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  • 130 STOREY TREEHOUSE
    130 STOREY TREEHOUSE
    GRIFFITHS ANDY
    ISBN: 9781760786168
    Title: 130 STOREY TREEHOUSE
    Author: GRIFFITHS ANDY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Andy and Terry have added 13 new levels to their treehouse and now it's even more out of this world than before! There's a soap bubble blaster, a GRABINATOR (it can grab anything from anywhere at any time), a time-wasting level, a toilet paper factory (because you can never have too much toilet paper), a room full of mechanical grandparents, a super long legs level, an extraterrestrial observation centre and the best bookshop-in-a-treehouse-in-a-tree-in-a-forest-in-a-book in the whole world!

    Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • 130 STOREY TREEHOUSE
    130 STOREY TREEHOUSE
    GRIFFITHS ANDY
    ISBN: 9781760786892
    Title: 130 STOREY TREEHOUSE
    Author: GRIFFITHS ANDY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Andy and Terry have added 13 new levels to their treehouse and now it's even more out of this world than before! There's a soap bubble blaster, a GRABINATOR (it can grab anything from anywhere at any time), a time-wasting level, a toilet paper factory (because you can neverhave too much toilet paper), a room full of mechanical grandparents, a super long legs level, an extraterrestrial observation centre and the best bookshop-in-a-treehouse-in-a-tree-in-a-forest-in-a-book in the whole world!

    Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $18.99

    Price: $18.99
  • 30 MINUTE VEGAN RECIPES
    30 MINUTE VEGAN RECIPES
    SADD MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781624147210
    Title: 30 MINUTE VEGAN RECIPES
    Author: SADD MEGAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Whether you’re committed to a vegan diet or simply looking to enjoy more plant-based meals in your dinner routine, this cookbook is a must-have weeknight resource. Megan Sadd, founder of the vegan food blog Carrots and Flowers, which has nearly 280k likes on Facebook, shares 75 new and amazing recipes that work on multiple levels for busy home cooks. Each recipe is kid-friendly and easy to prepare, featuring easy-to-find, real-food ingredients and no highly processed meat or dairy substitutes. Most recipes are gluten free, or include a gluten-free option. Many are also made in one pot, making for less cleanup and fuss. Readers won’t groan at the thought of preparing dinner after work when they have such quick, easy and delicious options as Cauliflower Romanesco Tacos, Dynamite Poke Bowls, Salisbury Portobello TV Dinner, Creamy Pesto Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes and 20 Minute Vegan Mac ‘n’ Chz. Before you know it, you’ll be whipping up nourishing, nutrient-dense, feel-good dinners every night of the week like you were born for it! There will be 75 recipes and 75 photos.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $15.95
  • ABSTAINER
    ABSTAINER
    MCGUIRE IAN
    ISBN: 9781471163609
    Title: ABSTAINER
    Author: MCGUIRE IAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the widely acclaimed author of The North Water comes an epic story of revenge and obsession set in 19th century Manchester

    The Abstainer is truly terrific – a can't-put-down book. It's no less than a tight 'n spare 'n suspense-filled noir novel, masterfully set in 1860s Britain and America. And like all superb historical novels, it seems as modern and as contemporary as this morning.’ Richard Ford

    The rebels will be hanged at dawn, and their brotherhood is already plotting revenge.

    Manchester, 1867: Stephen Doyle, an Irish-American veteran of the Civil War, arrives from New York with a thirst for blood. He has joined the Fenians, a secret society intent on ending British rule in Ireland by any means necessary. Head Constable James O'Connor has fled grief and drink in Dublin for a sober start in Manchester. His job is to discover and thwart the Fenians’ plans whatever they might be. When a long-lost nephew returns from America and arrives on O’Connor’s doorstep looking for work, he cannot foresee the way his fragile new life will be imperilled – and how his and Doyle's fates will be intertwined.

    In this propulsive tale of the underground war for Irish independence, master storyteller Ian McGuire once again transports readers to a time when blood begot blood. Moving from the dirt and uproar of industrial Manchester to the quiet hills of Pennsylvania, The Abstainer is a searing novel in which two men, haunted by their pasts and driven forward by the need for justice and retribution, must fight for life and legacy.

    Imprint: SCRIBNER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON - This title has been delayed and will not be here before Christmas
    ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON - This title has been delayed and will not be here before Christmas
    KOVAL WALLY
    ISBN: 9781409197393
    Title: ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON - This title has been delayed and will not be here before Christmas
    Author: KOVAL WALLY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: January 2021 New Release

    This title has been delayed and will not be here before Christmas

    Wes Anderson's beloved films announce themselves through a singular aesthetic - one that seems too vivid, unique, and meticulously constructed to possibly be real. Not so - in Accidentally Wes Anderson, Wally Koval collects the world's most Anderson-like sites in all their faded grandeur and pop-pastel colours, telling the story behind each stranger than-fiction-location.

    Based on the viral online phenomenon and community of the same name, Accidentally Wes Anderson celebrates the unique aesthetic that millions of Anderson fans love - capturing the symmetrical, the atypical, the unexpected, the vibrantly patterned, and distinctively coloured in arresting photographs from around the world.

    Authorised by Wes Anderson himself, and appealing to the millions who love his films, this book is also for fans of Cabin Porn and Van Life - and avid travellers and aspiring adventurers of all kinds.

    Imprint: Hachette Publishers
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • ADELAIDE NOIR
    ADELAIDE NOIR
    FRAYNE ALEX
    ISBN: 9781743053171
    Title: ADELAIDE NOIR
    Author: FRAYNE ALEX
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Three years ago photographer Alex Frayne set about reshaping the way South Australians see their state. Adelaide Noir was born. Alex's images of factories, playgrounds and shopping centres give voice to his darkly comic vision, seeking beauty in the mundane, and art wherever it may be found.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $14.99
  • AFRICOLA : Slow food fast words cult chef
    AFRICOLA : Slow food fast words cult chef
    WELGEMOED DUNCAN
    ISBN: 9781760523862
    Title: AFRICOLA : Slow food fast words cult chef
    Author: WELGEMOED DUNCAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Duncan's approach to food is fearless, take-no-prisoners, bold and exciting, inspired by his South African heritage. If his multi-awarded, South Australian-based restaurant Africola was a type of music, it would be a full-on mash-up of Kwaito meets Euro pop meets black metal. His food is cooked on fire, in embers or ashes, in ovens, or cast iron pots - from whole smoked pig South African/Australian style, to homemade biltong, hot smoked mackerel and horseradish, whole roasted cauliflower with tahini sauce, and the world's greatest roast potato recipe for complete idiots. Duncan's words aren't pretty, and he's refreshingly honest about the highs and lows of his industry and the people within it, delivering home truths for cooks and chefs alike. These recipes include an amazing array of meats, as well as seafood and a slew of intensely flavourful, veg-forward dishes. There is also a culinary encyclopaedia of ferments, condiments and pickles - adding richness and complexity to any dish - along with a solid pastry section and a bunch of ridiculous cocktails. Come party with us #youbuygold #africolasoundsystem #afropunkoz

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • AGAINST THE LOVELESS WORLD
    AGAINST THE LOVELESS WORLD
    ABULHAWA SUSAN
    ISBN: 9781526618801
    Title: AGAINST THE LOVELESS WORLD
    Author: ABULHAWA SUSAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'A thrilling, defiant novel' FATIMA BHUTTO
    'A masterpiece' MARC LAMONT HILL
    'Wonderful ... Shines a ray of hope into some very dark places' MICHAEL PALIN
    'A fearless work of imagination' AHDAF SOUEIF


    Shortlisted for Palestine Book Award


    Nahr has been confined to the Cube- nine square metres of glossy grey cinderblock, devoid of time, its patterns of light and dark nothing to do with day and night. Journalists visit her, but get nowhere; because Nahr is not going to share her story with them.

    The world outside calls Nahr a terrorist, and a whore; some might call her a revolutionary, or a hero. But the truth is, Nahr has always been many things, and had many names.

    She was a girl who learned, early and painfully, that when you are a second class citizen love is a kind of desperation; she learned, above all else, to survive.

    She was a girl who went to Palestine in the wrong shoes, and without looking for it found what she had always lacked in the basement of a battered beauty parlour- purpose, politics, friends. She found a dark-eyed man called Bilal, who taught her to resist; who tried to save her when it was already too late.

    Nahr sits in the Cube, and tells her story to Bilal. Bilal, who isn't there; Bilal, who may not even be alive, but who is her only reason to get out.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AGENT SONYA
    AGENT SONYA
    MACINTYRE BEN
    ISBN: 9780241408513
    Title: AGENT SONYA
    Author: MACINTYRE BEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usual bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity.

    However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb.

    Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race.

    In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important female spy in history.

    Imprint: Viking Books
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ALL OUR SHIMMERING SKIES
    ALL OUR SHIMMERING SKIES
    DALTON TRENT
    ISBN: 9781460753903
    Title: ALL OUR SHIMMERING SKIES
    Author: DALTON TRENT
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton returns with All Our Shimmering Skies - a glorious novel destined to become another Australian classic.

    Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag, she carries a stone heart, alongside a map to lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who she believes put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. The treasure lies before them, but close behind them trails the dark. And above them, always, are the shimmering skies.

    A story about gifts that fall from the sky, curses we dig from the earth and the secrets we bury inside ourselves, All Our Shimmering Skies is an odyssey of true love and grave danger, of darkness and light, of bones and blue skies. It is a love letter to Australia and an ode to the art of looking up - a buoyant, beautiful and magical novel, abrim with warmth, wit and wonder.

    All Our Shimmering Skies is the follow-up to Boy Swallows Universe we could have never imagined, but the one Dalton was destined to gift us. It's a story of heroes and villains, foxes and water buffalo, fighter planes and birds of prey, real magic and real love, epitaphs and aphorisms, lost treasure and lost life. It's a love letter to the nation. It's your favourite childhood adventure story dictated by Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and William Shakespeare, with a score by Franz Liszt. It's dead serious. It's completely ridiculous. It's all of these things and more.

    Imprint: Fourth Estate
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $26.99
  • ALWAYS ADD LEMON : Recipes You Want to Cook | Food You Want to Eat
    ALWAYS ADD LEMON : Recipes You Want to Cook | Food You Want to Eat
    ALVAREZ DANIELLE
    ISBN: 9781743795439
    Title: ALWAYS ADD LEMON : Recipes You Want to Cook | Food You Want to Eat
    Author: ALVAREZ DANIELLE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Danielle loves to cook and it shows in every page of this inspirational, beautiful book. There are a lot of lessons to be learned from her recipes and her wise, thoughtful approach.' - David Tanis

    'I am delighted by this cookbook.' - Alice Waters

    'Danielle is one of my very favourite cooks.' - Skye Gyngell

    'Hospitality, kindness and consistency are the attributes that embody the work of Danielle Alvarez.' - Josh Niland

    Always Add Lemon is the highly anticipated first book from one of the most exciting young chefs cooking in Australia today, Danielle Alvarez. Taking the lessons, skills and tastes acquired working alongside some of the best chefs in the world, Danielle translates formidable kitchen smarts into an inspiring collection of recipes and projects for nourishing, vegetable-forward, seasonal food.

    Become acquainted with the basics from home made cheeses to vinegar pickles to brioche before delving into Summer vegetable panzanella, Duck pot pie and Roasted pineapple with salted caramel and rum. With more than 100 recipes paired with creative and foundational projects Always Add Lemon is guaranteed to delight anyone with a skerrick of kitchen ambition and a free afternoon.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • AMAZING WORLD ATLAS
    AMAZING WORLD ATLAS
    WARD ALEXA
    ISBN: 9781788683050
    Title: AMAZING WORLD ATLAS
    Author: WARD ALEXA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Bringing planet earth to life, this colourful and fun addition to Lonely Planet Kids takes you on a trip around the world that you'll never forget. Filled with continental and regional maps, lively text, an entry for every country on the planet, plus mind-blowing facts, and an emphasis on the species that live on our planet, this is an essential resource for young readers wanting to learn about the world.

    With 240 pages of illustrated maps, engaging infographics, mind-blowing photography and a large dose of humour, this fun and informative world guide, written by children's author and wildlife enthusiast Alexa Ward, is the definitive guide to what our planet is really like.

    From exploration of indigenous peoples all over the globe, to illustrations of festivals in Brazil and each country's individual history, young readers will be enticed to go on a journey to some of the furthest corners of the globe, learning intriguing facts as they go. Take a trip around the world that you'll never forget with the Amazing World Atlas!

    About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AN EYE FOR NATURE : THE LIFE AND ART OF WILLIAM T COOPER
    AN EYE FOR NATURE : THE LIFE AND ART OF WILLIAM T COOPER
    OLSEN PENNY
    ISBN: 9780642278463
    Title: AN EYE FOR NATURE : THE LIFE AND ART OF WILLIAM T COOPER
    Author: OLSEN PENNY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the work of artist William T.Cooper, platypuses swim in green underwater worlds, waves throw up blankets of spray, embers glow in the aftermath of a bushfire, a Thylacine emerges from the shadows, sniffing the air. But it is his paintings of birds which set Cooper apart—his raucous cockatoos, colourful parrots, animated turacos and flamboyantly displaying birds of paradise. Often placed in meticulously studied landscapes, these intricate bird portraits reveal Cooper's close observation not only of his subjects' appearance, but their habits, poses and behaviour. In this biography, Penny Olsen traces the path of Cooper's life and art—from his childhood spent in the bush, to his teenage years as an apprentice taxidermist at Carey Bay Zoo and, later, to his work as a window dresser and landscape artist. She documents his fruitful partnership with wife and collaborator Wendy Cooper and his extensive travels in Australia and abroad in pursuit of his subjects.

    Imprint: NAT LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $16.95
  • ANEMONE IS NOT THE ENEMY
    ANEMONE IS NOT THE ENEMY
    MCGREGOR ANNA
    ISBN: 9781922310118
    Title: ANEMONE IS NOT THE ENEMY
    Author: MCGREGOR ANNA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Anemone lives alone in the rock pool. The tide comes in and the tide goes out.

    All Anemone wants is a friend, but friends are hard to make when you accidentally sting everyone who comes near you.

    Perhaps Clownfish has a solution to the problem ...

    Imprint: Scribe Publications
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN PROSE POETRY
    ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN PROSE POETRY
    ATHERTON CASSANDRA / HETHERINGTON PAUL
    ISBN: 9780522874747
    Title: ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN PROSE POETRY
    Author: ATHERTON CASSANDRA / HETHERINGTON PAUL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Prose poetry is a resurgent literary form in the English-speaking world and has been rapidly gaining popularity in Australia. Cassandra Atherton and Paul Hetherington have gathered a broad and representative selection of the best Australian prose poems written over the last fifty years.



    The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetryincludes numerous distinguished prose poets—Jordie Albiston, joanne burns, Gary Catalano, Anna Couani, Alex Skovron, Samuel Wagan Watson, Ania Walwicz and many moremdash;and documents prose poetry's growing appeal over recent decades, from the poetic margins to the mainstream.


    This collection reframes our understanding not only of this dynamic poetic form, but of Australian poetry as a whole.

    Imprint: Melbourne University Press
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ART AND SCIENCE OF FOODPAIRING
    ART AND SCIENCE OF FOODPAIRING
    COUCQUYT PETER / LAHOUSSE BERNA
    ISBN: 9781784722906
    Title: ART AND SCIENCE OF FOODPAIRING
    Author: COUCQUYT PETER / LAHOUSSE BERNA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "We build tools to create culinary happiness" - Foodpairing.com

    "There is a world of exciting flavour combinations out there and when they work it's incredibly exciting" - Heston Blumenthal

    Foodpairing is a method for identifying which foods go well together, based on groundbreaking scientific research that combines neurogastronomy (how the brain perceives flavour) with the analysis of aroma profiles derived from the chemical components of food.

    This groundbreaking new book explains why the food combinations we know and love work so well together (strawberries + chocolate, for example) and opens up a whole new world of delicious pairings (strawberries + parmesan, say) that will transform the way we eat. With ten times more pairings than any other book on flavour, plus the science behind flavours explained, Foodpairing will become THE go-to reference for flavour and an instant classic for anyone interested in how to eat well.

    Contributors:

    Astrid Gutsche and Gaston Acurio - Astrid y Gaston - Peru

    Andoni Luiz Aduriz - Mugaritz - Spain

    Heston Blumenthal - The Fat Duck - UK

    Tony Conigliaro - DrinksFactory - UK

    Sang Hoon Degeimbre - L'Air du Temps - Belgium

    Jason Howard - #50YearsBim - UK/Caribbean

    Mingoo Kang - Mingles - Korea

    Jane Lopes & Ben Shewry - Attica - Australia

    Virgilio Martinez - Central - Peru

    Dominique Persoone - The Chocolate Line - Belgium

    Karlos Ponte - Taller - Venezuela/Denmark

    Joan Roce - El Celler de Can Roca - Spain

    Dan Barber - Blue Hill at Stone Barns - USA

    Kobus van der Merwe - Wolfgat - South Africa

    Darren Purchese - Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio - Melbourne

    Alex Atala - D.O.M - Brazil

    Maria Jose San Roman - Monastrell - Spain

    Keiko Nagae - Arome conseil en patisserie - Paris

    Imprint: MITCHELL BEAZLEY
    RRP: $59.99
    Price: $44.99
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