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Silent Pearls: Old Japanese Graves in Darwin and the History of Pearling by John Lamb at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney Oliver of the Levant by Debra Jopson at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney
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Falling in Love: Brunetti #24

Falling in Love: Brunetti #24...

Donna Leon

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

As an opera superstar, Flavia is well acquainted with attention from adoring fans and aspiring singers....[more]
The Gustav Sonata

The Gustav Sonata

Rose Tremain

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem distant....[more]
The Gene: An Intimate History

The Gene: An Intimate History...

Siddhartha Mukherjee...

Mathematics & Sciences

$35.00

Spanning the globe and several centuries, this book tells the story of the quest to decipher the master-code...[more]
Dictator: Cicero #3

Dictator: Cicero #3

Robert Harris

Fiction & Literature

$22.99

There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant...[more]
Submission

Submission

Michel Houellebecq...

Fiction & Literature

$22.99

As the 2022 French Presidential election looms, two candidates emerge as favourites: Marine Le Pen of...[more]
Quarterly Essay #62: James Brown on Going to War

Quarterly Essay #62: James Brown...

James Brown

History

$22.99

Going to war may be the gravest decision a nation and its leaders make. At the moment, Australia is at...[more]
The House by the Lake

The House by the Lake

Thomas Harding

History

$24.99

Revealing the story of Germany through the inhabitants of one small wooden building: a nobleman farmer,...[more]
Germany: Memories of a Nation

Germany: Memories of a Nation...

Neil MacGregor

History

$26.99

How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves? German...[more]
End of Watch: Bill Hodges #3

End of Watch: Bill Hodges #3...

Stephen King

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

A compelling and chilling suspense novel, END OF WATCH is the final stand-alone novel in King's trilogy...[more]
Don't You Cry

Don't You Cry

Mary Kubica

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace....[more]
Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS...

Joby Warrick

History

$24.99

Traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread...[more]
Introducing the Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World

Introducing the Ancient Greeks:...

Edith Hall

History

$24.99

They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the...[more]
The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret

The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century...

Catherine Hewitt...

Biography: historical, political & military

$22.99

A fantastically readable biography of a 19th-century Parisian courtesan who harbours an incredible secret...[more]
We're All Going to Die: A Joyful Book About Death

We're All Going to Die: A Joyful...

Leah Kaminsky

Health & Self-Help

$27.99

A joyful book about the necessity of celebrating life in the face of death.[more]
Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull

Stop at Nothing: The Life and...

Annabel Crabb

Biography: historical, political & military

$22.99

Malcolm Turnbull has quite a job ahead of him as leader of the Liberal Party. How is he going so far?...[more]
Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble

Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last...

Antony Beevor

History

$35.00

On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his last gamble in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes....[more]
The Chaser Quarterly - Issue 3, Winter 2016

The Chaser Quarterly - Issue...

The Chaser

Fiction & Literature

$19.95

From the team behind The Chaser's War on Everything, The Chaser Quarterly is a journal of low-brow satire...[more]
Before it Breaks

Before it Breaks

Dave Warner

Fiction & Literature

$24.99

Detective Daniel Clement is back in Broome, licking his wounds from a busted marriage and struggling to...[more]
Venice: Wisdom Tree #2

Venice: Wisdom Tree #2

Nick Earls

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

Venice is about love and the tensions that pull us apart: the love between Harrison and his uncle Ryan,...[more]
Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru

Offshore: Behind the Wire on...

Madeline Gleeson...

History

$29.99

What has happened on Nauru and Manus since Australia began its most recent offshore processing regime...[more]
Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth

Kick: The True Story of Kick...

Paula Byrne

Biography

$29.99

The remarkable life of the vivacious, clever - and forgotten - Kennedy sister, who charmed the English...[more]
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee...

Agnes Martin-Lugand...

Fiction & Literature

$27.99

At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Happy People Read and Drink Coffee is a deeply felt reminder that...[more]
Fatal Pursuit: Bruno #9

Fatal Pursuit: Bruno #9

Martin Walker

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

The real life disappearance of 'the most beautiful car ever made' sparks a new compelling case for Bruno,...[more]
The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty

The Private Lives of the Tudors:...

Tracy Borman

History

$35.00

Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography of Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes to reveal...[more]
Bolt: Worth Fighting for: Insights and Reflections

Bolt: Worth Fighting for: Insights...

Andrew Bolt

History

$24.99

Andrew Bolt confronts the biggest issues dividing Australia.[more]
Black British

Black British

Hebe De Souza

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

A debut novel from a powerful new voice in Australian fiction, Black British is a coming-of-age story...[more]
The Mountain Shadow

The Mountain Shadow

Gregory David Roberts...

Fiction & Literature

$25.00

An epic thriller, a love story and a philosophical quest - the brilliant sequel to international bestseller...[more]
Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History, Aftermath

Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History,...

Malcolm Lambert...

History

$44.99

Malcolm Lambert's investigation of the medieval origins of crusade and jihad casts a clear light on their...[more]
My Italian Bulldozer

My Italian Bulldozer

Alexander McCall...

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

Brand new stand alone novel from best-selling Alexander McCall Smith, based on an immensely popular short...[more]
The World as 100 People: A Visual Guide to 7 Billion Humans

The World as 100 People: A Visual...

Aileen Lord

Reference

$19.99

Fascinating facts about the 7 billion people that inhabit our planet[more]
The Dry

The Dry

Jane Harper

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

A brutal crime rocks a town suffering the worst drought in a century. Winner of the 2015 Victorian Premier's...[more]
Napoleon's Last Island

Napoleon's Last Island

Tom Keneally

Fiction & Literature

$22.99

Whilst living in exile on St Helena, Napoleon exerted an extraordinary influence on young Betsy Balcombe....[more]
Quiet Power: Growing Up as an Introvert in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Quiet Power: Growing Up as an...

Susan Cain

Health & Self-Help

$29.99

Childhood, adolescence and your early twenties are times wrought with insecurity and self-doubt. Your...[more]
City on Fire

City on Fire

Garth Risk Hallberg...

Fiction & Literature

$27.99

Midnight, New Year's Eve, 1976. Nine lives are about to be changed forever. Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney,...[more]
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome...

Mary Beard

History

$24.99

New York Times Bestseller. Mary Beard's magisterial history shows why Rome remains relevant to people...[more]
Dead Men Don't Order Flake

Dead Men Don't Order Flake

Sue Williams

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

An enormously enjoyable and pacy novel set in a speck of a country town, with a plucky amateur sleuth...[more]
Die of Shame

Die of Shame

Mark Billingham...

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

From number one bestseller Mark Billingham - author of Time of Death and In the Dark, both soon to be...[more]
The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945

The Secret War: Spies, Codes...

Sir Max Hastings...

History

$24.99

'As gripping as any spy thriller, Hastings's achievement is especially impressive, for he has produced...[more]
Our Young Man

Our Young Man

Edmund White

Fiction & Literature

$27.99

The newest novel from virtuosic writer Edmund White about the perils of beauty; a funny, sexy account...[more]
Speaking Out: A 21st-Century Handbook for Women and Girls

Speaking Out: A 21st-Century...

Tara Moss

Health & Self-Help

$22.99

A short, accessible and practical handbook for women on speaking out safely and confidently. Worldwide,...[more]
Other People's Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?

Other People's Money: Masters...

John Kay

Business & Economics

$23.99

Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2016 We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store our money,...[more]
The Boy on the Tricycle

The Boy on the Tricycle

Marcel Weyland

Biography

$29.95

The Boy on the Tricycle â?? Marcel Weylandâ??s extraordinary story, describes the three...[more]
Wood Green

Wood Green

Sean Rabin

Fiction & Literature

$26.95

Wood Green artfully evokes the claustrophobia of small-town life.[more]
Barkskins

Barkskins

Annie Proulx

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

'One of the greatest American writers' Independent From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize---winning...[more]
Lily and the Octopus

Lily and the Octopus

Steven Rowley

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

YOU. WILL. FALL. IN. LOVE. WITH. THIS. BOOK![more]
The Second Death: Sister Fidelma #26

The Second Death: Sister Fidelma...

Peter Tremayne

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

The twenty-sixth mystery in Peter Tremayne's much-loved series featuring 7th-century Irish super-sleuth...[more]
Shanghai Redemption: Inspector Chen #9

Shanghai Redemption: Inspector...

Qiu Xiaolong

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

The ninth novel in Qiu Xiaolong's acclaimed Chinese crime series sees Inspector Chen stripped of his title...[more]
How to be a Writer: Who Smashes Deadlines, Crushes Editors, and Lives in a Solid Gold Hovercraft

How to be a Writer: Who Smashes...

John Birmingham...

Language: reference & general

$24.99

This gonzo guide isn't for the faint-hearted. In high-octane style, best-selling author John Birmingham...[more]
A Hero in France

A Hero in France

Alan Furst

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

Let Alan Furst take you on a journey through the cobbled streets and smoky salons of wartime Europe as...[more]
The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom

The Soul of the Marionette: A...

John Gray

Philosophy

$24.99

We flatter ourselves about the nature of free will and yet the most enormous forces - biological, physical,...[more]
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