The Lost Man by Jane Harper

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Three brothers, one death, a fenceline stretching to the horizon.

Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cam. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects...

For readers who loved The Dry and Force of Nature, Jane Harper has once again created a powerful story of suspense, set against a dazzling landscape.

 

Jane Harper worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK, and now lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter. Her first novel, The Dry, was an international bestseller, winning numerous top awards including the Australia Book Industry and Indie Book of the Year awards, the UK's CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Jane's novels, The Dry and Force of Nature, have been sold to 34 territories worldwide.

 

ISBN: 9781743549100
ISBN-10: 1743549105
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Available: 23rd October 2018
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.3

The Arsonist: A Mind On Fire by Chloe Hooper

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The Arsonist takes readers inside the hunt for a fire-lighter. After Black Saturday, a February 2009 day marked by 47 degree heat and firestorms, arson squad detectives arrived at a plantation on the edge of a 26,000-hectare burn site. Eleven people had just been killed and hundreds made homeless. Here, in the Latrobe Valley, where Victoria’s electricity is generated, and the rates of unemployment, crime and domestic abuse are the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn’t know.

The Arsonist tells a remarkable detective story, as the police close in on someone they believe to be a cunning offender; and a puzzling psychological story, as defence lawyers seek to understand the motives of a man who, they claimed, was a naïf that had accidentally dropped a cigarette.

It is the story not only of this fire – how it happened, the people who died, the aftermath for the community – but of fire in this country. What it has done, what it has meant, what it might yet do. Bushfire is one of Australia’s deepest anxieties, never more so than when deliberately lit. Arson, wrote Henry Lawson, expresses a malice ‘terrifying to those who have seen what it is capable of. You never know when you are safe.’

As she did in The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper takes us to a part of the country seldom explored, and reveals something buried but essential in our national psyche. The bush, summertime, a smouldering cigarette – none of these will feel the same again.

 

Chloe Hooper's The Tall Man- Death and Life on Palm Island (2008) won the Victorian, New South Wales, West Australian and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, as well as the John Button Prize for Political Writing, and a Ned Kelly Award for crime writing. She is also the author of two novels, A Child's Book of True Crime and The Engagement.

 

ISBN: 9780670078189
ISBN-10: 0670078182
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Available: 15th October 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 1

The Magic Bookshop by Natalie Jane Prior & Cheryl Orsini

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On rainy afternoons, when it's too wet to play outside after school, Ben goes to his grandfather's bookshop. But with secret doors and passages, and tigers under the floorboards, there's much more going on than Ben could ever have imagined.A wonderful collection of new stories from the bestselling creators of The Fairy Dancers and The Tales of Mrs Mancini.

 

ISBN: 9780733338328
ISBN-10: 0733338321
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Available: 24th September 2018
Publisher: ABC Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 19.7  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.39

The Girl On the Page by John Purcell

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Amy Winston is a hard-drinking, bed-hopping, hot-shot young book editor on a downward spiral. Having made her name and fortune by turning an average thriller writer into a Lee Child, Amy is given the unenviable task of steering literary great Helen Owen back to publication. When Amy knocks on the door of their beautiful townhouse in north west London, Helen and her husband, the novelist Malcolm Taylor, are conducting a silent war of attrition. The townhouse was paid for with the enormous seven figure advance Helen was given for the novel she wrote to end fifty years of making ends meets on critical acclaim alone. The novel Malcolm thinks unworthy of her. The novel Helen has yet to deliver. The novel Amy has come to collect.

Amy has never faced a challenge like this one. Helen and Malcolm are brilliant, complicated writers who unsettle Amy into asking questions of herself - questions about what she values, her principles, whether she has integrity, whether she is authentic. Before she knows it, answering these questions becomes a matter of life or death.

From ultimate book industry insider, John Purcell, comes a literary page-turner, a ferocious and fast-paced novel that cuts to the core of what it means to balance ambition and integrity, and the redemptive power of great literature.

 


While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop - imaginatively called 'John's Bookshop' - in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written (under a pseudonym) a series of successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at literary’ festivals and on TV and been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection.

 

ISBN: 9781460756973
ISBN-10: 1460756975
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Available: 24th September 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU

Living with the Gods by Neil MacGregor

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No society on Earth lacks beliefs about where it has come from, its place in the world, and the connection of individuals to the eternal. Until recently, it was widely assumed that religion was on the wane almost everywhere- now, far from becoming marginalised, the relationship between faith and society has moved to the centre of politics and global conversation. Neil MacGregor's new book and radio series, and the parallel exhibition at the British Museum, trace how different societies have understood and articulated their place in the cosmic scheme. He examines mankind's beliefs not from the perspective of institutional religions, but by focusing on the shared narratives that have shaped societies - and on what happens when different narratives run up against each other. MacGregor brilliantly turns his kaleidoscope of objects, monuments and ideas to set these pressing contemporary concerns in the long perspectives of time and place.

 

Neil MacGregor was Director of the National Gallery, London from 1987 to 2002 and of the British Museum from 2002 to 2015. His previous books include A History of the World in 100 Objects, Shakespeare's Restless World and Germany- Memories of a Nation, all available in Penguin and now between them translated into more than a dozen languages. In 2010, he was made a member of the Order of Merit, the UK's highest civil honour. He is now Chair of the Steering Committee of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin.

 

ISBN: 9780241308295
ISBN-10: 0241308291
Series: The BBC Radio 4 series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Available: 21st September 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 5.6
Weight (kg): 1.28
Edition Number: 1

Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi

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Yotam Ottolenghi's award-winning recipes are always a celebration- an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Ottolenghi SIMPLE is no different, with 140 brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and flavour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.

Bursting with colourful photography for every recipe, Ottolenghi SIMPLE showcases Yotam's standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy - whether that's getting wonderful food on the table in under 30 minutes, using just one pot to make a delicious meal, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead and then served when you're ready.

These brilliant, flavour-forward dishes are all SIMPLE in at least one (but very often more than one) way-

S - short on time- less than 30 minutes
I - 10 ingredients or less
M - make ahead
P - pantry
L - lazy
E - easier than you think

Ottolenghi SIMPLE is the stunning new cookbook we have all been wishing for- Yotam Ottolenghi's vibrant food made easy.

 

Yotam Ottolenghi is a cookery writer and chef-patron of the Ottolenghi delis and NOPI restaurant. He writes a weekly column in The Guardian's FEAST magazine and has published seven bestselling cookbooks- PLENTY and PLENTY MORE (his collection of vegetarian recipes); OTTOLENGHI- THE COOKBOOK and JERUSALEM, co-authored with Sami Tamimi; NOPI- THE COOKBOOK with Ramael Scully; and SWEET with Helen Goh. Yotam has made two 'Mediterranean Feasts' series for More 4, along with a BBC4 documentary, 'Jerusalem on a Plate'.

 

ISBN: 9781785031168
ISBN-10: 1785031163
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Available: 6th September 2018
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 19.8  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.12

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

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The great city of Troy is under siege as Greek heroes Achilles and Agamemnon wage bloody war over a stolen woman. In the Greek camp, another woman is watching and waiting- Briseis. She was a queen of this land until Achilles sacked her city and murdered her husband and sons. Now she is Achilles' concubine- a prize of battle.

Briseis is just one among thousands of women backstage in this war - the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead - all of them voiceless in history. But, though no one knows it yet, they are just ten weeks away from the death of Achilles and the Fall of Troy, an end to this long and bitter conflict. Briseis will see it all - and she will bear witness.

 

Pat Barker is the author of Union Street, Blow Your House Down, The Century's Daughter, The Man Who Wasn't There, the Regeneration Trilogy (Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road), Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, and the Life Class Trilogy (Life Class, Toby's Room and Noonday). Pat Barker lives in Durham.

 

ISBN: 9780241338094
ISBN-10: 0241338093
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Available: 3rd September 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Edition Number: 1

Learning to Die by Thomas Maloney

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Is thirty already too late to reconsider? Natalie, usually so conscientious, can't remember why her life is following Plan B. Dan carries in his mind a vision of the universe, but sings like a donkey. But their marriage has some precious ember at its core, doesn't it?

Meanwhile, Mike is relieved to discover that it doesn't matter if there's a void where the weightiest substance of your character should be. Fearless mountaineer Brenda sees arcs of blood in a crowded room. And James, pacing and fidgeting in a cage of his own design, doesn't know how to unfollow his dreams.

This vivaciously intelligent novel follows five characters as they fall under a mortal shadow that none is expecting so soon, but that might just help them learn how to live, just in time.

 

Thomas Maloney was born in Kent in 1979, grew up in London, and studied Physics at Oxford. He is a competent but unexceptional mountaineer, an astigmatic birdwatcher, and a lapsed amateur astronomer. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife, daughter, and kayak.

 

ISBN: 9781925322170
ISBN-10: 1925322173
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Available: 3rd September 2018
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Country of Publication: AU

Wintering by Krissy Kneen

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When Jessica's partner disappears into the dark Tasmanian forest, there is of course the mystery of what happened to him - the deserted car, the enigmatic final image recorded on his phone. There is the strange circle of local women, widows of disappeared men, with their edgy fellowship and unhinged theories. And the forest itself- looming hugely over this tiny settlement on the remote tip of the island.

But for Jessica there is also the tight community in which she is still a stranger and Matthew was not. What secrets do they know about her own life, that she doesn't. And why do they believe things that should not - cannot - be true. For her own sanity, Jessica needs to know two things. Who was Matthew? And who - or what - has he become?

 

Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of memoir—Affection—and fiction: An Uncertain Grace, Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, as well as the Thomas Shapcott Award-winning poetrycollection Eating My Grandmother. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television.

 

ISBN: 9781925603880
ISBN-10: 1925603881
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Available: 3rd September 2018
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU

Home: Drawings by Syrian Children by Ben Quilty

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Ben Quilty has assembled this heartbreaking and awe-inspiring collection of drawings by Syrian children. These drawings form an extraordinary testament to the resilience of a generation of survivors whose childhood has been shaped by the worst war of our century. Their art speaks directly to us all as human beings, and we have an obligation to listen closely and seriously.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will directly support World Vision's Child Friendly Spaces, early childhood and basic education projects in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

 

Ben Quilty is an Australian artist and social commentator.

 

ISBN: 9780143791546
ISBN-10: 0143791540
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Available: 3rd September 2018
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU

The Honey Factory by Jurgen Tautz

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Bee hives might look like seething anarchy at first glance, but bees know exactly what they are doing. The universe of the beehive is an intricately organised, delicately balanced ecosystem. From the mighty queen to the lowliest worker bees, each bee plays its part in the whole.

The Honey Factory plunges the reader into the invisible life of a bee colony and reveals the secrets of this fascinating world. How do worker bees come to a collective decision? What does the honeybees' waggling dance communicate? What provokes the sexual excesses of the young queen bee? And why is the precious relationship between humans and bees a matter of species survival?

Combining the most fascinating scientific discoveries and greatest secrets in bee research, The Honey Factory answers these questions and more.

 

ISBN: 9781760640408
ISBN-10: 1760640409
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Available: 3rd September 2018
Publisher: Black Inc.
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 14.0

Back, After the Break by Osher Gunsberg

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Osher Gunsberg, one of Australia's most loved celebrities, opens up in a powerful, dark, funny and heartwrenching memoir about life, love and living with mental illness. It's hard to remember a time when Osher Gunsberg (or Andrew G as he was then) wasn't on TV - he's just always been there, looking at ease in the spotlight, beaming a big smile, with a questionable haircut. He was there hanging out with The Offspring backstage at the Warped Tour on Channel V; announcing to a national audience of three million people that Guy Sebastian was our first Australian Idol; and later capturing the heart of the nation by hosting every season of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and now Bachelor in Paradise. But while everything looks great from the outside, the real picture has not always been quite so rosy.

Osher has always known he's different to most other people. Struggling with anxiety, panic attacks and weight issues since he was young, he tried for years to drink away the anxiety and depression. He ended up unemployed, divorced, suicidal and certifiable on the other side of the world, yet somehow he managed to put the broken pieces of his mind back together and make a life for himself again. He lives with a mental illness - and he's come to terms with it to live an authentic, rich and fulfilling life.

A revealing, raw, funny and heartfelt memoir from one of Australia's most well-known and well-liked celebrities.

 

ISBN: 9781460756249
ISBN-10: 146075624X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Available: 20th August 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU

Whimsy and Woe: The Final Act by Rebecca McRitchie

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As a blazing inferno rages through Whitby City, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt see their last clue go up in flames and their journey to find their parents has seemingly come to a fiery end. That is until the siblings spot a very familiar man in the crowd . . .

In the final act to this dramatic tale, Whimsy and Woe must escape villainous thieves, travel beneath a desert, climb the Mountainous Mountains and perform a death-defying trapeze act in the Benton Brothers Circus . . . all before going undercover at the annual Thespian Society Masquerade Ball. Can they stop The Purple Puppeteer's evil plans in time and rescue their parents? Or will The Purple Puppeteer pull their family's strings forever? From talented author Rebecca McRitchie and award-winning illustrator Sonia Kretschmar comes the thrilling conclusion to Whimsy and Woe.

 

Rebecca McRitchie would love to tell you that she was raised by wolves in the depths of a snow-laden forest until she stumbled upon and saved a village from the fiery peril of a disgruntled dragon. But, truthfully, she works as a children's editor and lives in Sydney. Whimsy and Woe  and the sequel, Whimsy and Woe: The Final Act,  are her first fiction titles.

 

ISBN: 9781460754672
ISBN-10: 1460754670
Series: Whimsy & Woe
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Available: 20th August 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU

Jamie Cooks Italy by Jamie Oliver

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Jamie Cooks Italy is a celebration of the joy of Italian food. Jamie wants to share his love of all things Italian with accessible, best-ever recipes for Classic Carbonara, Salina Chicken, Stuffed Focaccia, Baked Risotto Pie, Pot-Roasted Cauliflower and Limoncello Tiramisu. This is about bringing the pleasure and passion of the world's favourite cuisine to your kitchen at home.

Featuring 130 recipes in Jamie's easy-to-follow style, the book has chapters on Antipasti, Salad, Soup, Meat, Pasta, Fish, Rice & Dumplings, Bread & Pastry, Sides, Desserts and all the Basics you need.

The recipes are a mix of fast and slow cooking, familiar classics with a Jamie twist, simple everyday dishes and more indulgent labour-of-love choices for weekends and celebrations. Whether cooking for yourself or cooking for friends and family, the aromas and tastes will transport you straight to the landscapes of Italy. Viva Italia!

 

ISBN: 9780718187736
ISBN-10: 0718187733
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Available: 9th August 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

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In 2008, 13-year-old Jon Bronson disappears on his morning walk to school. After even his parents give him up for dead, only his best friend, Chloe, remains certain that he would come back.

Four years later, Jon returns with no memory of anything after the day he disappeared. But something's different about him. His presence seems to cause spontaneous nose-bleeds in those around him. When he hugs his father, the older man passes out. The family dog disappears.

Jon's only clue to his missing four years is the battered book left behind by the man he believes abducted him. And he and Chloe are determined to figure out what happened to Jon... before his presence does more than cause a couple of bloody noses. They're sure they can solve the mystery and save Jon.

But this is a Caroline Kepnes novel. You know that the worst is yet to come.

With her trademark flair, precision eye for detail and acerbic wit, Caroline Kepnes will bring the suspense thriller to a whole new level with PROVIDENCE - a story of loss, horror, redemption and the love that binds us all.

 

ISBN: 9781471162862
ISBN-10: 1471162869
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Available: 1st August 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3

Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds by Jeremy Lachlan

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tep inside. Don’t look back. Forward is the only way. His Dark Materials meets Mad Max in this unforgettable blockbuster adventure about the world between worlds.

When a fierce quake strikes the remote island of Bluehaven, and her father disappears, Jane Doe is thrown headfirst into an epic quest to bring him home. 

But this ain’t no ordinary rescue mission. Her father is lost in a place between worlds; a dangerous labyrinth of shifting rooms, infernal booby traps and secret gateways. And Jane has to find him fast, because someone else is searching for him, too. A man who knows her father’s secrets. A man who has an army. 

With a pyromaniac named Violet and the enigmatic Hickory by her side, Jane is about to discover that this adventure is even bigger on the inside than it looks ... 

This is the blockbuster adventure the worlds have been waiting for.

 

Born and raised in Griffith, country New South Wales, Jeremy Lachlan completed his Honours degree in creative writing at the University of Canberra in 2004. Since then, he has won no writing prizes of any kind, but he did once take home $100 in a karaoke competition. He’s super proud of this.

He now calls Sydney home, is slightly obsessed with dogs, and often wonders why we can’t whistle and smile at the same time.

 

ISBN: 9781760501815
ISBN-10: 1760501816
Series: The Jane Doe Chronicles
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Available: 1st August 2018
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.8
Edition Number: 1

The Football Solution by George Megalogenis

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A sport unlike any other in the world, football has always been Australia's bellwether. But at a time when politics is increasingly conducted like sports - full of one-eyed tribalism, captain's calls and policy dictated by the Newspoll scoreboard - football is the one institution that's more relevant than ever.

And it's Richmond that's out in front of the pack. Before it could win the 2017 premiership, the club had to change how it thought about good leadership. By weaving together the game's conflicted history, a sharp-eyed analysis of Richmond's off-field turbulence and his own love of the Tigers, Megalogenis reveals just how Richmond found a new way to win - and how Australia might do the same.

 

George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades' experience in the media. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for the ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. He is also the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade, Quarterly Essay 40- Trivial Pursuit - Leadership and the End of the Reform Era and Quarterly Essay 61- Balancing Act - Australia Between Recession and Renewal.

 

ISBN: 9780143791720
ISBN-10: 0143791729
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Available: 30th July 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 1

The Little Swedish Kitchen by Rachel Khoo

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Bestselling food writer Rachel Khoo bid farewell to her Parisian kitchen and moved to Sweden in pursuit of love. Having made the country her home, Rachel now shares over 100 delicious and seasonal Swedish recipes from her new little Scandi kitchen i- celebrating traditional fare, embracing local ingredients, exploring what the locals eat at home and offering her own fresh and delicious takes on Swedish recipes.

Woven through with stunning photographs of the location and food, and created with Rachel's inimitably stylish touch, this ravishing new cookbook takes readers on a culinary tour of this beautiful country and lets them experience the Swedish art of enjoying just the perfect amount of the best things in life for themselves.

 

After graduating from Central Saint Martin's College with a degree in Art and Design, British food writer Rachel Khoo moved to Paris to study pOtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu cookery school. Rachel's TV series, The Little Paris Kitchen, was broadcast by the BBC and her beautiful tie-in cookbooks have been published around the globe. Rachel now lives in Sweden with her husband and baby, and travels the world working on a variety of projects. Her other books include The Little Paris Kitchen and My Little French Kitchen.

 

ISBN: 9780718188917
ISBN-10: 0718188918
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Available: 30th July 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

Beautiful Revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

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It's the summer of 1968, and Evelyn Lynden is a woman at war with herself. Minister's daughter. Atheist. Independent woman. Frustrated wife. Bitch with a bleeding heart.

Following her conscientious-objector husband Lenny to the rural Eden of Evergreen Valley, California, Evelyn wants to be happy with their new life. Yet as the world is rocked by warfare and political assassinations, by racial discrimination and social upheaval, she finds herself disillusioned with Lenny's passive ways - and anxious for a saviour.

Enter the Reverend Jim Jones, the dynamic leader of a revolutionary church called Peoples Temple. As Evelyn grows closer to Jones, her marriage is just the first casualty of his rise to power.

Meticulously researched, elegantly written, and utterly engrossing, Beautiful Revolutionary explores the allure of the real-life charismatic leader who would destroy so many. In masterful prose, Woollett painstakingly examines what happens when Evelyn is pulled into Jones's orbit - an orbit it would prove impossible for her to leave.

 

Laura Elizabeth Woollett was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. In 2012, she completed an honours degree in creative writing at the University of Melbourne. In 2014, she was awarded a Wheeler Centre/Readings Foundation Hot Desk Fellowship and the John Marsden/Hachette Prize for Fiction, and was chosen as one of the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival's '30 Under 30'. Her short-story collection, The Love of a Bad Man (Scribe, 2016), was shortlisted for the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction and the 2017 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction.

 

ISBN: 9781925713039
ISBN-10: 1925713032
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Available: 30th July 2018
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3

Rendezvous with Oblivion by Thomas Frank

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What does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? When, after forty years of economic triumph, America’s winners persuade themselves that they owe nothing to the rest of the country?

With his sharp eye for detail, Thomas Frank takes us on a wide-ranging tour through present-day America, showing us a society in the late stages of disintegration, and describing the worlds of both the winners and the losers — the sprawling mansion districts as well as the lives of fast-food workers.

Rendezvous with Oblivion is a collection of interlocking essays examining how inequality has manifested itself in US cities, in its jobs, in the way its people travel, and, of course, in its politics — where, in 2016, millions of anxious, ordinary people rallied to the presidential campaign of a billionaire who meant them no good.

These accounts of folly and exploitation are brought together in a single volume unified by Frank’s distinctive voice, sardonic wit, and anti-orthodox perspective. They capture a society where every status signifier is hollow, where the allure of mobility is just another con game, and where rebellion too often yields nothing.

For those who despair of the future of America and of reason itself, Rendezvous with Oblivion is a booster shot of energy, reality, and moral outrage.

 

Thomas Frank is the author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, What's the Matter with Kansas?, and Listen, Liberal (Scribe 2016). A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper's , Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler . He lives outside Washington, DC.

 

ISBN: 9781925713497
ISBN-10: 1925713490
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Available: 30th July 2018
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Country of Publication: AU