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  • SUGARLUMP AND THE UNICORN  -  Book and Toy Gift Set   **Special Price**
    SUGARLUMP AND THE UNICORN - Book and Toy Gift Set **Special Price**
    DONALDSON JULIA
    ISBN: 9781509889402
    Title: SUGARLUMP AND THE UNICORN - Book and Toy Gift Set **Special Price**
    Author: DONALDSON JULIA
    Format: BOXED SET
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and Toy Gift Set is the perfect Christmas present for unicorn lovers everywhere!

    When Sugarlump the rocking horse longs to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes grants his wish and turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . .

    Enjoy this delightful rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard, with this magical book and toy gift set. Included is a mini gift hardback edition of the bestselling picture book, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, with a gorgeously glittery cover and a soft toy based on the unicorn from the book – great to cuddle whilst reading!

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $12.99
  • SUQAR : Desserts and Sweets from the Modern Middle East   **Special Price**
    SUQAR : Desserts and Sweets from the Modern Middle East **Special Price**
    MALOUF GREG AND LUCY
    ISBN: 9781743794135
    Title: SUQAR : Desserts and Sweets from the Modern Middle East **Special Price**
    Author: MALOUF GREG AND LUCY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    SUQAR (which means 'sugar' in Arabic) shares the secrets of more than 100 sweet treats inspired by Middle Eastern flavours – ranging from puddings and pastries, to ice creams, cookies, cakes, confectionary, fruity desserts and drinks.

    The traditional time to eat sweets in the Middle East is not after meals (when fruit is served) but at breakfast, with coffee in between meals or on religious holidays and special occasions. The repertoire of these dishes is vast and varied. In SUQAR, acclaimed chef Greg Malouf and writing partner Lucy Malouf share the best and most delectable sweet treats from the region (alongside some personal favourites and tried-and-tested creations from Greg's restaurant kitchens). The recipes merge the spices, flavours and scents of Greg's childhood with the influence of Greg's training in the West to create dishes in Greg's signature Modern Middle Eastern style.

    The book's ten chapters cover: Fruit; Dairy; Frozen; Cakes; Cookies; Pastries; Doughnuts, Fritters & Pancakes; Halvas & Confectionery; Preserves; and Drinks. Accompanied by beautiful photography and illustrations, SUQAR is a journey through the sweets of the Middle East.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $19.99
  • TACO LOCO : Mexican Street Food from Scratch   **Special Price**
    TACO LOCO : Mexican Street Food from Scratch **Special Price**
    CRAMBY JONAS
    ISBN: 9781910904312
    Title: TACO LOCO : Mexican Street Food from Scratch **Special Price**
    Author: CRAMBY JONAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Recreate your all-time street-food favourites with delicious recipes that are bursting with authenticity. Crunch your way through the crispiest corn tostada, feast on a classic quesadilla, and then cool off with a thirst-quenching fruit agua fresca. Jonas will teach you all the tips and tricks to recreate these mouthwatering dishes at home, from the best recipes for antojitos (snacks), to dulces (sweets) and bebidas (drinks). Plus, you'll discover how to make traditional sugar skulls to celebrate Día de los Muertos, the simplest way to to make the ultimate tortillas, and the trendiest tunes to ask a mariachi band to play!

    And, of course, you will learn how to make tacos. Lots of tacos. An incredible amount of tacos. Mexicans are crazy about tacos, and after you've read this book you will be too.

    Imprint: PAVILION PUBLISHING [UK]
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $9.99
  • TOKYO   **Special Price**
    TOKYO **Special Price**
    MACKINTOSH MICHELLE
    ISBN: 9781760559908
    Title: TOKYO **Special Price**
    Author: MACKINTOSH MICHELLE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Visiting Tokyo, whether for the first, second or hundredth time, is a life-changing experience. As a city, it's dynamic, exciting and resolutely individual - a mesmerising and unrivalled parade of fashion, design, architecture, the highest of high culture and the best pop culture in the world. It's also a city of fascinating contrasts; whether you're standing in the middle of the Shibuya Scramble, a blur of pedestrians rushing past you, or standing before a small shrine, quiet and contemplative, you will feel the intensity of this very special city.

    This visually stunning travel guide is a celebration of contemporary Tokyo. It's a tightly curated list of must-see places and experiences as well as the authors' tried-and-tested favourites. It's for people who want to get an up close and personal look at the real Tokyo - the hidden finds, the architectural marvels, where to go to get into the thick of it and where to go to escape the madness.

    Find out about:
    · Traditional culture, customs and clothing
    · Tokyo by area: a look at the diverse districts of Tokyo
    · Architecture and history of different areas
    · Creative culture: a look at art and design, spaces and places
    · Pop culture
    · Food and drink: including an insiders' guide to ramen
    · Gardens and exploring on foot

    Imprint: PLUM
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $16.99
  • TWILIGHT OF THE GODS : The Decline & Fall of the German Genearl Staff in WWII
    TWILIGHT OF THE GODS : The Decline & Fall of the German Genearl Staff in WWII
    STONE DAVID
    ISBN: 9781844861361
    Title: TWILIGHT OF THE GODS : The Decline & Fall of the German Genearl Staff in WWII
    Author: STONE DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When Hitler enabled the transformation of the Truppenamt into the general staff in 1935, General Beck saw an opportunity to re-establish a command of great power and influence that would act as a stabilising influence on Germany as a whole. Such a vision ran directly contrary to Hitler's ideology, however, setting up a tension that continued to ferment throughout the war, culminating in the assassination attempt on the Fuhrer by an internal resistance movement in 1944. In this new and comprehensive study, acclaimed author David Stone analyses the strengths and flaws of the command system, showing that the gradual marginalisation of the Army high command in favour of Hitler's own staff - including Himmler's SS - was rooted in the fact that the general staff both underestimated and misunderstood the true nature of the National Socialist movement that had gained control of Germany by 1933. He also examines the successes of the general staff in the context of the many trials and tribulations they faced as part of the Nazi war machine. Presenting an original interpretation of Germany at war, we get a picture of an organisation at the heart of Axis military planning, which was intentionally complicated by Hitler.

    Imprint: CONWAY MARITIME PRESS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $19.99
  • UNFETTERED AND ALIVE : A Memoir   **Special Price**
    UNFETTERED AND ALIVE : A Memoir **Special Price**
    SUMMERS ANNE
    ISBN: 9781743318416
    Title: UNFETTERED AND ALIVE : A Memoir **Special Price**
    Author: SUMMERS ANNE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Anne Summers' story of her extraordinary career is a riveting read as we follow the journey of someone who has been a journalist, author, policy maker, bureaucrat, editor, publisher, board member and above all change agent. She has helped us see things differently, beginning - as her new book does - with the publication of her classic, Damned Whores and God's Police, a book which upended our understanding of Australia's history and present-day society.

    Anne starts her career as journalist with the National Times and wins a Walkley Award in her first year. Later, after a stint in the United States on a journalist's scholarship she arrives in Canberra to head up the bureau for the Australian Financial Review. She then leaves journalism to become a 'femocrat', running the federal Office of the Status of Women for Prime Minister Bob Hawke.

    Then come the New York years, where she returns to journalism, first as North American editor of the Australian Financial Review then as editor-in-chief of the landmark feminist magazine Ms. She returns to Australia to work for Prime Minister Paul Keating followed by becoming editor of Good Weekend and, later, then chair of the board of Greenpeace International. Later she boldly established her own online magazine, Anne Summers Reports, and the wildly popular public interviews with leading figures including Julia Gillard and Cate Blanchett. Her 2012 speech 'Her Rights at Work', documenting the sexual vilification of Prime Minister Julia Gillard, was downloaded more than 100,000 times.

    Anne has influenced and often shaped the political, cultural and social fabric of Australia, from whatever her role she was occupying at the time. She shares wicked anecdotes about the famous and powerful people she has worked with or reported on, and is refreshingly frank about her own anxieties and mistakes.

    Anne continues to make waves, and she remains as committed as ever to bringing change to Australian women.

    'The compelling memoir of a magnificent woman.' - David Marr

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $19.99
  • UNSHELTERED   **Special Price**
    UNSHELTERED **Special Price**
    KINGSOLVER BARBARA
    ISBN: 9780571347018
    Title: UNSHELTERED **Special Price**
    Author: KINGSOLVER BARBARA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    2016 Vineland
    Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against the vicissitudes of her shattered life and family - and the crumbling house that contains her.

    1871 Vineland
    Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher's small town have no desire for a new world order. Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome.

    Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked to pay a high price for their courage.

    Brilliantly executed and compulsively readable, Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerising story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realise that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred spirits - whether family or friends - and in the strength of the human spirit.

    A testament to both the resilience and persistent myopia of the human condition, Unsheltered explores the foundations we build in life, spanning time and place to give us all a clearer look at those around us, and perhaps ourselves. A work that explores the theme of inheritance - whether social, economic or ecological - it recalls George Eliot in its blend of warmth and wisdom, fearlessness and political acuity: a novel that speaks truly to our times.




    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $13.99
  • WHAT DO WE WANT : THE STORY OF PROTEST IN AUSTRALIA   **Special Price**
    WHAT DO WE WANT : THE STORY OF PROTEST IN AUSTRALIA **Special Price**
    HAMILTON CLIVE
    ISBN: 9780642278913
    Title: WHAT DO WE WANT : THE STORY OF PROTEST IN AUSTRALIA **Special Price**
    Author: HAMILTON CLIVE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In What Do We Want! Clive Hamilton explores the colourful, enthralling and stirring forms of protest used in the big social movements that define modern Australia. He includes dedicated chapters on the peace movement, women's liberation, Indigenous rights, gay rights and the environmental movement, and examines how these movements have confronted the ugliness in Australian society and caused epoch defining shifts in social attitudes.

    He describes protests with scores of thousands marching or sitting down in the streets of capital cities; colourful camps of a handful of protestors in Australia's forests, singing at bulldozers and blocking paths; acts of bravery by individuals using technology to disrupt stock markets or coming out on television; as well as vigils, leafleting, street theatre, occupations and myriad other creative forms of protest.

    Hamilton shows that progress occurs because a few individuals begin to demand.

    Imprint: NAT LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $15.99
  • WHERE ARE OUR BOYS?   **Special Price**
    WHERE ARE OUR BOYS? **Special Price**
    WOODS MARTIN
    ISBN: 9780642278715
    Title: WHERE ARE OUR BOYS? **Special Price**
    Author: WOODS MARTIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 1914, the newspaper map or newsmap began to supply readers with the geographical backdrop to the Great War, an important tool in explaining the progress of the war to the public at home. Day by day, for every campaign and battle, readers across the nation were deluged with maps, both in the pages of newspapers and pasted up in town and city streets, allowing them to follow Australian and Allied exploits. Drawn from scant news cables, out of date cartography, and the writer’s imagination, a semi-fictional war story emerged, of ANZAC successes and, sometimes, disasters.

    ‘Our boys’ were in Egypt, Palestine, Gallipoli, Belgium, Germany and France, in towns and villages most Australians had never heard of. Soon, these places were being discussed, with growing expertise, over maps in homes, pubs, churches and clubs. Those following the war at home were never allowed too close, as censorship rules dictated when maps could be published. Yet Where Are Our Boys? is not simply about propaganda. Maps in newspapers tracked the war’s many campaigns and the exploits of our boys, but most importantly allowed those at home to feel close to their brothers, husbands, fathers, uncles, neighbours and cousins. Maps naturally became central to commemorating events, people and places.

    The war produced more maps than any time before in history, giving us along the way some of the most beautiful, and sometimes misleading, maps ever published. Where Are Our Boys? tells the story of how the war was fought and won from the opening salvos in 1914 to Gallipoli and victory on the Western Front. In the end, though, these maps were needed most to help understand the conflict and to comprehend the great human costs.

    Imprint: NAT LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $15.99
  • WONDERLANDS : THE ILLUSTRATION ART OF ROBERT INGPEN   **Special Price**
    WONDERLANDS : THE ILLUSTRATION ART OF ROBERT INGPEN **Special Price**
    INGPEN ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780642278975
    Title: WONDERLANDS : THE ILLUSTRATION ART OF ROBERT INGPEN **Special Price**
    Author: INGPEN ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Step into Robert Ingpen's magical world with this book of wonderful images that have made Robert a worldwide household name for childrens illustration. Here you will find his own autobiographical tales, illustrators notes, original sketches and illustrations from his award-winning publications.

    Robert leads us on his journeys into the wondrous landscapes of the classics he has so famously illustrated (Neverland, the Riverbank, Oz and Alices Wonderland) as well as into the magical landscapes of his own imagination and the more real but no less magical scenery of his own beloved Australia, and reveals the places, stories and people that inspired him along the way. Roberts astonishing creative vision has breathed life into more than one hundred books and delighted countless children around the world throughout his remarkable career as an illustrator. Wonderlands is a fitting celebration of Robert Ingpens work as a master illustrator and storyteller.

    Ingpens drawings are utterly compelling Michael Morpurgo Every brush-stroke of his beautifully conceived illustrations is a tribute to what is going on in the story.

    Imprint: NAT LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $9.99
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