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  • TIL WRONG FEELS RIGHT : Lyrics and Pictures of Iggy Pop
    TIL WRONG FEELS RIGHT : Lyrics and Pictures of Iggy Pop
    POP IGGY
    ISBN: 9780241399873
    Title: TIL WRONG FEELS RIGHT : Lyrics and Pictures of Iggy Pop
    Author: POP IGGY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Iggy Pop hasn't simply left a mark on music; he's left blood stains all over it.

    From fronting the legendary proto-punk band The Stooges to collaborating with an eclectic mix of artists including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, Jack White and Josh Homme, Iggy has proved himself to be one of punk's most iconic, outrageous and enduring music artists.

    In this beautifully illustrated collection, he shares his lyrics and reflections on a genre-defining music career that spans five decades.

    Imprint: Viking Books
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • TILLY
    TILLY
    GODWIN JANE
    ISBN: 9781760663728
    Title: TILLY
    Author: GODWIN JANE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Tilly’s found the perfect hiding place to keep her special treasures. No one knows about it, not even her big brothers and sister, who know everything. But one day, something happens that Tilly could never have imagined…

    Jane Godwin and Anna Walker have created a wistful, enchanting and timeless story about an old house, a young girl, and how the small things we hold dear stay with us always.


    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • TINY STAR
    TINY STAR
    FOX MEM
    ISBN: 9780670078127
    Title: TINY STAR
    Author: FOX MEM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Once upon a time, although this happens all the time, a tiny star fell to earth . . .

    This touching and timeless story combines, for the first time, the talents of world-renowned author Mem Fox with the heartwarming illustrations of Freya Blackwood. These two luminaries craft a truly unique and moving story about the journey of life, to be cherished and shared for generations to come.

    'Mem Fox's books are like a warm blanket; they have a way of making the world seem a little cosier.' Sunday Age

    Imprint: Puffin Books
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • TLV : Tel Aviv: Recipes and stories from Israel
    TLV : Tel Aviv: Recipes and stories from Israel
    KRANT JIGAL
    ISBN: 9781925811230
    Title: TLV : Tel Aviv: Recipes and stories from Israel
    Author: KRANT JIGAL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This book proves it: nowhere on the planet do you eat better than in Tel Aviv.

    This lavishly photographed cookbook focusses on the colourful streets of the foodiest city in the Middle East. Find recipes for Tel Aviv's unsurpassed fast food like hummus, falafel, shakshuka and sabich, the popular Israeli sandwich. On these pages you'll also see dishes common to the city's infinite restaurants, where chefs make poetic use of the eating traditions of their immigrant population and Arab neighbours. The result of this creative freedom is a fusion kitchen without rules and taboos.

    Nowhere is life celebrated more exuberantly than in Tel Aviv, the happiest and most progressive city in the Middle East. This coastal city is paradise on earth: great weather all year round, beautiful beaches, leading museums, unique architecture and a flourishing economy. The inhabitants are handsome, young, creative, and radiate an unbridled zest for life. This zest is captured in the incredible location photography throughout TLV.

    This is a cookbook, narrative and photo essay in one beautiful volume. One day with this book in your possession, and you'll be booking a ticket to TLV as soon as humanly possible.

    Imprint: SMITH STREET BOOKS
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $49.99
  • TO CALAIS IN ORDINARY TIME
    TO CALAIS IN ORDINARY TIME
    MEEK JAMES
    ISBN: 9781786896766
    Title: TO CALAIS IN ORDINARY TIME
    Author: MEEK JAMES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Three journeys. One road.

    England, 1348. A gentlewoman is fleeing an odious arranged marriage, a Scottish proctor is returning to his monastery in Avignon and a handsome young ploughman in search of adventure is on his way to volunteer with a company of archers. All come together on the road to Calais.

    Coming in their direction from across the Channel is the Black Death, the plague that will wipe out half of the population of Northern Europe. As the journey unfolds, overshadowed by the archers' past misdeeds and clerical warnings of the imminent end of the world, the wayfarers must confront the nature of their loves and desires.

    A tremendous feat of language and empathy, it summons a medieval world that is at once uncannily plausible, utterly alien and eerily reflective of our own. James Meek's extraordinary To Calais, In Ordinary Time is a novel about love, class, faith, loss, gender and desire - set against one of the biggest cataclysms of human history.

    Imprint: Canongate Books
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • TONY WHEELERS ISLANDS OF AUSTRALIA
    TONY WHEELERS ISLANDS OF AUSTRALIA
    WHEELER TONY
    ISBN: 9780642279477
    Title: TONY WHEELERS ISLANDS OF AUSTRALIA
    Author: WHEELER TONY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Not just an island continent, Australia is a continent of islands. With over 8,000, it has more than the entire Caribbean. Join seasoned traveller Tony Wheeler on a journey around the Australian coast and beyond to discover the stunning natural features, unique wildlife and chequered histories of Australia’s remarkable (and remarkably diverse) islets, cays, atolls and archipelagos. Find out why the Whitsundays should have been called the Whitmondays, encounter Australia’s only known pirate, witness mutiny and murder on the Bounty and Batavia, meet giant lizards and friendly quokkas, and discover rich Indigenous cultures. Whether you’re an intrepid explorer, a simple sun-seeker or an armchair tourist, Islands of Australia will have you itching to visit.

    Imprint: NAT LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • TRAUMA CLEANER : One Woman's Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster
    TRAUMA CLEANER : One Woman's Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster
    KRASNOSTEIN SARAH
    ISBN: 9781925603897
    Title: TRAUMA CLEANER : One Woman's Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster
    Author: KRASNOSTEIN SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things- husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife . . .

    But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less.

    A woman who sleeps among garbage she has not put out for forty years. A man who bled quietly to death in his loungeroom. A woman who lives with rats, random debris and terrified delusion. The still life of a home vacated by accidental overdose.

    Sarah Krasnostein has watched the extraordinary Sandra Pankhurst bring order and care to these, the living and the dead - and the book she has written is equally extraordinary. Not just the compelling story of a fascinating life among lives of desperation, but an affirmation that, as isolated as we may feel, we are all in this together.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • TRAVEL HOME : Design with a Global Spirit: Design with a Global Spirit
    TRAVEL HOME : Design with a Global Spirit: Design with a Global Spirit
    FLEMMING CAITLIN / GOEBEL JULIE
    ISBN: 9781419733833
    Title: TRAVEL HOME : Design with a Global Spirit: Design with a Global Spirit
    Author: FLEMMING CAITLIN / GOEBEL JULIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, this edition shows how to curate interiors that reflect favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic.

    Travel through 20 sophisticated homes of designers deeply influenced by their international adventures abroad A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, Travel Home shows us how to curate interiors that reflect our favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic. Touring the homes of leaders in global design who share a deep affection for travel, the book explores interiors with influences as widespread as Marrakesh, Paris, Cuba, Tokyo, Portugal, and beyond. Vivid photography is supplemented with insightful essays, interviews, and hardworking tips for cultivating your own global home. For globetrotters and armchair travelers alike, Travel Home showcases the interplay between travel and design, revealing how we can take inspiration from the beauty we experience in the world and bring it into our everyday lives.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • TRAVEL LIGHT MOVE FAST
    TRAVEL LIGHT MOVE FAST
    FULLER ALEXANDRA
    ISBN: 9781788163835
    Title: TRAVEL LIGHT MOVE FAST
    Author: FULLER ALEXANDRA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    After her father's sudden death, Alexandra Fuller realizes that if she is going to weather his loss, she will need to become the parts of him she misses most. So begins Travel Light, Move Fast, the unforgettable story of Tim Fuller, a self-exiled black sheep who moved to Africa to fight in the Rhodesian War before settling as a banana farmer in Zambia. A man who preferred chaos to predictability, to revel in promise rather than wallow in regret, and was more afraid of becoming bored than of getting lost, he taught his daughters to live as if everything needed to happen altogether, all at once-or not at all. Now in the wake of his death, Fuller internalises his lessons with clear eyes, and celebrates a man who swallowed life whole.

    A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father's death as she and her mother return to his farm with his ashes and contend with his overwhelming absence, and her childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. Writing of the rollicking grand misadventures of her mother and father, bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, Fuller takes their insatiable appetite for life to heart. Here, in Fuller's Africa, is a story of joy, resilience, and vitality, from one of our finest writers.

    Imprint: SERPENTS TAIL
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • TREEHOUSE JOKE BOOK
    TREEHOUSE JOKE BOOK
    GRIFFITHS ANDY
    ISBN: 9781760786564
    Title: TREEHOUSE JOKE BOOK
    Author: GRIFFITHS ANDY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A hilarious, zany, wildly wacky book of jokes from the Treehouse team - especially for Christmas.

    How do monkeys make toast?
    They put it under a gorilla.

    Q: Why did the bus crash?
    A: Because the driver was a loaf of bread.

    Jokes galore from the Treehouse duo - from Bears to Worms with Knock Knocks; Brain Teasers; and Skeletons, Ghosts and Monsters in between.

    A bumper book of hilarity and craziness for all Treehouse fans, and the perfect Xmas stocking filler.

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • TREES THE TREES
    TREES THE TREES
    CHRISTLE HEATHER
    ISBN: 9781472154736
    Title: TREES THE TREES
    Author: CHRISTLE HEATHER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Heather Christle's poems may well be one of the places readers turn when they want to know what it was like to be young and paying attention in the early 21st century . . . Her poems are wide awake' Mark Doty

    In THE TREES THE TREES, each new line is a sharp turn toward joy and heartbreak, and each poem unfolds like a bat through the wild meaninglessness of the world.

    'At least once per poem, you feel like the triple-bars just lined up in the slot machine window and you laugh or cry out' John Darnielle

    'Ecstatic, breathless, full of incandescent humour and wonder . . . Read and love her seemingly spontaneous utterances, spun from her rapt attention to daily life, nature, solitude, romance, to her own reeling and enchanting imagination' Cathy Park Hong

    'Heather Christle's poems are magical' James Tate

    Imprint: CORSAIR
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • TRICK TO TIME
    TRICK TO TIME
    DE WAAL KIT
    ISBN: 9780241973417
    Title: TRICK TO TIME
    Author: DE WAAL KIT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'There is a trick to time. You can make it expand or you can make it contract. You can make the most of what you have . . . '

    Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s Birmingham, she meets William, a charming Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. They embark upon a passionate affair, a whirlwind marriage - before a sudden tragedy tears them apart.

    Decades later, Mona pieces together the memories of the years that separate them. But can she ever learn to love again?

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • TRIM : THE CARTOGRAPHERS CAT
    TRIM : THE CARTOGRAPHERS CAT
    DOOLEY GILLIAN
    ISBN: 9781472967220
    Title: TRIM : THE CARTOGRAPHERS CAT
    Author: DOOLEY GILLIAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Not many ships' cats have even one memorial statue, let alone six. But Trim does, including one outside Euston Station in London, proudly unveiled by Prince William on the bicentenary of Matthew Flinders's death 19 July 2014.

    Trim was the ship's cat who accompanied Matthew Flinders on his voyages to circumnavigate and map the coastline of Australia from 1801 to 1803. He lived quite the adventurous life. As a small kitten he fell overboard while at sea but managed to swim back to the vessel and climb back on board by scaling a rope. This cemented his position as Flinders's beloved companion, and together they survived a voyage around the world, the circumnavigation of Australia and a shipwreck. When Flinders was imprisoned by the French in Mauritius in 1803 Trim shared his captivity until one day he mysteriously disappeared which heartbreakingly Flinders attributed to his being stolen and eaten by a hungry slave.
    Trim, The Cartographer's Cat is an ode to this much-loved ship's cat, which will warm the heart of any cat lover. The first part of the book reproduces Flinders' own whimsical tribute to Trim, written while in captivity in the early 1800s, with added 'friendly footnotes' to provide some background to Flinders's numerous literary allusions and nautical terms. Next the book discusses where Flinders was when he wrote his tribute and why, and what his letters and journals from that time tell us about his 'sporting, affectionate and useful companion'. Finally, we learn what Trim's views on all of this might have been, in a fun and fanciful observation on his premature epitaph.

    Accompanying all of this are beautiful maps, historical artworks, quirky original illustrations by Ad Long and excerpts from Flinders' original script, showing his beautiful handwriting. This book will make a unique and treasured gift for Flinders fans, Trim fans and cat lovers around the world.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • TRUTH : A Brief History of Total Bullshit
    TRUTH : A Brief History of Total Bullshit
    PHILLIPS TOM
    ISBN: 9781472263193
    Title: TRUTH : A Brief History of Total Bullshit
    Author: PHILLIPS TOM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'TOM PHILLIPS IS A VERY CLEVER, VERY FUNNY MAN' Greg Jenner

    This is a book about TRUTH - and all the ingenious ways, throughout history, that we've managed to avoid it.

    We live in a 'post-truth' age, we're told. The US has a president who openly lies on a daily basis (or who doesn't even know what's true, and doesn't care). The internet has turned our everyday lives into a misinformation battleground. People don't trust experts any more.

    But was there ever really a golden age of truth-telling? As the editor of the UK's leading independent fact-checker, Tom Phillips deals with complete bollocks every day. Here, he tells the story of how we humans have spent history lying to each other - and ourselves - and asks an important question: how can humanity move towards a truthier future?

    PRAISE FOR HUMANS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW WE F*CKED IT ALL UP:

    'F*cking brilliant' Sarah Knight, THE LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F*CK

    'Very funny' Mark Watson, comedian

    'In dark times, it's reassuring to learn that we've always been a bunch of clueless f*cking nitwits' Stuart Heritage, DON'T BE A DICK, PETE

    'A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining' Telegraph

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • TURN OF MIDNIGHT
    TURN OF MIDNIGHT
    WALTERS MINETTE
    ISBN: 9781760876210
    Title: TURN OF MIDNIGHT
    Author: WALTERS MINETTE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors.

    Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they wait, knowing that when their dwindling stores are finally gone they will have no choice but to leave. But where will they find safety in the desolate wasteland outside?

    One man has the courage to find out.

    Thaddeus Thurkell, a free-thinking, educated serf, strikes out in search of supplies and news. A compelling leader, he and his companions quickly throw off the shackles of serfdom and set their minds to ensuring Develish's future - and freedom for its people.

    But what use is freedom that cannot be gained lawfully? When Lady Anne and Thaddeus conceive an audacious plan to secure her people's independence, neither foresees the life-threatening struggle over power, money and religion that follows ...

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • TWAS THE NIGHTSHIFT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
    TWAS THE NIGHTSHIFT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
    KAY ADAM
    ISBN: 9781529018585
    Title: TWAS THE NIGHTSHIFT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
    Author: KAY ADAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat... but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.

    Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year.

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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