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  • The Fran Lebowitz Reader

    by Fran Lebowitz ...
    Acerbic, wisecracking and hilarious, this is the definitive essay collection from New York legend and satirist, Fran Lebowitz, star of Martin Scorsese's hit Netflix series, Pretend It's a City.'The gold standard for intelligence, efficiency and humour. Now and forever' DAVID SEDARIS'She's inexhaustible - her personality, her knowledge, her brilliance, most of all her humour' MARTIN SCORSESE'The ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Jane And Prudence

    by Barbara Pym ...
    series Virago Modern Classics #312
    'I'd sooner read a new Barbara Pym than a new Jane Austen' Philip LarkinOver the years, as Barbara Pym replaced Nancy Mitford, Georgette Heyer, even Jane Austen, as my most loved author, I devoured all her books, but JANE AND PRUDENCE remains my favourite. Even an umpteenth reading this weekend was punctuated by gasps of joy, laughter and wonder that this lovely book should remain so fresh, funny ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Rebel Women

    The renegades, viragos and heroines who changed the world, from the French Revolution to today

    'They will have to choose between giving us freedom or giving us death'So said,in 1913 ,the brilliant orator and suffragette ,Emmeline Pankhurst, just one of the inspiring women who won the vote for women.She remains a heroine for those determined to go to any lengths to change our world and one of those inspirational souls who feature in Rosalind Miles' gallery of famous, infamous and little-know ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Crampton Hodnet

    by Barbara Pym ...
    series Virago Modern Classics #310
    INTRODUCED BY LOUIS DE BERNIERES'I'd sooner read a new Barbara Pym than a new Jane Austen' Philip LarkinFormidable Miss Doggett fills her life by giving tea parties to young academics and acting as watchdog of the morals of North Oxford. Anthea, her great-niece, is in love with a dashing upper-class undergraduate with political ambitions. Of this, Miss Doggett thoroughly approves. Anthea's father, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • My Cousin Rachel

    series Virago Modern Classics #11
    'Du Maurier is a storyteller whose sole aim is to bewitch and beguile. And in My Cousin Rachel she does both, with Rebecca looking fondly over her shoulder' New York TimesOrphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Carol

    series Virago Modern Classics #181
    Some books change lives. This is one of them . . . It has the drive of a thriller but the imagery of a romance . . . This is a book that is hard to set aside; it demands to be read late into the night with eyes burning and heart racing - Val McDermidNow a hugely acclaimed, six-times Oscar-nominated film by Todd Haynes, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.Therese is just an ordinary sales ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Land Of Spices

    by Kate O'Brien ...
    series Virago Modern Classics #296
    Mere Marie-Helene once turned her back on life, sealing up her heart in order to devote herself to God. Now the formidable Mother Superior of an Irish convent, she has, for some time, been experiencing grave doubts about her vocation. But when she meets Anna Murphy, the youngest-ever boarder, the little girl's solemn, poetic nature captivates her and she feels 'a storm break in her hollow heart'. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Less Than Angels

    by Barbara Pym ...
    series Virago Modern Classics #313
    'She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life' Anne TylerLess Than Angels follows the loves, works and hopes of a group of young anthropologists.Catherine Oliphant is a writer and lives with handsome anthropologist Tom Mallow. Their relationship runs into trouble when he begins a romance with student Deirdre Swann, so Catherine turns her attention ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Incendiaries

    by R. O. Kwon ...
    **'Absolutely electric' Garth Greenwell'A major talent' Financial Times'Reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History'** New YorkerPhoebe Lin and Will Kendall fall in love at university.Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself for her mother's recent death.Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers from Bible college.But a charismatic former student draws Phoebe ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • In The Name of the Family

    A Times Best Historical Fiction of the Year Book

    by Sarah Dunant ...
    A Times Best Historical Fiction Book of the YearA Cosmopolitan Best Book of the YearA History Today Book of the Year'Dunant has made completely her own the story of the Italy's most infamous ruling family . . . in a way that we can see, hear and smell' Mark Lawson, Guardian'A stunning tale of power and family . . . In Dunant's telling of the Borgia story, Lucrezia is not the sluttish... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Gift Giving: Favourite Stories

    Illustrated by Peter Bailey ...
    series Virago Modern Classics #30
    * 'Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon' PHILLIP PULLMAN* 'The Gift Giving is the perfect selection of stories to introduce readers to this precious and incredible author' KIRAN MILWOOD HARGRAVE* 'The voice that tells these stories is braver than us, unflappable; someone who knows the ways of the world and loves it ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Circling the Sun

    by Paula McLain ...
    A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK'Thrilling...sun-soaked, gin-fuelled...A totally absorbing and compelling read.' Richard & JudyThe author of The Paris Wife takes us to the heart of another true story: set in 1920s colonial Kenya, Circling the Sun is about an unforgettable woman who lives by nobody's rules but her own.She was a daughter of Edwardian England, transplanted to Kenya as a young girl by ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD