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  • BREAD IS GOLD
    BREAD IS GOLD
    BOTTURA MASSIMO
    ISBN: 9780714875361
    Title: BREAD IS GOLD
    Author: BOTTURA MASSIMO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Massimo Bottura, the world's best chef, prepares extraordinary meals from ordinary and sometimes 'wasted' ingredients inspiring home chefs to eat well while living well

    'These dishes could change the way we feed the world, because they can be cooked by anyone, anywhere, on any budget. To feed the planet, first you have to fight the waste' Massimo Bottura

    Bread is Gold is the first book to take a holistic look at the subject of food waste, presenting recipes for three-course meals from 45 of the world's top chefs, including Daniel Humm, Mario Batali, René Redzepi, Alain Ducasse, Joan Roca, Enrique Olvera, Ferran & Albert Adrià and Virgilio Martínez. These recipes, which number more than 150, turn everyday ingredients into inspiring dishes that are delicious, economical, and easy to make.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • BUTCHERING ART : Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
    BUTCHERING ART : Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
    FITZHARRIS LINDSEY
    ISBN: 9780241262498
    Title: BUTCHERING ART : Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
    Author: FITZHARRIS LINDSEY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates a critical turning point in the history of medicine, when Joseph Lister transformed surgery from a brutal, harrowing practice to the safe, vaunted profession we know today.

    Victorian operating theatres were known as 'gateways of death', Fitzharris reminds us, since half of those who underwent surgery didn't survive the experience. This was an era when a broken leg could lead to amputation, and surgeons were still known to ransack cemeteries to find cadavers. And in squalid, overcrowded hospitals, doctors remained baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high.

    At a time when surgery couldn't have been more dangerous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: Joseph Lister, a young Quaker surgeon. By making the audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection - and could be treated with antiseptics - he changed the history of medicine forever. With a novelist's eye for detail, Fitzharris brilliantly conjures up the grisly world of Victorian surgery, revealing how one of Britain's greatest medical minds finally brought centuries of savagery, sawing and gangrene to an end.

    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • 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
  • CURD AND CRUST : ARTISAN CHEESE AND BREAD MAKING
    CURD AND CRUST : ARTISAN CHEESE AND BREAD MAKING
    MILSTEIN TAMARA
    ISBN: 9781742579641
    Title: CURD AND CRUST : ARTISAN CHEESE AND BREAD MAKING
    Author: MILSTEIN TAMARA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Whether you are a cheese aficionado or novice cheese maker, this comprehensive introduction to cheese and bread making by chef and award winning cheese maker, Tamara Newing, features the basics, advice, hints and tips to not only create your own cheese and bread but also recipes to incorporate them into delicious dishes. Tamara takes you through various cheese styles made from different varieties of milk as well as how to make the perfect bread accompaniment.


    Imprint: NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • DARK TALES
    DARK TALES
    JACKSON SHIRLEY
    ISBN: 9780241308493
    Title: DARK TALES
    Author: JACKSON SHIRLEY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'An odd thought crossed her mind: she would pick up the heavy glass ashtray and smash her husband over the head'

    An ordinary commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, a loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and a concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer, in this collection of Shirley Jackson's finest, most deliciously dark tales. Here nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the crumbling country pile, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON
    DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON
    ORWELL GEORGE
    ISBN: 9781925498936
    Title: DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Originally published in 1933 George Orwell's first work is a memoir of working in grimy restaurant kitchens in Paris, and tramping the streets and living in hostels in London.

    Down and Out in Paris and London is one of the great accounts of life in the underclass: of being hard-up and hungry, of sleeping in seedy hostels and working in squalid restaurants. George Orwell’s first book published - when he was not yet thirty - is alive with the sights and smells of poverty. It is a revelatory memoir of surviving at the margins.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • END OF THE LIBERAL ORDER?
    END OF THE LIBERAL ORDER?
    FERGUSON NIALL
    ISBN: 9781786073105
    Title: END OF THE LIBERAL ORDER?
    Author: FERGUSON NIALL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Is it time to reaffirm our liberal values? Or are we seeing the birth-pangs of a new era? Two great thinkers debate the question burning behind headlines across the world.

    No civilization, no matter how mighty it may appear to itself, is indestructible. ' Niall Ferguson We do not need to invent the world anew. The international order established by the United States after World War II is in need of expansion and repair, but not reconception. ' Fareed Zakaria Across the Western world more and more countries are looking inwards national borders reasserted, national interests re-emphasised and nationalism on the rise once again. Fears of a globalized world are rampant. Could this be the end of the liberal international order'

    Imprint: ONE WORLD
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • FAR FROM THE TREE   -   National Book Award 2017 - Young People's Award
    FAR FROM THE TREE - National Book Award 2017 - Young People's Award
    BENWAY ROBIN
    ISBN: 9781471164330
    Title: FAR FROM THE TREE - National Book Award 2017 - Young People's Award
    Author: BENWAY ROBIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WINNER OF THE U.S. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2017 FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE

    When 16 year-old Grace gives up her baby for adoption, she decides that the time has come to find out more about her own biological mother. Although her biological mum proves elusive, her search leads her to two half-siblings she never knew existed.
    Maya, 15, has been adopted by wealthy parents and seems to have the picture-perfect family – that is, if you look past her alcoholic mother and the fact that Maya stands out like a sore thumb.

    Older brother Joaquin hasn’t been so lucky. At 18, he’s shuffled between foster home after foster home, always careful never to get attached to anyone or anything, because it always gets taken away.

    When these three siblings come together, they find in themselves the place they can belong, while the secrets they guard threaten to explode...

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • FIRST DAY
    FIRST DAY
    WILD MARGARET
    ISBN: 9781760293918
    Title: FIRST DAY
    Author: WILD MARGARET
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An endearing picture book about six young children from diverse backgrounds on their first day at school.

    On the first day of school ... Alex hopes she will make a friend, Salma wants to learn to write NOW, Stephen is a little bit scared, and Penny is as wriggly as a tadpole. But what is that puppy dog, Josh, up to?

    A story book for parents to read with young children about to begin school, or for older children to read when they are remembering their first days at school.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • GLOBAL DISCONTENTS : Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy
    GLOBAL DISCONTENTS : Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy
    CHOMSKY NOAM
    ISBN: 9780241317587
    Title: GLOBAL DISCONTENTS : Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy
    Author: CHOMSKY NOAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What kind of world are we leaving to our grandchildren? How are the discontents kindled today likely to blaze and explode tomorrow? From escalating climate change to the devastation in Syria, pandemic state surveillance to looming nuclear war, Noam Chomsky takes stock of the world today. Over the course of ten conversations with long-time collaborator David Barsamian, spanning 2013-2016, Chomsky argues in favour of radical changes to a system that cannot possibly cope with what awaits tomorrow. Interwoven with personal reflections spanning from childhood to his eighth decade of life, Global Discontents also marks out Chomsky's own intellectual journey, mapping his progress to revolutionary ideas and global prominence.

    Imprint: HAMISH HAMILTON
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS VOLUME 2
    GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS VOLUME 2
    FAVILLI ELENA
    ISBN: 9780997895827
    Title: GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS VOLUME 2
    Author: FAVILLI ELENA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 is an entirely new collection of 100 more bedtime stories about extraordinary women from all over the world. It boasts a brand new graphic design + 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. Having a passionate community that spans across 70+ countries is a great way to discover incredible stories.The stories in Volume 2 are 100% stories you told us about. Now, we can all share them. We can't wait because they truly are breathtaking.

    Imprint: DIRECT FROM SUPPLIER
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • GRANT
    GRANT
    CHERNOW RON
    ISBN: 9781788541602
    Title: GRANT
    Author: CHERNOW RON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A dramatic portrait of one of America's most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant, by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, author of the book on which the astonishing musical Hamilton is based. As late as April 1861, when the American Civil War broke out, Ulysses S. Grant was a dismal failure. A competent officer in the war against Mexico, he had resigned from the army over his drinking and had sunk into poverty as a civilian, losing all his money in hopeless investments. He had failed to secure the command of a volunteer unit and was about to return to his abject life working in his family's leather-goods store when he was offered the colonelcy of an Illinois regiment. Less than four years later he was the commanding general of the victorious Union armies and was hailed as a military genius. He later served two terms as President of the United States. This is the epic biography of a very unheroic American hero, a modest, reticent and principled man who surprised the world and changed it for the better.

    Imprint: HEAD OF ZEUS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • GREAT DERANGEMENT : Climate Change and the Unthinkable
    GREAT DERANGEMENT : Climate Change and the Unthinkable
    GHOSH AMITAV
    ISBN: 9780226526812
    Title: GREAT DERANGEMENT : Climate Change and the Unthinkable
    Author: GHOSH AMITAV
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Are we deranged?

    The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming?

    In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability - at the level of literature, history, and politics - to grasp the scale and violence of climate change.


    The extreme nature of today's climate events, Ghosh asserts, make them peculiarly resistant to contemporary modes of thinking and imagining. This is particularly true of serious literary fiction: hundred-year storms and freakish tornadoes simply feel too improbable for the novel; they are automatically consigned to other genres. In the writing of history, too, the climate crisis has sometimes led to gross simplifications; Ghosh shows that the history of the carbon economy is a tangled global story with many contradictory and counterintuitive elements.


    Ghosh ends by suggesting that politics, much like literature, has become a matter of personal moral reckoning rather than an arena of collective action. But to limit fiction and politics to individual moral adventure comes at a great cost. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence - a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all cultural forms. His book serves as a great writer's summons to confront the most urgent task of our time.

    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PR
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • HANK : The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams
    HANK : The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams
    RIBOWSKY MARK
    ISBN: 9781631493379
    Title: HANK : The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams
    Author: RIBOWSKY MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A heart-breaking, unforgettable portrait of country music's founding father and "Hillbilly King".

    After he died in the back seat of a Cadillac at the age of twenty-nine, Hank Williams-a frail, flawed man who had become country music's first real star-instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights with simple songs of despair, depression and tainted love, he would become in death a template for the rock generation to follow. Mark Ribowsky weaves together the first fully realised biography of Williams in a generation. Examining his music while re-creating days and nights choked in booze and desperation, he traces the rise of this legend-from the dirt roads of Alabama to the immortal stage of the Grand Ole Opry and to a lonely end on New Year's Day, 1953. This original work uncovers the real Hank beneath the myths that have long enshrouded his legacy.

    Imprint: LIVERIGHT
    RRP: $26.95

    Price: $26.95
  • HINCH VS CANBERRA : Behind the human headline
    HINCH VS CANBERRA : Behind the human headline
    HINCH DERRYN
    ISBN: 9780522873177
    Title: HINCH VS CANBERRA : Behind the human headline
    Author: HINCH DERRYN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As a current affairs commentator, Derryn Hinch spent decades fighting with politicians. Then the unthinkable happened-he became one.

    This is the inside story of Senator Hinch's first year in Canberra. Explosive, incisive, frank, brutal, and, at times, very funny.

    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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