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  • Mister Pip

    by Lloyd Jones ...
    You cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your breathing. A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames.After the trouble starts and the soldiers arrive on Matilda's island, there comes a time when all the white people have left. Only Mr Watts remains, ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • The Argonauts

    by Maggie Nelson ...
    ‘A superb exploration of the risk and the excitement of change…An exceptional portrait both of a romantic partnership and of the collaboration between Nelson’s mind and heart.’ New YorkerWinner, 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for CriticismMaggie Nelson’s The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of ‘autotheory’ offering fresh, fierce and timely thinking about desire, identity and ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • Unknown

    A Refugee's Story

    A moving, confronting and ultimately uplifting story about a young girl’s escape, with her family, from war-torn South Sudan to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, and then to Australia.In 1996, when Akuch Kuol Anyieth is five, her mother flees to Kakuma with her children, intent on finding safety and freedom for her family, while her husband stays behind in South Sudan to fight in the civil war. The ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • The Case Against Fragrance

    Read The Case Against Fragrance and you will never think about fragrance in the same way again. If you have been suffering fragrance in silence, you will know you are not alone.’ ConversationKate Grenville had always associated perfume with elegance and beauty. Then the headaches started.Like perhaps a quarter of the population, Grenville reacts badly to the artificial fragrances around us: other ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • Influenza

    The Quest to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

    Dr Jeremy Brown, America's highest medical authority on emergency care research, offers Australians some enlightening, entertaining and unnerving advice on the flu.Dr Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the surprising origins of the 1918 flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Eucalyptus

    by Murray Bail ...
    Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Eucalyptus is Murray Bail's best and most moving novel.On a country property a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen. Over the years, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, he plants hundreds of different gum trees on his land. When Ellen is nineteen her father announces his decision: she will marry the ... Read more

    $19.57 AUD

  • The Shadow Land

    Recommend[ed]…to readers seeking outstanding and suspenseful historical fiction.’ BooklistAlexandra Boyd has travelled to Bulgaria hoping to salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. But a luggage mix-up soon after she arrives finds her holding an urn filled with human ashes.As Alexandra sets out to return the precious item to its owners she finds ever more obstacles in her path, ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • Ducks, Newburyport

    by Lucy Ellmann ...
    WINNER OF THE 2019 GOLDSMITHS PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTIONOBSERVER FICTION PICKS 2019 | THE HERALD FICTION PICKS 2019 | THE IRISH TIMES FICTION PICKS 2019 | SCOTTISH REVIEW OF BOOKS FICTION PICKS 2019 | COSMOPOLITAN FICTION PICKS 2019An Ohio mother bakes pies whil... ... Read more

    $18.69 AUD

  • Ladies in Black

    Previously published as Women in Black now a major film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Ryan Corr, Shane Jacobson, Susie Porter, Alison McGirr, Noni Hazlehurst and Vincent Perez.At the very end of the Ladies’ Frocks Departments, past Cocktail Frocks, there was something very special, something quite, quite wonderful; but it wasn’t for everybody ... Read more

    $19.57 AUD

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    by Joan Lindsay ...
    If her terrified cries had been heard by anyone but a wallaby squatting in a clump of bracken a few feet away, the picnic at Hanging Rock might yet have been just another picnic on a summer’s day.On a cloudless summer day in 1900, a group from Appleyard College for Young Ladies goes for a picnic. In the heat of the afternoon sun, three girls climb through the scrub—and disappear.Ethereal and ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • Disgrace

    by J. M. Coetzee ...
    The irony does not escape him: that the one who comes to teach learns the keenest of lessons, while those who come to learn learn nothing.J. M. Coetzee’s Booker Prize-winning novel Disgrace, set in post-apartheid South Africa, takes us into the disquieting mind of twice-divorced university teacher David Lurie as he loses his job and his honour after engaging in an ill-advised affair with a ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The Life and Adventures of William Buckley

    Text Classics

    ‘Flannery has done us a service first by reissuing the story of a fascinating adventure from 200 years ago, and then by setting these events in perspective with his lucid introduction.’ Canberra Times‘At 2.00 pm on Sunday, 6 July 1835, a giant of a man shambled into the camp left by John Batman at Indented Head near Geelong…’In 1803 the convict William Buckley, a former soldier, escaped from the ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD