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First Person
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Richard Flanagan
Random House
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780143787242     
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 39.99
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Kif Kehlmann, a young penniless writer, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl offers Kehlmann the job of ghostwriting his memoir. He has six weeks to write the book, for which he'll be paid $10,000. But as the writing gets under way, Kehlmann begins to fear that he is being corrupted by Heidl. As the deadline draws closer, he becomes ever more unsure if he is ghostwriting a memoir, or if Heidl is rewriting him - his life, his future. Everything that was certain grows uncertain as he begins to wonder- who is Siegfried Heidl - and who is Kif Kehlmann? As time runs out, one question looms above all others- what is the truth? By turns compelling, comic, and chilling, this is a haunting journey into the heart of our age. 


The Trip of a Lifetime

**Signed copies available, for a limited time**
Cover Image, JellyfishMonica McInerney
Penguin
Genre: Fiction
ISBN9780143786313
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 32.99
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Monica McInerney's 12th novel tells the tale of Lola Quinlan, as she makes the decisive journey from South Australia all the way to Dublin, a place of memories still brimming with hurt.  


Jane Austen at Home
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Lucy Worsley
Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9781473632240     
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 32.99
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Step back into the world of Jane Austen with historian Lucy Worsley, as she visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodation, the houses both grand and small of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life, where she wrote her famous novels.  This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, and the way in which home is used in her novels to mean both a place of pleasure and a prison. Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley will reveal a passionate woman who fought for her freedom.


The PowerCover Image, Jellyfish

Naomi Alderman
Penguin
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780670919963    
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 19.99
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**WINNER of the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction**

Readers of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood will love this new take on women's lives in the here and now, as suddenly every man on the planet finds that they have lost control and women can inflict pain -even death - with a flick of the fingers.


The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
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Arundhati Roy
Hamish Hamilton
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780241303986
Paperback 2017
Price $32.99
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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness spools outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is war, and where, from time to time, 'normalcy' is declared. Anjum, who used to be Aftab, unrolls a threadbare carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. A baby appears quite suddenly on a pavement, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. The enigmatic S. Tilottama is as much of a presence as she is an absence in the lives of the three men who loved her. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is at once an aching love story and a decisive remonstration. 

The first novel in 20 years from the Booker-prize winning author of The God of Small Things.


Theft By Finding: Diaries Volume One
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David Sedaris
Little Brown
Genre: Biography
ISBN 97803491207376     
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 29.99
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For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries: from the family home in Raleigh, North Carolina, we follow Sedaris as he sets out to make his way in the world; as an art student and then teacher in Chicago he works at a succession of very odd jobs, meeting even odder people, before moving to New York to pursue a career as a writer - where instead he very quickly lands a job in Macy's department store as an elf in Santaland. A rare look into the mind of one of our generation's greatest comic geniuses.


In Search of Good Government
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Laura Tingle
Black Inc
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9781863959285     
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 22.99
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With the politics of rage and resentment dominating many Western nations, Laura Tingle’s calm, perceptive analysis is more relevant than ever. What has happened to good government? Can Malcolm Turnbull apply the lessons of the past to put things right?  When leaders surf the wave of discontentment all the way to power, how do they deal with our great expectations? In her crisp, profound and witty essays, Laura Tingle seeks answers to these questions.


Pocket Museum: Ancient GreeceCover Image, Long Way Home

David Michael Smith
Thames & Hudson
Genre: History
ISBN 9780500519585
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 27.99
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Pocket Museum: Ancient Greece presents more than 200 objects currently housed in public collections around the world that offer both context and immediacy to the rich culture of Ancient Greece. This book also offers an insight into the history of collecting and methods of interpretation, examining how the perception of objects has changed over time. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of each featured artifact, this is an absorbing introduction to a culture that has exerted an unparalleled influence on Western civilization.


Gastrophysics
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Charles Spence
Viking
Genre: Cooking
ISBN  9780241270097     
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 32.99
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Gastrophysics is a ground-breaking book by the world-leading expert in sensory science. Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three? Why are 27% of drinks bought on plane journeys tomato juice? How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which the pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways.


Pocket Museum: Ancient RomeCover Image, Long Way Home

Virginia L. Campbell
Thames & Hudson
Genre: History
ISBN 9780500519592
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 27.99
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If all the portable artifacts of Ancient Rome were in a single location, the lives of students, historians, and connoisseurs would be immeasurably simpler. But the masterpieces are in museums all over the world. This book identifies 200 of the most important of these works, and describes them vividly and informatively in ways that reveal how each is a key object in its own right - a creation that commemorates a great event or heralds the start of a new era in creativity or politics.


House of Names
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Colm Toibin
Picador
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781760551421
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 29.99
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Judged, despised, cursed by gods she has long since lost faith in, the murderess Clytemnestra tells of the deception of Agamemnon, how he sacrificed her eldest daughter - her beloved Iphigenia - to the Trojan campaign; how Clytemnestra used what power she had, seducing the prisoner Aegisthus, turning the government against its lord; plotting the many long years until her beacon fires announce the king's return ...Electra, daughter of a murdered father, loyal subject of the rightful king, studies Clytemnestra and her lover with cold anger and slow-burning cunning. She watches as they walk the gardens and corridors of the palace. She waits for the traitors to become complacent, to believe they are finally safe; she waits for her exiled brother, Orestes, for the boy to become a warrior, for fate to follow him home. She watches and she waits, until her spies announce her brother's return ...


October: The Story of the Russian RevolutionCover Image, Long Way Home

China Mieville
Verso
Genre: History
ISBN 9781789634504
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 29.99
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The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? This is the story of the extraordinary months between those upheavals, in February and October, of the forces and individuals who made 1917 so epochal a year, of their intrigues, negotiations, conflicts and catastrophes. As well as a political event of profound and ongoing consequence, Mieville reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story.


The Last Dog On the the IslandCover Image, Long Way Home

Steve Kelleher
New Holland
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781742579603
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 29.99
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Detector Dog Elise and her handler, Steve Kelleher, were the only drug detection unit in Tasmania. Working for Customs, Tasmania Police, Federal Police and the Tasmanian Corrections Service, they hunted down marijuana stashes, caches of amphetamines, tackling bikie gangs, hardened criminals and hazardous ship to-shore transfers. Their expertise took them all over Tasmania, to the mainland states and even into the South Pacific.  An addictive read.


Playing Lady Gaga being Nan PauCover Image, Long Way Home

Steve Tolbert
Lacuna Publishing
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781922198280
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 29.95
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Tasmanian Nick Stanish comes to Thailand looking for his missing brother — an aid worker at a medical clinic for Karen refugees — and to avoid dealing with a guilty secret. Seeking answers in the Snake Skin nightclub, Nick instead finds the local Lady Gaga — the club’s star entertainer — and is drawn into a world of sex slavery, drug smugglers, and possibly love. 

Playing Lady Gaga, Being Nan Pau is a compelling tale of survival and redemption, of actions and consequences, and of the best and the worst of humanity.


In the Days of Rain
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Rebecca Stott
Fourth Estate
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9780008209179
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 27.99
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As Rebecca Stott's father lay dying he begged her to help him write the memoir he had been struggling with for years. He wanted to tell the story of their family, who, for generations had all been members of a fundamentalist Christian sect, the Exclusive Brethren. Yet, each time he reached a certain point, he became tangled in a thicket of painful memories and could not go on. Rebecca was born into the sect, yet, as an intelligent, inquiring child she was always asking dangerous questions. She would discover that her father, an influential preacher, had been asking them too, and that the fault-line between faith and doubt had almost engulfed him. In In the Days of Rain Rebecca gathers the broken threads of her father's story, and her own, and follows him into the thicket to tell of her family's experiences within the sect, and the decades-long aftermath of their breaking away.


New Norfolk Inns, Pubs, and HotelsCover Image, Long Way Home

Paul McMaster
(self published)
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781542487894
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 35.00
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This title presents New Norfolk through the first 130 years of its inns, pubs, and hotels.   This book includes rare photographs, and background information of the owners of the venues where colonial Derwent Valley townspeople could socialise.


Men Without Women
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Haruki Murakami
Harvill Secker
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781911215370
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 35.00
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"I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden." Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.


Into the Water
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Paul Hawkins
Doubleday
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780857524430
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 32.99
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**Copies available for $25.00 - Limited time only**

In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn't pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind. But Jules is afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped. And most of all she's afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool. With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, satisfying read that hinges on the stories we tell about our pasts and their power to destroy the lives we live now.


The Thirst #11 Harry Hole
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Jo Nesbo
Harvill Secker
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781911215295
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 32.99
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A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case. When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away.


Norse Mythology
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Neil Gaiman
Bloomsbury
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781408886809
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 27.99
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The great Norse myths are an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page - irascible, visceral, playful, passionate - and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman's prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are irresistible forces for modern readers and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be read aloud around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night.


The Pleasures of Leisure
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Robert Dessaix
Random House
Genre: Literature
ISBN 9780143780045     
Hardback 2017
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In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. Robert Dessaix shows, in this thoughtful and witty book, how taking leisure seriously gives us back our freedom - to enjoy life, to revel in it, in fact; to deepen our sense of who we are as human beings. He explains how we can reclaim our right to 'rest well', and to loaf, groom, nest and play, as he looks at leisure from many angles- reading, walking, travelling, learning languages, taking siestas and simply doing nothing. The result is a terrifically lively and engaging conversation that reminds us that at leisure we are at our most intensely and pleasurably human.


Losing Streak
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James Boyce
Black Inc.
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781863959100     
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 22.99
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The story begins with the toppling of a premier, and ends with David Walsh, the man behind MONA, taking an eccentric stand against pokie machines and the political status quo. It is a story of broken politics and back-room deals. It shows how giving one company the licence to all the poker machines in Tasmania has led to several hundred million dollars of profits (mainly from problem gamblers) being diverted from public use, through a series of questionable and poorly understood deals. Losing Streak is a meticulous, compelling case study in governance failure, which has implications for pokies reform throughout Australia.


Letters of Love
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Various for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation
Affirm Press
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9781925475586     
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 19.99
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The Port Arthur massacre was one of the darkest days in Australian history. But the response, an unprecedented outpouring of love and compassion, also brought out the best in Australians. One year after that tragedy, Walter Mikac launched the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, in honour of his two young daughters who died alongside their mother on that terrible day. Since then, the Foundation has helped tens of thousands of vulnerable youth feel safe and secure from violence.

On its 20th anniversary, the Alannah and Madeline Foundation published Letters of Love, aimed at sending love back into the community again. More than 60 celebrities and public figures have written letters about love in all its shapes and sizes – from romance and platonic love, to familial love, and devotion to nature.  A celebration of positivity for all.


 

Beyond the RockCover Image, Art Making

Janelle McCulloch
Echo
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9780500518533     
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 35.00
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This is the story of one of Australia's most famous novels, and the author who kept its secrets until she died.

In the winter of 1966, at sixty-nine years of age, Lady Joan Lindsay sat down and wrote a short novel about a group of upper-class schoolgirls from a prestigious ladies college who disappear while on a country picnic in the summer of 1900. The result was Picnic at Hanging Rock, a literary mystery that has endured for half a century.  Beyond the Rock examines Joan Lindsay's enigmatic life, including her childhood, her complex marriage to Daryl Lindsay of the famous Lindsay family of artists, their enduring love and unconventional bohemian life.


Drawing and PaintingCover Image, Jellyfish

Kate Wilson
Thames & Hudson
Genre: Art
ISBN 9780500293164
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 45.00
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Drawing and Painting encompasses drawing, sketching and a range of painting styles, covering everything from pen and ink to oils and acrylics. Specially commissioned photography and artwork accompany step-by-step techniques, and profiles of contemporary artists give insight into various working methods, materials and techniques: the growing interest in digital tools as a medium is also acknowledged, and information is provided on how effects can be created using Smart Pens, tablets and apps.

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