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  • Still Life

    by Sarah Winman ...
    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF DYMOCKS BOOK OF THE YEARA GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF 2021A BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICKWINNER OF THE INWORDS LITERARY AWARD‘Sheer joy' Graham Norton‘Utterly beautiful … filled with hope’ Joanna Cannon, author of Three Things About Elsie’A gorgeous, generous... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Another Country

    For several years now, Nicolas Rothwell has travelled the length and breadth of Northern and Central Australia. This book collects published and unpublished writing from that time. It contains sundry tales of marvellous places, told in an inimitable style. There are profiles of mystics and artists, explorers and healers, accounts of desert journeys, ground-breaking pieces on art, politics, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Little: A Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year

    by Edward Carey ...
    • An affecting and exuberant novel spanning a big stretch of calamitous history, as told by a small, bloodstained nobody • Carey already has a strong author following, particularly in US. Perfect time to breakout in UK market • Acquired by Penguin Riverhead US for 6 figure sum; lining up publication and publicity • Innovative Jack Arts marketing campaign lined up combined with year-long publicity ... Read more

    $19.13 AUD

  • The Golden Thread

    How Fabric Changed History

    ** A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **'Fascinating . . . The history of the world through the eye of a needle . . . I recommend this book to anyone' THE SPECTATOR'A charming, absorbing and history that takes us on a journey from the silk roads to sportswear, from ruffs to spacesuits . . . I devoured this quietly feminist book' SUNDAY TIMES'Joyful and beautiful' NATURE**'Will make you rethink ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A History of the World in 100 Objects

    This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Domina

    More dangerous. More shocking. The thrilling new bestseller from the author of MAESTRA

    by LS Hilton ...
    'Fantastically good fun - sharp, sexy and intelligent . . . Something of a masterpiece' Sunday Mirror'Like a ritzy 50 Shades meets The Da Vinci Code. It's got sex, shopping, a few Old Masters and plenty of murder - what more could you want?' Independent'Not to Miss!' Marie Claire'Even more dangerous, shocking and provocative than its predecessor: A book that begs ... ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Ultima

    From the bestselling author of the No.1 global phenomenon MAESTRA. Love it. Hate it. READ IT!

    by LS Hilton ...
    The shockingly audacious conclusion to the international bestselling phenomenon that began with Maestra.If you can't beat them - kill themFirst there was Maestra. Then there was Domina. Now - there is Ultima.Glamorous international art-dealer Elizabeth Teerlinc knows a thing or two about fakes. After all, she is one herself.Her real identi... ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • The White Road

    a pilgrimage of sorts

    The gripping story of the lure of porcelain, or 'white gold', from the Number One bestselling author of The Hare with Amber Eyes.** A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller **"Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first"A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain - ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Position Doubtful

    mapping landscapes and memories

    by Kim Mahood ...
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS FOR NON-FICTIONImagine the document you have before you is not a book but a map. It is well-used, creased, and folded, so that when you open it, no matter how carefully, something tears and a line that is neither latitude nor longitude opens in the hidden geography of the place you are about to enter.Since the publication of her prize ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Acute Misfortune

    The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

    by Erik Jensen ...
    In 2008, the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in his spare room and write his biography.What followed were four years of intense honesty and a relationship that became increasingly claustrophobic. At one point Cullen shot Jensen, in part to see how committed he was to the book. At another, he threw Jensen from a speeding motorbike. The book contract Cullen used to convince ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Wabi Sabi

    Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life

    by Beth Kempton ...
    'A truly transformative read' Sunday Times STYLE'More than ever, we need books like this' Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, FeastA whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom.Wabi sabi ("wah-bi sah-bi") is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, apprecia... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Beloved Girls

    The STUNNING new novel from top ten bestselling author Harriet Evans

    by Harriet Evans ...
    'A gorgeous epic . . . Wholly absorbing. I adored it' MARIAN KEYES'This sweeping, absorbing story is a treat' ADELE PARKS'A compelling story of female friendship, dark secrets and family bonds that pulls you in and won't let go' ROSANNA LEY'If you love atmospheric stories about old houses, families and secrets, this is for you' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING'A gorgeous story to get immer... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Arthur Conan Doyle: The Complete Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning (somewhat mistakenly - see inductive reasoning) ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Brunelleschi's Dome

    The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence

    by Ross King ...
    Even in an age of soaring skyscrapers and cavernous sports stadiums, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence still retains a rare power to astonish. Yet the elegance of the building belies the tremendous labour, technical ingenuity and bitter personal strife involved in its creation. For over a century after work on the cathedral began in 1296, the proposed dome was regarded as all but ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Girl in a Green Gown

    The History and Mystery of the Arnolfini Portrait

    by Carola Hicks ...
    WITH A FOREWORD BY GRAYSON PERRYCarola Hicks sets out to solve the mystery of one of art history’s greatest paintings, The Arnolfini PortraitThe Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck in 1434 hangs in the National Gallery in London and remains a mystery to this day. Is the painting of the girl in the green gown the celebration of marriage or pregnancy, a memorial to a wife who died in childbirth, a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Headlong

    by Michael Frayn ...
    Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeHeadlong begins when Martin Clay, a young would-be art historian, believes he has discovered a missing masterpiece. The owner of the painting is oblivious to its potential and asks Martin to help him sell it, leaving Martin with the chance of a lifetime: if he could only separate the painter from its owner, he would be able to perform a great public service, to ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Leonardo and the Last Supper

    by Ross King ...
    For more than five centuries The Last Supper has been an artistic, religious and cultural icon. The art historian Kenneth Clark called it 'the keystone of European art', and for a century after its creation it was regarded as nothing less than a miraculous image. And yet there is a very human story behind this artistic 'miracle'. Ross King's Leonardo and the Last Supper is both a 'biography' of ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Optickal Illusion

    In The Optickal Illusion, Rachel Halliburton’s meticulous recreation of Georgian society reveals the sordid details of a genuine scandal that deceived the British Royal Academy.Her debut novel questions the lengths women must go to make their mark on a society that seeks to underplay their abilities - a theme only too relevant today. It is three years from the dawn of a new century and in London, ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • Street Fight in Naples

    A book of art and insurrection

    by Peter Robb ...
    Naples is always a shock, flaunting beauty and squalor like nowhere else. Naples is the only city in Europe whose ancient past still lives in its irrepressible people. Their ancestors came from all over the early Mediterranean to the wide bay and its islands, shadowed by a dormant volcano. Not all of them found what they were looking for, but they made a great and terribly human city.Peter Robb's ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • Painting in the Shadows

    Deadly paintings, mysterious colours and hidden works… * Art dealer Alex Clayton and conservator John Porter are thrilled to be previewing the Melbourne International Museum of Art’s (MIMA) newest exhibition, until they witness a museum worker collapse and badly damage a reportedly cursed painting. Belief in the curse is strengthened when MIMA’s senior conservator Meredith Buchanan dies less than ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Things I Carry Around

    The bestselling memoir from the ARIA Award-winning country music star

    A born storyteller, Troy Cassar-Daley has at last turned his talent to sharing his own inspiring life.‘Troy’s achievements are many, and perhaps the finest may be his ability to make us listen to his heart.’ Joy McKeanFor the first time, Troy talks about his early life - how his parent’s divorce changed things for him, about missing his Dad and growing up in Grafton surrounded by the warmth and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • From the Ashes

    My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way

    by Jesse Thistle ...
    *#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER*Winner, Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Nonfiction*Winner, Indigenous Voices Awards*Winner, High Plains Book Awards*Finalist, CBC Canada Reads*A Globe and Mail Book of the Year*An Indigo Book of the Year*A CBC Best Canadian Nonfiction Book of the YearIn this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, ... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Germany

    Memories of a Nation

    From Neil MacGregor, the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects, this is a view of Germany like no otherToday, as the dominant economic force in Europe, Germany looms as large as ever over world affairs. But how much do we really understand about it, and how do its people understand themselves?In this enthralling new book, Neil MacGregor guides us through the complex history, culture and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • On Chapel Sands

    My mother and other missing persons

    by Laura Cumming ...
    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER****SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD**'A modern masterpiece' GuardianUncovering the mystery of her mother's disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story.Autumn 1929 - a young girl is kidnapped from a beach. Five agonising days go by before she is discovered safe and... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD