilliant, idiosyncratic collection of introductions and afterwords (plus some liner notes) by New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon -- one of contemporary literature's most gifted prose...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Special priceNobody'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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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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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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Gene Eating

Gene Eating

Dr Giles Yeo

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

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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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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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 Special priceBecoming

Becoming

Michelle Obama

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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