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  • 50 GREATEST BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD
    50 GREATEST BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD
    WOODS SARAH
    ISBN: 9781785781810
    Title: 50 GREATEST BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD
    Author: WOODS SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From freewheeling through tufted French vineyards and scaling the rocky, cloud-topped tracks in the Himalayas to rattling past white-washed sugar-cube houses in narrow Spanish valleys, surviving the peaks of the Yorkshire Dales to tackling truly hair-rising descents in rural Cuba, the sheer variety of routes in The 50 Greatest Cycle Rides will have you reaching for your bicycle clips, helmet and gloves. Be it for excitement, necessity, adventure or relaxation, this book has something for every cycling enthusiast.

    Enjoy tales of scenic single tracks, switchback climbs and routes newly discovered. It's time to get those panniers packed and sprockets checked and climb into the saddle.

    Imprint: ICON
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • 7th FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE
    7th FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE
    BINET LAURENT
    ISBN: 9781910701591
    Title: 7th FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE
    Author: BINET LAURENT
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Roland Barthes, one of the twentieth-century’s towering literary figures, is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It’s February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand, who is locked in a battle for the Presidency. Barthes dies soon afterwards. History tells us it was an accident.

    But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global importance? That document was the key to the seventh function of language – an idea so powerful it gives whoever masters it the ability to convince anyone, in any situation, to do anything.

    Police Captain Jacques Bayard and his reluctant accomplice Simon Herzog set off on a global chase that takes them from the corridors of power and academia to backstreet saunas and midnight rendezvous. What they discover is a global conspiracy involving the President, murderous Bulgarians and a secret international debating society. In the world of intellectuals and politicians, everyone is a suspect. And who can you trust when the idea of truth itself is at stake?

    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 9 WAYS TO A RESILIENT CHILD
    9 WAYS TO A RESILIENT CHILD
    COULSON JUSTIN
    ISBN: 9780733334825
    Title: 9 WAYS TO A RESILIENT CHILD
    Author: COULSON JUSTIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Have you ever watched your child give up too quickly and easily, moaning 'I can't'. Perhaps your child resists going to school because they don't like their teacher or their friend rejected them. Maybe they failed in a sporting contest or an exam.

    One of the most frequent questions Kidspot parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson is asked is 'How can I help my child become resilient?' Friendship problems, bullying, physical changes and parenting styles are just some of the issues that can affect our children's ability to bounce back from difficulty and adapt to challenging situations. Helping our children develop resilience can have lifelong positive effects.

    9 Ways to a Resilient Child will help parents enable their children to cope with the challenges that life throws at us all. Discover why winners aren't always grinners, the problems with common advice like 'Toughen up, princess', the negative impact of helicopter parenting, and how praise can harm instead of help. Understand both the protective and the risk factors affecting resilience for better or for worse. And uncover the psychological secrets that will build your child's ability to bounce back, stronger and more resilient than ever: from the ability to think flexibly, make safe and healthy choices, and exercise self-control, to the powerful impact of family, relationships, school and community.

    Dr Coulson aims to bolster resilience - not just in our children, but also in ourselves. Because resilient parents are more likely to have resilient kids.

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • A IS FOR ANTEATER
    A IS FOR ANTEATER
    KWAYMULLINA AMBELIN
    ISBN: 9781742991573
    Title: A IS FOR ANTEATER
    Author: KWAYMULLINA AMBELIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    If I was an anteater I'd gobble termites with my sticky tongue But I'm not an anteater ...
    An alphabet book by celebrated Indigenous author Ambelin Kwaymullina.

    Imprint: OMNIBUS KIDS BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    ISBN: 9781847924469
    Title: ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In Adults In The Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU – and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse.

    Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone. The negotiations that ensued became one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in economic history.

    But no one actually knows what went on because Eurogroup discussions are held in secret. In this no-holds-barred account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship and backstabbing that will shake the economic establishment to its foundations.

    The future of the EU now hangs in the balance. As Varoufakis argues, the only way it can survive is if the truth is known, ushering in a new era of radical transparency and accountability in Brussels.

    Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.

    Imprint: BODLEY HEAD
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • AFTER BUDDHISM : Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    AFTER BUDDHISM : Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    BATCHELOR STEPHEN
    ISBN: 9780300224344
    Title: AFTER BUDDHISM : Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    Author: BATCHELOR STEPHEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A renowned Buddhist teacher's magnum opus, based on his fresh reading of the tradition's earliest texts.


    Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age. After Buddhism, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach. Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative accounts of five members of the Buddha's inner circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than a dogmatic metaphysician. He envisions Buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening whose long survival is due to its capacity to reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society it encounters.


    This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today's globalized world. It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha's vision of human flourishing.

    Imprint: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • AGAINST THE DOUBLE BLACKMAIL : Refugees Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours
    AGAINST THE DOUBLE BLACKMAIL : Refugees Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours
    ZIZEK SLAVOJ
    ISBN: 9780141984124
    Title: AGAINST THE DOUBLE BLACKMAIL : Refugees Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours
    Author: ZIZEK SLAVOJ
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected European standpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, offers two versions of ideological blackmail: either we open our doors as widely as possible; or we try to pull up the drawbridge. Both solutions are bad, states Zizek. They merely prolong the problem, rather than tackling it.

    The refugee crisis also presents an opportunity, a unique chance for Europe to redefine itself: but, if we are to do so, we have to start raising unpleasant and difficult questions. We must also acknowledge that large migrations are our future: only then can we commit to a carefully prepared process of change, one founded not on a community that see the excluded as a threat, but one that takes as its basis the shared substance of our social being.

    The only way, in other words, to get to the heart of one of the greatest issues confronting Europe today is to insist on the global solidarity of the exploited and oppressed. Maybe such solidarity is a utopia. But, warns Zizek, if we don't engage in it, then we are really lost. And we will deserve to be lost.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AGE OF ANGER : A HISTORY OF THE PRESENT
    AGE OF ANGER : A HISTORY OF THE PRESENT
    MISHRA PANKAJ
    ISBN: 9780241278130
    Title: AGE OF ANGER : A HISTORY OF THE PRESENT
    Author: MISHRA PANKAJ
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Modernity, secularism, development, and progress have long been viewed by the powerful few as benign ideals for the many. Today, however, botched experiments in nation-building, democracy, industrialization and urbanization visibly scar much of the world. As once happened in Europe, the wider embrace of revolutionary politics, mass movements, technology, the pursuit of wealth and individualism has cast billions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected and the spiritually disorientated, that the militants of the 19th century arose - angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally.

    Many more people today, unable to fulfil the promises - freedom, stability and prosperity - of a globalized economy, are increasingly susceptible to demagogues and their simplifications. A common reaction among them is intense hatred of supposed villains, the invention of enemies, attempts to recapture a lost golden age, unfocused fury and self-empowerment through spectacular violence.

    In Age of Anger Pankaj Mishra explores the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, Modi, and racism and misogyny on social media.

    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • AGONY OF EROS
    AGONY OF EROS
    HAN BYUNG-CHUL
    ISBN: 9780262533379
    Title: AGONY OF EROS
    Author: HAN BYUNG-CHUL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Byung-Chul Han is one of the most widely read philosophers in Europe today, a member of the new generation of German thinkers that includes Markus Gabriel and Armen Avanessian.

    In The Agony of Eros, a bestseller in Germany, Han considers the threat to love and desire in today's society. For Han, love requires the courage to accept self-negation for the sake of discovering the Other.

    In a world of fetishized individualism and technologically mediated social interaction, it is the Other that is eradicated, not the self. In today's increasingly narcissistic society, we have come to look for love and desire within the 'inferno of the same.'? Han offers a survey of the threats to Eros, drawing on a wide range of sources - Lars von Trier's film Melancholia, Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Fifty Shades of Grey, Michel Foucault (providing a scathing critique of Foucault's valorization of power), Martin Buber, Hegel, Baudrillard, Flaubert, Barthes, Plato, and others. Han considers the 'pornographication'? of society, and shows how pornography profanes eros; addresses capitalism's leveling of essential differences; and discusses the politics of rros in today's 'burnout society.'? To be dead to love, Han argues, is to be dead to thought itself.

    Concise in its expression but unsparing in its insight, The Agony of Eros is an important and provocative entry in Han's ongoing analysis of contemporary society. This remarkable essay, an intellectual experience of the first order, affords one of the best ways to gain full awareness of and join in one of the most pressing struggles of the day: the defense, that is to say'as Rimbaud desired it 'the 'reinvention'? of love.' from the foreword by Alain Badiou

    Imprint: MIT PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALEPPO COOKBOOK : Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria
    ALEPPO COOKBOOK : Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria
    MATAR MARLENE
    ISBN: 9781786694775
    Title: ALEPPO COOKBOOK : Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria
    Author: MATAR MARLENE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An inspiring collection of recipes from one of the world's oldest cities. It is hardly surprising that Aleppo, one of the world's oldest inhabited cities, is also home to one of the world's most distinguished and vibrant cuisines. Surrounded by fertile lands and located at the end of the Silk Road, Aleppo was a food capital long before Paris, Rome or New York. Here, one of the Arab world's most renowned chefs unlocks the secrets to this distinctive cuisine.

    Featuring over 200 irresistible regional recipes, such as Chili and Garlic Kebab, Syrian Fishcakes, Semolina and Butter Pudding, and the queen of the mezze table, Red Pepper and Walnut Spread, The Aleppo Cookbook is a beautiful introduction to the Syrian table.

    Imprint: HEAD OF ZEUS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ALTHUSSERS LESSON
    ALTHUSSERS LESSON
    RANCIERE JACQUES
    ISBN: 9781350009110
    Title: ALTHUSSERS LESSON
    Author: RANCIERE JACQUES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jacques Rancière's first major work, Althusser's Lesson appeared in 1974, just as the energies of May 68 were losing ground to the calls for a return to order. Rancière's analysis of Althusserian Marxism unfolds against this background: what is the relationship between the return to order and the enthusiasm which greeted the publication of Althusser's Reply to John Lewis in 1973? How to explain the rehabilitation of a philosophy that had been declared 'dead and buried on the barricades of May 68'? What had changed? The answer to this question takes the form of a genealogy of Althusserianism that is, simultaneously, an account of the emergence of militant student movements in the '60s, of the arrival of Maoism in France, and of how May 68 rearranged all the pieces anew. Encompassing the book's distinctive combination of theoretical analysis and historical description is a question that has guided Rancière's thought ever since: how do theories of subversion become the rationale for order?

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AMAZED
    AMAZED
    ARTYMOWSKA ALEKSANDRA
    ISBN: 9781786270511
    Title: AMAZED
    Author: ARTYMOWSKA ALEKSANDRA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Can you help the boy find his way through the mazes and back to his friends?

    Navigate towering treetops, prickly cactus fields, mysterious caverns, and crumbling statues in your epic quest.

    Featuring ten compelling mazes to solve, this innovative and beautifully illustrated picture book is guaranteed to delight maze adventurers of all ages.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AMERICAN GODS   -   TV Tie-in
    AMERICAN GODS - TV Tie-in
    GAIMAN NEIL
    ISBN: 9781472245540
    Title: AMERICAN GODS - TV Tie-in
    Author: GAIMAN NEIL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    AMERICAN GODS, the extraordinary, highly acclaimed epic novel from storytelling genius and international bestseller Neil Gaiman, comes vividly to life in a major new TV series on Amazon Prime Video starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning and Gillian Anderson.


    If you are to survive, you must believe.

    Shadow Moon has served his time. But hours before his release from prison, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Dazed, he boards a plane home where he meets the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who professes both to know Shadow and to be king of America.

    Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. Yet all around them a storm threatens to break.

    The war has already begun, an epic struggle for the very soul of America, and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.

    Imprint: HEADLINE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ANNIES FARMHOUSE KITCHEN : Seasonal Menus with a French Heart
    ANNIES FARMHOUSE KITCHEN : Seasonal Menus with a French Heart
    SMITHERS ANNIE
    ISBN: 9781743792643
    Title: ANNIES FARMHOUSE KITCHEN : Seasonal Menus with a French Heart
    Author: SMITHERS ANNIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Annie's Farmhouse Kitchen is a window on the bucolic world of acclaimed Victorian chef Annie Smithers.

    A handsome, gifty package, it includes a best-of selection of three and four-course menus collected by Annie over the three years of her restaurant, du Fermier, in Trentham. While part of du Fermier's appeal is undeniably its charming central Victorian location, this farmhouse-style eatery is the sort of place intrepid food lovers might equally stumble across in rural France or Dorset or California. Annie's food is classic French Provincial, presented with a distinct pared back, accessible aesthetic (no fuss, with preparation, anyone can do this!), and determined very much by whatever is thriving in her rambling home vegetable garden in Malmsbury. As well as being fully illustrated with delightful watercolours by Robin Cowcher – meet the cat 'Kitten', meet the geese, meet the dog Tommy – Annie's Farmhouse Kitchen will also include photographs that offer another valuable visual dimension to this compelling package. In addition to seasonal recipes (four menus per season), Annie's Farmhouse Kitchen will present readers with four standout feasts: deep mid-winter; summer solstice; spring bounty; and autumn harvest. Annie's distinct voice will feature throughout – both guiding readers with advice about getting the best results from her recipes (what went wrong? what about leftovers? why, exactly, is this pastry so good?), and via occasional entertaining vignettes that tell the story of the daily challenges and victories inevitably associated with running a successful small restaurant in a country town – solo.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • ANTHONY DOERR COLLECTION
    ANTHONY DOERR COLLECTION
    DOERR ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9780008241940
    Title: ANTHONY DOERR COLLECTION
    Author: DOERR ANTHONY
    Format: BOXED SET
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

    For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers within the invaluable diamond that her father guards in the Museum of Natural History. The walled city by the sea, where father and daughter take refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her ever closer to Werner, a German orphan, destined to labour in the mines until a broken radio fills his life with possibility and brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth.In this magnificent, deeply moving novel, the stories of Marie-Laure and Werner illuminate the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

    ABOUT GRACE

    David Winkler has lived on a remote Caribbean island for more than two decades, after running away from his former life, his wife Sandy and his daughter Grace. David fell in love with Sandy at a supermarket in Alaska ¬ as he dreamt he would. Moving from Alaska to Ohio to escape his fear of the future, they have a child: Grace. But a shadow of fear hangs over David. And when the floods come, he can't face up to the future he has seen for his little girl and leaves both the people he loves. Twenty-five years later, he finally finds the strength to discover his daughter's fate

    THE SHELL COLLECTOR

    A blind man spends his days roaming the beaches of Kenya collecting shells, classifying them by feeling their whorls, spines and folds in his fingers. A young woman discovers that she can explore the inner world of an animal’s mind by touching its freshly dead body. A refugee from Liberia, who cannot escape the horrors that he has witnessed, finds salvation in the clandesitne act of burying the hearts of beached whales.

    In The Shell Collector Antony Doerr illuminates both the riotous dangers of the natural world and the rocky terrain of the human heart.

    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ANTI-BADIOU : The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy
    ANTI-BADIOU : The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy
    LARUELLE FRANCOIS
    ISBN: 9781350009080
    Title: ANTI-BADIOU : The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy
    Author: LARUELLE FRANCOIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This compelling and highly original book represents a confrontation between two of the most radical thinkers at work in France today: Alain Badiou and the author, François Laruelle.

    At face value, the two have much in common: both espouse a position of absolute immanence; both argue that philosophy is conditioned by science; and both command a pluralism of thought. Anti-Badiou relates the parallel stories of Badiou's Maoist 'ontology of the void' and Laruelle's own performative practice of 'non-philosophy' and explains why the two are in fact radically different. Badiou's entire project aims to re-educate philosophy through one science: mathematics. Laruelle carefully examines Badiou's Being and Event and shows how Badiou has created a new aristocracy that crowns his own philosophy as the master of an entire theoretical universe. In turn, Laruelle explains the contrast with his own non-philosophy as a true democracy of thought that breaks philosophy's continual enthrall with mathematics and instead opens up a myriad of 'non-standard' places where thinking can be found and practised.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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