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 Special priceGlimpses of Australian Birdlife

Glimpses of Australian Birdlife

Peter Slater, Sally Elmer, Raoul Slater

In Glimpses of Australian Birds, authors Peter Slater & Sally Elmer with Raoul Slater take us into the world of birds as they see it.To photograph this book, Raoul Slater spent days sitting in hides with primitive cameras or...

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh

Carl Zimmer

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society - a force set to...

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The World Broke in Two

The World Broke in Two

Bill Goldstein

Based on original research, The World Broke in Two captures both the literary breakthroughs and the intense personal dramas of these beloved writers as they strive for greatness.

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 Special priceBlack & Decker: The Book of Home How-to (Updated 2nd Edition)

Black & Decker: The Book of Home How-to (Updated 2nd Edition)

Editors of Cool Springs Press

BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To Revised and Updated is the most complete and current home reference book available covering just about every home repair or improvement project imaginable in full color, step-by step...

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 Special priceBob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History

Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History

Richie Unterberger

Bob Marley and the Wailers documents the band's crucial role in establishing reggae's global popularity, with socially conscious lyrics that made Marley a symbol of pride and justice.

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The Lady Queen

The Lady Queen

Nancy Goldstone

The riveting history of a beautiful queen, a shocking murder, a papal trial - and a reign as triumphant as any in the Middle Ages.

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Francis I: The Maker of Modern France

Francis I: The Maker of Modern France

Leonie Frieda

The bestselling author of Catherine de Medici turns to Francis I, the king who transformed France into a great nation.

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More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales

More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales

Robert Bly

National Book Award-winning poet and author of the internationally best-selling Iron John, Robert Bly revisits a selection of fairy tales and examines how these enduring narratives capture the essence of human nature.

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 Special priceLandmarks

Landmarks

Robert Macfarlane

Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. This is a guide to literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands...

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 Special priceWhy Bowie Matters

Why Bowie Matters

Will Brooker

A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life's work and journey, and why he will...

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 Special price Read reviewMantel Pieces

Mantel Pieces

Hilary Mantel

A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of the Wolf Hall Trilogy.    

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 Special priceVargic's Curious Cosmic Compendium

Vargic’s Curious Cosmic Compendium

Martin Vargic

Discover the cosmos like you've never seen it before with internet sensation, Martin Vargic, at your side.

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Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

Ryan H. Walsh

A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more.

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 Special priceThe Games: A Global History of the Olympics

The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

David Goldblatt

The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic games-by a New York Times best-selling sportswriter. A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2016

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Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

Stephen Kotkin

Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history

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The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court

The Queen’s Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth’s Court

Anna Whitelock

Historian Anna Whitelock offers a revealing look at the Elizabethan court and the politics of intimacy, dramatically reconstructing the Queen's quarters and the women who patrolled them

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 Read reviewBetween Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Roberto Bolano, Ignacio Echevarria, Natasha Wimmer

The essays of Roberto Bolano in English at last.

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 Special priceReef Life: An Underwater Memoir

Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir

Callum Roberts

A hugely affecting memoir by the world's leading coral reef scientist, revealing the thrill of diving and the vital science and story of these majestic reefs.

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The Pope Who Would Be King

The Pope Who Would Be King

David I Kertzer

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of the bloody revolution that stripped the pope of political power and signaled the birth of modern Europe.

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 Special priceImagine John Yoko

Imagine John Yoko

John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon's iconic, beloved song and illustrations by award-winning artist Jean Jullien, this poignant and timely picture book dares to imagine a world at peace. Imagine is being published in partnership...

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 Special priceSunday's Kitchen: Food and Living at Heide

Sunday’s Kitchen: Food and Living at Heide

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan, Stephanie Alexander

Sunday Reed was a passionate cook and gardener, who believed in home-grown produce, seasonal cooking and a communal table. 'Sunday's Kitchen' tells the story of food and living at the home of John and Sunday Reed, two of...

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 Special priceHead Case

Head Case

Cole Cohen

A spirited, wry, and utterly original memoir about one woman's struggle to make her way and set up a life after doctors discover a hole the size of a lemon in her brain.

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 Special priceThe Forgotten Notebook

The Forgotten Notebook

Betty Churcher

The Forgotten Notebook is based on sketches Betty Churcher drew in the great galleries of the world when she raced through them as director of the National Gallery of Australia in the 1990s on her way to arrange the loans of...

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 Special priceAffairs of the Art: Love, loss and power in the art world

Affairs of the Art: Love, loss and power in the art world

Katrina Strickland

Through interviews with those handling the estates of artists including Fred Williams, Brett Whiteley, John Brack, Howard Arkley, Bronwyn Oliver, George Baldessin and Albert Tucker, as well as a raft of art dealers, academics,...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Steven Pinker

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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 Special priceThis Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

This Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

Martin Hagglund

A serious and original philosopher explores the purpose of your life.

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 Special priceMr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

Mr Guilfoyle’s Shakespearian Botany

Edmee Cudmore, Diana Hill

William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist and writer. Here are his collected writings on the dozens of plants, fruits and flowers William...

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 Special priceModern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the truth to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed. Equal parts romance and...

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 Special priceKill Chain: Drone and the Rise of High-Tech Assassins

Kill Chain: Drone and the Rise of High-Tech Assassins

Andrew Cockburn

Reveals the technology, politics, and secrecy behind remote control killing

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 Special price'Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More

‘Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More

Iggy Pop

Lyrics, essays and photographs from one of music's most influential, enduring and endearing artists.

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 Special priceA Beer in the Loire

A Beer in the Loire

Tommy Barnes

An irresistible feast of humour and heart featuring colourful characters, a stunning location, and an inspiring collection of beer recipes

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 Special priceThe Warburgs

The Warburgs

Ron Chernow

The definitive biography of the twentieth century's great German-Jewish banking family.

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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

Antony Beevor

From critically acclaimed world historian Beevor comes the first major account in more than 20 years to cover the whole Normandy invasion, from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25 of the same year. b&w...

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 Special priceStranger Than Kindness

Stranger Than Kindness

Nick Cave

A journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

A.N. Wilson

In this companion biography to the acclaimed Victoria, Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince Albert, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the royal consort's birth.

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 Special priceStoned: Photographs and Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones

Stoned: Photographs and Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones

Jo Wood

A never-before-seen look inside the world of the Rolling Stones.

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 Special priceWho Rules the World?

Who Rules the World?

Noam Chomsky

Examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post 9/11 world. Drawing on examples ranging from expanding drone assassination programs to civil war in Syria to the violence in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine,...

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 Special priceSelected Letters

Selected Letters

D. Bailey, Cicero

Provides a brief biographical sketch of the Roman consul and orator, and gathers his selected correspondence, in which he discusses social and political life in the Roman Empire.

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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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Rebel in the Ranks

Rebel in the Ranks

Brad S Gregory

With the scholarship of a world-class historian and the keen eye of a biographer, Gregory offers readers an in-depth portrait of Martin Luther, a reluctant rebel in the ranks, and a detailed examination of the Reformation to...

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 Special pricePower of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Power of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Rupert Guinness

In Power of the Pedal, cycling journalist Rupert Guinness reveals 200 years of the bike in Australia, covering not only its place in Australian everyday life but also the big races, here and abroad. Along the way, read about...

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 Special priceThe 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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 Special priceHome and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Fredrik Ekelund, Don Bartlett, Sean Kinsella

The author is sitting at home in Skane with his wife, four small children and a dog. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays football on the beach. In this football book, two authors use football and the World Cup in...

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 Special priceTestosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Cordelia Fine

A landmark new book from Cordelia Fine, author of the hugely influential Delusions of Gender

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 Special priceThe Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

Wendy Moore

From the author of the No. 1 bestseller WEDLOCK, the story of two pioneering men of science, and a nation in thrall to mesmerism...

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 Special priceRebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Mike Rapport

A brilliant historical narrative of London, Paris and New York in the Age of Revolution, just as they were transforming into the great global cities we know them to be today.

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