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  • Troy

    Our Greatest Story Retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    series Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths #3
    Discover the most legendary story ever told in the SUNDAY TIMES bestseller TROY, Stephen Fry's most epic book yet'An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales' OBSERVER'An amiable meander through the myth of Troy' TIMES<em... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Mythos

    The Greek Myths Retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    series Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths #1
    STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD - OF MAGIC, MAYHEM, MONSTERS AND MANIACAL GODS - IN STEPHEN FRY'S MOMENTOUS SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, MYTHOSOrder*TROY* now, Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the most legendary story ever told'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' TimesDiscover Stephen Fry... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Nectar of Pain

    by Najwa Zebian ...
    In The Nectar of Pain, Zebian sheds light on the feelings and experiences that emerge from a painful heartbreak. She writes that the process of cleansing oneself of that pain—day by day, hour by hour, and second by second—is the real work of healing.With uncommon warmth and wisdom, Zebian empowers all who have lost to let go of anger and transform their suffering into the softness, sweetness, and ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Blueberries

    by Ellena Savage ...
    Sometimes I think it’s possible to live with anything. That we’re wired to survive-survive-survive, to grip onto the gnarliest thread until life is pried from our bones. Other times I think, it’s not possible to live at all. Not at all.Blueberries could be described as a collection of essays, the closest term available for a book that resists classification: a blend of personal essay, polemic, ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Killing the Black Dog

    by Les Murray ...
    Killing the Black Dog is Les Murray’s courageous account of his struggle with depression, accompanied by poems specially selected by the author. Since the first edition appeared in 1997, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family’s history. As Murray writes in this revised and updated edition, the title was premature. He ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Love's Executioner

    Love's Executioner offers us the humane and extraordinary insight of renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom into the lives of ten of his patients - and through them into the minds of us allWhy was Saul tormented by three unopened letters from Stockholm? What made Thelma spend her whole life raking over a long-past love affair? How did Carlos's macho fantasies help him deal with terminal cancer?In ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • 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

  • The Brain

    The Story of You

    'This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.' Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman on a whistle-stop tour of the inner cosmos. It's a journey that will take you into the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, genocide, brain surgery, robotics, and the search for immortality. On the way, amidst the infinitely dense tangle of brain cells and ... Read more

    $16.93 AUD

  • Paperweight

    by Stephen Fry ...
    A hilarious collection of the many articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio. It includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology brought to life in Fry's novel The Liar, and the best of Fry's weekly column for the Daily Telegraph.Perfect to dip into but just as enjoyable to read cover to cover, this book, perhaps more than any other ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems (Illustrated)

    series Top Five Classics
    This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of the Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe features 157 Poe works, including all of his short stories and poems.69 Tales, including:• The Tell-Tale Heart• The Murders in the Rue Morgue• The Fall of the House of Usher• The Masque of the Red Death• The Pit and the Pendulum• The Purloined Letter• The Black Cat• Hop-Frog<br... ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Anti-Social

    the Sunday Times-bestselling diary of an anti-social behaviour officer

    'Anti-Social is brutally honest, exceptionally funny and terribly sad - a scything indictment of broken 21st century Britain. I could not put it down.' THE SECRET BARRISTER'A fascinating insight into a job that stitches together the cracks in compassion in our communities' RENI EDDO-LODGE, bestselling author of Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race'Superb. This hysterically funny ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Way of Being Free

    by Ben Okri ...
    From Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: twelve of his most controversial non-fiction pieces form this collection on the theme of freedom.Ranging from the personal to the analytical, covering subjects such as art, politics, storytelling and creativity, A WAY OF BEING FREE confirms Okri's place as one of the most inspiring of contemporary writers.'All I wanted to do was to remind myself at all times to ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • Things I Don't Want to Know

    by Deborah Levy ...
    'Unmissable. Like chancing upon an oasis, you want to drink it slowly... Subtle, unpredictable, surprising' GuardianThings I Don't Want to Know is the first in Deborah Levy's essential three-part 'Living Autobiography' on writing and womanhood.Taking George Orwell's famous essay, 'Why I Write', as a jumping-off point, Deborah Levy offers her own indispensable reflections of the writing life. With ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Daily Stoic: A Daily Journal On Meditation, Stoicism, Wisdom and Philosophy to Improve Your Life

    by George Tanner ...
    This book is a collection of Stoic sayings organized to allow daily reference and inspiration.Including quotes from:Marcus AureliusSenecaEpictetusAnd much more...The Stoic advice covered in this volume runs the gambit from personal problems, to interpersonal relationships, to advice on work and productivity, to dealing with the hand of fate.Meditiations in this book are split up by seasons. There ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • What a Piece of Work

    Dorothy Porter’s third verse novel deepens her work on Akhenaten and the groundbreaking The Monkey’s Mask with a dark story of sex, death and psychology set in and around Sydney’s iconic asylum Callan Park.It’s 1968, and the sexual revolution, Freudian psychoanalysis and electroshock therapy are all still in full swing. Dr Peter Cyren has a secret as dark as any of his patients’ as he shuttles ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • On Passion

    series On Series
    'I wonder if some of the most deeply passionate experiences of my life have happened between the covers of a book'A wonderful, ultimately joyous, insight into the creative life of one of our best loved poets.In On Passion celebrated Australian poet Dorothy Porter delves headfirst into the passions, both literary and earthly. We discover the young Dorothy Porter's 'drug of choice' was none other ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Lost Connections

    Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

    by Johann Hari ...
    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'A book that could actually make us happy' SIMON AMSTELL'This amazing book will change your life' ELTON JOHN'One of the most important texts of recent years' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE'Brilliant, stimulating, radical' MATT HAIG'The more people read this book, the better off the world will be' NAOMI KLEIN'Wonder... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing

    The New York Times bestseller

    by Lauren Hough ...
    'Hough's conversational prose reads like the voice of a blues singer, taking breaks between songs to narrate her heartbreak in verse, cajoling her audience to laugh to keep from crying' - The New York Times'Hough's writing will break your heart' - Roxane Gay, author of Difficult Women'Each one told with the wit of David Sedaris, and the insight of Joan Didion' - Telegr... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Caste Matters

    by Suraj Yengde ...
    In this explosive book, Suraj Yengde, a first-generation Dalit scholar educated across continents, challenges deep-seated beliefs about caste and unpacks its many layers. He describes his gut-wrenching experiences of growing up in a Dalit basti, the multiple humiliations suffered by Dalits on a daily basis, and their incredible resilience enabled by love and humour. As he brings to light the ... Read more

    $7.91 AUD

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: With Pearl and Sir Orfeo

    Translated by J. R. R. Tolkien ...
    A collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour.Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl are two poems by an unknown author written in about 1400. Sir Gawain is a romance, a fairy-tale for adults, full of life and colour; but it is also much more than this, being at the same time a powerful moral ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • The Monsters and the Critics

    The complete collection of Tolkien’s essays, including two on Beowulf, which span three decades beginning six years before The Hobbit to five years after The Lord of the Rings.The seven essays by J.R.R. Tolkien assembled in this edition were with one exception delivered as general lectures on particular occasions; and while they mostly arose out of Tolkien’s work in medieval literature, they are ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Unacknowledged Legislation

    Writers in the Public Sphere

    A celebration of writers and their encounters with politics and public life from one of our greatest critics.Unacknowledged Legislation is a celebration of Percy Shelley's assertion that 'poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world'. In over thirty magnificent essays on writers from Oscar Wilde to Salman Rushdie, and with his trademark wit, rigour and flair, master critic Christopher ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Works of James Elroy Flecker

    4 works of James Elroy Flecker English poet, novelist and playwright (1884-1915) This ebook presents a collection of 4 works of James Elroy Flecker. A dynamic table of contents allows you to jump directly to the work selected. Table of Contents: Forty-Two Poems Hassan - The Story of Hassan of Baghdad and How He Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand The King of Alsander The Last Generation - ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Emma Press Anthology of Contemporary Gothic Verse

    The Emma Press Anthology of Contemporary Gothic Verse is haunting, romantic, and full of dark doorways and strange spaces which readers will get thoroughly lost in. It's a hand in a velvet glove, ready to grasp you by the elbow and lead you through an array of ravishing and heart-racing encounters. This anthology engages deeply and playfully with the rich and unsettling tradition of gothic ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD