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  • STONE
    STONE
    HALL WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780714879253
    Title: STONE
    Author: HALL WILLIAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A fascinating, visually rich collection, STONE explores the appeal of this essential material through 170 structures from the last 5,000 years. Organized into such themes as Texture, Juxtaposition, and Light, it highlights stone's range and unique qualities with stunning photographs of ancient tombs, churches, cultural spaces, houses, and beyond.

    The book features projects from celebrated architects including Philip Johnson, Antoni Gaudi, and Mies van der Rohe, as well as the best contemporary talent such as Kengo Kuma, Grafton Architects, and Snohetta.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $59.95

    Price: $59.95
  • STUBBY : A True Story of Friendship
    STUBBY : A True Story of Friendship
    FOREMAN MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781783447657
    Title: STUBBY : A True Story of Friendship
    Author: FOREMAN MICHAEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend... and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in the First World War, sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies and winning the hearts of his fellow soldiers.

    Imprint: Andersen Press
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • SUMMER TIME
    SUMMER TIME
    BELL HILARY
    ISBN: 9781742236070
    Title: SUMMER TIME
    Author: BELL HILARY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Age range 3+

    Summer is here. Put your school shoes away,

    The long, lazy days can begin.

    Mangoes and magpies, municipal pools…

    Take a deep breath and dive in.


    The bestselling creators of Alphabetical Sydney and Numerical Street are back with their new picture book, Summer Time – a stunning tribute to an Australian summer.

    'Summer Time, Hilary Bell and Antonia Pesenti’s third picture book collaboration, explores ideas of time within the grand nostalgic mythology of Australian summer...The rhyming verse is rich and evocative, making good use of both rhythm and imagery...Pesenti’s pleasing collage-style illustrations complement Bell’s linguistic portraits; a colour palette both bright and gentle evokes the harsh Australian light and the haze of memory.' — Books + Publishing

    Imprint: Newsouth Books
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • SWORD OF KINGS
    SWORD OF KINGS
    CORNWELL BERNARD
    ISBN: 9780008183905
    Title: SWORD OF KINGS
    Author: CORNWELL BERNARD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Uhtred of Bebbanburg is a man of his word.

    An oath bound him to King Alfred. An oath bound him to æthelflæd. And now an oath will wrench him away from the ancestral home he fought so hard to regain. For Uhtred has sworn that on King Edward's death, he will kill two men. And now Edward is dying.

    A violent attack drives Uhtred south with a small band of warriors, and headlong into the battle for kingship. Plunged into a world of shifting alliances and uncertain loyalties, he will need all his strength and guile to overcome the fiercest warrior of them all – and with it, the chance to fulfil his oath.

    As two opposing Kings gather their armies, fate drags Uhtred to London, and a struggle for control that must leave one King victorious, and one dead. But fate – as Uhtred has learned to his cost – is inexorable. Wyrd bið ful aræd. And Uhtred's destiny is to stand at the heart of the shield wall once again…


    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • TADAO ANDO : Endeavours
    TADAO ANDO : Endeavours
    MIGAYROU FREDERIC (ED)
    ISBN: 9782080204042
    Title: TADAO ANDO : Endeavours
    Author: MIGAYROU FREDERIC (ED)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This comprehensive monograph on Pritzker prizewinning architect Tadao Ando covers the span of his impressive career, with previously unpublished material and insight into his sources of inspiration.

    This in-depth monograph offers insight into Tadao Ando’s sober and elegant architecture through photographs, architectural drawings, and descriptions of eighty of his most significant works. Self-taught, the Corbusier-influenced architect opened his Osaka studio in 1969. Today, his notable works span the globe: London’s Tate Modern; St. Louis’s Pulitzer Arts Foundation; Osaka’s Church of the Light; Paris’s UNESCO Meditation Space; Venice’s Palazzo Grassi; Abu Dhabi’s Maritime Museum; and exceptional buildings in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Germany, and throughout the United States.

    Japanese design principles—from the use of concrete, simple geometric volumes, and the integration of natural elements such as light or water—are essential elements that Ando uses to provoke a physical experience through his architecture.

    An interview with the architect accompanies his own writings and critical essays on various aspects of his work. A portfolio of Ando’s black and white photographs and colored pencil drawings from his previously unpublished travel notebooks provide new insight into his sources of inspiration. The book is completed with a biography and a chronology of his works to date, including some unrealized projects.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • TALES OF PIRX THE PILOT
    TALES OF PIRX THE PILOT
    LEM STANISLAW
    ISBN: 9780241400227
    Title: TALES OF PIRX THE PILOT
    Author: LEM STANISLAW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Mission- vertical launch at half booster power. Ascent to ellipsis B68. Correction to stable oriental path, with orbital period of four hours and twenty-six minutes. Proceed to rendezvous with shuttlecraft vehicles of the JO-2 type. There await further instructions.

    Imprint: Penguin Modern Classics
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • TALL TALES AND WEE STORIES
    TALL TALES AND WEE STORIES
    CONNOLLY BILLY
    ISBN: 9781529361339
    Title: TALL TALES AND WEE STORIES
    Author: CONNOLLY BILLY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Coming from Glasgow, it's weird, I don't really tell jokes, like Irish jokes and all that. I tell wee stories. And some of them don't even have punchlines. But you'll get used to it as the night goes on, and on, and on, and on and on...'

    In December 2018, after 50-years of belly-laughs, energy, outrage and enjoyment, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career.

    When he first started out in the late Sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs of Glasgow. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own exaggerated body movements to the power of speaking explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling too. Soon the songs became shorter and the monologues longer, and Billy quickly became recognised as one of the most exciting comedians of his generation.

    Billy's routines always felt spontaneous. He improvised, embellished and digressed as he went: a two-minute anecdote could become a 20-minute routine by the next night of a tour. And he brought a beautiful sense of the absurd to his shows as he riffed on holidays, alcohol, the crucifixion, or naked bungee jumping.

    But Billy's comedy could be laced with anger too. He hated pretentiousness and called out hypocrisy where ever he saw it. He loved to shock, and his startling appearance gave him license to say anything he damn well pleased about sex, politics or religion. It was only because he was so likeable that he got it away. Billy had the popular touch. His comedy spanned generations and different social tribes in a way that few others have ever managed.

    TALL TALES AND WEE STORIES brings together the very best of Billy's storytelling for the first time and includes his most famous routines including, THE LAST SUPPER, JOJOBA SHAMPOO, INCONTINENCE PANTS and SHOUTING AT WILDEBEEST. With an introduction and original illustrations by Billy throughout, it is an inspirational, energetic and riotously funny read, and a fitting celebration of our greatest ever comedian.

    Imprint: TWO ROADS
    RRP: $45.00
    Price: $45.00
  • TARTINE : A Classic Revisited : 68 All-New Recipes 55 Updated Favorites
    TARTINE : A Classic Revisited : 68 All-New Recipes 55 Updated Favorites
    PRUEITT ELISABETH / ROBERTSON CHAD
    ISBN: 9781452178738
    Title: TARTINE : A Classic Revisited : 68 All-New Recipes 55 Updated Favorites
    Author: PRUEITT ELISABETH / ROBERTSON CHAD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This brilliantly revisited and beautifully rephotographed book is a totally updated edition of a go-to classic for home and professional bakers—from one of the most acclaimed and inspiring bakeries in the world. Tartine offers more than 50 new recipes that capture the invention and, above all, deliciousness that Tartine is known for—including their most requested recipe, the Morning Bun. Favorites from the original book are here, too, revamped to speak to our tastes today and to include whole-grain and/or gluten-free variations, as well as intriguing new ingredients and global techniques. More than 150 drop-dead gorgeous photographs from acclaimed team Gentl + Hyers make this compendium a true collectible and must-have for bakers of all skill levels.


    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • TEMPEST
    TEMPEST
    ELLIANAS GEORGHIA
    ISBN: 9781406376852
    Title: TEMPEST
    Author: ELLIANAS GEORGHIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A captivating picture book retelling by Shakespeare's Globe for very young readers.

    William Shakespeare's dazzling play about magic, revenge and forgiveness is unforgettably re-imagined by Shakespeare's Globe as a picture book for very young readers. The story is told from the perspective of Ariel in language that is true to the original play but accessible to all. With shimmering, exquisite illustrations by the acclaimed artist Jane Ray, this captivating retelling is a magical way to introduce children to the one of the best-loved works of the world's greatest playwright.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • THERE WAS STILL LOVE
    THERE WAS STILL LOVE
    PARRETT FAVEL
    ISBN: 9780733630682
    Title: THERE WAS STILL LOVE
    Author: PARRETT FAVEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Prague, 1938: Eva flies down the street from her sister. Suddenly a man steps out, a man wearing a hat. Eva runs into him, hits the pavement hard. His hat is in the gutter. His anger slaps Eva, but his hate will change everything, as war forces so many lives into small, brown suitcases.

    Prague, 1980: No one sees Ludek. A young boy can slip right under the heavy blanket that covers this city - the fear cannot touch him. Ludek is free. And he sees everything. The world can do what it likes. The world can go to hell for all he cares because Babi is waiting for him in the warm flat. His whole world.

    Melbourne, 1980: Mala Li ka's grandma holds her hand as they climb the stairs to their third floor flat. Inside, the smell of warm pipe tobacco and homemade cakes. Here, Mana and Bill have made a life for themselves and their granddaughter. A life imbued with the spirit of Prague and the loved ones left behind.

    Favel Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shine through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. It is a tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love. Because there is still love. No matter what.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • THESE TRUTHS : A History of the United States
    THESE TRUTHS : A History of the United States
    LEPORE JILL
    ISBN: 9780393357424
    Title: THESE TRUTHS : A History of the United States
    Author: LEPORE JILL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A “sweeping, sobering account” (New York Times Book Review) from one of our leading historians, These Truths “is nothing short of a masterpiece of American history” (NPR). The challenge of retelling five hundred years of American history in a single volume has been so daunting that hardly any historian has attempted it in decades. When Jill Lepore’s New York Times best-selling These Truths appeared in 2018, critics quickly hailed it as a classic?appealing not only to academics, but to thousands of astonished general readers. Picking up the book out of a feeling of civic duty, they opened its pages to discover a different kind of writing, and what the Washington Post called “an honest reckoning with America’s past”?a story filled with women and men and people of every color and religion, one that wrestles with the state of American politics, the legacy of slavery, the persistence of inequality, and the nature of technological change. With These Truths, Harvard historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore has produced a book that will shape our view of American history for decades to come. 70 illustrations

    Imprint: NORTON
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • THINGS WE SAY IN THE DARK
    THINGS WE SAY IN THE DARK
    LOGAN KIRSTY
    ISBN: 9781787301535
    Title: THINGS WE SAY IN THE DARK
    Author: LOGAN KIRSTY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    So here we go, into the dark.

    Some things can't be spoken about in the light of day. But we can visit our fears at night, in the dark. We can turn them over and weigh them in our hands and maybe that will protect us from them. But maybe not.

    The characters in this collection find their aspirations for happy homes, happy families and happy memories dissected and imbued with shimmering menace. Alone in a remote house in Iceland a woman is unnerved by her isolation; another can only find respite from the clinging ghost that follows her by submerging herself in an overgrown pool. Couples wrestle with a lack of connection to their children; a schoolgirl becomes obsessed with the female anatomical models in a museum; and a cheery account of child's day out is undercut by chilling footnotes.

    These dark tales explore women's fears with electrifying honesty and invention and speak to one another about female bodies, domestic claustrophobia, desire and violence. From a talented writer who has been compared to Angela Carter, Things We Say in the Dark is a powerful contemporary collection of feminist stories, ranging from vicious fairy tales to disturbing horror and tender ghost stories.

    Imprint: Harvill Secker
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • THIS BUILDING LIKES ME
    THIS BUILDING LIKES ME
    JOHN WARDLE ARCHITECTS
    ISBN: 9780500500774
    Title: THIS BUILDING LIKES ME
    Author: JOHN WARDLE ARCHITECTS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This Building Likes Me offers an engaging account of the recent work of one of Australia’s most significant architectural practices, John Wardle Architects (JWA). They are fascinated by those who experience their buildings and spaces – by those who live or work in them, or simply walk past. These are the people the buildings like!

    This monograph captures the award-winning practice’s commitment to people, cities and places, the collaborations with makers, builders and artists, and their continual inventive exploration of scale, site, landscape and narratives of memory. It presents 36 recent buildings and projects in pairs, and features photographs, drawings and images of JWA’s distinctive models. Alongside the projects are short critical essays and images of life within the practice. The result is a compelling insight into contemporary architectural processes, preoccupations and projects.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • THIS IS MY WORLD
    THIS IS MY WORLD
    ISBN: 9781787012943
    Title: THIS IS MY WORLD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    If you were asked to tell someone on the other side of the world about yourself, where would you start? In this fascinating and fun collection, 84 children from incredibly diverse backgrounds share their stories and photos of what's unique about their lives.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE : The Rise and Rise of Australian Feminism
    THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE : The Rise and Rise of Australian Feminism
    MAGUIRE EMILY
    ISBN: 9780642279453
    Title: THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE : The Rise and Rise of Australian Feminism
    Author: MAGUIRE EMILY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Women must quit their jobs when they marry.
    They are barred from trade unions and universities.
    Their husbands can legally rape them.
    And they are not allowed to vote.


    This could be the reality in Australia today — if it weren’t for the many women who, over more than a century of activism, fought for change.

    In this passionate and timely account, Emily Maguire charts a course through the history of Australian feminism — from the First Wave to the Fourth, from suffragists to Riot Grrrls, from equal pay to #metoo. Along the way, she pays tribute to those who’ve spoken up and taken action in the face of ridicule, dismissal and violence.

    This Is What a Feminist Looks Like shows us how we got to where we are today — and reminds us that some battles must be fought over and over again.

    Imprint: NAT LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • THIS TASTE FOR SILENCE : Stories
    THIS TASTE FOR SILENCE : Stories
    OCALLAGHAN AMANDA
    ISBN: 9780702260377
    Title: THIS TASTE FOR SILENCE : Stories
    Author: OCALLAGHAN AMANDA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A marvellously accomplished debut collection from QLA Writers Fellowship winner Amanda O'Callaghan.

    The balance of power in a marriage shifts, with shocking consequences. An elderly woman recounts a chilling childhood memory on the family farm. A taxi driver with a missing wife reveals unexpected skills. An inherited painting brings an eerily troubling legacy.

    Subtle, compelling and unsettling, Amanda O'Callaghan's stories work at the edges of the sayable, through secrets, erasures and glimpsed moments of disclosure. They shimmer with unspoken histories and characters who have a 'taste for silence'.

    Imprint: University of Queensland Press
    RRP: $22.95

    Price: $22.95
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