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  • Talking to Strangers

    What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know

    **THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Compelling, haunting, tragic stories . . . resonate long after you put the book down' James McConnachie, Sunday Times Book of the Year**The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Secret History of Brands

    The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love

    by Matt MacNabb ...
    The true—and often shocking—stories behind some of the biggest names in business.We live our lives immersed in name brand products. What most of us don’t know is that the origins of many of the most well-known and beloved brands in the world are shrouded in controversy, drug use, and sometimes even blatant racism.A Secret History of Brands cuts through the rumors and urban legends and paints a ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Can You Make This Thing Go Faster?

    The hilarious new collection of stories and observations from Jeremy Clarkson - setting our off-kilter world to rights with thigh-slapping wit once again.Who is that tractor-driving Gentleman Farmer?Has Jeremy turned into a horny-handed son of the soil?These and other perplexing questions may or may not be answered in the latest volume of Clarkson's utterly unbiased musings on life, the universe ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $10.99 AUD

  • Really?

    **JEREMY CLARKSON'S LATEST - AND MOST OUTRAGEOUS - TAKE ON THE WORLDCLARKSON'S BACK - AND THIS TIME HE'S PUTTING HIS FOOT DOWN**From his first job as a travelling sales rep selling Paddington Bears to his latest wheeze as a gentleman farmer, Jeremy Clarkson's love of cars has just about kept him out of trouble.But in a persistently infuriating world, sometimes you have to race full-throttle at the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • If You’d Just Let Me Finish

    Clarkson is back with a brand new book of hilarious stories and observations about our gone-wrong world.___________In November 2016 we woke up to the news that the forthright presenter of a popular television programme had become the most powerful man on the planet. His name, sadly, was not Jeremy Clarkson, but we might not have been any more surprised if it had been.Because the world seems to ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Parsnips, Buttered

    Laugh-out-loud reading from TV's funniest man

    by Joe Lycett ...
    **THE BRILLIANT & IRREVERENT GUIDE FROM AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN AND STAR OF THE GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE AND JOE LYCETT'S GOT YOUR BACK **Also seen on Epic Win, The Time it Takes, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Taskmaster. He's seen everywhere in fact.'Joe is nothing short of hilarious' SARAH MILLICAN'I Lycett, I Lycett a lot' HARRY HILL'We were snortin... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Laurel Canyon

    The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood

    In the late sixties and early seventies, an impromptu collection of musicians colonized a eucalyptus-scented canyon deep in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and melded folk, rock, and savvy American pop into a sound that conquered the world as thoroughly as the songs of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones had before them. Thirty years later, the music made in Laurel Canyon continues to pour from ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • A Culture of Conspiracy

    Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

    series Comparative Studies in Religion and Society #15
    American society has changed dramatically since A Culture of Conspiracy was first published in 2001. In this revised and expanded edition, Michael Barkun delves deeper into America's conspiracy sub-culture, exploring the rise of 9/11 conspiracy theories, the "birther" controversy surrounding Barack Obama's American citizenship, and how the conspiracy landscape has changed with the rise of the ... Read more

    $36.29 AUD

  • Wake Up: Why the world has gone nuts

    by Piers Morgan ...
    The Sunday Times Number One BestsellerIt’s time we get back to common sense.It’s time to cancel the cancel culture.It’s time to Wake Up.If, like me, you’re sick and tired of being told how to think, speak, eat and behave, then this book is for you.If, like me, you think the world’s going absolutely nuts, then thi... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Round the Bend

    Jeremy Clarkson gets REALLY riled up in Round the BendWhat's it like to drive a car that's actively trying to kill you?This and many other burning questions trouble Jeremy Clarkson as he sets out to explore the world from the safety of four wheels. Avoiding the legions of power-crazed traffic wombles attempting to block highway and byway, he he:- Shows how the world of performance cars may be ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Body

    A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

    by Bill Bryson ...
    #1 Bestseller in both hardback and paperback: SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE_______'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times'Classic, wry, gleeful entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times'It is a feat of narrat... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Beach Reads Book Club (The Kathryn Freeman Romcom Collection, Book 5)

    series The Kathryn Freeman Romcom Collection #5
    Welcome to the Beach Reads Book Club. Where love is just a page away…‘I would run through fire to be part of this kind of bookclub, with books that make us smile and cry and laugh. Never have I seen my view of rom com and beach reads better expressed than in this wonderful book’ Genevieve, reader reviewWhen Lottie Watt is unceremoniously booted out of her uptight book club for not following the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Madness of Crowds

    Gender, Race and Identity; THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year**Updated with a new afterword by the author'Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech ... A truthful look at today's most divisive issues'** – Jordan B. Peterson'[Murray's] latest book is beyond brilliant and should be read, must be read, by everyone' – Richard Dawkins</str... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • The Art of More

    how mathematics created civilisation

    Bestselling science writer Michael Brooks takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of civilisation, as he explains why maths is fundamental to our understanding of the world.1, 2, 3 … ? The human brain isn’t wired for maths; beyond the number 3, it just sees ‘more’. So why bother learning it at all?You might remember studying geometry, calculus, and algebra at school, but you probably ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Well Hello

    Meanderings from the world of Chat 10 Looks 3

    In 2014, two of Australia's most high-profile journalists sat at a kitchen table, hit record on a phone and started a rambling conversation that’s still going on (and on). From books to TV, music to cooking, friendship to films, there’s little cultural terrain Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales haven’t traversed in their oddly named but nonetheless wildly popular podcast Chat 10 Looks 3.Now, in their ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD


  • Factfulness

    Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

    'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world' BILL GATES'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases' BARACK OBAMAThe international bestseller, inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Short Black 1 The Australian Disease

    On the Decline of Love and the Rise of Non-Freedom

    series Short Blacks #1
    Non-freedom to the Western mind is inevitably linked with images of backwardness – Soviet tractors, East German Trabants, Kim Jong Il’s haircut. But non-freedom these days is also iPads, iPhones and a dazzling array of less iconic but ubiquitous consumer goods that flood our stores, our homes and which increasingly are used to define our ideas of worth and happiness. It is a full-lipped smile ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Can't Even

    How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

    An incendiary personal and cultural investigation of burnout**"**Meticulously researched... astutely observed... extremely enlightening" Guardian"Urgent and insightful book... Read this and get a much-needed perspective" StylistAre you tired, stressed and trying your best but somehow still not doing enough? Has the bottom half of your To Do list been locked in plac... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The View Was Exhausting

    their love story has fooled the cameras but what is real behind the scenes?

    'Effortlessly cool, razor-sharp and crazy fun - I couldn't put it down' TAYLOR JENKINS REID, author of DAISY JONES AND THE SIX'SEXY and GLAMOROUS and ROMANTIC and CELEBTASTIC and such UTTER, GLORIOUS FUN' MARIAN KEYES'A perfect summer read' VOGUE'The smart, sexy and genuinely insightful rom com I've been waiting for' GAL-DEM---A bold, swoon-worthy and utterly... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Soldier Girls

    The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

    by Helen Thorpe ...
    “A raw, intimate look at the impact of combat and the healing power of friendship” (People): the lives of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the effect of their military service on their personal lives and families—named a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly.“In the tradition of Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Richard Rhodes, and other masters of literary journalism, Soldier Girls is ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Understanding the Media

    by Eoin Devereux ...
    "This is a lucid and lively introduction to key concepts and developments in media and media studies. The new edition, with updated case studies and a good range of online reading, is a valuable resource for both students and lecturers."- Chindu Sreedharan, Bournemouth University"Has expanded the possibilities of what a textbook can be. Incisive questions framed through accessible and detailed ... Read more

    $52.68 AUD

  • Ocean of Sound

    Ambient sound and radical listening in the age of communication

    by David Toop ...
    David Toop's extraordinary work of sonic history travels from the rainforests of Amazonas to the megalopolis of Tokyo via the work of artists as diverse as Brian Eno, Sun Ra, Erik Satie, Kate Bush, Kraftwerk and Brian Wilson.Beginning in 1889 at the Paris exposition when Debussy first heard Javanese music performed, Ocean of Sound channels the competing instincts of 20th century music into an ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Hairstyles of the Damned

    by Joe Meno ...
    series Punk Planet Books
    Included in's "These 17 Music-Themed YA Books Could Be Your Life"A selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program."Meno gives his proverbial coming-of-age tale a punk-rock edge, as seventeen-year-old Chicagoan Brian Oswald tries to land his first girlfriend...Meno ably explores Brian's emotional uncertainty and his poignant youthful search for meaning...His gabby, ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • The Sugar Girls: Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End

    Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End Factories. The Sugar Girls went straight to No.10 in the Sunday Times Bestseller List, spending five weeks in the top ten.On an autumn day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her house to Tate & Lyle’s refinery on the shining curve of the Thames. Looking up at the giant gates, Ethel felt like she had been preparing ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD