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  • The Golden Thread

    How Fabric Changed History

    ** A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **'Fascinating . . . The history of the world through the eye of a needle . . . I recommend this book to anyone' THE SPECTATOR'A charming, absorbing and history that takes us on a journey from the silk roads to sportswear, from ruffs to spacesuits . . . I devoured this quietly feminist book' SUNDAY TIMES'Joyful and beautiful' NATURE**'Will make you rethink ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Hollywood Cartoons

    American Animation in Its Golden Age

    In Hollywood Cartoons, Michael Barrier takes us on a glorious guided tour of American animation in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, to meet the legendary artists and entrepreneurs who created Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, Mickey Mouse, Wile E. Coyote, Donald Duck, Tom and Jerry, and many other cartoon favorites. Beginning with black-and-white silent cartoons, Barrier offers an insightful account, taking us ... Read more

    $28.48 AUD

  • Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend

    by Flea ...
    Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder**, alongside Anthony Kiedis,** of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962. His more famous stage name, Flea, and his wild ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Belle: The True Story of Dido Belle

    by Paula Byrne ...
    The inspiration behind the powerful new film starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson, this is the story of Dido Belle, whose adoption by an aristocratic family challenged the conventions of 18th century England.In one of the most famous portraits in the world, a pretty girl walks through the grounds of Kenwood House, a vision of aristocratic refinement. But the eye is drawn to the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Art of Asking

    How I learned to stop worrying and let people help

    by Amanda Palmer ...
    REDISCOVER THE FORGOTTEN ART OF ASKING IN THIS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOK'Amanda Palmer joyfully shows a generation how to change their lives' Caitlin Moran'To read Amanda Palmer's remarkable memoir about asking and giving is to tumble headlong into her world' Elizabeth Gilbert'The Art of Asking is a book about cultivating trust and getting as close as possible to lov... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Wish List

    ’Feel-good and enormous fun’ Sophie Kinsella ‘Full of wit, warmth and heart’ Beth O’Leary‘You want me to write a list? Like a shopping list?''Exactly. But for what you want from a man’Florence Fairfax might have been single for quite a while – well, forever, actually – but she isn’t lonely. She loves her job at the little bookshop in Chelsea and her beloved cat Marmalade who keeps her company at ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • This Is Gonna Hurt

    Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx

    by Nikki Sixx ...
    This Is Gonna Hurt is music, photography, and life through the distorted lens of Nikki Sixx, bassist for heavy metal rock band Mötley Crüe’s and the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries. A combination of powerful prose and dramatic photographs, This Is Gonna Hurt is an arresting, deeply personal look through the eyes of a real rock star at a stark, post-addiction world.This Is ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • No Lifeguard on Duty

    The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel

    No Lifeguard on Duty is the ultimate memoir of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and redemption from modeling icon Janice Dickinson. From her supermodel glory days with Gia Carangi and Christie Brinkley to nights with Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, and Sylvester Stallone; from a dizzying drug and alcohol habit to three failed marriages; from cavorting around the globe to struggling to make it in Los ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The View from the Cheap Seats

    Selected Nonfiction

    by Neil Gaiman ...
    The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed**, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.**</p... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Dracula / Dracula's Guest

    by Bram Stoker ...
    Dracula is Bram Stoker’s classic gothic tale of Count Dracula, one of the most famous characters ever created in fiction, his relationship with Jonathan and Mina Harker, pursuit by Professor van Helsing and ultimate destruction in the name of love. Intent on immigrating to England, Count Dracula enlists the services of Jonathan Harker to arrange the purchase of a suitable residence. Intrigued by ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Little: A Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year

    by Edward Carey ...
    • An affecting and exuberant novel spanning a big stretch of calamitous history, as told by a small, bloodstained nobody • Carey already has a strong author following, particularly in US. Perfect time to breakout in UK market • Acquired by Penguin Riverhead US for 6 figure sum; lining up publication and publicity • Innovative Jack Arts marketing campaign lined up combined with year-long publicity ... Read more

    $18.25 AUD

  • Sidemen: The Book

    The book you've been waiting for

    by The Sidemen ...
    Billions of you have watched their videos and millions of you have followed them on social media.So here we go; it's time to back up because YouTube superstars, The Sidemen, are finally here in book form and they're dishing the dirt on each other as well as the YouTube universe.There's nowhere to hide as KSI, Miniminter, Behzinga, Zerkaa,Vikkstar123, Wroetoshaw and Tobjizzle go in hard on their ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Revenge of the Sith: Illustrated Screenplay: Star Wars: Episode III

    by George Lucas ...
    series Star Wars - Legends #3
    EPISODE III–THE ONE AND ONLY OFFICIAL SCREENPLAY, available exclusively in ebook format, including scenes that did not appear in the movie itself!This is the complete, final screenplay written by George Lucas, as brought to life before the cameras by a stellar cast of performers and an unparalleled team of special effects wizards.Enjoy a rare and fascinating director’s-eye-view of all the action, ... Read more

    $22.43 AUD

  • The Hollywood Book of Death : The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols

    The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols

    by James Parish ...
    Discover the tantalizing details of Hollywood's famous and infamous fatalitiesThe death of a celebrity is often as fascinating as--and sometimes more fascinating than--a star's actual life. From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family and the mysterious demise of Bob Crane to the peaceful passings of Lucille Ball and George Burns, The Hollywood Book of Death is a ... Read more

    $32.88 AUD

  • What Are You Looking At?

    150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye

    by Will Gompertz ...
    What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz - a wonderfully lively and accessible history of Modern Art by the BBC Arts Editor'An essential primer not only for art lovers but for art loathers too' **** ExpressWhat is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Burnt Orange Heresy

    NOW A MAJOR FILM

    series Murder Room #558
    A fast-paced, twisty thriller about an art heist that spins out of control with murderous results...Now a major film starring Elizabeth Debicki, Claes Bang, Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore Leonard'Stunning' NEW YORKERArt critic James Figueras is a psychotic, an amoral unrepentant killer. Out to make a lasting name for himself, he ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Your Beauty Mark

    The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour

    From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to Internet video, fashion icon and “burlesque superheroine” (Vanity Fair) Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye and pats of powder in a month than a drag queen could dream of in a lifetime. Whether she’s dazzling audiences swirling in a towering martini glass in Swarovski ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Retromania

    Pop Culture's Addiction to its Own Past

    We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups . . . But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of cultural-ecological catastrophe, where the archival stream of pop history has been exhausted ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 2

    series The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories
    Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Looper, 500 Days of Summer) made a big splash with The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories—so now he’s back with volume 2! One of the most ingenious and successful projects to come out of Gordon-Levitt's online creative coalition hitRECord—an international collaboration of artists and writers—The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 2 offers more ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The World of Cyberpunk 2077

    An insightful, captivatingly designed, full-color book that transports readers to the futuristic megalopolis of Night City--the epicenter of the vibrant new action-RPG from CD Projekt Red.Step into the year 2077, a world dotted with dystopian metropoles where violence, oppression, and cyberware implants aren't just common--they're necessary tools to get ahead. Delve into incisive lore to discover ... Read more

    $34.20 AUD

  • Walking With Ghosts

    A memoir

    by Gabriel Byrne ...
    In vivid, melodic prose, Gabriel revisits his childhood in Ireland, a world that has long since been renovated by time, and juxtaposes these memories with scenes from later years, in which he develops and occupies that strange identity of movie star.Impressionistic and sensual, Byrne's visions of home, of boyhood and adolescence, are gracefully interspersed with jump-cuts to pointedly unglamorous ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hit Makers

    How Things Become Popular

    What makes a hit a hit? In Hit Makers, Atlantic Senior Editor Derek Thompson puts pop culture under the lens of science to answer the question that every business, every producer, every person looking to promote themselves and their work has asked.Drawing on ancient history and modern headlines - from vampire lore and Brahms's Lullaby to Instagram - Thompson explores the economics and psychology ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Make Good Art

    by Neil Gaiman ...
    From the bestselling author of the acclaimed novel AMERICAN GODS and the prize-winning THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE.In May 2012, Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia's University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Being Cultured

    in defence of discrimination

    by Angus Kennedy ...
    series Societas #19
    Today culture is everywhere as maybe never before. We read culture reviews, watch culture shows, live in Cities of Culture, and witness the Cultural Olympiad. Government, museums and arts councils worry that we are not getting enough culture and shape policy around notions of art and culture for all. Access and inclusion are in. Difficulty and exclusivity out. In "Being Cultured: in defence of ... Read more

    $19.46 AUD