Martin Parr: Beach Therapy by Martin Parr

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During his long career as a photographer, Martin Parr has always photographed on beaches, particularly in the UK. He has often used the beach as a laboratory to experiment with new cameras and techniques. So far example, when he changed from black and white to medium format colour in the early 80s his first major project was about New Brighton, a run down seaside resort near Liverpool. In recent months he has started exploring the beach with the aid of a telephoto lens. This lens is rarely used in the world of art and documentary photography so it is a challenge to find new ways of using it. Often this involves incorporating the vegetation on the perimeter with the beach as a backdrop, both in and out of focus. So over his long career he has tried everything from a close up macro lens, a medium format wide angled camera and finally this latest offering with the telephoto.

Martin Parr is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation. The author of more than 90 books and the editor of 30 others, he has firmly established his photographic legacy. He has also curated two photography festivals: Arles in 2004 and the Brighton Biennial in 2010. More recently he curated the Barbican exhibition, Strange and Familiar . He has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1994 and is currently its President. In 2013 he was appointed visiting professor of photography at the University of Ulster. Parr's work has been collected by many of the major museums, including the Tate, the Pompidou, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

ISBN-13 9788862086257
ISBN-10
8862086253
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
120
Available:
1st May 2019
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

Gingerbread By Helen Oyeyemi

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Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children’s stories – equal parts wholesome and uncanny; from the tantalizing witch’s house in Hansel and Gretel to the man-shaped confection who one day decides to run as fast as he can – beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe.
Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor flat with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there’s the gingerbread they make. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave it, but it’s very popular in Druhástrana, the far-away (and, according to Wikipedia, non-existent) land of Harriet Lee’s early youth. In fact, the world’s truest lover of the Lee family gingerbread is Harriet’s charismatic childhood friend, Gretel Kercheval – a figure who seems to have had a hand in everything (good or bad) that has happened to Harriet since they met. Decades later, when teenaged Perdita sets out to find her mother’s long-lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriet’s story, as well as a reunion or two. As the book follows the Lees through encounters with jealousy, ambition, family grudges, work, wealth, and real estate, gingerbread seems to be the one thing that reliably holds a constant value.
Endlessly surprising and satisfying, written with Helen Oyeyemi’s inimitable style and imagination, Gingerbread is a true feast for the reader.


Helen Oyeyemi was born in Nigeria in 1984 and moved to London when she was four. She is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Icarus Girl, which she wrote while she was still at school, The Opposite House, and two plays, Juniper's Whitening and Victimese.

ISBN-13 9781447299431
ISBN-10
1447299434
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
304
Available:
12th March 2019
Publisher:
Picador


The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg novel By Alexander McCall Smith

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Mister Varg is a Sandinavian Blanc novel. Scandinavian Blanc is different from Scandinavian Noir: there is nothing noir about the world of Ulf Varg, a detective in the Sensitive Crimes Department in the Swedish city of Malmo. Ulf is concerned with very odd, but not too threatening crimes - injuries to the back of the knee caused by an unknown hand, young women who allow their desperation for a boyfriend to get the better of them, and peculiar goings-on in a spa on Sweden's south coast. Of course, Ulf is a Swedish detective, and Swedish detectives, by convention, lead lives beset with problems of one sort or another. For a start, there is his name: Ulf derives from the Old Norse word for wolf and Varg means wolf in modern Swedish. But his character is far from vulpine: Ulf is a sympathetic, well-educated, and likeable man, with a knowledge of and interest in Nordic art. He has a dog called Marten, the only dog in Sweden who is capable of lip-reading (but only in Swedish). Martin becomes depressed and needs treatment. Dogs in Sweden are, apparently, particularly prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder. But this is summer - and there must be something else going on. Ulf has a number of colleagues into whose lives we gain an insight. There is Anna, married to an anaesthetist, but very fond of Ulf; there is Erik, whose sole interest is fishing; Carl, whose father has written a book on the Danish philosopher, Kierkegaard; and there is poor Blomquist, from the uniformed branch, who goes on and on about health issues but who seems to have extraordinary luck in investigations. There is also Ulf's psychotherapist, Dr Svensson, whose observations on Ulf's life - and many other topics - enlightens - or possibly confuses

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world's longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.

ISBN-13 9781408711255
ISBN-10
1408711257
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
256
Available:
12th March 2019
Publisher:
Little Brown

Izzy + Tristan By Shannon Dunlap

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This isn't a story about anything new. It's about the oldest thing in the world. It's about love. Sixteen-year-old Izzy, a bright aspiring doctor, isn't happy about her recent move from the Lower East Side across the river to Brooklyn. She feels distanced from her family, especially her increasingly incomprehensible twin brother, as well as her new neighbourhood. And then she meets Tristan. Tristan is a chess prodigy who lives with his aunt and looks up to his cousin, Marcus, who has watched out for him over the years. When he and Izzy meet one fateful night, together they tumble into a story as old and unstoppable as love itself.
From an exciting new voice in YA, this is a gripping tale of first love for anyone who loved All the Bright Places and The Hate U Give.

Shannon Dunlap was inspired to write Izzy + Tristan not only by her love of Tristan and Iseult, but by a fantastic documentary, Brooklyn Castle, about kids on a chess team at an inner city middle school in Kings County. She is a graduate of the MFA program at New York University. Previously, she was a weekly columnist for The Phnom Penh Post and her work appears in the anthology How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?: True Stories of Expat Women in Asia (Signal 8 Press). She has written for The Harvard Business Review, Fah Thai magazine and Brave New Traveler. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and baby daughter.

ISBN-13 9781510104358
ISBN-10
1510104356
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
320
Available:
12th March 2019
Publisher:
Orion Books


The Wonder of Trees By Nicola Davies

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Did you know that there are over 60,000 tree species? This stunning book explores the extraordinary diversity of trees and forests - the lungs of our earth. A glorious celebration of trees by non-fiction specialist Nicola Davies, illustrated by rising star Lorna Scobie, creators of the beautiful THE VARIETY OF LIFE. There is something to delight on every page with fascinating facts and figures. This exquisite book will encourage children to treasure the world's biodiversity and help to stop it slipping away.

Nicola Davies (Author) Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose books for children include Big Blue Whale, Just Ducks!, One Tiny Turtle and The Promise, which was declared one of the best picture books of the year by the New York Times. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats, then worked in the BBC Nature History Unit. She was one of the original presenters of The Really Wild Show. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. Visit her website at www.nicola-davies.com

Lorna Scobie (Illustrator) Lorna Scobie is a London-based illustrator and book designer. Growing up surrounded by nature in the English countryside has heavily influenced her illustrations - her work almost always revolves around the natural world and Animal Kingdom. Lorna illustrates her work by hand, primarily using ink pens, watercolour and coloured pens.

ISBN-13 9781444938197
ISBN-10
1444938193
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
64
Available:
12th March 2019
Publisher:
Hachette Australia


Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2 By Ben Brooks

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This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves.
What have the footballer Kylian Mbappe, the philosopher Socrates and the singer Ed Sheeran all got in common? All three of them defied expectations - going against the grain and pursuing their dreams - despite a seemingly impossible barrage of obstacles and difficulties. Their stories are incredible, as are those of the tap-dancer Evan Ruggiero, the Pokemon creator Satoshi Tajiri, and the other inspirational boys who fill the pages of this extraordinary book. It's books like these that can make a huge difference to parents and their children's lives. In this day and age, any publication that shows how we can triumph in the face of adversity and prejudice deserves to be read over and over again.

Ben Brooks (Author) Ben Brooks was born in 1992 and lives in Berlin. He is the author of several books, including Grow Up and Lolito, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2015.

Quinton Winter (Illustrator) Quinton Winter is a British illustrator, artist and colourist. He has worked for many clients including the Guardian newspaper, Walker Books, Gogglebox, 2000AD, Vertigo Comics, Mojo and the BBC.

ISBN-13 9781787476554
ISBN-10
1787476553
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
208
Available:
12th March 2019
Publisher:
Hachette Australia


New York In Bloom By Georgianna Lane

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While flowers might not be the first thing you think of when you picture New York City, the city offers access to some of the best blooms on the planet. A companion to the popular Paris in Bloom, New York in Bloom reveals a softer side of New York, showcasing extraordinary parks, gardens, flower markets, and the work of some of the world's best florists, alongside the city's iconic architecture.
Stunning photography from Georgianna Lane takes readers on a floral tour of the city, juxtaposing floral beauty with the city's trademark energy and grit. Also including a detailed list of recommended venues to explore and a guide to the season's signature blooms, New York in Bloom is a beautiful gift for New York lovers and New Yorkers alike.

Georgiana Lane is a Seattle-based floral and travel photographer whose work has been licensed and published internationally in books, magazines, calendars, greeting cards, and beyond. In addition to licensing with the top stationery and gift publishers, including American Greetings, Papyrus, Graphique de France, and others, her work has been featured on leading design sites including Design Sponge and Decor8. Georgiana also runs a thriving print shop on Etsy, where she is consistently ranked in the top 25 of all photography sellers.

ISBN-13 9781419730795
ISBN-10
1419730797
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
12th March 2019
Publisher:
Abrams

Life in Flow By Kate Kendall

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Slow down. Spark joy. Make connections and find that elusive balance Written with a whole heart and inspired by lived experience, LIFE IN FLOW is a practical and contemporary guide to 'living' yoga off the mat through simple moving meditations and breathwork. For a new generation of men & women into mindfulness and holistic health, or for those just switching-on to it for the first time, LIFE IN FLOW is intended for the yoga-curious but also those craving real-world tools to 'live yoga' in everyday life Includes four sections with practical instructions for slowing down, sparking joy, creating more conscious and meaningful connections, and remembering that when we live in service to others, life feels not only more rewarding but more fulfilling and whole. This is what life in flow is all about.

The co-Founder of Flow Athletic in Sydney's Paddington and host of the podcast The Space Between, Kate Kendall is one of Australia's most well-respected yoga teachers. On the fast track to success when she crashed and burned both physically and mentally, Kate managed to turn her life around through yoga and meditation. Kate shares her advice and experiences here about the vast benefits of 'living in the flow'.

ISBN-13 9781760524128
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Murdoch Books


Tel Aviv - Food. People. Stories. By Haya Molcho

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Tel Aviv is colourful, cosmopolitan and modern; a city full of contrasts, fragrances, stories and flavours. It is a vibrant melting pot of cultures, religions and delicious culinary traditions. Haya Molcho and her four sons take us on a journey to meet Tel Aviv's local chefs and story-tellers - from the epicures and the urban forager, to the magician and the survivor - capturing the special spirit of the city's many cuisines and inhabitants. Haya revisits the recipes of her home town, re-creating the flavours of her childhood: knafeh, green shakshuka, sarma, Israeli paella, pickled lemons and much more.

Haya Molcho loves to cook and to travel. Born in Tel Aviv, she relocated frequently and was always on the move - with her parents as a child, then as an adult, alone, and later with her husband, the mime artist Samy Molcho. On her travels she experienced the cuisines of the world and developed her unique culinary style: typically Israeli, yet also international. In 2009 she opened the first NENI restaurant in Vienna's Naschmarkt with her sons, Nuriel, Elior, Nadiv and Ilan. The idea of bringing Mediterranean and Levantine food culture to Europe's cities was a success: today there are NENI restaurants in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Zurich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Mallorca and Paris, as well as a cooking school and product lines.

ISBN-13 9781760523909
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Murdoch Books

Winging It By Sloane Tanen

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With more personality than most people have to spare, these fluffy yellow chicks negotiate the trials and tribulations of a modern world that's filled with three-headed blind dates, playground popularity battles and faddy diets. Some things are inescapable, even for chickens.

Sloane Tanen is the author of ten books, including the bestselling Bitter with Baggage Seeks SameHatched, and the novel There's A Word For That. She lives in Oakland, California with her husband, the writer Gary Taubes, and their two sons.

ISBN-13 9781408899397
ISBN-10
1408899396
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
80
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

How We Disappeared By Jing-Jing Lee

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When her husband dies in the year 2000, Wang Di is forced into the solitary life of a widow in modern Singapore. But this new silence brings with it a surge of memories, taking her back to the brutal events of the Japanese invasion which altered the course of her life forever.
Twelve-year-old Kevin is preoccupied with his own family worries; his father is suffering from depression, Kevin is being bullied at school, and his beloved grandmother 's health is declining fast. And then, on her deathbed, she makes a surprising confession one she never meant for Kevin to hear.
Back in 1942, Wang Di is sixteen years old and forced into sexual slavery as a Comfort Woman. What she sees and experiences will haunt her present nearly sixty years later. Meanwhile, after his grandmother 's death, Kevin sets about finding out the truth a truth that will lead him to Wang Di; to the events of that brutal war and to a reckoning no one is prepared for and which can no longer be suppressed.
They say the truth will set you free but what if its horrors have been the very chains you have longed to escape from your whole life.

Jing-Jing Lee was born and raised in Singapore. She obtained a master's degree in Creative Writing from Oxford in 2011, and has since seen her poetry and short stories published in various journals and anthologies. Jing-Jing 's novella, If I Could Tell You, was published by Marshall Cavendish in 2013 and her debut poetry collection, And Other Rivers, was published by Math Paper Press in 2015. How We Disappeared is her first novel. She currently lives in Amsterdam.

ISBN-13 9781786075963
ISBN-10
1786075962
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
352
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications


Oprah Winfrey: Run the show like CEO By Caroline Moss and Sinem Erkas

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A new series of empowering biographies featuring modern women in the world of work. When Oprah Winfrey was a little girl, she watched her grandma hang clothes out on the line. Oprah adored her grandma, but she knew in that moment her life would be different... And she was right. Discover how Oprah became a billionaire CEO and media mogul in this true story of her life. Then, learn 10 key lessons from her work you can apply to your own life. Featuring inspiring quotes and mantras, this is a book for all kids wanting to forge their own career path.

Caroline Moss is an author based in Brooklyn, NY. She has written for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan and more. Her first book, HEY LADIES! came out in May 2018. She loves scary movies and pickles.

Sinem Erkas is a multi-disciplinary graphic artist and art director. Her practice ranges from digital artworks to photo-illustrations and set design. Inspired by Pop Art, Minimalism and optical illusions, Sinem likes to create playful and bold artworks that make you look twice.

ISBN-13 9781786037350
ISBN-10
1786037351 
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
64
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Publishers

Hotel Flamingo By Alex Milway

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When young Anna inherits a dilapidated once-grand hotel from her Great Aunt Mathilde, she's determined to restore it to its former glory. But this is no ordinary hotel - all of her staff and guests are animals! Anna soon rises to the challenge. Whether it's a flamingo, a penguin or a hippo knocking at the door, Anna is ready to welcome them all - with the help of her trusty sidekicks T Bear the doorman, Squeak the friendly mouse, and Lemmy the lemur receptionist ... As she soon finds out though, running an animal hotel is no easy task. Can Anna make Hotel Flamingo a success once more? An enchanting four-book series featuring the adventures of Anna and her array of animal friends

Alex Milway is a full-time children's books author-illustrator and screenwriter. His most recent book series Pigsticks and Harold (Walker Books) was optioned by Jam Media, and presented at the 2014 Cartoon Forum. He is the founder of the This Book Is Funny! children's book scheme working with schools and libraries and has huge experience running children's workshops around the UK, in China and the US.

ISBN-13 9781848127753
ISBN-10
1848127758
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
192
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Piccadilly Books

Baz & Benz by Heidi McKinnon

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'Benz, are we friends?'
'Yes, Baz, we are best friends'
'For how long?'
'For ever and ever.'
But what do you do when your best friend is... kind of annoying? A delightfully funny and warm-hearted story about a little owl exploring the boundaries of love and friendship from the creator of I Just Ate My Friend.

Heidi McKinnon was born and grew up in Tamworth NSW. After a childhood spent trying to avoid country music she moved to Melbourne and studied art and design at RMIT. After graduating, she worked lots of weird jobs until she began a career as a Graphic Designer. This is Heidi's second picture book. Her first, I JUST ATE MY FRIEND was shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Children's Book Council Crichton Award and has been published around the world, incluing in tthe USA, France, Japan and Korea.

ISBN-13 9781760523688
ISBN-10
1760523682
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

Going Back by Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver

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In Munjed Al Muderis's bestselling memoir Walking Free, he described his experience as a refugee fleeing Saddam Hussein's Iraq, his terrifying sea journey to Australia and the brutal mandatory detention he faced in the remote north of Western Australia. The book also detailed his early work as a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon at the cutting edge of world medicine. In his new book, Going Back, Munjed shares the extraordinary journey that his life-changing new surgical technique has taken him on. Through osseointegration, he implants titanium rods into the human skeleton and attaches robotic limbs, allowing patients genuine, effective and permanent mobility. Munjed has performed this operation on hundreds of Australian civilians, wounded British soldiers who've lost legs in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a survivor of the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand. But nothing has been as extraordinary as his return to Iraq after eighteen years at the invitation of the Iraqi government to operate on soldiers, police and civilian amputees wounded in the horrific war against ISIS. These stories are both heartbreaking and full of hope, and are told from the unique perspective of a refugee returning to the place of his birth as a celebrated international surgeon.

Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis is a world-leading osseointegration surgeon and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney. He practises as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Norwest Private Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney's northern suburbs. He lives in Sydney with his partner, Claudia.

Patrick Weaver is a highly regarded writer and public relations consultant who worked with Munjed on his previous bestseller, Walking Free. He lives in Sydney and has two adult children.

ISBN-13 9781760633165
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

Adele By Leila Slimani

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Adele appears to have the perfect life. She is a successful journalist in Paris who lives in a chic apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of 'having it all', she is bored - and consumed by an insatiable need for sex, whatever the cost. Struggling to contain the twin forces of compulsion and desire, she begins to orchestrate her life around her one night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she's been, until she becomes ensnared in a trap of her own making. An erotic and daring story - with electrically clear writing - Adele will captivate readers with its exploration of addiction, sexuality, and one woman's quest to feel alive.

Leila Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, which she won for Lullaby. A journalist and frequent commentator on women's and human rights, she is French president Emmanuel Macron's personal representative for the promotion of the French language and culture. Born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1981, she lives in Paris with her French husband and their two young children.

ISBN-13 9780571331956
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
224
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Faber & Faber

Islands By Peggy Frew

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There was a house on a hill in the city and it was full of us, our family, but then it began to empty. We fell out. We made a mess. We draped ourselves in blame and disappointment and lurched around, bumping into each other. Some of us wailed and shouted; some of us barely made a sound. None of us was listening, or paying attention. And in the middle of it all you, very quietly, were gone. Helen and John are too preoccupied with making a mess of their marriage to notice the quiet ways in which their daughters are suffering. Junie grows up brittle and defensive, Anna difficult and rebellious. When fifteen-year-old Anna fails to come home one night, her mother's not too worried; Anna's taken off before but always returned. Helen waits three days to report her disappearance. But this time Anna doesn't come back ...
A spellbinding novel in the tradition of Helen Garner, Charlotte Wood and Georgia Blain, Islands is a riveting and brilliant portrait of a family in crisis by the breathtakingly talented author of House of Sticks and Hope Farm.

Peggy Frew's first novel, House of Sticks, won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer, and was shortlisted for the UTS Glenda Adams Prize for New Writing. Hope Farm, her second novel, won the Barbara Jefferis Award, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. She has been published in New Australian Stories 2, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin and The Big Issue. Peggy is also a member of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Melbourne band Art of Fighting. Islands is her third novel.

ISBN-13 9781760528744
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

The Scholar By Dervla McTiernan

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From the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller The Ruin comes a compulsive new crime thriller featuring DS Cormac Reilly. Being brilliant has never been this dangerous ...When Dr Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit and run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him.A security card in the dead woman's pocket identifies her as Carline Darcy, a gifted student and heir apparent to Irish pharmaceutical giant Darcy Therapeutics. The multi-billion-dollar company, founded by her grandfather, has a finger in every pie, from sponsoring university research facilities to funding political parties to philanthropy - it has funded Emma's own ground-breaking research. The enquiry into Carline's death promises to be high profile and high pressure.As Cormac investigates, evidence mounts that the death is linked to a Darcy laboratory and, increasingly, to Emma herself. Cormac is sure she couldn't be involved, but as his running of the case comes under scrutiny from the department and his colleagues, he is forced to question his own objectivity. Could his loyalty to Emma have led him to overlook evidence? Has it made him a liability?

ISBN-13 9781460754221
ISBN-10
1460754220
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
400
Available:
1st March 2019
Publisher:
Harper Collins

Tortellini at Midnight: And Other Heirloom Family Recipes from Taranto to Turin to Tuscany by Emiko Davies

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Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognise as food. - Michael Pollan Sometime in the 1950s, Emiko Davies' nonno-in-law began the tradition of ringing in the new year with tortellini al sugo. He served it along with spumante and a round of tombola, and sparked a trend; up until the 1970s, you could find tortellini at midnight on New Year's Eve in the bars around the Tuscan town of Fucecchio. This is just one of the heirloom dishes in this collection, for which Emiko Davies has gathered some of her favourite family recipes. They trace generations that span the length of Italy, from the Mediterranean port city of Taranto in the southern heel of Puglia to elegant Turin, the city of aperitif and Italian cafe culture in the far north and, finally, back to Tuscany, which Emiko calls home. Tortellini at Midnight is a book rich with nostalgia, with fresh, comforting food and stunning photography. It is a book that is good for the soul.

Emiko Davis, born in Australia to a Japanese mother and a diplomat Australian father, has spent most of her life living abroad - her adolescence was spent in China, she attended university in the United States and now, for more than a decade, she has called Italy home. She first fell in love with Florence as a twenty-year-old art student. When she couldn't get the city out of her head, a few years later she returned to study art restoration and photography and soak in the Florentine lifestyle (learning Italian along the way). It was then that she met Marco and the pair got married. Marco became a sommelier and Emiko started writing a food blog dedicated to telling the stories behind regional and historical Italian dishes, as well as their travels and family life in Italy. Tortellini at Midnight is her third cookbook after Florentine and Acquacotta, which both focus on the traditional, regional dishes of two beloved Tuscan places: Florence and the Maremma, respectively. Emiko continues to write about food and travel within Italy on her blog, as well as for popular New York-based website Food52, and for publications such as Gourmet Traveller and Conde Nast Traveller. She lives in Florence with her husband, Marco, and their two young daughters.

ISBN-13 9781743794531
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
256
Available:
1st March 2019
Publisher:
Hardie Grant Books

What I Like About Me By Jenna Guillaume

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You know all those movies where teenagers have, like, THE SUMMER OF THEIR LIVES? This summer is probably not going to be that. Source: Everything that's happened since yesterday ... The last thing sixteen-year-old Maisie Martin thought she'd be doing this summer is entering a beauty pageant. Not when she's spent most of her life hiding her body from everyone. Not when her Dad is AWOL for Christmas and her gorgeous older sister has returned to rock Maisie's shaky confidence. And her best friend starts going out with the boy she's always loved. But Maisie's got something to prove. As she writes down all the ways this summer is going from bad to worse in her school-assignment journal, what starts as a homework torture-device might just end up being an account of how Maisie didn't let anything, or anyone, hold her back...

Jenna Guillaume is currently editor-at-large for BuzzFeed Australia, where she writes about very important things like pop culture, identity, feminism, social media, and Chris Hemsworth's biceps. Previously, she spent more than half a decade in the features department of Girlfriendmagazine, editing the sealed section (yes, all those questions are real), and writing about everything from bullying and body image to bad kisses and boy bands. She was also a contributor to Girlfriend Life Hacks, an essential guide to navigating a girl's completely-awkward-but-totally-awesome teen years.

ISBN-13 9781760559120
ISBN-10
1760559121
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
256
Available:
26th February 2019
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan Australia