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The Beat Goes on: The Complete Rebus Stories

The Beat Goes on: The Complete...

Ian Rankin

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

There is no detective like DI Rebus. Brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating to both his friends...[more]
Amnesia

Amnesia

Peter Carey

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

It was a spring evening in Washington DC; a chilly autumn morning in Melbourne; it was exactly 22.00 Greenwich...[more]
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The Lion Rampant

Blanche D'Alpuget...

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

The second novel in the compelling series about two of medieval history's most fascinating characters,...[more]
The Making of Australia: From a Corrupt Convict Settlement to the Remarkable Nation it is Today

The Making of Australia: From...

David Hill

History

$34.99

This is the story of how a struggling convict settlement grew into six dynamic colonies and then the remarkable...[more]
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The Bones of Paris: Harris Stuyvesant...

Laurie R. King

Fiction & Literature

$18.99

Paris, 1929. Stuyvesant's assignment is an investigator's dream- trawling cafes and in Montparnasse, looking...[more]
The Wife Drought: Why Women Need Wives, and Men Need Lives

The Wife Drought: Why Women Need...

Annabel Crabb

History

$34.99

Crabb's call is for a ceasefire in the gender wars.  Rather than a shout of rage, The Wife Drought...[more]
Agincourt: My Family, the Battle, and the Fight for France

Agincourt: My Family, the Battle,...

Sir Ranulph Fiennes...

History

$32.99

With fascinating detail on the battle plans, weaponry and human drama of Agincourt, this is a gripping...[more]
Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

Fields of Blood: Religion and...

Karen Armstrong...

Religion & beliefs

$35.00

Countering the atheist claim that believers are by default violent fanatics and religion is the cause...[more]
Us

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David Nicholls

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

LONGLISTED for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014....[more]
The Rich: From Slaves to Super Yachts - A 2,000 Year History

The Rich: From Slaves to Super...

John Kampfner

History

$32.99

From the Orwell Prize shortlisted author of Freedom for Sale, The Richis the fascinating history of how...[more]
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Gentlemen Formerly Dressed: Rowland...

Sulari Gentill

Fiction & Literature

$22.99

After narrowly escaping Nazi terror, Rowland Sinclair and his companions land in London, believing they...[more]
1946: The Making of the Modern World

1946: The Making of the Modern...

Victor Sebestyen...

History

$39.99

A compelling account of a crucial year in post-war history, in the tradition of Margaret MacMillan's award-winning...[more]
Ned Kelly Under the Microscope: Solving the Forensic Mystery of Ned Kelly's Remains

Ned Kelly Under the Microscope:...

Craig Cormick

History

$39.95

Tells the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of the science used in analysing Ned Kelly's remains....[more]
Crime, Punishment and Redemption: A Convict's Story

Crime, Punishment and Redemption:...

June Slee

History

$44.99

John Ward, writing whilst incarcerated on Norfolk Island, tells a story of thwarted love that led him...[more]
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Battarbee and Namatjira

Martin Edmond

Biography

$29.95

Battarbee and Namatjira is the biography of two artists Rex Battarbee and Albert Namatjira, one white...[more]
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Walking Free

Dr Munjed Al Muderis...

Biography

$32.99

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Nora Webster

Nora Webster

Colm Toibin

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is living in a small town, looking after her four children,...[more]
Civil War: The History of England, Volume III

Civil War: The History of England,...

Peter Ackroyd

History

$34.99

The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession...[more]
Poetry Notebook, 2006-2014

Poetry Notebook, 2006-2014

Clive James

Literary studies: poetry & poets

$32.99

Renowned critic and bestselling writer Clive James sets down his thoughts on the art form which matters...[more]
How the World Was Won: The Americanization of Everywhere

How the World Was Won: The Americanization...

Peter Conrad

History

$39.99

Tells the story of the spectacular rise and subsequent waning of American influence across the world since...[more]
The Forever House: Time-Honoured Australian Homes

The Forever House: Time-Honoured...

Cameron Bruhn

Art & Architecture

$70.00

Imagine a home designed and built especially for your family to grow, evolve and create memories in over...[more]
How to be Parisian Wherever You Are

How to be Parisian Wherever You...

Sophie Mas

Society & Social Sciences

$34.99

How to Be a Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude....[more]
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe: No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #15

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe:...

Alexander McCall...

Fiction & Literature

$34.99

Even the arrival of her baby can't hold Mma Makutsi back from success in the workplace![more]
Sydney Beaches: A History

Sydney Beaches: A History

Caroline Ford

History

$39.99

Accompanied by vibrant images of Sydney's seashore, this expansive and delightful book is the story of...[more]
Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World

Remarkable Plants That Shape...

Helen Bynum

Gardening

$49.99

Guides to the rich histories, significance and uses of over 80 key plants in 69 entries, revealing our...[more]
Cities That Shaped the Ancient World

Cities That Shaped the Ancient...

John Julius Norwich...

History

$49.99

From the worlds first true cities, in Mesopotamia, to the spectacular urban centres of the Maya in Central...[more]
You Say Potato: A Book About Accents

You Say Potato: A Book About...

Ben Crystal

Language: history & general works

$29.99

An authoritative, entertaining book about our accents, and what they say about us[more]
The Writing Life: Book 2

The Writing Life: Book 2

David Malouf

Literary studies: general

$29.99

From Christina Stead, Les Murray and Patrick White to Proust, Shakespeare and Charlotte Bronte, David...[more]
More Fool Me: A Memoir

More Fool Me: A Memoir

Stephen Fry

Individual actors & performers

$45.00

Invites readers to take a glimpse at author's life story. Containing raw, electric extracts from his diaries...[more]
Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

Acute Misfortune: The Life and...

Erik Jensen

Painting & paintings

$32.99

An unflinching portrait of talent and addiction. In 2008 the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik...[more]
The Spy Catchers: The Official History of ASIO, 1949-1963

The Spy Catchers: The Official...

David Horner

History

$59.99

With unprecedented access to their hitherto sealed records, this is the first volume of a remarkable official...[more]
Anzac Treasures: The Gallipoli Collection of the Australian War Memorial

Anzac Treasures: The Gallipoli...

Peter Pedersen

History

$69.99

A beautifully produced, lavishly illustrated commemorative volume drawing on the Memorial's unique collection...[more]
Charles Bean

Charles Bean

Ross Coulthart

Biography

$45.00

In this fresh new biography Ross Coulthart explores the man behind the legend.[more]
The First Fleet

The First Fleet

Rob Mundle

History

$45.00

Bestselling maritime biographer Rob Mundle is back on the ocean with a blockbuster.[more]
The Menzies Era

The Menzies Era

John Howard

History

$59.99

An assessment of Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, by John Howard, Australia's...[more]
A Bone of Fact

A Bone of Fact

David Walsh

Biography

$55.00

MONA's David Walsh is an enigma in the Australian art world. A Bone of Fact is his unconventional, absorbing...[more]
The Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia

The Bush: Travels in the Heart...

Don Watson

History

$45.00

The bush: few terms are as powerful, and few as hard to define. Far from a conventional history of it,...[more]
Literally Murder: Black Cat Bookshop #4

Literally Murder: Black Cat Bookshop...

Ali Brandon

Fiction & Literature

$14.95

From her Brooklyn bookstore, Darla Pettistone not only sells mysteries, but solves them, aided by her...[more]
Chasing El Dorado: A South American Adventure

Chasing El Dorado: A South American...

Aaron Smith

Memoirs

$29.95

Like William Burroughs before him, Smith is on a journey to save his soul, but instead falls headfirst...[more]
The Care and Management of Lies

The Care and Management of Lies...

Jacqueline Winspear...

Fiction & Literature

$29.95

1914. Tom enlists to fight for his country, Thea is drawn onto the battlefield and the family farm becomes...[more]
The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect

Graeme Simsion

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. If you were swept away by Graeme Simsion's international smash...[more]
100 Moments in Australian Painting

100 Moments in Australian Painting...

Barry Pearce

Art & Architecture

$49.99

What makes a painting endure and resonate through time? What makes a masterpiece?  Highly respected...[more]
Damage: A Dick Francis Novel

Damage: A Dick Francis Novel...

Felix Francis

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

Jeff Hinkley, undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, is looking into the shady...[more]
Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor

Augustus: From Revolutionary...

Adrian Goldsworthy...

Biography: historical, political & military

$49.99

The story of how Augustus rose from an obscure teenager to become Rome's first and greatest emperor[more]
The Anatomy of Murder

The Anatomy of Murder

The Detection Club...

Anthologies (non-poetry)

$27.99

A unique anthology for crime aficionados - seven of the world's most notorious genuine murder mysteries...[more]
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

The Assassination of Margaret...

Hilary Mantel

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

A brilliant - and rather transgressive - collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning...[more]
John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Mammals of Australia

John Gould's Extinct and Endangered...

Fred Ford

Mathematics & Sciences

$49.99

How poignant it is to look at some of Gould's  beautiful images of our animals and know that some...[more]
Sepia

Sepia

Martin Benn

Cookery, food & drink

$75.00

Renowned chef Martin Benn takes the reader on a culinary journey through 60 of his exciting dishes. Based...[more]
Crucifixion Creek: Belltree Trilogy #1

Crucifixion Creek: Belltree Trilogy...

Barry Maitland

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

Homicide detective Harry Belltree wouldn't usually be looking too hard at an elderly couple's suicide...[more]
A Christmas Hope: Christmas Novellas #11

A Christmas Hope: Christmas Novellas...

Anne Perry

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

A festive tale of courage, faith, and the importance of fighting for the truth, from the master storyteller...[more]
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