Non-fiction 2019

Vox Populi

Vox Populi

Peter Jones

A witty and engaging beginner's guide to the Classics, by the author of Veni, Vidi, Vici and Eureka!

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A Political History of the World: Three Thousand Years of War and Peace

A Political History of the World: Three Thousand Years of War and Peace

Jonathan Holslag

A three-thousand year history of the world that examines the causes of war and the search for peace.

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Animal Languages

Animal Languages

Eva Meijer

A fascinating and philosophical exploration of animal intelligence and the way animals communicate with each other, and us.

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Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump

Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump

Neal Katyal, Sam Koppelman

President Trump has left the US people with no choice but to remove him from office, so explains celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.

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Inner Worlds Outer Spaces: The Working Lives of Others

Inner Worlds Outer Spaces: The Working Lives of Others

Ceridwen Dovey

Intimate portraits of people who love what they do

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Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis

Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis

Emma Thompson, Jackie Morris, Jo McInnes

How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? We are facing a global emergency. Temperatures are rising. Mass species extinction has begun. The time for denial is over. It is time to act.

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How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog

How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog

Anthony McGowan

In this uniquely entertaining take on morality and ethics, the dutiful duo set out to uncover who - if anyone - has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one's life.

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The Song Remains the Same: 800 Years of Love Songs, Laments and Lullabies

The Song Remains the Same: 800 Years of Love Songs, Laments and Lullabies

Andrew Ford, Anni Heino

From Schubert to Springsteen, Archie Roach to Amy Winehouse, comes an illuminating history of the song for every kind of music lover.

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 Special priceArboretum

Arboretum

David Byrne

An intimate, enigmatic glimpse into the mind of the legendary musician and internationally bestselling author of How Music Works. With a new introduction by the author

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The Strayan Dictionary

The Strayan Dictionary

Dominic Knight

The most un-un-Australian dictionary ever created, The Strayan Dictionary is your indispensable guide to the native tongue of Warnie, Hawkie, Dame Nellie, Kylie (Minogue and Mole), Little Johnny, Barty and of course Boonie.

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Border Wars: Inside Trump's Assault on Immigration

Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Michael D. Shear

Two New York Times Washington correspondents provide an inside account with never-before-told stories of the defining issue of Donald Trump's presidency: his steadfast opposition to immigration to the US.

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F**k No!

F**k No!

Sarah Knight

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

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 Special priceGenius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read

Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read

Virginia Woolf

Who better to serve as a guide to great books and their authors than Virginia Woolf?

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Superpower: Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity

Superpower: Australia’s Low-Carbon Opportunity

Ross Garnaut

We have unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also have the necessary scientific skills. Australia could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global industry. But how do we make it happen?  

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Quarterly Essay 76: Red Flag - Waking Up to China's Challenge

Quarterly Essay 76: Red Flag - Waking Up to China’s Challenge

Peter Hartcher

China has become a key nation for Australia's future - for our security, economy and identity. But what are China's intentions and strategy when it comes to Australia?

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The Conversation Yearbook 2019

The Conversation Yearbook 2019

John Watson

A little bit of authority goes a long way in an opinionated world. Here Australia's most erudite thinkers share expert views on the issues that shaped the nation in 2019. The Conversation Yearbook has become an annual bestselling...

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Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre

Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre

Jeff Sparrow

The first book since Christchurch to trace the massacre's fascist roots and what it represents.

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The Light that Failed: A Reckoning

The Light that Failed: A Reckoning

Ivan Krastev, Stephen Holmes

A landmark book that completely transforms our understanding of the crisis of liberalism from two pre-eminent intellectuals.

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How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age

How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age

John Maeda

John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent thinkers on technology and design, and in How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimaginable machines of the future. ...

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Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech

Don’t Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech

Rana Foroohar

From acclaimed Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst, a penetrating indictment of how today's biggest tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, and our minds.

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Waters of the World

Waters of the World

Sarah Dry

How did we come to have a global climate? What role do the complex interactions of ice, ocean and atmosphere play in sustaining life on Planet Earth? And who are the scientists who figured all these intricate processes out?

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The Surprise Party: How the Coalition Went from Chaos to Comeback

The Surprise Party: How the Coalition Went from Chaos to Comeback

Aaron Patrick

In this gripping behind-the-scenes account, acclaimed journalist Aaron Patrick examines how the Coalition came back from the brink, and what that means for Australia.

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Little Weirds

Little Weirds

Jenny Slate

An essay collection from actress and stand-up comedian, Jenny Slate

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The Saturday Portraits

The Saturday Portraits

Maxine Beneba Clarke

A collection of stunning biographical portraits from Maxine Beneba Clarke, bestselling and prize-winning author of The Hate Race and Foreign Soil.   

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Nothing New: A History of Second-hand

Nothing New: A History of Second-hand

Robyn Annear

Robyn Annear lends her signature wit to this fantastic history of second-hand: from the origins of the op shop to eBay, up-cycling and how new became normal.

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Beauty

Beauty

Bri Lee

In Beauty Bri Lee explores our obsession with thinness and asks how an intrinsically unattainable standard of physical 'perfection' has become so crucial to so many

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 Read reviewThe Witches Are Coming

The Witches Are Coming

Lindy West

The firebrand New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Shrill - now a Hulu series starring Aidy Bryant - provides a brilliant and incisive look at how patriarchy, intolerance, and misogyny have conquered not just...

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Life: Selected Writings

Life: Selected Writings

Tim Flannery

Essays, speeches and collective musings from one of Australia's greatest minds. From climate change to art, books, and the environment, there is something here for every Flannery fan.

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 Read reviewThe Man in the Red Coat

The Man in the Red Coat

Julian Barnes

Britain's most passionate Francophile takes us on a wonderfully rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi

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Mallee Country: Land, People, History

Mallee Country: Land, People, History

Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor, Katie Holmes

Mallee Country tells the powerful history of mallee lands and people across southern Australia from Deep Time to the present

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Remarkable Trees

Remarkable Trees

Christina Harrison, Tony Kirkham

Artists and botanists alike have been inspired by trees for centuries, and a varied and beautiful range of images from the unrivalled archive at Kew illustrate the stories, to create this enlightening and enchanting book.

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

Bianca Nogrady, Lisa Harvey-Smith

This ninth edition of The Best Australian Science Writing showcases the most powerful, colourful, insightful and brilliant news, feature, essay and poetry writing from Australian writers and scientists. It roams the length and...

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How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century

How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century

Erik Olin Wright

What is wrong with capitalism, and how can we change it?

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Incidental Inventions

Incidental Inventions

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

This is a must for all Ferrante fans.      

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Curious: Life hacks through maths

Curious: Life hacks through maths

Lily Serna

Fast and fun maths solutions to everyday dilemmas by Lily Serna, mathematician and star of Catalyst, and Letters and Numbers.

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Professor Shoshana Zuboff

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a deeply-reasoned examination of the threat of unprecedented power free from democratic oversight.

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Catch and Kill

Catch and Kill

Ronan Farrow

In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.   ...

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The Sky Atlas

The Sky Atlas

Edward Brooke-Hitching

A visual history of how mankind has studied the sky throughout history, featuring some of the most stunning images ever created.

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The Story of Gardening

The Story of Gardening

Penelope Hobhouse, Ambra Edwards

A fully updated and revised edition of a gardening classic.

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Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World

Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore

A collection of history's greatest speeches, with commentary from internationally bestselling historian Simon Sebag Montefiore

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The Responsible Globalist

The Responsible Globalist

Hassan Damluji

An incisive, optimistic manifesto for a more inclusive globalism.

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She Said

She Said

Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey

From the Pulitzer-prize winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse comes the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.   

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The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat

The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat

Tim Bonyhady

A surprising and absorbing new work of scientific, historical and environmental investigation, featuring one of Australia's most misunderstood native animals, the long-haired rat.

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 Read reviewThe Devil's Grip

The Devil’s Grip

Neal Drinnan

From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District's prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil's...

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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

Jia Tolentino

Following in the footsteps of American luminaries such as Susan Sontag, Joan Didion and Rebecca Solnit, comes this dazzling collection of essays on the internet, the self, feminism and politics from one of the brightest young...

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Bird Bonds

Bird Bonds

Gisela Kaplan

An absorbing, compelling insight into the unique and extraordinary lives of Australian native birds by a leading expert in the field.

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Three Women

Three Women

Lisa Taddeo

All Lina ever wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her? All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and...

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How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

A radical new way to think about racism and an inspiring treatise for what to do about it from the Winner of the National Book Award 2016 and founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center.

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Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto

Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto

Aaron Bastani

A different kind of politics for a new kind of society - beyond work, scarcity and capitalism

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Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Matt McCarthy

A New York Times bestselling author shares this exhilarating story of cutting-edge science and the race against the clock to find new treatments in the fight against the antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.

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On Shirley Hazzard: Writers on Writers

On Shirley Hazzard: Writers on Writers

Michelle de Kretser

In this vibrant, rich and personal essay on acclaimed author Shirley Hazzard, Michelle de Kretser offers a masterclass in writing that is powerful and exhilarating

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Coventry

Coventry

Rachel Cusk

After the publication of Outline, Transit and Kudos - in which Rachel Cusk redrew the boundaries of fiction - this writer of uncommon brilliance returns with a series of essays that offers new insights on the themes at the heart...

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

The Body: A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

Bill Bryson

Eagerly awaited, must-read new science book from the UK's bestselling non-fiction writer. Bryson is the prize-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Road to Little Dribbling

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We Are Displaced

We Are Displaced

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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 Special priceThe Planets

The Planets

Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen

The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before. A companion book to the highly anticipated BBC...

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Scatterbrain

Scatterbrain

Henning Beck

In this mind-bending book, award-winning neuroscientist Henning Beck explains why perfectionism is pointless ­­­- and argues that mistakes, missteps and flaws are the keys to success.

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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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 Read reviewFinding the Heart of the Nation

Finding the Heart of the Nation

Thomas Mayor

An important and unique book that takes us into the lives of Indigenous people today, and offers constructive ideas about how we can live together, moving beyond the injustices of the past.

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Will AI Replace Us?

Will AI Replace Us?

Shelly Fan, Matthew Taylor

This well-balanced, comprehensive and engaging review surveys the development of Artificial Intelligence over the last sixty years and highlights the likely transformative effects of AI on society over the next few decades.

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The Europeans

The Europeans

Orlando Figes

A dazzling, highly original account of three remarkable individuals and their part in creating the matchless new culture of 19th-century Europe.

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Kitty Flanagan's 488 Rules for Life

Kitty Flanagan’s 488 Rules for Life

Kitty Flanagan

488 Rules for Life is Kitty Flanagan's way of making the world a more pleasant place to live. Applying truth and wit to modern problems. An antidote to stupidity. 

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Raising Readers: How to Nurture a Child's Love of Books

Raising Readers: How to Nurture a Child’s Love of Books

Megan Daley

When can you start reading to your child? How do you find that special book to inspire a reluctant reader? How can you tell if a book is age appropriate? What can you do to keep your tween reading into their adolescent years?...

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Dorodango: The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls

Dorodango: The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls

Bruce Gardner

Alongside beautiful photographs of the process, master dorodango maker Bruce Gardner covers every aspect of making and finishing your dorodango, accompanied by inspiring words on the mindful qualities of this earthy activity.

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The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

Mona Eltahawy

A bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they've been trained to avoid.

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 Special priceWhite

White

Bret Easton Ellis

Combining personal reflection and social observation, White is the first work of nonfiction work from Bret Easton Ellis, the bestselling author of American Psycho.

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We Refugees

We Refugees

Emma Larking

They are our neighbours, ancestors, friends; not a tide or a crisis but a test of our imagination. The stories, essays and poetry in this beautiful anthology bridge cultural divides to offer hope and healing. A fundraiser for the...

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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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Fallen

Fallen

Lucie Morris-Marr

The dramatic story of the trial of 'God's treasurer' for child sex abuse, and the conviction that sent ripples around the world.

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On Fire

On Fire

Naomi Klein

In her most galvanising book yet, Naomi Klein makes the case for a radical New Deal.

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The Outlaw Ocean

The Outlaw Ocean

Ian Urbina

The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenaline-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Robert Macfarlane

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet's past and future.

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 Special priceOutgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide

Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide

Richard Dawkins

From the author of multi-million bestseller, The God Delusion, an exciting, accessible argument for atheism, written for a new generation.

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Permanent Record

Permanent Record

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try...

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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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 Special priceLegacy

Legacy

Thomas Harding

A panoramic new history of modern Britain, as told through the story of one extraordinary family, and one groundbreaking company.

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 Read reviewSay Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Patrick Radden Keefe

Winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2019. A gripping story forensically reported, Say Nothing explores the extremes people will go to for an ideal, and the way societies mend - or don't - after long and...

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This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality

This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality

Peter Pomerantsev

Stunning and much anticipated follow up to the acclaimed, prize-winning, Nothing is True and Everything is Possible.

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 Read reviewThe Girls

The Girls

Chloe Higgins

A memoir of enormous power: of family, loss, and sexuality which recalls Kate Holden, Fiona Wright or Sarah Krasnostein.

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When You're Not OK: A Toolkit for Tough Times

When You’re Not OK: A Toolkit for Tough Times

Jill Stark

When You're Not OK is an emotional first-aid kit for your body, mind, and soul, written by someone who's been there too.

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#MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement

#MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement

Miriam Sved, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott, Natalie Kon-yu

Movement. Moment. Backlash. Tide. Presenting the first anthology charting the #MeToo movement in Australia full of real women's stories and timely analysis.

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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 History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy

A. C. Grayling

The first truly authoritative and accessible history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions.

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The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

Martin Gayford

Bestselling author of Modernists & Mavericks Martin Gayford recounts some of the extraordinary journeys he has made in the name of art.

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Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers

Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers

Sady Doyle

The Female Monster is alive and well in the pop-cultural imagination. What does she tell us about ourselves and how we live today?Share this

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2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

Damon Gameau

Based on Damon Gameau's 2019 documentary, 2040, 2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration is a practical manual that provides you and your family with the tools and inspiration to live a more sustainable life - NOW.

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The Mosquito

The Mosquito

Timothy Winegard

The surprising true story of how the course of human history was redirected, time and again, by the pesky mosquito.

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 Special priceBolder

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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 Read reviewSalt: Selected Stories and Essays

Salt: Selected Stories and Essays

Bruce Pascoe

A collection of stories and essays by the award-winning author of Dark Emu, showcasing his shimmering genius across a lifetime of work.

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Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love

Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love

Naomi Wolf

The bestselling author of Vagina illuminates a dramatic history - how a single English law in 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting down to our day.

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Beyond the Bump

Beyond the Bump

Sally Shepherd

Beyond the Bump is a thoughtful and practical guide that aims to help new mums feel calm, confident and equipped to face the physical, emotional and mental hurdles they may encounter post birth.    

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First, They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks

First, They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks

Habiburahman, Sophie Ansel

For the first time, a Rohingya speaks up to expose the persecution facing his people

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Growing Up Queer in Australia

Growing Up Queer in Australia

Benjamin Law

Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity.

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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

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Influenza

Influenza

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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Three Birds Renovations

Three Birds Renovations

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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No Worries

No Worries

Sarah Edelman

From the bestselling author of Change Your Thinking comes No Worries - the clear, compassionate and practical guide to understanding and managing anxiety and worry.

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The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

Susannah Stapleton

The enthralling true story of the curious life and career of Maud West, one of Britain's first and best-known female detectives.

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America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

Steven M Gillon

A major biography by New York Times bestselling historian Steven M. Gillon.

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The Stonewall Reader

The Stonewall Reader

Jason Baumann, Edmund White

For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it.

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 Special priceI Like to Watch

I Like to Watch

Emily Nussbaum

From The New Yorker's fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch.    

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A Spanner in the Works

A Spanner in the Works

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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Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping

Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping

Roger Faligot

Are the Chinese secret services now the most powerful in the world? After a long investigation into Beijing's intelligence services and the backrooms of international politics, journalist Roger Faligot may have found the answer.

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Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego and History's Vandals

Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego and History’s Vandals

Julie Cotter

Join respected art historian Dr Julie Cotter as she journeys through eras, continents and regimes to examine the extraordinary stories of Portraits Destroyed.

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Winning for Women: A Personal Story

Winning for Women: A Personal Story

Iola Mathews

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Perfect Motion

Perfect Motion

Jono Lineen

Since our first ancestor rose up to place one foot in front of another, our desire to walk has produced fundamental changes in our bodies and minds.

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The Art of Growing Up

The Art of Growing Up

John Marsden

A manifesto on all aspects of growing up - from parenting and education to the role of literature and imagination - by one of Australia's most passionate and experienced educators and bestselling authors.

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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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 Read reviewA Wunch of Bankers

A Wunch of Bankers

Daniel Ziffer

For Daniel Ziffer and his Australia-wide audience, it was a complicated, galling, and gasp-inducing year at the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

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The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia

The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia

Nathan Filer

A powerful work of non-fiction and the natural sequel to his Costa Book of the Year Award-winning The Shock of the Fall.

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Digital Cash

Digital Cash

Finn Brunton

The fascinating untold story of digital cash and its creators, from experiments in the 1970s to the mania over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. --Provided by publisher.

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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

Uncovering the science behind how and why we age.

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Dope World: Adventures in Drug Lands

Dope World: Adventures in Drug Lands

Niko Vorobyov

a definitive and global exploration into the war on drugs and the effect it's having on humanity

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Plots and Prayers

Plots and Prayers

Niki Savva

In an enthralling sequel to her bestselling The Road to Ruin, Niki Savva reveals the inside story of eight days of madness that cast a Liberal prime minister and his party into the outer darkness of Australian politics.

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 Read reviewSee What You Made Me Do

See What You Made Me Do

Jess Hill

Combining exhaustive research with riveting storytelling, See What You Made Me Do dismantles the flawed logic of victim-blaming and challenges everything you thought you knew about domestic and family violence.

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The New Manhood: Love, Freedom, Spirit and the New Masculinity

The New Manhood: Love, Freedom, Spirit and the New Masculinity

Steve Biddulph

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The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

Harry Smith

On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. 

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My Friend Anna

My Friend Anna

Rachel DeLoache Williams

How does it feel to be betrayed by your closest friend? A close friend who turns out to be the most prolific grifter in New York City...

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Our Mob Served

Our Mob Served

Allison Cadzow, Mary Anne Jebb

Our Mob Served presents a moving and little-known history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander war time and defence service, told through the vivid oral histories and treasured family images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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Syria's Secret Library: The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope

Syria’s Secret Library: The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope

Mike Thomson

The extraordinary story of how the besieged and half-starved Syrian town of Darayya is drawing hope and inspiration from its secret underground library.

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Australia's Original Languages: An Introduction

Australia’s Original Languages: An Introduction

R. M. W. Dixon

An introduction to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages that explains their distinctive features accessibly for readers who have no previous experience with learning another language, and shows how language reflects...

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This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill

Extinction Rebellion

It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about climate change. Our last chance to save the world as we know it.   

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 Read reviewBreaking Badly

Breaking Badly

Georgie Dent

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Waste Not Everyday

Waste Not Everyday

Erin Rhoads

All the tips, tricks and motivation you need to transition to a less wasteful life.

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Falter

Falter

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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This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto

Suketu Mehta

When today's immigrants are asked, `Why are you here?', they can justly respond, `We are here because you were there.' And now that they are here, as Mehta demonstrates, immigrants bring great benefits, enabling countries and...

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Range

Range

David Epstein

Range is the ground-breaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the 21st Century, from David Epstein the acclaimed author of The Sports Gene.

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Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

Tim Smedley

Clearing the Air is essential reading for anyone who cares about the air they breathe. And this much becomes clear: in the fight against air pollution, we all have a part to play. The fightback has begun.

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 Read reviewAustralia 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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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Lori Gottlieb

From a New York Timesbest-selling writer, psychotherapist, and advice columnist, a brilliant and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are in crisis (and so is she) --

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 Read reviewUnconditional Love

Unconditional Love

Jocelyn Moorhouse

A raw and powerful memoir of motherhood, autism and filmmaking by Australian director, Jocelyn Moorhouse

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Wild and Crazy Guys

Wild and Crazy Guys

Nick de Semlyen

The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood.

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Becoming

Becoming

Michelle Obama

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

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The End of Forgetting

The End of Forgetting

Kate Eichhorn

Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, our younger selves have been captured and preserved online. But what happens, Kate Eichhorn asks, when we can't leave our most embarrassing moments behind? Rather than a childhood cut short by a...

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 Read reviewFake

Fake

Stephanie Wood

A powerful, richly layered investigative story for our times, drawing on the personal stories of the author and other women who have been drawn into relationships based on duplicity and false hope.

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Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself

Promise Me You’ll Shoot Yourself

Florian Huber

An important exploration of a shocking and previously unacknowledged chapter in German history.

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Sundowner of the Skies:

Sundowner of the Skies:

Mary Garden

In October 1930 Oscar Garden, a young man aged just 27 years old walked into an aerodrome in the South of England, climbing into the open cockpit of a second hand Gypsy Moth aeroplane he decided to fly to Australia. At the time he...

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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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Paper Emperors

Paper Emperors

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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Mama's Boy: A Memoir

Mama’s Boy: A Memoir

Dustin Lance Black

A candid, vivid, powerfully resonant memoir about growing up Mormon in Texas from an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and leading spokesperson for LGBTQ rights.

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Walks in the Wild

Walks in the Wild

Peter Wohlleben

Learn to find your way around the woods without a compass or GPS, which berries and mushrooms are good to eat, how to read animal tracks and what it's like to spend a night alone in a forest.Walks in the Wild has everything you...

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Whole

Whole

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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Alice to Prague

Alice to Prague

Tanya Heaslip

A bittersweet story of a search for identity, belonging and love, set in a time, a place and with a man that fill Tanya's life with contradictions.

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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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The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

Peter Hessler

An intimate account of the Arab Spring, and Egypt's past and present, seen through the eyes of a wide range of Egyptians: political operators, archaeologists and garbage collectors; women, the queer community and migrants.

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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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 Read reviewFrom Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

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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 Special priceRobert 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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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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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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 Special priceMother: An Unconventional History

Mother: An Unconventional History

Sarah Knott

An innovative and intimate history of maternity.  

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Live Like A Stoic: 52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

Live Like A Stoic: 52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

Massimo Pigliucci, Gregory Lopez

The answers to our daily worries and anxieties - big or small - lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life.

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Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

Amanda Montell

A brash, enlightening and wildly entertaining feminist look at gendered language and the way it shapes us.

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 Special priceThe Lost Art of Scripture

The Lost Art of Scripture

Karen Armstrong

An urgent review of the use and abuse of holy texts in today's world - and a call for understanding and compassion at a time when religion is viewed as a source of conflict.

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Chanel's Riviera: Peace and War on the Cote d'Azur

Chanel’s Riviera: Peace and War on the Cote d'Azur

Anne de Courcy

Bestselling social historian Anne de Courcy reveals the glamour and grit of the Second World War on the French Riviera

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The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s 1984

Dorian Lynskey

In The Ministry of Truth, Dorian Lynskey charts the life of George Orwell's 1984: one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, a perennial bestseller, and a work that remains more relevant than ever in today's tumultuous...

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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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A Better Death

A Better Death

Ranjana Srivastava

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Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs

Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs

Jane McAdam, Fiona Chong

Everyone has the right to seek asylum under international law, but public discourse in Australia about refugees is dominated by scare-mongering and political point-scoring. Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong provide a wholly updated...

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The Road Before Me Weeps

The Road Before Me Weeps

Nick Thorpe

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

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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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No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir

No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir

Ani DiFranco

A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco

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On the Other Side of Freedom

On the Other Side of Freedom

DeRay Mckesson

Our work needs no more martyrs. You can fight these fights and live.

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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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Notes to Self

Notes to Self

Emilie Pine

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Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Dr 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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How We Fight White Supremacy

How We Fight White Supremacy

Akiba Solomon, Kenrya Rankin

This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice-and ideas for how each of us can contribute.

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People's Republic of Walmart

People’s Republic of Walmart

Leigh Philips, Michal Rozworski

Since the demise of the USSR, the mantle of the largest planned economies in the world has been taken up by the likes of Walmart, Amazon and other multinational corporations.

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Extraordinary Insects

Extraordinary Insects

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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So Much Longing in So Little Space

So Much Longing in So Little Space

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey

Karl Ove Knausgaard on the artist Edvard Munch, and how we experience the world through art

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 Special priceLast Days at Hot Slit

Last Days at Hot Slit

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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Anxious Kids: How Children Can Turn Their Anxiety into Resilience

Anxious Kids: How Children Can Turn Their Anxiety into Resilience

Michael Grose, Jodi Richardson

Anxious Kids offers parents a new perspective on their children's anxiety, encouraging them to view each episode as an opportunity to empower their kids with the skills to manage anxiety, and thrive.

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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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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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The Moment of Lift

The Moment of Lift

Melinda Gates

A passionate argument for female empowerment by Melinda Gates, one of the world's most admired and respected women.

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Raising Girls in the Twenty-First Century

Raising Girls in the Twenty-First Century

Steve Biddulph

The revised and updated edition of the bestselling parenting classic

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The War for Kindness

The War for Kindness

Jamil Zaki

At the forefront of empathy research, Dr. Jamil Zaki has made an important discovery: empathy is flexible.

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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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The Snowy: A History

The Snowy: A History

Siobhan McHugh

The Snowy -- A History tells the extraordinary story of the mostly migrant workforce who built one of the world's engineering marvels.

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 Special priceAn Unconventional Wife

An Unconventional Wife

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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