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  • BAD DAD
    BAD DAD
    WALLIAMS DAVID
    ISBN: 9780008254339
    Title: BAD DAD
    Author: WALLIAMS DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.


    Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

    There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones.
    There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones.
    There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones.
    Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . .

    A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big – and winning!

    This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter!

    Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure – and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BECOMING MYSELF : A Psychiatrist's Memoir
    BECOMING MYSELF : A Psychiatrist's Memoir
    YALOM IRVIN D
    ISBN: 9781925322385
    Title: BECOMING MYSELF : A Psychiatrist's Memoir
    Author: YALOM IRVIN D
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The must-read new memoir from one of psychiatry's most important figures.

    Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and his therapeutic eye upon himself. He opens his story with a nightmare- He is twelve, and is riding his bike past the home of an acne-scarred girl. Like every morning, he calls out, hoping to befriend her, 'Hello, Measles!' But in his dream, the girl's father makes Yalom understand that his daily greeting has hurt her. For Yalom, this was the birth of empathy; he would not forget the lesson.

    As Becoming Myself unfolds, we see the development of the compassionate and insightful thinker whose books have been a beacon to so many. This is not simply one man's life story - Yalom's reflections on his life and growth are an invitation for us to reflect on the origins of our own selves and the meanings of our lives.

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • BEST AUSTRALIAN ESSAYS 2017
    BEST AUSTRALIAN ESSAYS 2017
    GOLDSWORTHY ANNA [ED]
    ISBN: 9781863959605
    Title: BEST AUSTRALIAN ESSAYS 2017
    Author: GOLDSWORTHY ANNA [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Best Australian Essays showcase the nation's most eloquent, insightful and urgent non-fiction writing. In her first time as editor, award-winning author Anna Goldsworthy chooses brilliant pieces that provoke, unveil, engage and enlighten, and get to the heart of what's really happening in Australia and the world. Previous contributors include Helen Garner, J.M. Coetzee, Karen Hitchcock, Tim Flannery, Robyn Davidson, Richard Flanagan, Clive James, Don Watson, Tim Winton and Caroline Baum.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • BEST AUSTRALIAN POEMS 2017
    BEST AUSTRALIAN POEMS 2017
    HOLLAND-BATT SARAH [ED]
    ISBN: 9781863959629
    Title: BEST AUSTRALIAN POEMS 2017
    Author: HOLLAND-BATT SARAH [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Best Australian Poems reveal the impressive depth, diversity and boldness of this country's poetic talent. For the second year in a row, award-winning poet, critic and academic Sarah Holland-Batt selects Australia's finest poems, from both rising stars and well-known figures, presenting a dazzling array of themes and styles. Previous contributors include Judith Beveridge, Stephen Edgar, Fiona Wright, Clive James, Lisa Gorton, Robert Adamson, Dorothy Porter, John Kinsella, David Malouf, Cate Kennedy and Les Murray.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • BEST AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CARTOONS 2017
    BEST AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CARTOONS 2017
    RADCLIFFE RUSS [ED]
    ISBN: 9781925322286
    Title: BEST AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CARTOONS 2017
    Author: RADCLIFFE RUSS [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The year in politics as observed by Australia's funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists. With Dean Alston, Peter Broelman, Pat Campbell, Andrew Dyson, John Farmer, First Dog on the Moon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Bill Leak, Alan Moir, Peter Nicholson, Bruce Petty, David Pope, David Rowe, John Spooner, Ron Tandberg, Andrew Weldon, Cathy Wilcox, Paul Zanetti, and many more . . .

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • BEST AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE WRITING 2017
    BEST AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE WRITING 2017
    SLEZAK MICHAEL [ED]
    ISBN: 9781742235554
    Title: BEST AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE WRITING 2017
    Author: SLEZAK MICHAEL [ED]
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The annual collection celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing.

    From the furthest reaches of the universe to the microscopic world of our genes, science offers writers the kind of scope other subjects simply can't match. Good writing about science can be moving, funny, exhilarating, or poetic, but it will always be honest and rigorous about the research that underlies it. Now in its seventh year, The Best Australian Science Writing brings together knowledge and insight from Australia’s brightest thinkers as they explore the intricacies of the world around us. This lively collection of essays covers a wide range of subjects, and challenges our perceptions of the world and how we exist within it.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BEST AUSTRALIAN STORIES 2017
    BEST AUSTRALIAN STORIES 2017
    CLARKE MAXINE BENEBA [ED]
    ISBN: 9781863959612
    Title: BEST AUSTRALIAN STORIES 2017
    Author: CLARKE MAXINE BENEBA [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In The Best Australian Stories, acclaimed writer Maxine Beneba Clarke brings together our country's leading literary talents. An award-winning short-story writer herself, Clarke selects exceptional stories that resonate with experience and truth, and celebrate the art of storytelling. Previous contributors include Fiona McFarlane, Kate Grenville, Tony Birch, David Malouf, Kirsten Tranter, Anna Krien, Georgia Blain, Peter Goldsworthy, Elizabeth Harrower, Ryan O'Neill and Romy Ash.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • BEST FILM I NEVER MADE : And Other Stories about a Life in the Arts
    BEST FILM I NEVER MADE : And Other Stories about a Life in the Arts
    BERESFORD BRUCE
    ISBN: 9781925603101
    Title: BEST FILM I NEVER MADE : And Other Stories about a Life in the Arts
    Author: BERESFORD BRUCE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This entertaining collection of pieces from the acclaimed director of Breaker Morant, Driving Miss Daisy and Mao's Last Dancer features memoirs, brief lives and revealing accounts of the film world. Alongside unsung heroes from behind the camera and producers of dubious repute are Madeleine St John and Clive James, Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart, as well as a particularly seductive 1963 EH Holden - and Bruce Beresford's father, whose strange and startling decline in old age is charted in a brilliant, poignant essay. Opinionated, wry and engaging, The Best Film I Never Made will provoke and delight in equal measure. It is the ideal gift not only for cinema buffs but for anyone interested in music, art or literature.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BETOOTAS AUSTRALIA : A Guide to the Great Southern Land by Australias Oldest Newspaper
    BETOOTAS AUSTRALIA : A Guide to the Great Southern Land by Australias Oldest Newspaper
    THE BETOOTA ADVOCATE
    ISBN: 9780733338687
    Title: BETOOTAS AUSTRALIA : A Guide to the Great Southern Land by Australias Oldest Newspaper
    Author: THE BETOOTA ADVOCATE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Betoota Advocate's guide to Australia Australia's oldest newspaper, which has a readership that tops the Australian's and is never hamstrung by editorial standards, presents a comprehensive full-colour guide to Australia today - the places, the people, the politics, the language, the sport, and much more.

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • BETTER THAN FICTION : True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
    BETTER THAN FICTION : True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
    GEORGE DON [ED]
    ISBN: 9781787012660
    Title: BETTER THAN FICTION : True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
    Author: GEORGE DON [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BETWEEN ETERNITIES AND OTHER WRITINGS
    BETWEEN ETERNITIES AND OTHER WRITINGS
    MARIAS JAVIER
    ISBN: 9780241975787
    Title: BETWEEN ETERNITIES AND OTHER WRITINGS
    Author: MARIAS JAVIER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Internationally renowned writer Javier Marias is a tireless examiner of the world around us, an enthusiastic debunker of pretensions of every kind, a polymath and a rogue. This selection of his inimitable non-fiction pieces are published together in English for the first time.

    Following in the essayistic tradition of Montaigne, Between Eternities ranges widely from the literary to the philosophical to the autobiographical, from football to cinema, comic books to mortality to 'Why Almost No One Can Be Trusted'. Trenchant and wry, subversive and penetrating, Marias demonstrates a dazzling intellectual vigour, showing with exhilarating verve why he is so often said to be Spain's greatest living writer.

    Imprint: HAMISH HAMILTON
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • BIRDMANIA : A Remarkable Passion for Birds
    BIRDMANIA : A Remarkable Passion for Birds
    BRUNNER BERND
    ISBN: 9781760631352
    Title: BIRDMANIA : A Remarkable Passion for Birds
    Author: BRUNNER BERND
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "An exquisitely beautiful book ...These stories about birds are ultimately reflections on the curious nature of humanity itself"
    - Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk

    There is no denying that many people are crazy for birds. Packed with intriguing facts and exquisite and rare artwork, Birdmania showcases an eclectic and fascinating selection of bird devotees who would do anything for their feathered friends.

    In addition to well-known enthusiasts, such as Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and Helen Macdonald, Brunner introduces readers to Karl Russ, the pioneer of ""bird rooms"" and lover of the Australian budgerigar, who had difficulty renting lodgings when landlords realised who he was; George Lupton, a wealthy Yorkshire lawyer, who commissioned the theft of uniquely patterned eggs every year for twenty years from the same unfortunate female guillemot who never had a chance to raise a chick; Ambrose Pratt who leaves us a beautiful example of a devoted relationship between a lyre bird and an Australian hermit; Mervyn Shorthouse, who posed as a wheelchair-bound invalid to steal an estimated ten thousand eggs from the Natural History Museum in Tring; and Tibbles the 19th century cat, who belonged to the lighthouse keeper on Stephens Island in New Zealand, and who collected many of Lord Walter Rothschild's bird samples.

    As this book illustrates, people who love birds, whether they are amateurs or professionals, are as captivating and varied as the birds that give flight to their dreams.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • BLACK PRINCE
    BLACK PRINCE
    JONES MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781784972936
    Title: BLACK PRINCE
    Author: JONES MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A major new biography of the Black Prince: hero of the battles of Crecy and Poitiers and England's greatest medieval warrior.

    As a child he was given his own suit of armour; in 1346, at the age of 16, he helped defeat the French at Crecy; and in 1356 he captured the King of France at Poitiers. For the chronicler Jean Froissart, 'He was the flower of all chivalry'; for the Chandos Herald, who fought with him, he was 'the embodiment of all valour'. Edward of Woodstock, eldest son and heir of Edward III of England, better known as 'the Black Prince', was England's pre-eminent military leader during the first phase of the Hundred Years War.

    Michael Jones uses contemporary chronicles and documentary material, including the Prince's own letters and those of his closest followers, to tell the tale of an authentic English hero and to paint a memorable portrait of warfare and society in the tumultuous fourteenth century.

    Imprint: HEAD OF ZEUS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • BLEAK PICTURE : Cartoons from the Australian 1994-2017
    BLEAK PICTURE : Cartoons from the Australian 1994-2017
    LEAK BILL
    ISBN: 9781460755112
    Title: BLEAK PICTURE : Cartoons from the Australian 1994-2017
    Author: LEAK BILL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    This is a beautifully illustrated collection of his most popular and enduring cartoons. Featuring over 200 cartoons from his remarkable life and career.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • BLUE HORSES
    BLUE HORSES
    OLIVER MARY
    ISBN: 9780143127819
    Title: BLUE HORSES
    Author: OLIVER MARY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life's work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature.

    Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird's nest, the seeming patience of oak trees, or the artworks of Franz Marc, Oliver reminds us of the transformative power of attention and how much can be contained within the smallest moments.

    At its heart, Blue Horses asks what it means to truly belong to this world, to live in it attuned to all its changes. Humorous, gentle, and always honest, Oliver is a visionary of the natural world.

    Imprint: PENG US
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • BOAT ROCKER
    BOAT ROCKER
    JIN HA
    ISBN: 9780804170376
    Title: BOAT ROCKER
    Author: JIN HA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash an urgent, timely novel that follows an aspiring author, an outrageous book idea,and a lone journalist’s dogged quest for truth in the Internet age.

    New York, 2005. Chinese expatriate Feng Danlin is a fiercely principled reporter at a small news agency that produces a website read by the Chinese diaspora around the world. Danlin’s explosive exposés have made him legendary among readers—and feared by Communist officials. But his newest assignment may be his undoing: investigating his ex-wife, Yan Haili, an unscrupulous novelist who has willingly become a pawn of the Chinese government in order to realize her dreams of literary stardom.

    Haili’s scheme infuriates Danlin both morally and personally—he will do whatever it takes to expose her as a fraud. But in outing Haili, he is also provoking her powerful political allies,and he will need to draw on all of his journalistic cunning to emerge from this investigation with his career—and his life—still intact. A brilliant,darkly funny story of corruption, integrity, and the power of the pen, The Boat Rocker is a tour de force of modern fiction.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
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