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Food for thought: Best-selling non fiction

  • Lawyer X

    by Patrick Carlyon and 1 more

    Underbelly meets Molly's Game - the true crime investigation that rewrote the story of Melbourne's infamous gangland war and triggered a royal commission.Melbourne's gangland war was an era dominated by murders, stings, hits, drug busts, corruption and greed - inspiring bestselling books and even a popular TV series, Underbelly. It took the police a decade to curtail the violence and bring down ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Gangland

    New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime

    by Jared Savage

    New Zealand's underworld of organised crime and deadly gangs'The best true-crime book of the year by a long stretch.'- Steve Braunias, Newsroom'A series of rip-snorting yarns about gangs, drugs, fancy cars, wads of cash, violence, and guns - Aotearoa New Zealand style.'- Simon BridgesNew Zealand is now one of the most lucrative illicit drug markets in the world. Organised crime is about making ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Happiness Becomes You: A guide to changing your life for good

    by Tina Turner

    ‘Each of us is born, I believe, with a unique mission, a purpose in life that only we can fulfill. We are linked by a shared responsibility: to help our human family grow kinder and happier.’Tina Turner, one of the world’s most beloved artists and entertainers, reveals the deep wisdom that underpins her longstanding faith in Buddhism and provides a guide to these timeless principles so you can ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Danger Close

    The Battle of Long Tan, now a major motion picture

    by Robert Grandin and 3 more

    Now a major motion picture.This is the first time that those in direct command of Delta Company have shared their memories of the most significant battle fought by Australians in Vietnam, the Battle of Long Tan. They describe the experiences that brought them to Vietnam, and how Company commander Harry Smith drove Delta Company to become one of the most outstanding units in the Australian forces ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Banks

    by Grantlee Kieza

    Lust, science, adventure -- Joseph Banks and his voyages of discoveryThe extraordinary life of one of the world's most famous and notorious adventurersSir Joseph Banks was a man of passion whose influence spanned the globe. A fearless adventurer, his fascination with beautiful women was only trumped by his obsession with the natural world and his lust for scientific knowledge.Fabulously wealthy, ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The Anzac Girls

    The extraordinary story of our World War I nurses

    by Peter Rees

    By the end of the Great War, forty-five Australian and New Zealand nurses had died on overseas service and over two hundred had been decorated. These were the women who left for war looking for adventure and romance but were soon confronted with challenges for which their civilian lives could never have prepared them. Their strength and dignity were remarkable.Using diaries and letters, Peter Rees ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Heartsick

    Three stories about love and loss, and what happens in between

    by Jessie Stephens

    'Thought-provoking, highly original and beautifully nuanced. Jessie Stephens' journalistic skill shines as she weaves together true stories with a narrative as compelling as any novel.' Jane Harper'Heartbreak does not seem to be a brand of grief we respect. And so we are left in the middle of the ocean, floating in a dinghy with no anchor, while the world waits for us to be okay again.'Claire has ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Mosul

    Australia's secret war inside the ISIS caliphate

    by Ben Mckelvey

    From the best-selling author of The Commando and Born to Fight comes a fascinating investigation of modern warfare that combines methodical research and the fast-paced action of battle with the personal stories of the combatants on both sides of the line.Taking us from the suburbs of western Sydney and Australia's military army bases, to the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, this is a ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Turns Out, I'm Fine

    How Not To Fall Apart

    by Judith Lucy

    Judith Lucy was just Great!Sure, the last remaining member of her immediate family had died, she was menopausal, she suspected her career was in the shitter and it seemed like the world was going to hell in a handbasket – but she was about to move in with the love of her life! Everything would work out because SHE HAD A MAN.Then, in the space of twenty-four hours, her relationship came apart and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Erma Bombeck Collection

    If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?, Motherhood, and The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank

    by Erma Bombeck

    Three hilarious books in one from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author on marriage, motherhood, and the absurdities of suburban life.If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? is Erma Bombeck’s timelessly witty look at the hidden side of married life.Motherhood captures one of the toughest jobs on earth with humor and heart.The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank is ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Other Women

    The sparkling new page-turner about real, messy life that has readers gripped

    by Cathy Kelly

    Three women. Three secrets. Three tangled lives...Sid wears her independence like armour. So when she strikes up a rare connection with unlucky-in-love Finn, they are both determined to prove that men and women can just be friends. Can't they?Marin has the perfect home, attentive husband, two beloved children - and a secret addiction to designer clothes. She knows she has it all, so why can't she ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Sparta: Rise of a Warrior Nation

    by Philip Matyszak

    This cultural history of Ancient Sparta chronicles the rise of its legendary military power and offers revealing insight into the people behind the myths.The Spartans of ancient Greece are typically portrayed as macho heroes: noble, laconic, totally fearless, and impervious to pain. And indeed, they often lived up to this image. But life was not as simple as this image suggests. In truth, ancient ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD

  • The Silent Patient

    The record-breaking, multimillion copy Sunday Times bestselling thriller and Richard & Judy book club pick

    by Alex Michaelides

    WITH OVER THREE MILLION COPIES SOLD, read the Sunday Times and No.1 New York Times bestselling, record-breaking thriller that everyone is talking about - soon to be a major film.'The perfect thriller' AJ FINN'Terrific' - THE TIMES Crime Book of the Month'Smart, sophisticated suspense' - LEE CHILD'Compelling' - OBSERVER'Absolutely brilliant' - <stron... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945

    by Max Hastings

    Recommended for viewing on a tablet.From one of our finest historians, a magisterial account of the most terrible event in history – World War II.The horror of World War II touched the lives of millions across the globe. Few could find the words to describe it, only that the carnage they experienced resembled ‘all hell let loose’.The eminent historian Max Hastings here encapsulates life through ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • All the Young Men

    How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying

    by Ruth Coker Burks

    "A renegade Florence Nightingale cares for the ill in a remarkable tale of compassion and combating prejudice" The Guardian'Breath-taking courage and compassion [...]a beautiful book' The Sunday Times'An extraordinary tale' Evening Standard'If I have one message with this book it's that we all have to care for one another. Today, not just in 1986. Life is abou... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A Sister's Shame

    by Maggie Hartley

    series A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story
    A heartbreaking, powerful true story from Sunday Times bestseller, Maggie Hartley, Britain's most-loved foster carer. Perfect for fans of Cathy Glass and Casey Watson.Foster carer Maggie Hartley is used to all manner of children arriving on her doorstep, but nothing can prepare her for sisters Billy and Bo when they arrive at her home. It is clear from the moment she sets eyes on them four-year ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Little Swiss Ski Chalet (Romantic Escapes, Book 7)

    by Julie Caplin

    series Romantic Escapes #7
    *Buy this heartwarming and feel good cosy novel for a slice of escapism at the turn of a page!*‘Up there with the best of them…A big, fat five stars from me’ Sue Moorcroft‘An irresistible slice of escapism’ Phillipa AshleyIt’s time to pack your bags and head to the breathtaking, snow-covered peaks of the Swiss Alps for velvety hot chocolates, delicious cheeses and a gorgeous love story…Food ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Grown Ups

    The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller 2020

    by Marian Keyes

    AT LAST, SOMETHING WORTH STAYING IN FOR . . . THE LATEST NO. 1 BESTSELLER FROM MARIAN KEYES'Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing!' GRAHAM NORTON'SUCH a treat. Like reading the cleverest cream cake of words' CAITLIN MORAN______MEET JESSIE, CARA AND NELL.Married to brothers Johnny, Ed and Liam Casey.Three very different women t... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Phosphorescence

    On awe, wonder & things that sustain you when the world goes dark

    by Julia Baird

    The national bestseller, Phosphorescence is a beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times.Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. We know, for example, that there ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Push

    Mother. Daughter. Angel. Monster? The Sunday Times bestseller

    by Ashley Audrain

    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'A blockbusting debut about the dark side of motherhood. Gripping, clever, vividly realised . . . the ending left me flabbergasted'** GUARDIAN'I read it in one sitting. Not to be missed' LISA JEWELLA Book to Watch in 2021! As selected by:Grazia, Vogue, Red, Stylist, Marie Claire, Sunday Mirror, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, The Sun, Hello!, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Porter ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Mummy, Please Don’t Leave

    by Casey Watson

    A heartbreaking true story of a broken family and the foster carer who wants to keep them together…The Watsons are no strangers to sibling placements but when Casey takes the call from her supervising social worker one frosty January morning, she can instantly tell from the tone of her colleague’s voice that there’s a complicated case ahead.And she’s right. A four-day-old baby boy called Tommy – ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Car Crash

    A Memoir

    by Lech Blaine

    At seventeen, Lech Blaine walked away unharmed from a car crash that killed three of his friends and left two in comas.On a May night in 2009, seven boys in Toowoomba, Queensland, piled into a car. They never arrived at their destination. The driver made a routine error, leading to a head-on collision.In the aftermath, rumours about speed and drink driving erupted. There was intense scrutiny from ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Educated

    The international bestselling memoir

    by Tara Westover

    THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER'An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT'S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU'VE HEARD.' - Bill GatesSelected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINEA Book of the Decade, 2010-... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Impossible

    My Story

    by Stan Walker

    A startling and important memoir about family and forgiveness, love and redemptionFor the first time, Stan Walker speaks with startling honesty about abuse and addiction, hardship and excess, cancer and discrimination, and growing up in a family where love and violence were horribly entwined.From one of the finest singers to emerge from Australia and New Zealand Aotearoa in a generation, ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD