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  • Toxic

    The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmania Salmon Industry

    In a triumph of marketing, the Tasmanian salmon industry has for decades succeeded in presenting itself as world’s best practice and its product as healthy and clean, grown in environmentally pristine conditions. What could be more appealing than the idea of Atlantic salmon sustainably harvested in some of the world’s purest waters?But what are we eating when we eat Tasmanian salmon?Richard ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Wildflower

    'We all have stories to tell. These are mine.' Drew BarrymoreBorn into Hollywood royalty, Drew Barrymore is one of the biggest stars of her generation. Despite an unconventional childhood, she has built a life and career of her own that millions of fans admire.Wildflower is a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges and incredible experiences she’s had. It ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Trivial Grievances

    On the contradictions, myths and misery of your 30s

    by Bridie Jabour ...
    An oddly optimistic, witty and insightful generation-defining book for a lost generation, the miserable Millennials, from Bridie Jabour, opinion editor at Guardian AustraliaIn 2019, Bridie Jabour wrote a piece for the Guardian about the malaise of millennials and how the painful, protracted end of their adolescence is finally hitting home. They're looking at their lives and thinking: 'Is this it? ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Getting On: Some Thoughts on Women and Ageing

    by Liz Byrski ...
    Why are we so obsessed with staying young?In a culture that advocates the pursuit of endless youth and physical beauty how can we embrace the reality, the pleasures and the rewards of getting on? And what does the 'fight against ageing' mean when all women must eventually face the double-standard of ageism and sexism?Once past fifty, older women begin to sense that they have become invisible. From ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Notes on Grief

    A personal and powerful essay on loss from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.'Grief is a cruel kind of education. You learn how ungentle mourning can be, how full of anger. You learn how glib condolences can feel. You learn how much grief is about language, the failure of language and the grasping for language'On 10 June 2020, the scholar James ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Politics and the English Language

    by George Orwell ...
    'Politics and the English Language' is widely considered Orwell's most important essay on style. Style, for Orwell, was never simply a question of aesthetics; it was always inextricably linked to politics and to truth.'All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.'Language ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Everybody

    by Olivia Laing ...
    Simply one of our most exciting writers’ - Observer'A free-wheeling and joyful exploration of the works and lives of a range of artists and thinkers who brought libidinal and creative energy together with spectacular results' - Jack HalberstamThe body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. At a moment in which basic rights are once again ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Raised in Captivity

    Fictional Nonfiction

    Microdoses of the straight dope, stories so true they had to be wrapped in fiction for our own protection, from the best-selling author of But What if We're Wrong?A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory. A new coach of a small-town Oklahoma high school football team installs an offense comprised of only one, very special, play. A man explains to the police why he told the ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh

    Diaries 1964-1980

    by Susan Sontag ...
    As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh reveals the inner life of Susan Sontag.Providing a unique insight into the mind of one of the leading intellectuals of the modern age, Susan Sontag's As Conscious is Harnessed to Flesh chronicles the cultural, moral, and political journeys of this renowned critic and artist at the height of her powers.As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • What are We Doing Here?

    New essays by the Women's Prize and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead, Home and Lila. In this collection, Marilynne Robinson impels us to action and offers us hope.'Grace and intelligence ...[her work] defines universal truths about what it means to be human' BARACK OBAMAMarilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and Nobody

    A Book for Everyone and Nobody

    Translated by Graham Parkes ...
    series Oxford World's Classics
    'The profoundest book there is, born from the innermost richness of truth, an inexhaustible well into which no bucket descends without coming up with gold and goodness.' Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885) was Nietzsche's own favourite among all his books and has proved to be his most popular, having sold millions of copies in many different languages. In it he addresses the problem of how to live a ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • 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*'One of this summer's most buzzed about books (and one that might just change your life)' Sunday Times**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 experiences, as well as drawing on her own, ... 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

  • The Crack-Up

    Contains three classic essays originally from Esquire Magazine in 1936."The Crack-Up" "Pasting It Together" "Handle with Care"The main essay starts "Of course all life is a process of breaking down ...." which gives something of the tone of the piece.Expertly formatted with a linked table of contents. Look for more classic books from Green Light. Visit us at - GreenLighteBooks.tumblr.comTwitter - ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • As If

    In 1993 toddler James Bulger was beaten to death by two ten-year-old-boys. In the wake of this brutal crime, came one of the most public and shocking trials in living memory.Written in Morrison's supple, beautiful prose As If is a passionate, first-hand testimony of the Bulger case. It is a book about the nature of children, the meaning of childhood innocence and the state of the world we live in ... Read more

    $42.01 AUD

  • The First Time I Thought I Was Dying

    by Sarah Walker ...
    A dazzling collection of essays that unpacks our unruly bodies and minds and questions why we are taught to fear and punish them, from an exciting and award-winning new author. We live in a world that expects us to be constantly in control of ourselves. Our bodies and minds, though, have other ideas. In this striking debut, artist and writer Sarah Walker wrestles with the awkward spaces where ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD


  • Villa of Sun and Secrets

    A warm escapist read that will keep you guessing

    **It's never too late to live the dream...'Unputdownable, a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship in the glorious south of France. What’s not to love!' Lucy Coleman** Carla Sullivan’s 50th birthday is fast approaching when her whole world is turned upside down. Discovering her feckless husband is having yet another affair and following her mother’s death, she is in need of an escape. ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Citizen

    An American Lyric

    WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR POETRYWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRYIn this moving, critical and fiercely intelligent collection of prose poems, Claudia Rankine examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice, and longer meditations on the violence - whether linguistic or ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes

    A memoir about home and belonging, from the author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' BARACK OBAMAMaya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography, beginning with I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, 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 ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Real Estate

    by Deborah Levy ...
    'Three bicycles. Seven ghosts. A crumbling apartment block on the hill. Fame. Tenderness. The statue of Peter Pan. Silk. Melancholy. The banana tree. A Pandemic. A love story.'From one of the great thinkers and writers of our time, comes the highly anticipated final instalment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed 'Living Autobiography''I can't think of any writer aside from Virginia Woolf who ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Words That Made Australia

    How a Nation Came to Know Itself

    This is not a book of documents, snippets or worthy speeches. Instead it presents the original essays and the moments of insight that told us what Australia is and could be.These are the essential statements – from historians, reporters, novelists, mavericks and visionaries – that take us from Federation to the present-day, and tell a story of national self-discovery.There is the Frenchman who saw ... Read more

    $9.99 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

  • Bowie's Books

    The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life

    A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR'Brilliant. The unwritten Bowie book that needed writing' CAITLIN MORAN'Splendid. Provides plenty of evidence of Bowie's restless, rummaging intelligence, and his pleasure in the fact that books allow readers to slip into someone else's skin and try it on for size' THE TIMES'A witty and enlightening analysis of Bowie's 100 essential books . . . A handy, amusing, ligh... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • George Eliot: The Complete Works

    by George Eliot ...
    This ebook contains George Eliot's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD