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  • Wifedom

    Mrs Orwell's Invisible Life

    by Anna Funder ...
    'Simply, a masterpiece. Here, Anna Funder not only re-makes the art of biography, she resurrects a woman in full. And this in a narrative that grips the reader and unfolds through some of the most consequential moments - historical and cultural - of the twentieth century.' - Geraldine Brooks‘There’s exhilaration in reading every brilliant word.’ – Chloe HooperLooking for wonder and some reprieve ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Still Time

    A Novel

    by Jean Hegland ...
    From the author of Into the Forest, a moving novel about memory, Shakespeare's green worlds, and the power of reconciliation.Until John Wilson met the warm, wise woman who became his fourth wife, the object of his most intense devotion had always been the work of William Shakespeare. From his feat of memorizing Romeo and Juliet and half a dozen other plays as a student to his evangelical zeal as a ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Celtic Fairy Tales

    by Joseph Jacobs ...
    Illustrated by John D. Batten ...
    Originally published in 1892, this beautifully written collection of Celtic fairy tales is bound to enrapture. Filled to the brim with, as Joseph Jacob says, both the best, and the best known folk-tales of the Celts,” this is the first of his two collections of Celtic folklore.Included in this charming collection are tales of romance, tales that will make you laugh, and tales with sadness ... Read more

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  • Bearing Witness

    How Writers Brought the Brutality of World War II to Light

    It has been said that during times of war, the Muses fall silent. However, anyone who has read the major figures of mid-twentieth-century literature—Samuel Beckett, Richard Hillary, Norman Mailer, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and others—can attest that it was through writing that people first tried to communicate and process the horrors that they saw during one of the darkest times in human ... Read more

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  • Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic

    ‘A delightful compendium of the kind of facts you immediately want to share with anyone you encounter’ New York Times‘An ebullient, irrepressible spirit invests this book. It is erudite and sprightly’Sunday TimesFrom the creation of the first encyclopedia to Wikipedia, from ancient museums to modern kindergarten classes—here is award-winning writer Simon Winchester’s brilliant and all-encompassing ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

    series Harper Perennial Modern Classics
    ‘We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive …”’Hunter S. Thompson is roaring down the desert highway to Las Vegas with his attorney, the Samoan, to find the dark side of the American Dream. Armed with a drug arsenal of stupendous proportions, the duo engage in a ... Read more

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  • The Door-to-Door Bookstore

    The heartwarming and uplifting book about the power of reading

    by Carsten Henn ...
    'Such a heart-warming, wonderful little read that'll appeal to anyone who understands what it means to fall in love with stories' - 5***** Reader ReviewThere's a book written for every one of us...Carl may be 72 years old, but he's young at heart. Every night he goes door-to-door delivering books by hand to his loyal customers. He knows their every desire and preference, carefully selecting the ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

    All three parts of the epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers & The Return of the King – available as one download, featuring the definitive edition of the text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and 3 maps including a detailed map of Middle-earth.Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends ... Read more

    $31.49 AUD

  • The Lost Bookshop

    by Evie Woods ...
    The Echo of Old Books meets The Lost Apothecary in this evocative and charming novel full of mystery and secrets.‘The thing about books,’ she said ‘is that they help you to imagine a life bigger and better than you could ever dream of.’On a quiet street in Dublin, a lost bookshop is waiting to be found…For too long, Opaline, Martha and Henry have been the side characters in their own lives.But ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Collection

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life. Among his most celebrated ... Read more

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  • A Secret Cornish Summer

    ‘Gloriously uplifting and unashamedly warm-hearted’ – Bestselling author FAITH HOGAN‘A lovely, summery read full of secrets and hope’ – Bestselling author JO THOMASAn unforgettable tale of romance, humour and heart set against the stunning backdrop of the Cornish coast, from the Sunday Times bestseller.When Eden steps out of her beautiful coastal cottage to... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Magician

    by Colm Tóibín ...
    When the Great War breaks out in 1914 Thomas Mann, like so many of his fellow countrymen, is fired up with patriotism. He imagines the Germany of great literature and music, which had drawn him away from the stifling, conservative town of his childhood, might be a source of pride once again. But his flawed vision will form the beginning of a dark and complex relationship with his homeland, and see ... Read more

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  • Complete Works of Sir Philip Sidney (Delphi Classics)

    Book 29 - Delphi Poets Series
    Soldier, spy and poet, Sir Philip Sidney remains an enigmatic figure of the Elizabethan world, whose diverse and inspiring works helped to shape the course of English literature throughout the Renaissance, in spite of his tragic early death. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Sidney’s complete works for the ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Complete Works of Lafcadio Hearn

    The Complete Works of Lafcadio HearnPatrick Lafcadio Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was a writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things.This collection includes the following:Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange ThingsBooks and Habits from the Lectures ... Read more

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  • Essays In Love

    Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.A man and a woman meet over casual conversation on a flight from Paris to London, and so begins a love story - from first kiss to first argument, elation to ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Complete Works of Margaret Sanger

    The Complete Works of Margaret SangerMargaret Higgins Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term "birth control", opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.This collection includes the following:Woman and the New RaceThe ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Is There a Text in This Class?

    The Authority of Interpretive Communities

    by Stanley Fish ...
    Stanley Fish is one of America’s most stimulating literary theorists. In this book, he undertakes a profound reexamination of some of criticism’s most basic assumptions. He penetrates to the core of the modern debate about interpretation, explodes numerous misleading formulations, and offers a stunning proposal for a new way of thinking about the way we read.Fish begins by examining the relation ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

  • The Complete Works of Thomas Goodwin

    The Complete Works of Thomas GoodwinThomas Goodwin, known as "the Elder", was an English Puritan theologian and preacher, and an important leader of religious Independents. He served as chaplain to Oliver Cromwell, and was imposed by Parliament as President of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1650.This collection includes the following:Moses and Aaron: Civil and Ecclesiastical Rites, Used by the ... Read more

    $1.99 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

  • The Metamorphosis

    in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook. The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella written by Franz Kafka which was first published in 1915. One of Kafka's best-known works, The Metamorphosis tells the story of salesman Gregor Samsa who wakes one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect (German ungeheures Ungeziefer, literally ... Read more

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  • Careless People

    Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby

    Ebook edition includes full text of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail its relation to the extravagant, scandalous, and chaotic world in which the author lived.With wit and insight, Sarah ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Jane Austen: The Complete Novels

    by Jane Austen ...
    This ebook compiles Jane Austen's complete novels, including "Sense and Sensibility", "Persuasion", "Pride and Prejudice", "Emma" and "Mansfield Park". 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 ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • Writing for Wellbeing

    Theory, Research, and Practice

    Writing can support our wellbeing even under the most difficult life circumstances, helping us to adapt to significant change, make sense of loss, improve our physical and emotional resilience, and foster personal growth. Numerous studies of Expressive Writing have confirmed this, and there are other established methodologies for practice. However, to date, few accounts have offered detailed ... Read more

    $69.99 AUD