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  • 100 SONGS   -   Abridged Version
    100 SONGS - Abridged Version
    DYLAN BOB
    ISBN: 9781471167164
    Title: 100 SONGS - Abridged Version
    Author: DYLAN BOB
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A new collection of Bob Dylan’s most essential lyrics – one hundred songs that represent the Nobel Laureate’s incredible musical range through the entirety of his career so far.

    ‘The Nobel acknowledges what we’ve long sensed to be true; that Mr. Dylan is among the most authentic voices America has produced, a maker of images as audacious and resonant as anything in Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson.’ Dwight Garner, New York Times
    'The Nobel committee got this right – Dylan’s ongoing achievement in American song is a literary feat to celebrate in his gaudiest of ways.’ Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone

    Bob Dylan is one of the most important songwriters of our time and the first musician in history to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 100 Songs, Dylan delivers an intimate and carefully curated collection of his most important lyrics that spans from the beginning of his career through the present day. Perfect for students and younger readers as well as long-time fans, this portable, abridged volume of Dylan’s lyrics shines a light on the songs that mean the most from a music and cultural legend.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ADELAIDE POCKET PRECINCTS : A Pocket Guide to the City's Best Cultural Hangouts Shops Bars and Eateries
    ADELAIDE POCKET PRECINCTS : A Pocket Guide to the City's Best Cultural Hangouts Shops Bars and Eateries
    TREZISE SAM
    ISBN: 9781741175547
    Title: ADELAIDE POCKET PRECINCTS : A Pocket Guide to the City's Best Cultural Hangouts Shops Bars and Eateries
    Author: TREZISE SAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Couple an extensive food and wine scene with magnificent natural landscapes, and it's not hard to see why Adelaide and South Australia are growing in popularity as tourist destinations. Adelaide Pocket Precinctshelps you discover the crafty eateries, small bars, acclaimed boutiques and notable gallery spaces that continue to pop up at a staggering rate. In this pocket-size travel guide, seasoned traveller Sam Trezise offers a curated list of the very best cultural, shopping, eating and drinking experiences in Adelaide. There is also a selection of 'field trips' that encourage you to venture outside the city, covering the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Port Willunga, Victor Harbor and Kangaroo Island. With a beautiful design and fold-out map at the back, you’ll soon see that Adelaide's no longer simply a layover destination, or somewhere you visit purely for the festival season. It's now that perfect getaway everyone should have the chance to experience.

    Imprint: EXPLORE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ALL ANIMAL BEINGS
    ALL ANIMAL BEINGS
    DRAKE KEN
    ISBN: 9781742579290
    Title: ALL ANIMAL BEINGS
    Author: DRAKE KEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    All Animal Beings is a `coffee table book' containing beautiful photographs of the animals in our lives that we think we know best. Some of these animals we call family, some we call foe, some we call food. Animal lovers & photographic art connoisseurs alike will fall in love with this book.

    Imprint: NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • AN ALPHABET - Fold Out A-Z
    AN ALPHABET - Fold Out A-Z
    JEFFERS OLIVER
    ISBN: 9780008254254
    Title: AN ALPHABET - Fold Out A-Z
    Author: JEFFERS OLIVER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Exquisitely illustrated by award-winning, bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers, this irresistible board book gloriously brings the alphabet to life.

    From Astronaut to Zeppelin, this is no ordinary alphabet….

    Boldly colourful, funny and specially adapted from Oliver Jeffers' highly-acclaimed Once Upon an Alphabet, winner of the CBI Book of the Year, this sturdy edition is perfect for younger readers.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ANDY WARHOL : Polaroids 1958-1987
    ANDY WARHOL : Polaroids 1958-1987
    WOODARD RICHARD B
    ISBN: 9783836569385
    Title: ANDY WARHOL : Polaroids 1958-1987
    Author: WOODARD RICHARD B
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Andy Warhol was a relentless chronicler of life and its encounters. Carrying a Polaroid camera from the late 1950s until his death in 1987, he amassed a huge collection of instant pictures of friends, lovers, patrons, the famous, the obscure, the scenic, the fashionable, and himself.

    Created in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, this book features hundreds of these instant photos. Portraits of celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Nicholson, Yves Saint Laurent, Pela , Debbie Harry are included alongside images of Warhol's entourage and high life, landscapes, and still lifes from Cabbage Patch dolls to the iconic soup cans. Often raw and impromptu, the Polaroids document Warhol's era like Instagram captures our own, offering a unique record of the life, world, and vision behind the Pop Art maestro and modernist giant.

    Imprint: TASCHEN - NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $85.00

    Price: $85.00
  • ART OF STAR WARS : The Last Jedi
    ART OF STAR WARS : The Last Jedi
    SZOSTAK PHIL
    ISBN: 9781419727054
    Title: ART OF STAR WARS : The Last Jedi
    Author: SZOSTAK PHIL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Featuring unforgettable art and exclusive interviews with the filmmakers, this visual archive highlights moviemaking magic at its finest.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • ATLANTIS
    ATLANTIS
    KATZ LALLY
    ISBN: 9781760621384
    Title: ATLANTIS
    Author: KATZ LALLY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lally Katz is on a journey. She’s left Australia behind and she’s in the country of her childhood, trying to find a way back to when things were innocent. Her relationships are chaotic, her professional life is a shambles and contemporary America seems riddled with charlatans and shysters. But along the way moments of wisdom bubble up, as if from some lost ancient city beneath the waves off Florida… Five women play the myriad characters of Lally’s life: ageing Jewish grandparents in Miami, wizened taxi drivers, cynical prophets, unhappy pharmacists, clowns, hip-hop artistes, narcissists, angels, animals – and, of course, Lally herself.

    Atlantis is about Lally, travelling into a mess of love and America, refusing to accept the world is doomed. The whirligig of this latter-day Don Quixote is bursting with playfulness, with imagination. Atlantis seems to be saying imagination is what will save us all and make this bleak world beautiful.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BALLAD OF THE ANARCHIST BANDITS : The Crime Spree that Gripped Belle Epoque Paris
    BALLAD OF THE ANARCHIST BANDITS : The Crime Spree that Gripped Belle Epoque Paris
    MERRIMAN JOHN
    ISBN: 9781568589886
    Title: BALLAD OF THE ANARCHIST BANDITS : The Crime Spree that Gripped Belle Epoque Paris
    Author: MERRIMAN JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The thrilling story of the Bonnot Gang, a band of anarchist bank robbers whose crimes terrorized Belle Epoque Paris, and whose escapades reflected the fast-paced, dizzyingly modern, and increasingly violent period on the eve of World War I.

    Paris, 1911. Picasso, Debussy, and Proust were revolutionizing art, music, and literature. Electricity had transformed the City of Lights. And the Parisian elites were mad about their fancy new cars. The Belle Epoque was well underway, yet it was not without incident. That year, Paris was gripped by a violent crime streak that obsessed and frightened its citizens. Before Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger, the Bonnot Gang, led by the coarse Jules Bonnot, captured the minds of a nation with their Robin Hood-esque capers. With guns blazing, the Bonnot Gang robbed banks and wealthy Parisians and killed anyone who got in their way in spectacularly cinematic fashion--all in the name of their particular brand of anarchism.

    In Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits, John Merriman describes the Bonnot Gang's murderous tear and the Parisian police force's botched efforts to stop them. At the heart of the book are two anarchist idealists who wanted to find an alternative to Bonnot's crimes and the French government's unchecked violence. Victor Kibaltchiche and Rirette Maitrejean met and fell in love at an anarchist rally, and together ran the radical Parisian newspaper L'Anarchie, which covered the Bonnot Gang with great sympathy. The couple and their anarchist friends occupied a world far apart from the opulent Paris of the Champs-Elysees. Their Paris was a vast city of impoverished workers who lived near bleak canals, cemeteries, and empty lots around smoky factories. Victor and Rirette found hope in radical politics, Bonnot and his gang in crime, but none could escape the full might of the French military. The lovers were arrested and imprisoned for their political views, Bonnot was murdered after an hours-long standoff with the police, and his gang was hunted down and sentenced to death by guillotine or lifelong imprisonment.

    Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits is a classic tale of lost causes, tragic heroes, and the true costs of justice and revenge.

    Imprint: AVALON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS
    BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS
    YOVICH URSULA
    ISBN: 9781760620448
    Title: BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS
    Author: YOVICH URSULA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Meet Barbara and her band the Camp Dogs. Barbara’s been trying to make it in Sydney but maybe this just isn’t her town. In all the relentless demands of city life, where’s the sense of belonging she craves? It’s time to take a break with her cousin René. With Ursula Yovich as Barbara and Casey Donovan as her redoubtable cousin, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a rock-gig musical about love and home. As Belvoir’s Artistic Director Eamon Flack has said, ‘Urs doesn’t just have an incredible voice, she’s taken the idea of black rage and sung it out – and it’s so bold, so theatrical, so joyful. It’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, it’s politics and it’s very moving.’

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BEST OF THE BEST : Australia's Greatest Surf Photographers
    BEST OF THE BEST : Australia's Greatest Surf Photographers
    SURFING AUSTRALIA
    ISBN: 9780733639425
    Title: BEST OF THE BEST : Australia's Greatest Surf Photographers
    Author: SURFING AUSTRALIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A beautifully designed, full-colour collection of the best Australian surfing photographers and their award-winning work

    From the drama of Shipsterns to the cyclonic fury of an east coast low; sunrise at Cloudbreak and rainbows at Teahupo'o, this is an awe-inspiring collection of award-winning photographs showcasing all the energy, beauty and drama of the ocean. It reveals surfers like Gilmore, Florence, Fanning and Slater in their element and the power of a moment caught in time. Featuring the winners and finalists of the Nikon/Surfing Australia Surf Photo of the Year Award from 2013 to 2017 ... these are the best of the best.

    'It's one thing to have an image transport you to a different place, but to actually make you feel like you're on a surfboard riding in the barrel behind one of the world's best surfers on a gnarly wave is another level of "best"!' - Stephanie Gilmore

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BETTER SON
    BETTER SON
    JOHNSON KATHERINE
    ISBN: 9781925183894
    Title: BETTER SON
    Author: JOHNSON KATHERINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    1952. Tasmania. The green, rolling hills of the dairy town Mole Creek have a dark underside — a labyrinthine underworld of tunnels that stretch for countless miles, caverns the size of cathedrals and underground rivers that flood after heavy rain. The caves are dangerous places, forbidden to children. But this is Tasmania — an island at the end of the earth. Here, rules are made to be broken.

    For two young brothers, a hidden cave a short walk from the family farm seems the perfect escape from their abusive, shell-shocked father — until the older brother goes missing. Fearful of his father, nine-year-old

    Kip lies about what happened. It is a decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life. Fifty years later, Kip — now an award-winning scientist — has a young son of his own, but cannot look at him without seeing his lost brother, Tommy. On a mission of atonement, he returns to the cave they called Kubla to discover if it’s ever too late to set things right. To have a second chance. To be the father he never had.

    The Better Son is a richly imaginative and universal story about the danger of secrets, the beauty in forgiveness and the enthralling power of Tasmania’s unique natural landscapes.

    Imprint: VENTURA PRESS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BEYOND THE MAP : Unruly enclaves ghostly places emerging lands and our search for new utopias
    BEYOND THE MAP : Unruly enclaves ghostly places emerging lands and our search for new utopias
    BONNETT ALASTAIR
    ISBN: 9781781316382
    Title: BEYOND THE MAP : Unruly enclaves ghostly places emerging lands and our search for new utopias
    Author: BONNETT ALASTAIR
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The world's unruly places, unmarked on any official map, are multiplying and changing fast. Alastair Bonnet presents the stories of these extraordinary places, all of which will challenge the very concept of place.

    Geography is getting stranger. Out there fleets of new islands are under construction and eye-wateringly insane micro-nations are struggling into the light; unseen rivers are tumbling under sleeping cites and once secret fantasy- gardens are cracking open their doors. As groups like Islamic State fabricate proto-states whose boundaries ebb and flow with each passing day, it certainly feels as if all the old maps are being frantically scribbled over or torn up. The world’s unruly places, the zones unmarked on any official map, are multiplying and changing fast.

    In this book, Alaistair Bonnet presents the stories of 43 of these extraordinary places, all of which will challenge the very concept of place. The ever more unruly maps of human and physical geography can seem overwhelming. Perhaps that’s why little places, the small secrets, the hidden surprises, have become so important. Alastair will set out on a journey across the world in search of a diverse range of modern utopias, from the Dubai Shopping Mall to the caliphate of the Islamic State, from the Findhorn eco-community in Scotland to Cybertopias such as Second Life.

    Follows in the great tradition of writing on place and what it tells us about ourselves and the world, and our previous success with Off the Map. Off the Map was very well reviewed and received - would be great title for coverage in national newspapers, and their magazines. Alastair is available for publicity and would be great for radio interviews, for Radio 4 programmes and debates.

    Imprint: AURUM PRESS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BIRDS : The Art of Ornithology
    BIRDS : The Art of Ornithology
    ELPHICK JONATHAN
    ISBN: 9781760631291
    Title: BIRDS : The Art of Ornithology
    Author: ELPHICK JONATHAN
    Format: BOXED SET
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Stunning box-set with fully illustrated book and 36 frameable prints.

    Jonathan Elphick tells the remarkable story of the development of bird art through the centuries. The book features early, skilfully executed but often fanciful images of birds, scientific illustrations produced during the ages of exploration, and modern approaches capturing the essence of these freest of all creatures.

    The outstanding selection of images from the unrivalled collection at the Natural History Museum includes exquisitely crafted works from some of the most famous natural history artists ever published including Audubon, Lear, MacGillivray, and Gould. A detailed, lively text, interweaves ornithological science, art history, biography and travel and provides fascinating insights into the lives of both the artists and the birds they painted.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • BLACK TUDORS : The Untold Story
    BLACK TUDORS : The Untold Story
    KAUFMANN MIRANDA
    ISBN: 9781786071842
    Title: BLACK TUDORS : The Untold Story
    Author: KAUFMANN MIRANDA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A transformative history - in Tudor times there were Africans living and working in Britain, and they were free

    A black porter publicly whips a white English gentleman in a Gloucestershire manor house. A heavily pregnant African woman is abandoned on an Indonesian island by Sir Francis Drake. A Mauritanian diver is despatched to salvage lost treasures from the Mary Rose - Miranda Kaufmann reveals the absorbing stories of some of the Africans who lived free in Tudor England. From long-forgotten records, remarkable characters emerge. They were baptised, married and buried by the Church of England. They were paid wages like any other Tudors. Their stories, brought viscerally to life by Kaufmann, provide unprecedented insights into how Africans came to be in Tudor England, what they did there and how they were treated. A ground-breaking, seminal work, Black Tudors challenges the accepted narrative that racial slavery was all but inevitable and forces us to re-examine the seventeenth century to determine what caused perceptions to change so radically.

    Imprint: ONE WORLD
    RRP: $36.99

    Price: $36.99
  • BLEAK PICTURE : Cartoons from the Australian 1994-2017
    BLEAK PICTURE : Cartoons from the Australian 1994-2017
    LEAK BILL
    ISBN: 9781460755112
    Title: BLEAK PICTURE : Cartoons from the Australian 1994-2017
    Author: LEAK BILL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is a beautifully illustrated collection of his most popular and enduring cartoons. Featuring over 200 cartoons from his remarkable life and career.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • BLOOD BROTHERS : The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill
    BLOOD BROTHERS : The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill
    STILLMAN DEANNE
    ISBN: 9781476773520
    Title: BLOOD BROTHERS : The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill
    Author: STILLMAN DEANNE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West—Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull—told through their time in Cody’s Wild West show in the 1880s.

    It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody—known across the land as Buffalo Bill—conceived of his Wild West show, an “equestrian extravaganza” featuring cowboys and Indians. The idea took off. For four months in 1885 the Lakota chief Sitting Bull appeared in the show. Blood Brothers tells the story of these two iconic figures through their brief but important collaboration.

    Blood Brothers flashes back to 1876, when the Lakota wiped out Custer’s 7th Cavalry unit at the Little Big Horn. Sitting Bull did not participate in the “last stand,” but was nearby—and blamed for killing Custer. The book also flashes forward to 1890, when Sitting Bull was assassinated. Hours before, Cody rushed to Sitting Bull’s cabin at Standing Rock, dispatched by the army to avert a disaster.

    Deanne Stillman unearths little told details about the two men and their tumultuous times. Their alliance was eased by none other than Annie Oakley. When Sitting Bull joined the Wild West, the event spawned one of the earliest advertising slogans: “Foes in ’76, Friends in ’85”—referring to the Little Big Horn. Cody paid his performers well, and he treated the Indians no differently from white performers. During this time, the Native American rights movement began to flourish. But with their way of life in tatters, the Lakota and others availed themselves of the chance to perform in the Wild West. When Cody died in 1917, a large contingent of Native Americans attended his public funeral.

    An iconic friendship tale like no other, Blood Brothers is truly a timeless story of people from different cultures who crossed barriers to engage each other as human beings. And it foretells today’s battle on the Great Plains.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
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