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  • Love Stories

    Uplifting True Stories about Love from the Internationally Bestselling Author of Boy Swallows Universe

    by Trent Dalton ...
    Trent Dalton, Australia's best-loved writer, goes out into the world and asks a simple, direct question: 'Can you please tell me a love story?'A blind man yearns to see the face of his wife of thirty years. A divorced mother has a secret love affair with a priest. A geologist discovers a three-minute video recorded by his wife before she died. A tree lopper's heart falls in a forest. A working mum ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • Daring to Fly

    The TV star on facing fear and finding joy on a deadline

    by Lisa Millar ...
    There are significant moments in life that you only really appreciate long after they have passed ... And then there are moments that are so magnificent you understand in an instant that they need to be treasured because the universe is offering you something truly inspiring.Lisa Millar has spent her whole life showing up, getting things done and making things happen. Despite the risks, despite ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Theroux The Keyhole: Diaries of a grounded documentary maker

    by Louis Theroux ...
    Step inside Louis’ life like never before as he turns his critical eye on himself, his home, and family and tries to make sense of our weird and sometimes scary world. His new autobiography is the perfect book for our uncertain times by the hilarious and relatable Louis Theroux.Louis started lockdown with a sense of purpose and determination. Like the generation who survived the Second World War, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • For the Love of a Cat

    A Publisher`s Story

    This is a book for everyone who really cares about cats. Vividly written, sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted, it is bound to be found uplifting by anyone who has ever fallen for a cat, however much against their better judgement. While cat people are nice, the real heroes in this book are naturally the cats themselves. A rich portfolio of feline characters including the authors own cats ... Read more

    $7.25 AUD $2.99 AUD

  • For Bread Alone

    Translated by Paul Bowles ...
    Driven by famine from their home in the Rif, Mohamed's family walks to Tangier in search of a better life. But things are no better there. Eight of Mohamed's siblings die of malnutrition and neglect, and one is killed by his father in a fit of rage. On moving to another province Mohamed learns how to charm and steal, and discovers the joys of drugs, sex and alcohol. Proud, insolent and afraid of ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • It Wasn't Meant to Be Like This

    The long-awaited autobiography from one of Australia's most popular, much-loved and enduring media stars, Lisa Wilkinson.Lisa Wilkinson has lived much of her life in the public eye. One of Australia's most respected journalists and media personalities, her warm, intelligent and elegant presence has graced our television screens for many years, where she has shared, shaped and even shifted many ... Read more

    $12.99 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

    $14.99 AUD

  • Boy On Fire

    The Young Nick Cave

    by Mark Mordue ...
    The bestselling, award-winning and critically acclaimed biography of the young Nick Cave, by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue.Shortlisted for the ABIA Biography Book of the Year 2021A deeply beautiful, profound and poetic biography of the formative years of the dark prince of Australian rock 'n' roll, Boy on Fire is Nick Cave's creation story. This is a portrait of the artist as, first, a boy, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Five

    The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

    THE MULTI AWARD-WINNING #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER___'An angry and important work of historical detection, calling time on the misogyny that has fed the Ripper myth. Powerful and shaming.' GUARDIAN___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. They wrote ballads, ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Phosphorescence - Winner of the Australian Book Industry BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021

    by Julia Baird ...
    The national bestseller, Phosphorescence is a beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times.WINNER OF THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • 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

  • Quite A Good Time to be Born

    A Memoir: 1935-1975

    by David Lodge ...
    'I drew my first breath on the 28th of January 1935, which was quite a good time for a future writer to be born in England...’The only child in a lower-middle-class London family, David Lodge inherited his artistic genes from his musician father and his Catholic faith from his Irish-Belgian mother. Four years old when World War II began, David grew to maturity through decades of great social and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Difficult Women

    by David Plante ...
    David Plante's dazzling portraits of three influential women in the literary world, now back in print for the first time in decades.Difficult Women presents portraits of three extraordinary, complicated, and, yes, difficult women, while also raising intriguing and, in their own way, difficult questions about the character and motivations of the keenly and often cruelly observant portraitist ... Read more

    $20.34 AUD

  • The Storytellers

    Straight Talk from the World’s Most Acclaimed Suspense and Thriller Authors

    Have you ever read a suspense novel so good you had to stop and think to yourself, “How did the author come up with this idea? Their characters? Is some of this story real?” For over five years, Mark Rubinstein, physician, psychiatrist, and mystery and thriller writer, had the chance to ask the most well-known authors in the field just these kinds of questions in interviews for the Huffington Post ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • Katherine Mansfield

    A Secret Life

    Katherine Mansfield is the celebrated biography be bestselling author Claire Tomalin'One of the best biographies I have ever read: a perfect match of author and subject. It should become a classic' Alison LuriePursuing art and adventure across Europe, Katherine Mansfield lived and wrote with the Furies on her heels; but when she died aged only thirty-four she became one of the most influential ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Selective Memory

    An Autobiography

    The witty and brilliant autobiography from legendary, beloved and groundbreaking journalist Katharine Whitehorn.'A book to treasure for its wit, honesty, good sense and warm laughter' DAILY TELEGRAPHQ: A mother's place?A: In the wrong.Much loved for her frankness and humour, Katharine Whitehorn was a legendary journalist who pioneered the first of the personal columns. She told us how it really ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

    Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Not remotely preachy' - The Times'Jaunty, shrewd and convincing' - Sunday Telegraph'Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying.' - Alice O'Keeffe, Guardian'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire</strong... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Tokyo Vice

    a Western reporter on the police beat in Japan

    From the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, here is a unique, firsthand, revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up.At the age of 19, Jake Adelstein went to Japan in search of peace and tranquillity. What he got was a life of crime … crime reporting, that is, at the prestigious Yomiuri Shimbun. For twelve years ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Adventures in Two Worlds

    by A J Cronin ...
    Adventures in Two Worlds – an autobiographical novel by A J Cronin, creator of television’s Dr Finlay and author of The Citadel and many other bestsellers.A master storyteller, A J Cronin presents possibly his most fascinating tale. Taking material directly from his own life, he tells of the early struggles of a poor medical student in Scotland, the cruel crushing of all hopes of becoming a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $6.99 AUD

  • Shute

    The engineer who became a prince of storytellers

    by Richard Thorn ...
    Nevil Shute was a writer whose books were frequently looked down on by literary critics and yet when he died in 1960 he was one of the best selling novelists of his day. Today, books such as A Town Like Alice and On the Beachcontinue to attract new generations of fans. However there was more to Shute than his books, a great deal more.Richard Thorn explores Shute’s personal and professional life, ... Read more

    $9.12 AUD

  • Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks

    **'Offers the most complete picture ever published of how Highsmith saw herself' New York Times'One of the finest writers in the English language' Richard Osman'I love Highsmith so much. What a revelation her writing was' Gillian Flynn**'My secrets - the secrets that everyone has - are here, in black and white.'Published for the very first time for the centenary of her birth, Patricia Highsmith's ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Under the Duvet

    Deluxe Edition - As heard on the BBC Radio 4 series 'Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes'

    by Marian Keyes ...
    **Get comfortable, sink under the covers and dip into the hilarious Under the Duvet: Deluxe Edition for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into bestselling author Marian Keyes' life . . .'A must-read for all. Keyes' funny and poignant tales will have you chuckling'** Heat________'Let's get one thing straight: I'm not an outdoorsy type. If I was offered the choice between white-water rafting and being ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Island Home

    by Tim Winton ...
    'I grew up on the world's largest island.' This apparently simple fact is the starting point for Tim Winton's beautiful, evocative and sometimes provocative memoir of how this unique landscape has shaped him and his writing.For over thirty years, Winton has written novels in which the natural world is as much a living presence as any character, and what is true of his work is also true of his life ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

    life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

    by Katherine Boo ...
    From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo comes a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the world’s most lively but treacherous cities.Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport and, as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD