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  • LOVES PHILOSOPHY
    LOVES PHILOSOPHY
    KELEN S K
    ISBN: 9780648782520
    Title: LOVES PHILOSOPHY
    Author: KELEN S K
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It is impossible to understand how Kelen settled on the diverse subjects he has written on between the years 1978 to 2019. Regardless, the poems presented in Love’s Philosophy are given the same imaginative, romantic treatment — be it the great outdoors or a video game. Kelen’s vigorous style is much like his ‘Leech’— it goes for the jugular.

    Imprint: Gazebo Books
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • MATTHEW FLINDERS : Adventures of Leaky Ships
    MATTHEW FLINDERS : Adventures of Leaky Ships
    WILKINSON CAROLE
    ISBN: 9781742034935
    Title: MATTHEW FLINDERS : Adventures of Leaky Ships
    Author: WILKINSON CAROLE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Matthew Flinders was a country boy who wanted to be a sailor. He lived at a time when ocean voyages took months, sometimes years. His life at sea was full of adventure and danger. He was the first to sail all the way around Australia. He drew the first complete map of the continent. Sailing was a dangerous business in Matthew's time that could end in shipwreck, disease or death. He wanted to make it safer for sailors by making his map as accurate as possible.

    Imprint: Wild Dog
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • MEXICAN GOTHIC
    MEXICAN GOTHIC
    MORENO-GARCIA SILVIA
    ISBN: 9781529402674
    Title: MEXICAN GOTHIC
    Author: MORENO-GARCIA SILVIA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a mesmerising feminist re-imagining of Gothic fantasy, in which a young socialite discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico. He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemi. You have to save me.

    When glamorous socialite Noemi Taboada receives a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging to be rescued from a mysterious doom, it's clear something is desperately amiss. Catalina has always had a flair for the dramatic, but her claims that her husband is poisoning her and her visions of restless ghosts seem remarkable, even for her.

    Noemi's chic gowns and perfect lipstick are more suited to cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing, but she immediately heads to High Place, a remote mansion in the Mexican countryside, determined to discover what is so affecting her cousin.

    Tough and smart, she possesses an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: not of her cousin's new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemi; and not of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi's dreams with visions of blood and doom.

    Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family's youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family's past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family's once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemi digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.

    And Noemi, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to leave this enigmatic house behind . . .

    Imprint: JO FLETCHER BOOKS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • MOUNTAINS SING
    MOUNTAINS SING
    MAI NGUYEN PHAN QUE
    ISBN: 9781786079503
    Title: MOUNTAINS SING
    Author: MAI NGUYEN PHAN QUE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Born in 1920, Tran Dieu Lan's family lost everything after the Communist government came to power in North Viet Nam. Forced to flee with her six children, she knows she must do whatever it takes to keep her family together. Many years later, her country is again at war, and her young granddaughter Huong watches her parents disappear down the Ho Chi Minh Trail to fight.

    Vivid, compelling and deeply moving, The Mountains Sing brings to life the true human cost of a devastating war, and the improbable power of hope to sustain us when all seems lost. With echoes of Homegoing and Pachinko, this is a standout new novel from a celebrated Vietnamese poet.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • MY FIRST BOOK OF PARIS
    MY FIRST BOOK OF PARIS
    ARRHENIUS INGELA P
    ISBN: 9781406391206
    Title: MY FIRST BOOK OF PARIS
    Author: ARRHENIUS INGELA P
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Explore the beautiful city of Paris in this stylish big picture dictionary from Ingela P. Arrhenius.

    From the banks of the Seine to the top of the Eiffel Tower, there's so much to see in Paris! Visit lively neighbourhoods, famous museums and trendy bistros in this gorgeous picture book from Ingela P. Arrhenius. With striking illustrations of everything from iconic landmarks to the traditional French croissant, this is a stylish gift for any fan of the City of Light.

    Imprint: Walker Books Australia
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • NEW PARISIENNE : The Women & Ideas Shaping Paris
    NEW PARISIENNE : The Women & Ideas Shaping Paris
    TRAMUTA LINDSEY
    ISBN: 9781419742811
    Title: NEW PARISIENNE : The Women & Ideas Shaping Paris
    Author: TRAMUTA LINDSEY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The New Parisienne focuses on one of the city's most prominent features, its women. Lifting the veil on the mythologized Parisian woman-white, lithe, ever fashionable-Lindsey Tramuta demystifies this oversimplified archetype and recasts the women of Paris as they truly are, in all their complexity. Featuring 50 activists, creators, educators, visionaries, and disruptors-like Leila Slimani, Lauren Bastide, and Mayor Anne Hidalgo-the book reveals Paris as a blossoming cultural center of feminine power. Both the featured women and Tramuta herself offer up favorite destinations and women-owned businesses, including beloved shops, artistic venues, bistros, and more.

    The New Parisienne showcases "Parisianness" in all its multiplicity, highlighting those who are bucking tradition, making names for themselves, and transforming the city.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • NIGHTFALL   #6
    NIGHTFALL #6
    MESSENGER SHANNON
    ISBN: 9781471189470
    Title: NIGHTFALL #6
    Author: MESSENGER SHANNON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sophie Foster is struggling. Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows one thing: she will not be defeated.

    The Neverseen have had their victories - but the battle is far from over. It's time to change tactics. Make sacrifices. Re-examine everything. Maybe even time for Sophie to trust her enemies.

    All paths lead to Nightfall - an ominous door to an even more ominous place - and Sophie and her friends strike a dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover. The problems they're facing stretch deep into their history. And with time running out, and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies must join forces in ways they never have before.

    In this spectacular sixth book in the New York Times bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must uncover the truth about the Lost Cities' insidious past, before it repeats itself and changes reality.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • NINJA KID #6 Ninja Giants
    NINJA KID #6 Ninja Giants
    DO ANH
    ISBN: 9781743835135
    Title: NINJA KID #6 Ninja Giants
    Author: DO ANH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The fair is in town! Nelson and Kenny want to go on ALL the rides!

    But after testing Grandma’s new invention, they’re suddenly TOO SMALL to go anywhere! Luckily, Nelson and Kenny have a plan to get TALLER again... way, WAAAAY TALLER!

    Imprint: Scholastic Australia
    RRP: $15.99

    Price: $15.99
  • NINJA KID #7 Ninja Giants
    NINJA KID #7 Ninja Giants
    DO ANH
    ISBN: 9781760974664
    Title: NINJA KID #7 Ninja Giants
    Author: DO ANH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: March 2021 New Release

    Grandma has invented the COOLEST thing ever—a GLOVE that can bring toys to life! But when the glove is stolen, Nelson and Kenny have
    to find a way to get it back... before a CRAZY TOY ARMY takes over the WHOLE TOWN!

    Imprint: Scholastic Australia
    RRP: $15.99

    Price: $15.99
  • NOT CUTE
    NOT CUTE
    BUNTING PHILIP
    ISBN: 9781760972387
    Title: NOT CUTE
    Author: BUNTING PHILIP
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Quokka did not like being cute. Not one bit. The romping, stomping, chomping tale of one stubbornly adorable marsupial.

    Imprint: Scholastic Australia
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • OI PUPPIES
    OI PUPPIES
    GRAY KES
    ISBN: 9781444937367
    Title: OI PUPPIES
    Author: GRAY KES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends!

    Another brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book, jam-packed with cute puppies and silliness. From the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog!

    Dog is looking after some puppies. Quite a few puppies, actually, and none of them will sit! Not even on guppies, like they're supposed to! They're getting a little out of hand. But luckily Frog's got a cunning plan . . .

    Imprint: Hodder Headline
    RRP: $15.99

    Price: $15.99
  • ON IMMUNITY : AN INNOCULATION
    ON IMMUNITY : AN INNOCULATION
    BISS EULA
    ISBN: 9781922182944
    Title: ON IMMUNITY : AN INNOCULATION
    Author: BISS EULA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When Eula Biss became a mother, she stepped into a new world of fear: fear of the government, the medical establishment, the contents of her child's air, food, mattress - and vaccines. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity, and its implications for the individual and the social body.

    Weaving her personal experiences with an exploration of classical and contemporary literature, Biss considers what vaccines, and the debate around them, mean for her own child, her immediate community and the wider world. On Immunity is an inoculation against our fear and a moving account of how we are all interconnected - our bodies and our fates.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • OTHER PASSENGER
    OTHER PASSENGER
    CANDLISH LOUISE
    ISBN: 9781471196461
    Title: OTHER PASSENGER
    Author: CANDLISH LOUISE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUR HOUSE, WINNER OF THE CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

    You're feeling pretty smug about your commute to work by riverboat. No more traffic gridlock or getting stuck on the tube in tunnels (you're claustrophobic). Now you've got fresh air, an iconic Thames view, a whole lifestyle upgrade. You've made new friends on board - led by your hedonistic young neighbour, Kit - and just had your first official 'water rats' get-together.

    The day after the drinks, Kit isn't on the morning boat. The river landmarks are all the same, but something's off. When you disembark, the police are waiting. Kit's wife, Melia, has reported him missing and another passenger saw you arguing on the last boat home after your drinks. Police say you had a reason to lash out at him. To threaten him.

    You protest. You and Kit are friends - ask Melia, she'll vouch for you. And who exactly is pointing the finger? What do they know about your private lives?

    No, whatever coincidences might have occurred last night, you are innocent, totally innocent.

    Aren't you?

    Praise for The Other Passenger:

    'I'm a HUGE fan of Louise Candlish's writing but she really knocks it out of the park with this one, with its Hitchcockian atmosphere of mounting dread and almost unbearable suspense, building to its astonishing conclusion. And it's all so frighteningly credible because the characters are so brilliantly drawn, so knowable. A must read!' Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List


    'A novel like a roulette wheel at full tilt: smooth, hypnotic, relentless, exciting - and ultimately, just as unpredictable... Like every Candlish thriller, The Other Passenger is psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister' AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • OUR FINAL WARNING : Six Degrees of Climate Emergency
    OUR FINAL WARNING : Six Degrees of Climate Emergency
    LYNAS MARK
    ISBN: 9780008308568
    Title: OUR FINAL WARNING : Six Degrees of Climate Emergency
    Author: LYNAS MARK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This book must not be ignored. It really is our final warning.

    Mark Lynas delivers a vital account of the future of our earth, and our civilisation, if current rates of global warming persist. And it's only looking worse.



    We are living in a climate emergency. But how much worse could it get? Will civilisation collapse? Are we already past the point of no return? What kind of future can our children expect? Rigorously cataloguing the very latest climate science, Mark Lynas explores the course we have set for Earth over the next century and beyond. Degree by terrifying degree, he charts the likely consequences of global heating and the ensuing climate catastrophe.

    At one degree – the world we are already living in – vast wildfires scorch California and Australia, while monster hurricanes devastate coastal cities. At two degrees the Arctic ice cap melts away, and coral reefs disappear from the tropics. At three, the world begins to run out of food, threatening millions with starvation. At four, large areas of the globe are too hot for human habitation, erasing entire nations and turning billions into climate refugees. At five, the planet is warmer than for 55 million years, while at six degrees a mass extinction of unparalleled proportions sweeps the planet, even raising the threat of the end of all life on Earth.

    These escalating consequences can still be avoided, but time is running out. We must largely stop burning fossil fuels within a decade if we are to save the coral reefs and the Arctic. If we fail, then we risk crossing tipping points that could push global climate chaos out of humanity's control.

    This book must not be ignored. It really is our final warning.

    Imprint: Fourth Estate
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • PANDEMIC CENTURY : A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to COVID-19
    PANDEMIC CENTURY : A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to COVID-19
    HONIGSBAUM MARK
    ISBN: 9780753558287
    Title: PANDEMIC CENTURY : A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to COVID-19
    Author: HONIGSBAUM MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A Financial Times Best Book of the Year

    The most timely and informative history book you will read this year, tracing a century of pandemics, with a new chapter on COVID-19.


    Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet, despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us by surprise, inciting panic and dominating news cycles. From the Spanish flu and the 1924 outbreak of pneumonic plague in Los Angeles, to the 1930 'parrot fever' pandemic and the more recent SARS, Ebola, Zika and - now - COVID-19 epidemics, the last 100 years have been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms.

    In The Pandemic Century, Mark Honigsbaum chronicles 100 years of history in 10 outbreaks. Bringing us right up-to-date with a new chapter on COVID-19, this fast-paced, critically-acclaimed book combines science history, medical sociology and thrilling front-line reportage to deliver the story of our times.

    As we meet dedicated disease detectives, obstructive public health officials, and gifted scientists often blinded by their own expertise, we come face-to-face with the brilliance and medical hubris shaping both the frontier of science - and the future of humanity's survival.

    Imprint: W H ALLEN
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER : The War on Populism and the Fight for Democracy
    PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER : The War on Populism and the Fight for Democracy
    FRANK THOMAS
    ISBN: 9781925849288
    Title: PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER : The War on Populism and the Fight for Democracy
    Author: FRANK THOMAS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An eye-opening account of populism, the most important - and misunderstood - movement of our time.

    Everything we think we know about populism is wrong.

    Today, populism is seen as a frightening thing, a term pundits use to describe the racist philosophy of Donald Trump and European extremists. But this is a mistake.

    The real story of populism is an account of enlightenment and liberation; it is the story of democracy itself, of its ever-widening promise of a decent life for all. Taking us from the tumultuous 1890s, when the radical left-wing US Populist Party fought plutocrats, to the triumphs of reformers under Roosevelt and Truman, Frank reminds us how much we owe to the populist ethos.

    Frank also shows that elitist groups have reliably detested populism, lashing out at working-class concerns; today's moral panic in liberal circles is only the latest expression. Frank pummels the elites, revisits the movement's provocative politics, and declares true populism to be the language of promise and optimism. People Without Power is a ringing affirmation of a movement that, Frank shows us, is not the problem of our times, but the solution.

    Imprint: Scribe Publications
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
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