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  • GARGANTIS
    GARGANTIS
    TAYLOR THOMAS
    ISBN: 9781406386295
    Title: GARGANTIS
    Author: TAYLOR THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    There's a storm raging in Eerie-on-Sea. Has the mighty Gargantis come back from the deep...?

    When an ancient bottle is found washed up on the beach after a ferocious electrical storm, all the residents of Eerie-on-Sea seem to want it ... but should they in fact fear it? Legend has it that the bottle contains an extraordinary secret that spells doom for the whole of Eerie-on-Sea. Could it be true that the vast sea creature Gargantis has awoken from her slumbers, and is causing the large cracks that are appearing all across the town? Finding themselves entrusted with the bottle, Herbie and Violet discover they will need to ride the terrible storm and pacify the creature if they want to save Eerie-on-Sea from sliding into the ocean and being lost for ever.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • GHOST AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER : WILLIAM BUCKLEY JOHN BATMAN AND THE THEFT OF KULIN COUNTRY
    GHOST AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER : WILLIAM BUCKLEY JOHN BATMAN AND THE THEFT OF KULIN COUNTRY
    COURTENAY ADAM
    ISBN: 9780733340390
    Title: GHOST AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER : WILLIAM BUCKLEY JOHN BATMAN AND THE THEFT OF KULIN COUNTRY
    Author: COURTENAY ADAM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    By the bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was Just after Christmas 1803, a convict called William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation (now the Port Phillip area), to take his chances in the wilderness. A few months later, the local Aboriginal people found the six-foot-five former soldier cold and starving. Perhaps thinking he was a lost kinsman returned from the dead, they took him in, and for thirty-two years Buckley lived as a Wadawurrung man, learning his adopted tribe's language, skills and methods to survive. Colonists finally caught up with Buckley in 1835, the same year the former bounty hunter John Batman arrived in the area, looking to acquire the rolling grasslands around the bay. What happened next saw the Wadawurrung betrayed and Buckley eventually broken. The theft of Kulin country would end in the birth of a city. The frontier wars had begun.By the bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was, The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter is a fascinating and poignant true story from Australian colonial history.

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • GOING DARK : The Secret Social Lives of Extremists
    GOING DARK : The Secret Social Lives of Extremists
    EBNER JULIA
    ISBN: 9781526616777
    Title: GOING DARK : The Secret Social Lives of Extremists
    Author: EBNER JULIA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    By day, Julia Ebner works at a counter-extremism think tank, monitoring radical groups from the outside, but two years ago, she began to feel that she was only seeing half the picture. She needed to get inside the groups to truly understand them. So she decided to go undercover in her spare hours late nights, holidays, weekends adopting five different identities, and joining a dozen extremist groups from across the ideological spectrum.

    Her journey would take her from a Generation Identity global strategy meeting in a pub in Mayfair, to a Neo-Nazi Music Festival on the border of Germany and Poland. She would get relationship advice from 'Trad Wives' and Jihadi Brides and hacking lessons from ISIS. She was in the channels when the alt-right began planning the lethal Charlottesville rally, and spent time in the networks that would radicalise the Christchurch terrorist.

    In Going Dark, Ebner takes the reader on a deeply compulsive, terrifying, illuminating journey into the darkest recesses of extremist thinking, exposing how closely we are surrounded by their fanatical ideology every day, the changing nature and practice of these groups, and what is being done to counter them.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • GOOD TURN
    GOOD TURN
    MCTIERNAN DERVLA
    ISBN: 9781460756799
    Title: GOOD TURN
    Author: MCTIERNAN DERVLA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'With her third novel Dervla McTiernan confirms she's a born storyteller' Val McDermid

    The unputdownable new novel from the bestselling author of The Ruin and The Scholar.

    Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl's silence - three unconnected things that will prove to be linked by one small town.

    While Detective Cormac Reilly faces enemies at work and trouble in his personal life, Garda Peter Fisher is relocated out of Galway with the threat of prosecution hanging over his head. But even that is not as terrible as having to work for his overbearing father, the local copper for the pretty seaside town of Roundstone.

    For some, like Anna and her young daughter Tilly, Roundstone is a refuge from trauma. But even this village on the edge of the sea isn't far enough to escape from the shadows of evil men.

    PRAISE FOR DERVLA McTIERNAN:

    'Intelligent and fast-paced ... [We can't wait] for the next case' - Wall Street Journal

    'Top-notch crime writing' - Kate Forsyth

    'Like The Ruin, The Scholar is a fast-paced, rewarding read' - Irish Examiner'A truly fine police procedural that should see the author rocket from star to superstar' - Irish Independent

    'Taut, tense and darkly addictive' - Candice Fox'Confirms McTiernan's place in the top rank of crime writers' - Chris Hammer

    'The Ruin was an outstanding debut but The Scholar proves beyond a doubt that Dervla McTiernan is a remarkable talent ... crime fiction of the highest standard' - Jane Casey

    'A story that is as moving as it is fast-paced' - Val McDermid

    'A writer to watch' - Publishers Weekly

    'Dervla McTiernan's first novel far outclasses some of the genre's stalwarts, marking her as a crime writer to watch, and Cormac Reilly a cop to follow to hell and back. Fans of Ian Rankin and Tana French will feel right at home' - Bookseller + Publisher

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • GULLIVERS WIFE
    GULLIVERS WIFE
    CHATER LAUREN
    ISBN: 9781925596380
    Title: GULLIVERS WIFE
    Author: CHATER LAUREN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Birth. Death. Wonder … One woman's journey to the edge of love and loyalty from the bestselling author of The Lace Weaver London, 1702. When her husband is lost at sea, Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild her life without him. But three years later when Lemuel Gulliver is brought home, fevered and communicating only in riddles, her ordered world is turned upside down. In a climate of desperate poverty and violence, Mary is caught in a crossfire of suspicion and fear driven by her husband's outlandish claims, and it is up to her to navigate a passage to safety for herself and her daughter, and the vulnerable women in her care. When a fellow sailor, a dangerous man with nothing to lose, appears to hold sway over her husband, Mary's world descends deeper into chaos, and she must set out on her own journey to discover the truth of Gulliver's travels . . . and the landscape of her own heart. Praise for Gulliver's Wife ‘Gulliver's Wife is utterly spellbinding. Lauren Chater is a master of story-weaving and exquisite detail. I adored this book.' Melissa Ashley, bestselling author of The Birdman's Wife ‘Lauren Chater's Mary Gulliver is an extraordinary character - a performer of everyday miracles, a woman of quiet strength and compassion in a world where nothing can be relied on, least of all her flamboyant fantasist of a husband. Set in a fictional past, this superbly written story of love, loss, motherhood, and letting go is highly relevant to the issues we face today. Do not miss it.' Meg Keneally, author of Fled ‘Bold, evocative and brave - Gulliver's Wife is a revelation in story-telling. I am in awe of Lauren Chater's talent. Gulliver's Wife had my heart from the opening line and didn't let go until long after I finished the final page. An exquisitely told tale of love, loss and the magic of life.' Tess Woods, author of Love and Other Battles ‘A vividly imagined and gloriously told tale. Gulliver's Wife explores both the wonders and terrors of life as a woman in eighteenth century England and brings Mary Gulliver powerfully and enthrallingly to life.' Natasha Lester, author of The French Photographer ‘Filled with evocative details of life in early 1700s London, Gulliver's Wife is an enthralling reimagining of the lives of the women around Lemuel Gulliver, and an invitation to consider the untold stories of women throughout the history of literature.' Sarah Armstrong, author ofHis Other House ‘Gulliver's Wife is exquisite, empathetic and engrossing storytelling from an extraordinarily gifted writer.' Wendy Dunn, Backstory journal ‘A beautifully written novel that maintains a page-turning pace, heightened suspense and literal wonder on every page' Cass Moriarty, author of The Promise Seed

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • HAMNET   -   Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
    HAMNET - Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
    OFARRELL MAGGIE
    ISBN: 9781472223807
    Title: HAMNET - Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
    Author: OFARRELL MAGGIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020

    'Dazzling. Devastating' Kamila Shamsie

    'Stunning... deserves to win prizes' Marian Keyes

    A stunning new departure for Maggie O'Farrell's fiction, HAMNET is the heart-stopping story behind Shakespeare's most famous play.

    On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home?

    Their mother, Agnes, is over a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working in London. Neither parent knows that one of the children will not survive the week.

    HAMNET is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright. It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief. It is also the story of a kestrel and its mistress; flea that boards a ship in Alexandria; and a glovemaker's son who flouts convention in pursuit of the woman he loves. Above all, it is a tender and unforgettable reimagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written.

    Imprint: Hachette Publishers
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • HERE WE ARE
    HERE WE ARE
    SWIFT GRAHAM
    ISBN: 9781471188930
    Title: HERE WE ARE
    Author: SWIFT GRAHAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The extraordinary new novel from the winner of the Booker Prize in 1996 for Last Orders

    It is Brighton, 1959, and the theatre at the end of the pier is having its best summer season in years. Ronnie, a brilliant young magician, and Evie, his dazzling assistant, are top of the bill, drawing audiences each night. Meanwhile, Jack - Jack Robinson, as in 'before you can say' - is everyone's favourite compere, a born entertainer, holding the whole show together.

    As the summer progresses, the off-stage drama between the three begins to overshadow their theatrical success, and events unfold which will have lasting consequences for all their futures.

    Imprint: SCRIBNER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • HIDDEN HAND : Exposing How The Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping The World
    HIDDEN HAND : Exposing How The Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping The World
    HAMILTON CLIVE
    ISBN: 9781743795576
    Title: HIDDEN HAND : Exposing How The Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping The World
    Author: HAMILTON CLIVE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this landmark follow-up to the bestselling Silent Invasion, Hidden Hand exposes the Chinese Communist Party's global program of influence and subversion, and the threat it poses to democracy.

    With its enormous economic power, China is now a global political and military force engaged in an ideological struggle with the West. Combining a mass of evidence with unique insights, Clive Hamilton and Mareike Ohlberg lay bare the nature and extent of the Chinese Communist Party's influence operations across the Western world - in politics, business, universities, think tanks and international institutions such as the UN. This new authoritarian power is using democracy to undermine democracy in pursuit of its global ambitions.

    Combining meticulous research with compelling prose, Hidden Hand brings to light the Chinese Communist Party's threats to democratic freedoms and national sovereignty across Europe and North America - and show how we might push back against its autocratic influence.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD  -  Crescent City Book 1
    HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD - Crescent City Book 1
    MAAS SARAH J
    ISBN: 9781526610126
    Title: HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD - Crescent City Book 1
    Author: MAAS SARAH J
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A #1 New York Times bestseller!

    Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood- the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance.

    Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life working hard all day and partying all night until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

    Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose to assassinate his boss's enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he's offered an irresistible deal- help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

    As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City's underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion one that could set them both free, if they'd only let it.

    With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom and the power of love.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • HOW TO GROW A FAMILY TREE
    HOW TO GROW A FAMILY TREE
    JONES ELIZA HENRY
    ISBN: 9781460754955
    Title: HOW TO GROW A FAMILY TREE
    Author: JONES ELIZA HENRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the author of P is for Pearl comes a heart-warming book about family, friendship and what home can mean. Stella may only be seventeen, but having read every self-help book she can find means she knows a thing or two about helping people. She sure wasn't expecting to be the one in need of help, though.Thanks to her father's gambling addiction, Stella and her family now find themselves living at Fairyland Caravan Park. And hiding this truth from her friends is hard enough without dealing with another secret. Stella's birth mother has sent her a letter. As Stella deals with the chaos of her family, she must also confront the secrets and past of her 'other' family. But Stella is stronger than she realises.From the author of P is for Pearl comes a heart-warming book about family, friendship and what home can mean.

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • HOW TO MAKE A BETTER WORLD : For Every Kid Who Wants to Make a Difference
    HOW TO MAKE A BETTER WORLD : For Every Kid Who Wants to Make a Difference
    SWIFT KEILLY
    ISBN: 9780241412206
    Title: HOW TO MAKE A BETTER WORLD : For Every Kid Who Wants to Make a Difference
    Author: SWIFT KEILLY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    If you are a kid with big dreams and a passion for what is right, you're a world-changer in the making. There's a lot that can be changed by just one person, if you know what to do. Start by making yourself into the awesome person you want to be by learning all about self-care and kindness. Using those skills, work your way up to creating activist campaigns to tackle climate change or social injustice.

    This fun and inspiring guide to making the world a better place and becoming a good citizen is packed with ideas and tips for kids who want to know how to make a difference. Through ideas as small as creating a neighbourhood lending library to as important as public speaking and how to talk about politics, How to Make a Better World is a practical guide to activism for awesome kids.

    Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW WERE STILL HERE : My family, the Holocaust and my search for truth
    I WANT YOU TO KNOW WERE STILL HERE : My family, the Holocaust and my search for truth
    FOER ESTHER SAFRAN
    ISBN: 9780008297657
    Title: I WANT YOU TO KNOW WERE STILL HERE : My family, the Holocaust and my search for truth
    Author: FOER ESTHER SAFRAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A moving and powerful inter-generational memoir about story and memory.

    Mine is a family of readers and writers. Our house is filled with books. There are contemporary design books on the coffee table in the living room, legal books in my husband's home office, and piles of children's books for when my grandchildren visit. However, the side table next to my bed is piled with books about the Holocaust. Framed maps of shtetls line my office walls and pictures of relatives killed in the Holocaust are displayed on our family gallery walls.

    Sometimes I feel like I exist across two polarized realities, experiencing great fulfillment from family, friends, and a meaningful career, and, at the same time, finding the joy of my life tempered by its shadows. In the darker corners of my mind live ghosts and demons who visit me from the shtetls in Ukraine where my family came from. Some of the details that make these visions so vivid are imagined because I grew up in a family where memories were too terrible to speak of.

    This is the true story of four generations who have been dealing with the Holocaust and its aftermath. We are four generations, survivors and survivors of survivors, storytellers and memory keepers. And we're still here.

    Imprint: HQ - Harlequin
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • JOY OF WATER
    JOY OF WATER
    ISBN: 9781838690465
    Title: JOY OF WATER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Idyllic wild swimming holes, alluring lakes and magical coves; discover more than 60 locations around the world to experience The Joy of Water with this inspirational new book from Lonely Planet. Tap into the 'water wellness' trend with personal stories about the best places to take a dip and forge a stronger connection to the elements through joyful interactions with water.

    Divided into five chapters (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania), journey to some of the world's most far-flung corners in the search of sublime aquatic experiences, whether that's for relaxing, contemplation or adventure. From wild swims off Britain's remotest beach and coral reef-fuelled snorkelling trips in idyllic Mozambique, to sumptuous soaks in Iceland's geothermally-heated pools and chill-out time with non-stinging jellyfish in Palau's magical hidden lake, no corner is left unexplored.

    With exquisite full-colour photography throughout and expert advice from Lonely Planet's seasoned travel writers, be inspired to experience The Joy of Water all over the globe.


    Featured experiences include:

    Peering down a 354-foot drop from your spot atop Victoria Falls' thrilling infinity pool in Zambia
    Swimming in the sacred River Ganges as it bursts from the Himalaya and enters into India's rolling plains
    Snorkelling with the world's largest fish, the mighty whale shark, in the kaleidoscopic coral reefs of Ningaloo off western Australia
    Kayaking through the magical Fairy Pools on Scotland's windswept Isle of Skye
    Cooling off with a dip in Guatemala's tranquil and jungle-clad swimming pools in Semuc Champey
    Gazing at the hypnotising beauty of the surrounding mountains from Oregon's Crater Lake, the deepest in the United States of America

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • LANDING WITH WINGS
    LANDING WITH WINGS
    BALLA TRACE
    ISBN: 9781760296957
    Title: LANDING WITH WINGS
    Author: BALLA TRACE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Miri's been on the move and now she's finding her feet, her freedom, her community and her home, treading lightly all the way.

    A story about spreading your wings and putting down roots in an ancient land.

    From the much-loved creator of Rivertime (WINNER: Readings Prize and Wilderness Society Award) and Rockhopping (WINNER: CBCA Awards).

    'Another lovely adventure from Trace Balla. Rich in country and family, deep in care for the future.' BRUCE PASCOE

    'A beautiful book about being connected to the world at ground level. I feel like I've made a new friend through Trace's exquisitely accessible drawings and gentle prose.' ALISON LESTER

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • LAST HOURS : Chain of Gold
    LAST HOURS : Chain of Gold
    CLARE CASSANDRA
    ISBN: 9781406390766
    Title: LAST HOURS : Chain of Gold
    Author: CLARE CASSANDRA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From internationally bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand new Shadowhunters trilogy. Evil is hiding in plain sight and the only thing more dangerous than fighting demons is falling in love.

    First print edition contains special content, including bonus art and a new short story!

    Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to Edwardian London in hopes of preventing the family's ruin. Cordelia's mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else.

    But Cordelia's new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before – these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to an dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers – and force a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • LOST LOVE SONG
    LOST LOVE SONG
    DARKE MINNIE
    ISBN: 9780143792307
    Title: LOST LOVE SONG
    Author: DARKE MINNIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is the story of a love song . . . And like any good love song, it has two parts.

    In Australia, Arie Johnson waits impatiently for classical pianist Diana Clare to return from a world tour, hopeful that after seven years together she'll finally agree to marry him.

    On her travels, Diana composes a song for Arie. It's the perfect way to express her love, knowing they'll spend their lives together . . . Won't they?

    Then late one night, her love song is overheard, and begins its own journey across the world.

    In Scotland, Evie Greenlees is drifting. It's been years since she left Australia with a backpack, a one-way ticket and a dream of becoming a poet. Now she spends her days making coffee and her nights serving beer. And she's not even sure whether the guy she lives with is really her boyfriend or just a flatmate.

    Then one day she hears an exquisite love song. One that will connect her to a man with a broken heart . . .


    PRAISE FOR STAR-CROSSED
    'Will leave you with a warm glow . . . In every way a delight, Star-crossed is so much fun, this reviewer fell head over heels for it.' Herald Sun

    'This is one dazzling, versatile writer, working with impeccable skill, sharp wit and frolicsome charm.' Weekend Australian

    'An escapist delight . . . a light, fun read, with a creative spin on a winning rom-com formula.' Newsday

    Imprint: Michael Joseph
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
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