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  • ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
    ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
    VAUGHAN SARAH
    ISBN: 9781471165023
    Title: ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
    Author: VAUGHAN SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming. A scandal that will rock Westminster. And the women caught at the heart of it.

    Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute the case – she is equally certain that James is guilty and determined he will pay for his crimes.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • BITTER WASH ROAD
    BITTER WASH ROAD
    DISHER GARRY
    ISBN: 9781922268402
    Title: BITTER WASH ROAD
    Author: DISHER GARRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Shots fired on Bitter Wash Road . . . '

    Hirsch is a whistle-blower. Formerly a promising metropolitan officer, now hated and despised. Exiled to a one-cop station in South Australia's wheatbelt. Threats. Pistol cartridge in the mailbox.

    So when he heads up Bitter Wash Road to investigate gunfire and finds himself cut off without backup, there are two possibilities. Either he's found the fugitive killers thought to be in the area. Or his 'backup' is about to put a bullet in him.

    He's wrong on both counts. But the events that unfold turn out to be a lot more sinister.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN : The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis
    BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN : The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis
    FRENKEL FRANCOISE
    ISBN: 9781501199844
    Title: BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN : The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis
    Author: FRENKEL FRANCOISE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An “exceptional” (The Wall Street Journal) and “poignant” (The New York Times) book in the tradition of rediscovered works like Suite Française and The Nazi Officer’s Wife, the powerful memoir of a fearless Jewish bookseller on a harrowing fight for survival across Nazi-occupied Europe.

    In 1921, Françoise Frenkel—a Jewish woman from Poland—fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin’s first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. In 1935, the scene continues to darken. First come the new bureaucratic hurdles, followed by frequent police visits and book confiscations.

    Françoise’s dream finally shatters on Kristallnacht in November 1938, as hundreds of Jewish shops and businesses are destroyed. La Maison du Livre is miraculously spared, but fear of persecution eventually forces Françoise on a desperate, lonely flight to Paris. When the city is bombed, she seeks refuge across southern France, witnessing countless horrors: children torn from their parents, mothers throwing themselves under buses. Secreted away from one safe house to the next, Françoise survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her.

    Published quietly in 1945, then rediscovered nearly sixty years later in an attic, A Bookshop in Berlin is a remarkable story of survival and resilience, of human cruelty and human spirit. In the tradition of Suite Française and The Nazi Officer’s Wife, this book is the tale of a fearless woman whose lust for life and literature refuses to leave her, even in her darkest hours.

    Imprint: ATRIA BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • CHANGING MIND : A Neuroscientists Guide to Ageing Well
    CHANGING MIND : A Neuroscientists Guide to Ageing Well
    LEVITIN DANIEL
    ISBN: 9780241379394
    Title: CHANGING MIND : A Neuroscientists Guide to Ageing Well
    Author: LEVITIN DANIEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What if the best was yet to come? Recent studies show that our happiness levels peak at age 82, and that our decision-making skills improve as we age. As more of us live past the age of 80, in this ground-breaking book, Dr Daniel Levitin uses cutting-edge research from neuroscience and psychology to demonstrate the benefits of getting older.

    Packed with engaging interviews with individuals who thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book also reflects on challenges many readers will recognize. Levitin offers a realistic personal plan full of practical, cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow over the years.

    Successful Ageing is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously. This book will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens of a society in which the average life expectancy continues to rise.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • COLLECTED PETER PAN
    COLLECTED PETER PAN
    BARRIE J M
    ISBN: 9780198813965
    Title: COLLECTED PETER PAN
    Author: BARRIE J M
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'To die will be an awfully big adventure.'

    Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up, is one of the immortals of children's literature. J. M. Barrie first created Peter Pan as a baby, living in secret with the birds and fairies in the middle of London, but as the children for whom he invented the stories grew older, so too did Peter, reappearing in Neverland, where he was aided in his epic battles with Red Indians and pirates by the motherly and resourceful Wendy Darling.

    Peter Pan has become a cultural icon and symbol for escapism and innocence, remaining popular with both children and adults.

    In this collected edition, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst brings together five of the main versions of the Peter Pan story, from Peter Pan's first appearance in The Little White Bird, to his novelisation of the story, the stage version, and unrealised silent film script.

    This edition contains a lively introduction, detailed explanatory notes, original illustrations, and appendices that include Barrie's coda to the play that was only performed once.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • CONSIDER THIS : Moments in My Writing Life after which Everything is Different
    CONSIDER THIS : Moments in My Writing Life after which Everything is Different
    PALAHNIUK CHUCK
    ISBN: 9781472155511
    Title: CONSIDER THIS : Moments in My Writing Life after which Everything is Different
    Author: PALAHNIUK CHUCK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this spellbinding blend of memoir and insight, bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk shares stories and generous advice on what makes writing powerful and what makes for powerful writing. With advice grounded in years of careful study and a keenly observed life, Palahniuk combines practical advice and concrete examples from beloved classics, his own books, and a"kitchen-table MFA" culled from an evolving circle of beloved authors and artists, with anecdotes, postcards from the road, and much more.

    Clear-eyed, sensitive, illuminating, and knowledgeable, CONSIDER THIS is Palahniuk's love letter to stories and storytellers, booksellers and books themselves. Consider it a classic in the making.

    Imprint: CORSAIR
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • DEEP STATE
    DEEP STATE
    HAUTY CHRIS
    ISBN: 9781471191992
    Title: DEEP STATE
    Author: HAUTY CHRIS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Army veteran turned West Wing intern Hayley Chill learns of a deadly plot against the president's life in an edge-of-your-seat debut thriller from Hollywood screenwriter Chris Hauty.

    Set in present day Washington, D.C., with all of that city's current political drama, polarization, ferocious turf battles and paranoia-inducing intrigue, Deep State introduces 25-year-old West Wing intern and ex-Army veteran, Hayley Chill. Hayley discovers the body of the White House chief of staff on his kitchen floor and a single clue suggests her boss has died from something other than natural causes. With a resolute pursuit of the truth and at ever-increasing personal peril, Hayley begins to uncover shocking evidence of a wide-ranging conspiracy. Code-named Operation Shady Side, the plot is orchestrated by a half dozen long-established government figures, members of the eponymous ‘Deep State', united in their effort to undermine a newly elected and highly controversial president who threatens their accumulation of power. Friends are exposed as enemies, normally dependable authorities fall under suspicion and no one seems to be who they say they are.

    Without a single ally whom she can unequivocally trust, Hayley is compelled to rely on her own resources to solve a deepening mystery while at the same time evading detection by powerful conspirators hell-bent on determining their sole adversary's identity. Ultimately, it is the president's very life that Hayley single-handedly must defend as the story hurtles toward its astonishing climax.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • FLAME
    FLAME
    COHEN LEONARD
    ISBN: 9781786893147
    Title: FLAME
    Author: COHEN LEONARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    The Flame is the final work from Leonard Cohen, the revered poet and musician whose fans span generations and whose work is celebrated throughout the world. Featuring poems, excerpts from his private notebooks, lyrics, and hand-drawn self-portraits, The Flame offers an intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist.

    A reckoning with a life lived deeply and passionately, with wit and panache, this collection is a valedictory work.

    Imprint: Canongate Books
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • FO PLAYS 2 : Can't Pay? Won't Pay!; Elizabeth; The Open Couple;An Ordinary Day
    FO PLAYS 2 : Can't Pay? Won't Pay!; Elizabeth; The Open Couple;An Ordinary Day
    FO DARIO
    ISBN: 9780413680204
    Title: FO PLAYS 2 : Can't Pay? Won't Pay!; Elizabeth; The Open Couple;An Ordinary Day
    Author: FO DARIO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Can''t Pay Won''t Pay is set in Milan, but ''the problems are desperately familiar.Fo-faced farce wears a broad smile and proceeds at breathtaking speed'' (Michael Coveney, Financial Times); Elizabeth ''It portrays our last Tudor monarch in Fo''s characteristically rollicking vein.A triumph for Gillian Hanna as translator'' (Marin Hoyle, Financial Times); The Open Couple and An Ordinary Day, written with Franca Rame, deal wittily with the fate of women in a society in which both the social system in which they live and its dominant ideology are shaped by men.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $36.99

    Price: $36.99
  • HIDDEN HOURS
    HIDDEN HOURS
    FOSTER SARA
    ISBN: 9781925640885
    Title: HIDDEN HOURS
    Author: FOSTER SARA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Arabella Lane, senior executive at a children’s publisher, is found dead in the Thames on a frosty winter’s morning after the office Christmas party. No one is sure whether she jumped or was pushed. The one person who may know the truth is the newest employee at Parker & Lane – the office temp, Eleanor.

    Eleanor has travelled to London to escape the repercussions of her traumatic childhood in outback Australia. To her horror, she has no memory of the crucial hours leading up to Arabella’s death – memory that will either incriminate or absolve her.

    As Eleanor desperately tries to remember the events of that fateful night, her own extended family is dragged further into the dark, terrifying terrain of blame, suspicion and guilt.

    Caught in a crossfire of accusations and lies, Eleanor isn’t sure she can trust anyone – not even herself. As she races to uncover the truth, she realises that someone is intent on stopping her. Someone who, like Eleanor, knows just how deadly the darkest secrets can be.

    Keeping her secret may save her family.
    But telling it may save her life.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • HOMAGE TO GAIA
    HOMAGE TO GAIA
    LOVELOCK JAMES
    ISBN: 9781788164603
    Title: HOMAGE TO GAIA
    Author: LOVELOCK JAMES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A new edition in the year of James Lovelock's 100th birthday

    With over fifty patents to his name and innumerable awards and accolades, James Lovelock is a distinguished and original thinker who has been widely recognized by the international scientific community.

    In this inspiring book, republished in the year of his 100th birthday, Lovelock tells his life story, from his first steps as a scientist to his work with organisations as diverse as NASA, Shell and the Marine Biological Association. Homage to Gaia describes the years of travel and work that led to his crucial scientific breakthroughs in environmental awareness, uncovering how CFCs impact on the ozone layer and creating the concept of Gaia, the theory that the Earth is a self-regulating system.

    Written in a sharp and energetic style, James Lovelock's book will entertain and inspire anyone interested in science or the creative spirit.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • HORROR STORIES : A Memoir
    HORROR STORIES : A Memoir
    PHAIR LIZ
    ISBN: 9780525511984
    Title: HORROR STORIES : A Memoir
    Author: PHAIR LIZ
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When Liz Phair shook things up with her musical debut, Exile in Guyville-making her as much a cultural figure as a feminist pioneer and rock star-her raw candor, uncompromising authenticity, and deft storytelling inspired a legion of critics, songwriters, musicians, and fans alike. Now, like a Gen X Patti Smith, Liz Phair reflects on the path she has taken in these piercing essays that reveal the indelible memories that have stayed with her.

    For Phair, horror is in the eye of the beholder-in the often unrecognized universal experiences of daily pain, guilt, and fear that make up our humanity. Illuminating despair with hope and consolation, tempering it all with her signature wit, Horror Stories is immersive, taking readers inside the most intimate junctures of Phair's life, from facing her own bad behavior and the repercussions of betraying her fundamental values, to watching her beloved grandmother inevitably fade, to undergoing the beauty of childbirth while being hit up for an autograph by the anesthesiologist.

    Horror Stories is a literary accomplishment that reads like the confessions of a friend. It gathers up all of our isolated shames and draws them out into the light, uniting us in our shared imperfection, our uncertainty and our cowardice, smashing the stigma of not being in control. But most importantly, the uncompromising precision and candor of Horror Stories transforms these deeply personal experiences into tales about each and every one of us.

    Advance praise for Horror Stories

    "Liz Phair's songwriting has always had the rare quality of being short-story-like. Damn good short stories, too. Horror Stories has that unique Liz Phair ability to make you look at something you'd rather not, but once you do you're glad you did-like any form of honest art. This is why Liz Phair still is, and always will be, a threat."-Ben Folds

    Imprint: Random House Publishing
    RRP: $47.99

    Price: $47.99
  • IN THE CLEARING
    IN THE CLEARING
    POMARE J P
    ISBN: 9781869713393
    Title: IN THE CLEARING
    Author: POMARE J P
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Another breathtaking page-turner from the author of CALL ME EVIE' - Christian White, bestselling author of THE NOWHERE CHILD

    Amy has only ever known what life is like in the Clearing. She knows what's expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure life in the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group. She isn't fitting in; she doesn't want to stay. What happens next will turn life as Amy knows it on its head.

    Freya has gone to great lengths to feel like a 'normal person'. In fact, if you saw her go about her day with her young son, you'd think she was an everyday mum. That is, until a young girl goes missing and someone from her past, someone she hasn't seen for a very long time, arrives in town.

    As Amy and Freya's story intertwines the secrets of the past bubble up to the surface. This rural Aussie town's dark underbelly is about to be exposed and lives will be destroyed.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • INFINITY SON
    INFINITY SON
    SILVERA ADAM
    ISBN: 9781471191565
    Title: INFINITY SON
    Author: SILVERA ADAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.

    Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.

    Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day.

    Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.

    Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KOMBUCHA & CO : Tips and recipes to make your own kombucha, kefir, jun, ginger beer, honey mead and more
    KOMBUCHA & CO : Tips and recipes to make your own kombucha, kefir, jun, ginger beer, honey mead and more
    EVANS FELICITY
    ISBN: 9781760525583
    Title: KOMBUCHA & CO : Tips and recipes to make your own kombucha, kefir, jun, ginger beer, honey mead and more
    Author: EVANS FELICITY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Kombucha and other fermented drinks are great for gut health, but they're expensive to buy and you can't be sure of the quality. But it's easy to make your own kombucha when you know how.

    Fermentation guru Felicity Evans has you covered with step-by-step instructions to make a range of 50 delicious flavours of gut-friendly probiotic drinks, including troubleshooting tips and inspiration for alcohol-free happy hour at home. From kombucha to kefir, ginger beer to honey mead, learn to confidently make your own fermented drinks and transform your health from within.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • LADY FROM AREZZO : My Musical Life and Other Matters
    LADY FROM AREZZO : My Musical Life and Other Matters
    BRENDEL ALFRED
    ISBN: 9780571353729
    Title: LADY FROM AREZZO : My Musical Life and Other Matters
    Author: BRENDEL ALFRED
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The title of this collection of essays refers to a tailor's mannequin that Alfred Brendel spotted in a shop window in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town. Who is this strange lady? What is she looking at? And why is she carrying an egg on her head? The mannequin now graces a room in the attic of Brendel's house in Hampstead. Her features convey great artistic seriousness in combination with absurd comedy: the epitome of his own musical and literary preferences. And so, in his delightful new collection, great masters of nonsense meet great masters of music.

    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
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