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  • 488 RULES FOR LIFE
    488 RULES FOR LIFE
    FLANAGAN KITTY
    ISBN: 9781760875305
    Title: 488 RULES FOR LIFE
    Author: FLANAGAN KITTY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    488 Rules for Life is not a self-help book, because it's not you who needs help, it's other people. Whether they're walking and texting, asphyxiating you on public transport with their noxious perfume cloud, or leaving one useless square of toilet paper on the roll, a lot of people just don't know the rules.

    But thanks to Kitty Flanagan's comprehensive guide to modern behaviour, our world will soon be a much better place. A place where people don't ruin the fruit salad by putting banana in it ... where your co-workers respect your olfactory system and don't reheat their fish curry in the office microwave ... where middle aged men don't have ponytails ...

    What started as a joke on Kitty Flanagan's popular segment on ABC TV's The Weekly, is now a quintessential reference book with the power to change society. (Or, at least, make it a bit less irritating.)

    What people are (Kitty Flanagan is) saying about this book:

    'You're welcome everyone.'

    'Thank god for me.'

    'I'd rather be sad and lonely, but right.'

    'There's not actually 488 rules in here but it sure feels like it'.




    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BEST AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CARTOONS 2019
    BEST AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CARTOONS 2019
    RADCLIFFE RUSS [ED]
    ISBN: 9781925849271
    Title: BEST AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CARTOONS 2019
    Author: RADCLIFFE RUSS [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The year in politics as observed by Australia's funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists.

    With Dean Alston, Peter Broelman, Pat Campbell, Andrew Dyson, John Farmer, First Dog on the Moon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Alan Moir, David Pope, David Rowe, Andrew Weldon, Cathy Wilcox, Paul Zanetti, and many more ...

    Imprint: Scribe Publications
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • BOOK VOUCHER : $100.00
    BOOK VOUCHER : $100.00
    IMPRINTS BOOKSELLERS
    ISBN: 100
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    Format: BOOK VOUCHER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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    Imprint: BOOK VOUCHER
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
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    BOOK VOUCHER : $25.00
    IMPRINTS BOOKSELLERS
    ISBN: 25
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    Imprint: BOOK VOUCHER
    RRP: $25.00

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    BOOK VOUCHER : $50.00
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    ISBN: 50
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    RRP: $50.00

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    BOOK VOUCHER : $75.00
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    ISBN: 75
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    Imprint: BOOK VOUCHER
    RRP: $75.00

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  • CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    KLEIN ZACH
    ISBN: 9780141982144
    Title: CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    Author: KLEIN ZACH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. It has since grown into a collection of photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in breath-taking landscapes from all over the world, and has attracted a dedicated, obsessive following. In this book the creators of Cabin Porn go further into its most alluring images, with more interior photography and the stories behind some of these unusual and inspiring homes. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to step away from our online lives, slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simplicity can create.

    Imprint: PARTICULAR BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CICADA
    CICADA
    TAN SHAUN
    ISBN: 9780734418630
    Title: CICADA
    Author: TAN SHAUN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The story of a cicada who works in an office, and all the people who don't appreciate him. The new picture book from multi-award-winner Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and Rules of Summer.

    Cicada work in tall building.
    Data entry clerk. Seventeen year.
    No sick day. No mistake.
    Tok Tok Tok!


    Cicada works in an office, dutifully toiling day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his coworkers. But one day, cicada goes to the roof of the building, and something truly extraordinary happens ...

    A story for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, overlooked or overworked, from Australia's most acclaimed picture book creator.

    Imprint: LOTHIAN
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE WOLF
    CUSTOMER SERVICE WOLF
    BARNETSON ANNE
    ISBN: 9781925972030
    Title: CUSTOMER SERVICE WOLF
    Author: BARNETSON ANNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Join Customer Service Wolf and colleagues as they navigate the most awkward customer interactions imaginable, plus a few that are beyond imagination. From bookseller and artist Anne Barnetson comes this charming, hilarious and perfectly observed snapshot of life behind the counter.

    Imprint: Affirm Press
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • DISHONESTY IS THE SECOND BEST POLICY
    DISHONESTY IS THE SECOND BEST POLICY
    MITCHELL DAVID
    ISBN: 9781783351978
    Title: DISHONESTY IS THE SECOND BEST POLICY
    Author: MITCHELL DAVID
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    ** THE NEW BOOK FROM THE AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN AND WRITER **

    'A quintessentially British, well-bred master of wry...Pure, guilt-free pleasure.' - Guardian

    David Mitchell's bestselling Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse, published back in 2014, must really have made people think - because everything's got worse. We've gone from UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, from digging up Richard III to breaking up fatbergs, from Big Society to food banks, from twerking to stabbing. It's probably socially irresponsible even to try to cheer up.

    But if you're up for it all the same, why not dive into this brilliantly observed and witty analysis of the farce of recent years? As facts are downgraded to opinions, as customers are preyed upon by algorithm-wielding websites, voters by targeted lies, cinema-goers by superheroes and children by measles, David Mitchell negotiates a path between the commercialisation of Christmas and the true spirit of Halloween. Incisive, hilarious and disappointingly truthful, no other writer is better placed to take on the dumbfounding times we live in.

    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • DOGS IN SPACE : A Film Archive
    DOGS IN SPACE : A Film Archive
    LOWENSTEIN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781925556445
    Title: DOGS IN SPACE : A Film Archive
    Author: LOWENSTEIN RICHARD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In May 1984, young Australian film director Richard Lowenstein took his first feature film, Strikebound, to the Cannes Film Festival.

    There, after a night partying in Nice with INXS lead singer and rising rock star Michael Hutchence, an idea that had been percolating through years of life in a Melbourne share house, watching Countdown, punk rock gigs and friends lose it to drugs finally erupted into existence. The result was the cult film, Dogs in Space, with Hutchence in the lead role.

    Dogs in Space- The Diaries presents for the first time the candid (and entertaining) 'shoot diary', kept by Lowenstein over the course of conceiving, funding and making the film between 1984 and 1987. The highly illustrated volume showcases never-before seen contact sheets, wardrobe polaroids and a stunning collection of images from on set and behind the scenes featuring Hutchence, Saskia Post and other cast (including Deanna Bond and a young Noah Taylor) and crew, storyboards, fragments of the shooting script and continuity logs. In addition, the book features a selection of ephemera, memorabilia - including fan mail sent to Lowenstein by Dawn Cave (Nick's Mum) - and extracts from previously inaccessible reviews and articles about the film.

    With energetic humour and a distinct understanding of music, fashion and Melbourne in the early 1980s this book provides rare insights into the processes involved in actually making a film. It concludes with a brief reflection from Lowenstein, fresh from completing Mystify, his searing documentary on the life of Hutchence, on what has changed in filmmaking and what hasn't over the past thirty years.

    Imprint: Melbourne Books
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • DON TILLMANS STANDARDIZED MEAL SYSTEM
    DON TILLMANS STANDARDIZED MEAL SYSTEM
    SIMSION GRAEME
    ISBN: 9781922268167
    Title: DON TILLMANS STANDARDIZED MEAL SYSTEM
    Author: SIMSION GRAEME
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'So, you cook this same meal every Tuesday, right?'
    'Correct.' I listed the eight major advantages of the Standardised Meal System.
    1. No need to accumulate recipe books.
    2. Standard shopping list-hence very efficient shopping.
    3. Almost zero waste-nothing in the refrigerator or pantry unless required for one of the recipes.
    4. Diet planned and nutritionally balanced in advance.
    5. No time wasted wondering what to cook.
    6. No mistakes, no unpleasant surprises.
    7. Excellent food, superior to most restaurants at a much lower price (see point 3).
    8. Minimal cognitive load required.
    'Cognitive load?'
    'The cooking procedures are in my cerebellum-virtually no conscious effort is required.'
    'Like riding a bike.'
    'Correct.'

    Here at last, by popular demand, is the weekly system of food preparation that Professor Don Tillman, star of the Rosie trilogy, lives by-everything from his signature lobster salad to the world's best risotto, across the four seasons. This essential guide also includes handy tips about losing weight, mixing cocktails and stress-free entertaining.

    Don Tillman's Standardised Meal System will not only show you how to make delicious meals- it will open your mind a different way of shopping, cooking and living. The Don Tillman way.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • FUCKING GOOD MANNERS
    FUCKING GOOD MANNERS
    GRIFFIN SIMON
    ISBN: 9781785785511
    Title: FUCKING GOOD MANNERS
    Author: GRIFFIN SIMON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is not a book about how to be posh. We have some slightly bigger issues to deal with these days.

    We've all got a million things to do and are constantly connected to millions of other people all doing a million other things, so the faster we get things done the better, right? Wrong. Among all the busyness and confusion it seems we've forgotten a few of the basics in life, like the ability to treat one another with respect, dignity and some fucking good manners.

    Enter Simon Griffin, author of Fucking Apostrophes.

    From the entry-level stuff like saying please, thank you and sorry; manspreading on public transport and double-lane queuing at airports, to those that require just a little bit more thought, such as correct urinal protocol in public toilets, making tea rounds in the office and online public displays of affection, Simon imparts rules and advice to living life in a way that makes it just a bit better for everyone. With some liberal use of rude words thrown in to emphasise the point.

    With chapters on driving, social media, the environment, getting on with your neighbours, and the best manners for a trip to the cinema, this is the perfect gift for a manners enthusiast, or those in need of a gentle (but sweary) nudge in the right direction.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • HOW TO BE A PARISIAN WHEREVER YOU ARE
    HOW TO BE A PARISIAN WHEREVER YOU ARE
    BEREST ANNE/DE MAIGRET CAROLINE/DIWAN, AUDREY/MA
    ISBN: 9780857982506
    Title: HOW TO BE A PARISIAN WHEREVER YOU ARE
    Author: BEREST ANNE/DE MAIGRET CAROLINE/DIWAN, AUDREY/MA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Four fabulous, smart, savvy French women offer up their highly amusing insider take on Parisian life, love and liberty.

    How to Be a Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Unlike other books on French style, this illustrated handbook is full of wit and self-deprecating humour. Authors - Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret and Sophie Mas - are bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, and they are not afraid to cut through some of the myths. They say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed, and all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain. Including 80 black and white and colour pictures, many taken by the authors, How to Be a Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can. On the style front: You don't always have to be made up, but you should always be well dressed. Your look should always have one thing left undone - the devil is in the detail. Either go all grey hair or no grey hair. Salt and pepper is for the table. Or on how to answer the phone when he finally calls: The Parisienne lets the phone ring. (She's not waiting by the phone.) She feigns surprise upon hearing his voice. (She wasn't expecting his call.) She asks if she can call him back in five minutes. (She's in the middle of something.) The thing is, she's not alone... (Et oui: you should never have kept her waiting.) What the Parisian won't let near her wardrobe: Logos. You are not a billboard. Ugg Boots. Enough said. Don't even ask. Skimpy top. Because you're not fifteen anymore. The fake designer bag. Like fake breasts, you can't fix your insecurities through forgery.

    The ideal man to be seen with: He's not muscular (You'd rather think of him reading a book than lifting weights) He's unshaven (Just enough so that you never fully see the man behind the stubble) He's funny (Until he disappears) He's got something special (And it's not a car)

    There are many books on a Parisian's bookshelf: The books you claim you've read so many times that you actually believe you have. The books you read in school of which you only remember the main character's name. The books that you've been promising yourself you'll read next summer...for the past ten years. The books that you think make you cool. The books you keep for your children, just in case you ever have any. The books you own simply because you must and, taken together, form intangible proof that you are well read.

    Imprint: EBURY
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • MAD AS HELL AND BACK : A Silver Jubilee of Sketches by Shaun Micallef and Gary McCaffrie
    MAD AS HELL AND BACK : A Silver Jubilee of Sketches by Shaun Micallef and Gary McCaffrie
    MICALLEF SHAUN
    ISBN: 9781743795170
    Title: MAD AS HELL AND BACK : A Silver Jubilee of Sketches by Shaun Micallef and Gary McCaffrie
    Author: MICALLEF SHAUN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For old and new fans alike, this is the definitive collection of work from Australian comedy legend Shaun Micallef and his co-writer, Gary McCaffrie.

    2019 marks the tenth season of Mad as Hell and Shaun Micallef’s twenty-first year in comedy. What better way to celebrate than with a comprehensive collection of the funniest scripts and scenes from Micallef’s long TV career? These pages not only feature the highlights of Mad as Hell – dubbed ‘the best 30 minutes on Australian TV’ by the Sydney Morning Herald – but also favourites from Full Frontal, The Micallef P(r)ogram(me) and Newstopiä. With perenially wicked wit, Micallef and his co-writer Gary McCaffrie usher us behind the scenes with hilarious footnotes to their most loved sketches.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781743791714
    Title: NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    New York: Through a Fashion Eye is an illustrated guide to one of the world's most-loved fashion cities by one of the world's most-loved fashion illustrators.

    Let Megan Hess take you on an adventure through New York, showing you the hottest places to eat, sleep and play – all illustrated in her inimitable, elegant style.

    Featuring fashion-themed restaurants, hotels and sites to visit, as well as Megan's favourite places to shop, this is a must-have insider's guide to New York for any fashion lover.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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