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  • A IS FOR AUSTRALIA
    A IS FOR AUSTRALIA
    LESSAC FRANE
    ISBN: 9781925381979
    Title: A IS FOR AUSTRALIA
    Author: LESSAC FRANE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A factastic tour of Australia from A to Z with award-wining author and illustrator Frane Lessac.

    What is the Fremantle Doctor? Where is Qui Qui? And why are some islands named after days of the week? You'll uncover these exciting facts when you explore the A to Z of Australia - from Bondi to Kakadu and all the way to Taronga Zoo. Discover why Australia is one of the most amazing countries in the world!

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    COCKBURN PATRICK
    ISBN: 9781786630421
    Title: AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    Author: COCKBURN PATRICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the award-winning author of The Rise of Islamic State, the essential story of the Middle East's disintegration

    Cockburn was the first Western journalist to warn of the dangers posed by Islamic State. His originality and breadth of vision make The Age of Jihad the most in-depth analysis of the regional crisis in the Middle East to date. 2001 heralded a new age of disintegration in the Middle East. This has had a murderous impact on the people who live there but also the world beyond. Beginning with the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, Cockburn explores the vast geopolitical struggle that is the Sunni Shia conflict, a clash that shapes the war on terror, western military interventions, the evolution of the insurgency, the civil wars in Yemen, Libya and Syria, the Arab Spring, the fall of regional dictators, and the rise of Islamic State.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BAD ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
    BAD ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
    HAMMER JOSHUA
    ISBN: 9781760632458
    Title: BAD ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
    Author: HAMMER JOSHUA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean's Eleven.

    In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that had fallen into obscurity. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers.

    In 2012, thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including Timbuktu. They imposed Sharia law, chopped off the hands of accused thieves, stoned unmarried couples to death and threatened to destroy the great manuscripts. As the militants tightened their control over Timbuktu, Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali.

    Over the past twenty years, journalist Joshua Hammer has visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely qualified to tell the story of Haidara's heroic and ultimately successful effort to outwit Al Qaeda and preserve Mali's-and the world's-literary heritage. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu is an inspiring and entertaining account of the victory of art and literature over extremism.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BENEATH ANOTHER SKY : A Global Journey into History and Memory
    BENEATH ANOTHER SKY : A Global Journey into History and Memory
    DAVIES NORMAN
    ISBN: 9781846148316
    Title: BENEATH ANOTHER SKY : A Global Journey into History and Memory
    Author: DAVIES NORMAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Beneath Another Sky is Norman Davies's account of a global circumnavigation, of the places he visited and the history he found there, from Abu Dhabi to Singapore, the settlement of Tasmania to the short-lived Republic of Texas. As in Vanished Kingdoms, Davies's historical gaze penetrates behind the present to see how things became as they are, and how peoples came to tell themselves the stories which make up their identities. Everywhere, it seems, human beings have been travelling - pushing out others or arriving in terra nullius - since the beginning of recorded time. To whom is a land truly native? As always, Norman Davies has his eye on the historical horizon as well as on what is close at hand, and brilliantly complicates our view of the past.

    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $59.99
  • BLOODY JANUARY
    BLOODY JANUARY
    PARKS ALAN
    ISBN: 9781786891341
    Title: BLOODY JANUARY
    Author: PARKS ALAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The first in a new series of crime novels from debut author Alan Parks, the next dark and exciting voice in Scottish noir.

    ‘An old-school cop novel written with wit and economy ... Think McIlvanney or Get Carter.' - Ian Rankin

    When a teenage boy shoots a young woman dead in the middle of a busy Glasgow street and then commits suicide, Detective Harry McCoy is sure of one thing. It wasn't a random act of violence.

    With his new partner in tow, McCoy uses his underworld network to lead the investigation but soon runs up against a secret society led by Glasgow's wealthiest family, the Dunlops.

    McCoy's boss doesn't want him to investigate. The Dunlops seem untouchable. But McCoy has other ideas ...

    In a helter-skelter tale - winding from moneyed elite to hipster music groupies to the brutal gangs of the urban wasteland - Bloody January brings to life the dark underbelly of 1970s Glasgow and establishes Alan Parks as a new and exciting voice in Scottish noir.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BRAIN DEAD MEGAPHONE
    BRAIN DEAD MEGAPHONE
    SAUNDERS GEORGE
    ISBN: 9781408894828
    Title: BRAIN DEAD MEGAPHONE
    Author: SAUNDERS GEORGE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the same vein as his much-loved weekly column for the Guardian Magazine, this is a hilarious and incisive collection of essays from George Saunders.

    In this, his first collection of essays, Saunders trains his eye on the real world rather than the fictional and reveals it to be brimming with wonderful, marvellous strangeness. As he faces a political and cultural reality saturated with lazy media, false promises and political doublespeak, Saunders invokes the wisdom of American literary heroes Twain, Vonnegut and Barthelme and inspires us to re-examine our assumptions about the world we live in, as we struggle to discover what is really there.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BRIEF AND FRIGHTENING REIGN OF PHIL : A Novella
    BRIEF AND FRIGHTENING REIGN OF PHIL : A Novella
    SAUNDERS GEORGE
    ISBN: 9781408870525
    Title: BRIEF AND FRIGHTENING REIGN OF PHIL : A Novella
    Author: SAUNDERS GEORGE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Welcome to Inner Horner, a nation so small it can only accommodate one citizen at a time. But when Inner Horner suddenly shrinks, forcing three-quarters of the citizen in residence over the border into Outer Horner territory, the Outer Hornerites declare an Invasion in Progress, having fallen under the spell of the power-hungry and demagogic Phil. So begins his brief and very frightening reign...

    The novella is followed by In Persuasion Nation, a collection of stories by turns touching, funny and sad, and set in a warped, hilarious yet very recognisable American landscape.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CHALK MAN
    CHALK MAN
    TUDOR C J
    ISBN: 9780718187446
    Title: CHALK MAN
    Author: TUDOR C J
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Looking back, it all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident. When twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man.

    It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his group of friends.

    And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl.

    That was thirty years ago and Ed thought the past was behind him. Then he receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure.

    As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over...

    Everyone has secrets.

    Everyone is guilty of something.

    And children are not always so innocent.


    Imprint: MICHAEL JOSEPH
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • DARKEST HOUR : How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink
    DARKEST HOUR : How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink
    MCCARTEN ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9780241340936
    Title: DARKEST HOUR : How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink
    Author: MCCARTEN ANTHONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the prize-winning screenwriter of The Theory of Everything, this is a cinematic, behind-the-scenes account of a crucial moment which takes us inside the mind of one of the world's greatest leaders - and provides a revisionist, more rounded portrait of his leadership.

    May, 1940. Britain is at war, European democracies are falling rapidly and the public are unaware of this dangerous new world. Just days after his unlikely succession to Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, faces this horror - and a sceptical King and a party plotting against him. He wonders how he can capture the public mood and does so, magnificently, before leading the country to victory.

    It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched, gripping day-by-day (and often hour-by-hour) narrative. In doing so he revises the familiar view of Churchill - he made himself into the iconic figure we remember and changed the course of history, but through those turbulent and dangerous weeks he was plagued by doubt, and even explored a peace treaty with Nazi Germany. It's a scarier, and more human story, than has ever been told.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEATH AT INTERVALS
    DEATH AT INTERVALS
    SARAMAGO JOSE
    ISBN: 9781784871789
    Title: DEATH AT INTERVALS
    Author: SARAMAGO JOSE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In an unnamed country, on the first day of the New Year, people stop dying. There is great celebration and people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Soon, though, the residents begin to suffer. Undertakers face bankruptcy, the church is forced to reinvent its doctrine, and local 'maphia' smuggle those on the brink of death over the border where they can expire naturally.

    Death does return eventually, but with a new, courteous approach – delivering violet warning letters to her victims. But what can death do when a letter is unexpectedly returned?

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • DOMINIC : A Hollow Man Novel
    DOMINIC : A Hollow Man Novel
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781633883659
    Title: DOMINIC : A Hollow Man Novel
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Only two other people know that Dominic, a charming Englishman, prosecutor, and musician in Austin, Texas, is also a psychopath. They also know that a year ago he got away with murder.

    One of those people is his "special lady," and the other is her brother, a teenager and fellow psychopath called Bobby. When a wily homicide detective starts digging up that past murder, little Bobby offers to take care of the problem--permanently. Dominic tries to dissuade him, but as he himself knows, psychopaths aren't good with following instructions. Or impulse control.

    As Detective Megan Ledsome circles closer, Dominic knows his life depends on keeping his secrets hidden, from her and the rest of the world. And when his annoying office-mate declares his interest in a judicial position, one he himself would like, Dominic realizes that one of his carefully-orchestrated plans could kill two birds with one stone.

    Of course, that means some sleight of hand and a sacrifice or two. But if there's one thing a psychopath doesn't mind, it's sacrificing other people.

    Imprint: PROMETHEUS BOOKS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • ELEANOR AND HICK : The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady
    ELEANOR AND HICK : The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady
    QUINN SUSAN
    ISBN: 9780143110712
    Title: ELEANOR AND HICK : The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady
    Author: QUINN SUSAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. By that time, she had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life—now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years, until Eleanor’s death, the two women carried on an extraordinary relationship: They were, at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends.

    They couldn't have been more different. Eleanor had been raised in one of the nation’s most powerful political families and was introduced to society as a debutante before marrying her distant cousin, Franklin. Hick, as she was known, had grown up poor in rural South Dakota and worked as a servant girl after she escaped an abusive home, eventually becoming one of the most respected reporters at the AP. Her admiration drew the buttoned-up Eleanor out of her shell, and the two quickly fell in love. For the next thirteen years, Hick had her own room at the White House, next door to the First Lady.

    These fiercely compassionate women inspired each other to right the wrongs of the turbulent era in which they lived. During the Depression, Hick reported from the nation’s poorest areas for the WPA, and Eleanor used these reports to lobby her husband for New Deal programs. Hick encouraged Eleanor to turn their frequent letters into her popular and long-lasting syndicated column "My Day," and to befriend the female journalists who became her champions. When Eleanor’s tenure as First Lady ended with FDR's death, Hick pushed her to continue to use her popularity for good—advice Eleanor took by leading the UN’s postwar Human Rights Commission. At every turn, the bond these women shared was grounded in their determination to better their troubled world.

    Deeply researched and told with great warmth, Eleanor and Hick is a vivid portrait of love and a revealing look at how an unlikely romance influenced some of the most consequential years in American history.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ELEPHANTS JOURNEY
    ELEPHANTS JOURNEY
    SARAMAGO JOSE
    ISBN: 9781784871796
    Title: ELEPHANTS JOURNEY
    Author: SARAMAGO JOSE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A delightful historical fable based on a true story about an Indian elephant, who, in obedience to the absurd caprice of a sixteenth-century monarch, travels from Lisbon to Vienna

    For two years Solomon the elephant has lived in Lisbon. Now King Dom João III wishes to make him a wedding gift for a Hapsburg archduke in Vienna. The only way for Solomon to get to his new home is to walk. So begins a journey that will take the stalwart elephant across the dusty plains of Castile, over the sea to Genoa and up to northern Italy where, like Hannibal's elephants before him, he must cross the snowy Alps. Based on a true story, Saramago’s tale is an enchanting mix of fact, fable and fantasy.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • EVERLESS
    EVERLESS
    HOLLAND SARA
    ISBN: 9781408353622
    Title: EVERLESS
    Author: HOLLAND SARA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Time is a prison. She is the key. Packed with danger, temptation and desire - a perfect read for fans of The Red Queen.

    In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything - even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.

    Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.

    There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever ... and possibly the future of time itself.

    Imprint: ORCHARD BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • FEVER DREAM
    FEVER DREAM
    SCHWEBLIN SAMANTA
    ISBN: 9781786072382
    Title: FEVER DREAM
    Author: SCHWEBLIN SAMANTA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A deeply unsettling and disorientating debut novel about obsession, identity and motherhood

    A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She's not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins and the power and desperation of family.

    Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel.

    Imprint: ONE WORLD
    RRP: $15.99

    Price: $15.99
  • FIRE AND FURY : Inside the Trump Whitehouse
    FIRE AND FURY : Inside the Trump Whitehouse
    WOLFF MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781408711392
    Title: FIRE AND FURY : Inside the Trump Whitehouse
    Author: WOLFF MICHAEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time

    The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.
    In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations:

    - What President Trump's staff really thinks of him
    - What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama
    - Why FBI director James Comey was really fired
    - Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room
    - Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing
    - What the secret to communicating with Trump is
    - What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers

    Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
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