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  • 30 MINUTE VEGAN RECIPES
    30 MINUTE VEGAN RECIPES
    SADD MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781624147210
    Title: 30 MINUTE VEGAN RECIPES
    Author: SADD MEGAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Whether you’re committed to a vegan diet or simply looking to enjoy more plant-based meals in your dinner routine, this cookbook is a must-have weeknight resource. Megan Sadd, founder of the vegan food blog Carrots and Flowers, which has nearly 280k likes on Facebook, shares 75 new and amazing recipes that work on multiple levels for busy home cooks. Each recipe is kid-friendly and easy to prepare, featuring easy-to-find, real-food ingredients and no highly processed meat or dairy substitutes. Most recipes are gluten free, or include a gluten-free option. Many are also made in one pot, making for less cleanup and fuss. Readers won’t groan at the thought of preparing dinner after work when they have such quick, easy and delicious options as Cauliflower Romanesco Tacos, Dynamite Poke Bowls, Salisbury Portobello TV Dinner, Creamy Pesto Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes and 20 Minute Vegan Mac ‘n’ Chz. Before you know it, you’ll be whipping up nourishing, nutrient-dense, feel-good dinners every night of the week like you were born for it! There will be 75 recipes and 75 photos.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $15.95
  • ADELAIDE
    ADELAIDE
    GOLDSWORTHY KERRYN
    ISBN: 9781742232621
    Title: ADELAIDE
    Author: GOLDSWORTHY KERRYN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A painting, a frog cake, a landmark, a statue, a haunting newspaper photograph, a bucket of peaches, pink shorts in parliament, concert tickets, tourist maps.

    Kerryn Goldsworthy's Adelaide is a museum of sorts, a personal guide to the city through a collection of iconic objects. Adelaide navigates her southern home, discovering its identifying curios and passing them to the reader to touch, inspect and marvel at. These objects explore the beautiful, commonplace, dark and contradictory history of Adelaide: the heat, the wine, the weirdness, the progressive politics and the rigid colonial formality, the sinister horrors and the homey friendliness. They all paint a lively portrait of her home city as remembered, lived in, thought about, missed, loved, hated, laughed at, travelled to and from, seen from afar and close up by assorted writers, citizens and visitors but mainly as it exists in her memory and imagination.

    Imprint: Newsouth Books
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $9.99
  • ADELAIDE NOIR
    ADELAIDE NOIR
    FRAYNE ALEX
    ISBN: 9781743053171
    Title: ADELAIDE NOIR
    Author: FRAYNE ALEX
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Three years ago photographer Alex Frayne set about reshaping the way South Australians see their state. Adelaide Noir was born. Alex's images of factories, playgrounds and shopping centres give voice to his darkly comic vision, seeking beauty in the mundane, and art wherever it may be found.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN : A PERSONAL HISTORY ON THE ROAD AND OFF THE TRACKS
    ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN : A PERSONAL HISTORY ON THE ROAD AND OFF THE TRACKS
    MAYMUDES VICTOR
    ISBN: 9781250055309
    Title: ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN : A PERSONAL HISTORY ON THE ROAD AND OFF THE TRACKS
    Author: MAYMUDES VICTOR
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    August 2014 marks 50 years since Bob Dylan released his fourth album, "Another Side of Bob Dylan."
    Recorded in one night, in the middle of a turbulent year in his life, the album marked a departure from Dylan's socially-conscious folk songs and began his evolution toward other directions.
    During the years they spent together, few people outside of Dylan's immediate family were closer than Victor Maymudes, who was Dylan's tour manager, personal friend, and travelling companion from the early days in 1960s Greenwich Village through the late 90's.
    "Another Side of Bob Dylan" recounts landmark events including Dylan's infamous motorcycle crash; meeting the Beatles on their first US tour; his marriage to Sara Lownds, his romances with Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, and others; fellow travelers Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy, Dennis Hopper, The Band, The Traveling Wilburys, and more; memorable concerts, and insights on Dylan's songwriting process.On January 26th, 2001, after recording more than 24 hours of taped memories in preparation for writing this book, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob has written the book, using the tapes to shape the story.
    The result is a vivid, first-hand account of Dylan as an artist, friend, and celebrity, illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, and told by an engaging raconteur who cut his own swathe through the turbulent counterculture.

    Imprint: St Martin's Press
    RRP: $10.00

    Price: $10.00
  • BIG 5
    BIG 5
    CHOPRA SANJIV
    ISBN: 9781743548042
    Title: BIG 5
    Author: CHOPRA SANJIV
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The fundamental promise of every exciting medical discovery, diet, and exercise program is the same: do this, buy this, or eat this and you will look better, live longer, and feel healthier. But few books can make the promise of this one: if you adopt the following five simple habits you will live a longer and healthier life, guaranteed.

    - Drink coffee
    - Exercise regularly
    - Add nuts to your diet
    - Get plenty of vitamin D
    - Meditate regularly

    No gimmicks, no catches, on ifs, ands or buts.

    Presented by a trusted expert, The Big 5 includes easily digestible data from studies conducted by reputable universities, involving thousands of subjects. As there's no profit-driven industry promoting these ideas, many people aren't aware of the incredible benefits of incorporating them into their lives. Now readers can see how these five things offer many more proven benefits than the latest expensive supplements, fad diets, jazzy exercise programs, or state-of-the-art gym equipment.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $9.99
  • CITY STREETS : Progressive Adelaide 75 Years On
    CITY STREETS : Progressive Adelaide 75 Years On
    CAMPBELL LANCE
    ISBN: 9781743054130
    Title: CITY STREETS : Progressive Adelaide 75 Years On
    Author: CAMPBELL LANCE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 1936, Hermann Baring captured the State and its capital in pictures. For all time. Inspired by his work, photographer Mick Bradley and writer Lance Campbell set out in Baring's footsteps. In images and words, City Streets is progressive Adelaide today. This is a unique book about a unique city. For all time.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $79.95

    Price: $32.99
  • CURE FOR SUICIDE
    CURE FOR SUICIDE
    BALL JESSE
    ISBN: 9781925240030
    Title: CURE FOR SUICIDE
    Author: BALL JESSE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the acclaimed author of Silence Once Begun comes a beguiling new novel about a man starting over at the most basic level, and the strange woman who insinuates herself into his life and memory. A man and a woman have moved into a small house in a small village. The woman is an 'examiner', the man, her 'claimant'. The examiner is both doctor and guide, charged with teaching the claimant a series of simple functions: this is a chair, this is a fork, this is how you meet people. She makes notes in her journal about his progress. He is showing improvement, but his dreams are troubling. One day, the examiner brings him to a party, and here he meets Hilda, a charismatic but volatile woman whose surprising assertions throw everything the claimant has learned into question. What is this village? Why is he here? And who is Hilda? A fascinating novel of love, illness, despair and betrayal, A Cure for Suicide is the most captivating novel yet from this audacious and original writer.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $5.00
  • DOMINION : A History of England Volume V
    DOMINION : A History of England Volume V
    ACKROYD PETER
    ISBN: 9781509880027
    Title: DOMINION : A History of England Volume V
    Author: ACKROYD PETER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The penultimate volume of Peter Ackroyd’s masterful History of England series, Dominion begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to post-war depression, spanning the last years of the Regency to the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901.

    In it, Ackroyd takes us from the accession of the profligate George IV whose government was steered by Lord Liverpool, who was firmly set against reform, to the reign of his brother, William IV, the 'Sailor King', whose reign saw the modernization of the political system and the abolition of slavery.

    But it was the accession of Queen Victoria, aged only eighteen, that sparked an era of enormous innovation. Technological progress – from steam railways to the first telegram – swept the nation and the finest inventions were showcased at the first Great Exhibition in 1851. The emergence of the middle classes changed the shape of society and scientific advances changed the old pieties of the Church of England, and spread secular ideas across the nation. But though intense industrialization brought boom times for the factory owners, the working classes were still subjected to poor housing, long working hours and dire poverty.

    It was a time that saw a flowering of great literature, too. As the Georgian era gave way to that of Victoria, readers could delight not only in the work of Byron, Shelley and Wordsworth but also the great nineteenth-century novelists: the Brontë sisters, George Eliot, Mrs Gaskell, Thackeray, and, of course, Dickens, whose work has become synonymous with Victorian England.

    Nor was Victorian expansionism confined to Britain alone. By the end of Victoria’s reign, the Queen was also an Empress and the British Empire dominated much of the globe. And, as Ackroyd shows in this richly populated, vividly told account, Britannia really did seem to rule the waves.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $13.95
  • EAT AT THE BAR : Recipes inspired by travels in Spain Portugal Italy and Beyond
    EAT AT THE BAR : Recipes inspired by travels in Spain Portugal Italy and Beyond
    MCCONNELL MATT / GAMVROS JO
    ISBN: 9781743793954
    Title: EAT AT THE BAR : Recipes inspired by travels in Spain Portugal Italy and Beyond
    Author: MCCONNELL MATT / GAMVROS JO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Like the stalwart bar of the same name, Eat at the Bar makes readers feel at once at home and familiar – even if they have not ever ventured to Bar Lourinha, beloved for its food, booze, collectors' feel and old-fashioned hospitality.

    It is first a cookbook, sharing 55 recipes inspired by local farmers, providores, fishmongers and suppliers, and underpinned by the flavours author Matt McConnell continues to cook with today: garlic, pimento, salt and the best olive oil. The line-up is a best of the best from more than 10 years of Matt's respected repertoire of tapas and raciones.

    The book is also more than recipes: it is part travelogue too, sharing anecdotes, narrative and stunning photography from the authors' adventures in Spain, Portugal and Europe over many years – experiences that inspired the idea and philosophy of the now decade-old space they have created in their hometown of Melbourne.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $16.95
  • EVERYTHING UNDER
    EVERYTHING UNDER
    JOHNSON DAISY
    ISBN: 9781910702345
    Title: EVERYTHING UNDER
    Author: JOHNSON DAISY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Words are important to Gretel, always have been. As a child, she lived on a canal boat with her mother, and together they invented a language that was just their own. She hasn't seen her mother since the age of sixteen, though - almost a lifetime ago - and those memories have faded. Now Gretel works as a lexicographer, updating dictionary entries, which suits her solitary nature.

    A phone call from the hospital interrupts Gretel's isolation and throws up questions from long ago. She begins to remember the private vocabulary of her childhood. She remembers other things, too- the wild years spent on the river; the strange, lonely boy who came to stay on the boat one winter; and the creature in the water - a canal thief? - swimming upstream, getting ever closer. In the end there will be nothing for Gretel to do but go back.

    Daisy Johnson's debut novel turns classical myth on its head and takes readers to a modern-day England unfamiliar to most. As daring as it is moving, Everything Under is a story of family and identity, of fate, language, love and belonging that leaves you unsettled and unstrung.

    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Publishers
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $9.99
  • FACE IT
    FACE IT
    HARRY DEBBIE
    ISBN: 9780008229429
    Title: FACE IT
    Author: HARRY DEBBIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A MULTILAYERED MEMOIR FROM A MULTIFACETED ARTIST

    As a musician, an actor, a muse, an icon, the breadth of Debbie Harry's impact on our culture has been matched by her almost Sphinx-like reticence about her inner life. Through it all – while being acclaimed as one of the most beautiful women in the world, prized by a galaxy of leading photographers and fashion designers, beloved by legions of fans for her relentless, high-octane performances, selling 50 million albums or being painted by Andy Warhol – Debbie Harry has infused her perennial Blondie persona with a heady mix of raw sexuality and sophisticated punk cool.

    In Face It, Debbie Harry invites us into the complexity of who she is and how her life and career have played out over the last seven decades. Upending the standard music memoir, with a cutting-edge style keeping with the distinctive qualities of her multi-disciplined artistry, Face It includes a thoughtful introduction by Chris Stein, rare personal photos, original illustrations, fan artwork installations and more.

    Peppered with colourful characters, Face It features everyone from bands Blondie came up with on the 1970s music scene – The Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop and David Bowie – to artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marina Abramovi and H.R. Giger of Alien fame. It explores her successful acting career (she has starred in over 30 film roles, including David Cronenberg's Videodrome and John Waters's Hairspray), her weekends with William S. Burroughs and her attempted abduction by serial killer Ted Bundy. Ranging from the hardscrabble grit and grime of the early New York City years to times of glorious commercial success, interrupted by a plunge into heroin addiction, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy and Blondie's break-up as a band, an amazing solo career and then a stunning return with Blondie, this is a cinematic story of an artist who has always set her own path.Inspirational, entertaining, shocking, humorous and eye-opening, Face It is a memoir as dynamic as its subject.

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $18.95
  • GETTING OF GARLIC : Australian Food from Bland to Brilliant with Recipes Old and New
    GETTING OF GARLIC : Australian Food from Bland to Brilliant with Recipes Old and New
    NEWTON JOHN
    ISBN: 9781742235790
    Title: GETTING OF GARLIC : Australian Food from Bland to Brilliant with Recipes Old and New
    Author: NEWTON JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The white colonisers of Australia suffered from Alliumphobia, a fear of garlic. Local cooks didn’t touch the stuff and it took centuries for that fear to lift. This food history of Australia shows we held onto British assumptions about produce and cooking for a long time and these fed our views on racial hierarchies and our place in the world. Before Garlic we had meat and potatoes; After Garlic what we ate got much more interesting. But has a national cuisine emerged? What is Australian food culture?

    Renowned food writer John Newton visits haute cuisine or fine dining restaurants, the cafes and mid-range restaurants, and heads home to the dinner tables as he samples what everyday people have cooked and eaten over centuries. His observations and recipes old and new, show what has changed and what hasn’t changed as much as we might think even though our chefs are hailed as some of the best in the world.

    Imprint: Newsouth Books
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $9.95
  • HIGHER WORLD : SCOTLAND 1707-1815
    HIGHER WORLD : SCOTLAND 1707-1815
    FRY MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781780272337
    Title: HIGHER WORLD : SCOTLAND 1707-1815
    Author: FRY MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Michael Fry here applies his uniquely wide-ranging procedures of Scottish historical analysis to the eighteenth century, which gave this small nation its one era of truly global significance. He adds: 'Never again was it to be so exemplary: unless, perhaps, in the twenty-first century.' In his journey from the Union of 1707 to its centenary and beyond, Fry takes in vivid scenes from all over the country, ranges up and down the social scale from peeresses to prostitutes, from lairds to lunatics, and covers every major aspect of national life from agriculture to philosophy. Most other Scottish histories published in recent times concentrate on social and economic history, but Fry insists that any true understanding of the nation, in the past as in the present, needs to pay at least as much attention to politics and culture. The social history and the economic history show us how Scotland was integrated into Britain. The political history and the cultural history show us why the integration was never complete. In this book readers will see both sides surveyed. In that way they will come also to understand how the nation's rebirth in our own day remained possible.

    Imprint: BIRLIN
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $29.99
  • IF I WAS A PRIME MINISTER
    IF I WAS A PRIME MINISTER
    FEINER BECK AND ROBIN
    ISBN: 9780733338953
    Title: IF I WAS A PRIME MINISTER
    Author: FEINER BECK AND ROBIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE PRIME MINISTER?

    The Prime Minister's job is to make our country as good as it can be. But every Prime Minister Australia has ever had has been a grown-up!

    What if the grown-ups weren't in charge? What would kids do if they ran the country?

    We could have submarines to scoop garbage out of the sea ... or teach koalas how to do karate ... and hang giant rainbows in the sky to make everyone happy.

    What would YOU do if you were Prime Minster?

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $12.95
  • JAPAN   -   Beautiful World
    JAPAN - Beautiful World
    ISBN: 9781788682992
    Title: JAPAN - Beautiful World
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Delve inside the myriad landscapes of Japan with this stunning collection of photographs and discover the nation's extraordinary diversity of places, people and experiences - from moments in awe-inspiring cities to quiet escapes in remote, exotic corners.

    Beautiful World Japan is the perfect way to lose yourself in the country. Striking photos fill each page, while special gatefolds open to reveal magnificent panoramas. If you've been, retrace your steps and relive the time you spent there. If you haven't, this book is the perfect way to start planning an adventure.

    We've divided the contents into states and territories. Begin your journey in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, a place of hot springs, wilderness, forests and volcanoes, before moving through the country to the southern island of Okinawa, home to amazing cuisine, unique traditions and turquoise waters.

    On this journey you'll find powdered ski resorts, snow-covered national parks, indigenous animals and birds, gorges and dramatic waterfalls. You'll then discover sprawling neon jungles, Tokyo in cherry blossom season, ancient temples of Kyoto, powerful memorials, lush rice fields and delectable cuisine.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $12.95
  • JAPAN   -   From the Source
    JAPAN - From the Source
    ISBN: 9781760342982
    Title: JAPAN - From the Source
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lonely Planet presents Japan's most authentic dishes - direct from the kitchens where they were perfected.

    From street-food vendors to Michelin-starred chefs, Japan's best local cooks share their passion for food and 60 of their region's classic recipes - from steaming soups and silky ramen noodles to fresh, hand-rolled sushi.

    Recipes include:

    ** Takoyaki - octopus balls
    ** Sukiyaki - soy-simmered beef
    ** Okonomiyaki - savoury pancakes
    ** Torinabe - Chicken and vegetable hotpot
    ** Iwashi sushi - Sardine sushi
    ** Tonkatsu - deep-fried breaded pork cutlet
    ** Teppo-jiru - miso soup with crab
    ** Soki soba - Okinawan pork rib ramen with a pork broth
    And more!

    It would be easy to assume that Japanese cuisine is all about the food itself. But no. Or at least, it's not only about the food. The cuisine of this teeming archipelago of 3000 islands is a living part of its culture.

    In Japan, it's believed that food should be devoured with all five senses: not just smell, taste and sight, but also touch (the texture of the ingredients, the smooth warmth of bamboo chopsticks), and even sound (a high-end ryotei is oddly quiet, the better to appreciate the experience of eating).

    Any Japanese meal - from a simple home-cooked fare to the most structured, formal kaiseki - aims to blend each of these elements for balance and nutrition. Unsurprisingly, this provides myriad benefits for our health, as does the act of lingering over our food and cherishing each mouthful with all our senses - the latter has been proven to aid digestion and portion control. It's clear that meals taken the traditional Japanese way are good for us. That they are such a pleasure to consume, too? Well, that's just a happy coincidence.

    With sumptuous, original photography and inside stories and tips from Japan's best local cooks of the history, legend, emotion, and process behind each recipe, From the Source - Japan represents global food at its most thrilling. The perfect book for foodies and travel enthusiasts alike!

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $12.95
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