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  • A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Irish History

    Fascinating Snippets of Irish History from the Ice Age to the Peace Process

    **THE ONLY BOOK ON IRISH HISTORY YOU’LL EVER NEED!From invasions to rebellions, heroic martyrs to pragmatic politicians, industrial development to mass emigration, A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes by renowned Irish historian Jonathan Bardon will take you on a sweeping journey through Irish history, getting behind the historical headlines to reveal the lived experience of Irish people.**Written ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster

    Race, Class, and Hurricane Katrina

    There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster is the first comprehensive critical book on the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. The disaster will go down on record as one of the worst in American history, not least because of the government’s inept and cavalier response. But it is also a huge story for other reasons; the impact of the hurricane was uneven, and race and class ... Read more

    $65.77 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

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

    This is Gladys’s story, one of four stories from The Sugar Girls. During the Blitz and the years of rationing, 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.‘Gladys changed into her new uniform. The dungarees ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

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

    This is Joan’s story, one of four stories from The Sugar Girls.During the Blitz and the years of rationing, 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.‘Joan had joined Tate & Lyle expressly for the social ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

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

    This is Lilian’s story, one of four stories from The Sugar Girls. During the Blitz and the years of rationing, 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.‘When Lilian Tull came to Tate & Lyle shortly after ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Bearbrass

    Imagining Early Melbourne

    by Robyn Annear ...
    Just a little way down Collins Street, beside Henry Buck's, is a perpetually dark but sheltered laneway called Equitable Place. Here you'll find a number of places to eat and drink. Settle yourself in the window of one, shut your eyes, and picture this scene of yore ...In this much-loved book, Robyn Annear resurrects the village that was early Melbourne – from the arrival of white settlers in 1835 ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Istanbul

    by Orhan Pamuk ...
    Translated by Maureen Freely ...
    Istanbul is a shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2006, was born in Istanbul, in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy-or hüzün- that all ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • Shoes Were For Sunday

    by Molly Weir ...
    'Poverty is a very exacting teacher and I had been taught well'The post-war urban jungle of the Glasgow tenements was the setting for Molly Weir's childhood. From sharing a pull-out bed in her mother's tiny kitchen to running in terror from the fever van, it was an upbringing that was cemented in hardship. Hunger, cold and sickness was an everyday reality and complaining was not an option.Despite ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Cat and The City

    'Vibrant and accomplished' David Mitchell

    by Nick Bradley ...
    A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick'Ingenious ... touching, surprising and sometimes heartbreaking.' Guardian'If you're itching to read a new novel by David Mitchell ... try this.' The Times_______________In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate li... ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Battle Scars

    The Sunday Times bestseller

    by Jason Fox ...
    THE EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER.***'***The most important book you'll ever read... Battle Scars will save lives.' TOM MARCUS, author of SOLDIER SPYBattle Scars tells the story of Jason Fox's career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service, to a very different kind of battle that awaited him at home.After more ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • An Invisible Thread

    The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

    This inspirational New York Times bestsellerchronicles the lifelong friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness.Stopping was never part of the plan...She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Cross and the Switchblade

    The dramatic and inspiring true story of a small town minister called to help inner city kids everyone else believed were beyond hope...David Wilkerson was just a young preacher in the Pennsylvania hills when he was stunned by a new calling from God: go to New York City to speak to seven young gang members on trial for murder.But something much greater was to come. Once in New York, David was ... Read more

    $10.00 AUD

  • The Sweethearts: Tales of love, laughter and hardship from the Yorkshire Rowntree's girls

    Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire“On a warm Monday morning in 1932, just two days after leaving school, fourteen-year-old Madge was about to join her nine brothers and sisters at Rowntree’s. The smell of chocolate was in the air but as she walked up the road, her footsteps slowed at the daunting thought of what ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Last Man in Tower

    by Aravind Adiga ...
    The magnificent new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger:LONGLISTED FOR THE 2013 IMPAC AWARD.Ask any Bombaywallah about Vishram Society - Tower A of the Vishram Co-operative Housing Society - and you will be told that it is unimpeachably pucca. Despite its location close to the airport, under the flight path of 747s and bordered by slums, it has b... ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • The Ghost Map

    A Street, an Epidemic and the Hidden Power of Urban Networks.

    In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes – anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead – who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making.In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Blue Above the Chimneys

    Discover the heart-warming and uplifting story of a Glasgow tenement urchin finding her way against adversityBorn during the Second World War in Glasgow, Christine Fraser was her mother's eighth child.Growing up with her siblings in a tiny flat, learning to avoid her hardworking, hard-drinking one-eyed father, making a menace of herself in the streets along with the other urchins, Christine lived ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Bowery

    The Strange History of New York's Oldest Street

    From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB’s, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it.It was the street your mother warned you about—even if you lived in San Francisco. Long associated with skid row, saloons, freak shows, violence, and vice, the Bowery often showed the worst New York City had to offer. Yet there were times when it showed its best as well.The ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Who They Was

    Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020A Spectator Book of the Year‘A literary rendering of the Top Boy generation… I cannot conjure another work which captures this culture in such depth – or with such brutal honesty – as only lived experience can tell ’ Graeme Armstrong, author of The Young Team’An astonishingly powerful book’ Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Happy City

    Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

    Happy City is the story of how the solutions to this century's problems - from climate change to overpopulation - lie in unlocking the secrets to great city livingThis is going to be the century of the city. But what actually makes a good city? Why, really, are some cities a joy to live in? As writer and journalist Charles Montgomery reveals, it's not how much money your neighbours earn, or how ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • To Obama

    A People's History

    One of the most important politics books of the year, To Obama is a record of a time when politics intersected with empathy.'The real story of Obama's America' Sunday TimesEvery day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed.In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter-write... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Scale

    The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies

    by Geoffrey West ...
    Geoffrey West's research centres on a quest to find unifying principles and patterns connecting everything, from cells and ecosystems to cities, social networks and businesses.Why do organisms and ecosystems scale with size in a remarkably universal and systematic fashion?Is there a maximum size of cities? Of animals and plants? What about companies?Can scale show us how to create a more ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Walkable City

    How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

    by Jeff Speck ...
    Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability.The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king, and downtown is a place that's easy to drive to but often not worth ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD