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  • 10 MINUTES 38 SECONDS IN THIS STRANGE WORLD
    10 MINUTES 38 SECONDS IN THIS STRANGE WORLD
    SHAFAK ELIF
    ISBN: 9780241979464
    Title: 10 MINUTES 38 SECONDS IN THIS STRANGE WORLD
    Author: SHAFAK ELIF
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away . . . '

    For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory- the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her . . .

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE : 30th Anniversary Edition
    7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE : 30th Anniversary Edition
    COVEY STEPHEN R
    ISBN: 9781760856823
    Title: 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE : 30th Anniversary Edition
    Author: COVEY STEPHEN R
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The 7 habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work!

    With Sean Covey's added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.

    They include:
    Habit 1: Be Proactive
    Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
    Habit 3: Put First Things First
    Habit 4: Think Win/Win
    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    Habit 6: Synergize
    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

    This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity-principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ACTIVE MEASURES : The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare
    ACTIVE MEASURES : The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare
    RID THOMAS
    ISBN: 9781788164757
    Title: ACTIVE MEASURES : The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare
    Author: RID THOMAS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    We live in an age of subterfuge. Spy agencies pour vast resources into hacking, leaking, and forging data, often with the goal of weakening the very foundation of liberal democracy: trust in facts. Thomas Rid, a renowned expert on technology and national security, was one of the first to sound the alarm. Even before the 2016 election, he warned that Russian military intelligence was 'carefully planning and timing a high-stakes political campaign' to disrupt the democratic process. But as crafty as such so-called active measures have become, they are not new.

    In this astonishing journey through a century of secret psychological war, Rid reveals for the first time some of history's most significant operations - many of them nearly beyond belief. A White Russian ploy backfires and brings down a New York police commissioner; a KGB-engineered, anti-Semitic hate campaign creeps back across the Berlin Wall; the CIA backs a fake publishing empire, run by a former Wehrmacht U-boat commander that produces Germany's best jazz magazine.

    Imprint: Profile Books
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • ADDRESS BOOK : What Our Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power
    ADDRESS BOOK : What Our Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power
    MASK DEIRDRE
    ISBN: 9781781259009
    Title: ADDRESS BOOK : What Our Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power
    Author: MASK DEIRDRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Starting with a simple question, 'what do street addresses do?', Deirdre Mask travels the world and back in time to work out how we describe where we live and what that says about us. From the chronological numbers of Tokyo to the naming of Bobby Sands Street in Iran, she explores how our address - or lack of one - expresses our politics, culture and technology. It affects our health and wealth, and it can even affect the working of our brains. From Ancient Rome to Kolkata today, from cholera epidemics to tax hungry monarchs, Mask discovers the different ways street names are created, celebrated, and in some cases, banned. Filled with fascinating people and histories, this incisive, entertaining book shows how addresses are about identity, class and race. But most of all they are about power: the power to name, to hide, to decide who counts, who doesn't, and why.

    Imprint: Profile Books
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • AFTER AUSTRALIA
    AFTER AUSTRALIA
    AHMAD MICHAEL MOHAMMED [ED]
    ISBN: 9781925972818
    Title: AFTER AUSTRALIA
    Author: AHMAD MICHAEL MOHAMMED [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Climate catastrophe, police brutality, white genocide, totalitarian rule and the erasure of black history provide the backdrop for stories of love, courage and hope. In this unflinching new anthology, eleven of Australia's most daring Indigenous writers and writers of colour provide a glimpse of Australia as we head toward the year 2050.

    Featuring Ambelin Kwaymullina, Claire G. Coleman, Omar Sakr, Future D. Fidel, Karen Wyld, Khalid Warsame, Kaya

    Lattimore, Sarah Ross, Zoya Patel, Michelle Law and Hannah Donnelly. Edited by Michael Mohammed Ahmad. Original

    concept by Lena Nahlous. Published by Affirm Press in partnership with Diversity Arts Australia and Sweatshop Literacy Movement.

    Imprint: Affirm Press
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • AGAIN AGAIN
    AGAIN AGAIN
    LOCKHART E
    ISBN: 9781760295943
    Title: AGAIN AGAIN
    Author: LOCKHART E
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    If you could live your life again and again, what would you do differently?

    After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times - while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.

    A raw, funny novel that will surprise you over and over, Again Again gives us an indelible heroine grappling with the terrible and wonderful problem of loving other people.

    'E. Lockhart has done it again in this twisty, inventive, philosophical, and romantic story about the many ways a person can find, lose, and understand love.' GAYLE FORMAN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay

    'My favourite books are those that are hilarious, poignant, utterly unique and brimming with realistic, loveable characters (preferably including dogs). This book doesn't just have all these elements. It has them in multiple universes. I loved it.' JACLYN MORIARTY

    'E. Lockhart is one of our most important novelists.' JOHN GREEN

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AGE OF ISLANDS : In Search of New and Disappearing Islands
    AGE OF ISLANDS : In Search of New and Disappearing Islands
    BONNETT ALASTAIR
    ISBN: 9781786498106
    Title: AGE OF ISLANDS : In Search of New and Disappearing Islands
    Author: BONNETT ALASTAIR
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    New islands are being built at an unprecedented rate whether for tourism or territorial ambition, while many islands are disappearing because of rising sea levels or fragmenting due to shrinking ice. It is a strange planetary spectacle, an ever-changing map which even Google Earth struggles to keep pace with.

    But it is also, Alastair Bonnett believes, a spectacle which is imprinting itself on our hopes and anxieties. From a 'crannog', an ancient artificial island in a Scottish loch, to the militarized artificial islands China is building in the South China Sea, he sets out to explore some of the world's newest, most fragile and beautiful islands to find out why they have such a hold on our imaginations.

    Imprint: Atlantic Books
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AM I DREAMING ? : The Science of Altered States, from Psychedelics to Virtual Reality and Beyond
    AM I DREAMING ? : The Science of Altered States, from Psychedelics to Virtual Reality and Beyond
    KINGSLAND JAMES
    ISBN: 9781786495532
    Title: AM I DREAMING ? : The Science of Altered States, from Psychedelics to Virtual Reality and Beyond
    Author: KINGSLAND JAMES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When a computer goes wrong, we are told to turn it off and on again. In Am I Dreaming?, science journalist James Kingsland reveals how the human brain is remarkably similar. By rebooting our hard-wired patterns of thinking - through so-called 'altered states of consciousness' - we can gain new perspectives into ourselves and the world around us.

    From shamans in Peru to tech workers in Silicon Valley, Kingsland provides a fascinating tour through lucid dreams, mindfulness, hypnotic trances, virtual reality and drug-induced hallucinations. An eye-opening insight into perception and consciousness, this is also a provocative argument for how altered states can significantly boost our mental health.

    Imprint: Atlantic Books
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ANXIETY
    ANXIETY
    THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
    ISBN: 9781912891214
    Title: ANXIETY
    Author: THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Far more than we tend to realise, we're all - in private - deeply anxious. There is so much that worries us across our days and nights: whether our hopes will come true, whether others will like us, whether the people we care about will be OK, whether we can escape humiliation and grief...

    Too often, we bottle up our anxieties or try to avoid looking at them directly. We are ashamed of how worried we are and end up feeling isolated and yet more worried. None of this is necessary. Anxiety is deeply normal and, like so much else that troubles our minds, it can be understood and brought under our control. We all deserve to wake up every day without a sense of foreboding.

    This is a guide to anxiety: why we feel it, how we experience it when it strikes and what we can do when we come under its influence. Across a series of essays that look at the subject from a number of angles, the tone is helpful, compassionate and in the best sense practical.

    Imprint: School of Life Press
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • APPLICATION OF PRESSURE
    APPLICATION OF PRESSURE
    MEAD RACHAEL
    ISBN: 9781925972634
    Title: APPLICATION OF PRESSURE
    Author: MEAD RACHAEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Tash and Joel are career paramedics, coming to the rescue of Adelaide residents of every class, culture and age. In a job where every day can bring death and violence, they maintain their sanity through a friendship built on black humour. But as the daily exposure to trauma begins to take its toll, both, in different ways, must fight to preserve their mental health and relationships - even with one another. How much pressure can Tash and Joel handle, and what happens when they finally crack?

    With each chapter revolving around an emergency - some frightening, some moving, some simply funny - THE APPLICATION OF PRESSURE is as tense as it is engaging. Digging beneath the shocking surface of gore and grit, Rachael Mead lays bare the humanity of emergency services personnel and their patients.

    Masterfully written, THE APPLICATION OF PRESSURE is a breathtaking and deeply human debut novel that reveals not only the trauma of a life lived on the frontline of medicine, but also the essential, binding friendships that make such a life possible.

    Imprint: Affirm Press
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AUTUMN LIGHT : Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells
    AUTUMN LIGHT : Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells
    IYER PICO
    ISBN: 9781526611468
    Title: AUTUMN LIGHT : Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells
    Author: IYER PICO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    We cherish things, Japan has always known, precisely because they cannot last; it's their frailty that adds sweetness to their beauty.


    Returning to his home in Japan after his father-in-law's sudden death, Pico Iyer soon picks up the steadying patterns of his everyday rites: going to the post office in the day and engaging in spirited games of ping-pong in the evenings. But in a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honouring the dead, he soon finds himself grappling with the question we all have to live with: how to hold on to the things we love even though we know that they - and we - are dying.

    As the maple leaves begin to turn and the heat starts to soften, Iyer shows us a Japan we have seldom seen before through the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BACHS MUSICAL UNIVERSE: The Composer and His Work
    BACHS MUSICAL UNIVERSE: The Composer and His Work
    WOLFF CHRISTOPH
    ISBN: 9780393050714
    Title: BACHS MUSICAL UNIVERSE: The Composer and His Work
    Author: WOLFF CHRISTOPH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this companion volume to his Pulitzer Prize-finalist biography, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, leading Bach scholar Christoph Wolff contextualizes his famous subject by delving deeply into the composer's rich collection of music.

    Emerging from this complex and massive oeuvre, Bach's Musical Universe is a focused discussion of a meaningful selection of compositions- from the famous Well-Tempered Clavier, violin and cello solos, and Brandenburg Concertos to the St. Matthew Passion, Art of Fugue, and B- Minor Mass.

    Unlike any study undertaken before, this book details Bach's creative process across the various instrumental and vocal genres, and centers on what the composer himself judiciously presented in carefully designed benchmark collections and individual works- all consequential to Bach's musical art.

    Tracing Bach's evolution as a composer, Wolff compellingly illuminates the ideals and legacy of this giant of classical music in a new, refreshing light for everyone, from the amateur to the virtuoso.

    Imprint: NORTON
    RRP: $62.99

    Price: $62.99
  • BE KIND
    BE KIND
    MILLER PAT ZIETLOW
    ISBN: 9781529041903
    Title: BE KIND
    Author: MILLER PAT ZIETLOW
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What does it mean to be kind?

    When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference – or at least help a friend.

    With award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller's gentle text and Jen Hill's irresistible art, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how simple acts can change the world.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • BEAUTIFUL
    BEAUTIFUL
    CUOMO MASSIMO
    ISBN: 9781787702141
    Title: BEAUTIFUL
    Author: CUOMO MASSIMO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Miguel is beautiful. His beauty is so rare and miraculous that it has made him the object of cult-like devotion in the city. Santiago, his older brother, watches with a mix of admiration and disquiet the prodigious effect that Miguel's looks have on his mother and father, on passersby, their neighbours, and the droves of female suitors that follow him everywhere. With Miguel constantly under the spotlight, Santiago is left to inhabit darker, hidden places, from where he will finally learn that life is not easy for anyone, even his prodigiously handsome brother.

    Set in Mexico, this story shines at every turn with the colours and mythical light of magical realism. The conflict between brothers, the role of the parents, the loves, the violence, the journeys are presented with realism and deep psychological insight yet possess an aura of legend. Disappointments, flights, regrets, reunions, goodbyes, epiphanies make up this story, as we follow the two brothers, and the people around them-all forever marked, each in their own way, by their extraordinary encounter with Beauty.

    Imprint: Europa Editions
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • BEYOND THE THIRTY NINE STEPS : A Life of John Buchan
    BEYOND THE THIRTY NINE STEPS : A Life of John Buchan
    BUCHAN URSULA
    ISBN: 9781408870822
    Title: BEYOND THE THIRTY NINE STEPS : A Life of John Buchan
    Author: BUCHAN URSULA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past one hundred years the classic thriller has never been out of print and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, television, radio and stage, beginning with the celebrated version by Alfred Hitchcock.
    Yet there was vastly more to 'JB'. He wrote more than a hundred books o fiction and non-fiction o and a thousand articles for newspapers and magazines. He was a scholar, antiquarian, barrister, colonial administrator, journal editor, literary critic, publisher, war correspondent, director of wartime propaganda, member of parliament and imperial proconsul o given a state funeral when he died, a deeply admired and loved Governor-General of Canada.
    His teenage years in Glasgow's Gorbals, where his father was the Free Church minister, contributed to his ease with shepherds and ambassadors, fur-trappers and prime ministers. His improbable marriage to a member of the aristocratic Grosvenor family means that this account of his life contains, at its heart, an enduring love story.
    Ursula Buchan, his granddaughter, has drawn on recently discovered family documents to write this comprehensive and illuminating biography. With perception, style, wit and a penetratingly clear eye, she brings vividly to life this remarkable man and his times.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BISH BASH BOSH! : Amazing Flavours. Any Meal. All Plants
    BISH BASH BOSH! : Amazing Flavours. Any Meal. All Plants
    FIRTH HENRY / THEASBY IAN
    ISBN: 9780008327057
    Title: BISH BASH BOSH! : Amazing Flavours. Any Meal. All Plants
    Author: FIRTH HENRY / THEASBY IAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Over 140 brand new, unmissable plant-based recipes.

    Do you want a quick weeknight supper that gets more veg into your diet? A show-stopping vegan summer barbecue? A fun, fresh meal plan to set you up with plant-based packed lunches? Whatever you're after, BISH BASH BOSH! has the perfect recipe.

    Henry and Ian have created a food revolution through the world's biggest plant-based platform. Their first cookbook, BOSH!, is the highest-selling vegan cookbook ever, and with over 2 million followers across all their fast-growing channels, BOSH! are on a mission to show the world just how versatile veg can be.

    In BISH BASH BOSH! you'll discover a whole world of quick eats, weeknight suppers, showstopping feasts, and incredible sweet treats - all using the power of plants. From a hearty, classic lasagne to an indulgent mini banoffee meringue, and from quick quesadillas to an incredible curry house jalfrezi, these are simple, savvy recipes that you'll turn to time and again.

    Whether you are a committed vegan, trying plant-based food for the first time, or simply just want to try a meal a week without meat, this book has all the know-how and inspiration you need.

    BISH BASH BOSH!

    Imprint: HQ - Harlequin
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
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