The Secret Ingredient: The Power of the Family Table by Chloe Shorten

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With treasured recipes, Chloe Shorten shows how eating together as a family offers more than a meal: it can nourish relationships and nurture your children. Chloe reveals ways to encourage the connections we make at the family table. She shares her tried-and-true recipes passed down from family, friends and neighbours across Australia: her mum Dame Quentin Bryce's popular eggplant parmigiana, icon Wendy McCarthy's perfect roast chicken and a chocolate cake so divine it was served in restaurants. The Secret Ingredient invites you to bring the remarkable power of the family meal into your home.

Chloe Shorten
Chloe Shorten is a communications specialist, Queensland girl, mother of three and an advocate for improving the lives of women, children and people with disabilities. She lives in Melbourne and is married to Bill.

ISBN:
9780522872354
Category:
Food & society
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-04-2018
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia

Macbeth by Jo Nesbø

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Set in a dark, rainy northern town, Nesbo's Macbeth pits the ambitions of a corrupt policeman against loyal colleagues, a drug-depraved underworld and the pull of childhood friendships.

Get ready to helter-skelter through the darkest tunnels of human experience.

Jo Nesbo
Jo Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di derre ('Them There').

Their second album topped the charts in Norway, but he continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

He is regarded as one of the world’s leading crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police and The Son all topping the UK bestseller charts, and his novels are published in 50 languages. The new Harry Hole thriller, The Thirst, is published on April 20th 2017. 

ISBN:
9781781090268
Category:
Shakespeare plays
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-04-2018
Language:
English
Series:
Hogarth Shakespeare Ser.
Publisher:
Random House
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm

THE LAST PEACH By Gus Gordon

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From internationally award-winning picture book creator Gus Gordon comes this delightful story about friendship and sharing.
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One fine summer's day two bugs discover the most beautiful peach of the season and are faced with a dilemma...
Who should eat it?

ISBN:
9780670078912
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
02-04-2018
Publisher:
Penguin Australia Pty Ltd
Pages:
32

The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman

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Conceived while his larger-than-life father, Bear Bavinsky, cavorted around Rome in the 1950s, the young Pinch learns that his father's genius trumps everything else. After Bear abandons his family, Pinch strives to make himself worthy - first as a painter, and then as his father's biographer, before settling, disillusioned, into a job teaching Italian in London.

And when Bear dies, Pinch hatches a scheme to secure his father's legacy.

What makes an artist? With his signature compassion and humour, Tom Rachman conjures a life lived in the shadow of greatness. The Italian Teacher is a masterly novel about a son striving to make his own mark on the world.

ISBN:
9781925498219
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-04-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Text Publishing Company
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm

The Death of Noah Glass  by Gail Jones

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The art historian Noah Glass, having just returned from a trip to Sicily, is discovered floating face down in the swimming pool at his Sydney apartment block. His adult children, Martin and Evie, must come to terms with the shock of their father's death. But a sculpture has gone missing from a museum in Palermo, and Noah is a suspect. The police are investigating.None of it makes any sense. Martin sets off to Palermo in search of answers about his father's activities, while Evie moves into Noah's apartment, waiting to learn where her life might take her. Retracing their father's steps in their own way, neither of his children can see the path ahead.

Gail Jones
Gail Jones is the author of two short-story collections, a critical monograph, and the novels Black Mirror, Sixty Lights, Dreams Of Speaking, Sorry and Five Bells.

Three times shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, her prizes include the WA Premier's Award for Fiction, the Nita B. Kibble Award, the Steele Rudd Award, the Age Book of the Year Award, the Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction and the ASAL Gold Medal.

She has also been shortlisted for international awards, including the IMPAC and the Prix Femina. Her fiction has been translated into nine languages.

ISBN:
9781925603408
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-04-2018
Publisher:
Text Publishing Co
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
320

Librarian The by Salley Vickers

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Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a children's librarian. But the apparently pleasant town is not all it seems. Sylvia falls in love with an older man - but it's her connection to his precocious young daughter and her neighbours' son which will change her life and put them, the library and her job under threat.

How does the library alter the young children's lives and how do the children fare as a result of the books Sylvia introduces them to?

Salley Vickers
Salley Vickers is the author of several bestselling novels including Miss Garnet's Angel, Mr Golightly's Holiday, The Other Side of You and Dancing Backwards.

Her most recent books are The Cleaner of Chartres (Viking 2012) and short story collection The Boy Who Could See Death (Viking 2015). She has worked as a cleaner, a dancer, a teacher of children with special needs, a university lecturer and a psychoanalyst.

ISBN:
9780241330210
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-04-2018
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom

The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal 

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Mona is a dollmaker. She crafts beautiful, handmade wooden dolls in her workshop in a sleepy seaside town. Every doll is special. Every doll has a name. And every doll has a hidden meaning, from a past Mona has never accepted. Each new doll takes Mona back to a different time entirely - back to Birmingham, in 1972. Back to the thrill of being a young Irish girl in a big city, with a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. Back to her first night out in town, where she meets William, a gentle Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. Back to their whirlwind marriage, and unexpected pregnancy. And finally, to the tragedy that tore them apart.

Kit de Waal
Kit de Waal was born in Birmingham to an Irish mother, who was a foster carer and a Caribbean father. She worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law, was a magistrate for several years and sits on adoption panels.

She used to advise Social Services on the care of foster children, and has written training manuals on adoption and foster care.

Her writing has received numerous awards including the Bridport Flash Fiction Prize 2014 and 2015 and the SI Leeds Literary Reader's Choice Prize 2014. My Name is Leon is her first novel. She has two children.

ISBN:
9780241207116
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-04-2018
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm

A Scandal in Bohemia by Gideon Haigh

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As enigmatic in life as in death, Mollie Dean was a woman determined to transcend. Creatively ambitious and sexually precocious, at twenty-five she was a poet, aspiring novelist and muse on the peripheries of Melbourne's bohemian salons - until one night in 1930 she wasbrutally slain by an unknown killer in a laneway while walking home. Her family was implicated. Those in her circle, including her acclaimed artist lover Colin Colahan, were shamed. Her memory was anxiously suppressed. Yet the mystery of her death rendered more mysterious her life and Mollie's story lingered, incorporated into memoir, literature, television, theatre and song, most notably in George Johnston's classic My Brother Jack. In A Scandal in Bohemia, Gideon Haigh explodes the true crime genre with a murder story about life as well as death. Armed with only a single photograph and echoes of Mollie's voice, he has reassembled the precarious life of a talented woman without a room of her own - a true outsider, excluded by the very world that celebrated her in its art. In this work of restorative justice, Mollie Dean emerges as a tenacious, charismatic, independent woman for whom society had no place, and whom everybody tried to forget - but nobody could.

Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh has been a journalist for more than three decades, has contributed to more than a hundred newspapers and magazines, published thirty-two books and edited seven others.

The Office: A Hardworking History won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction; On Warne was shortlisted for the Melbourne Prize for Literature; Certain Admissions won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for True Crime; and Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the Shot that Changed Cricket was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Nonfiction.

Gideon lives in Melbourne with his wife and daughter. Nobody has played more games for his cricket club - nor, perhaps, wanted to.

ISBN:
9780143789574
Category:
True crime
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-04-2018
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
320

Perfect Imperfection: Dog Portraits Of Resilience And Love by Alex Cearns

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Meet special little Vegemite with the permanent wink; Bali Pip, the playful pup who lost her fur; Raul, who takes partial paralysis in his stride; and many more, all seen through the lens of award-winning photographer Alex Cearns.

In this inspiring portrayal of difference, Alex captures the intrinsic beauty and spirit; the sweetness, resilience and strength of 60 perfectly imperfect dogs. They adapt to their unique bodies without complaint, they survive with determination and they live with joy. The bond between these endearing doggos and their humans shines through - and sometimes they even save each other.

For anyone who's ever loved a dog...

ISBN:
9780733339189
Category:
Animals & nature in art (still life
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19-03-2018
Publisher:
ABC Books
Country of origin:
Australia

The Friendship Cure by Kate Leaver

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A compelling, fresh and thought-provoking exploration of friendship - what it is, how to keep it, and why we need it more than ever before.

Friendship is like water. We need it to survive, we crave it when it's scarce, it runs through our veins and yet we forget its value simply because it's always available.

The basic compulsion to make friends is in our DNA; we've evolved, chimp-like, to seek out connection with other human beings. We move through life in packs and friendship circles and yet we are stuck in the greatest loneliness epidemic of our time. It's killing us, making us miserable and causing a public health crisis. But what if friendship is the solution, not the distraction?

Journalist Kate Leaver believes that friendship is the essential cure for the modern malaise of solitude, ignorance, ill health and angst.

If we only treated camaraderie as a social priority, it could affect everything from our physical health and emotional well-being to our capacity to find a home, keep a job, get married, stay married, succeed, feed and understand ourselves.

In this witty, smart book - an appealing blend of science, pop culture and memoir - she meets scientists, speaks to old friends, finds extraordinary stories and uncovers research to look at what friendship is, how it feels, where it can survive, why we need it and what we can do to get the most from it - and how we might change the world if we value it properly.

ISBN:
9781460754542
Category:
Popular psychology
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19-03-2018
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland

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An enchanting and captivating novel, about how our untold stories haunt us - and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is taken in by her grandmother, June, a flower farmer who raises Alice on the language of Australian native flowers, a way to say the things that are too hard to speak.

Under the watchful eye of June and the women who run the farm, Alice settles, but grows up increasingly frustrated by how little she knows of her family's story. In her early twenties, Alice's life is thrown into upheaval again when she suffers devastating betrayal and loss. Desperate to outrun grief, Alice flees to the dramatically beautiful central Australian desert. In this otherworldly landscape Alice thinks she has found solace, until she meets a charismatic and ultimately dangerous man.

Spanning two decades, set between sugar cane fields by the sea, a native Australian flower farm, and a celestial crater in the central desert, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart follows Alice's unforgettable journey, as she learns that the most powerful story she will ever possess is her own.

'An astonishingly assured debut, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is a story of love, loss, betrayal and the redemptive power of storytelling ... both heartbreaking and life-affirming.' Kate Forsyth

'The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is a book that glows - in the fire and heart of it; in the wonder and hope of it. Holly Ringland is a gifted, natural story-teller and her novel--about finding magic in the dark; about the power of freedom and the freedom of story--is truly a light-giving, tender thing. A vivid, compelling, utterly moving debut.' Brooke Davis

"I loved this brave and beautiful book. Alice Hart has the strength and magic of an Australian wildflower in bloom." Favel Parrett

'This novel shines with courage, with heart, and with love. Infused with a tender ferocity, and the beauty and warmth of native flowers, it invokes great stories of loss, kindness and home.' Ashley Hay

'The best fairy tales traverse the darkest corners of the human heart, and this beautiful novel is no exception. Truth and illusion, devastation and triumph, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart will spit you out whole.' Myfanwy Jones

ISBN:
9781460754337
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19-03-2018
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
336

Obsidio: The Illuminae Files_03 by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

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From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mould and has been called 'stylistically mesmerizing' and 'out-of-this-world-awesome.'
Asha Grant came to Kerenza to escape her past. Too bad he just caught up with her.

Asha survived BeiTech's initial assault and has been working undercover with the hopelessly outmatched resistance ever since. That, and figuring out what to do with the secret she's stashed in the crawlspace. The last thing she expected to worry about was her ex-boyfriend, but Rhys Lindstrom just landed planetside, and he's looking finer than ever in his new BeiTech uniform. Is he her way out - or a guarantee she never gets off this frozen rock alive?

But Asha's not the only one with problems. Her cousin Kady's ragtag band of survivors are headed for Kerenza - without enough oxygen to last the journey. Oh, and there might be an insurrection brewing. But when have little things like that ever stopped the Illuminae Group?

Too bad time isn't on their side. With BeiTech hurrying to repair their damaged jump gate, and a mass extermination planned for the Kerenza civilians, only a miracle could save them now. And everyone knows that miracles are just statistical probabilities ... right?

Jay Kristoff
Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of The Lotus War, The Illuminae Files and The Nevernight Chronicle.

He is a winner of the Aurealis Award, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named in the Kirkus Best Teen Books list and published in a dozen countries, most of which he has never visited.

Being the holder of an arts degree, he has no education to speak of. Jay is 6'7 and has approximately 13380 days to live.

He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world's laziest Jack Russell. He does not believe in happy endings.

Amie Kaufman
Amie Kaufman is the New York Times and internationally bestselling co-author of The Illuminae Files (Illuminae, Gemina) and the Starbound Trilogy (These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, Their Fractured Light.)

Her award-winning books are published in almost 30 countries, and she is based in Melbourne, Australia, where she lives with her husband, their rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.

ISBN: 9781925266726
Category: Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format: Paperback / softback
Publication Date: 14-03-2018
Pages: 624
Dimensions (mm): 234x153mm

The Murdoch Method: Notes on Running a Media Empire by Irwin Stelzer

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Rupert Murdoch is one of the most notorious and successful businessmen of our age.

Now, for the first time, an insider within the Murdoch empire reveals the formidable method behind the man. Irwin Stelzer, Murdoch's chief financial advisor and closest personal aide for 35 years reveals what makes Rupert tick and how he grew from humble beginnings as the owner of an Adelaide newspaper, to becoming the head of a globe-circling enterprise worth over US$35 billion.

But this isn't just a straight-forward business memoir. Rather, Stelzer explores what makes Murdoch so unique: whether that be down to his love of taking risks, his mistrust of the establishment, or his unconventional management style.

Revealing what really happened during Murdoch's most infamous moments, Stelzer examines how Murdoch navigated both his success and his failures: including his tussles with regulators, his doomed foray into social media, his victories over trade unions, and how he handled the fallout of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

Venerated, despised, admired and mistrusted, Murdoch has left an indelible imprint on the world of business, media and politics. Read this engrossing account to find out how he did it.

ISBN:
9781786494009
Category:
Business & management
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14-03-2018
Publisher:
Atlantic Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
234x156mm

Divided by Tim Marshall

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Why We're Living in an Age of Walls

“One of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine”
 – Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard, on Prisoners of Geography

Walls are going up. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. Over 6,000 miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years, and they are redefining our political landscape.

There are many reasons why walls go up, because we are divided in many ways: wealth, race, religion, politics. In Europe the divisions of the past decade threaten not only European unity, but in some countries liberal democracy itself. In China, the Party’s need to contain the divisions wrought by capitalism will define the nation’s future. In the USA the rationale for the Mexican border wall runs deeper than the need to control illegal immigration; it taps into the fear that the USA will no longer be a white majority country during the course of this century.

Understanding what has divided us, past and present, is essential to understanding much of what’s going on in the world today. In ten chapters covering The Great Divides; China; the USA; the UK; Europe; the Middle East; India and Bangladesh; Africa; The Spaces In Between; and The Bridges Across, bestselling author Tim Marshall presents an unflinching and essential overview of the faultlines that will shape our world for years to come. 

ISBN:
9781783963744
Category:
Politics & government
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2018
Publisher:
Elliott & Thompson Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
235x156mm

 

Almighty Dollar By Dharshini David

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 Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works

The dollar is the lifeblood of globalisation: China holds billions in reserve for good reason.

Greenbacks, singles, bucks or dead presidents, call them what you will, $1.2 trillion worth are floating around right now – and half the dollars in circulation are actually outside of the USA. But what is really happening as these billions of dollars go around the world every day?

By following $1 from a shopping trip in suburban Texas, via China’s Central Bank, Nigerian railroads, the oil fields of Iraq and beyond, The Almighty Dollar answers questions such as: why is China the world’s biggest manufacturer – and the US its biggest customer? Is free trade really a good thing? Why would a nation build a bridge on the other side of the globe?

In lively and entertaining prose Dharshini David lays bare these complex interrelationships through the simple story of one dollar as it moves through the opaque international system.

This is essential reading that gets to the heart of how our new globalised world really works.

ISBN:
9781783963768
Category:
International relations
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2018
Publisher:
Elliott & Thompson Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
235x156mm

Australia's Ultimate Bucket List: The Top 100 Places You Should See In Your Lifetime by Clint Bizzell and Jennifer Adams

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We all have those bucket list destinations in Australia the places in our own backyard that we plan to visit one day (before we kick the bucket, of course).
Australia's Ultimate Bucket List is your guide to the most iconic and diverse destinations across this stunning country that you really should see in this lifetime. The 100 destinations featured have been curated by Jennifer Adams and Clint Bizzell from Network Ten's popular travel show Places We Go. Through Jen and Clint's experience, and with the help of public voting on the Places We Go website, this list covers every state and territory.

You'll find famous destinations as well as lesser known places, including the shifting colours of Uluru, the immense desert landscape of the Nullarbor, and the vast marine organism that is our Great Barrier Reef. Featuring beautiful photography from each location, and with a map of Australia to help you pinpoint each destination, this book is the perfect gift for every Australian.

Clint Bizzell
Clint Bizzell enjoyed 12 years as an AFL footballer, playing for both Geelong and Melbourne.

Clint and his partner Jennifer Adams are presenters for the Australian travel show Places We Go, which airs on Network Ten and is currently in its sixth series.

Jennifer Adams
Jennifer Adams is the author of many books including Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen and the popular Edgar the Raven series.

Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City, Utah.

ISBN:
9781741175714
Category:
Travel & holiday guides
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-03-2018
Publisher:
Explore Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
210x170mm

 

7 Minutes to Better Health by Sam Wood

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GET STARTED ON THE ROAD TO BETTER HEALTH
Personal trainer and The Bachelor favourite Sam Wood and his team at 28 by Sam Wood have helped transform more than 100,000 people’s lives.

Now, Sam Wood has turned his focus to helping people take the first steps to taking control of their life. In 7 minutes to better health Sam Wood shows how easy it is.

With 30 tempting smoothies, and 30 easy-to-make salads, eating well has never been simpler. These are quick, healthy recipes that save time, meet your nutritional needs, and make you feel fuller for longer.

Alongside satisfying recipes for every time of day, 7 minutes to better health includes 30 of Sam’s 7-minute home workouts with 100 exercises that will get you off the couch and feeling great.

‘It’s only 7 minutes! Regardless of your fitness level … you can do it!’ – Sam Wood

Sam Wood
Sam Wood runs his own children's health and fitness organisation that operates in 35 locations across the country. He also runs an adult fitness business based in Melbourne. Starting his career as a fitness trainer, Sam began working with junior athletes while he completed his Bachelor of Applied Science.

Passionate about the positive effects of an active lifestyle on children, he was inspired to found his company Gecko Sports which nine years on, reaches thousands of children each week.

In 2015 after starring in the Bachelor, Sam Wood found demand for his training programs was so great that he set up an online health and fitness program 28 by Sam Wood which has now helped over 100,000 people, in Australia and many other countries, to lose weight and get fit.

ISBN:
9781743793558
Category:
Fitness & diet
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2018
Publisher:
Hardie Grant Books
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
263x200mm

The Zero Fucks Cookbook: Best Food Least Effort by Yumi Stynes

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The Zero Fucks Cookbook is best summed up by author Yumi Stynes' ten commandments:
You shall not fuss.
If a step can be simplified, shortened or skipped altogether, it will be.
You shall use the whole tub or container, rather than leave an annoying blob in the bottom.
You shall always opt for healthier food, making you feel sexier. 
Marshmallows do not count as an ingredient. Nor does Coca Cola, nor French Onion Soup. You are busy, not a bogan.
You will never apologise. You cooked. That is enough. 
When it is written 'best quality' – eg, 'use 200g of best quality bacon' – it means the best quality you can afford. 'Best quality' does not equal 'most expensive'. 
You will always accept help. If you are in a situation where you have zero f*cks left to give and someone offers to help chop, or bring a plate or salad, or buy a cake for dessert, YOU WILL SAY YES. 
You WILL follow the recipe! Every recipe has been carefully checked and tested by people who give vastly more f*cks than you do. Trust them. Get creative later.
THOU SHALT HAVE FUN.
Yumi's book shows how it is possible to adhere to these principles AND enjoy delicious, tasty fuss-free food. It is divided across five chapters: weeknights; barbecue; snacks, emergencies and other moments of desperation; sweet stuff; and weekends. The key is celebrating her love of eating and cooking, without unnecessarily complicating meal time in an already busy family household.

Yumi Stynes
Yumi Stynes is a writer, broadcaster, television presenter, food fanatic, former cook, fitness enthusiast and mother-of-four.

Among her daily responsibilities she presents a national radio show on the KIIS network called The 3pm Pickup. She hosts a new ABC podcast called Ladies, We Need to Talk which has consistently rated at number 1 on the iTunes charts, and zeroes in on forbidden conversations that women need to have. In 2018 she'll be fronting a couple of documentary television projects and in April she intends to take two of her children on an 84km bushwalk through the Tasmanian wilderness.

Yumi grew up in rural Victoria with a Japanese mother and finds Japanese-Australian cooking a natural fit – and in Zero F*cks Cooking, shows off some insanely easy tricks that make it easy for anyone to make Japanese food at home.

In Yumi's busy life she's always been and remains the only cook in her household and thus quite an expert in inclusive and easy food. In her Zero F*cks approach she encourages the home cook to unshackle themselves from guilt and stress and enjoy what can be done simply and well.

ISBN:
9781743793947
Category:
Cookery / food & drink etc
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2018
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
240x210mm

Mrs. by Caitlin Macy

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In the rarified world of New York’s Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the envy of all the mothers at the school gate.

Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married a true ‘master of the universe’, the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city.

And although this puts her at the centre of this world of hedge funds and privilege, she refuses to conform.

Then, into her precariously balanced life, comes two women: Gwen Hogan, an awkward childhood acquaintance who uncovers an devastating secret about Philippa’s past, and Minnie Curtis, a newcomer whose frank revelations about her upbringing in Spanish Harlem and probing into the women’s private lives unsettles everyone...

‘Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies.’ ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Caitlin Macy
Caitlin Macy can draw many parallels with her protagonists.

She and her husband—who works in finance—experienced their own ups and downs during the financial crisis. And they have witnessed New York’s private kindergarten politics firsthand with their two daughters.

ISBN:
9781925640755
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2018
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Australia
Country of origin:
Australia

Birds in Their Habitats: Journeys with a Naturalist by Ian Fraser

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This is a book of the discovery of birds and the places they live.

Everywhere we go there are birds, and they all have mysteries to be unravelled.

These mysteries include the way they look, from bizarre to apparently mundane, why they live where they live, and the things they do, many of which are far too incredible to even be imagined as fiction.

Birds in Their Habitats is a collection of stories and experiences, which introduce fascinating aspects of birdlife, ecology, and behaviour. Informed by a wealth of historical and contemporary research, Ian Fraser takes the reader on a journey through four continents: from places as unfamiliar as the Chonos Archipelago of southern Chile and the arid Sahel woodlands of northern Cameroon, to those as familiar as a suburban backyard.

And with humour and personal insight, it is a book about the sometimes strange world of the people who spend a life absorbed in birds.

"Ian Fraser is one of the country's most accomplished natural history writers." Sean Dooley, Australian Birdlife, on Australian Bird Names

"Ian Fraser's writing is not of the dry, scientific style; it is evocative in describing his acute observations and understanding in nature." Don Saunders, Bird Observers' Club of Australia, on Bush Capital Year

ISBN: 9781486307449
Category: Zoology & animal sciences
Format: Paperback / softback
Publication Date: 01-03-2018
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Country of origin: Australia
Pages: 240
Dimensions (mm): 234x153mm
Weight:0.53kg