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  • CABINET OF LINGUISTIC CURIOSITIES : A YEARBOOK OF FORGOTTEN WORDS
    CABINET OF LINGUISTIC CURIOSITIES : A YEARBOOK OF FORGOTTEN WORDS
    JONES PAUL ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9781783963584
    Title: CABINET OF LINGUISTIC CURIOSITIES : A YEARBOOK OF FORGOTTEN WORDS
    Author: JONES PAUL ANTHONY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A whole year's worth of linguistic curiosities, just waiting to be discovered.; Within these pages you might leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the web of connections in the English language.; 1 January quaaltagh (n.) the first person you meet on New Year's Day; 1 April dorbellist (n.) a fool, a dull-witted dolt; 12 May word-grubber (n.) someone who uses obscure or difficult words in everyday conversation; 25 September theic (adj.) an excessive drinker of tea; 24 December doniferous (adj.) carrying a gift; Paul Anthony Jones has unearthed a wealth of strange and forgotten words: illuminating some aspect of the day, or simply telling a cracking good yarn, each reveals a story. Written with a light touch that belies the depth of research it contains, this is both a fascinating compendium of etymology and a captivating historical miscellany. Dip into this beautiful book to be delighted and intrigued throughout the year.

    Imprint: ELLIOTT AND THOMPSON
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CALL OF THE REED WARBLER : A New Agriculture - A New Earth
    CALL OF THE REED WARBLER : A New Agriculture - A New Earth
    MASSY CHARLES
    ISBN: 9780702253416
    Title: CALL OF THE REED WARBLER : A New Agriculture - A New Earth
    Author: MASSY CHARLES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This ground-breaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food. Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is a story of how a grassroots revolution - a true underground insurgency - can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food. Using his personal experience as a touchstone - from an unknowing, chemical-using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2000-hectare property to a state of natural health - Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. He shows - through evocative stories - how innovative farmers are finding a new way and interweaves his own local landscape, its seasons and biological richness. At stake is not only a revolution in human health and our communities but the very survival of the planet. For farmer, backyard gardener, food buyer, health worker, policy maker and public leader alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a tangible path forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our earth. It comprises a powerful and moving paean of hope.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • CAN YOU HEAR THE SEA? : My Grandmother's Story
    CAN YOU HEAR THE SEA? : My Grandmother's Story
    NIALL BRENDA
    ISBN: 9781925498790
    Title: CAN YOU HEAR THE SEA? : My Grandmother's Story
    Author: NIALL BRENDA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Brenda Niall has turned her biographer's eye to a personal subject - her grandmother, Aggie. She tells the story of a fiercely independent and intelligent woman who braved a new country as a single woman, teaching in a country school, before marrying a Riverina grazier, whose large powerful family was wary of the newcomer with ideas of her own. Aggie dealt with hardships and loneliness after the early and drawn-out death of her husband, and brought up her seven children to be happy - all with a calm determination. But it was the memory box and her longing for the sea that captured the imagination of her granddaughter.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY
    CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY
    PIKETTY THOMAS
    ISBN: 9780674979857
    Title: CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY
    Author: PIKETTY THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
    Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty says, and may do so again.
    A work of extraordinary ambition, originality, and rigor, Capital in the Twenty-First Century reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today.


    Imprint: BELKNAP PRESS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • CAROLINE CHISHOLM : An Irresistible Force - How Caroline Chisholm Helped Shape a Nation   **Special Price**
    CAROLINE CHISHOLM : An Irresistible Force - How Caroline Chisholm Helped Shape a Nation **Special Price**
    GOLDMAN SARAH
    ISBN: 9781460753439
    Title: CAROLINE CHISHOLM : An Irresistible Force - How Caroline Chisholm Helped Shape a Nation **Special Price**
    Author: GOLDMAN SARAH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A fresh, spirited and engaging biography of a fascinating and influential woman who was absolutely instrumental in shaping modern Australia - but whose influence and importance has largely been forgotten.

    Caroline Chisholm was a take-no-prisoners game-changer of colonial Australia - as well as a charming, wholly committed, and utterly determined force of nature. Arriving in Australia in 1838, she was appalled by the plight of young female immigrants in Australia - there were no jobs for them, no accommodation, and many of them resorted to prostitution to survive. In response to this need, Caroline became a woman on a mission. She met every immigrant ship and became a familiar figure on the wharves, finding positions for immigrant girls and sheltering many of them in her home. As the government of the day refused to help, Chisholm established accommodation, services and the first employment office in the colony, drawing up the first ever employment contracts in Australia. She established minimum wages, found jobs and homes, created employment agencies in a dozen rural centres as well, and she managed to do all this without any assistance from the government of the time. In many ways a proto-feminist and committed social activist, she utterly transformed life in Australia.

    A long overdue, contemporary and lively reassessment of Caroline, whichs brings to life her spirited character, her modern relevance, her feminist credentials and her egalitarian spirit.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $34.99
  • CARRINGTONS LETTERS : Her Art Her Loves Her Friendships
    CARRINGTONS LETTERS : Her Art Her Loves Her Friendships
    CARRINGTON DORA
    ISBN: 9780701187583
    Title: CARRINGTONS LETTERS : Her Art Her Loves Her Friendships
    Author: CARRINGTON DORA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Dora Carrington was considered an outsider to Bloomsbury, but she lived right at its heart. Known only by her surname, she was the star of her year at the Slade School of Fine Art, but never achieved the fame her early career promised. For over a decade she was the companion of homosexual writer Lytton Strachey, and killed herself, stricken without him, when he died in 1932. She was also a prolific and exuberant correspondent.

    Carrington was not consciously a pioneer or a feminist, but in her determination to live life according to her own nature – especially in relation to her work, her passionate friendships and her fluid attitude to sex, gender and sexuality – she fought battles that remain familiar and urgent today. She was friends with the greatest minds of the day and her correspondence stars a roster of fascinating characters – Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Rosamund Lehmann, Maynard Keynes to name but a few.

    Carrington’s Letters introduces the maverick artist and compelling personality to a new generation for the first time with fresh correspondence never before published. Unmediated, passionate, startlingly honest and very playful, reading Carrington’s letters is like having her whisper in your ear and embrace you gleefully.

    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • CATCH : The Story of Fishing in Australia
    CATCH : The Story of Fishing in Australia
    CLARK ANNA
    ISBN: 9780642279064
    Title: CATCH : The Story of Fishing in Australia
    Author: CLARK ANNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    In every coastal town in Australia, there’s a bait shop and a boat ramp, and, in garages around the country, fishing rods are strung up waiting for their next outing. Many of us have a special fishing spot, and families pass on tips from generation to generation and exchange fishy tales of amazing catches and near misses.

    Bringing her personal passion for throwing in a line, author Anna Clark celebrates the enduring pleasure of fishing in The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia. This book charts the history of fishing, from the first known accounts of Indigenous fishing and early European encounters with Australia’s waters, to the latest fishing fads; from the introduction of trout and fly fishing to the challenges of balancing needs of commercial and recreational fishers.

    Imprint: NAT LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • CHAMPAGNE : A Secret History
    CHAMPAGNE : A Secret History
    WALTERS ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781760630690
    Title: CHAMPAGNE : A Secret History
    Author: WALTERS ROBERT
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Once upon a time, the region of Champagne produced only still wines - wines that were not meant to sparkle. If a Champagne had bubbles in it, it was faulty, undrinkable, an abomination.

    How did Champagne go from vin du diable ('devil's wine') to Veuve Clicquot?

    And how did the rise of a group of artisanal producers in Champagne over the last twenty years challenge everything we thought we knew about this famous wine and region?

    In Champagne: A Secret History, Robert Walters takes us on a journey to visit these great growers. Along the way, he reveals the clandestine history of the region and dispels many of the myths that persist about the world's most celebrated wine style. Controversial and ground-breaking, this book will change the way you think about Champagne.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • CHARLIE AND LOLA : A Dog With Nice Ears
    CHARLIE AND LOLA : A Dog With Nice Ears
    CHILD LAUREN
    ISBN: 9781408346136
    Title: CHARLIE AND LOLA : A Dog With Nice Ears
    Author: CHILD LAUREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lola wants a dog - but the qualities of her perfect pooch seem oddly like those of a ... rabbit!

    Silly, surprising, thoughtful and fun, Charlie and Lola are on top form in this fantastically funny story, packed full of dogs of every shape, size and colour. Lauren Child's endlessly endearing characters and inimitable humour will be a sure-fire hit with existing and new fans - this is the perfect tale for anyone who has ever imagined what having the perfect pet would be like.

    A new Charlie and Lola story is the gold standard in picture books - the perfect read-aloud that both children and parents will love.

    Imprint: ORCHARD BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CHARLIE AND LOLA : Classic Gift Slipcase - A Pair of Two Extremely Classic Stories
    CHARLIE AND LOLA : Classic Gift Slipcase - A Pair of Two Extremely Classic Stories
    CHILD LAUREN
    ISBN: 9781408350485
    Title: CHARLIE AND LOLA : Classic Gift Slipcase - A Pair of Two Extremely Classic Stories
    Author: CHILD LAUREN
    Format: SLIP CASE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This beautiful box set contains two classic Charlie and Lola picture books, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. A perfect gift to introduce this much-loved pair to a new generation of fans!

    Contains the Kate Greenaway Medal winning I Will Not Never Eat a Tomato. An innovative and fun-filled book about fussy eating - guaranteed to make dinner time fun.

    Lola will not eat peas. In fact, she won't eat carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, sausages, cauliflower, cabbage or baked beans. And she will absolutely not ever NEVER eat a tomato. But when Charlie explains that peas are actually green drops from Greenland, and carrots are really orange twiglets from Jupiter, even Lola is tempted to clear her plate . . .

    And I Am Not Sleepy and I will Not Got To Bed - a brilliantly original story about the problem of tricky bedtimes.

    Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to try and get her to go to bed. This is a hard job because Lola likes to stay up late. Lola says, "I am not slightly sleepy at 6 or 7 or 8. I am still wide awake at 9 and not at all tired at 10, 11 and 12 and I will probably still be perky at even 13 o'clock in the morning."

    Imprint: ORCHARD BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $24.95
  • CHASER ANNUAL 2017
    CHASER ANNUAL 2017
    CHASER THE
    ISBN: 9781863959872
    Title: CHASER ANNUAL 2017
    Author: CHASER THE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It's back, better than ever. Featuring a full wrap of all the news, sport, entertainment and Trump jokes from a year that will forever be remembered as "Oh my God, remember 2017?" The Chaser Annual 2017 also features original writing by some of Australia's top comedy writers, with overviews of the year ahead in global politics and finance. Plus Cassie Sainsbury provides a comprehensive guide to making a quick buck sponsored by Sony Headphones. The perfect gift for fans of The Chaser, as well as people who like reading slightly out of date topical comedy.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $24.95

    Price: $24.95
  • CHOKE   **Special Price**
    CHOKE **Special Price**
    LAGUNA SOFIE
    ISBN: 9781760297244
    Title: CHOKE **Special Price**
    Author: LAGUNA SOFIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    I never had words to ask anybody the questions, so I never had the answers.

    Abandoned by her mother as a toddler and only occasionally visited by her volatile father who keeps dangerous secrets, Justine is raised solely by her Pop, an old man tormented by visions of the Burma Railway. Justine finds sanctuary in Pop's chooks and The Choke, where the banks of the Murray River are so narrow they can almost touch - a place of staggering natural beauty that is both a source of peace and danger. Although Justine doesn't know it, her father is a menacing criminal and the world she is exposed to is one of great peril to her. She has to make sense of it on her own - and when she eventually does, she knows what she has to do.

    A brilliant, haunting novel about a child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power, guns and violence, in which grown-ups can't be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature, The Choke is a compassionate and claustrophobic vision of a child in danger and a society in deep trouble. Sofie Laguna, winner of the 2015 Miles Franklin Award for The Eye of the Sheep, once again shows she is a writer of rare empathy, originality and blazing talent.


    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CHRONICLES OF A LIQUID SOCIETY   **Special Price**
    CHRONICLES OF A LIQUID SOCIETY **Special Price**
    ECO UMBERTO
    ISBN: 9781911215318
    Title: CHRONICLES OF A LIQUID SOCIETY **Special Price**
    Author: ECO UMBERTO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. A celebrated essayist as well as novelist, in this, his last collection, he explores many aspects of the modern world with irrepressible curiosity and wisdom.

    A crisis in ideological values, a crisis in politics, unbridled individualism – the familiar backdrop to our lives: a ‘liquid society’ where it’s not easy to find a polestar, though stars and starlets are not lacking.

    In these pieces, written by Eco as articles for his regular column in l’Espresso magazine, he brings his dazzling erudition and keen sense of the everyday to bear on topics such as popular culture and politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, mobile phones, mass media, racism, good manners and the crisis in ideological values. It is a final gift to his readers – astute, witty and illuminating.

    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $39.99
  • CITIES BOOK
    CITIES BOOK
    ISBN: 9781786577580
    Title: CITIES BOOK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back. Fully revised and updated, it's a celebration of 200 of the world's great cities, beautifully photographed and packed with trip advice and recommendations from our experts - making it the perfect companion for any traveller deciding where to visit next.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $59.99
  • CITY OF CROWS   **Special Price**
    CITY OF CROWS **Special Price**
    WOMERSLEY CHRIS
    ISBN: 9781760551100
    Title: CITY OF CROWS **Special Price**
    Author: WOMERSLEY CHRIS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A haunting novel of love and witchcraft set in seventeenth-century France from award-winning writer Chris Womersley.

    A woman's heart contains all things. Her heart is tender and loving, but it has other elements. It contains fire and intrigue and mighty storms. Shipwreck and all that has ever happened in the world. Murder, if need be...

    1673. Desperate to save herself and her only surviving child Nicolas from an outbreak of plague, Charlotte Picot flees her tiny village in the French countryside. But when Nicolas is abducted by a troop of slavers, Charlotte resorts to witchcraft and summons assistance in the shape of a malevolent man. She and her companion travel to Paris where they become further entwined in the underground of sorcerers and poisoners - and where each is forced to reassess their ideas of good and evil. Before Charlotte is finished she will wander hell's halls, trade with a witch and accept a demon's fealty. Meanwhile, a notorious criminal is unexpectedly released from the prison galleys where he has served a brutal sentence for sacrilege...

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CLASSIC ART MEMES
    CLASSIC ART MEMES
    WARD ROB
    ISBN: 9781787411883
    Title: CLASSIC ART MEMES
    Author: WARD ROB
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This hilarious book is full of laugh-out-loud classic art memes to brighten your day.

    Hath thou seen thy Classic Art Memes?

    From renaissance to baroque, rococo to romantics, historical art is made hysterical with amusing modern wit in this laugh-out-loud book.

    Imprint: TEMPLAR PUBLISHING
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
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