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  • The Soul of a Woman

    by Isabel Allende

    The wise, warm, defiant new book from literary legend Isabel Allende – a meditation on power, feminism and what it means to be a womanAn Independent, Guardian and Grazia Highlight for 2021When I say that I was a feminist in kindergarten, I am not exaggerating.As a child, Isabel Allende watched her mother, abandoned by her husband, provide for her three small children. As a young woman coming of ... Read more

    $13.74 AUD

  • Such a Fun Age

    'The book of the year' Independent

    by Kiley Reid

    'A new literary star' The TimesThe instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellerLonglisted for the 2020 Booker PrizeA Times, Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Red, Good Housekeepingand Cosmopolitan Book of the YearWhen Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she... ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves

    Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

    by Clarissa Pinkola Estes and 1 more

    "Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to 'civilize' us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Talking To My Country

    by Stan Grant

    The acclaimed national bestseller - moving, passionate, deeply felt and powerful.In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Thinking Through Fashion

    A Guide to Key Theorists

    by Anneke Smelik and 1 more

    series Dress Cultures
    Learning how to think through fashion is both exciting and challenging, being dependent on one's ability to critically engage with an array of theories and concepts.This is the first book designed to accompany readers through the process of thinking through fashion. It aims to help them grasp both the relevance of social and cultural theory to fashion, dress, and material culture and, conversely, ... Read more

    $29.91 AUD

  • Public Executions: From Ancient Rome to the Present Day

    From Ancient Rome to the Present Day

    by Nigel Cawthorne

    Societies throughout history have adopted many and varied methods of meting out the ultimate sanction of capital punishment to their more unruly members. Although a number of countries across the globe still execute their own citizens, on occasion in public, the modern world in general views execution with distaste, and public execution doubly so. Public Executions documents the phenomenon of ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Vogue Factor

    by Kirstie Clements

    In May 2012 Kirstie Clements was unceremoniously sacked after thirteen years in the editor's chair at Vogue Australia. Here she tells the story behind the headlines, and takes us behind the scenes of a fast-changing industry.During a career at Vogue that spanned twenty-five years, Clements rubbed shoulders with Karl Lagerfeld, Kylie Minogue, Ian Thorpe, Crown Princess Mary, Cate Blanchett, and ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    And Other Lessons from the Crematorium

    by Caitlin Doughty

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Unforgettable . . . a hilarious, poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death' Gavin Francis, Guardian From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to ... Read more

    $16.93 AUD

  • The Coat Route: craft, luxury, and obsession on the trail of a $50,000 coat

    craft, luxury, and obsession on the trail of a $50,000 coat

    by Meg Lukens Noonan

    In today’s world of fast fashion, is there a place for a handcrafted $50,000 coat?To answer that question, Meg Noonan unravels the story of the coat’s provenance. Her journey takes readers to the Sydney studio of John Cutler, a fourth-generation tailor who works magic with scissors and thread; to the remote mountains of Peru, where villagers shear vicunas (a rare animal known for its soft fleece); ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Grace

    A Memoir

    by Grace Coddington

    The memoir of the creative genius at Vogue US and star of The September Issue: a dazzling and beguiling story of fifty years in fashion.For decades, Grace Coddington's personal touch has steered wildly imaginative fashion spreads in Vogue magazine. Then came The September Issue, the behind-the-scenes documentary that turned the spotlight on a woman with a no-nonsense attitude and an unerring ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Tongue in Chic

    by Kirstie Clements

    Following in the stiletto heels of her bestselling The Vogue Factor, Kirstie Clements' Tongue in Chic is a witty and salacious expos� of the world of glossy fashion magazines—a tell-all by the ultimate insider.True events revolve around the fictitious Chic magazine, where an average day involves counting calories (preferably other people's), masterful justification of spending half an annual ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Almost Nearly Perfect People

    Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

    by Michael Booth

    The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes.'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world.Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen.54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves.Norway is the richest country on earth.5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with an animal.Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Lost on Planet China

    The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid

    by J. Maarten Troost

    The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals returns with a sharply observed, hilarious account of his adventures in China—a complex, fascinating country with enough dangers and delicacies to keep him, and readers, endlessly entertained.Maarten Troost has charmed legions of readers with his laugh-out-loud tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific. When the travel bug hit ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • The Passing of the Aborigines

    A Lifetime spent among the Natives of Australia

    by Daisy Bates

    DAISY BATES:  "As the years passed, I was more and more convinced that it was impossible to leave these people, to be deaf to their appeal for human kindliness, and of the hopelessness of any movement except one of help and comfort to the individual, and personal example. So savage and so simple, so much astray and so utterly helpless were they, that somehow they became my responsibility. All ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • You Aren't What You Eat

    fed up with gastroculture

    by Steven Poole

    Provocative, erudite, and hilarious — the first full-length broadside at food fetishism to be published in AustraliaWe have become obsessed by food — where it comes from, where to buy it, how to cook it, and, most absurdly of all, how to eat it. Our television screens and newspapers are filled with celebrity chefs, whose authority and ambition range from the small scale (what we should have for ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The Danish Way of Parenting

    What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

    by Jessica Joelle Alexander and 1 more

    'A shining alternative to high-stress modern parenting, and families from New Delhi to New York will shout with joy' Heather Shumaker, author of It's OK Not to Share and It's OK to Go Up the SlideDISCOVER THE PARENTING SECRETS OF THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLDWhat makes Denmark the happiest country in the world -- and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year af... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Why Warriors Lie Down and Die

    Towards an Understanding of Why the Aboriginal People of Arnhem Land Face the Greatest Crisis in Health and Education Since European Contact- Djambatj Mala

    by Richard Trudgen

    "This fascinating book is about walking together, about understanding, about reconciliation." - Ray Martin, Media PersonalityWhy Warriors Lie down and die is essential reading for anyone interested in indigenous peoples. It provides hope and new direction for those searching for the answers as to why "the problems" seems to persist in Aboriginal communities. It also offers insights for those who ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • The Hiram Key

    Pharoahs,Freemasons and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Christ

    by Christopher Knight and 1 more

    Was Jesus a Freemason? The discovery of evidence of the most secret rites of Freemasonry in an ancient Egyptian tomb led authors Chris Knight and Bob Lomas into and extraordinary investigation of 4, 000 years of history. This astonishing bestseller raises questions that have challenged some of Western civilisation's most cherished beliefs: Were scrolls bearing the secret teachings of Jesus buried ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Ghosts of the Tsunami

    Death and Life in Japan

    by Richard Lloyd Parry

    ‘A remarkable and deeply moving book’ Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No Harm‘A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction’ Times Literary SupplementOn 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Chanel Sisters

    by Judithe Little

    'Delicious and utterly absorbing... This is a book to be relished and savoured. I can't recommend it enough' GILL THOMPSON, author of THE CHILD ON PLATFORM ONE'Historical fiction at its finest. Antoinette Chanel will capture your heart' ANN WEISGARBER, author of THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE---The unforgettable story of the sisters who changed fashion forever. For readers who fell in love ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail

    by Richard Leigh and 2 more

    A nineteenth century French priest discovers something in his mountain village at the foot of The Pyrenees which enables him to amass and spend a fortune of millions of pounds. The tale seems to begin with buried treasure and then turns into an unprecedented historical detective story - a modern Grail quest leading back through cryptically coded parchments, secret societies, the Knights Templar, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Death in the Afternoon

    by Ernest Hemingway

    Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway's conviction that bullfighting was more than mere sport and reveals a rich source of inspiration for his art. The unrivaled drama of bullfighting, with its rigorous combination of athleticism and artistry, and its ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Seven Seasons in Siena

    My Quixotic Quest for Acceptance Among Tuscany's Proudest People

    by Robert Rodi

    Siena seems at first glance a typical Italian city: within its venerable medieval walls the citizens sport designer clothes, wield digital phones, and prize their dazzling local cuisine. But unlike neighboring Florence, Siena is still deeply rooted in ancient traditions—chiefly the spectacular Palio, in which seventeen independent societies known as contrade vie for bragging rights in an annual ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • The Mistress of Paris

    The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret

    by Catherine Hewitt

    Valtesse de la Bigne was a celebrated nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan. She was painted by Manet and inspired Emile Zola, who immortalised her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her rumoured affairs with Napoleon III and the future Edward VII kept gossip columns full. But her glamourous existence hid a dark secret: she was no Comtesse. She was born into abject poverty, raised on a squalid Paris ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD