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  • GRADE CRICKETER : Tea and No Sympathy
    GRADE CRICKETER : Tea and No Sympathy
    PERRY SAM
    ISBN: 9781760631314
    Title: GRADE CRICKETER : Tea and No Sympathy
    Author: PERRY SAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE


    Is life without cricket worth living? It's a question asked and answered by The Grade Cricketer, as he faces a cricket-free future after an attempt at match fixing goes horribly wrong.

    Hilarious, ridiculous and completely true to anyone who's ever spent time in a locker room, Tea and No Sympathy takes us on a skeweringly funny sporting misadventure through the world of Grade Cricket and the flawed, damaged and occasionally appalling people who play it.

    Praise for The Grade Cricketer:
    'The Grade Cricketer is the finest tribute to a sport since Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch, and the best cricket book in yonks. It's belly-laughing funny but it's also a hymn to the grand and complex game delivered with a narrative pace and ability I'm afraid most Test players don't have. For anyone who ever dreamed of excelling at a sport but never quite made it but still gave it your life, this is the story. A great read!' Tom Keneally

    'The beauty of The Grade Cricketer is he is more than a grade cricketer - he is every cricketer, from the park to the SCG. His insights into the game make people laugh mostly because they reflect every cricketer's unspoken convictions. We all live vicariously through him, as he does us.' Kerry O'Keeffe

    'The Grade Cricketer is strange and, I suspect, brilliant'. Wisden

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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: SEPTEMBER 2017 NEW RELEAS

    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
  • ID RATHER BE READING : A Library of Art for Book Lovers
    ID RATHER BE READING : A Library of Art for Book Lovers
    DE LA MARE GUINEVERE
    ISBN: 9781452155111
    Title: ID RATHER BE READING : A Library of Art for Book Lovers
    Author: DE LA MARE GUINEVERE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    I’d Rather Be Reading is a visual love letter to all things bookish. It features beautiful art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books – from the likes of Jane Mount, Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, and Sophie Blackall – interwoven with poems, quotations, and aphorisms, as well as essays from writer Maura Kelly, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, and award-winning author and independent bookstore owner Ann Patchett.

    A cheerful homage to the particular pleasure of getting lost in a good book, I’d Rather Be Reading is an irresistible impulse-purchase for bookstore browsers, and the perfect gift for the bibliophile on everyone’s list.

    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KILTED YOGA
    KILTED YOGA
    WILSON FINLAY
    ISBN: 9781473667846
    Title: KILTED YOGA
    Author: WILSON FINLAY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    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
  • LADYBIRD BOOK OF THE HIPSTER
    LADYBIRD BOOK OF THE HIPSTER
    HAZELEY JASON
    ISBN: 9780718183592
    Title: LADYBIRD BOOK OF THE HIPSTER
    Author: HAZELEY JASON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    One of eight, brand new Ladybird humour titles written for an adult readership. All eight feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliant, brand new text from the authors of the bestselling Framley Examiner and Bollocks to Alton Towers.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • LAW SCHOOL : Sex and Relationship advice from Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny Phang
    LAW SCHOOL : Sex and Relationship advice from Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny Phang
    LAW BENJAMIN
    ISBN: 9780994606846
    Title: LAW SCHOOL : Sex and Relationship advice from Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny Phang
    Author: LAW BENJAMIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Do you accidentally get turned-on while watching a nature documentary?

    Are you dating someone whose tattoos are the worst but you're having the best sex of your life?

    Are you feeling emasculated because your girlfriend has had more one-night stands than you?

    Never fear: the worlds first mother-son sex and relationships advice duo is here to save you from yourself. The longest-running regular column in The Lifted Brow , the Law School column has been offering stern warnings, enthusiastic encouragement, and sage (and not-so-sage) wisdom to desperate lovers and sexual adventurists alike since 2011.
    This collection brings the best of Law School into an excruciatingly funny and semi-explicit illustrated book of advice you never knew you needed.

    Hilarious, rude, and surprisingly heart-warming, Law School covers the practical and ethical dilemmas of sex and relationships from two very different perspectives. Ben and Jenny challenge the way we think and talk about the intimate, in funny and earnest banter. Their advice will either save your love life, or ruin it forever.

    Imprint: LIFTED BROW
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING
    LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING
    KONDO MARIE
    ISBN: 9781785040443
    Title: LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING
    Author: KONDO MARIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method.

    The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once – and quickly. After that for the rest of your life you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard.

    The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; you can finally lose weight.

    Marie Kondo's method is based on a 'once-cleaned, never-messy-again' approach. If you think that such a thing is impossible then you should definitely read this compelling book.

    Imprint: VERMILION
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • LIFES A ROADTRIP
    LIFES A ROADTRIP
    AXEL & ASH
    ISBN: 9780987449320
    Title: LIFES A ROADTRIP
    Author: AXEL & ASH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Life’s a ROADTRIP is the latest addition to the popular ‘Insert Your Story’ series. Designed to help you plan, experience and record the road trip of your dreams, this jam-packed journal will inspire you to escape on wheels and explore the road less travelled.

    Featuring a range of unique design aspects, Life’s a ROADTRIP includes fun writing prompts, striking photographer and inspiring stories from free-spirited travellers like @courtneyadamo @mimielashiry. With lists of hidden locations to discover, beautifully curated journaling pages and quotes that will push all of your wanderlust buttons – this journal will make you want to feel the pulse of the world, explore and get wonderfully lost in the thrill of it all.

    Imprint: AXEL AND ASH
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • LOST TOOLS OF HENRY HOKE
    LOST TOOLS OF HENRY HOKE
    THOMSON MARK
    ISBN: 9780994190314
    Title: LOST TOOLS OF HENRY HOKE
    Author: THOMSON MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: DIRECT FROM SUPPLIER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • MAKE TROUBLE
    MAKE TROUBLE
    WATERS JOHN
    ISBN: 9781472153296
    Title: MAKE TROUBLE
    Author: WATERS JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    So what if you have talent? Then what?

    When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral, in part because it was so brilliantly on point about making a living as a creative person. Now we can all enjoy his sly wisdom in a manifesto that reminds us, no matter what field we choose, to embrace chaos, be nosy, and outrage our critics.

    Anyone embarking on a creative path, he tells us, would do well to realize that pragmatism and discipline are as important as talent and that rejection is nothing to fear. Waters advises young people to eavesdrop, listen to their enemies, and horrify us with new ideas. In other words, MAKE TROUBLE!

    Illustrated with slightly demented line drawings by Eric Hanson, Make Trouble is a one-of-a-kind gift, the perfect playbook for gaming the system by making the system work for you.

    Imprint: CORSAIR
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • ME YOU : A DIARY
    ME YOU : A DIARY
    FRENCH DAWN
    ISBN: 9780718187569
    Title: ME YOU : A DIARY
    Author: FRENCH DAWN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is Dawn French's fabulous new non-fiction book and it's totally interactive: take a lovely ramble through the year together with Dawn. Think of it as Dawn's diary, personalized by you . . . perfection.

    I can't count the amount of diaries I have crammed full with entries in January, that then fizzle out as the other months pile in. One of my teenage diaries has fulsome fizzing reports of every single conversation, thought and feeling about every friend, every crush, every meal, every argument until mid-March, when the entry on the 18th simply reads,

    'Washed hair.'

    Thank god, this isn't that. This book is a way for us to tell the story of a year together. Feel free to write your appointments in it, lists, thoughts and reminders of, say, who to kill, and when, and in what order. But I've also written about age and life as I see it, through the seasons and the months, and I've added some places for you to join me in some fun and some thinking. By the end of the year, I am hoping you will have a fatter, scruffier book that is written by me but totally personalized by you.

    Come on in. The paper is lovely . . .

    Imprint: MICHAEL JOSEPH
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • MINDFUL THOUGHTS FOR CYCLISTS : Finding Balance on Two Wheels
    MINDFUL THOUGHTS FOR CYCLISTS : Finding Balance on Two Wheels
    MOORE NICK
    ISBN: 9781782404835
    Title: MINDFUL THOUGHTS FOR CYCLISTS : Finding Balance on Two Wheels
    Author: MOORE NICK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Finding balance and meditation on two wheels.

    Cycling is about more than competitive racing, lycra, and physical endurance; it's about joy, meditative wonder and spiritual enrichment.

    Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists presents a series of focused meditations on why and how cycling can be a powerful practice of mindful awareness. From the pleasure of riding down a hill to finding the upsides of a puncture, Nick Moore steers us on an enlightening journey through the true value of riding a bicycle.

    On it, he encourages a shift in consciousness of 'those obsessed with the facts of cycling and wanting to excel in it to experience the fact of it'.

    Imprint: IVY
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • MINDFUL THOUGHTS FOR WALKERS : Footnotes on the Zen Path
    MINDFUL THOUGHTS FOR WALKERS : Footnotes on the Zen Path
    FORD ADAM
    ISBN: 9781782404842
    Title: MINDFUL THOUGHTS FOR WALKERS : Footnotes on the Zen Path
    Author: FORD ADAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Mindfulness is so much more than a set of routine timed exercises; it's the transformative practice of conscious living we can nurture by being mindful of the moment.

    Mindful Thoughts for Walkers explores through a series of succint meditations, how walking is an opportunity to deepen our levels of physical and spiritual awareness.

    Adam Ford is an enlightening guide to how mindfulness and walking can help us face the existential questions of 'Who am I?', 'Where have I come from?', What am I doing here?', and 'Where am I going?' From a gentle daily stroll to a brisk hike across the mountaintops, this is a powerful reading companion for rural and urban walker alike.

    Imprint: IVY
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
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