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  • The Italian Job (The Kathryn Freeman Romcom Collection, Book 6)

    Book 6 - The Kathryn Freeman Romcom Collection
    Dream job. Dream house. Fake fiancé.A year in a gorgeous Italian castle…When Anna Roberts’ life implodes, an online search leads her to an ad for the ultimate dream job – management of a gorgeous castle on the shores of Lake Como, accommodation included. The only catch? Anna can’t do it alone……With the last man on earth she’d choose!The castle owners will only accept a couple as caretakers, which ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Bat, Ball and Field: The Elements of Cricket

    by Jon Hotten ...
    Bat, Ball and Field is a wonderful foray into the history and culture of cricket.‘Hotten is not just good, he is one of the best’ CricketerChronicling the evolution of the sport since its earliest years, highlighting transcendent moments as well as tragedies, Jon Hotten lifts the seemingly impregnable veil from the Laws, batting strokes, types of bowling and the sometimes absurd names given to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • What If?2

    Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    WHAT IF... one man decided to answer all the unanswerable questions, using science.The Sunday Times-bestselling author and xkcd creator, Randall Munroe is here to provide the best answers yet to the important questions you probably never thought to ask.The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger.Planning... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Are You Thinking Clearly?

    29 reasons you aren't, and what to do about it

    'An endlessly fascinating tour of the many different factors influencing our decision-making and reasoning' David Robson, author of The Intelligence Trap'An eye-opening and engaging richness of information that gives us a detailed insight into the strengths and weaknesses of human behaviour' Melissa Hogenboom, author of The Motherhood ComplexDo emotions really cloud your thinking? Are habits ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

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

    Book 5 - The Kathryn Freeman Romcom Collection
    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 $5.99 AUD

  • One

    Valuing the Single Life

    by Clare Payne ...
    More adults than ever before are now living alone—one quarter of all households in Australia are currently single-person households. They are forging new ways of having contented and connected lives.One gives insight to the once maligned and now increasingly chosen status of being single. It is an inspiring call to politicians, business leaders and individuals, challenging us all to recognise the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Seven Sisters of Sleep

    The Celebrated Drug Classic

    This groundbreaking survey, written in 1860, is a radically open-minded look at the use of drugs across the world and throughout the ages.Early users of tobacco in Russia would have their noses cut off and repeat offenders their heads. Pope Innocent XII excommunicated any who used it in St. Peters. Marijuana users in 14th century Egypt would have their teeth extracted for the crime. Yet use of ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Roman King Arthur?

    Lucius Artorius Castus

    by Tony Sullivan ...
    The 2004 film, King Arthur, starring Clive Owen and Keira Knightley, introduced the audience to Lucius Artorius Castus as the basis to the much later legend of King Arthur. The book analyses the theories behind the film which link this second to third century Roman officer with the medieval Arthurian legends and a possible historical figure in post-Roman Britain.This first full academic study of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

    Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys

    Psychedelics for spiritual, therapeutic, and problem-solving use• Presents practices for safe and successful psychedelic voyages, including the benefits of having a guide and how to be a guide• Reviews the value of psychedelics for healing and self-discovery as well as how LSD has facilitated scientific and technical problem-solving• Reveals how microdosing (ultr-low doeses) improve cognitive ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Text Me When You Get Home

    The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship

    **“Text Me has the thrills and laughs of a romantic comedy, but with an inverted message: ‘There just isn't only one love story in our lives,’ Schaefer writes. If you’re lucky, friends will be the protagonists in these multiple love stories. It’s high time that we start seeing it that way.”—NPR.orgA personal and sociological examination—and ultimately a celebration—of the evolution of female ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Short Black 1 The Australian Disease

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

    Book 1 - Short Blacks
    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

  • Fabulous

    The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric

    by madison moore ...
    An exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than everPrince once told us not to hate him ’cause he’s fabulous. But what does it mean to be fabulous? Is fabulous style only about labels, narcissism, and selfies—looking good and feeling gorgeous? Or can acts of fabulousness be political gestures, too? What are the risks of ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • You’re Not Listening

    What You’re Missing and Why It Matters

    by Kate Murphy ...
    'BRILLIANT' Chris Evans, Virgin Radio Breakfast ShowWhen was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?This life-changing book will transform your conversations forever.At work, we're taught to lead the conversation.On social media, we shape our personal narratives.At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians.We're not listening.... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Zombie Combat Manual

    A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead

    by Roger Ma ...
    The Zombie Combat Manual is a comprehensive guide that demonstrates how anyone, from seasoned fighter to average citizen, can become an effective warrior in the inevitable battle against the undead. With detailed illustrations and firsthand accounts from zombie combat veterans, this manual provides readers with the information they need to emerge victoriously from a close combat encounter with a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    by Dan Casey ...
    series 100 Things...Fans Should Know
    As a Star Wars fan, you've seen the movies, from A New Hope to The Last Jedi, and beyond. And of course you've probably had a faux lightsaber battle or two, pretending to be Luke Skywalker, Rey, or maybe Kylo Ren. But can you name the seven actors who have portrayed Darth Vader? Do you know how Ralph McQuarrie helped shape the world of Star Wars? Are you familiar with Deak Starkiller, Darth ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Revenge of the Real

    Politics for a Post-Pandemic World

    The Revenge of the Real envisions a new positive biopolitics that recognises that how populations govern themselves is literally a matter of life and death. We are grappling with multiple interconnected dilemmas - climate change, pandemics, the tensions between the individual and society - all of which have to be addressed on a planetary scale. Even when separated, we are still enmeshed. Can the ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Psychic Tests

    A deep dive into the world of believers and sceptics

    by Gary Nunn ...
    Award-winning journalist Gary Nunn investigates psychics, mediums and astrologers to understand their uncanny power – and whether it's used for good or evil.Gary has always been a sceptic. His sister Taren, an avid believer, consults mediums to navigate a family trauma. When Gary reports a news story about a clairvoyant’s link to the collapse of a huge stockbroking firm, personal questions become ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • MDC: Memoir from a Damaged Civilization

    Stories of Punk, Fear, and Redemption

    by Dave Dictor ...
    A searing punk memoir by an American original rebelling against conformity, complacency, and conservatism with his iconic band, MDC.From the time Dave Dictor was young, he knew he was a little different than the all-American kids around him. Radicalized politically while in high school, inspired to seize opportunities by his hard-working parents, and intrigued with gender fluidity, Dictor moved to ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • Freakonomics

    A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    Assume nothing, question everything.This is the message at the heart of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner's rule-breaking, iconoclastic book about crack dealers, cheating teachers and bizarre baby names that turned everyone's view of the world upside-down and became an international multi-million-copy-selling phenomenon.'Prepare to be dazzled' Malcolm Gladwell'A sensation ... you'll be stimulated, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

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

    During the Blitz, the Sugar Girls kept Britain sweet. The work was back-breakingly hard, but the Tate & Lyle factory was more than just a workplace - it was a community, a calling, a place of love and support and an uproarious, tribal part of East London. This is Ethel’s story, one of four stories from The Sugar Girls.‘On an autumn day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her ... Read more

    $7.99 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 Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times'It is a feat of narrat... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • 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

  • The Accidental Billionaires

    Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook

    by Ben Mezrich ...
    Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg - an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius - were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard. Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the university's entire computer system by creating a rateable database of female students. Narrowly escaping expulsion, the two misfits refocused the site into something less controversial - ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD