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  • AN ATLAS OF COUNTRIES THAT DONT EXIST
    AN ATLAS OF COUNTRIES THAT DONT EXIST
    MIDDLETON NICK
    ISBN: 9781447295273
    Title: AN ATLAS OF COUNTRIES THAT DONT EXIST
    Author: MIDDLETON NICK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton takes us on a magical tour of countries that, lacking diplomatic recognition or UN membership, inhabit a world of shifting borders, visionary leaders and forgotten peoples.

    Most of us think we know what a country is, but in truth the concept is rather slippery. From Catalonia to the Crimea, and from Africa's last colony to the European republic that enjoyed just a solitary day of independence, the places in this book may lie on the margins of legitimacy, but all can be visited in the real world.

    Beautifully illustrated by fifty regional maps, each shadowy country is literally cut out of the page of this book. Alongside stories, facts and figures, this Atlas brings to life a dreamlike world of nations that exist only in the minds of the people who live there.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS : 50 GREAT WRITERS AND THEIR CELEBRATED WORKS
    AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS : 50 GREAT WRITERS AND THEIR CELEBRATED WORKS
    GLEESON-WHITE JANE
    ISBN: 9781742372686
    Title: AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS : 50 GREAT WRITERS AND THEIR CELEBRATED WORKS
    Author: GLEESON-WHITE JANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What are the classic works of Australian literature? And what can they tell us about ourselves and the land we live in? Providing a selected overview of Australia's greatest literature, Australian Classics is an accessible companion to our literature and a story of writing in Australia from the nineteenth century to the present. Australian Classics celebrates many of the country's beloved novels, poems, short stories, children's books and seminal works of non-fiction. It also contains contributions on their favourite Australian books from many distinguished writers and readers, including Helen Garner, Les Murray and Tim Winton.Australian Classics is an impassioned and inspiring feast of the great writing that makes exalted readers of us all and a testament to the wide-ranging and remarkable literature of this continent.


    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $25.00
  • AUSTRALIAN CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY  /  FIFTH EDITION
    AUSTRALIAN CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY / FIFTH EDITION
    MOORE BRUCE [ED]
    ISBN: 9780195568868
    Title: AUSTRALIAN CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY / FIFTH EDITION
    Author: MOORE BRUCE [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary provides an authoritative description of Australian and international English that is unrivalled by other concise dictionaries. This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with hundreds of new words you won't find in any other dictionary. It provides unmatched coverage of Australian English for a dictionary in this format.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • AUSTRALIAN CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY  /  FIFTH EDITION
    AUSTRALIAN CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY / FIFTH EDITION
    MOORE BRUCE [ED]
    ISBN: 9780195568882
    Title: AUSTRALIAN CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY / FIFTH EDITION
    Author: MOORE BRUCE [ED]
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Also available in a handy paperback format, the Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary provides an authoritative description of Australian and international English unrivalled by other concise dictionaries. This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with hundreds of new words you wont find in any other dictionary. It provides unmatched coverage of Australian English for a dictionary in this format. The paperback 5th edition of Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary is the perfect companion at home, study or office for all lovers of Australian and International English. It presents those words that are current and relevant in the Australian context. No other Australian dictionary can claim its authority. This authority has two bases: the Australian and the international. The dictionary was fully edited at the Australian National Dictionary Centre in Canberra. Through Oxford University Press, the editor, Dr Bruce Moore, had access to the most comprehensive database of the English language as it is used worldwidethe same database that informs the twenty-volume Oxford English Dictionaryand to the most recent distillation of it in the Concise Oxford Dictionary. Through the Centre, the editor also had access to the largest citation database of Australian English, the source of Oxfords Australian National Dictionary. The fifth edition of the Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary is another product of this union, and heralds a new era in Australian lexicography.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $57.99

    Price: $57.99
  • AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DICTIONARY : AUSTRALIAN WORDS AND THEIR ORIGINS
    AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DICTIONARY : AUSTRALIAN WORDS AND THEIR ORIGINS
    MOORE BRUCE
    ISBN: 9780195550269
    Title: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DICTIONARY : AUSTRALIAN WORDS AND THEIR ORIGINS
    Author: MOORE BRUCE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Australian National Dictionary (AND) is a dictionary of Australianisms. It includes words and meanings that have originated in Australia, that have a greater currency within Australia than elsewhere, or that have a special significance in Australian history. Whereas the first edition of the dictionary, published in 1988, contained about 10,000 headwords, compounds, idioms, and derivatives, this second edition contains over 16,000. The AND differs from general dictionaries in being based on historical principles, in the manner of the comprehensive Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The aim of AND2 is to chart the historical development of Australian words the definitions begin with the oldest sense and move through to the most recent sense. As part of this history, it includes all obsolete words and all obsolete senses; because it is concerned with the complete history of a word, the historical dictionary places more emphasis on the etymology of a word than does the general dictionary.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $175.00

    Price: $149.95
  • AUSTRALIAN OXFORD PAPERBACK DICTIONARY
    AUSTRALIAN OXFORD PAPERBACK DICTIONARY
    5TH EDITION
    ISBN: 9780195578638
    Title: AUSTRALIAN OXFORD PAPERBACK DICTIONARY
    Author: 5TH EDITION
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The fifth edition of the Australian Paperback Oxford Dictionary includes many new words and meanings, including many from the realms of sport, health, society, the environment and electronic communication. All Australian words and meanings are labelled with an Aust marker. The definitions are straightforward with guidance provided where word usage is controversial. Up to date encyclopaedic entries for the names of famous people, places, events, and institutions are provided.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $40.99

    Price: $40.99
  • AUSTRALIAN OXFORD PAPERBACK THESAURUS
    AUSTRALIAN OXFORD PAPERBACK THESAURUS
    KNIGHT ANNE [ED]
    ISBN: 9780195510584
    Title: AUSTRALIAN OXFORD PAPERBACK THESAURUS
    Author: KNIGHT ANNE [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Australian Paperback Oxford Thesaurus is the most easy to use Australian thesaurus available for adults easier to find the word you are looking for, and to use its synonym or a related word correctly.

    A to Z formatover 150,000 alternative and opposite wordsclear cross-references to words with opposite and related meaningsexample phrases and sentences show how a word is used in its correct contextusage labels provided when care needs to be taken using a particular word

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • A-Z GREAT MODERN WRITERS
    A-Z GREAT MODERN WRITERS
    TAGGART CAROLINE
    ISBN: 9781844039135
    Title: A-Z GREAT MODERN WRITERS
    Author: TAGGART CAROLINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2017 NEW RELEASE

    A uniquely visual, fun introduction to 52 of the greatest writers of the modern age, from A (Maya Angelou, Chinua Achebe, Margaret Atwood) to Z (Stefan Zweig) via Samuel Beckett, Gunter Grass, Marcel Proust, R.K. Narayan, Virginia Woolf and more.

    Imprint: CASSELL
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BAD ENGLISH : A HISTORY OF LINGUISTIC AGGRAVATION
    BAD ENGLISH : A HISTORY OF LINGUISTIC AGGRAVATION
    SHEA AMMON
    ISBN: 9780399165573
    Title: BAD ENGLISH : A HISTORY OF LINGUISTIC AGGRAVATION
    Author: SHEA AMMON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2014 NEW RELEASE

    The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language 'mistakes'' and how they came to be accepted as correct - or not.

    English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong.

    Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including:

    Decimate
    Hopefully
    Enormity
    That/which
    Enervate/energize
    Bemuse/amuse
    Literally/figuratively
    Ain't Irregardless
    Socialist
    OMG
    Stupider

    Lively, surprising, funny, and delightfully readable, this is a book that will settle arguments among word lovers - and it's sure to start a few, too.



    Imprint: PERIGEE PRESS
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • BENDABLE LEARNINGS : THE WISDOM OF MODERN MANGAEMENT
    BENDABLE LEARNINGS : THE WISDOM OF MODERN MANGAEMENT
    WATSON DON
    ISBN: 9781741669053
    Title: BENDABLE LEARNINGS : THE WISDOM OF MODERN MANGAEMENT
    Author: WATSON DON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Mission statements are everywhere: you have to have one, whether you're a Fortune 500 company, a hedge fund, a primary school, a church or a hockey club. Without a mission statement, who would know what your values are, or what your culture is? And how then, going forward, will you get buy-in on your strategy and uptake of your brand?

    The language of modern management has triumphed, transforming clear, everyday communication into meaningless sludge. To sound professional, you must express everything in abstract nouns, and each noun in terms of another one; you must talk about synergy and strategy, uptake and outcomes and outputs and inputs, key performance indicators and drivers and customer experience - even if your 'customers' are in fact patients in your hospital. This language is deliberately obscure and falsely scientific; what is more worrying, those who use it have lost the very ability to think clearly.

    From Don Watson, the author of Death Sentence and Weasel Words, comes this new assortment of noxious management drivel and financial market blather. Read them aloud - then try the exercises. The disease may not yet have run its course, but Watson's acerbic wit restores hope in the power of well-chosen words to entertain and to inspire.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BETTER LIVING THROUGH CRITICISM : HOW TO THINK ABOUT ART PLEASURE BEAUTY AND TRUTH
    BETTER LIVING THROUGH CRITICISM : HOW TO THINK ABOUT ART PLEASURE BEAUTY AND TRUTH
    SCOTT A O
    ISBN: 9781910702550
    Title: BETTER LIVING THROUGH CRITICISM : HOW TO THINK ABOUT ART PLEASURE BEAUTY AND TRUTH
    Author: SCOTT A O
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Using his own film criticism as a starting point, the author expands outwards, easily guiding readers through the complexities of Rilke and Shelley, the origins of Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones, the power of Marina Abramovic and 'Ode on a Grecian Urn.'

    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • BETWEEN YOU AND ME : CONFESSIONS OF A COMMA QUEEN
    BETWEEN YOU AND ME : CONFESSIONS OF A COMMA QUEEN
    NORRIS MARY
    ISBN: 9781925240993
    Title: BETWEEN YOU AND ME : CONFESSIONS OF A COMMA QUEEN
    Author: NORRIS MARY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The most irreverent and enjoyable book on language since Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

    Mary Norris has spent more than three decades guarding the New Yorker's grand traditions of grammar and usage. Now she brings her vast experience and sharpened pencil to help the rest of us, in a charming language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.

    Between You & Me features Norris's hilarious exhortations about exclamation marks and emoticons, splice commas and swear words; her memorable exchanges with writers such as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders; and her loving meditations on the most important tools of the trade. Readers—and writers—will find in Norris neither a scold nor a softie but a wise new friend in love with language.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BOOK COVER DESIGNS
    BOOK COVER DESIGNS
    GOODMAN MATTHEW
    ISBN: 9780764350160
    Title: BOOK COVER DESIGNS
    Author: GOODMAN MATTHEW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Browse more than 500 book cover designs and listen to more than 50 of today's top designers discuss their process for creating the perfect book cover. Award-winning creative professionals from around the world have applied astonishingly clever cover concepts that play slyly on titles and themes of international bestsellers, both classic and modern, adding new dimensions to the books and breathing new life into bright ideas. Literature lovers and graphic illustrators of all types, as well as book design students and professionals, will relish this inspiring collection of covers of fiction and nonfiction, history and science books, novels and short stories, from old favourites to popular 21st-centurytitles. For future designers looking for inspiration, as well as hopeless cover lovers, 'Book Cover Designs' is a must-have design reference for any collection. Feel free to judge these books by their covers.

    Imprint: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • BOOK LOVERS COMPANION
    BOOK LOVERS COMPANION
    OMARA MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781843179603
    Title: BOOK LOVERS COMPANION
    Author: OMARA MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With so many fantastic books available to the book club member, it can often be difficult to pick out just one for the whole group to read and enjoy. And how to know what books are even available - where do you start? Thankfully, "The Book Lovers' Companion" is here to help, bringing together a huge range of the best and most loved titles into one place, in one comprehensive guide. Featuring a diverse selection of books to choose from, from "Pride and Prejudice" to the modern classics, the guide includes interesting discussion points and facts as well as potential companion books of similar themes, honest opinions from readers and razor-sharp reviews from critics, so you'll know you're making the right choice every time. Compiled by a range of English literature experts and avid readers, "The Book Lovers' Companion" is sure to inspire any book lover.

    Imprint: MICHAEL O'MARA - HARDIE
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • BOOK OF BIBLES
    BOOK OF BIBLES
    FUSSEL / GASTGEBER / FINGERNAGEL
    ISBN: 9783836559133
    Title: BOOK OF BIBLES
    Author: FUSSEL / GASTGEBER / FINGERNAGEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2016 NEW RELEASE

    Let there be light: Medieval bible manuscripts in impeccable reproduction

    In the beginning was the word, and in the Middle Ages were kings, princes, and high-ranking religious members whose wealth and influence produced illustrated bibles of extraordinary craftsmanship.

    This Bibliotheca Universalis edition brings together 50 of the finest medieval bible manuscripts from the Austrian National Library. With examples from every epoch of the Middle Ages, the collection explores visualizations of the bible in various theological and historical contexts. In impeccable reproduction quality, these stunning images may be appreciated as much as art historical treasures as they are important religious artifacts.

    Texts by Andreas Fingernagel, Stephan Füssel, Christian Gastgeber, and a team of 15 scientific authors describe each manuscript in detail, exploring both the evolution of the Bible and the medieval understanding of history. A glossary of important terms is also included so that those not versed in bible history can enjoy the texts as well.

    Imprint: TASCHEN - NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • BOOK OF LOST BOOKS : AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF ALL THE GREAT BOOKS YOULL NEVER READ
    BOOK OF LOST BOOKS : AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF ALL THE GREAT BOOKS YOULL NEVER READ
    KELLY STUART
    ISBN: 9781846971235
    Title: BOOK OF LOST BOOKS : AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF ALL THE GREAT BOOKS YOULL NEVER READ
    Author: KELLY STUART
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The sequel to The Odyssey? Sylvia Plaths second novel? Stuart Kelly provides a wry and erudite account of books destroyed, misplaced, never finished, or never even begun from ancient Greek and Arabic masters through Shakespeare, Dante and Hemingway right up to the present day. The breadth of Kellys knowledge and his enthusiasm impressed critics in the UK and the USA.

    Imprint: POLYGON
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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