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  • Books that Made Us

    The companion to the ABC TV series

    by Carl Reinecke ...
    A cultural history of Australia told through our fiction.Australia's novels lie at the heart of the country. Capturing everyday lives and exceptional dreams, they have held up a mirror to the nation, reflecting the good and the bad. In this companion book to the ABC TV series, Carl Reinecke looks at the history of Australian culture through the books we have read and the stories we have told ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Thirty Years in Australia

    The Classic Adventure Story

    by Ada Cambridge ...
    series Classic Books
    Thirty Years in Australia is The Classic Adventure Story by Ada Cambridge.I knew nothing whatever of Australia when I rashly consented to marry a young man who had irrevocably bound himself to go and live there, and, moreover, to go within three months of the day on which the wild idea occurred to me. During the seven weeks or thereabouts of a bewildering engagement, the while I got together my ... Read more

    $1.04 AUD

  • The Magic Pudding ( Complete & Illustrated )(Free AudioBook Link)

    series Greenhouse Classics
    Wanting to see the world, Bunyip Bluegum the koala sets out on his travels, taking only a walking stick. At about lunchtime, feeling more than slightly peckish, he meets Bill Barnacle the sailor and Sam Sawnoff the penguin who are eating a pudding. The pudding is a magic one which, no matter how much one eats it, always reforms into a whole pudding again. He is called Albert, has thin arms and ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • In Praise of Idleness

    A Timeless Essay

    New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive breathes new life into Bertrand Russell’s classic work, In Praise of Idleness, with a magical package that includes BTG’s new introduction, biographical afterword, historical notes, additional quotations and comic illustrations. This is the perfect gift for the fearless literary connoisseur who values creativity, big ideas and revolutionary ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD $7.99 AUD

  • Finding Eliza

    Power and Colonial Storytelling

    A vital Aboriginal perspective on colonial storytelling Indigenous lawyer and writer Larissa Behrendt has long been fascinated by the story of Eliza Fraser, who was purportedly captured by the local Butchulla people after she was shipwrecked on their island in 1836. In this deeply personal book, Behrendt uses Eliza’s tale as a starting point to interrogate how Aboriginal people – and indigenous ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Hall of Uselessness

    Collected Essays

    by Simon Leys ...
    Simon Leys' cultural and political commentary has long been legendary for its profundity and acerbic wit. In The Hall of Uselessness his most significant essays are finally gathered together, on subjects ranging from China to Orwell, from Quixotism to the sea.Leys feuds with Christopher Hitchens, ponders the popularity of Victor Hugo and analyses whether Nabokov's unfinished novel should ever have ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Bush Studies And Human Toll : Timeless Story

    series Classic Novels
    Bush Studies is the timeless short stories, published in 1902 and Human Toll is the timeless novel, published in 1907, written by Barbara Baynton an Australian writer.“Boshy, coming out to harangue the chained dog, heard the tintin jangling of their billies and pannikins in their hasty, unorganized flight. The gins, burdened with pickaninnies and camp-gear, were whimpering well in the rear, but ... Read more

    $1.45 AUD

  • On Patrick White

    Writers on Writers

    ‘Patrick White, the un-Australian writer who did more than any other writer in the twentieth century to create an imaginative language that we can call Australian, who unshackled us from the demand that we write as the English do, who recognised, through his own alienation and also through his profound love for his partner, that we were a migrant and mongrel nation forging our own culture and our ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Getting of Wisdom

    The Getting of Wisdom The Getting of Wisdom is a novel by Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson. It was first published in 1910, and has almost always been in print ever since. Henry Handel Richardson was the pseudonym of Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson, a writer who was born in 1870 to a reasonably well-off family which later fell on hard times. The author's family lived in various ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • On J. M. Coetzee

    Writers on Writers

    I was born in the year J.M. Coetzee published his third novel, Waiting for the Barbarians. My mother read this dark, disturbing book with its multiple scenes of torture as she breastfed me at night, while my older sister slept and the house was quiet. It was 1980. The apartheid government had declared a state of emergency in the face of growing internal revolt, and my parents were thinking of ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Simon Leys

    Navigator between Worlds

    Translated by Julie Rose ...
    An award-winning biography of one of the greats.Simon Leys is the pen-name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. He died in 2014.Writing in three languages – French, Chinese and English – he played an ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • On David Malouf

    Writers on Writers

    by Nam Le ...
    series Writers on Writers
    Here was a very-much-alive half-Lebanese writer (from provincial Brisbane, no less) producing English-language writing of the very first order … The poetry was in the prose; it stayed and sprung its rhythms, chorded its ideas, concentrated its images. Every other novel claims to be written in “poetic prose”; the real thing, when you come across it, is actually shocking.Nam Le takes the reader on a ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Burning Library

    Our Great Novelists Lost and Found

    A perfect introduction to Australian literature, The Burning Library explores the lives and work of some of our greatest novelists.Alarmed by the increasingly marginal status of Australian literature in the academy, Williamson has set out to reintroduce us to those key writers whose works we may have forgotten or missed altogether. His focus is on fiction that gives pleasure, and he is ardent in ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • A Brief Take on the Australian Novel

    Grab the popcorn, sit back and let the story of Australian literature roll ... From Jean-Francois Vernay, "A Brief Take on the Australian Novel" offers a sweeping view of Australian writing since colonialism. Written from an outsider's perspective, this single-authored overview will appeal to readers through its playful, jargon-free and potentially contentious account of the Australian novel. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • On Helen Garner

    Writers on Writers

    by Sean O'Beirne ...
    series Writers on Writers
    A brilliant essay by one of Australia’s most exciting literary talents, which offers new insights into Garner’s entire body of work and her life as a writer.What I love in Helen Garner’s writing is a particular kind of closeness to self, the good, greedy, mistaken, emotional, fierce, sceptical, changing and disrupting self. Garner makes so much from what seems to be just her individual sense, ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Notes from the Cottage

    series Rivers End
    Spoiler alert! Spoiler alert! This little book is best read after The Stationmaster's Cottage to avoid spoilers.Ever wondered where the idea came from for love stories set fifty years apart? How did the concept of an old cottage full of secrets come about? What do the main characters really think about each other (including Randall, the golden retriever)? Are you curious about what scenes didn't ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Australian Wine Vintages 2019, 36th Edition

    Essays on Carpentaria

    by Robert Geddes ...
    Australian Wine Vintages is the longest running wine guide in Australia. First published in 1979, it has been much imitated but never beaten. This pioneering work has made fine Australian Wine accessible to generations of drinkers through the simple and clear layout. It states what is good, when to drink it and what the wine is worth.The author Rob Geddes MW (Master of Wine) has been responsible ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • On Shirley Hazzard

    Writers on Writers

    series Writers on Writers
    Hazzard was the first Australian writer I read who looked outwards, away from Australia. Her work spoke of places from which I had come and places to which I longed to go … It was reading as an affair of revelations and gifts. It fell like rain, greening my vision of Australian literature as a stony country where I would never feel at home. Splendour had entered the scene.In this vibrant, rich and ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Intimate Antipathies

    by Luke Carman ...
    Intimate Antipathies is the much-anticipated new book by Luke Carman, the award-winning author of the cult classic An Elegant Young Man. The essays in this collection follow the writer in his oscillations through anxiety, outrage and ecstasy, and in the process explore the connections between writing and dreaming, writing and mental illness, writing and the complications of family life.From his ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Let's Explore the Australian Outback

    Australia Travel Guide for Kids

    series Children's Explore the World Books
    The great Australian Outback has been the popular theme used in several movies and stories. The wide expanse of land features peoples and animals that are truly fascinated. Open the pages of this picture book to learn about quick facts that could help build a trove of rich and diverse information. Order your copy today! ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Animals of the Australian Outback

    Animal Encyclopedia for Kids - Wildlife

    series Children's Animal Books
    What are the beautiful and scary animals you see in the great Australian outback? Allow your child to discover the diversity of life in Australia through pictures and texts. The fact that this book uses real-life pictures, and not cartoons, make it easy for kids to fall in love with every turn of the page. Pictures, after all, make knowledge universal and easier to understand. Buy a copy now! ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • On Robyn Davidson

    Writers on Writers

    by Richard Cooke ...
    series Writers on Writers
    Robyn Davidson, author of the classic memoir Tracks, has led a remarkable life of writing and nomadic travel. In this crisp, erudite essay, acclaimed critic and journalist Richard Cooke explores Davidson’s relationship with place and freedom, and her singular presence in Australian letters.In the Writers on Writers series, leading authors reflect on an Australian writer who has inspired and ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • On Beverley Farmer

    Writers on Writers

    series Writers on Writers
    Across Farmer’s works, there has always been an attraction to those beings who occupy two realms … Once one has lived elsewhere, lived differently, it doesn’t matter whether she stays to forge a new life or turns back towards the old, or moves on once again; there will always be the shadow, the after-image, of the life not lived.Beverley Farmer’s writing reflects on restlessness, desire and ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Damaged in Transit

    short Australian stories

    by Mary Manning ...
    ‘Manning is a writer with a unique voice whose work is pushing the boundaries of contemporary short fiction.’ Paddy O’ReillyMary Manning’s exciting debut collection includes a Goth clutching a homemade tart on a Melbourne tram, an old lady camping out on a medium strip and a wife who follows her trainspotting husband into his dreams. A person fitting on a suburban train challenges the equilibrium ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD