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  • Question 7

    By way of H. G. Wells and Rebecca West’s affair through 1930s nuclear physics to Flanagan's father working as a slave labourer near Hiroshima when the atom bomb is dropped, this daisy chain of events reaches fission when Flanagan as a young man finds himself trapped in a rapid on a wild river not knowing if he is to live or to die.At once a love song to his island home and to his parents, this ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Oath and Honor

    by Liz Cheney ...
    In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and many around him, including certain other elected Republican officials, intentionally breached their oath to the US Constitution: they ignored the rulings of dozens of courts, plotted to overturn a lawful election, and provoked a violent attack on the Capitol.Liz Cheney, one of the few Republican officials to take a stand against ... Read more

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  • Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing

    'Funny, fascinating and compelling' The Times

    by Matthew Perry ...
    'There's never been a more honest or raw memoir ... and it may just save lives' Daily Mail'Funny, fascinating, compelling ... also a wonderful read for fans of Friends' The TimesThe beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence.... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Memoir of My Former Self

    A Life in Writing

    by Hilary Mantel ...
    'A guide to the mind of one of the great English novelists of the last half-century' Guardian'Like hearing the voice of an old friend' ObserverAs well as her celebrated career as a novelist, Hilary Mantel long contributed to newspapers and journals, unspooling stories from her own life and illuminating the world as she found it. This strand of her writing was an integral part of how she thought of ... Read more

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  • The Five

    The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

    **THE MULTI AWARD-WINNING #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Gripping'** NEW YORK TIMES'At last, the Ripper's victims get a voice... An eloquent, stirring challenge to reject the prevailing Ripper myth' MAIL ON SUNDAY____________Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met.They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Works of Edmund Burke, all 12 volumes

    by Edmund Burke ...
    Edition first published in 1887. According to Wikipedia: "Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher, who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the dispute with King George III and Great Britain that led to the American ... Read more

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  • This Is Not a Border

    Reportage & Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature

    ________________'This anthology will help turn your intellectual understanding of oppression into an emotional one' - New Statesman'Thanks for being who you are and for giving us such exposure to wonderful people. Palestine is proud of you' - Suad Amiry________________The Palestine Festival of Literature was established in 2008. Bringing together writers from all corners of the globe... ... Read more

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  • The Long Form

    by Kate Briggs ...
    It's early morning and there's a whole new day ahead. How will it unfold? The baby will feed, hopefully she'll sleep; Helen looks out of the window. The Long Form is the story of two people composing a day together. It is a day of movements and improvisations, common and uncommon rhythms, stopping and starting again. As the morning progresses, a book – The History of Tom Jones by Henry Fielding – ... Read more

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  • Opinions

    A Decade of Arguments, Criticism and Minding Other People's Business

    by Roxane Gay ...
    'Gay has an ability to blend the personal and political in a way that feels simultaneously gentle and brutal . . . you look at a cultural moment through Gay's eyes and, by the end, you see the world differently' Arwa Mahdawi, GuardianSince the publication of the groundbreaking Bad Feminist and Hunger, Roxane Gay has continued to tackle the big issues embroiling society - state-sponsored violence ... Read more

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  • Living the Beatles Legend: On the Road with the Fab Four – The Mal Evans Story

    The first full-length biography of Mal Evans, the Beatles’ beloved roadie, assistant, confidant and friendA towering figure in horn-rimmed glasses, Malcolm ‘Mal’ Evans was an invaluable member of the Beatles’ inner circle. Serving as their long-time roadie, personal assistant and protector, he was a sometime lyricist, occasional performer and regular fixer at the height of the group’s fame and ... Read more

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  • Conversations on Love

    with Philippa Perry, Dolly Alderton, Roxane Gay, Stephen Grosz, Esther Perel, and many more

    by Natasha Lunn ...
    ***THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*'This book might just change your life' Sunday Times'Wise, wonderful, moving and brilliant... will leave your heart in a much better place' Stylist**After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, journalist Natasha Lunn set out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. She turned to authors and experts to learn about their ... Read more

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  • A Heart That Works


    by Rob Delaney ...
    In this memoir of loss, acclaimed writer and comedian Rob Delaney grapples with the fragile miracle of life, the mysteries of death, and the question of purpose for those left behind.When you're a parent and your child gets hurt or sick, you not only try to help them get better but you also labour under the general belief that you can help them get better. That's not always the case though. ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Queen Is Dead

    by Stan Grant ...
    From Stan Grant, leading journalist and author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers Talking to My Country and Australia Day, comes an extraordinary and powerful call to action.'History is not weighted on the scales, it is felt in our bones. It is worn on our skin. It is scarred in memory.'The Queen reigned for seventy years. She came to the throne at the height of Empire and died with the world ... Read more

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  • On Human Slaughter

    Evil, Justice, Mercy

    series Atlantic Editions
    Incisive, compassionate, and revelatory reporting from America’s death row, named a 2023 Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing. An Atlantic Edition, featuring long-form journalism by Atlantic writers, drawn from contemporary articles or classic storytelling from the magazine’s 165-year archive.Elizabeth Bruenig’s sensitive reporting pulls back the curtain on a routine crisis in America’s ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

    The UK Edition

    'An utterly delightful book to read, Dreyer's English will stand among the classics on how to use the English language properly.' ELIZABETH STROUT'A complete joy. For those who care about words - and for those who don't - Dreyer's English is the book we have all been waiting for. Wise, funny, no-nonsense, stylish and brilliantly practical.' RACHEL JOYCE_____________An indispensable, New York ... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Against Disappearance

    Essays on Memory

    In this collection of new essays from the Liminal & Pantera Press Nonfiction Prize longlist, First Nations writers and writers of colour bend and shift boundaries, query the past and envision new futures. They ask: How do we write or hold our former selves, our ancestries? How does where we come from connect to where we are headed? How do we tell the stories of those who have been diminished or ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Best Wishes

    The funny new book from the bestselling, much loved and eternally hopeful author of The Land Before Avocado and Flesh Wounds

    Making the world a better, less annoying place one wish at a time.'I wish I could think, hope, laugh, dream and, indeed, write like Richard Glover. And I wish every Australian could read this book. A soaring tribute to the power of wishful thinking' Trent Dalton'Glover asks life's big questions and helps us celebrate the simple joys - bin night, tax receipts that don't fade and the secret thrill ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • I Feel Bad About My Neck

    with a new introduction from Dolly Alderton

    by Nora Ephron ...
    'So bold and so vulnerable at the same time. I don't know how she did it' - Phoebe Waller-BridgeNow with an introduction from Dolly Alderton, author of Everything I Know About Love, revealing how a new generation of women can take inspiration from Nora's sharp wit and wisdom about life.*******Never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from.* If the shoe doesn't fit in the shoe store, it's ... Read more

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  • The Betrayal of Arthur

    by Sara Douglass ...
    **A prophecy of a golden age, a magic sword and a chosen one ...This is the legend of King Arthur ... or is it?**From the manuscripts of a twelfth-century English cleric to a New York bestseller, tales of King Arthur and his court permeate our world. But where did the stories start and how much is true? Were Guinevere and Lancelot traitors? Was Merlin a wise man or magician? And was King Arthur a ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Abuse of Power

    Confronting Injustice in Public Life

    by Theresa May ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER'So boldly different it creates a mini-genre all of its own' - ANDREW MARRAs Prime Minister for three years and Home Secretary for six years, Theresa May confronted a series of issues in which the abuse of power led to devastating results for individuals and significantly damaged the reputation of, and trust in, public institutions and politicians. From the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • One Day I'll Remember This

    Diaries 1987–1995

    by Helen Garner ...
    Book 2 - Diaries
    Helen Garner’s second volume of diaries charts a tumultuous stage in her life. Beginning in 1987, as she embarks on an affair that she knows will be all-consuming, and ending in 1995 with the publication of The First Stone and the furore that followed it, Garner reveals the inner life of a woman in love and a great writer at work.With devastating honesty and sparkling humour, she grapples with ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

    Elizabeth Smart’s passionate fictional account of her intense love-affair with the poet George Barker, described by Angela Carter as ‘Like MADAME BOVARY blasted by lightning … A masterpiece’.One day, while browsing in a London bookshop, Elizabeth Smart chanced upon a slim volume of poetry by George Barker – and fell passionately in love with him through the printed word. Eventually they ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Ink in the Blood: A Hospital Diary

    by Hilary Mantel ...
    Just after ‘Bring Up the Bodies’ author Hilary Mantel won the Man Booker for ‘Wolf Hall’, she fell gravely ill. This is her remarkable hospital diary.Originally published in the London Review of Books, this diary by the acclaimed author Hilary Mantel explores in forensic detail her loss of dignity, her determination, the concentration of the senses into an animalistic struggle to get through, and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Novelist as a Vocation

    ‘Every creative person should read this short book’ Literary Review

    Translated by Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen ...
    A unique look at the craft of writing from a bestelling master of storytelling.Readers who have long wondered where the mysterious novelist gets his ideas and what inspires his strangely surreal worlds will be fascinated by this highly personal look at the craft of writing.In this engaging book, the internationally best-selling author shares with readers what he thinks about being a novelist; his ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD