Non-Fiction

The Right-brain Workout by Russel Howcroft and Alex Wadelton

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In The Right-brain Workout, you'll find 70 questions posed by some of Australia's most creative people from the worlds of comedy, art, advertising, music, literature and photography. Questions that will probe, cajole, and challenge you to be more creative, every day.

You'll rediscover the creativity that we all have inside of us when we were kids. Or you'll enhance your already creative mind.

Plus, you'll uncover weekly Right-brain Tips- simple things that you can do to stimulate your brain.

It's the fun and energising exercise regime for your brain that you didn't know you were looking for. And it just might help unlock the creative genius inside of you.

Former adman Russel Howcroft is the public face of brand marketing and advertising in Australia thanks to his appearances on ABC's hugely successful show The Gruen Transfer and Network Ten's Recipe To Riches.

When he was twenty and partway through a marketing degree, Russel did a week's work experience at McCann Erickson agency. He fell in love with advertising and spent 24 years in the industry before joining Network Ten in 2013 as Executive General Manager, responsible for Ten's operations in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

ISBN-13: 9781760894955
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
128
Available:
3rd December 2019
Publisher:
Penguin

Inner Worlds Outer Spaces by Ceridwen Dovey

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What does it feel like to be passionate about your daily work? How do people find their way into fascinating, unusually fulfilling careers, even against the odds?

Space lawyers and bibliotherapists; euthanasia activists and women's rugby champions; shark experts and solar power visionaries; a master perfumer and a moon dust maven, among many others. What all of these people have in common is the courage to pursue their dreams and obsessions, no matter how niche or particular, and transform them into their life's work. In the process, they've enacted lasting change in the world around them.

Delving into the working lives of others for publications as diverse as newyorker.com, The Monthly and WIRED, Ceridwen Dovey's inquisitive, thoughtful approach has allowed her to explore fields of knowledge and expertise that are often inaccessible to outsiders. The resulting profiles are a celebration of the extraordinary and meaningful work done by those on paths less travelled.

Ceridwen Dovey's debut novel, Blood Kin, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award and selected for the US National Book Foundation's prestigious '5 Under 35' honours list. Her short story collection, Only the Animals, won the Readings New Australian Writing Award. She writes non-fiction for various publications, including newyorker.com and The Monthly, and lives in Sydney with her husband and two sons.

ISBN-13: 9781760895389
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
320
Available:
3rd December 2019
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton

Bob Hawke: The Complete Biography by Blanche d'Alpuget

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To mark Bob Hawke's extraordinary life and legacy, this master work brings together the story of the man in full in a definitive hardback commemorative biography. Bob Hawke began life as a good Christian boy from a teetotal family, became a wild, drinking, womanising student, a Rhodes Scholar, a champion of workers, a folk hero recognised throughout the country, a dynamic politician who was elected four times as Australia's Prime Minister - and transformed his country. He was our longest serving Labor Prime Minister and considered by many our greatest. By the early 1980s Australia was on the road to becoming ‘the poor white trash of Asia'. Hawke as prime minister, with Paul Keating as treasurer, changed all that. Australia became a forward-looking and humane country whose voice commanded respect on the international stage. Hawke was an environmentalist before it was fashionable, he loathed racism, helped end apartheid in South Africa, sent ministers to end the war in Cambodia, foresaw that China would become a great world power and established the first Chinese investment in an iron ore mine in Australia. His journey from the manse of a small South Australian country town to the palaces of Europe, Asia and the United States is the odyssey of a leader it is hard to imagine we will ever see the like of again - a man of towering passions and commitment to causes, and an unshakeable love of humanity.

ISBN-13: 9781760853259
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
1st December 2019
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Australia

Remembering Bob, edited by Sue Pieters-Hawke

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Bob Hawke's death in May 2019 sparked national mourning across the country as we remembered just how important Bob had been in the shaping of modern Australia. In an age when political personas have become increasingly formulaic and predictable, Bob was a man of glorious contradictions. He was a Rhodes Scholar who also had a deep affinity and understanding for mainstream Australia. He was a passionate ACTU officer and president who also knew how to work with big business. He loved his sport, a drink and a bet, yet was also deeply intellectual in his approach to policy. In an age when our respect for politicians has never been lower, we respected Bob. The huge public outpouring of grief after his death showed that we loved him too. Remembering Bob, instigated and edited by Bob's eldest daughter, Sue Pieters-Hawke, is a collection of stories and memories about Bob by his friends, colleagues, old political foes, and ordinary Australians whose paths crossed that of their everyman Prime Minister. From reminiscences and rollicking anecdotes by journalists who spent weeks on the campaign trail alongside Bob, to his own personal physician travelling everywhere with him, to the golf coach whose brief was simple: 'make him look good!'

A royalty on every copy sold will go to The Exodus Foundation, one of Bob Hawke's favorite charities.

Sue Pieters-Hawke is Bob Hawke's eldest daughter. She's the author of two previous bestselling books: Hazel's Journey: A personal experience of Alzheimer's (2004), and Hazel: My Mother's Story (2011)

ISBN-13: 9781760527396
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
304
Available:
19th November 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

The Surprise Party by Aaron Patrick

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Disunity is said to be death in politics - but not in 2019. In The Surprise Party, Aaron Patrick tells how the Coalition came back from the brink.

Patrick interviews key insiders to reveal the story behind the scenes - the turning points and the cunning schemes. He covers the fall of Turnbull and the failed Dutton coup that saw Scott Morrison take his chance. When did the Coalition realise they might win? How good is Morrison at plotting? Is chaos behind them now, or is there more to come?

This is a pacy, gripping account of how politics was turned on its head - several times.

Aaron Patrick is the Australian Financial Review's senior correspondent, covering politics and business. His books include Downfall- How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart and the bestselling Credlin & Co- How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself.

ISBN-13: 9781760642174
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
256
Available:
18th November 2019
Publisher:
Black Inc

Yellow Notebook: Diaries Volume One 1978-1986 by Helen Garner

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Helen Garner has kept a diary for almost all her life. But until now, those exercise books filled with her thoughts, observations, frustrations and joys have been locked away, out of bounds, in a laundry cupboard.
Finally, Garner has opened her diaries and invited readers into the world behind her novels and works of non-fiction. Recorded with frankness, humour and steel-sharp wit, these accounts of her everyday life provide an intimate insight into the work of one of Australia's greatest living writers.
Yellow Notebook, Diaries Volume One, in this elegant hardback edition, spans about a decade beginning in the late 1970s just after the publication of her first novel, Monkey Grip. It will delight Garner fans and those new to her work alike.

Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction and the Western Australian Premier's Book Award. In 2019 she was honoured with the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Her books include Monkey Grip, The Spare Room, This House of Grief and Everywhere I Look.

ISBN-13 9781922268143
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
288
Available:
5th November 2019
Publisher:
Text Publishing

Australian Beach Houses by Barry Stone

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Once described as the Australian shack, beach houses are now the Australian dream . With new architecture and modern design it is our love of living by the water and having a beach lifestyle. Barry Stone has included some of the most amazing homes along our coastlines from all over Australia. With the design element from an architecture view to the interior design to bringing the outside into the home and living with the water around us.

ISBN-13: 9781760791292
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
256
Available:
4th November 2019
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers

Adam Spencer's Numberland by Adam Spencer

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Australia’s funniest mathematician returns in 2019 with more rollicking romps through the world of science, technology, numbers and all things nerdy. This terrific new fully illustrated title follows on from Adam’s bestselling Big Book of Numbers (2014); World of Numbers (2015), Time Machine (2016), The Number Games (2017), and Top 100 (2018), and is packed full of fascinating facts, tantalising trivia, brainbusting number puzzles, and much much more.

In 1996, while doing a Maths PhD at Sydney Uni, Adam Spencer won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Raw Comedy Championship. He went on to host the triple j breakfast show with Wil Anderson before graduating to 702 ABC Sydney where he hosted the breakfast show for eight years. His TV credits include The Glasshouse, Good News Week, The Project, Q&A and, with Dr Karl, Sleek Geeks. Adam is the author of several popular mathematics books for adults and kids.

ISBN-13 9781925589924
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
352
Available:
1st November 2019
Publisher:
Hardie Grant

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong

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In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly that she even became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mum comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads.
The sharp insights and humour are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she's learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life offstage, including the brutal single life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong's letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and gross) for all.

Ali Wong is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. She has released two hit Netflix comedy specials-Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife-and stars in the Netflix original film Always Be My Maybe. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

ISBN-13 9781760895198
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
224
Available:
15th October 2019
Publisher:
Penguin

Finding the Heart of the Nation by Thomas Mayor

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Since the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart was formed in 2017, Thomas Mayor has travelled around the country to promote its vision of a better future for Indigenous Australians. He’s visited communities big and small, often with the Uluru Statement canvas rolled up in a tube under his arm. Through the story of his own journey and interviews with 20 key people, Thomas taps into a deep sense of our shared humanity. The voices within these chapters make clear what the Uluru Statement is and why it is so important. And Thomas hopes you will be moved to join them, along with the growing movement of Australians who want to see substantive constitutional change. Thomas believes that we will only find the heart of our nation when the First peoples – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – are recognised with a representative Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution.

Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. As an Islander growing up on the mainland, he learned to hunt traditional foods with his father and to island dance from the Darwin community of Torres Strait Islanders. In high school, Thomas’s English teacher suggested he should become a writer. He didn’t think then that he would become one of the first ever Torres Strait Islander authors to have a book published for the general trade. Instead, he became a wharf labourer from the age of seventeen, until he became a union official for the Maritime Union of Australia in his early thirties. Quietly spoken in character, Thomas found his voice on the wharves. As he gained the skills of negotiation and organising in the union movement, he applied those skills to advancing the rights of Indigenous peoples, becoming a signatory to the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a tireless campaigner. Following the Uluru Convention, Thomas was entrusted to carry the sacred canvas of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. He then embarked on an eighteen-month journey around the country to garner support for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations voice, and a Makarrata Commission for truth-telling and agreement-making or treaties. Thomas’s journey continues, both in person and through the pages of this book. The book is his gift to the campaign for Voice, Treaty and Truth. Like the Uluru Statement from the Heart, he hopes that all Australians will accept it.

ISBN-13 9781741176728
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
264
Available:
1st October 2019
Publisher:
Hardie Grant

Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness

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Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth is, it hasn't always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy. Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix's hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small Midwestern town that didn't understand why he was so…over the top. From choreographed carpet figure skating routines to the unavoidable fact that he was Just. So. Gay., Jonathan was an easy target and endured years of judgement, ridicule and trauma - yet none of it crushed his uniquely effervescent spirit. Over the Topuncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today. In this revelatory, raw, and rambunctious memoir, Jonathan shares never-before-told secrets and reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen. JVN fans may think they know the man behind the stiletto heels, the crop tops, and the iconic sayings, but there's much more to him than meets the Queer Eye. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll come away knowing that no matter how broken or lost you may be, you're a Kelly Clarkson song, you're strong, and you've got this.

ISBN-13 9781471179921
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Available:
1st October 2019
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster

On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein

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The fight for a green world is the fight of our lives. And with On Fire, Naomi Klein gives us the ammunition to do it.
In frank, personal terms, she shows us how the only way forward out of a polluted world of our own making is only through policy reform - a concrete set of actions to combat the mounting threat of total environmental catastrophe. What's needed, she argues, is something with radical verve and guaranteed protections- in other words, a New Deal. 
On Fire finds Klein at her most canny and prophetic, and the stakes of our imperiled global situation higher than ever before. In wide-ranging essays reporting from varying stages of ecological crisis - from prescient clarion calls from years ago to our panicked present - Klein wakes us up from our environmental sleepwalk and sets us on a course of potent, necessary action.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers No LogoThe Shock Doctrine,This Changes Everything- Capitalism vs the Climate, and No Is Not Enough- Defeating the New Shock Politics. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent. Recent articles have also appeared in the GuardianThe NationThe New York Times, the New Yorker and Le Monde. In November 2016 she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in Australia.

ISBN-13 9780241410738
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
224
Available:
17th September 2019
Publisher:
Allen Lane

We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Starts at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer

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Most books about the environmental crisis are densely academic, depressingly doom-laden and crammed with impersonal statistics. We Can Save the World Before Dinner is different - accessible, immediate, and with a single clear solution that individual readers can put into practice straight away. 
A significant proportion of global carbon emissions come from farming meat. Giving up meat is incredibly hard and nobody is perfect - but just cutting back is much easier and still has a huge positive effect on the environment. Just changing our dinners - cutting out meat for one meal per day - is enough to change the world.
With his distinctive wit, insight and humanity, Foer frames this essential debate as no one else could, bringing it to vivid and urgent life.

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Everything Is IlluminatedExtremely Loud and Incredibly CloseEating Animals and Here I Am. He has also edited a new modern edition of the sacred Jewish HaggadahEverything Is Illuminated won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. He edited the anthology A Convergence of Birds- Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell, and his stories have been published in the Paris ReviewConjunctions and the New Yorker. Jonathan Safran Foer teaches Creative Writing at New York University .

ISBN-13 9780241405956
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
240
Available:
17th September 2019
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell

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In July 2015, a young black woman named Sandra Bland was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in rural Texas. Minutes later she was arrested and jailed. Three days later, she committed suicide in her cell. What went wrong? Talking to Strangers is all about what happens when we encounter people we don't know, why it often goes awry, and what it says about us.
How do we make sense of the unfamiliar? Why are we so bad at judging someone, reading a face, or detecting a lie? Why do we so often fail to 'get' other people? 
Through a series of puzzles, encounters and misunderstandings, from little-known stories to infamous legal cases, Gladwell takes us on a journey through the unexpected. You will read about the spy who spent years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the man who saw through the fraudster Bernie Madoff, the suicide of the poet Sylvia Plath and the false conviction of Amanda Knox. You will discover that strangers are never simple.
No one shows us who we are like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he sets out to understand why we act the way we do, and how we all might know a little more about those we don't.

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five international bestsellers- The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.

ISBN-13 9780241351574
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
320
Available:
17th September 2019
Publisher:
Allen Lane

Outgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide by Richard Dawkins

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Should we believe in God? Do we need God in order to explain the existence of the universe? Do we need God in order to be good? In twelve chapters that address some of the most profound questions human beings confront, Dawkins marshals science, philosophy and comparative religion to interrogate the hypocrisies of all the religious systems and explain to readers of all ages how life emerged without a Creator, how evolution works and how our world came into being.
For anyone hoping to grapple with the meaning of life and what to believe, Outgrowing God is a challenging, thrilling and revelatory read.

Richard Dawkins is author of The Selfish Gene, voted The Royal Society's Most Inspiring Science Book of All Time, and also the bestsellers The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, The God Delusion, and two volumes of autobiography, An Appetite for Wonder and Brief Candle in the Dark. He is a Fellow of New College, Oxford and both the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature. In 2013, Dawkins was voted the world's top thinker in Prospect magazine's poll of 10,000 readers from over 100 countries.

ISBN-13 9781787631212
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
304
Available:
17th September 2019
Publisher:
Random House

The Anarchy: The Rise and Fall of the East India Company by William Dalrymple

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In August 1765 the East India Company defeated and captured the young Mughal emperor and forced him to set up in his richest provinces a new government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a vast and ruthless private army.
The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional international trading corporation, dealing in silks and spices, and became something much more unusual- an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men twice the size of the British army and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering first Bengal and finally, in 1803, the Mughal capital of Delhi itself. The Company's reach stretched relentlessly until almost all of India south of the Himalayas was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London.
The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to its shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.
Three hundred and fifteen years after its founding, with a corporate Mogul now sitting in the White House, the story of the East India Company has never been more current.

William Dalrymple is one of Britain's great historians and the bestselling author of the highly acclaimed In Xanadu, the Wolfson Prize-winning White Mughals and the Hemingway Prize-winning Return of a King. A frequent broadcaster, he has written and presented three television series, one of which won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Series at BAFTA in 2002. In 2018, he was presented with the prestigious President's Medal by The British Academy for his outstanding literary achievement and for founding the Jaipur Literature Festival. William lives with his wife and three children on a farm outside Delhi.

ISBN-13 9781408864388
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
320
Available:
10th September 2019
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind by Tom Holland

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Christianity is the most enduring and influential legacy of the ancient world, and its emergence the single most transformative development in Western history. Even the increasing number in the West today who have abandoned the faith of their forebears, and dismiss all religion as pointless superstition, remain recognisably its heirs. Seen close-up, the division between a sceptic and a believer may seem unbridgeable. Widen the focus, though, and Christianity's enduring impact upon the West can be seen in the emergence of much that has traditionally been cast as its nemesis: in science, in secularism, and yes, even in atheism. That is why DOMINION will place the story of how we came to be what we are, and how we think the way that we do, in the broadest historical context. Ranging in time from the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC to the on-going migration crisis in Europe today, and from Nebuchadnezzar to the Beatles, it will explore just what it was that made Christianity so revolutionary and disruptive; how completely it came to saturate the mind-set of Latin Christendom; and why, in a West that has become increasingly doubtful of religion's claims, so many of its instincts remain irredeemably Christian. The aim is twofold: to make the reader appreciate just how novel and uncanny were Christian teachings when they first appeared in the world; and to make ourselves, and all that we take for granted, appear similarly strange in consequence. We stand at the end-point of an extraordinary transformation in the understanding of what it is to be human: one that can only be fully appreciated by tracing the arc of its parabola over millennia.

Tom Holland is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. He is the author of Rubicon: The Triumph and the Tragedy of the Roman Republic, which won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; Persian Fire, his history of the Graeco-Persian wars, won the Anglo-Hellenic League's Runciman Award in 2006; Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom, a panoramic account of the two centuries on either side of the apocalyptic year 1000; In the Shadow of the Sword, which covers the collapse of Roman and Persian power in the Near East, and the emergence of Islam; and Dynasty, a portrait of Rome's first imperial dynasty. He has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for the BBC. His translation of Herodotus was published in 2013 by Penguin Classics and followed in 2016 by a history of thelstan published under the Penguin Monarchs series, and in 2019 thelfl d England's Forgotten Founder as a Ladybird Expert Book. In 2007, he was the winner of the Classical Association prize, awarded to 'the individual who has done most to promote the study of the language, literature and civilisation of Ancient Greece and Rome'. Holland is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's Making History. He has written and presented a number of TV documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, on subjects ranging from religion to dinosaurs. He served two years as the Chair of the Society of Authors; as Chair of the PLR Advisory Committee and was on the committee of the Classical Association.

ISBN-13 9781408706961
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
608
Available:
10th September 2019
Publisher:
Little Brown

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta

This remarkable book is about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schr dinger's cat.
Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. He asks how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently?
Sand Talk provides a template for living. It's about how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It's about how we learn and how we remember. It's about talking to everybody and listening carefully. It's about finding different ways to look at things.
Most of all it's about Indigenous thinking, and how it can save the world.

Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne.

ISBN-13 9781925773996
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
224
Available:
3rd September 2019
Publisher:
Text Publishing

Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World by Thomas Harding

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In the early 1800s Lehmann Gluckstein and his family escaped the pogroms of Eastern Europe and made their way to Whitechapel in the East End of London. There, starting with nothing, they worked tirelessly to pull themselves out of poverty, creating a small tobacco factory that quickly grew to become the largest catering company in the world- J. Lyons.
For over a century, Lyons was everywhere. Its restaurants and corner houses were on every high street, its coffee and tea in every cup, its products in every home. By bringing the world to the British people, the company transformed the way we eat, drink and are entertained - democratising luxury and globalising our tastes. But it was a victory that was not easily won - a story of the virtue of hard work, perseverance and an indomitable spirit in the face of repeated obstacles- poverty, hatred and injustice. It is a tale that is rarely told, of an immigrant family's journey from rags to riches- the story of the British Dream.
Legacy charts the rise and fall of one of the most influential dynasties in British history through the lives of five astonishing generations, bound together by an unbreakable code. This is a sweeping yet intimate work of history, filled with stories of sacrifice and selflessness, betrayal and personal tragedy, Empire and its cost, and success on an unimaginable scale. It is also an illuminating new exploration of Britain and its place in the world, from the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake.

 Thomas Harding is an author and journalist who has written for the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, the Washington Post and the Guardian, among other publications. He co-founded a television station in Oxford, England, and for many years was an award-winning documentary maker. He also ran a local newspaper in West Virginia, winning the West Virginia Association of Justice's Journalist of the Year Award, before moving back to England in 2011, where he now lives with his family. He is the author of Hanns and Rudolf, a Sunday Timesbestseller and winner of the JQ-Wingate Prize; the internationally acclaimed Kadian Journal- A Father's StoryThe House by the Lake, a Costa Biography Award and Orwell Prize nominee; and Blood on the Page, winner of the 2018 Golden Dagger Award for Non-Fiction.

ISBN-13 9781785150890
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
560
Available:
3rd September 2019
Publisher:
Random House

The Golden Era by Rod Laver

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From the 1950s to the 1970s, Australia was the world's tennis superpower, producing players who dominated amateur grand slam tournaments, the Davis Cup and the professional circuit,and none was more successful, famous or influential than Rod Laver, whose two singles Grand Slams - winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon and United States championships in a calendar year - have never been equalled. The Golden Era is Rod's deeply personal account of those great years. As a participant and eye-witness, he captures the excitement and drama of the great wins, and gives us genuine insight into the band of supremely talented Australian champions who balanced playing hard with a legendary sportsmanship.Written with all of Rod's peerless tennis knowledge, and including key interviews with Frank Sedgman, Ken Rosewall, the late Lew Hoad, Neale Fraser, Mal Anderson, Ashley Cooper, Roy Emerson, Fred Stolle, John Newcombe and Margaret Court, The Golden Era is the definitive story of the two decades of Australian tennis domination that will almost certainly never be repeated.

Rod Laver AC, MBE was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, in 1938. He ranks as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, if not the greatest.

ISBN-13: 9781760529109
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
576
Available:
5th November 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin