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  • LIBRARY BOOK
    LIBRARY BOOK
    SCHIFF THOMAS R
    ISBN: 9781597113748
    Title: LIBRARY BOOK
    Author: SCHIFF THOMAS R
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In pre–Revolutionary War America, libraries were member-driven collections for the elite; it was not until 1790 that Benjamin Franklin helped to establish the first public lending library. Throughout the subsequent centuries the library has evolved, but always remained central to the cultural life of the nation.

    Thomas R. Schiff’s photographs trace the history of the library through aesthetic and style while featuring legendary architects such as Charles F. McKim; Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge; and I. M. Pei.

    The Library Book beautifully captures the shifting architectural styles and missions of the library in sweeping 360-degree panoramas from the very earliest American libraries to the modernist masterpieces of Louis I. Kahn and others.

    In his introductory essay, acclaimed author and library lover Alberto Manguel considers the story of the library in America, its evolving architecture and cultural role, and how the American model reflects the archetypal idea of the universal library.

    Including brief descriptions of each unique library, this book brings bibliophiles into one hundred libraries across the nation.

    Imprint: APERTURE
    RRP: $120.00

    Price: $120.00
  • LITERATURE BOOK
    LITERATURE BOOK
    ISBN: 9780241015469
    Title: LITERATURE BOOK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to Shelley's Frankenstein, The Literature Book is the ultimate collection of the greatest literature ever written. Documenting over 100 best-selling books, plays and poetry from all over the world, including Latin American and African fiction, The Literature Book encompasses celebrated masterpieces from the most renowned authors to have ever lived. Stunning images and inspirational quotes jump out from the pages, as detailed plot summaries and helpful context bring the timeless works of literature to life. The book also offers a deeper look into the famed fiction of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and more, as in-depth literary criticism and interesting authorial biographies give each work of literature a new meaning. In The Literature Book, the world's most iconic literature and greatest writers come together for a fascinating journey through time that is a must-have for any literature student or fan of fiction.



    Imprint: DORLING KINDERSLEY
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • LITTLE BLACK SCHOOLBOOK  V2 : EXAMS
    LITTLE BLACK SCHOOLBOOK V2 : EXAMS
    LOPEZ MARK
    ISBN: 9781921421174
    Title: LITTLE BLACK SCHOOLBOOK V2 : EXAMS
    Author: LOPEZ MARK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: CONNORCOURT
    RRP: $29.95
    Price: $29.95
  • MACQUARIE COMPACT DICTIONARY
    MACQUARIE COMPACT DICTIONARY
    ISBN: 9781742619842
    Title: MACQUARIE COMPACT DICTIONARY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Based on the full Macquarie Dictionary, which is in its sixth edition, the Compact is completely up-to-date.

    In a convenient format, it features: * more than 50,000 words and phrases * more than 75,000 definitions * up-to-date items * clear pronunciations * idiomatic phrases.

    Imprint: MACQUARIE LIBRARY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    SEVENTH EDITION
    ISBN: 9781742619828
    Title: MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    Author: SEVENTH EDITION
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Macquarie Concise Dictionary, like its parent dictionary, continues to adapt to reflect Australian English. It is both international and uniquely Australian, making it the standard dictionary for all Australians. The richness of Macquarie distilled into a compact format, the Concise meets the needs of the general reader in a book which is accessible, portable and easy-to-use.

    The Seventh Edition features:
    - hundreds of new words and definitions such as Bechdel test, fat-shame, freecycle, lane filtering, robopoll
    - words relating to technology, the internet and social media, such as big data, cyberwarrior, digital tattoo, domotics, dox, listicle, live-tweet, smart buoy
    - words and phrases from regional Australia, such as early minute, four-pointer, mufti day, Stobie pole
    - illustrative phrases which clearly show how a word is used in context
    - extensive usage notes
    - etymologies

    Imprint: MACQUARIE LIBRARY
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    SEVENTH EDITION
    ISBN: 9781742619835
    Title: MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    Author: SEVENTH EDITION
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Macquarie Concise Dictionary, like its parent dictionary, continues to adapt to reflect Australian English. It is both international and uniquely Australian, making it the standard dictionary for all Australians. The richness of Macquarie distilled into a compact format, the Concise meets the needs of the general reader in a book which is accessible, portable and easy-to-use.

    The Seventh Edition features:
    - hundreds of new words and definitions such as Bechdel test, fat-shame, freecycle, lane filtering, robopoll
    - words relating to technology, the internet and social media, such as big data, cyberwarrior, digital tattoo, domotics, dox, listicle, live-tweet, smart buoy
    - words and phrases from regional Australia, such as early minute, four-pointer, mufti day, Stobie pole
    - illustrative phrases which clearly show how a word is used in context
    - extensive usage notes
    - etymologies

    Imprint: MACQUARIE LIBRARY
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • MACQUARIE CONCISE THESAURUS
    MACQUARIE CONCISE THESAURUS
    2ND EDITION
    ISBN: 9781876429621
    Title: MACQUARIE CONCISE THESAURUS
    Author: 2ND EDITION
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: MACQUARIE LIBRARY
    RRP: $49.95
    Price: $49.95
  • MACQUARIE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    MACQUARIE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    7TH EDITION
    ISBN: 9781742619811
    Title: MACQUARIE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    Author: 7TH EDITION
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia's national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English.

    A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses peculiar to Australian English, but also those common to the whole English-speaking world.

    The Seventh Edition features:

    · a comprehensive record of English as it is used in Australia, with evidence from corpus data, including Macquarie's own corpus of Australian English, Ozcorp
    · thousands of new words and senses, such as grandcare, rumbler alarm, fitspiration, modest wear, cool burn, freecycle, grolar bear, digital tattoo, listicle, captain's call, robopoll, vamping, spiraliser and slackpacking
    · illustrative phrases, many from Australian literature, which clearly show how a word is used in context
    · words and phrases from regional Australia, such as boondie, prickly jack, bungarra, dragon's teeth and goose club
    · words, both formal and informal, that date back to the Australian military experience of WW1, such as gezumpher, bullring and green envelope
    · extensive usage notes
    · etymologies of words and phrases
    · foreword by Kate Grenville, international award-winning Australian author

    Imprint: MACQUARIE LIBRARY
    RRP: $120.00

    Price: $120.00
  • MACQUARIE DICTIONARY - SIXTH EDITION   **Special Price**
    MACQUARIE DICTIONARY - SIXTH EDITION **Special Price**
    6TH EDITION
    ISBN: 9781876429898
    Title: MACQUARIE DICTIONARY - SIXTH EDITION **Special Price**
    Author: 6TH EDITION
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The sixth edition of the Macquarie Dictionary is a comprehensive and up-to-date account of Australian English


    Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia's national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses peculiar to Australian English, but also those common to the whole English-speaking world. The Sixth Edition features: - the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, from the colourfully colloquial to the highly technical - thousands of new words and senses, such as apera, bladerunner, dramality, frape, yarn bombing, urban homesteading, virtual choir, mummy blog, and many more - words relating to the environment and climate change, such as blue revolution, envirocrime, flood pulse, green tape, novel ecosystem, rock fillet, and many more - illustrative phrases, many from Australian literature, which clearly show how a word is used in context - words and phrases from regional Australia as chonks for "lollies" from Victoria, gent for a "maggot" from South Australia, and anchovy for "whitebait" from Tasmania - words and phrases from other varieties of English which impinge on Australian English, as British English and American English, and English in Southeast Asia, India, and China - extensive usage notes - etymologies of words and phrases



    Imprint: MACQUARIE LIBRARY
    RRP: $99.99

    Price: $19.99
  • MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS
    MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS
    DE HAMEL CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9780141977492
    Title: MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS
    Author: DE HAMEL CHRISTOPHER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is rather like meeting a very famous person. We may all pretend that a well-known celebrity is no different from anyone else, and yet there is an undeniable thrill in actually meeting and talking to a person of world stature.

    The idea for this book, which is entirely new, is to invite the reader into an intimate conversation with a selection of the most famous manuscripts in existence, and to let each of those manuscripts illuminate the Middle Ages and sometimes the modern world too. Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts invites the reader to accompany the author on exclusive private visits to a dozen very varied collections, in different parts of the world, to discover twelve great manuscripts and to explore their historical and intellectual significance.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • MODERN AUSTRALIAN USAGE
    MODERN AUSTRALIAN USAGE
    HUDSON NICHOLAS
    ISBN: 9781760111557
    Title: MODERN AUSTRALIAN USAGE
    Author: HUDSON NICHOLAS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Why have a guide to using language when you can look it up on the internet? Because you often can't find a clear or reliable answer. Nicholas Hudson's wonderfully comprehensive and practical compendium on the English language will tell you what you need to know...Should you use 'lay' or 'lie'? How do you use a semicolon correctly? What's a willy-willy? The difference between a town and a city, or a boat and a ship? In his witty and pithy entries, Nicholas Hudson identifies commonly confused terms. He explains how to use the key elements of English grammar and punctuation to convey the meaning you intend. He highlights distinctively Australian usage and terms, and reflects the impact of digital technologies on writing and publishing...Modern Australian Usage should be on the desk of every writer who wants to expand their understanding of our rich and frustrating language... 'A comprehensive usage guide based on great knowledge, experience and love of language... immensely readable...' - Susan Butler, The Editor, Macquarie Dictionary..'Insightful and original observations on Australian usage: an essential read for all lovers of language' - Kate Burridge, Professor of Linguistics, Monash University

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • NABOKOVS FAVOURITE WORD IS MAUVE : The Literary Quirks and Oddities of our most-loved Authors
    NABOKOVS FAVOURITE WORD IS MAUVE : The Literary Quirks and Oddities of our most-loved Authors
    BLATT BEN
    ISBN: 9781471152832
    Title: NABOKOVS FAVOURITE WORD IS MAUVE : The Literary Quirks and Oddities of our most-loved Authors
    Author: BLATT BEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2018 NEW RELEASE

    Nabokov's Favourite Word is Mauve is a playful look at what the numbers have to say about our favourite authors and their classic books.

    Journalist and statistician Ben Blatt asks the questions that have intrigued curious book lovers for generations: Does each writer have their own stylistic footprint? Do men and women write differently? What are the crutch words our best-loved authors fall back on?

    Spanning from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to fan fiction, JK Rowling and Stephen King, Blatt reveals the quirks and oddities of the world's greatest writers.

    This is a lighthearted, humorous book that uses numbers to inform our understanding of words to enlighten, to clarify, and, above all, to entertain.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • NEMOS ALMANAC : A Quiz for Book Lovers
    NEMOS ALMANAC : A Quiz for Book Lovers
    PATTERSON IAN
    ISBN: 9781781259504
    Title: NEMOS ALMANAC : A Quiz for Book Lovers
    Author: PATTERSON IAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A literary quiz full of quotes that will challenge, cheer and enlighten book buffs.


    You might recognise:
    'It was a bright day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.'
    But what about:
    'Time, like an ever-rolling stream'
    Or even:
    'I am soft sift / In an hour-glass-at the wall / Fast, but mined with a motion, a drift, / And it crowds and it combs to the fall.'

    Can you match each to their author? What about their book or poem? Welcome to Nemo's Almanac, the ultimate quiz for bibliophiles.

    With tantalising, elegant quotes arranged around themes from fashion to fire, winter to sunshine, each chapter will test your knowledge and literary instinct - and if that tip-of-your-tongue feeling doesn't materialise into words, you can check the back of the book for answers that will send you on fresh journeys of literary discovery.

    Wonderful, maddening, enlightening, Nemo's Almanac has been the well-guarded secret of the literary world for over a century, beloved by authors and booksellers alike. Now collected in book form, you can experience its fiendishly addictive qualities. Curl up by a fire with your wits about you, stuff the book in your pocket for a trip to the library, or quiz the whole family after dinner.



    Answers: George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four; Isaac Watts, 'O God, Our Help'; Gerard Manley Hopkins, 'The Wreck of the Deutschland'

    Imprint: PROFILE BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ON CONAN DOYLE OR THE WHOLE ART OF STORYTELLING
    ON CONAN DOYLE OR THE WHOLE ART OF STORYTELLING
    DIRDA MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780691164120
    Title: ON CONAN DOYLE OR THE WHOLE ART OF STORYTELLING
    Author: DIRDA MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A passionate lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of The Baker Street Irregulars - the most famous and romantic of all Sherlockian groups. Combining memoir and appreciation, On Conan Doyle is a highly engaging personal introduction to Holmes's creator, as well as a rare insider's account of the curiously delightful activities and playful scholarship of The Baker Street Irregulars. On Conan Doyle is a much-needed celebration of Arthur Conan Doyle's genius for every kind of storytelling.

    Imprint: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRES
    RRP: $36.99

    Price: $36.99
  • ON EDITING : How to edit your novel the professional way
    ON EDITING : How to edit your novel the professional way
    BRYANT HELEN
    ISBN: 9781473666689
    Title: ON EDITING : How to edit your novel the professional way
    Author: BRYANT HELEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    Understand and apply the principles of editing and re-writing with this comprehensive, practical handbook for writers who wish to perfect their prose and prepare for publication.

    Writing is a magical hobby and form of expression but getting words on the page is not the same as finalising material which you are happy to send out and share. This book is a complete toolkit which will help you to tame doubts and insecurities and engage with your internal critic in order to assert control over your manuscript and elevate your writing.

    Written by the team behind one of the world's most successful literary consultancies, ON EDITING will show you how to master the art of self-editing - perhaps the least understood but most vital skill in the writer's toolkit. You will learn to compose, draft and edit while sharpening your writing and ensuring that your novel is structurally sound, authentic, well-written and ready for submission.

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ON THE ART OF READING
    ON THE ART OF READING
    QUILLER-COUCH ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9780521736831
    Title: ON THE ART OF READING
    Author: QUILLER-COUCH ARTHUR
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863-1944), who often published under the pen-name of 'Q', was one of the giants of early twentieth-century literature and literary criticism. A novelist and poet who was also a Professor of English, he helped to form the literary tastes of generations of literary students and scholars who came after him. The freshness, enthusiasm and intellectual insight of his work is still evident in his writings nearly a century on. Cambridge University Press is delighted to reissue some of his key texts in this new edition.

    Imprint: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
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