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  • 150 BEST OF THE BEST APARTMENT IDEAS
    150 BEST OF THE BEST APARTMENT IDEAS
    ISBN: 9780063018877
    Title: 150 BEST OF THE BEST APARTMENT IDEAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This gorgeous full-color guide in the popular design series showcases 150 apartments that demonstrate the range and imagination of some of the world's top architects and interior designers working today.Homeowners, designers, and architects are always looking for new sources of inspiration.

    150 Best of the Best Apartment Ideas offers hundreds of photos of some of the most innovative and interesting apartments from around the world. Each of the entries have been created by distinguished international architects and designers who have worked to achieve practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients-using eco-friendly and sustainable materials.

    Expressing the diversity of current trends in apartment design 150 Best of the Best Apartments is an invaluable resource for professionals and students in various fields, including architecture, interior design, and retail, as well as homeowners looking to keep current on the latest in contemporary residential architecture.

    Imprint: Harper Design
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 9 THINGS TO REMEMBER (AND ONE TO FORGET)
    9 THINGS TO REMEMBER (AND ONE TO FORGET)
    BINKS ALISON
    ISBN: 9780648785194
    Title: 9 THINGS TO REMEMBER (AND ONE TO FORGET)
    Author: BINKS ALISON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    9 things to remember (and one to forget) is an ode to nature. Each turn of the page reveals a small wonder, something to investigate, discover and remember. The way a Pelican can swoop without its stomach touching the water, a polar bear can send messages with its footprints and trees can live longer than humans.

    Binks reminds readers of the secrets nature tells us when we listen closely.

    Imprint: BERBAY PUBLISHING
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ACTS OF DESPERATION
    ACTS OF DESPERATION
    NOLAN MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781787333369
    Title: ACTS OF DESPERATION
    Author: NOLAN MEGAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Love was the final consolation, would set ablaze the fields of my life in one go, leaving nothing behind. I thought of it as a force which would clean me and by its presence make me worthy of it. There was no religion in my life after early childhood, and a great faith in love was what I had cultivated instead. Oh, don't laugh at me for this, for being a woman who says this to you. I hear myself speak.Even now, even after all that took place between us, I can still feel how moved I am by him. Ciaran was that downy, darkening blond of a baby just leaving its infancy. He was the most beautiful man I had ever seen. None of it mattered in the end; what he looked like, who he was, the things he would do to me. To make a beautiful man love and live with me had seemed-obviously, intuitively-the entire point of life. My need was greater than reality, stronger than the truth, more savage than either of us would eventually bear. How could it be true that a woman like me could need a man's love to feel like a person, to feel that I was worthy of life? And what would happen when I finally wore him down and took it?

    Imprint: Random House Publishing
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ADULTS
    ADULTS
    UNSWORTH EMMA JANE
    ISBN: 9780008334635
    Title: ADULTS
    Author: UNSWORTH EMMA JANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER‘HILARIOUS' Stylist‘DAZZLING' Marian Keyes‘WITTY' Guardian‘HEARTBREAKING' Dolly Alderton‘INCREDIBLE' Candice Carty-Williams Jenny McLaine:• can't afford her mortgage since her ex moved out• is about to get dumped by her best friend• spends all day online-stalking women with picture-perfect livesAnd now her mother has appeared on her doorstep, unbidden, to save the day…Is Jenny ready to grow up and rescue herself this time?

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ADVENTURES IN EDEN : An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe
    ADVENTURES IN EDEN : An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe
    MULLETT CAROLYN
    ISBN: 9781604698466
    Title: ADVENTURES IN EDEN : An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe
    Author: MULLETT CAROLYN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A lavish gift book that provides a sneak peek into the most spectacular private gardens of Europe. Wherever Carolyn Mullet travels, she seeks out new gardens to explore. In Adventures in Eden, she invites readers along with her on a photo-rich armchair tour that illuminates the unrivaled beauty and artistry of European gardens. Her journey across Europe profiles 50 private gardens in Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Scotland and Spain. In short profiles supported by lush photography, the reader will learn the history of each landscape, why specific plants and designs were chosen and how the garden connects to its surroundings. Some of the featured gardens were designed by their owners, while others were designed by some of the biggest names in garden design: Tom Stuart Smith, Andy Melangier and Louis Benech, among others. Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of photographs from some of the leading names in garden photography, Adventures in Eden is a must-have gift book for gardeners, globetrotter, and dreamers.


    AUTHOR: Carolyn Mullet is a prominent landscape designer and the founder of Carex: Garden Design by Carolyn Mullet, a garden design and consulting agency in the Washington, D.C., area. She is also the principal of Carex Tours, which has quickly gained a reputation for offering the best-planned, most discerning, and most exciting garden tours anywhere. 250 colour photographs

    Imprint: TIMBER PRESS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • AELFREDS BRITAIN : War And Peace In The Viking Age
    AELFREDS BRITAIN : War And Peace In The Viking Age
    ADAMS MAX
    ISBN: 9781789546637
    Title: AELFREDS BRITAIN : War And Peace In The Viking Age
    Author: ADAMS MAX
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A history of the peoples of Britain, in the century and a half between the first Viking raids and the expulsion of the Vikings from York in 954. The story of Aelfred the Great, his war against the Vikings and the foundations of modern Britain.

    In AD 865 , a 'great host' of battle-hardened Norse warriors landed on England's eastern coast , overwhelmed East Anglia with terrifying swiftness and laid the North to waste. Ghosting along estuaries and inshore waters, in 871 they penetrated deep into the southern kingdom of Wessex, ruled over by a new and untested king, alfred son of aðelwulf. It seemed as though the End of Days was come.

    Max Adams tells the story of the heroic efforts of alfred , his successors and fellow-kings of Britain, to adapt and survive in the face of an apocalyptic threat; and in so doing, to lay the foundations of the nations of modern Britain in all their regional diversity.

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ALONEMENT
    ALONEMENT
    SPECTER FRANCESCA
    ISBN: 9781529412604
    Title: ALONEMENT
    Author: SPECTER FRANCESCA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    How to be alone and absolutely own it, by founder of the Alonement blog and podcast, Francesca Specter.

    Being alone has a serious branding issue. We've only ever had negative language to talk about flying solo - but what about when time spent alone is restorative and joyful? What if it's something you crave? What if it's even just an hour you've carved out for yourself in the middle of a hectic week?

    Enter: Alonement, Francesca Specter's empowering new word to express valuing your own company and dedicating quality time to yourself, whoever you are and whatever your relationship status.

    Between open-plan offices, two-for-one vouchers and co-habiting with partners and friends, most of us don't know how to be alone - yet our life-long relationship with ourselves is the most important one we'll ever have. A reformed 'extreme extrovert' who struggled to spend even an hour alone, Francesca made the resolution in January 2019 to improve her solitude skills. Having spent two months of lockdown by herself, Francesca knows better than most how to optimise the quality of time spent alone.

    Packed with practical tips, insights from key experts and lessons from guests of the Alonement podcast - including Alain de Botton, Florence Given, Konnie Huq and Camilla Thurlow - Francesca reveals how we can all thrive alone, whatever our circumstances, and

    Imprint: Hachette Publishers
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • AMERICAN DIRT
    AMERICAN DIRT
    CUMMINS JEANINE
    ISBN: 9781472261403
    Title: AMERICAN DIRT
    Author: CUMMINS JEANINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Breathtaking... I haven't been so entirely consumed by a book for years' Telegraph

    'I couldn't put it down. I'll never stop thinking about it' Ann Patchett

    FEAR KEEPS THEM RUNNING. HOPE KEEPS THEM ALIVE.

    Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, AMERICAN DIRT is the unforgettable story of a mother and son's attempt to cross the US-Mexico border. A sensation from the moment it published, it continues to create debate and ignite conversation globally.

    Yesterday, Lydia had a bookshop.

    Yesterday, Lydia was married to a journalist.

    Yesterday, she was with everyone she loved most in the world.

    Today, her eight-year-old son Luca is all she has left.

    For him, she will carry a machete strapped to her leg.

    For him, she will leap onto the roof of a high speed train.

    For him, she will find the strength to keep running.

    Imprint: Hachette Publishers
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • AMNESIA ROAD : Landscape, Violence and Memory
    AMNESIA ROAD : Landscape, Violence and Memory
    STEGEMANN LUKE
    ISBN: 9781742236728
    Title: AMNESIA ROAD : Landscape, Violence and Memory
    Author: STEGEMANN LUKE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'At both ends of the world, I have found confusion and profound disagreement about how to read the story of the past, about who should write or speak it, and what parts of it should be written or spoken about at all.'

    Amnesia Road is a compelling literary examination of historic violence in rural areas of Australia and Spain. It is also an unashamed celebration of the beautiful landscapes where this violence has been carried out. Travelling and writing across two locations – the seldom-visited mulga plains of south-west Queensland and the backroads of rural Andalusia – award-winning Australian Hispanist Luke Stegemann uncovers neglected history and its many neglected victims, and asks what place such forgotten people have in contemporary debates around history, nationality, guilt and identity.

    Imprint: Newsouth Books
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • ARABESQUE TABLE
    ARABESQUE TABLE
    KASSIS REEM
    ISBN: 9781838662516
    Title: ARABESQUE TABLE
    Author: KASSIS REEM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Arabesque Table takes inspiration from the traditional food of the Arab world, weaving Reem Kassis's cultural knowledge with her contemporary interpretations of an ancient, remarkably diverse cuisine. She opens up the world of Arabic cooking today, presenting a mosaic of 130 delicious, accessible home recipes - from simple salads to flavourful mains and fragrant desserts. Organized by primary ingredient, her narratives formed by her experiences and influences bring the dishes to life, as does the book's vivid photography.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • AS SWALLOWS FLY
    AS SWALLOWS FLY
    MCMAHON L P
    ISBN: 9781920727512
    Title: AS SWALLOWS FLY
    Author: MCMAHON L P
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When Malika, a young orphan in rural Pakistan, is savagely attacked, her face is left disfigured and her self-esteem destroyed. Haunted by the assault, she hides from the world, finding solace in her mathematical theories. A few years later, her intellectual brilliance is discovered and she leaves conflict-stricken Pakistan for a better education in Melbourne, where she finds herself placed with Kate-a successful plastic surgeon facing emotional insecurities of her own. Malika and Kate's lives slowly intertwine as they find within each other what each has lacked alone. At first, Kate's skills appear to offer a simple solution to Malika's anguish, but when tragedy strikes, the price of beauty is found to be much higher than either of them could have known.

    As Swallows Fly is a poignant portrayal of survival, identity and empowerment in a culture dominated by the pursuit of perfection. In a captivating and unforgettable debut, McMahon asks what might be possible if we have the courage to be flawed.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ASH MOUNTAIN
    ASH MOUNTAIN
    FITZGERALD HELEN
    ISBN: 9781922400338
    Title: ASH MOUNTAIN
    Author: FITZGERALD HELEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Fran thought she'd never return to Ash Mountain but her dad has become ill, her relationship is over, and she hates her dead-end job in the city anyway. In a blistering summer, childhood memories prick at her fragile self-esteem as old friendships and rivalries are renewed and new ones forged. But the tumult of her home life is the least of her worries, because a bushfire is roaring towards Ash Mountain and the town's long-held secrets will soon be exposed in the carnage.

    Ash Mountain is a uniquely Australian domestic noir - warm, blackly funny and a powder keg of accumulated tension. Vividly portraying small-town life, and a woman and a land in crisis, this is a disaster thriller you will never forget.

    Imprint: Affirm Press
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • BACKYARD BUGS
    BACKYARD BUGS
    MILROY HELEN
    ISBN: 9781760990282
    Title: BACKYARD BUGS
    Author: MILROY HELEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From beautiful butterflies to kaleidoscopic Christmas beetles, First Nations author and illustrator Helen Milroy returns to the backyard with a picture book designed to teach kids (and their handlers) all about the scurrying, scuttling, scooting, buzzing, zooming splendour of insects.

    Imprint: Fremantle Arts Centre Press
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BANQUET OF CONSEQUENCES RELOADED
    BANQUET OF CONSEQUENCES RELOADED
    DAS SATYAJIT
    ISBN: 9781761041921
    Title: BANQUET OF CONSEQUENCES RELOADED
    Author: DAS SATYAJIT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Essential reading for anyone concerned about the dire future of the global economy, the deepening environmental crisis the alarming deterioration of our social fabric, A Banquet of Consequences incisively explains the problems confronting us, how we're making those problems worse, and what the real solutions are.

    For ordinary individuals, the goal of a steady job, a home of one's own, a comfortable retirement and a good life for our children is receding. In this brilliantly clear-eyed account, updated to include 150 pages of new insights and analysis, Satyajit Das links past, present and future to show that it's not just unrealistic expectations, but the poor performance of those governing us that are to blame.

    The strategies and policies deployed to promote economic growth after the Great Recession have failed, not least because such growth cannot continue indefinitely. The solution - structural change - is electorally unpopular and therefore ignored. A Banquet of Consequences explains why the ultimate adjustment, whether stretched out over time or in the form of another sudden crash, will be life-changing.

    An internationally respected commentator on financial markets, credited with predicting the Global Financial Crisis and featured in the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, Satyajit Das is our finest writer about money and the global economy. Informed, impassioned, lively and witty, A Banquet of Consequences is the only book you need to understand what the future will bring.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • BELIEVER
    BELIEVER
    KRASNOSTEIN SARAH
    ISBN: 9781922330208
    Title: BELIEVER
    Author: KRASNOSTEIN SARAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This book is about ghosts and gods and flying saucers; certainty in the absence of knowledge; how the stories we tell ourselves to deal with the distance between the world as it is and as we'd like it to be can stunt us or save us.

    From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief.

    What do we believe?
    Who do we believe?
    Why do we believe?

    Sarah Krasnostein spent the last four years in Australia and the US talking to some extraordinary people-people holding fast to belief, even as it rubs against the grain of more accepted realities. Some of them believe in things most people don't. Ghosts. UFOs. Heaven and the Devil. The literal creation of the universe in six days. Some of them believe in things most people would like to. Dying with autonomy. Spending half your life in prison for protecting your child and yet still believing in a just God.

    In this intensely personal and gorgeously written new book Krasnostein, the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner, talks with her trademark compassion and empathy to these believers-and finds out what happens when their beliefs crash into her own.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • BEYOND CLIMATE GRIEF : A journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can
    BEYOND CLIMATE GRIEF : A journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can
    NEWBY JONICA
    ISBN: 9781742236834
    Title: BEYOND CLIMATE GRIEF : A journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can
    Author: NEWBY JONICA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    How do we find courage when climate change overwhelms us emotionally?

    In this magical, often funny and deeply moving personal story, award-winning science reporter Jonica Newby explores how to navigate the emotional turmoil of climate change.

    After researching what global warming will do to the snow country she loves, Newby plummeted into a state of profound climate grief. And if she was struggling, she wondered, how was everyone else coping? What should parents tell their anxious kids? How might we all live our best lives under the weight of this fearsome knowledge? Then reality outstripped imagination as her family was swept up in the apocalyptic 2020 fires.

    Featuring illuminating conversations with singer–songwriter Missy Higgins, comedians Charlie Pickering and Craig Reucassel and business leader Mike Cannon-Brookes, practical advice from psychological and scientific experts, incredible accounts from everyday heroes, plus inspiring stories from the climate strike kids,Beyond Climate Grief provides guidance and emotional sustenance to help shore up courage for the uncertainties ahead.

    It reminds us of the love, beauty and wonder in the world, even amidst disaster. And how we all have a touch of epic hero in us.

    Imprint: Newsouth Books
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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