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  • Stolen Focus

    Why You Can't Pay Attention

    by Johann Hari ...
    * THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *'If you read just one book about how the modern world is driving us crazy, read this one'TELEGRAPH'This book is exactly what the world needs right now . . . Worth your time and certainly worth your focus'OPRAH WINFREY'A beautifully researched and argued exploration of the breakdown of humankind's abilit... ... Read more

    $22.43 AUD

  • Provocations

    New and selected writing

    by Jeff Sparrow ...
    ‘Genuine radicalism provides hope. It provokes through a scandalous insistence that life can be otherwise, that we aren’t doomed to economic and environmental decline, and that we can make our future better than our past.’Why did politicians think an independent slave nation might emerge from northern Queensland? Should we clone thylacines? How did a sociopath spur the first European architecture ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

    From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPICKED BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, INDEPENDENT, IRISH TIMES, SPECTATOR, TLS, NEW STATESMAN, MAIL ON SUNDAY, I PAPER, PROSPECT, REVEW31 AND EVENING STANDARD AS A BOOK OF 2021'A masterclass from a warm and engagingly enthusiastic companion' Guardian Summer Reading Picks 2021</str... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • On Reckoning

    by Amy Remeikis ...
    series On Series
    What happens when the usual political tactics of deflect and dodge are no longer enough?A reckoning.The Guardian's political reporter Amy Remeikis has spoken before about being a survivor of sexual assault, but Brittany Higgins going public with her story ripped the curtain back not just on political attempts to deal with real-world issues, but also how unsafe women can be, even inside the most ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Managing Expectations

    ‘vital, heartfelt and surprising tales from life’ Graham Norton

    by Minnie Driver ...
    'A beautiful book: funny, honest, revealing, heartfelt and moving' - Adam Kay, bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt''Vital, heartfelt and surprising, these tales from a life are told with humour, style and intelligence.' - Graham Norton'A wonderful memoir by a glorious writer: funny, poignant, profound. I gobbled it up in one joyous sitting.' - Elizabeth Day'An absolute jewel of a book. ... Read more

    $10.66 AUD

  • Last Letter to a Reader

    Final work by internationally acclaimed Australian author Gerald Murnane, reflecting on his career as a writer, and the fifteen books which have led critics to praise him as ‘a genius on the level of Beckett’.A book which will appeal equally to Murnane’s legion of fans, and to those new to his work, attracted by his reputation as a truly original Australian writer.In the first days of spring in ... Read more

    $9.01 AUD

  • Wanderland


    by Jini Reddy ...
    Shortlisted for the 2021 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year AwardShortlisted for the 2020 Wainwright Prize for UK Nature WritingAlone on a remote mountaintop one dark night, a woman hears a mysterious voice.Propelled by the memory and after years of dreaming about it, Jini Reddy dares to delve into the 'wanderlands' of Britain, heading off in search of the magical in the landscape.A London ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • A Room of One's Own + Three Guineas (2 extended essays)

    This carefully crafted ebook: "A Room of One's Own + Three Guineas (2 extended essays)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. Together they form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality and a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Languages of Truth

    Essays 2003-2020

    *A SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK*From 'Best of the Booker' winner Salman Rushdie, an incisive and inspiring collection of non-fiction essays, criticism and speeches that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the evolution of language and cultureGathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, including several never previously in print, Languages of Truth chronicles a period of momentous ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Everything I Know About Love

    Now a Major BBC One Series

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERNOW A MAJOR BBC ONE TV SERIES'The book we will thrust into our friends' hands. Alderton feels like a best friend and your older sister all rolled into one and her pages wrap around you like a warm hug' Evening Standard'Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation' Elizabeth DayAward-winning journalist Dolly Alderton survived her twenties (... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Anthropocene Reviewed

    The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller

    by John Green ...
    A deeply moving and mind-expanding collection of personal essays in the first ever work of non-fiction from #1 internationally bestselling author John GreenThe Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed podcast, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Private Spy

    The Letters of John le Carré 1945-2020

    A collection of letters from John le Carré, one of the greatest British novelists of our time, and a fabulous letter writer, spanning decades from his childhood, to the Cold War to his final yearsJohn le Carré was one of the greatest novelists of his generation. He also had an extraordinary life. A Private Spy is the story of that life told through the voice of this master... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD


  • The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House

    by Audre Lorde ...
    series Penguin Modern
    From the self-described 'black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet', these soaring, urgent essays on the power of women, poetry and anger are filled with darkness and light.Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem


    by Joan Didion ...
    The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times).Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic.In twenty razor ... Read more

    $22.87 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Still Just a Geek

    by Wil Wheaton ...
    Celebrated actor, personality, and all-around nerd Wil Wheaton updates his memoir of collected blog posts with all new material and annotations as he reexamines one of the most interesting lives in Hollywood and fandom!Wil Wheaton grew up.Ideally, this is what everyone does. But most of us don’t do it in front of millions of people. Wil was a very famous kid – right up until he wasn’t. After that, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • All the Living and the Dead

    A Personal Investigation into the Death Trade

    'A gentle book and, like death itself, sometimes an unexpectedly kind one' Neil Gaiman'This is an absorbing and important book, seeking out stories so many shy away from and telling them with such respect, humanity, heart and, yes, wit. Without exaggeration, an awe-inspiring achievement' Nigella Lawson___________________We are surrounded by death. It is in our news, our nursery rhymes, our true ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • How To Be a Medieval Woman

    by Margery Kempe ...
    Translated by Barry Windeatt ...
    series Penguin Little Black Classics
    'And then he, completely astonished at her words, left off his lewdness, saying to her as many a man had done before, "Either you are a truly good woman or else a truly wicked woman." 'Brave, outspoken and guaranteed to annoy people wherever she went - including exasperated fellow pilgrims in Jerusalem and her long-suffering husband - Margery Kempe was one of the most vivid and unforgettable ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • On Tyranny

    Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**History does not repeat, but it does instructIn the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Writing Home

    by Alan Bennett ...
    Already a bestseller, this is a wonderfully entertaining collection of Alan Bennett's prose writings. Writing Home brings together diaries, reminiscences and reviews to give us a unique and unforgettable portrait of one of England's leading playwrights. As a memoir it covers the production of his very first play, Forty Years On, which starred John Gieldgud. His television series 'Talking Heads' ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • The Godless Gospel

    Was Jesus A Great Moral Teacher?

    Even if we don't believe that Jesus was the son of God, we tend to think he was a great moral teacher. But was he? And how closely do idealised values such as our love of the family, helping the needy, and the importance of kindness, match Jesus's original tenets?Julian Baggini challenges our assumptions about Christian values - and about Jesus - by focusing on Jesus's teachings in the Gospels, ... Read more

    $16.38 AUD

  • Singin' & Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

    Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this her third marvellous volume, music and her son are the focus of Maya Angelou's life. She is on the edge of a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Letters to a Young Writer

    by Colum McCann ...
    From the National Book Award-winning, Booker Prize-longlisted author of Let the Great World Spin and Transatlantic comes a passionate and practical book of advice, as essential for budding writers as Stephen King's On Writing'A warm, open-hearted paean to the joys of writing' Sunday Times'Excellent ... cannot fail as a pick-me-up' ObserverI hope there is something here... ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Letters to Penthouse XV

    Outrageous Erotic Orgasmic

    Book 15 - Penthouse Adventures
    From the bestselling Letters to Penthouse series comes another spicy collection of letters written to one of the most popular men's magazines. ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Love, Clancy

    A dog's letters home, edited and debated by Richard Glover

    Heartfelt and hilarious, this is a book for anyone who has tried to imagine what their dog was thinking.Human beings often write about their dogs, but the dogs don't usually get a right of reply. In Love, Clancy, Richard Glover has collated the letters sent by Clancy to his parents in the bush. They are full of a young dog's musings about the oddities of human behaviour, life in the big city, and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD