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  • FAIR DINKUM! : AUSSIE SLANG
    FAIR DINKUM! : AUSSIE SLANG
    NELSON H G
    ISBN: 9780642278791
    Title: FAIR DINKUM! : AUSSIE SLANG
    Author: NELSON H G
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Australian slang unites the true blue and the dinky-di and separates the cheeky little possums from the happy little Vegemites. In this attractive new pictorial guide, readers will learn to distinguish their drongos from their dropkicks and discover where our unique vernacular comes from.

    Discover the connection between bludgers and pimps, drongos and a winless horse. Aussie slang tells us much about our history; in this book are words that have evolved from Indigenous languages, the dialects of the British Isles and the names, catchphrases and peccadillos of Australian celebrities.

    Alongside the fascinating etymological information are striking images from the National Library’s vast Pictures Collection—used to great humorous effect in illustrating the slang words and phrases—and commentaries by H.G. Nelson, the man who, together with Rampaging Roy Slaven, brought the world the ‘battered sav’, the ‘hullo boys’ and the ‘spinning date’, all gymnastics moves that need little further explanation. A mix of traditional and modern slang, in a fresh design, this guide will educate and entertain readers, and tickle their funny bones.

    Imprint: NAT LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • FASHION HOUSE
    FASHION HOUSE
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781742708928
    Title: FASHION HOUSE
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Fashion House is a collection of beautifully illustrated interiors depicting inspirational interior design and how these can be achieved. It will inspire and delight anyone with a love of fashion, a penchant for interior design or an appreciate for beautiful illustration. Ever dreamed you could live in the suite of a Manhattan socialite? Or the grand estate of one of London's men-about-town, or a Parisian vintage loft? Within the sumptuously illustrated pages of this book you will find that all of your extravagant dreams of interior design have come true.

    Internationally acclaimed illustrator Megan Hess has assembled some of the most decadent and indulgent interior designs from around the world in this collection, Fashion House - beautiful interiors which are guaranteed to delight and inspire.

    Drawn on her years of experience working as an illustrator for internationl brands such as Tiffanys, Chanel and Christian Dior, Hess has combined her love of interior design with her signature illustrations to create a book which both celebrates style and offers advice on how we can achieve it.

    With suggestions ranging from using patterns and fabrics on wallpaper and upholstery to the benefits of the eclectic chair, this book celebrates the icons of interior design, past and present.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • FIVE AT THE OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
    FIVE AT THE OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
    VINCENT BRUNO
    ISBN: 9781786487674
    Title: FIVE AT THE OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
    Author: VINCENT BRUNO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Join the Five as they set out to give the best office Christmas party ever, in the most traditional of fashions. Of course, true to form, things don't go quite according to plan . . .

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • FIVE ESCAPE BEXIT ISLAND
    FIVE ESCAPE BEXIT ISLAND
    VINCENT BRUNO
    ISBN: 9781786486981
    Title: FIVE ESCAPE BEXIT ISLAND
    Author: VINCENT BRUNO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The topical sequel to last year's runaway bestseller.

    It's a year after the Brexit vote. The four housemates and Timmy are on a visit to see their evil genius cousin Rupert. Rupert owns a chunk of the Jurassic Coast, part of which he has turned into an island and declared independence from Britain. Its fifteenth-century Dorset castle is a tourist attraction, but a computer hack puts the ancient fortifications into lockdown and plunges the Five into peril. Can our intrepid friends escape to the safety of mainland Europe?

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • FIVE GET BEACH BODY READY
    FIVE GET BEACH BODY READY
    VINCENT BRUNO
    ISBN: 9781786484734
    Title: FIVE GET BEACH BODY READY
    Author: VINCENT BRUNO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans.

    Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy are keen to hone their physiques ready for the summer holidays. All it will take is a bit of effort and willpower . . . and pulling together as a team. What could possibly stand in their way?

    True to form, the path to the body beautiful is less straightforward than they hope!


    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • FIVE GET GRAN ONLINE
    FIVE GET GRAN ONLINE
    VINCENT BRUNO
    ISBN: 9781786483867
    Title: FIVE GET GRAN ONLINE
    Author: VINCENT BRUNO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Five go north to see their grandmother - Granny Barnard - who they haven't caught up with for many years, since she remarried. She is alone over the Easter weekend and so the Five decide to look after and reconnect.

    They're shocked to find it's been so long that they don't recognise her at all. While they're there, they try to help her with her computer. They try first to fix her iTunes account, and then her internet banking - after all it's the least they can do! However everything they touch turns to dust. They end up getting her cut off from the internet, the gas and the electricity, and reduced to a World War II-style privations - that is until the toddler from next door comes in and fixes everything. They return home somewhat with their tails between their legs, only to discover that with their help Gran has learned to make videos, and has become an internet sensation.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • FIVE GET ON THE PROPERTY LADDER
    FIVE GET ON THE PROPERTY LADDER
    VINCENT BRUNO
    ISBN: 9781786484758
    Title: FIVE GET ON THE PROPERTY LADDER
    Author: VINCENT BRUNO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Join the Five as they struggle to get their feet (and paws) on the first rung of the property ladder. Luckily cousin Rupert is on hand to help. But not before they've had some very exciting adventures. Who knew that it was all going to be so difficult?

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • FIVE GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
    FIVE GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
    VINCENT BRUNO
    ISBN: 9781786484772
    Title: FIVE GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
    Author: VINCENT BRUNO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy go camping in the deep dark woods. Sleep does not come easily, so they have the brilliant idea of telling each other spooky stories.

    Join the Five as they scare themselves witless recounting tales that would terrify the bravest of souls. From encounters with American werewolves and being lost in space, to ghostly graveyard apparitions, it is hardly surprising that there is a sleepless night ahead of the intrepid crew. Even grumpy old Uncle Quentin and kind Aunt Fanny cannot be relied upon to be entirely themselves . . .

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • FIVE GO DOWN UNDER
    FIVE GO DOWN UNDER
    HAMLEY SOPHIE
    ISBN: 9780733639623
    Title: FIVE GO DOWN UNDER
    Author: HAMLEY SOPHIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Famous Five have gone on their greatest adventure yet - a trip Down Under to Oz for some gap year fun.

    Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, Julian, George, Dick, Anne and Timmy head Down Under for some relaxing holiday fun. But will it be the adventure they had hoped for?

    Setting up camp in Bondi they soon meet the Sydney Six, a couple of guitar-strumming Kiwis and a rogue South African and find themselves in the thick of Sydney's real estate perils and the attempts of their omnipresent cousin Rupert Kirrin to buy up the local media.

    But when the sun, surf and bluebottles have their revenge and things don't quite go to plan, it's time to head for the country for a spot of sheep-shearing and quad-bike riding. Will the country be kinder to them or will their close calls with the Australian wildlife have them heading back to the city before you can say decaff soy latte?

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • FRENCH ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK
    FRENCH ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK
    MIDAL FABRICE
    ISBN: 9781760632083
    Title: FRENCH ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK
    Author: MIDAL FABRICE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    It's time to stop giving a f*ck!

    Be calm... Stop stressing... Embrace the universe... Try yoga... Be fulfilled... and that's an order!

    We hear these commands everywhere, and we often torture ourselves to 'try harder', yet somehow we never feel we've done quite enough. It's about time we stopped feeling guilty for not being perfect, and instead simply allowed ourselves to be angry, be tired, be silly, be passionate - to stop giving a f*ck, and just be.

    This international bestseller explains why the key to true mindfulness is freeing ourselves from social and often self-imposed stresses-and highlights how we can embrace life more fully by giving ourselves a break.

    One of the world's leading teachers of meditation and mindfulness, Midal offers us a new solution to the perennial problem of our too-much, too-fast modern life. It's OK, he urges us, to say no to the things that don't fulfill us. It's necessary, in fact, to give ourselves a break and say, simply, 'F*ck it! C'est la vie'.

    The French Art of Not Giving a F*ck grants each of us permission to stop doing the things that don't make us happy. So we have room in our lives for the things that do.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • GUIDE TO LIVING THROUGH THE IMPENDING APOCALYPSE AND HOW TO STAY NICE DOING IT
    GUIDE TO LIVING THROUGH THE IMPENDING APOCALYPSE AND HOW TO STAY NICE DOING IT
    FIRST DOG ON THE MOON
    ISBN: 9780733334252
    Title: GUIDE TO LIVING THROUGH THE IMPENDING APOCALYPSE AND HOW TO STAY NICE DOING IT
    Author: FIRST DOG ON THE MOON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The only book you will ever need to read by Australia's best-loved marsupial-based cartoonist

    Join belovedcartoonist First Dog On the Moon in this tender frolic through the loomingcollapse of civilisation and the demise of everything you ever cared about.Never have so many worked so hard to bring about the end of life as we know it,but what to wear? When Armageddon arrives, will it still be okay to walk aroundin your underpants?

    Full of handytips on what to pack, where to go and how to wave a cricket bat menacingly wheninterlopers try to steal the family pets that you were saving for dinner, thisgentle book is fun for all the family.

    If you don'tbuy it, you will probably be eaten by an enormous mutant Nazi tapeworm the sizeof a school bus. So when the 'SHTF', don't say we didn't warn you, and don'tcome to the First Dog On the Moon Institute bunker, because there isn't one, itis a secret.

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $24.95

    Price: $24.95
  • HOUSEPLANTS AND HOT SAUCE : A Seek-and-Find Book for Grown-Ups
    HOUSEPLANTS AND HOT SAUCE : A Seek-and-Find Book for Grown-Ups
    NIXON SALLY
    ISBN: 9781452163130
    Title: HOUSEPLANTS AND HOT SAUCE : A Seek-and-Find Book for Grown-Ups
    Author: NIXON SALLY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WHERE'S WALLY? meets HBO's GIRLS in this clever seek-and-find book by Lenny Letter illustrator Sally Nixon.

    This cheeky take on seek and find features illustrated scenes from the life of a modern woman – from brunch with friends to shopping for succulents – with clever and funny challenges on every page. Lenny Letter contributor Sally Nixon combines the nostalgia of visual puzzles with smart, contemporary content, for a perfectly quirky gift.

    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • HOW TO BE A PARISIAN WHEREVER YOU ARE
    HOW TO BE A PARISIAN WHEREVER YOU ARE
    BEREST ANNE/DE MAIGRET CAROLINE/DIWAN, AUDREY/MA
    ISBN: 9780857982506
    Title: HOW TO BE A PARISIAN WHEREVER YOU ARE
    Author: BEREST ANNE/DE MAIGRET CAROLINE/DIWAN, AUDREY/MA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Four fabulous, smart, savvy French women offer up their highly amusing insider take on Parisian life, love and liberty.

    How to Be a Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Unlike other books on French style, this illustrated handbook is full of wit and self-deprecating humour. Authors - Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret and Sophie Mas - are bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, and they are not afraid to cut through some of the myths. They say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed, and all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain. Including 80 black and white and colour pictures, many taken by the authors, How to Be a Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can. On the style front: You don't always have to be made up, but you should always be well dressed. Your look should always have one thing left undone - the devil is in the detail. Either go all grey hair or no grey hair. Salt and pepper is for the table. Or on how to answer the phone when he finally calls: The Parisienne lets the phone ring. (She's not waiting by the phone.) She feigns surprise upon hearing his voice. (She wasn't expecting his call.) She asks if she can call him back in five minutes. (She's in the middle of something.) The thing is, she's not alone... (Et oui: you should never have kept her waiting.) What the Parisian won't let near her wardrobe: Logos. You are not a billboard. Ugg Boots. Enough said. Don't even ask. Skimpy top. Because you're not fifteen anymore. The fake designer bag. Like fake breasts, you can't fix your insecurities through forgery.

    The ideal man to be seen with: He's not muscular (You'd rather think of him reading a book than lifting weights) He's unshaven (Just enough so that you never fully see the man behind the stubble) He's funny (Until he disappears) He's got something special (And it's not a car)

    There are many books on a Parisian's bookshelf: The books you claim you've read so many times that you actually believe you have. The books you read in school of which you only remember the main character's name. The books that you've been promising yourself you'll read next summer...for the past ten years. The books that you think make you cool. The books you keep for your children, just in case you ever have any. The books you own simply because you must and, taken together, form intangible proof that you are well read.

    Imprint: EBURY
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • HOW TO SWEAR
    HOW TO SWEAR
    WILDISH STEPHEN
    ISBN: 9781785036415
    Title: HOW TO SWEAR
    Author: WILDISH STEPHEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Grasping how to swear is a crucial skill to any English-speaker, but it can be a tricky business. Owing to the rich and complex history of swearing, a single word can have a host of different meanings – from expressing surprise, excitement, anger, celebration, disgust or simply that you’re fucked off. If you don’t get it right, you could really be in the shit.

    How to Swear, by graphic artist and swearing-connoisseur Stephen Wildish, uses all manner of charts and flow diagrams to teach you all you need to know, including: the building blocks of an effective insult; the adverbial uses of various types of animal excrement (horseshit, apeshit etc); and the different parts of speech a swear word can fulfil: ‘Fucking fuck, the fucking fucker’s fucked’. This beautiful (and rude) book will take you right to the heart of the wondrous world of swearing, with a lot of laughs on the way.

    Imprint: EBURY
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • KILTED YOGA
    KILTED YOGA
    WILSON FINLAY
    ISBN: 9781473667846
    Title: KILTED YOGA
    Author: WILSON FINLAY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Get ready to lose yourself in the wilds of Scotland and reconnect with the natural world in this gorgeous little book that will make you look at yoga in a whole new way - kilt optional!

    After recovering from an accident, Finlay Wilson found yoga was the best way to rebuild his strength. Now a qualified yoga instructor himself, he's decided to bring a modern take to this ancient practice, laying it bare - often quite literally. Feast your eyes on his yoga moves and discover why his Kilted Yoga video became an instant global sensation.

    Finlay introduces you to the fundamentals of yoga through four progressive sequences to help you develop your practice. Combining stunning photography of the Scottish highlands with practical advice, Kilted Yoga is the inspiration you've been waiting for - join the movement here.

    Imprint: HODDER & STOUGHTON
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KUDELKA AND FIRST DOGS SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
    KUDELKA AND FIRST DOGS SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
    KUDELKA JON
    ISBN: 9780980450811
    Title: KUDELKA AND FIRST DOGS SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
    Author: KUDELKA JON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The explosive and hitherto unseen collected diaries of JON KUDELKA and FIRST DOG ON THE MOON from their first safari as founding members of the Global Electrovelocipede Whisky Appreciation National Treasure Gonzo Cartoonist Other People's Money Expeditionary Society. There is whisky, bickering and also cheese.

    Imprint: TO BE ALLOCATED
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
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