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The Silkworm: Cormoran Strike #2

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Lucy Arlington

Fiction & Literature

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David Day

Biography

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The Illuminations

The Illuminations

Andrew O'Hagan

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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The Cartoon Guide to Algebra

The Cartoon Guide to Algebra...

Larry Gonick

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Priya Parmar

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Peter Twohig

Fiction & Literature

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After Darkness

After Darkness

Christine Piper...

Fiction & Literature

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Allan Ropper

Medicine

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Mrs Jeffries and the One Who Got Away: Mrs Jeffries #34

Mrs Jeffries and the One Who...

Emily Brightwell...

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Monica Ferris

Fiction & Literature

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B B Haywood

Fiction & Literature

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Mozart: A Life

Paul Johnson

Music

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Mobile Library

David Whitehouse...

Fiction & Literature

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Mayday: How Warring Egos Forced...

Matt O'Sullivan...

Business & Economics

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The Australian Moment: How We Were Made for These Times

The Australian Moment: How We...

George Megalogenis...

History

$32.99

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Clade

Clade

James Bradley

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

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Useful

Debra Oswald

Fiction & Literature

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Dear Leader: From Trusted Insider to Enemy of the State, My Escape From North Korea

Dear Leader: From Trusted Insider...

Jang Jin-Sung

Autobiography: general

$19.99

Contains new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the...[more]
A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread

Anne Tyler

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

Abby and Red are getting older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them and the house...[more]
Mr Bones: Twenty Stories

Mr Bones: Twenty Stories

Paul Theroux

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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Red Notice: How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy

Red Notice: How I Became Putin's...

Bill Browder

Autobiography: general

$35.00

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The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd

The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd...

Quentin Beresford...

History

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Fury: Women Write About Sex,...

Samantha Trenoweth...

Society & Social Sciences

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In Australia violence against women is a silent epidemic. In this collection, some of Australia's best...[more]
Bitter Wash Road

Bitter Wash Road

Gary Disher

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

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The Refuge

The Refuge

Kenneth Mackenzie...

Fiction & Literature

$12.95

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Everything You Need to Know About the Referendum to Recognise Indigenous Australians

Everything You Need to Know About...

George Williams...

History

$19.99

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The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable...

Norman Doidge

Mathematics & Sciences

$35.00

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Ann Granger

Fiction & Literature

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Trio

Trio

Geraldine Wooller...

Fiction & Literature

$27.99

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Gondola

Gondola

Donna Leon

History

$39.99

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The Invention of Fire

The Invention of Fire

Bruce Holsinger...

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A Girl's Life in the Siege of Leningrad

The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A...

Lena Mukhina

Autobiography: historical, political & military

$29.99

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Satellite People: DI Kolbjorn Kristiansen #2

Satellite People: DI Kolbjorn...

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Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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Final Solution: The Fate of the...

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History

$29.99

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Earth Dances: Music in Search of the Primitive

Earth Dances: Music in Search...

Andrew Ford

Music

$29.99

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The Silk Road: A New History...

Valerie Hansen

History

$26.95

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The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

The Utopia of Rules: On Technology,...

David Graeber

Business & Economics

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Force of Kings: Tyrant #6

Force of Kings: Tyrant #6

Christian Cameron...

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

The triumphant final volume in the epic series - a series of monumental battles, fascinating history and...[more]
Gun Street Girl: Sean Duffy #4

Gun Street Girl: Sean Duffy #4...

Adrian McKinty

Fiction & Literature

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Motive: Alex Delaware #30

Jonathan Kellerman...

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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The Origins of the Irish

The Origins of the Irish

J.P. Mallory

History

$29.99

Written as an engrossing detective story, this title aims to deal with the core issues and multiple influences...[more]
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry...

Gabrielle Zevin...

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

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Blood Revenge: Murder on the Hawkesbury 1799

Blood Revenge: Murder on the...

Lyn Stewart

History

$24.95

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The Third Reich in History and Memory

The Third Reich in History and...

Richard J. Evans...

History

$55.00

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The Poet's Tale: Chaucer and...

Paul Strohm

Biography: literary

$29.99

As the year 1386 began, Geoffrey Chaucer was a middle-aged bureaucrat and sometime poet, living in London...[more]
The War with the Ottoman Empire: The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War

The War with the Ottoman Empire:...

Jeffrey Grey

History

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Isis: The State of Terror

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History

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Travel & holiday

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