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  • HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAZY OMNIBUS : A Trilogy in Five Parts
    HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAZY OMNIBUS : A Trilogy in Five Parts
    ADAMS DOUGLAS
    ISBN: 9781509852796
    Title: HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAZY OMNIBUS : A Trilogy in Five Parts
    Author: ADAMS DOUGLAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    DON'T PANIC: collected together in the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular and wholly remarkable comedy science fiction series, with a special introduction from the author and bonus short story, Young Zaphod Plays It Safe.

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be rather a lot to cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. The Galaxy may offer a mind-boggling variety of ways to be blown up and/or insulted, but it’s very hard to get a cup of tea.

    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - 'Where shall we have dinner?' The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about.

    Life, the Universe and Everything

    Following a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown.

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realised how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . .

    Mostly Harmless

    Arthur Dent has settled down on the small planet Lamuella and has embraced his role as a Sandwich Maker. However, his plans for a quiet life are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he's encountered most of them before.

    This publishing phenomenon began as a radio drama and now exists in a number of wildly contradictory versions (including a TV series, a movie and a towel) - this version, produced by Douglas Adams' original publisher, is, at least, definitively inaccurate.

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ILLUSTRATED LETTERS OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
    ILLUSTRATED LETTERS OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
    SPALDING FRANCES
    ISBN: 9781911358220
    Title: ILLUSTRATED LETTERS OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
    Author: SPALDING FRANCES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The moving story of the life and work of novelist Virginia Woolf, revealed through her own letters to those closest to her.

    The letters - at times witty and irreverent, at times melancholy and introspective - are possibly even more revealing for their insights into the complex personality of the novelist herself. "A true letter", she insisted, "should be like a film of wax pressed close to the graving of the mind". The book contains biographical notes on the main recipients of the letters, together with background information on Virginia Woolf's life and work. Frances Spalding's previous books include British Art Since 1900 and biographies of the painters Roger Fry and Vanessa Bell.

    This book is beautifully illustrated with contemporary photographs and paintings, many by members of the Bloomsbury Group, such as Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry and Duncan Grant.

    Imprint: PAVILLION
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • IN SEARCH OF LOST BOOKS
    IN SEARCH OF LOST BOOKS
    VAN STRATEN GIORGIO
    ISBN: 9781782273721
    Title: IN SEARCH OF LOST BOOKS
    Author: VAN STRATEN GIORGIO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    These are the mythical books that were burnt, torn, stolen, or simply disappeared, but which certainly existed. In this elegiac and gripping volume, Giorgio van Straten is by turns detective and spy, traveller and scholar, as he sifts through clues, pursues leads, and interviews experts to discover the stories of these eight lost tomes, and their authors. His pursuit takes him around the world, and across decades, to discover serendipitous encounters and unexpected connections. From Byron's England to Sylvia Plath's, and on to France in the 1920s and Hemingway, across Gogol's Russia and from there to the Spanish frontier where Walter Benjamin tried to flee his destiny, from Nazi-occupied Poland where Bruno Schulz was killed in an argument between German officers and finally to a remote village in Canada where Malcolm Lowry took refuge ...

    Romano Bilenchi The Avenue
    Lord Byron Memoirs
    Ernest Hemingway Juvenilia
    Bruno Schulz The Messiah
    Nikolai Gogol Dead Souls (part II)
    Malcolm Lowry In Ballast to the White Sea
    Walter Benjamin What was in the Black Suitcase
    Sylvia Plath Double Exposure
    These are the lost books.

    Imprint: PUSHKIN PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • JETHRO BYRDE FAIRY CHILD
    JETHRO BYRDE FAIRY CHILD
    GRAHAM BOB
    ISBN: 9781844284825
    Title: JETHRO BYRDE FAIRY CHILD
    Author: GRAHAM BOB
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Annabelle's dad says she'll never find fairies in cement and weeds. But Annabelle does. She finds a tiny fairy child, Jethro Byrde, and his family, who are on their way to the Fairy Travellers' Picnic. And together, they spend a magical afternoon.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • LEAST OF ALL POSSIBLE EVILS : Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza
    LEAST OF ALL POSSIBLE EVILS : Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza
    WEIZMAN EYAL
    ISBN: 9781786632739
    Title: LEAST OF ALL POSSIBLE EVILS : Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza
    Author: WEIZMAN EYAL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The principle of the lesser evil ' the acceptability of pursuing one exceptional course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice has long been a cornerstone of Western ethical philosophy. From its roots in classical ethics and Christian theology, to Hannah Arendt 's exploration of the work of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi regime, Weizman explores its development in three key transformations of the problem- the defining intervention of Medecins Sans Fronti res in mid-1980s Ethiopia; the separation wall in Israel Palestine; and international and human rights law in Bosnia, Gaza and Iraq.
    Drawing on a wealth of new research, Weizman charts the latest manifestation of this age-old idea. In doing so he shows how military and political intervention acquired a new humanitarian ' acceptability and legality in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • LIVING IN THE LANDSCAPE : Extraordinary Rural Homes in Australia and New Zealand
    LIVING IN THE LANDSCAPE : Extraordinary Rural Homes in Australia and New Zealand
    JOHNSON ANNA / BLACK RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780500501191
    Title: LIVING IN THE LANDSCAPE : Extraordinary Rural Homes in Australia and New Zealand
    Author: JOHNSON ANNA / BLACK RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Living in the Landscape explores new and exciting relationships between landscape and design. It examines how architects increasingly use various nuanced landscape conditions as inspiration and sites for creativity.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • LONG AND WINDING WAY TO THE TOP : Fifty (or so) Songs that made Australia
    LONG AND WINDING WAY TO THE TOP : Fifty (or so) Songs that made Australia
    STREET ANDREW P
    ISBN: 9781760293727
    Title: LONG AND WINDING WAY TO THE TOP : Fifty (or so) Songs that made Australia
    Author: STREET ANDREW P
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Australia likes to celebrate its musical heritage, but there are so many stories that haven't been told.

    Which band is Australia's premier act for drunk men to hug to? Which dance floor smash owes its existence to an elderly Canadian stand-up team? How does housing affordability threaten Australian rock? Which surprising artist is technically Australia's arguably-more-successful Beatles? Which of our alternative national anthems were written by Americans? What ultra-Australian song cut 'Vegemite' from its lyrics for being too on the nose? And most importantly, what's with all the bagpipes?

    Andrew P Street-writer, critic and obsessive Australian music weirdo-tries to answer these and many, many, many other questions you never thought to waste time asking in this history of Australia in 50 songs (or so). Deeply cheeky, unashamedly nostalgic and endlessly enthusiastic, this is a dive into our national playlist from the birth of rock'n'roll to the reign of Australian hip hop and just about everything in between.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • MASQUERADE
    MASQUERADE
    MULVANY KATE
    ISBN: 9781925005844
    Title: MASQUERADE
    Author: MULVANY KATE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasure, bumbling Jack Hare is on a race against time to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun. Far, far away in a world just like ours, a mother cheers her son Joe with the tale of Jack Hare’s adventure. But when Jack’s mission goes topsy-turvy, Joe and his mum must come to the rescue, and the line between the two worlds becomes blurred forever.

    Bringing to life Kit Williams’ iconic picture book, Masquerade stars a talking fish, a tone-deaf barbershop quartet, a gassy pig, a precious jewel and a few mere mortals. It’s a magical adventure that is, at its heart, about the love between a parent and a child.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • MEDICI
    MEDICI
    HOLLINGSWORTH MARY
    ISBN: 9781786691521
    Title: MEDICI
    Author: HOLLINGSWORTH MARY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    A fresh telling of the rise and fall of the House of Medici, the family that dominated political and cultural life in Florence for three centuries.

    Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe in the fifteenth century, the Medici gained political power in Florence, raising the city to a peak of cultural achievement and becoming its hereditary dukes. Among their number were no fewer than three popes and a powerful and influential queen of France. Their patronage brought about an explosion of Florentine art and architecture. Michelangelo, Donatello, Fra Angelico and Leonardo are among the artists with whom they were associated. Thus runs the 'received view' of the Medici. Mary Hollingsworth argues that the idea that they were wise rulers and enlightened fathers of the Renaissance is a fiction that has acquired the status of historical fact. In truth, the Medici were as devious and immoral as the Borgias – tyrants loathed in the city they illegally made their own and which they beggared in their lust for power.

    Imprint: HEAD OF ZEUS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • MILLEFIORI
    MILLEFIORI
    MUSA OMAR
    ISBN: 9780646969244
    Title: MILLEFIORI
    Author: MUSA OMAR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A collection of love poems and fierce raps, Millefiori is Omar Musa's third book of poetry. Both dream-like and gritty, it also includes gorgeous illustrations and draft poems from Musa's notebook. Heartbreak, cocaine, colonial violence, memory and cave paintings: this is a world full of unbearable beauty and brutality.

    We know the world is a horror story,
    but it's also got love notes in the margins.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • MYTHOLOGY : Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes  -  75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
    MYTHOLOGY : Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes - 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
    HAMILTON EDITH
    ISBN: 9780316438520
    Title: MYTHOLOGY : Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes - 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
    Author: HAMILTON EDITH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In celebration of of the 75th anniversary of this classic bestseller, this stunningly illustrated, beautifully packaged, larger-format hardcover edition will be beloved by fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology of all ages.

    Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the word and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. For 75 years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology-from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This exciting new deluxe, large-format hardcover edition, published in celebration of the book's 75th anniversary, will be beautifully packages and fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned four-color art, making it a true collector's item.

    Imprint: BLACK DOG LEVENTHAL
    RRP: $42.99

    Price: $42.99
  • 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
  • NOBEL LECTURE
    NOBEL LECTURE
    DYLAN BOB
    ISBN: 9781471172182
    Title: NOBEL LECTURE
    Author: DYLAN BOB
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    On October 13, 2016, it was announced that Bob Dylan had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, recognizing his countless contributions to music and letters over the last fifty years. Some months later, he delivered a lecture that will now be available in book form for generations to come. In it, he reflects on his life and experience with literature, giving readers a rare and intimate look at an American icon. From being inspired by Buddy Holly to the novels that helped shape his own approach to writing (The Odyssey, Moby Dick, and All Quiet on the Western Front), this is Dylan like you've never seen him before.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ON BEING AWESOME : A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck
    ON BEING AWESOME : A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck
    RIGGLE NICK
    ISBN: 9780143130901
    Title: ON BEING AWESOME : A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck
    Author: RIGGLE NICK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this engaging, fun, and astute investigation of a thoroughly contemporary condition, philosopher and former pro skater Nick Riggle argues that our collective interest in being awesome (and not sucking) marks a new era in American culture, one that is shaped by relatively recent social, political, and technological shifts. At the core of his work is the idea that awesome people are exemplars of social creativity. We suck when we foil their attempts at creative community building. To be down, game, chill, basic, wack, or a preference dictator are just a handful of ways we can create, respond to, or fail to take up social openings in the office, in public, or with our friends and loved ones. What can the invention of the high five and the history of ocoolo tell us about the origins of awesome? Can introverts be awesome? How do our expectations of awesome relate to race, gender, and sexuality? How is our desire for awesomeness shaping our cultural landscape-art, altruism, athletics, and public life? These are just a few of the questions Riggle explores in this accessible, philosophical road trip through the ethos of our time. On Being Awesome articulates a singular and gripping cultural ideal and provides a new and inspiring framework for understanding friendship, success, and happiness in our everyday lives.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • ON PRACTICE AND CONTRADICTION
    ON PRACTICE AND CONTRADICTION
    TSE-TUNG MAO
    ISBN: 9781786633408
    Title: ON PRACTICE AND CONTRADICTION
    Author: TSE-TUNG MAO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    These early philosophical writings underpinned the Chinese revolutions, and their clarion calls to insurrection remain some of the most stirring of all time. Drawing on a dizzying array of references from contemporary culture and politics, Zizek's firecracker commentary reaches unsettling conclusions about the place of Mao's thought in the revolutionary canon.


    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ONE LAST DRAM BEFORE MIDNIGHT : The D CI Daley Stories
    ONE LAST DRAM BEFORE MIDNIGHT : The D CI Daley Stories
    MEYRICK DENZIL
    ISBN: 9781846973789
    Title: ONE LAST DRAM BEFORE MIDNIGHT : The D CI Daley Stories
    Author: MEYRICK DENZIL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A collection of short stories and novellas featuring the bestselling D.C.I. Daley

    These tales take us from Jim Daley's early days pounding the beat in Glasgow as a young constable to a light-hearted whisky smuggling romp involving Hamish and some ghostly pipers. Includes four previously eBook exclusive stories: Single End, Two One Three, Dalintober Moon and Empty Nets and Promises

    Imprint: POLYGON
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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