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Book Cover:  1 Page At A Time: A Daily Creative Companion
By Kurtz, Adam J.
Each of the 365 prompts in this book will encourage you to draw, write, list, reflect, and share.  This book is your new best friend. 
Each of the 365 prompts in this book will encourage you to draw, write, list, reflect, and share.  This book is your new best friend. 
Published: 18/12/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141981024
Book Cover:  10-Lb Penalty
By Francis, Dick
A wealthy businessman running for a parliamentary by-election in Dorset, Juliard Sr needs all the help he can get - especially when the campaign moves from mudslinging to something more deadly.
A wealthy businessman running for a parliamentary by-election in Dorset, Juliard Sr needs all the help he can get - especially when the campaign moves from mudslinging to something more deadly.
Published: 24/09/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781405916851
Book Cover:  1984
'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.'  

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite...

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

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from...

Published: 01/09/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141036144
Book Cover:  3 Novels by Cesar Aira
By Aira, Cesar
Irreverent, playful and prolific, Argentinean author Cesar Aira has written over eighty books and has been acknowledged as one of the most enjoyable, provocative and original authors in world literature. Collected here are three of his most acclaimed novels, all typically short: a perfect introduction to the work of this addictively wonderful writer.
Irreverent, playful and prolific, Argentinean author Cesar Aira has written over eighty books and has been acknowledged as one of the most enjoyable, provocative and original authors in world literature. Collected here are three of his most acclaimed novels, all typically short: a perfect introduction to the work of this addictively wonderful writer.
Published: 26/08/2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241202920
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
Book Cover:  365: Stories
By Robertson, James
Underpinning all of them are insistent and vital questions: who are we? What are  we doing here? What happens next? And, again and again, Robertson interrogates the matter of what a story is, and why stories are crucial to humans both as individuals and as members of families and wider communities.
Underpinning all of them are insistent and vital questions: who are we? What are  we doing here? What happens next? And, again and again, Robertson interrogates the matter of what a story is, and why stories are crucial to humans both as individuals and as members of families and wider communities.
Published: 19/11/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241146866
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
Book Cover: A Dark-adapted Eye
By Vine, Barbara
Written in 1986, and set against the morally and politically tumultous backdrop of 1940s England, Ruth Rendell's first novel writing as Barbara Vine is a psychological masterpiece, a study in the dangers of a society in thrall to ideas of female respectability.
Written in 1986, and set against the morally and politically tumultous backdrop of 1940s England, Ruth Rendell's first novel writing as Barbara Vine is a psychological masterpiece, a study in the dangers of a society in thrall to ideas of female respectability.
Published: 01/05/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241976883
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
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 and...

'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
Book Cover: A Kestrel For A Knave
By Hines, Barry
Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave was published in 1968, and was made into one of the key British films of the sixties. Billy Casper is beaten by his drunken brother, ignored by his mother and failing at school. He seems destined for a hard, miserable life down the pits, but for a brief time, he finds one pleasure in life: a wild kestrel that he has raised and tamed himself.
Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave was published in 1968, and was made into one of the key British films of the sixties. Billy Casper is beaten by his drunken brother, ignored by his mother and failing...
Published: 01/10/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241978962
Book Cover: A Kim Jong-Il Production: Kidnap. Torture. Murder: Making Movies North Korean-style
By Ficher, Paul;Fischer, Paul;
This is the true story of how the couple did as they were told - making a cult classic along the way - while secretly plotting a daring escape to the West.
This is the true story of how the couple did as they were told - making a cult classic along the way - while secretly plotting a daring escape to the West.
Published: 29/02/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241970003
Book Cover: A Long Way Down
New Year's Eve at North London's most popular suicide spot. And four strangers are about to discover that doing away with yourself isn't quite the private act they'd each expected.

Perma-tanned Martin Sharp's a disgraced breakfast TV presenter who had it all – the family, the pad, the great career – and wasted it away. Killing himself is Martin's logical response to an unliveable life...

New Year's Eve at North London's most popular suicide spot. And four strangers are about to discover that doing away with yourself isn't quite the private act they'd each expected.

Perma-tanned Martin...

Published: 31/07/2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140287028
Book Cover: A Mindfulness Guide for the FRAZZLED
Published: 03/01/2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241972069
Book Cover: A Passage to India: Penguin Essentials
By Forster, E M;Forster, E.M.;
Adela Quested has come to the Indian town of Chandrapore to marry. Together with her elderly companion Mrs Moore, they befriend the charming Dr Aziz, who offers to show them the Marabar Caves.
Adela Quested has come to the Indian town of Chandrapore to marry. Together with her elderly companion Mrs Moore, they befriend the charming Dr Aziz, who offers to show them the Marabar Caves.
Published: 01/02/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241214992
Book Cover: A Richer Life: How economics can change the way we think and feel
By Roscoe, Philip
In this powerful analysis of the way we live now, Philip Roscoe shows how we have been seduced by economic reason. His solutions, some radical, others straightforward, urge us to think and act more humanely - and less economically - towards one another. 
In this powerful analysis of the way we live now, Philip Roscoe shows how we have been seduced by economic reason. His solutions, some radical, others straightforward, urge us to think and act more humanely - and less economically - towards one another. 
Published: 24/06/2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241972724
Book Cover: A Ship of the Line

May, 1810 - and thirty-nine-year-old Captain Horatio Hornblower has been handed his first ship of the line . . .

May, 1810 - and thirty-nine-year-old Captain Horatio Hornblower has been handed his first ship of the line . . .

Published: 07/10/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241955581
Book Cover:  About A Boy
By Hornby, Nick
Too cool! At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear.
Too cool! At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear.
Published: 14/03/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241969809
Book Cover:  Accidental Husband, The
By Green, Jane
Maggie and Sylvie are perfect strangers: two very different women, living very different lives on opposite coasts. But they share more in common than they could ever imagine.
Maggie and Sylvie are perfect strangers: two very different women, living very different lives on opposite coasts. But they share more in common than they could ever imagine.
Published: 26/03/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780718157555
Book Cover:  According to Yes
By French, Dawn
The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. 
The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. 
Published: 30/05/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781405921558

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20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

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