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

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. 
When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. 
With The Testaments, the wait is over. 

Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. 
’Dear Readers- Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.' Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias GraceThe Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam Trilogy. Her 1985 classic The Handmaid's Tale went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against him; and the 2017 release of the award-winning Channel 4 TV series. Sales of the English language edition have now topped 8 million copies worldwide. 
Atwood has won numerous awards including the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

ISBN-13 9781784742324
ISBN-10
1784742325
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
400
Available:
10th September 2019
Publisher:
Penguin Random House

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

The Adventures of Anders by Gregory Mackay

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Anders, Bernie and Eden are best friends and are always on the lookout for new adventures. In these three exciting stories, discover an unknown comet, explore an extinct volcano and find your way through a castle maze. 'These stories make me wish I was a kid again.'

Gregory Mackay has been making comics since school. He enjoys drawing and watercolour painting. He likes drawing aeroplanes and machines, as well as building models and painting pictures. Both Anders and the Comet and Anders and the Volcano, his first books for children, have also been published in France, and have been shortlisted for the Angouleme Festival, the most prestigious comics awards in Europe, acknowledging the best comics published across the world. Anders and the Comet was also the winner of Australia's Silver Ledger Award, and in 2018 Gregory undertook a six-month Australia Council for the Arts residency at the Keesing Studio at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.

ISBN-13 9781760632076
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
456
Available:
3rd September 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

Smashed Avocado: How I Cracked the Property Market and You Can Too by Nicole Haddow

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At thirty, journalist Nicole Haddow had unstable income, no financial plan and only credit-card debt to her name. But less than two years' later she was a home-owner. 
In Smashed Avocado, Nicole explains the steps she took to purchase her own home, alongside detailed case studies of other people who have found ways to enter the property market. She shares practical tips from financial planners, mortgage brokers, buyers' agents, real-estate agents and other property experts, and the acquired wisdom of a new generation of homeowners - down to the micro-details. She even thrashes it out with Bernard Salt, the man who said young people should stop splashing out on expensive brunches if they want to own their own home. Buying property remains a worthwhile investment, and young people are inventing innovative ways of achieving it, including rentvesting, flipping, Airbnb, tiny homes, buying regionally and more. 
Nicole's story is inspiring and optimistic - but, most importantly, it's realistic.The home ownership dream might look different today, but it's still possible to make it a reality.

Nicole Haddow is a Melbourne-based journalist. Buying her first home led Nicole to become passionate about helping people enter the property market.
She was the executive property writer for the Australian Financial Review. She documents alternative methods of purchasing your first home at smashedavocado.net.

ISBN-13 9781760641498
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
256
Available
: 3rd September 2019
Publisher:
Black Inc

Faded Glamour: Inspirational Interiors and Beautiful Homes by Pearl Lowe

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Take a tour through Pearl Lowe’s beautiful Somerset home, decorated in her trademark mix of romantic and rock ’n’ roll, and get a glimpse into her friends’ unique houses, including the homes of Alice Temperley, Solange Azagury-Partridge and Sera Loftus. Pearl has a passion for vintage finds with character, whether that’s a forest-green velvet sofa, or a tarnished but still lovely crystal chandelier, and she utilises these pieces to create charming and cool interiors. There is a pink and bronze bathroom that has delightful zigzag tiles and a freestanding bathtub, a bedroom with a plush silk bed frame and hand-printed wallpaper, and a kitchen that perfectly blends antique dressers and luxurious white marble. Pearl also shares her tips and tricks to creating perfectly lived-in, decadent interiors, including making her own lace curtains, and how to find treasures in flea-markets.

Pearl Lowe is a former singer and is now known for her love of vintage interiors and fashion. In 2001, she launched ‘Pearl Lowe’, her signature range of lace curtains and cushions. In 2006, Pearl moved to Somerset where she began designing her own bespoke handmade dresses and childrens-wear that were sold to Liberty and The Cross in London. Alongside her textiles work, Pearl has also designed interiors for many private clients. Her first book, Pearl Lowe’s Vintage Craft, was released in 2013. Pearl is based in Frome, Somerset.

ISBN-13 9781782497912
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
160
Available:
1st September 2019
Publisher:
Hardie Grant

Capri Dolce Vita by Cesare Cunaccia

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Capri, a resort island dating back to the height of the Roman Empire, has long been an extraordinary destination full of ancient charm. Cherished by everyone from physician Axel Munthe, who recommended its clean air to his patients as a cure for bronchitis; to film director Jean-Luc Godard as the setting for his 1963 film Contempt; to literary icons, celebrities, poets, and the jet set, Capri boasts a rich Mediterranean spirit and style that encompasses a wealth of beauty, from gardens to villas to caves to the people walking in the lively Piazzetta, where cars are prohibited and the island's playful attitude runs rampant. Capri Dolce Vita is a look at this fabled corner of the world through the ages and a celebration of paradise on earth.

Cesare Cunaccia is a writer, lecturer, curator, and journalist. He was editor at large for Vogue Italia and L'Uomo Vogue and the antiques consultant for Architectural Digest Italy. He has also contributed to the divisions of Architectural Digest in Germany, China, and Russia, as well as Connaissance des Arts, Opera magazine, and L'Oeil. Cunaccia has published a variety of books, particularly on the Italian artistic heritage, which have been translated into twelve languages. 200 illustrations.

ISBN-13 9781614287834
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
1st September 2019
Publisher:
Assouline

Household Hints, Naturally: Garden, Beauty, Health, Cooking, Laundry, Cleaning

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Ditch the harsh, expensive chemicals, and discover the natural power and versatility of bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and lemons. Far more than cooking ingredients, they can be used in all manner of household tasks including cleaning, laundry, animal care, and health and beauty. This is the essential guide to maximizing the potential of these cheap, environmentally-friendly and multi-purpose products. Tips range from removing baked-on food from pans to making your own facial scrub, from getting stubborn stains out of your clothes to shampooing your dog. Clear, fun text is accompanied by attractive photography.

Diane and Jon Sutherland are professional writers. They have written a wide variety of titles, spanning household hints, travel, children's, military history and education. They have won several literary prizes, including New York Libraries' Best of Reference and Booklist Editors' Choice Award.
Liz Keevill and Kevin Eyres are professional writers and journalists. Liz spent many years as a consumer journalist on Good Housekeeping and Ideal Home magazines and has written books on interior design, furnishings, and general housekeeping matters. Kevin writes on travel, the arts and interior lighting design as well as being a commercial copywriter. They are both interested in anything that reduces the toxic content of everyday things.
Maria Costantino has written such titles as The Handbook: Household Hints & Tips, DIY Encyclopedia, First Aid Pocket Guide and many other books on food, drink, art, design and fashion. She teaches Historical, Critical and Theoretical Studies at several universities in England.

ISBN-13 9781787552821
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
1st September 2019
Publisher:
Flame Tree Publishing

Ultimate Gardens and Swimming Pools by Wim Pauwels

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An exclusive new book presenting private properties never before seen. The lavish gardens and swimming pools featured in this book are the creations of renowned landscape architects. More and more, people are treating the outdoor spaces on their properties as true extensions of their homes, turning pools and gardens into outdoor living spaces that serve the same functions as indoor rooms. From large gardens to small terraces, from urban to rural, from contemporary to classical, from infinity-edge pools to attractive garden pools, this book presents superb garden and pool projects from prominent landscape and garden designers. This captivating book offers readers the rare opportunity to enter exquisite private spaces and to delve into the idyllic beauty of garden and unprecedented pool design and will help to consider strong garden contexts, landscape planning and pool-site plans. The ultimate resource and a must-have visual reference for garden lovers looking for exclusive inspiration! Includes private gardens from the UK, France, Belgium, and Hong Kong. Text in English and French. 200 colour images

ISBN-13 9782875500656
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
1st September 2019
Publisher:
Beta-Plus Publishing

They Kill by Ramsey Campbell

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What are you willing to do, what are you willing to become, to save someone you love? Sierra Sowell's dead brother Jeffrey is resurrected by a mysterious man known only as Corliss. Corliss also transforms four people in Sierra's life into inhuman monsters determined to kill her. Sierra and Jeffrey's boyfriend Marc work to discover the reason for her brother's return to life while struggling to survive attacks by this monstrous quartet. Corliss gives Sierra a chance to make Jeffrey's resurrection permanent - if she makes a dreadful bargain. Can she do what it will take to save her brother, no matter how much blood is shed along the way?

Tim Waggoner's first novel came out in 2001, and since then he's published close to forty novels and three collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins. His novels include Like Death, considered a modern classic in the genre, and the popular Nekropolis series of urban fantasy novels. He's written tie-in fiction for Supernatural, Grimm, The X-Files, Doctor Who, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Transformers, among others, and he's written novelizations for films such as Kingsman: the Golden Circle and Resident Evil: the Final Chapter. His articles on writing have appeared in Writer's Digest, Writer's Journal, Writer's Workshop of Horror, and Where Nightmares Come From.

ISBN-13 9781787582569
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Available:
1st September 2019
Publisher:
Flame Tree Press

Meat by Adrian Richardson

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Meat is a comprehensive cookbook with great tips and information on processing meat, the different cuts, preparation and storage methods and delicious recipes. Meat will illuminate and educate keen home cooks who would like to learn more about the meat we eat; where it comes from and various ways to use different meats. It is also a solid collection of recipes, including sauces, stocks and other meaty basics. The chapters are divided into meat type, making the book as user-friendly as possible. Chapter introductions, as well as short pieces at the beginning of each recipe, impart further knowledge with the friendly and knowledgeable character of author Adrian Richardson running through the narrative. Cooks will be delighted with the enticing recipes like twice-cooked Pork Belly with Toffee Crisp Crackling and old favourites such as Steak and Kidney Pie. This cookbook will become a family favourite that is used again and again - referred to as much for the information as for the appealing recipes. With its warm and friendly yet modern design it will inspire and give confidence to people to learn and try new things.

Adrian Richardson is the owner of North Carlton’s La Luna Bistro, Melbourne’s iconic meat destination, where he has been serving up fresh bistro-style food made with love for over two decades. In 2016, he opened his second venue, Bouvier Bar and Grill, in Brunswick East, a New York–style bar with a focus on cocktails and bar food inspired by his travels.
Richardson is the co-host of Good Chef Bad Chef, which airs on Network Ten and is the host of SBS’s Richo’s Bar Snacks. He also hosted two series of Secret Meat Business on the Lifestyle Channel. In 2007, he co-hosted the hit series Boys Weekend with chef friends Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel and Miguel Maestre, which aired in over 110 countries.

ISBN-13 9781526610423
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
368
Available:
1st October 2019
Publisher:
Hardie Grant

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

Beauty by Bri Lee

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You were either fit and trim or you weren't working hard enough. Your body was how you conveyed wealth and status to your peers, it was a personality trait, a symbol of goodness and values: an ethical ideal. In recent decades women have made momentous progress fighting the patriarchy, yet they are held to ever-stricter, more punishing physical standards. Self-worth still plummets and eating disorders are more deadly for how easily they are dismissed. In Beauty Bri Lee explores our obsession with thinness and asks how an intrinsically unattainable standard of physical 'perfection' has become so crucial to so many. What happens if you try to reach that impossible goal? Bri did try, and Beauty is what she learned from that battle: a gripping and intelligent rejection of an ideal that diminishes us all.

Bri Lee is a writer and editor whose work has been published in The Monthly, Harper's Bazaar Australia, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, The Guardian, Griffith Review, i-D, VAULT Art Magazine, and elsewhere. She regularly appears on The Drum on ABC TV, various ABC Radio National programs, and often gives talks on writing, law, feminism, fashion, pop culture, and art.

ISBN-13: 9781760876524
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
160
Available:
5th November 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch

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Clare Bowditch has always had a knack for telling stories. Through her music and performing, this beloved Australian artist has touched hundreds of thousands of lives. But what of the stories she used to tell herself? That 'real life' only begins once you're thin or beautiful, that good things only happen to other people. YOUR OWN KIND OF GIRL reveals a childhood punctuated by grief, anxiety and compulsion, and tells how these forces shaped Clare's life for better and for worse. This is a heartbreaking, wise and at times playful memoir. Clare's own story told raw and as it happened. A reminder that even on the darkest of nights, victory is closer than it seems. With startling candour, Clare lays bare her truth in the hope that doing so will inspire anyone who's ever done battle with their inner critic. This is the work of a woman who has found her true power - and wants to pass it on. Happiness, we discover, is only possible when we take charge of the stories we tell ourselves.

Clare Bowditch is a storyteller who lives in Melbourne with her husband Marty, their three teenage children, a white groodle, and one lone surviving free-ranging guinea pig. In terms of 'the fancy stuff', Bowditch is a bestselling ARIA Award-winning musician (Best Female Artist), Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), Logie-nominated actor (for her role as 'Rosanna' on hit TV show Offspring), and a former ABC broadcaster who still misses her talk-back callers very much, and hopes they're doing okay out there. In her spare time, Bowditch does a lot of public-speaking and event-running.

ISBN-13: 9781760528959
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
352
Available:
28th October 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

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Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of '97. His parents are psychologists, his mom a famous author in the field. A renowned debater and orator, an aspiring poet, and - although it requires a lot of posturing and weight lifting - one of the cool kids, he's also one of the seniors who brings the loner Darren Eberheart into the social scene, with disastrous effects. Deftly shifting perspectives and time periods, The Topeka School is a riveting story about the challenges of raising a good son in a culture of toxic masculinity. It is also a startling prehistory of the present: the collapse of public speech, the tyranny of trolls and the new right, and the ongoing crisis of identity among white men.

Ben Lerner was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1979. He has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and MacArthur Foundations, and is the author of two internationally acclaimed novels, Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04. He has published the poetry collections The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw (a finalist for the National Book Award) and Mean Free Path and No Art as well as the iconic essay The Hatred of Poetry. In 2011, he became the first American to win the Munster Prize for International Poetry. Lerner lives and teaches in Brooklyn.

ISBN-13: 9781783785728
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
304
Available:
5th November 2019
Publisher:
Granta

Find Me by Andre Aciman

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In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio's father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, now a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train upends Sami's visit and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the nuances of emotion that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the world of one of our greatest contemporary romances to show us that in fact true love never dies.

Andre Aciman is the New York Times bestselling author of Call Me By Your Name, Out of Egypt, Eight White Nights, False Papers, Alibis, and Harvard Square, and most recently Enigma Variations, now out in paperback. He's the editor of The Proust Project and teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his wife in Manhattan.

ISBN-13: 9780571356492
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
256
Available:
5th November 2019
Publisher:
Faber

Veg: Easy and Delicious Meals for Everyone by Jamie Oliver

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A real explosion of colour, taste and variety, he wants to get the nation switched on to just how tasty and comforting veggie meals can be, leaving people feeling full, satisfied and happy - and not missing meat from their plate. Whether it's embracing a meat-free day or two each week, living a vegetarian lifestyle, or just wanting to try some brilliant new flavour combinations, this book ticks all the boxes. 
Sharing simple tips and tricks that will excite the taste buds, and help keep people's brains and mouths engaged, this book will also give people the confidence to up their veg intake and widen their recipe repertoire, safe in the knowledge that it'll taste utterly delicious. From simple suppers and family favourites to weekend dishes for sharing with friends, this book is packed full of phenomenal food - pure and simple. 
A book for everyone, this is the perfect moment for Jamie to inspire every kind of cook with his super-tasty, brilliantly simple, but inventive veg dishes.

Jamie Oliver is a global phenomenon in food and campaigning. During a 20-year television and publishing career he has inspired millions of people to enjoy cooking from scratch and eating fresh, delicious food. Through his organization, Jamie is leading the charge on a global food revolution, aiming to reduce childhood obesity and improve everyone's health and happiness through food. 
Jamie started cooking at his parents' pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight. After leaving school he began a career as a chef that took him to the River Cafe, where he was famously spotted by a television production company and the Naked Chef was born.
He has now published 22 bestselling cookery books, all with accompanying TV shows. Jamie lives in London and Essex with his wife Jools and their children.

ISBN-13 9780718187767
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
312
Available:
22nd August 2019
Publisher:
Michael Joseph

In Darkness Visible by Tony Jones

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In 2005, Marin Katich, living in Croatia under an alias, is being watched. Before the year is out, he has been assaulted, arrested, charged with serious war crimes and locked up in Scheveningen Prison in The Hague, waiting for his case to come before the International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In Sydney, Anna Rosen, a freelance journalist, is emailed photos of a man she knows to be dead - gunned down in a brutal ambush in Bosnia over a decade ago. A man she'd once loved but who had betrayed her. Is it possible that the photos really are of Marin Katich? And if so, what the hell had happened in 1992? From Croatia to The Hague to Bosnia and Herzegovina to Sydney, Anna and Marin's intertwined history fuels her determination to tear apart, piece by piece, his secrets, while continuing to keep her own. In a dangerous pursuit of justice and revenge, navigating the murky world of national and international secret agencies and those who would still be warlords, Anna fights for what she believes in and for those she loves. Tony Jones, one of Australia's most admired journalists, blurs the lines between fiction and political reality, creating a page-turning, intriguing and gripping thriller.

ISBN-13: 9781760295011
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
480
Available:
5th November 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas

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'They kill us, they crucify us, they throw us to beasts in the arena, they sew our lips together and watch us starve. They bugger children in front of their mothers and violate men in front of their wives. The temple priests flay us openly in the streets. We are hunted everywhere and we are hunted by everyone ... We are despised, yet we grow. We are tortured and crucified and yet we flourish. We are hated and still we multiply. Why is that? You have to wonder, how is it that we not only survive but we grow stronger?'

Christos Tsiolkas' stunning new novel Damascus is a work of soaring ambition and achievement, of immense power and epic scope, taking as its subject nothing less than events surrounding the birth and establishment of the Christian church. Based around the gospels and letters of St Paul, and focusing on characters one and two generations on from the death of Christ, as well as Paul (Saul) himself, Damascus nevertheless explores the themes that have always obsessed Tsiolkas as a writer: class, religion, masculinity, patriarchy, colonisation, exile; the ways in which nations, societies, communities, families and individuals are united and divided - it's all here, the contemporary and urgent questions, perennial concerns made vivid and visceral. In Damascus, Tsiolkas has written a masterpiece of imagination and transformation: an historical novel of immense power and an unflinching dissection of doubt and faith, tyranny and revolution, and cruelty and sacrifice.

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of six novels, including Loaded, which was made into the feature film Head-On, The Jesus Man and Dead Europe, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award, as well as being made into a feature film. His fourth novel, the international bestseller The Slap, won Overall Best Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009, was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the Australian Literary Society Gold, as well as the 2009 Australian Booksellers Association and Australian Book Industry Awards Books of the Year. Christos's fifth novel Barracuda was shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal and the inaugural Voss Literary Prize. The Slap and Barracuda were both adapted into celebrated television series. Christos's acclaimed collection of short stories, Merciless Gods, was published in 2014 and his critical literary study On Patrick White came out in 2018. He is also a playwright, essayist and screen writer. He lives in Melbourne.

ISBN-13: 9781760875091
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
440
Available:
28th October 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

Top Koala by Jackie French

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Top is always best to be. And this koala is determined to be at the very top of EVERYTHING. From a mast in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race to the Parliament House flagpole in Canberra, this koala travels around Australia and tops it all! The sequel to the delightfully funny Koala Bare, internationally renowned author Jackie French and talented illustrator Matt Shanks have created another top-notch book.

ISBN-13: 9781460754818
Audience:
Kids
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
32
Available:
18th November 2019
Publisher:
HarperCollins