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  • BOOK OF AMERICAN MARTYRS
    BOOK OF AMERICAN MARTYRS
    OATES JOYCE CAROL
    ISBN: 9780008221683
    Title: BOOK OF AMERICAN MARTYRS
    Author: OATES JOYCE CAROL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Two families. Two faces of America. An act of violence with far-reaching consequences.

    Gus Voorhees is a pioneer in the advancement of women’s reproductive rights and a controversial abortion provider in the American Midwest. One morning as he arrives at his clinic, he is ambushed by a hardline Christian, Luther Dunphy, and shot dead.

    The killing leaves in its wake two fatherless families: the Voorheeses, who are affluent, highly educated, secular and pro-choice, and the Dunphys, their opposite on all counts.

    When the daughters of the two families, Naomi Voorhees and Dawn Dunphy, glimpse each other at the trial of Luther Dunphy, their initial response is mutual hatred. But their lives are tangled together forever by what has happened, and throughout the years to come and the events that follow, neither can quite forget the other.

    A heart-rending reckoning with some of the most incendiary issues that divide us in our troubled times – religious extremism; abortion; gun violence; capital punishment – this is a novel Joyce Carol Oates was born to write. To read it is to encounter the full spectrum of humanity – its ugliness, misery, beauty and hope.

    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BOOK OF GREEK AND ROMAN FOLKTALES LEGENDS AND MYTHS
    BOOK OF GREEK AND ROMAN FOLKTALES LEGENDS AND MYTHS
    HANSEN WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780691170152
    Title: BOOK OF GREEK AND ROMAN FOLKTALES LEGENDS AND MYTHS
    Author: HANSEN WILLIAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh--these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology--from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling.


    Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known--for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare--to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them.


    Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.

    Imprint: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRES
    RRP: $78.00

    Price: $78.00
  • BRIEF HISTORY OF SURFING
    BRIEF HISTORY OF SURFING
    WARSHAW MATT
    ISBN: 9781452151946
    Title: BRIEF HISTORY OF SURFING
    Author: WARSHAW MATT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing that any other person on the planet, and his The History of Surfing offers the definitive take on the sport. Now, he has honed that book into an abridged and excerpted edition for surfers everywhere. Each spread features a micro essay and image capturing a slice of surf history, whether it’s Kelly Slater, the invention of the thruster, shark attacks, or localism.

    Packaged in an irresistible small and chunky hardcover, A Brief History of Surfing deftly defines surf culture in an entertaining and irresistible book with wide appeal.

    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • BUSTING!
    BUSTING!
    BLABEY AARON
    ISBN: 9781743812389
    Title: BUSTING!
    Author: BLABEY AARON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lou is BUSTING for the loo.

    But the loo has quite a queue.

    So what on earth is Lou to do?

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • CHARMED LIFE : The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon
    CHARMED LIFE : The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon
    COLLINS DAMIAN
    ISBN: 9780008127633
    Title: CHARMED LIFE : The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon
    Author: COLLINS DAMIAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The story of a fascinating man who connected the great politicians, artists and thinkers at the height of British global power and influence.

    A famed aesthete and patron, Philip Sassoon's world was one of luxury and classic English elegance with oriental flair. He gathered a social set that would provide inspiration for Brideshead. There you might find Winston Churchill arguing over the tea cups with George Bernard Shaw, the Prince of Wales playing tennis with Charlie Chaplin, Noël Coward mingling with flamingos and Lawrence of Arabia and Rex Whistler painting murals as the party carried on around him.But Philip Sassoon was not just a wealthy aesthete. He worked at the right hand of Douglas Haig during the First World War and then for Prime Minister Lloyd George for the settlement of the peace. He was close to King Edward VIII during the abdication crisis, and Minister for the Air Force in the 1930s. And neither was he wholly ‘English’. The heir of a family of wealthy Jewish traders from the souks of Baghdad, Philip craved acceptance from the English establishment, many of whom thought him both foreign and too exotic. He opened his house to his friends but rarely his heart, as he was almost certainly homosexual.In ‘Charmed’, Damian Collins explores an extraordinary product of an age; a man who, before dying prematurely aged only 50, in June 1939, Noël Coward called a ‘phenomenon that would never recur’.

    Imprint: COLLINS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CLARES GOODBYE
    CLARES GOODBYE
    GLEESON LIBBY
    ISBN: 9781760127527
    Title: CLARES GOODBYE
    Author: GLEESON LIBBY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    We all have our own way of saying goodbye. Libby Gleeson tells a poignant story about letting go, with evocative illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Anna Pignataro.

    Imprint: LITTLE HARE BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CLEAN SOUPS
    CLEAN SOUPS
    KATZ REBECCA
    ISBN: 9781760522513
    Title: CLEAN SOUPS
    Author: KATZ REBECCA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    60 recipes that harness the healing power of soups - nourishing broths, blended soups, traditional healing soups and soup garnishes for that extra special finish.

    Soup has a unique ability to nourish and heal the body. In Clean Soups, author Rebecca Katz shows you how to use wholesome stocks and soups to detox naturally and stay energised all year round. She also explains the building blocks to creating deliciously balanced soups, such as Moroccan carrot soup, Kale soup with coconut and lime, and simplest chicken pho. With foundational broths, blended soups and traditional healing soups, as well as a two-day cleanse, Clean Soups show how one simple bowl can make a huge difference to how you feel.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO
    CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO
    GEORGE MARGARET
    ISBN: 9781447283355
    Title: CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO
    Author: GEORGE MARGARET
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar's imperial dynasty is only as strong as the next person who seeks to control it. In the Roman Empire no one is safe from the sting of betrayal: man, woman-or child.

    As a boy, Nero's royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life, first when the mad emperor Caligula tries to drown him, then when his great aunt attempts to secure her own son's inheritance. Faced with shocking acts of treachery, young Nero is dealt a harsh lesson: it is better to be cruel than dead. While Nero idealizes the artistic and athletic principles of Greece, his very survival rests on his ability to navigate the sea of vipers that is Rome. The most lethal of all is his own mother, a cold-blooded woman whose singular goal is to control the empire. With cunning and poison, the obstacles fall one by one. But as Agrippina's machinations earn her son a title he is both tempted and terrified to assume, Nero's determination to escape her thrall will shape him into the man he was fated to become-an Emperor who became legendary.

    With impeccable research and captivating prose, The Confessions of Young Nero is the story of a boy's ruthless ascension to the throne. Detailing his journey from innocent youth to infamous ruler, it is an epic tale of the lengths to which man will go in the ultimate quest for power and survival. Written from the first person perspective, Margaret George's new novel offers an astonishing new insight into this most complex and contentious of Roman emperors.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • CREATIVE LIVING COUNTRY
    CREATIVE LIVING COUNTRY
    WHITE LUKE
    ISBN: 9780500519097
    Title: CREATIVE LIVING COUNTRY
    Author: WHITE LUKE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Looking at 25 houses across the UK, this book provides a glimpse into truly original homes that could only have been inspired by country life.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • CRIME IN THE FAMILY
    CRIME IN THE FAMILY
    BATTHYANY SACHA
    ISBN: 9781786480552
    Title: CRIME IN THE FAMILY
    Author: BATTHYANY SACHA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War

    In the spring of 1945, at Rechnitz on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a party in her mansion. The war was almost over, and the German aristocrats and SS officers dancing and drinking knew it was lost. Late that night, they walked down to the village, where 180 enslaved Jewish labourers waited, made them strip naked, and shot them all, before returning to the bright lights of the party. It remained a secret for decades, until Sacha Batthyany, who remembered his great-aunt Margit only vaguely from his childhood as a stern, distant woman, began to ask questions about it.

    Crime in the Family is Sacha Batthyany's memoir of confronting these questions, and of the answers he found. It is one of the last untold stories of Europe's nightmare century, spanning not just the massacre at Rechnitz, the inhumanity of Auschwitz, the chaos of wartime Budapest and the brutalities of Soviet occupation and Stalin's gulags, but also the silent crimes of complicity and cover-up, and the damaged generations they leave behind.

    Told partly through the surviving journals of others from the author's family and the vanished world of Rechnitz, A Crime in the Family is a moving and revelatory memoir in the vein of The Hare with the Amber Eyes and The House by the Lake. It uncovers barbarity and tragedy but also a measure of peace and reconciliation. Ultimately, Batthyany discovers that although his inheritance might be that of monsters, he does not bear it alone.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • CRYING PLACE
    CRYING PLACE
    HILLS LIA
    ISBN: 9781760293710
    Title: CRYING PLACE
    Author: HILLS LIA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the rear vision, the road was golden and straight and even, its length making sense of the sky, of the vast black cloud that was set to engulf it. I pulled over and got out. Stared at it, this gleaming snake - where I'd been, where it was going. The route that Jed had once taken.

    After years of travelling, Saul is trying to settle down. But one night he receives the devastating news of the death of his oldest friend, Jed, recently returned from working in a remote Aboriginal community. Saul's discovery in Jed's belongings of a photo of a woman convinces him that she may hold the answers to Jed's fate. So he heads out on a journey into the heart of the Australian desert to find the truth, setting in motion a powerful story about the landscapes that shape us and the ghosts that lay their claim.

    The Crying Place is a haunting, luminous novel about love, country, and the varied ways in which we grieve. In its unflinching portrayal of the borderlands where worlds come together, and the past and present overlap, it speaks of the places and moments that bind us. The myths that draw us in. And, ultimately, the ways in which we find our way home.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CUSTERS TRIALS : A LIFE ON THE FRONTIER OF A NEW AMERICA
    CUSTERS TRIALS : A LIFE ON THE FRONTIER OF A NEW AMERICA
    STILES T J
    ISBN: 9780307475947
    Title: CUSTERS TRIALS : A LIFE ON THE FRONTIER OF A NEW AMERICA
    Author: STILES T J
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Historian T.J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, demonstrating how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He refutes Custer's historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person -- capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is keeping in mind that he lived on a frontier in time. During Custer's lifetime, Americans saw their world remade. In the Civil War, the West, and many areas overlooked in previous biographies, Custer helped to create modern America, but he could never adapt to it. His admirers saw him as the embodiment of the nation's gallant youth, of all that they were losing; his detractors despised him for resisting a more complex and promising future. He freed countless slaves, yet rejected new civil rights laws. He proved his heroism, but missed the dark reality of war for so many others. Native Americans fascinated him, but he could not see them as fully human. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer's tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household; as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts new light on a near-mythic American figure, a man both widely known and little understood.

    Imprint: VINTAGE U.S.A.
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • DETECTIVE DOG
    DETECTIVE DOG
    DONALDSON JULIA
    ISBN: 9781509801602
    Title: DETECTIVE DOG
    Author: DONALDSON JULIA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell.
    She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell.


    Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job... and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit!

    Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • DISASTER CAPITALISM : Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe
    DISASTER CAPITALISM : Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe
    LOEWENSTEIN ANTONY
    ISBN: 9781784781187
    Title: DISASTER CAPITALISM : Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe
    Author: LOEWENSTEIN ANTONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Disaster has become big business. Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism. He discovers how companies cash in on or-ganized misery in a hidden world of privatized detention centers, militarized private security, aid profiteering, and destructive mining. What emerges through Loewenstein's re-porting is a dark history of multinational corpo-rations that, with the aid of media and political elites, have grown more powerful than national governments. In the twenty-first century, the vulnerable have become the world's most valu-able commodity.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DIVA AND FLEA : A PARISIAN TALE
    DIVA AND FLEA : A PARISIAN TALE
    WILLEMS MO
    ISBN: 9781406373691
    Title: DIVA AND FLEA : A PARISIAN TALE
    Author: WILLEMS MO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery from an award-winning author/illustrator pairing.

    For as long as she could remember, Diva lived at 11 avenue Le Play in Paris, France. For as long as he could remember, Flea also lived in Paris, France – but at no fixed address. When Flea flaneurs past Diva's courtyard one day, their lives are for ever changed. Together, Diva and Flea explore and share their very different worlds, as only true friends can do.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • DO YOU LOVE ME OR WHAT?
    DO YOU LOVE ME OR WHAT?
    WOOLFE SUE
    ISBN: 9781925533286
    Title: DO YOU LOVE ME OR WHAT?
    Author: WOOLFE SUE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A brilliant collection of short stories by the bestselling, award-winning author of Leaning Towards Infinity, Painted Woman and The Secret Cure

    Do You Love Me or What? is a collection of eight sparkling, nuanced short stories from one of Australia’s most celebrated and loved writers. Written in elegant, shimmering prose, Sue’s stories are woven with themes encompassing love, loss and yearning, memory and identity, the desert and water, and people who live on the periphery of society. Her sentences are spare and evocative, yet paint fully realised pictures that speak of the poignant, shared experiences of the nature of relationships, past and present.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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