Non-Fiction 2013

 Read reviewDead Interviews: Living Writers Meet Dead Icons

Dead Interviews: Living Writers Meet Dead Icons

Dan Crowe

Veering from the intensely serious to the wildly silly, Dead Interviews grants writers the chance to sit down with their heroes and flex their cerebral muscles, or simply indulge in some bookish gossip with a...

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Recipes & Refuge: Stories of immigrants and refugees told through food

Recipes & Refuge: Stories of immigrants and refugees told through food

Chris Nguyen

These are stories of the everyday. About everyday people. Not everyday 'boat people', not everyday 'asylum seekers', not even everyday 'immigrants' or 'refugees' - just everyday 'people'. This book is a collection of extraordinary...

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Born in a Tent: How camping makes us Australian

Born in a Tent: How camping makes us Australian

Bill Garner

Born in a Tent takes the story from the campfire to the gas bottle, from a tarp slung on saplings to polymer tents and aluminium poles. It reveals how deeply our camping holidays connect us to the land, to the past, and to one...

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The Beatles - All These Years: Volume One: Tune In

The Beatles - All These Years: Volume One: Tune In

Mark Lewisohn

The first part of the definitive three-volume biography of the Beatles

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Autobiography

Autobiography

Morrissey

It has been said 'Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.'

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Slow Reading in a Hurried Age

Slow Reading in a Hurried Age

David Mikics

Reading, the author says, should not be drudgery, and not mere information-gathering or escape either, but a way to live life at a higher pitch. This is a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a more meaningful, satisfying...

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 Read reviewMoving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family

Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family

Gabrielle Carey

Two literary lives defined by storytelling and secrets As her mother Joan lies dying, Gabrielle Carey writes a letter to Joan's childhood friend, the reclusive novelist Randolph Stow. This letter sets in motion a literary...

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 Read reviewWhite Beech: The Rainforest Years

White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Dr. Germaine Greer

One bright day in December 2001, sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm, one of many in south-east Queensland that, after a century of...

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 Read reviewTwiggy

Twiggy

Andrew Burrell

Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest is the public face of Australia's once-in-a-life time mining boom. A swashbuckling entrepreneur in the finest West Australian tradition, Twiggy took on mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto at their own game --...

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Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Shaun Usher

Offers a collection of one hundred and twenty five of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70...

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 Read reviewThank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service

David Finkel

Suitable for bird-lovers, this book features humorous prose that reveals a man who loves words as well as birds.

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Out Of The Mountains: The Coming Age Of The Urban Guerrilla

Out Of The Mountains: The Coming Age Of The Urban Guerrilla

David Kilcullen

In his third book, David Kilcullen takes us out of the mountains: away from the remote, rural guerrilla warfare of Afghanistan, and into the marginalised slums and complex security threats of the world's coastal cities, where...

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The Mad Marathon: The Story of the 2013 Election

The Mad Marathon: The Story of the 2013 Election

Mungo MacCallum

This typically fast-paced, hilarious and incisive account follows Canberra's finest in action, from Tony Abbott's hi-vis vest to Julia Gillard's spectacles, with cameo appearances by Simon Crean's Filofax and Peter Slipper's bath...

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Quarterly Essay 51 The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell

Quarterly Essay 51 The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell

David Marr

In Quarterly Essay 51, David Marr investigates the character and actions of Cardinal George Pell: how does he wield his authority? How did he rise to prominence? How has he handled abuse claims in the past? What is the source of...

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Unnatural Selection: Why The Geeks Will Inherit The Earth

Unnatural Selection: Why The Geeks Will Inherit The Earth

Mark Roeder

A bold new theory that throws Darwin's theory on its ear: it is no longer the survival of the fittest - - the geeks shall inherit the earth. Is Darwin's theory of evolution out of date? According to author Mark Roeder it is. In...

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War From The Ground Up: Twenty-First-Century Combat As Politics

War From The Ground Up: Twenty-First-Century Combat As Politics

Emile Simpson

As a British infantry officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles Emile Simpson completed three tours of Southern Afghanistan. Drawing on that experience, and on a range of revealing case studies ranging from Nepal to Borneo,

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Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

Adam Phillips

We all have two lives - the life we live and the life of our fantasies. But it is the life unlived - the person we have failed to be - that can trouble and even haunt us. This title delves into the gap between who we are and who...

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 Read reviewLove & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere

Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere

Poe Ballantine

At age forty six years US author Poe Ballantine ends his nomadic lifestyle and brings his beautiful wife from Mexico to Chadron, Nebraska, and becomes a father to a son who may be autistic. His neighbor, a math professor at...

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 Read reviewA History of Silence

A History of Silence

Lloyd Jones

A History of Silence is a book about a country and a broken landscape. It's about the devastation in Christchurch, after the 2011 earthquake. It's about how easily we erase stories we find inconvenient. It's about the fault lines...

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Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor, A

Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor, A

Kim Carr

Kim Carr's book is a call to arms to the next generation and an argument for why they should vote for the ALP in the September election. He details what the Party stands for in the 21st century.

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 Read reviewHis Stupid Boyhood: A Memoir

His Stupid Boyhood: A Memoir

Peter Goldsworthy

Few Australian writers have delved as deeply as Goldsworthy into the mysterious state of being that is childhood. Now he's applied his fascination with that stage of life to his own, from his bizarre first memories to the...

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 Read reviewGirt: The Unauthorised History Of Australia

Girt: The Unauthorised History Of Australia

David Hunt

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia. In this hilarious history, David Hunt tells the real story of Australia's past from megafauna to Macquarie, the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and...

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Hearts & Minds

Hearts & Minds

Chris Bowen

Presents a manifesto to secure the Australian Labor Party's position as the dominant force in Australian politics. It advocates for governing alone or not at all, opening up the election of the parliamentary leader to party...

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Glory DazeHow a world-beating nation got so down on itself

Glory DazeHow a world-beating nation got so down on itself

Jim Chalmers

The book asks how a nation with the developed world's best economy has a dimmer view of its performance than some of the basket case economies of southern Europe have of their own, and how a country that escaped recession and mass...

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Battlers And Billionaires: The Story Of Inequality In Australia: Redbacks

Battlers And Billionaires: The Story Of Inequality In Australia: Redbacks

Andrew Leigh

Is Australia fair enough? And why does inequality matter anyway? In Battlers and Billionaires, Andrew Leigh weaves together vivid stories, interesting history and powerful statistics to discuss why inequality matters -- both why...

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 Read reviewForgotten War

Forgotten War

Henry Reynolds

Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas. Why are there no official memorials or commemorations of the wars that were fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists? Why is it...

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 Read reviewQuarterly Essay 50 Unfinished Business: Sex, Freedom and Misogyny

Quarterly Essay 50 Unfinished Business: Sex, Freedom and Misogyny

Anna Goldsworthy

In the fiftieth Quarterly Essay, Anna Goldsworthy examines life for women after the gains made by feminism. From Facebook to 50 Shades of Grey, from Girls to gonzo porn, what are young women being told...

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 Read reviewOut of Shape: Debunking Myths About Fashion Sizing and Fit

Out of Shape: Debunking Myths About Fashion Sizing and Fit

Mel Campbell

I'm in a change room, flailing around with a dress stuck over my head, trying desperately not to alert the sales assistant to my struggles. Not every change-room experience is as humiliating as this, but the frequent frustrations...

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 Read reviewThe Revolution Was Televised: From Buffy to Breaking Bad – The People and the Shows That Changed TV Drama Forever

The Revolution Was Televised: From Buffy to Breaking Bad – The People and the Shows That Changed TV Drama Forever

Alan Sepinwall

In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years. Focusing on twelve innovative television dramas that changed the medium...

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 Read reviewDestroying The Joint: Why Women Have To Change The World

Destroying The Joint: Why Women Have To Change The World

Jane Caro

A fabulously provocative collection by women ready to destroy the joint.

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Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart

Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart

Aaron Patrick

Australian Financial Review journalist Aaron Patrick takes us behind the scenes of the dying ALP and charts the mistakes, scandals and PR disasters which characterize modern Labor and the simultaneous corrosion of a...

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 Special price Read reviewNight Games: Sex, Power and Sport

Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport

Anna Krien

In the tradition of Helen Garner's The First Stone comes another closely observed, controversial book about sex, consent and power. At the centre of it is Anna Krien's account of the rape trial of a footballer. Both a...

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 Read reviewWelcome To Your New Life

Welcome To Your New Life

Anna Goldsworthy

When Anna Goldsworthy, pianist and perfectionist, falls pregnant with her first child, her excitement is tempered by the daunting journey ahead. In Welcome to Your New Life, she shares the dizzying wonder and crippling...

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 Read reviewGhost Wife: A Memoir Of Love And Defiance

Ghost Wife: A Memoir Of Love And Defiance

Michelle Dicinoski

Michelle Dicinoski has found the love of her life -- and now she just wants to get married and live happily ever after. The only problem is, she's in love with an American woman, Heather, and neither Australia nor America...

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 Read reviewThings I Didn't Expect (When I Was Expecting)

Things I Didn’t Expect (When I Was Expecting)

Monica Dux

Pregnancy is natural, healthy and fun, right? Sure it is, if youre lucky. For others, its an adventure in physical discomfort, unachievable ideals, kooky classes and meddling experts. When Monica Dux, a Melbourne writer and...

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How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance

How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance

Marilyn Yalom

Acclaimed scholar Marilyn Yalom distills the central tenets of the Gallic gospel of love from her reading of the great French literary works, as well as from the people she has known and her own memories of France, examining...

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 Special priceQF32: From the author of Fly!: Life Lessons from the Cockpit of QF32

QF32: From the author of Fly!: Life Lessons from the Cockpit of QF32

Richard de Crespigny

The ABIA and Indies award winner and Australian bestseller.

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On The Abolition Of All Political Parties

On The Abolition Of All Political Parties

Simone Weil, Simon Leys

Here Simon Leys translates for the first time into English an essay by the remarkable Simone Weil -- philosopher, activist, mystic -- which makes a case for the corrupting effect of political parties on political life. This is a...

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Paris Sketchbook

Paris Sketchbook

Jason Brooks

During his time on fashion assignments at the Couture shows in Paris, Jason Brooks developed a fascination for the city, drawing and painting travel journals that demonstrate his passion for all things Parisian. This book offers a...

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 Read reviewLife In Ten Houses: Penguin Special

Life In Ten Houses: Penguin Special

Sonya Hartnett

The internationally celebrated writer Sonya Hartnett is firmly Melburnian but has restlessly moved from suburb to suburb in her search for the 'Last House' - that special corner of the world in which to settle and find...

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 Read reviewHigh Sobriety: My Year Without Booze

High Sobriety: My Year Without Booze

Jill Stark

In re-examining her habits, Jill also explores Australia's love affair with alcohol, meeting alcopop-swigging teens who drink to fit in, beer-swilling blokes in a sporting culture backed by booze, and marketing bigwigs blamed for...

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The Horror of Love: Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski in Paris and London

The Horror of Love: Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski in Paris and London

Lisa Hilton

The compelling love story of two extraordinary individuals - Nancy Mitford and Free French commander Gaston Palewski - living in extraordinary times.

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Memoirs Of An Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines HisFormer Life On Drugs

Memoirs Of An Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines HisFormer Life On Drugs

Marc Lewis

Marc Lewis's relationship with drugs began in a New England boarding school where, as a bullied and homesick fifteen - year - old, he made brief escapes from reality by way of cough medicine, alcohol, and marijuana. In Berkeley,...

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Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller was Dad and Life was a Catch-22

Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller was Dad and Life was a Catch-22

Erica Heller

'You're Joseph Heller's daughter? Yossarian Slept Here is a daughter's darkly funny, poignant memoir about growing up a Heller - from her colourful family members and her parents' tumultuous marriage, to her father's celebrity...

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 Read reviewIn Praise Of Love

In Praise Of Love

Alain Badiou, Nicolas Truong

The author takes on contemporary 'dating agency' conceptions of love that come complete with zero-risk insurance. He develops a new take on love that sees it as an adventure, and an opportunity for re-invention, in a constant...

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 Read reviewThe Misogyny Factor

The Misogyny Factor

Anne Summers

In 2012, Anne Summers gave two landmark speeches about women in Australia, attracting more than 120,000 visits to her website. Within weeks of their delivery Prime Minister Julia Gillards own speech about misogyny and sexism went...

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Reframe: How To Solve The World's Trickiest Problems

Reframe: How To Solve The World’s Trickiest Problems

Eric Knight

In the tradition of Freakonomics and The Tipping Point, Reframe brings a fresh perspective to our toughest political problems. This is a book by a young Australian thinker that turns conventional thinking on its head.

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The Office: A Hardworking History

The Office: A Hardworking History

Gideon Haigh

This book traces the office from origins among merchants and monks to the gleaming glass towers of New York and the space age sweatshops of Silicon Valley, finding a legacy of invention and ingenuity - the telephone, the...

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The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia 9th Edition

The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia 9th Edition

Graham Pizzey, Frank Knight, Sarah Pizzey

The definitive guide to identifying Australian birds. the definitive and most respected guide to Australian bird identification, this book is a must for both experts and amateurs. First published in 1980, Graham Pizzey's Field...

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Footy Town: Stories of Australia's Game

Footy Town: Stories of Australia’s Game

Paul Daffey, John Harms

Footy Town is a collection of football yarns from around the nation; stories which celebrate footy at its most local: from New Norfolk to the Tiwi Islands, from Rockhampton to Kalgoorlie, from Edwardstown to Fitzroy, and all the...

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 Read reviewThis is How

This is How

Augusten Burroughs

From the New York Times bestselling author of 'Running With Scissors' comes a groundbreaking book that explores how to survive the 'un-survivable'. Augusten Burroughs has lived an unusual life, and has faced more than his fair...

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 Special priceThe People Smuggler: The True Story Of Ali Al Jenabi,

The People Smuggler: The True Story Of Ali Al Jenabi,

Robin de Crespigny

After his father, brother and he were incarcerated and tortured in Saddam's Abu Ghraib, Ali al Jenabi escaped from Iraq first to work with the anti-Saddam resistance in Iran and then to help his family out of the country all...

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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

Dr. Eben Alexander, MD

This is the story of a prominent US neurosurgeon who has a profound afterlife experience while in a coma When an unknown bacteria attacks Dr Alexander's brain, sending him into a coma, his doctors say and MRIs show that his...

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Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain

Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain

Martin Hickman, Tom Watson

Offers an account of the extraordinary lengths to which the Rupert Murdochs' News Corporation went to put the problem in a box (in James Murdoch's words), how its efforts to maintain and extend its power were aided by its...

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Freeloading: how our insatiable appetite for free content starves creativity

Freeloading: how our insatiable appetite for free content starves creativity

Chris Ruen

Freeloading looks at the pervasive nature of internet piracy and its effect on creators who are struggling to make a living from their popular music, literature and films. It also propsoes practical solutions for the freeloaders...

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 Read reviewTales from the Political Trenches

Tales from the Political Trenches

Maxine McKew

At the 2007 federal election former journalist Maxine McKew won a spectacular victory against John Howard and wrote herself into Australian political history as only the second candidate to have ever defeated a sitting prime...

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Every Parent's Nightmare: Jock Palfreeman and the True Story of His Father's Fight to Save Him from a Lifetime in a Bulgarian Jail

Every Parent’s Nightmare: Jock Palfreeman and the True Story of His Father’s Fight to Save Him from a Lifetime in a Bulgarian Jail

Belinda Hawkins

What would you do if your son was jailed for life in a hellhole of a Bulgarian prison for a crime he didn't commit? This is the harrowing story of one father's fight to prove his son's innocence.

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 Read reviewMoney Shot: A Journey Into Porn And Censorship

Money Shot: A Journey Into Porn And Censorship

Jeff Sparrow

Money Shot: a journey into porn and censorship focuses on the 'hot button' issues in the censorship debate today, from the implications of the internet revolution to arguments about 'raunch culture' and its effects. Author from...

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New Ways to Kill Your Mother

New Ways to Kill Your Mother

Colm Toibin

In his essay on Tennessee Williams, Colm Tibn reveals an artist profoundly tormented by his sister's mental illness. Through the relationship between W.B. Yeats and his father, Toibin examines a world of family relations, and in...

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 Read reviewForty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers

Forty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers

Janet Malcolm, Helen Garner

In Forty-one False Starts one of the world's great writers of literary non-fiction brings together for the first time essays published over several decades.

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Philosophy In The Garden

Philosophy In The Garden

Damon Young

Why did Marcel Proust have bonsai beside his bed? What was Jane Austen doing in Chawton, coveting an apricot? How was Friedrich Nietzsche inspired by his Italian Gedankenbaum, 'thought tree'? In Philosophy in the Garden, Damon...

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The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began

The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began

Stephen Greenblatt

Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. This title provides a...

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

Looks at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter...

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The Shortest History Of Europe: Revised And Updated

The Shortest History Of Europe: Revised And Updated

John Hirst

Celebrated historian John Hirst offers a fascinating exploration of the qualities that made Europe a world-changing civilisation.

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The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays

The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays

James Wood

Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works --a new book that confirms Wood's preeminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of the contemporary novel.

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Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

Norman Davies

Europe's history is littered with kingdoms, duchies, empires and republics which have now disappeared but which were once fixtures on the map of their age. What happened to the once-great Mediterranean Empire of Aragon? This title...

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Spectrums: Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity

Spectrums: Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity

David Blatner

An engaging new guide to the intricacies of the world around us

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 Read reviewThrough the Window: Seventeen Essays (and one short story)

Through the Window: Seventeen Essays (and one short story)

Julian Barnes

From the deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald to the directness of Hemingway, from Kipling's view of France to the French view of Kipling, from the National Treasure Status of George Orwell to the despair of Michel Houellebecq,...

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Great Expectations:Government, Entitlement And An Angry Nation:Quarterlyessay 46

Great Expectations:Government, Entitlement And An Angry Nation:Quarterlyessay 46

Laura Tingle

Respected journalist Laura Tingle writes on politics, affluence and an angry nation.

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 Read reviewReturn of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

William Dalrymple

A towering history of the first Afghan War by bestselling historian William Dalrymple

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Girl Stuff: Latest Edition

Girl Stuff: Latest Edition

Kaz Cooke

With more than 600 pages and heaps of cartoons, Girl Stuff has everything girls need to know about: friends, body changes, shopping, clothes, make-up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, earning money, guys, embarrassment, what to eat,...

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The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New

The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New

Peter Watson

How the division of the Americas from the rest of the world affected human history.

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 Read reviewPolitical Animal: The Making Of Tony Abbott: Quarterly Essay47

Political Animal: The Making Of Tony Abbott: Quarterly Essay47

David Marr

Quarterly Essay is a trailblazing Australian journal of politics and culture. Each issue contains a single essay written at a length of about 25,000 words, followed by correspondence on previous essays.

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 Read reviewAm I Black Enough For You?

Am I Black Enough For You?

Anita Heiss

The author gives a firsthand account of her experience as a woman with an Aboriginal mother and Australian father and explains the development of her activists consciousness

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Speechless: A Year in My Father's Business

Speechless: A Year in My Father’s Business

James Button

Working for Rudd, James paints a colourful picture of the machinations of government, and shows how far the party has moved from the idealism and pragmatism of his father's generation. He ends on a note of hope for the Party's...

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This Will Make You Smarter

This Will Make You Smarter

John Brockman

Over 150 of the world's leading scientists and thinkers offer their choice of the ideas, strategies and arguments that will help all of us understand our world, and its future, better.

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Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

D. T. Max

A unique portrait of the life and death of a totemic writer - who inspired a generation

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 Special priceFuture Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

Steven Johnson

Provides a compelling portrait of a new model of political change that is already on the rise, and shows that despite Western political systems hopelessly gridlocked by old ideas, change for the better can happen, and that new...

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1835: The Founding Of Melbourne & The Conquest Of Australia

1835: The Founding Of Melbourne & The Conquest Of Australia

James Boyce

Winner of the 2012 Age Book of the Year Award In 1835 an illegal squatter camp was established on the banks of the Yarra River. In defiance of authorities in London and Sydney, Tasmanian speculators began sending men and sheep...

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Age Good Food Guide 2013

Age Good Food Guide 2013

Janne Apelgren

For 33 years the most trusted, esteemed and independent restaurant guide to Melbourne and regional Victoria.

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 Read reviewCanberra

Canberra

Paul Daley

Canberra is a city of orphans. People arrive temporarily for work, but stay on because they discover unanticipated promise and opportunity in a city that the rest of the country loathes but can't really do without. Daley's...

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Party Time: Who Runs China And How

Party Time: Who Runs China And How

Rowan Callick

Who is running China? As the third generation since Mao takes charge, where does real power lie? In Party Time, Rowan Callick goes behind the scenes of contemporary China to reveal the workings of its political elite.

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 Special priceThe World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Jared Diamond

Reveals that traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms.

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The New Hate: a History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right

The New Hate: a History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right

Arthur Goldwag

From the 9/11 'Truthers' who think the US government allowed the 2001 al-Qaeda attacks, to the 'Birthers' who claim Barack Obama was not born in the United States, extremism in America is becoming more and more a part of the...

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Pleasure and Pain

Pleasure and Pain

Chrissy Amphlett, Larry Writer

Chrissy Amphlett is a legend in the world of Australian music - and now she tells her own story; a unique account of a woman surviving in a male-dominated industry. She tells of what it was to be at the top, in those years of...

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Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell Us About Our Health and the World

Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell Us About Our Health and the World

Peter (delete) Doherty

Birds provide humans not only with enormous aesthetic pleasure, they also inform us of our ever-changing situation in this complex and unpredictable world. Free flying birds sample the atmosphere, the oceans, the plants, the...

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Deranged Marriage

Deranged Marriage

Sushi Das

An affectionate, often hilarious, memoir of growing up in London in the 1970s in an Indian household, and avoiding an arranged marriage.'From the age of fourteen, I was aware my parents expected me to have an arranged...

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 Read reviewMadeleine: A Life Of Madeleine St John

Madeleine: A Life Of Madeleine St John

Helen Trinca

The compelling story of one of Australia's finest female novelists, Helen Trinca has captured the troubled life of Madeleine St John in this moving account of a remarkable writer.

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The Wolf and the Watchman: a CIA childhood

The Wolf and the Watchman: a CIA childhood

Scott Johnson

Growing up, Scott Johnson always suspected that his dad was different. Only as a teenager did he discover the truth: his father was a spy, one of the CIA's most trusted officers. And, as Scott came to realise, his father had been...

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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend of the World's Most Famous Dog

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend of the World’s Most Famous Dog

Susan Orlean

'He believed the dog was immortal...' So begins the sweeping story of Rin Tin Tin: the story of a canine superstar and of American popular culture, spanning nearly a century and many human lives, told in the inimitable style of...

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James Halliday: A Life in Wine

James Halliday: A Life in Wine

James Halliday

A delightful collection of James Halliday's reminiscences of his remarkable wine career, from the master himself.

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The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

Oliver Burkeman

'If only we'd stop trying so hard to be happy, we'd have a pretty good time.' Edith Wharton The Antidote: Happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking is an exploration of a radically new path to happiness.

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Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia

Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia

Bill Gammage

Explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness, revealing the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people.

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The Sartorialist: Closer (The Sartorialist Volume 2)

The Sartorialist: Closer (The Sartorialist Volume 2)

Scott Schuman

A collection of images of the men and women who have caught the author's attention. It looks more deeply and with greater breadth at human style, telling diverse stories of its expression around the world. It features images that...

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 Read reviewFishing The River Of Time

Fishing The River Of Time

Tony Taylor

Fishing the River of Time is an elegant meditation on nature, life and family, written with warmth and wisdom. At age eighty, Tony Taylor journeys from Sydney to British Columbia to fish the Cowichan River with his eight-year-old...

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 Read reviewBehind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity

Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity

Katherine Boo

With intelligence, humour, and deep insight into what connects human beings in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the 21st century's hidden worlds,...

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On Shakespeare

On Shakespeare

John Bell

With humour, wit and a lifetime of experience this is a fascinating backstage pass to the life and plays of the Bard from Australia's best-known Shakespearean actor and director, John Bell. It's Shakespeare and his world as you've...

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 Read reviewSecrets of a Lazy French Cook

Secrets of a Lazy French Cook

Marie-Morgane Le Moel

I ordered a kir. I had promised myself not to drink anything that night, in order to keep my mind clear and be able to sound intelligent in proper English, but my resolution had failed immediately. He was obviously as irritating...

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The House of Fiction: Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolley

The House of Fiction: Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolley

Susan Swingler, Elizabeth Jolley

Susan Swingler is the step-daughter of one of Australia's most revered writers, Elizabeth Jolley. Abandoned by her father Leonard at the age of four, Susan had no contact with the Jolley family until they found and reclaimed her...

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From Here to There: A Father and Son Roadtrip Adventure from Melbourne to London

From Here to There: A Father and Son Roadtrip Adventure from Melbourne to London

Jonathan Faine, Jack Faine

An intelligent, humorous travel tale that is also the story of a tender father-son relationship from ABC Local Radio's legendary broadcaster Jon Faine. 'Somehow, I convinced myself it was a good idea. Somehow, I convinced myself...

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 Read reviewSincerely: Women Of Letters

Sincerely: Women Of Letters

Michaela McGuire, Marieke Hardy

A collection of new letters from these fantastic literary events, featuring a wide range of Australian talent, including writers, musicians, politicians, comedians and actors.

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Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

Joel Salatin

Now in paperback, the man the New York Times calls the high priest of the pasture restores the precious natural balance between human beings and the food we eat.

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Little Veggie Patch Co's Guide to Backyard Farming

Little Veggie Patch Co’s Guide to Backyard Farming

Fabian Capomolla, Mat Pember

Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember are back with 'The Little Veggie Patch Co's Guide to Backyard Farming'.

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Assholes: A Theory

Assholes: A Theory

Aaron James

Philosopher Aaron James tackles the subject of assholes in a philosophical - yet also humorous, entertaining and accessible - inquiry into what makes a person an asshole. The book also explores different asshole types, the...

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 Read reviewPolitical Animal

Political Animal

David Marr

Tony Abbott is poised to become the nation's next prime minister and, more than ever, Australian's are asking: what kind of man is he and how might he run the country?David Marr's Political Animal, with its revelation of 'the...

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Dancing with Empty Pockets

Dancing with Empty Pockets

Tony Moore

In Australia, bohemians have been associated with subcultures and movements across creative arts and media for more than 150 years. This title explores the Australia's most creative figures - their bohemians, from Marcus Clarke...

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 Special price Read reviewJ.M. Coetzee: a life in writing

J.M. Coetzee: a life in writing

J. C. Kannemeyer, Michiel Heyns

Deals with Coetzee's origins, early years, and first writings. This book corrects many of the misconceptions about Coetzee, and that illuminates the genesis and implications of his novels. It is suitable for everybody concerned...

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March Was Made of Yarn: Writers respond to Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown

March Was Made of Yarn: Writers respond to Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown

David Karashima, Elmer Luke

An earthquake occurring off the north-eastern coast of Japan magnitude 9.0, duration six minutes unleashed a 50-foot tsunami that within fifteen minutes had slammed its way ashore, rushing inland six miles, crushing all in its...

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 Read reviewBoth Flesh And Not

Both Flesh And Not

Wallace David Foster

Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected non-fiction, by the legendary David Foster Wallace

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Never a Gentleman's Game: The Scandal-filled Early Years of Test Cricket

Never a Gentleman’s Game: The Scandal-filled Early Years of Test Cricket

Malcolm Knox

Cricket between the 1870s and 1914 was frought with exactly the same bitter, vicious and greedy bad behaviour as the current game. It was cricket in the raw, explored in depth by the insightful eye Malcolm Knox, with a genuine...

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Pulphead

Pulphead

John Jeremiah Sullivan

Takes us on a funhouse hall-of-mirrors ride through the other side of America - to the Ozarks for a Christian rock festival; to Florida to meet the straggling refugees of MTV's Real World ; to Indiana to investigate the formative...

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Csiro Total Wellbeing Diet Fast & Fresh Recipes

Csiro Total Wellbeing Diet Fast & Fresh Recipes

Dr Manny Noakes

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has already inspired thousands of Australians to lose weight and improve their overall health. This new collection of recipes based on the scientifically proven program offers 120 new ideas for...

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Don't go back to where you came from: Australia's Multicultural Genius

Don’t go back to where you came from: Australia’s Multicultural Genius

Tim Soutphommasane

Is a multicultural approach to integration and diversity really as destructive as critics say? Have we been too quick to declare its demise? Offering an unflinching and informed defence of cultural diversity, Tim Soutphommasane...

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The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

Masha Gessen

A brave and revelatory account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative became the most powerful man in the world's largest country.

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The Good Life: The Moral Individual in an Antimoral World

The Good Life: The Moral Individual in an Antimoral World

Cheryl Mendelson

A fresh and provocative perspective on the moral life and the hatred of moral values that now runs deep--and dangerously--through American culture and character.

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After Words: The post-Prime Ministerial speeches

After Words: The post-Prime Ministerial speeches

Paul Keating

A unique volume of speeches and occasional pieces written entirely by former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating.

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Vitamin Green

Vitamin Green

Joshua Bolchover, Phaidon Editors, FXFOWLE, Johanna Agerman Ross

An up-to-the-minute survey of the best sustainable design and architecture.

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Pete Townshend: Who I Am

Pete Townshend: Who I Am

Pete Townshend

He is one of the greatest musical talents Britain has ever produced. But even as the principle songwriter and lead guitarist for The Who, it would be unjust to define Pete Townshend's life simply through his achievements with...

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 Read reviewWaltzing At The Doomsday Ball: The Best Of Joe Bageant

Waltzing At The Doomsday Ball: The Best Of Joe Bageant

Joe Bageant, Ken Smith

'I'm so damn average that what I write resonates with people', Joe Bageant said in explaining how he gained a global following for his web-published essays. In 2004 at the age of 57, Joe sensed that the internet could give him...

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Mastery

Mastery

Robert Greene, Jane Ryder Gray

Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. The author debunks the prevailing mythology of success and presents a...

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 Read reviewMortality

Mortality

Christopher Hitchens

Mortality is the most meditative piece of writing Hitchens has ever produced; at once an unsparingly honest account of the ravages of his disease, an examination of cancer WC etiquette, and the coda to a lifetime of fierce debate...

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Up on the Roof: New York's Hidden Skyline Spaces

Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces

Alex MacLean

First published in French in 2012 by Dominique Carrae, aEditeur --Colophon.

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Tell the White Man: Buludja's Story

Tell the White Man: Buludja’s Story

Eric Thonemann, Martin Feil

Eric Thonemann managed The Elsey cattle station in the Northern Territory from 1914 until 1961. Buludja, an Aboriginal woman who spent her life at The Elsey, here provides a unique first person account of the motives and strength...

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Memoirs Of A Young Bastard

Memoirs Of A Young Bastard

Tim Burstall, Hilary McPhee, Ann Standish

Offers a unique snapshot of 1950s Australian bohemian life. Written against the backdrop of an Australia easily caricatured as dull and provincial, straightjacketed by suburban convention and paranoia, this is one of the most...

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Hell'S Battlefield: To Kokoda and Beyond

Hell’S Battlefield: To Kokoda and Beyond

Phillip Bradley

Hell's Battlefield is the first book that tells the whole story of the Australians against the Japanese in New Guinea during World War II, from invasion in 1942 to the brutal end game in 1945.

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Good Morning, Mr Sarra

Good Morning, Mr Sarra

Chris Sarra

Good Morning, Mr Sarra is the story of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, life behind this vision. From his childhood as one of ten children in a country town, to the galvanising of his educational philosophy at university, to its...

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Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation

Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation

Danielle Tyson (Monash University, Australia)

Dealing with the complex case law concerning the use of the provocation defence in cases of intimate killings, this title considers the construction and representation of subjectivity and sexual difference in legal narrations of...

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Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

Walter Isaacson

* An extraordinary book which gives us a unique insight into the life and thinking of the man who has single-handedly transformed the way we live today

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 Read reviewThe Rules of Inheritance

The Rules of Inheritance

Claire Bidwell Smith

A powerful and exhilarating story of life and loss.

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 Read reviewAlice Springs

Alice Springs

Eleanor Hogan

Alice Springs, Alice, The Alice, Mparntwe is the most talked about but least familiar place in Australia. It is a town of extremes and contradictions: searingly hot and bitterly cold, thousands of miles from anywhere, the heart of...

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 Read reviewFallout From Fukushima

Fallout From Fukushima

Richard Broinowski

On 11 March 2011, a force-9 earthquake jolted the seabed 66 kilometres due east of Japan. Within 20 minutes, a black tsunami wave 14 metres high rolled in from above the epicentre. While struggling with the unfolding destruction,...

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And Then Life Happens: A Sister's Memoir

And Then Life Happens: A Sister’s Memoir

Auma Obama

While her younger brother Barack grew up in the U.S. and Indonesia, Auma Obama's childhood played out at the other end of the world in a remote village in Kenya, the birthplace of the siblings' shared father.

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A Premier's State

A Premier’s State

Steve Bracks, Ellen Whinnett

In May 1994, while I was going through pre - selection for the seat of Williamstown, I sat down at my desk at home and I wrote a note. I was thirty - nine years old and in that note I mapped out what I hoped would happen in my...

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The Boy Who Loved Apples: A Mother's Battle with Her Son's Anorexia

The Boy Who Loved Apples: A Mother’s Battle with Her Son’s Anorexia

Amanda Webster

Brave, honest and ultimately uplifting, The Boy Who Loved Apples is a compelling and beautifully written account of life with an eating disorder, and a gritty, moving testament to a mother's love. As Amanda embarked on the long,...

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Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox

Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox

Lois W. Banner

With revelatory new information, from a leading feminist scholar and biographer, a nuanced and sympathetic biography of Marilyn Monroe to be published on the 50th anniversary of her death

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Bigger or Better? Australia's Population Debate

Bigger or Better? Australia’s Population Debate

Ian Lowe

A comprehensive and detailed analysis of the controversial debate about Australia's population numbers. When Kevin Rudd responded to a government forecast that the Australian population could reach 36 million by 2050 by saying...

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 Read reviewWomen of Note: The Rise of Women Compose

Women of Note: The Rise of Women Compose

Rosalind Appleby

Music journalist Rosalind Appleby takes a fresh look at Australia's history and makes some startling discoveries about the contribution of women to Australian classical music. Women of Note puts together the missing pieces of...

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Not Drowning, Reading

Not Drowning, Reading

Andrew Relph

As a child, Andrew had a reading disability; now he is a psychoanalyst, and professionally adept in the art of conversation. Not Drowning, Reading is a work of literary non-fiction a memoir about the art and the gift of...

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