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Book Cover:  1984

'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.'  

'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.'  

Published: 01/09/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141036144
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover:  22 Britannia Road

'A riveting historical novel, set in post-WWII England . . . crimes of love and war' 
Oprah.com

In war we sometimes lose ourselves . . .

It is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship that will take them from Poland to England. Silvana has not seen her husband Janusz in six years, but, they are assured, he has made them a home in Ipswich.

'A riveting historical novel, set in post-WWII England . . . crimes of love and war' 
Oprah.com

In war we sometimes lose ourselves . . .

It is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship...

Published: 03/01/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141399676
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover:  31 Songs
By Hornby Nick
Through thirty-one songs that he either loves or has loved, Nick Hornby tells us what music means to his life. Theses personal and passionate pieces – refreshingly free of pretension – are a celebration of the joy that certain songs have given him.
Through thirty-one songs that he either loves or has loved, Nick Hornby tells us what music means to his life. Theses personal and passionate pieces – refreshingly free of pretension – are a celebration of the joy that certain songs have given him.
Published: 14/03/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241969793
RRP: $22.99
Book Cover: A Battle Won

'Fire as she bears. Rake her, lads.'

Winter, 1793. Newly promoted Master and Commander Charles Hayden's orders are to deliver the frigate HMS Themis to Lord Admiral Hood, whose fleet is sheltering in the Mediterranean. Only hours out of port, however, and the Themis is engaging with the French navy.

Hayden's destination is Toulon, a French port under Lord Hood's protection. But there Hayden's captaincy...

'Fire as she bears. Rake her, lads.'

Winter, 1793. Newly promoted Master and Commander Charles Hayden's orders are to deliver the frigate HMS Themis to Lord Admiral Hood, whose fleet is sheltering in the...

Published: 06/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141033150
RRP: $22.99
Book Cover: A Book of Mediterranean Food

'When you read Elizabeth David, you get perfect pitch. There is an understanding and evocation of flavours, colours, scents and places that lights up the page'  Guardian

A Book of Mediterranean Food – published in 1950 – was Elizabeth David's first book and it is based on a collection of recipes she made while living in France, Italy, the Greek islands and Egypt.

She gives us hearty...

'When you read Elizabeth David, you get perfect pitch. There is an understanding and evocation of flavours, colours, scents and places that lights up the page'  Guardian

A Book of Mediterranean Food...

Published: 25/08/1998
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140273281
RRP: $22.95
Book Cover: A Breath of French Air
By Bates H E

'I should like to go to France,' said Ma.

'God Almighty,' Pop said. 'What for?'

'For a holiday of course,' Ma said. 'I think
it would do us all good to get some sun.'

And so at the end of a rainy English August the Larkins – all ten of them, including little Oscar, the family's new addition – bundle into the old Rolls and cross the Channel to escape the hostile elements.

'I should like to go to France,' said Ma.

'God Almighty,' Pop said. 'What for?'

'For a holiday of course,' Ma said. 'I think
it would do us all good to get some sun.'

And so at the end of a rainy English...

Published: 19/07/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141029641
RRP: $22.95
Book Cover: A Confederacy of Dunces

'This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, pornographers, frauds, jades, litterbugs, and lesbians . . . don't make the mistake of bothering me.'

Ignatius J. Reilly: fat, flatulent, eloquent and almost unemployable. By the standards of ordinary folk he is pretty much unhinged, too. But is he bothered by...

'This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, pornographers, frauds, jades, litterbugs, and lesbians . . ...

Published: 13/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241951590
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover: A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction & Poetry Inspired By the Work  of Joseph Cornell
Jonathan Safran Foer has long had a passion for the work of the twentieth-century American assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. Inspired by Cornell s avian-themed boxes, and suspecting that they would be similarly inspiring to others, Foer began to write letters.

The responses he received from luminaries of American writing were nothing short of astounding.

Jonathan Safran Foer has long had a passion for the work of the twentieth-century American assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. Inspired by Cornell s avian-themed boxes, and suspecting that they would be...
Published: 31/01/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141012704
RRP: $26.95
Book Cover: A Crack in the Edge of the World: The Great American Earthquake of 1906
A burgeoning new city is built on the dreams of the American gold rush. It is also built upon a landscape that has been stretching, sliding and breaking apart for millennia. In 1906 the dreams of this city, came crashing down beneath the rippling wave of a horrifying earthquake that turned roads into great rippling rivers, that set buildings ablaze for days on end, that made homes collapse upon themselves...
A burgeoning new city is built on the dreams of the American gold rush. It is also built upon a landscape that has been stretching, sliding and breaking apart for millennia. In 1906 the dreams of this...
Published: 02/07/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141016344
RRP: $26.95
Book Cover: A Crime in the Neighborhood
In the long hot summer of 1972, three events shattered the serenity of ten year old Marsha's life: her father ran away with her mother's sister Ada; Boyd Ellison, a young boy, was molested and murdered; and Watergate made the headlines.
In the long hot summer of 1972, three events shattered the serenity of ten year old Marsha's life: her father ran away with her mother's sister Ada; Boyd Ellison, a young boy, was molested and murdered; and Watergate made the headlines.
Published: 23/07/1999
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140273328
RRP: $22.99
Book Cover: A Crowded Marriage

There isn't room in a marriage for three . . .

Painter Imogen is happily married to Alex, and together they have a son. But when their finances hit rock bottom, they're forced to accept Eleanor Latimer's offer of a rent-free cottage on her large country estate. If it was anyone else, Imogen would be beaming gratitude. Unfortunately, Eleanor just happens to be Alex's beautiful, rich and flirtatious...

There isn't room in a marriage for three . . .

Painter Imogen is happily married to Alex, and together they have a son. But when their finances hit rock bottom, they're forced to accept Eleanor Latimer's...

Published: 04/07/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241961216
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover: A Dark-Adapted Eye

WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER AWARD 

'Compulsively readable … a carefully devised plot unfolded with the most cunning art. Wilkie Collins and Dickens would have admired it'  Sunday Times

Like most families they had their secrets . . .

WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER AWARD 

'Compulsively readable … a carefully devised plot unfolded with the most cunning art. Wilkie Collins and Dickens would have admired...

Published: 27/05/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141040189
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover: A Dark-Adapted Eye: Green Popular Penguins
Vera was prim and fastidious. Eden was beautiful and adored. Like most families they had their secrets...and they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. Yet their sisterly bond was strained by obsession, manipulation and murderous . . . 
Vera was prim and fastidious. Eden was beautiful and adored. Like most families they had their secrets...and they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. Yet their sisterly bond was strained by obsession, manipulation and murderous . . . 
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570035
RRP: $9.95
Book Cover: A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

'The most gifted, the most prodigal writer of his generation'   JONATHAN RABAN

Jerry Delfont is a travel writer with writer's block. Lounging in Calcutta one day, he receives a mysterious letter. It comes from an American philanthropist, Mrs Merrill Unger. An Indian friend of her son is in trouble: he woke up in a hotel room with a dead body next to him; he panicked and fled. Mrs Unger would like...

'The most gifted, the most prodigal writer of his generation'   JONATHAN RABAN

Jerry Delfont is a travel writer with writer's block. Lounging in Calcutta one day, he receives a mysterious letter...

Published: 01/10/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141044163
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover: A Death in Vienna

Art restorer and former secret agent Gabriel Allon hasn't been back to Vienna since a terrorist bomb tore his family apart. But when an old friend is almost killed there in an explosion at the Wartime Claims and Inquiry Office, Allon is compelled to investigate.

Art restorer and former secret agent Gabriel Allon hasn't been back to Vienna since a terrorist bomb tore his family apart. But when an old friend is almost killed there in an explosion at the Wartime...

Published: 02/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241950326
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover: A Delicate Truth
By le Carre John
A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend.
A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend.
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241965184
RRP: $22.99
Book Cover: A Good Man in Africa

Escapee from suburbia, overweight, oversexed … Morgan Leafy isn't overburdened with worldly success. Actually, he is refreshingly free from it. But then, as a representative of Her Britannic Majesty in tropical Kinjanja, it was not very constructive of him to get involved in wholesale bribery. Nor was it exactly oiling his way up the ladder to hunt down the improbably pointed breasts of his boss's...

Escapee from suburbia, overweight, oversexed … Morgan Leafy isn't overburdened with worldly success. Actually, he is refreshingly free from it. But then, as a representative of Her Britannic Majesty...

Published: 12/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141046891
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover: A Heart So Big
By Hogarty Rio
Published: 29/01/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781844883240
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover: A History of Christianity

Christianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history. This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organisation and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society.

Christianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history. This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only...

Published: 29/10/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141021898
RRP: $29.95
Book Cover: A History of Histories: Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from  Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century
By Burrow John

'BRILLIANT . . . A MASTERLY OVERVIEW.  HIS BOOK ABOUNDS IN CHARACTER, CONTEXT, SENSE AND WIT'
DOMINIC SANDBROOK, EVENING STANDARD

This is the extraordinary story of how we have understood and interpreted the past over the last 2,500 years.   From the 'father of history' Herodotus to Medieval chroniclers, and from Gibbon's epic depiction of the Roman Empire to today's TV dons, this unique...


'BRILLIANT . . . A MASTERLY OVERVIEW.  HIS BOOK ABOUNDS IN CHARACTER, CONTEXT, SENSE AND WIT'
DOMINIC SANDBROOK, EVENING STANDARD

This is the extraordinary story of how we have understood and interpreted...


Published: 02/03/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140283792
RRP: $29.95

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15 Apr 2014
Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards Results 2013
Congratulations to both Malcolm Knox and Iain McCalman recently commended in the FAW Excellence in Non-Fiction Awards. Established in 1978, this is an award for a non-fiction book of sustained quality and distinction with an Australian theme, first published in Australia.Highly Commended
Boom: The underground history of Australia from gold rush to GFC by Malcolm Knox

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