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Christmas Reading Guide

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Australian Fiction The Winter Sea

The Tournament

Di Morrissey RRP $32.99

Matthew Reilly RRP $39.99

Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little NSW coastal town of Whitby Point. Life for Cassie on the south coast is sweet, but a devastating family secret is revealed which threatens to destroy her dreams.

England, 1546: A young Princess Elizabeth is surrounded by uncertainty. The Black Death stalks the land and with it deadly conspiracies against her. In the midst of this fevered atmosphere comes an unprecedented invitation from the Sultan in Constantinople...

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The Tailor’s Girl Fiona McIntosh RRP $29.99 From the bustling streets of post-Great War London to the idyllic 1920s Sussex countryside, this is a breathtaking story of passion and persistence from a phenomenal Australian storyteller about how true love can overcome incredible odds, even in the most extraordinary circumstances. Our Price

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The Prey Tony Park RRP $29.99

Deep underground in South Africa’s Eureka mine, brutal underlord Wellington Shumba and his pirate miners illegally hunt for gold. When an engineer is taken hostage, Cameron McMurtrie, legitimate overseer of the mine, masterminds a dramatic rescue - and a manhunt for Wellington.



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The Outback Heart Fiona Palmer RRP $29.99 The most heartfelt and moving novel yet from favourite Australian rural fiction writer and bestselling author of The Family Farm. Indianna Wilson is a country girl through and through. She’ll do anything she can to save her beloved home town from disappearing off the map.

Gone Fishing Susan Duncan RRP $32.95 Gone Fishing, the sequel to the bestselling The Briny Café, is a heart-warming, inspirational novel about taking a stand against all the odds. For bargeman Sam Scully, life in Cook’s Basin is nothing short of paradise. But, paradise is about to be ripped apart. Our Price



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Bittersweet Colleen McCullough RRP $39.99 An unforgettable Australian saga of sisterhood, family, love and betrayal. This is the story of two sets of twins, Edda and Grace, Tufts and Kitty, who struggle against all the restraints, prohibitions, laws and prejudices of 1920s Australia.

Elianne Judy Nunn RRP $32.95 Judy Nunn’s new bestseller, Elianne, is a sweeping story of wealth, power, privilege and betrayal, set on a grand sugar cane plantation in Queensland. In the tough world of sugar mills, it’s not only cane that is crushed...

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Australian Fiction Eyrie Tim Winton RRP $45.00 Tom Keely’s reputation is in ruins. And that’s the upside. This is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times – funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting. Inhabited by unforgettable characters, Eyrie asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing. Our Price



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Barracuda Christos Tsiolkas RRP $32.99 Tender and brutal and blazingly brilliant, the new novel from the acclaimed author of The Slap takes an unflinching look at modern Australia - at our hopes and dreams, our friendships, and our families - and asks what it means to be a good person and what it takes to become one. Our Price


Coal Creek


Alex Miller RRP $29.99

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This is a simply told but deeply significant novel of friendship, love, loyalty and the tragic consequences of misunderstanding and mistrust from a two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Award. Coal Creek is a wonderfully satisfying novel with a gratifying resolution.

Shame and the Captives Tom Keneally RRP $32.95

Infamy Lenny Bartulin RRP $29.99

Will keeping the Japanese, Korean and Italian POWs of the WWII alive in Australia keep Australian POWs alive and well wherever they are? Tom Keneally’s new novel brilliantly explores the intimacies of ordinary lives being played out against momentous world events.

Kate Grenville meets Cormac McCarthy in a hugely enjoyable rollicking, literary western set in the most isolated and feared penal colony of the British Empire. A novel full of breathtaking action, cut-throat villains and corrupt officials, you’ll never think of Tasmanian history in the same way again.

The BirdwaTcher The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan RRP $32.95 A novel of the cruelty of war, and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love. This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

William McInnes RRP $29.99 There is magic in the sky, birds flying, floating above and around us. Sometimes, their magic will touch you. This is a story about a bloke who’s losing his hearing; a bird that can’t fly but likes being read to; and a teenage daughter who doesn’t know who to be angry at. It’s about a woman living with the echo of illness finding out how much fun it can be to trust someone; a man called Murph who has a secret; and Perry Como.


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The Signature of all Things Elizabeth Gilbert RRP $29.99

We Are Water

The Signature of All Things is a big novel, about a big century. It soars across the globe from London to Peru, Philadelphia, Tahiti and Amsterdam. The story is peopled with extraordinary characters, but most of all it has an unforgettable heroine in Alma Whittaker.

Wally Lamb RRP $29.99 A sweeping epic novel from one of America’s most beloved writers, We Are Water pulls you into the emotional centre of each richly drawn character. It is an intricate and layered portrait of marriage and family, tempered by compassion, big-heartedness, and humour.

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The Valley of Amazement


Amy Tan RRP $29.99

Paullina Simons RRP $29.99

The Valley of Amazement is a deeply evocative narrative of family secrets, the legacy of trauma, and the profound connections between mothers and daughters, which returns readers to the compelling territory Amy Tan so expertly mapped in The Joy Luck Club.

Love was just the beginning of their journey… Gina and Harry have given up everything to be together. But they both want different things: from their marriage, from life, from each other… and from the shifting world around them. The compelling prequel to The Bronze Horseman. Our Price



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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

The Goldfinch

Helen Fielding RRP $32.95

Donna Tartt RRP $32.99

An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman, in her new and enticing phase of life. Join Bridget as she navigates the challenges of life in contemporary London. Our Price



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Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph - a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, Our Price of the deepest mysteries of love, identity $ and fate. 99


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The Pure Gold Baby

Chris Harrison RRP $29.99

Margaret Drabble RRP $29.99

Distanced from his workaholic wife, language teacher Sebastian Pink’s life revolves around his work, his dog, and his cryptic crossword obsession, but when he meets Czech student Eva he finds himself drawn into a sordid suburban tangle based mainly on his own misinterpretations and feverish imagination.

The Pure Gold Baby will both raise you up and break your heart, as it follows Anna, a child with special, unknowable qualities, who presents profound parental challenges. Over decades, we observe her touch the lives and loves of those around her.

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Fiction Wars of the Roses: Stormbird Conn Iggulden RRP $32.99 In 1437, after years of regency, the pious and gentle Henry VI, the Lamb, comes of age and accedes to the English throne. As storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who, or what can save the kingdom Our Price before it is too late? $


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the Pagan Lord Bernard Cornwall RRP $29.99 Loyalties will be divided and men will fall in Bernard Cornwell’s new novel on the making of England. Alfred the Great is dead and his son Edward son reigns. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold, and every Saxon kingdom will be drawn into the bloodiest battle yet.


Fantasy Midkemia: The Chronicles of Pug Raymond E. Feist RRP $39.99 The world of Raymond Feist is brought to stunning life in this illustrated deluxe compendium. Part atlas and part journal of Pug, this essential guide to Midkemia comes complete with fold-out maps, blueprints of important Our Price buildings and houses and $ 99 character drawings.


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Raising Steam Terry Pratchett RRP $45.00 The new Discworld novel from Britain’s number one bestselling writer sees the Disc’s first train come steaming into town. Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork - Discworld’s first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job. Our Price



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Bloodline Alan Gold & Mike Jones RRP $29.99 When Bilal, a radicalised Palestinian youth, is shot during a botched terrorist attack, his life is saved by a young Jewish surgeon, Yael Cohen. But when Yael makes the startling discovery that her DNA is identical with Bilal’s, they become caught up in a high-stakes conspiracy.

Sense & Sensibility Joanna Trollope RRP $29.99 A contemporary reworking of Sense and Sensibility. What might appear to the modern eye to be all romance, bonnets and betrothals becomes a wonderfully witty coming-of-age story about the stuff that really makes the world go around, and how when it comes to money, some things never change.

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag Oliver Bowden RRP $29.99 In the brilliant new novel, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, discover the story of how Edward, a young privateer, became one of the world’s most deadly pirates and was drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Templars and the Assassins.

Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister George R. R. Martin RRP $17.99 “I have been called many things… but giant is seldom one of them.” Rediscover the wit and wisdom of Tyrion Lannister: sage, lover, reveller, reluctant warrior, and everyone’s favourite dwarf, with quotes drawn from George R.R. Martin’s bestselling series. in store 7th november


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Crime Fiction Cockroaches

Murder and Mendelssohn

Jo Nesbo RRP $32.95

Kerry Greenwood RRP $22.99 To the accompaniment of heavenly choirs singing, the fearless Miss Phryne Fisher returns in her 20th adventure in a vastly entertaining tale of murder, spies, mathematics and music. A conductor has been found dead and Phryne is enlisted to help find his killer.

The thrilling sequel to Nesbo’s debut novel The Bat, Cockroaches sees Harry sent to Bangkok to investigate the murder of the Norwegian ambassador. The ambassador had close ties to the Norwegian Prime Minister, and to avoid a scandal Harry is sent there to hush up the case. Our Price

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Solo William Boyd RRP $32.95

The Gods of Guilt Michael Connelly RRP $32.99 Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case - the murder of a former client. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption. Our Price



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It’s 1969, and James Bond—British special agent 007—is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime.

Inherit the Dead Lee Child RRP $29.99 This classic noir tale twists and turns down New York’s mean streets and along Hamp­tons’ beaches and back. In an inventive storytelling approach, twenty writers bring their distinctive voice to a chapter of Inherit the Dead, building the ten­sion to a shocking, explosive finale.

Saints of the Shadow Bible Ian Rankin RRP $32.99 Rebus is back on the force. A thirty-yearold case is being reopened, and Rebus’s team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer are the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have anything to hide? His colleagues in the past called themselves ‘The Saints’, and swore a bond on something called ‘the Shadow Bible’. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer

King and Maxwell David Baldacci RRP $29.99 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci brings back Sean King and Michelle Maxwell -former Secret Service agents turned private investigators - in their most surprising, personal, and Our Price dangerous case ever... $


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Summer Listening Broken Shore and Truth Peter Temple RRP $89.95


Gift Star Wars: Jedi Academy Jeffrey Brown RRP $12.99 Re-iaging the Star Wars saga with hilarious and charming illustartions

Gripping crime stories from award winning Victorian author. The Broken Shore will screen as a telemovie on ABC television Our Price next year. $


Monsoon and Last Mile Home Di Morrissey RRP $89.95 Two bestsellers from Australia’s queen of the sweepng saga. Our Price



The Star Wars Cookbook: Ice Sabers Lara Starr RRP $24.99 A novel little set with three ice saber moulds, ready to make tasty frozen treats.

Red Dog Louis de Bernieres RRP $29.95

Star Wars: Build R2-D2 Paper-Craft Kit

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Claudio Dias RRP $24.99

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With specialty printing, lights, sounds this highly detailed model brings everyone’s favourite cheeky droid to life.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking glass Lewis Carroll RRP $59.95 Our Price



Next year marks 150 years since the release of these wonderful classics.

Ultra Flex 6 LED Booklight RRP $29.95 (includes 3 Duracell Batteries)

13-Story Treehouse and 26-Story Treehouse Andy Griffiths RRP $49.95 Andy Griffiths has just published his latest book- 39th Treehouse. Here are the Our Price first two books in the series bundled $ together in a value-pack. 95


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Biography Bonkers: My Life In Laughs Jennifer Saunders RRP $39.99 Jennifer Saunders’ brilliant comic creations have brought joy to millions. But it’s Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, touching and disarmingly honest memoir, filled with stories of friends, laughter and occasional heartache - but never misery.

Ride Like Hell and You’ll Get There Paul Carter RRP $22.99 More of Paul Carter’s hugely entertaining stories of his seriously crazy, sometimes terrifying, always hilarious adventures. Paul Carter is still the funniest man in the bar and the nicest alpha male you’ll ever meet as he risks all for the sake of a good story. Our Price



Now I Can Dance Tina Arena RRP $29.99 Almost four decades in music has seen Tina Arena undertake a journey of self-discovery and selffulfilment. Hers is a story of a woman achieving success on her own terms, a truly joyful and inspiring memoir of survival, song, determination, love and triumph.

Is it Really too Much to Ask? Jeremy Clarkson RRP $29.99

The Real Mrs. Brown

In a world which simply will not see reason, Jeremy Clarkson buckles up once again and sets off in his ceaseless quest to navigate a path through all the silliness and idiocy. And, every once in a while, he finds something absolutely blooming fantastic along the way.

Brendan O’Carroll RRP $29.99 This is the story of how a comic from Dublin surprised everyone - most of all himself - by becoming one of the most successful comedians in the world. It is a story of hardship, heartbreak, and talent and will remind readers afresh that sometimes the facts can be even more extraordinary than the fiction.

Kerry Stokes: Self-Made Man Margaret Simons RRP $45.00 The Dirty Chef Matthew Evans RRP $29.99 How do you go from being an urban dag to a country boy without any experience of the bush? This is the funny, heart-warming and at times exhausting behind-the-scenes story of Matthew Evans’ transformation from high-profile food critic to television’s Gourmet Farmer.

Kerry Stokes came into the world with no advantages. Unlike his rival magnates, he built his empire from nothing. Kerry Stokes: Self-Made Man is the real, fascinating story behind the rabbits-to-riches ascendancy of one of Australia’s most powerful men.

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Biography Empress Dowager Cixi


Jung Chang RRP $32.95

Rob Mundle RRP $49.99

From the bestselling author of Wild Swans and Mao: The Unknown Story, the extraordinary story of the woman who single-handedly dragged China into the modern age. Empress Dowager Cixi ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.

Captain James Cook contributed more to the changing of the world map than anyone else. In Cook, Rob Mundle- the bestselling author of Fatal Storm, Bligh and flinders – explores his life and travels in this major new biography for lovers of Our Price adventure and the romance $ of sail. 99

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I am Malala

Carry A Big Stick

Malala Yousafzai RRP $32.99

Tim Ferguson RRP $35.00

I am Malala tells the inspiring story of a schoolgirl who was determined not to be intimidated by extremists and faced the Taliban with immense courage. Malala speaks of her continuing campaign for every girl’s right to an education, shining a light into the lives of those children who cannot attend school. This is just the beginning. .

Ferguson was a star of the international comedy circuit. Along with Paul McDermott and Richard Fidler he was part of the edgy, provocative and very funny Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS). However, Tim woke up one morning and his whole left side wouldn’t work. An eventual diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) meant an end to the frenetic, highenergy life he was living. Diagnosis changed a lot of things but Tim ‘s quick wit and sense of humour weren’t affected. This inspiring memoir shows us that you can laugh in the face of adversity

White Beech

Yours Truly: Women of Letters

Germaine Greer RRP $39.99

Michaela McGuire & Marieke Hardy RRP $29.99

White Beech is a memoir, a slice of Australian history and an exuberant exploration of our botanical heritage. It is the story of Germaine Greer’s discovery of the wonders that are the ancient rainforests of Australia, and her decision to return the forest to it’s glory.

The act of letter writing allows us to slow down and truly connect with a person, a subject or an idea. Collected here for the first time, these dispatches from Australia’s favourite people are warm, wonderful and astoundingly honest.

A Smile For My Parents

Leading on the Edge

Heather Henderson RRP $29.99

Rachael Robertson RRP $29.95

Heather Henderson is the only daughter of Sir Robert Menzies, and in A Smile for My Parents, she recounts charming and insightful stories and memories of Sir Robert, Dame Pattie, their family and friends that will surprise and delight all who read it.

Popular speaker and business leader Rachael Robertson shares the lessons she learned as leader of a year-long expedition to Antarctica. She offers a deeply honest and humorous account of what it takes to lead in the harshest environment on Earth.


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Cooking Eat In


Anna Gare RRP $39.99

Karen Martini RRP $39.99

Anna Gare knows a thing or two about balancing busy days with eating well. In her new book, Eat In, Anna brings together her favourite collection of recipes and gives plenty of hints and tips for shopping, meal planning and store cupboard standbys.

In Everyday, Karen Martini makes coming up with new meal ideas easy, sharing her best no-fuss recipes for all the delicious salads, pastas, pizzas, curries, roasts, one-pot dinners, puddings, cakes and biscuits you’ll ever need. Karen’s inspiring new collection will have you serving up great-tasting food at home, every day.

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Love to Cook Simply Good Food Neil Perry RRP $49.99 In his stunning new book, Neil Perry presents a collection of the simple, produce-driven recipes he likes to cook for friends and family. The featured dishes are influenced by many different cuisines, and with 105 recipes, Simply Good Food has your kitchen table covered.

Valli Little RRP $39.99 Sharing good food with family and friends is one of life’s great pleasures, but it’s easy to become stuck in the daily routine and lose your passion. Love to Cook is designed to help you rediscover the joy of spending time in the kitchen. Our Price



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the New Classics Donna Hay RRP $59.99 Asian After Work Adam Liaw RRP $39.99 Adam’s new book brings you family favourites and new creations that you’ll come back to again and again. If you love Asian food, let Asian After Work be your guide to the delicious and exciting world of Asian home cooking. Adam’s recipes show you how to create fast, fresh and tasty Asian food.

The landmark cook book that all Donna Hay fans have been waiting for, this is ultimate collection of Donna’s all time favourite classic recipes. Absolutely up to the minute, it contains all our old Our Price family favourites as well as $ new delights. 99


Love Italy Guy Grossi RRP $100.00 Join Guy Grossi as he travels around the gastronomic paradise that is Italy, tasting the best of Italian food and meeting the passionate artisans who produce it. This is irresistible, authentic Italian food you can make at home.

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Cooking My Little French Kitchen

Gelato Messina

Rachel Khoo RRP $39.99

Nick Palumbo RRP $39.95

My Little French Kitchen is Rachel Khoo’s love letter to her adopted country. Taking time out from her base in Paris, she decided to travel to the four corners of France, eager to find out what local dishes and ingredients she could track down on her adventures.

Gelato Messina takes everything you knew about traditional gelati and blows it out of the water. It is the gelati book that takes you to a whole new level. These recipes will challenge everything you believed about ice cream, but the results will be worth it.

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Recipes for a Good Time

Mexican Craving

Ben Milgate & Elvis Abrahanowicz RRP $59.99

Ben Milbourne RRP $35.00

Chefs Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz continue to wow packed houses at their Argentine-inspired Sydney restaurant with super-slow-cooked meats and seafood, alongside fresh and inventive vegetable dishes, and their unique cookbook captures the spirit of Argentina and the joy of good food, eaten well.

This new book is Ben’s fresh take on Mexican cuisine and ingredients. Using traditional recipes, Ben introduces the amazing world of Mexican food with easy-to-follow recipes and substitutes for those more difficult to find ingredients.

Colour of Maroc

New York Cult Recipes

Rob & Sophia Palmer RRP $59.99

Marc Grossman RRP $49.99

Rob and Sophia Pamer’s infectious passion for Morocco is a delight to share, Through their eyes Morocco dazzles with life, brimming with colours, tastes and feelings. Colour of Maroc uses flavour to describe culture. It uses flavour to describe culture, the journey to describe home, and colour to describe love.

Discover 130 recipes that unlock the secrets of New York’s cult food establishments. Learn the secret to creating the perfect BLT, make the ultimate cheeseburger or for something a little sweeter, indulge in a cinnamon roll, smoothie or famous New York cheesecake.


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Cooking Maggie’s Christmas

Sliders and Rollers

Maggie Beer RRP $49.99

David Cowie RRP $35.00

With her hallmark generosity and warmth, Maggie Beer invites you to join her Christmas celebrations in South Australia’s beautiful Barossa Valley. From roasting the perfect turkey and transforming leftovers into fabulous meals, Maggie shares her most cherished recipes.

Sliders, trendy mini burgers and Rollers, have become the latest food trend for entertaining and tapa style eating. This unique book will capture the imagination of the home cook who is looking for a different style of menu.

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12 Days of Christmas

Sweet Things

Margaret Fulton RRP $24.95

Annie Rigg RRP $29.99

The 12 Days of Christmas is a collection of 60 of Margaret Fulton’s favourite holiday recipes. Christmas is a time of tradition, of sharing meals and memories with family and loved ones. This is every cook’s essential guide for the holiday season.

From traditional toffee, fluffy clouds of marshmallow, and creamy fudge to sherbet with lolly dippers, the recipes in Sweet Things are the stuff of childhood dreams. This is the ideal book whether you want an imaginative present for someone special or merely to treat yourself.

Christmas Cooking With the Weekly The Australian Women’s Weekly RRP $39.95 For eighty years The Australian Women’s Weekly has been offering recipes and guidance to cooks the world over, and this gorgeous selection of fresh and favourite Christmas recipes will take you through the season from pre-Christmas parties to New Year’s celebrations and beyond.

Food of Vietnam Luke Nguyen RRP $69.95 Join Luke Nguyen on a culinary and cultural journey through the country of his heritage. Tying in with his popular SBS TV show, this book follows his trip from southern Vietnam up to the north, through the marketplaces, backyards and kitchens of strangers and Our Price family alike. $


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Jamie Durie’s Edible Garden Design

Beci Orpin RRP $39.95

Jamie Durie RRP $49.99

Those who enjoyed Beci Orpin’s previous publication, Find and Keep, will love her new book, Home. Filled with 25 creative projects, and designed especially for the home environment, Home will make you fall in love with your house, all over again.

Practical and inspiring, Jamie Durie’s Edible Garden Design is a book for our times. More and more of us recognise the environmental, financial and health benefits of growing our own food, so here Jamie shows you how to create productive Our Price edible gardens that look $ 99 great.


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Gypsy Sibella Court RRP $59.99

Australian Coastal Gardens

Gypsy is a sumptuous stylist’s guide featuring Sibella Court’s unforgettable interiors that will inspire you to interpret faraway lands in your own styling. Featuring Sibella’s favourite sources, trade secrets and suppliers - Gypsy also shows you how to create your own colour palettes.

Myles Baldwin RRP $89.99 The coastal gardens of Australia are as varied as the geography of this vast continent itself. Australian Coastal Gardens features a diverse range of gardens, some created by professionals, others by enthusiastic amateurs, but all entirely appropriate to their location and often difficult conditions.

A Singular Vision Helen O’Neill RRP $49.99 Harry Seidler, was a key figure in international modern architecture and in the establishment of post-war modern design in Australia. He emerged as Australia’s pre eminent architect, the man who effectively shaped the look of modern, urban Australia. Singular Vision is a lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed book celebrating the life of an extraordinary man.

The Allure of Orchids Dr Mark Clemens RRP $34.99 Popular among gardeners, florists and nature lovers, orchids have a huge array of shapes, sizes and colours. The Allure of Orchids features an essay by orchid expert Mark Clements, accompanied by stunning illustrations, historical and modern, of these alluring flowers. Comes with a FREE copy of The Little Book of Australian Gardens.

The Garden at Stonefields Paul Bangay RRP $100.00 This is celebrated landscape designer Paul Bangay’s inspirational story of creating Stonefields, one of Australia’s most beautiful country gardens. The Garden at Stonefields reveals the triumphs and trials of designing and building this extraordinary house and garden.


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Australiana Walks in Nature Explore Australia RRP $29.95 Australia is a nation rich in natural beauty and one of the very best ways to explore its unspoilt landscapes is on foot. This book covers over 100 trails in and around the country’s major cities and provides easy to follow maps.

Born In A Tent: How Camping Makes Us Australian Bill Garner RRP $39.99 Born in a Tent takes the story from the campfire to the gas bottle, from a tarp slung on saplings to Polymer tents and aluminium poles. It reveals how deeply our camping holidays connect us to the land, to the past and to one another.

Looking For Clancy A.B. Banjo Patterson & Robert Ingpen RRP $34.99

Starvation In A Land of Plenty: Wills’ Diary of the Fateful Burke and Wills Expedition Michael Cathcart RRP $39.99 When Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Wills set out on their fateful journey, Wills carried with him a diary. That diary, held by the National Library of Australia, forms the foundation of Starvation in a Land of Plenty.

Underground Australia Michael McKernan RRP $39.99 What lurks beneath the surface? Women sort mushrooms in a disused railway tunnel in the 1950s; a jazz band rehearses beneath the Royal George Hotel. A pictorial history of surprising stories, Underground Australia will take you to an amazing underground world

To mark the 150th birthday of Banjo Paterson, award-winning illustrator and author Robert Ingpen explores the myth of Clancy of the Overflow, to find what it is that has made Clancy such an enduring figure in Australian folklore.

Feature Author - Leigh Hobbs Author and illustrator Leigh Hobbs grew up in the Victorian country town, Bairnsdale. His stories of mischief-maker Old Tom and Horrible Harriet have long been favourites of Austrlian kids. His newest character Mr Chicken, is winning hearts everywhere, including Paris. Leigh has created our front cover. Here are four of his most popular titles.

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Hooray for Horrible Harriet Leigh Hobbs RRP $15.95

Horrible Harriet Leigh Hobbs RRP $15.95

Mr Chicken Goes to Paris Old Tom’s Book of Beauty Leigh Hobbs Leigh Hobbs RRP $15.99 RRP $14.99

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Australiana the Best of Australia Through Images Explore Australia RRP $49.95 The Best of Australia presents stunning photography of our country’s iconic landscapes and unique wildlife in this large-format and hardback book. Divided into themes such as ‘Ancient stories’, ‘From above’, ‘Heat and dust’, ‘Remarkable rocks’, ‘Shores’ and ‘Under the sea’, the photos will literally take your breath away. Our Price

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Ned Kelly Peter FitzSimons RRP $49.99 Love him or loathe him, Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture and identity. Peter FitzSimons, bestselling chronicler of many of the great defining moments and people of this nation’s history, is the perfect person to tell this most iconic of all Australian stories. Our Price



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the Stockmen

Outback Heroines

Evan McHugh RRP $49.99

Sue Williams RRP $32.99

Evan McHugh, one of Australia’s foremost chroniclers of the outback and the bush, presents the fascinating history of the stockmen and women who have carved a living from the rugged ranges of the high country to the heart of the outback.

Horse-whispering, crocodile-hunting and single-handedly changing an 80-kilo flat tyre on a road train in 40-degree heat… there is nothing these modern-day outback women can’t do. Living in some of the most remote spots in the world, they’ve become experts at turning tragedy into triumph. Our Price



Kings Cross: A Biography

the Best Australian Yarns

Louis Nowra RRP $34.99

Jim Haynes RRP $29.99

Kings Cross is a no-holds barred place, where backpackers, prostitutes, chefs, mad men, poets, beggars, booksellers, doctors, gangsters, sailors, musicians, drug traffickers, eccentrics, judges and artists live side by side. Long time resident Louis Nowra loves Kings Cross, and he is the best possible guide to a place both real, and a state of mind.

The Best Australian Yarns is a substantial and definitive work collected from memory, mates, word of mouth and decades of researching popular Aussie culture and history. It includes tall stories from the bush, reminiscences from the racetrack and shearing shed, railway yarns, Aboriginal legends and stories from both World Wars. in store 20th november


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Sport Tony Greig

Ashes Diary

Mark Greig & Warwick Hadfield RRP $39.99

Michael Clarke RRP $34.99

A legend beyond the cricket pitch and one of the most beloved sports commentators of all time, Tony Greig’s enthralling story is told by the people who knew him best, his mother Joyce and his son Mark. An intriguing and charming family memoir of one of Australia’s favourite adopted sons.

Michael Clarke’s Ashes Diary gives us a real behind-the-scenes view of the Australian team and the incredible ups and downs of a riveting and controversial Ashes series. Recorded day-byday this is a genuine insight into one of the most rewarding, most difficult and most high-profile jobs in Australia.

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Ponting: At the Close of Play

More Stoked

Ricky Ponting RRP $49.99

Bob McTavish RRP $35.00

Ricky Ponting is one of the greatest Australian cricketers to have worn the baggy green. His autobiography details his journey from childhood, to the highs and lows of an extraordinary international cricket career, then onto retirement. Our Price

Taking up where Bob’s first book, Stoked left off and told in his signature style, a mixture of mischief and poetry, More Stoked is a homage to 70s surfing as well as a coming of age story. Accompanied by many never seen before photographs this is a stunning gift book for surfers and armchair surfers alike.



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Under the Southern Cross

Black Caviar Illustrated Edition

Michael Hussey RRP $49.95 Michael Hussey’s autobiography takes the reader behind the scenes to his world of cricket. From his lengthy struggle to break into the Australian side, through to his masterly achievements - this book follows his extraordinary cricket career., with plenty of surprisingly frank admissions & behind the scenes dramas.

Gerard Whately RRP $59.99

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Fully updated, and including three new chapters, this sumptuously illustrated edition of Gerard Whateley’s acclaimed bestseller, Black Caviar, documents in words and pictures, the career of the racehorse who has transcended the track to become an Australian icon.

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Rod Laver: A Memoir Rod Laver RRP $39.99 The 1960’s and 70’s were the years of Australian tennis giants, but Rod Laver stood head and shoulders above them all. Here Rod Laver writes vividly of his life, from the early days growing up in a Queensland country town, to his experiences in the professional circuit.

Wendell Sailor: Crossing the Line Wendell Sailor & Jimmy Thompson RRP $45.00 In this new publication which is written with Jimmy Thomson, Wendell reveals a dark secret that has haunted him since childhood. He tells us what it’s like to be a black man in a white man’s world and the toll racism takes on elite sport.And he also demonstrates how crucial the bonds of family – and the love and trust of good people – are for everyone.

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Simpson’s Ultimate Episode Guide

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This is a hard back edition of a classic story by Eric Carle with the added bonus of a CD.

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Peter Rabbit Library

Legendary Cocktails

A beautiful box set of all your favourite Beatrix Potter Stories.

Make some delicious summer drinks during this festive season.

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World of Dr Seuss

Groovy 70’s

We all love Dr Seuss and this is a bright and colourful set of the most popular titles.

Take a step back into the past and relive the fun days of the ‘70’s.

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Hitchhiker Trilogy Box Set

Olive Oil Book and Tea Towel

Give a Douglas Adams fan this great set or introduce someone special to this unique world.

This attractive pack is and ideal Christmas gift at a great price.

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Michael Morpurgo Box Set

My Bathtime Ducks

There are eight books in this collection of books from the author of War Horse.

Make bathtime fun for that special little one with this storybook and cute ducks.

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Non Fiction One Summer: America 1927

Breaking News

Bill Bryson RRP $49.95

Paul Barry RRP $39.99

In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson spins a story of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy, with an unforgettable cast of vivid and eccentric personalities, travelling back in time to a forgotten summer when America came of age and changed Our Price the world for ever.

At the age of 82, Rupert Murdoch is divorcing his third wife Wendi and gearing up for the toughest challenge of his life: to hand his empire on to his children. But is this the end of the Murdoch dynasty? His grip on the group has also been weakened by scandal. He has recently split News Corp in two, doubled his fortune to US$9 billion, and is bouncing around like a man in his prime. So can he win this one last battle and keep it all in the family?



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The Men Who United the States Simon Winchester RRP $29.99 How did America become one single nation? Simon Winchester addresses this question, examining the achievements that helped forge and unify both the citizens and the geography of this great country. This is a fresh and lively look at the way in which America became a nation, from one of our most entertaining and insightful observers.

Murder In Mississippi John Safran RRP $29.99

1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think Ed. Robert Arp RRP $49.99 1001 Ideas That Shaped The Way We think is a comprehensive guide to the most interesting and imaginative thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3000 years and is both an in-depth history of ideas and a delightfully browsable source of entertainment.

Murder in Mississippi is a brilliantly innovative true-crime story. Taking us places only he can, Safran paints an engrossing, revealing portrait of a dead man, his murderer, the place they lived and the process of trying to find out the truth about anything.

Game of Knowns Dr Karl Kruszelnicki RRP $32.99 Hero Rhonda Byrne RRP $32.99 Hero brings together the wisdom and insight of twelve of the most successful people living in the world today. By following their seemingly impossible journeys to success, this book reveals that each of us was born with everything we need to live our greatest dream and that by doing so we will fulfill our mission and literally change the world.

There are Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknown Unknowns. And then there is Dr Karl. The inimitable Dr Karl is back again with more scintillating science scenarios, techy tales and tasty morsels to sate even the most haemoglobin-thirsty of his army of followers.

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Animals Shake

Unlikely Loves

Carli Davidson RRP $24.99

Jennifer S. Holland RRP $19.95

Carli Davidson started photographing rescue dogs in mid-motion, pausing them at a thirteen-thousandth of a second. She called the project Shake. The New York Times described Carli’s work as an hilarious portrayal of flying fur, flopping jowls, and bulging eyes. This is a perfect description. Shake is a fabulous collection of her work.

From the bestselling author of Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves is an exploration of animal attachments that, in human terms, can only be called love. Interviewing scientists and zoologists around the world, Holland has tracked down firsthand sources and interviewed eyewitnesses to verify each of the stories, which are accompanied by beautiful - and sometimes truly unbelievable - photographs.

Every Man & His Dog David Darcy RRP $19.99

Great Australian Horse Stories

Every Man and His Dog contains an array of brilliant photographs of Australian men - young and old, rural and urban, coastal and outback - with their beloved canine besties. It also has the men’s stories of the special bond they share with their dog.

Anne Crawford RRP $29.99 From the traditions of old-timers to new methods that challenge the way we think about horses, these stories capture the essence of that special bond between humans and horses. They will resonate with horse-lovers and anyone who enjoys a great Australian yarn.

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Flocks of Colour Penny Olsen RRP $39.99 This beautiful book takes a close look at parrots in Australia, from the first published illustration of an Australian parrot-a Rainbow Lorikeet collected live on Cook’s 1770 voyage-to William T. Cooper’s twentieth-century watercolour of the elusive Night Parrot. Comes with a FREE Little Book of Birds.

Collins Author Jeremy Chris Faille RRP $24.95 When tiny Jeremy falls out of his nest and is brought home by the family cat, he is only a few days old .Jeremy is a fighter and as the weeks go by he grows stronger and stronger, until at last the time comes when he must say goodbye


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Great Gifts The Moaning of Life

The Book of Medieval Puzzles

Karl Pilkington RRP $29.99

Tim Dedopolus RRP $24.99

‘Karl Pilkington is forty years old. He’s not married, he doesn’t have kids, and he’s got a job where he’s known as an ‘idiot’. It’s time for him to take stock and face up to life’s big question - what does it all mean? Find out in this hilarious new book where Karl shares his stories (and opinions) in his inimitable style.

Challenge your perception and logic with a fabulous range of puzzles, riddles, enigmas and conundrums that will transport you back to the time of knights, castles and sprawling empires. Each puzzle is beautifully constructed with authentic medieval imagery.

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Pardon Me for Mentioning . . . Edited by Alex Kaplan, Julie Lewis & Catharine Munro RRP $24.99 Showcasing the unpublished Letters to the Editor from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, this book is an extremely funny compilation of the odd, the politically incorrect and the just plain kooky. From Tony Abbott’s dress-ups to Julia Gillard’s karate chop the vault is opened and our writers’ wit, insight and imagination are unleashed

1,339 More Qi Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop John Lloyd & John Mitchinson RRP $22.99 From the QI team, a brand new buffet groaning with mouthwatering, bite-sized, impossibly addictive nuggets of information. With more facts than ever, this book is the perfect gift to make you laugh, think and tell your mates about.

We’re Going on a Bar Hunt Afterliff John Lloyd and the friends of Douglas Adams RRP $22.99 John Lloyd and Jon Canter have written and sourced hundreds of new definitions which are now brought together for the first time in Afterliff. Always funny, often profound and entirely unique, this is the essential book for anyone who finds there aren’t enough words to describe what happens in everyday life.

A Parody RRP $14.99 In this hilarious parody of the famous children’s book, two parents set off for a night on the tiles, and encounter a series of watering holes and bars before an alarming encounter with a ‘bear’ sends them running home to their children. We’re not going on a bar hunt again! in store 20th november

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David Astle RRP $29.99

Vanessa Garden RRP $16.99

Crosswords are not as old as you think. The first one appeared a century ago, the little square keeping in remarkable shape. Cluetopia is here to toast the centenary, whizzing you through 100 years of remarkable clues, across the world, seeking the inside stories. A holiday for the head, Cluetopia is as fun, as wild and as wordy as David’s previous bestseller, Puzzled.

Miranda Sun, a seventeen year old who thinks she is in touch with death, is taken from the sea and held captive in a glittering underwater city, where she is expected to marry a young king whose throne and people are under threat from his estranged, sadistic, older brother. in store 16th DECEMBER

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Great Gifts Holy Fool

All the Songs

Michael Leunig RRP $49.99

Preface by Patti Smith RRP $55.00

Holy Fool features over 240 of Michael Leunig’s artworks collected together for the first time in a book ranging from paintings, to sculpture, from prints to drawings. As wonderful as his cartoons are, in Holy Fool we see so much more of the artistic expression of Michael Leunig.

Musical historians Phillippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon delve deep into the history and musical origins of every Beatles album, recounting the circumstances that led to the composition of each song, the recording process, and the instruments used.

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Empower Yourself Miranda Kerr RRP $24.95 Following the overwhelming response to Treasure Yourself, Miranda continues to explore similar themes in her latest title, providing insight on what she believes it means for young, modern women to be empowered in all areas of life and how this can be achieved. in store 20th november

Origami Architecture Yee RRP $19.99 Create stunning scale paper models of three iconic buildings, The Eiffel Tower, The White House and The Sydney Opera House. Kit includes 18 sheets of pre-cut cardstock, a detailed full-colour instruction booklet and over 150 photos show you how to assemble each model.

101 Moments of Joy & Inspiration

the First Phone Call from Heaven

Meredith Gaston RRP $24.99

Mitch Albom RRP $29.99

101 Moments of Joy and Inspiration an inspiring book filled with ideas to help you cultivate the power of joy in your own life. Beautifully illustrated, these words in provide a balm to the soul in a frantic world.

Mitch Albom’s new book tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax. Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. Readers who enjoyed The Five People you meet in Heaven will recognize the warmth and emotion so redolent of Albom’s writing. Those who haven’t yet enjoyed the power of his storytelling, will thrill at the discovery of one of the best-loved writers of our time.

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Military Horrie the War Dog

The Crossroad

Roland Perry RRP $27.99

Mark Donaldson RRP $39.99

In the harsh Libyan desert, during the second world war, Private Jim Moody found a starving puppy on a sand dune. Moody called the dog Horrie. Much more than a mascot, Horrie’s exceptional hearing picked up the whine of enemy aircraft two minutes before his human counterparts and repeatedly saved the lives of the thousand-strong contingent. Roland Perry, author of Bill the Bastard, tells the story of this remarkable animal.

From teenage rebellion to the stark realities of combat in the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan, SAS Soldier and VC recipient Mark Donaldson’s book is the frank and compelling story of a man turning his destiny around by sheer determination and strength of mind. Our Price



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Broken Nation Joan Beaumont RRP $55.00 A century after the Great War, Broken Nation brings lucid insight into the dramatic events, mass grief and political turmoil that makes the memory of this terrible war central to Australia’s history. Joan Beaumont’s book looks at Australian experience of war in all its complexity - from the homefront to the battlefront

First Victory Mike Carlton RRP $45.00 The story of HMAS Sydney’s hunt for the German raider, Emden. The battle, when it came, was short and bloody, an emphatic first victory at sea for the newborn Royal Australian Navy. It remains to this day a celebrated epic of naval warfare.

1914: The year the World ended Paul Ham RRP $49.95 In 1914: The Year the World Ended, awardwinning historian Paul Ham tells the story of the outbreak of the Great War from German, British, French, Austria-Hungarian, Russian and Serbian perspectives and attempts to answer the question of why so many young men were sent to meet their fate on the battlefields.

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The unknown Anzacs Michael Caulfield RRP $50.00 From Gallipoli to the Western Front, from the mud and blood of Flanders to the brothels of Cairo, Michael Caulfield weaves these stories together in an unforgettable portrait of a young country at war. This is the Anzac story as you’ve never read it before, graphic, emotional and inspiring.

Peter Barton RRP $32.99 Controversial and groundbreaking, Peter Barton’s book takes an authoritative look at the Battle of Fromelles – the worst day in Australia’s entire military history. With access to the German archives for the first time ever, and combining new scholarship on the battle itself, Peter Barton dispels many myths in this rich and compelling history.

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Travel Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World Lonely Planet RRP $54.99 Forty years of passion and experience has been poured into Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World. We witness fiery volcanic eruptions, mindblowing migrations of wildlife, natural wonders from Belize’s Great Blue Hole to Yellowstone in Wyoming, and also the imprint that humanity has made on Our Price the planet. $


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Best in Travel 2014 Lonely Planet RRP $24.99 Lonely Planet travel experts profile the hottest trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the year ahead in this latest edition of the most inspirational travel yearbook on the market. Best in Travel 2014 includes lavish, full-colour photographs throughout.

A Fork in the Road Lonely Planet RRP $26.99 This must-have collection of stories shows how travel, food and eating combine to shape and inspire our lives. A Fork in the Road was compiled by James Oseland, editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine and includes contributions from Curtis Stone, Fuchsia Dunlop and Marcus Samuelsson.

Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Photography Tips Lonely Planet RRP $14.99 A perfect gift for the new photographer, or a handy pocket guide to keep with you on the road. Covers all the basics of photography, from composition to posteffects and with a focus on smartphone photography to help you get the best from your mobile device. in store 29th november

Calm Lonely Planet RRP $19.99 The follow-up best-seller to Happy. Share in the planet’s secrets to a life of calm and serenity. Calm features fascinating insights into cultural practices and how to apply these ideas in our own lives. Each secret is uniquely illustrated and inspirational, perfect for browsing. in store 29th november

Provence and the Cote D’Azur

Great Escapes Lonely Planet RRP $49.99 Join Lonely Planet on 75 gorgeous getaways. These irresistible experiences include thrilling new ways to explore the world’s greatest cities, relaxing breaks on idyllic islands, and escapes for lovers of food, music, art and romance. Each is beautifully illustrated and reviewed by expert travel writers.

Janelle McCulloch RRP $49.99 After 20 years exploring Provence and the French Riviera, journalist and photographer, Janelle McCulloch has discovered all of its gems and shares them in this beautiful guide. Delightfully illustrated and photographed, Provence is for all lovers of art, design, gardens, architecture and style. in store 26th november


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Picture Books - Christmas My Merry Christmas

A Guinea Pig Nativity

Rosie Smith & Bruce Whatley RRP $16.99

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My Merry Christmas celebrates the tradition of coming together with family and friends at this festive time. This gorgeous hardcover picture book is a gentle reminder of what Christmas is all about. With sublime illustrations by Bruce Whatley this book will make a gorgeous gift for both children and adults.

A Guinea Pig Nativity is the classic Christmas story as you’ve never seen it before with guinea pigs photographed in the starring roles. Sweet, humble and funny, they bring their own guinea-pig-joyfulness to the nativity in a way that is completely irresistible.

Santa! A Scanimation Book Rufus Butler Seder RRP $19.95 Rufus Butler Seder’s playful, animated Santa will spread Christmas cheer as readers watch him do the unexpected. Forget sliding down chimneys and putting presents under the tree - this Santa runs with presents, blows bubbles, and unicycles his way through the holiday season.

Where’s Santa? Around the World Louis Shea RRP $15.99 This book will keep children busy for hours leading up to Christmas with over 600 different things to spot within the elaborate pictures. Follow Santa from Australia to New York - and everywhere in between - on his around-the-world holiday. Find Santa at each stop but there is also an extra list of quirky fun things to try and spot.

We Wish You a Ripper Christmas + CD

A Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Christmas

Colin Buchanan, Greg Champion & Roland Harvey RRP $19.99

Mark Macleod & May Gibbs RRP $19.99

Wombat Santa has lost his naughty and nice list! The other Aussie animals all band together to help him find it and give everyone a really Ripper Christmas. To the tune of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ sing along with the included CD performed by Colin Buchanan

Christmas is coming, and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are getting everything ready. But the list of things to do is long and Cuddlepie might be too busy to remember Snugglepot’s present! Join May Gibbs’ bestloved characters in an endearing Australian Christmas adventure.

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Picture Books Kissed by the Moon Alison Lester RRP $19.99 May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong. Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby’s wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved author Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.

Little Big Jonathan Bentley RRP $24.95 Being little is no good. That’s because being big is better. Except when being little is best of all. This warm and entertaining story explores the trials - and occasional benefits - of being the baby of the family.

Wombat Goes to School Jackie French & Bruce Whatley RRP $24.99

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When Mothball the wombat discovers a new hole, it unexpectedly leads her to the local school. The children learn that wombats love carrots and grass, while Mothball learns that lunch boxes contain very few carrots and that a sport shed is a good place to nap. The incredible team of French and Whatley have created another instant classic.


Baby Bedtime Mem Fox RRP $24.99 There comes a time for sleeping, and our sleepy time is now... So fall asleep, my angel, with a kiss upon your brow. Written in gentle, rhythmic rhyme, Baby Bedtime Our Price is the perfect winding$ 99 down story to read aloud Save 20% before bed.


My First Animalia Graeme Base RRP $19.99 Animalia was first published in 1986, immediately capturing the imagination of children and adults around the world. My First Animalia celebrates the magic of Animalia in a playful introductory format for the very young, specially created by Graeme Base.

Everything We Ever Saw: From the Beach to the Bush and More Roland Harvey RRP $19.99 This beautiful picture book is all of Roland Harvey’s previous hilarious illustrated family holiday books rolled into one. The book includes At the Beach, In the Bush, In the City, To the Top End, All the Way to W.A and On the Farm. Enjoy all the madness and mayhem of these fabulous family holidays around our great country in one book that will be treasured forever.

First Day Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris Kate Knapp RRP $19.99 Ruby and her grandmother Babushka are off to Paris for a holiday! When they arrive Ruby meets Felix who takes her on a guided tour. Together the two young hares zip around Paris on Felix’s racy red scooter taking in all of the beautiful sights that Paris has to offer. Knapp’s stunning soft and very pretty illustrations make this an ideal gift for little girls.

Andrew Daddo & Jonathan Bentley RRP $24.99 With Daddo’s signature cheeky and fun rhyming style he addresses the first day of school in this new picture book. The first day of school is always met with lots of excitement and nerves but who is more nervous the parent or child? Find out in this gorgeous book that every child starting school for the first time will relate to. in store 1st december


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Gorgeous Gifts Thomas Races to the Rescue!

Just so Stories

Thomas the Tank Engine RRP $24.95

Rudyard Kipling & Robert Ingpen RRP $39.95

Read about the engines’ adventures while the wind-up Thomas toy puffs merrily from track to track bringing the story to life. Three tracks are ingeniously interconnected via drop-through holes – follow Thomas on his adventures at the Docks, in the Quarry and on a very snowy day!

In this sumptuous volume Kipling’s unforgettable cast of extraordinary animal characters is brought to life in stunning new illustrations by award-winning Australian illustrator Robert Ingpen. This is a book to be treasured and will make a very special gift.

Animation Studio Noni the Pony Box Set Alison Lester RRP $29.99 Alison Lester’s books are favourites with children and adults around the world and Noni the Pony has been no exception. This time the book comes in a box with your very own plush Noni to cuddle while you read.

Helen Piercy RRP $29.95 Packed with inspirational ideas and tips, Animation Studio is your one-stop guide to every aspect of stop-motion movie-making. Housed in an interactive reversible mini film set, it contains all the aspiring director needs to know to make successful animations.

Where’s Meercat My Daddy Ate an Apple Craig Smith & Scott Tulloch RRP $16.99 The team that bought you The Wonky Donkey are back this time with a daddy Zebra who accidently eats a great big fuzzy, buzzy, juicy worm. A fun and hilarious book that is perfect for reading aloud and of course it has a surprise ending that will delight children. The book is accompanied by a sing along CD.

My Thomas and Friends Library Bag Thomas the Tank Engine RRP $24.95 Eight favourite Thomas the Tank Engine story books in a super useful Thomas library bag.

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Gorgeous Gifts Guess How Much I Love You Selection of Toys hare comforter blanket RRP $19.95

Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney RRP $14.95

Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney RRP $16.95

GUess How Much I Love You: First Concepts Sam McBratney RRP $19.95

beanie rattle RRP $16.95

soft book RRP $29.95

The Hungry Caterpillar Selection of Toys

bath gift set RRP $34.95

make and play mask set RRP $14.95

colour me caterpillar RRP $32.95

shape sorter clock RRP $32.95

Giggle & Hoot Selection of Toys talking hoot RRP $32.95

5 Steps to Bed ABC books RRP $12.99

talking hootabelle RRP $34.95

hootabelle beanie RRP $29.95

giggleosaurus sml plush RRP $22.95

hoot beanie RRP $19.95

building blocks RRP $24.95


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Children’s Fiction Weirdo

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8: Hard Luck

Anh Do RRP $12.99

Jeff Kinney RRP $14.99

Weir Do is the new kid in school and with a name like that fitting in won’t be easy. Add to his unforgettable name a crazy family and some seriously weird habits and you have a very funny but compassionate story about being individual. This is a first in a series by Australian comedian, author and actor Anh Do.

Greg Heffley and his friends now have a whole new set of adventures in this 8th Wimpy Kid book. Greg’s on a losing streak. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is his life destined to be just another hard-luck story? Our Price

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Dork Diaries OMG: All About Me Diary

The 39-Storey Treehouse

Rachel Renee Russell RRP $16.99

Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton RRP $12.99

Narrate your very own Dork Diary with this interactive guided journal, filled with questions for every day and complete with art and quotes from Nikki Maxwell herself! A must have for Dork Diary fans.

Join Andy and Terry in their astonishing 39-storey treehouse! Jump on the world’s highest trampoline, toast marshmallows in an active volcano, swim in the chocolate waterfall, pat baby dinosaurs and go head-to-trunk with the Trunkinator! Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Hey Jack! That’s A Really Big Book! Sally Rippin RRP $24.95 Jack and his friends love to make cubbies, build Lego castles and play soccer. Wherever there’s fun to be had, Jack will be there! Contains 10 Hey Jack! stories.

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Kate DiCamillo & K. G. Campbell RRP $19.95 It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. From bestselling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring comicstyle graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-andwhite by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.

Billie The Biggest Book Ever


Sally Rippin RRP $34.95

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Eight Billie B. Brown books in a giant book-shaped tin! A brilliant item for any girls bookshelf. The book tin is also perfect for hiding trinkets and treasures. Our Price



This beautiful pack contains two hardback editions of Ruth Park’s classic children’s stories-The Muddle-Headed Wombat and The Magic Pudding. Our Price



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Children’s Fiction Ranger’s Apprentice 12: Royal Ranger

Heroes of Olympus: House of Hades

John Flanagan RRP $17.95

Rick Riordan RRP $19.99

After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible – even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. The final book of the Ranger’s Apprentice series raises the stakes higher than ever. Is Will on his last mission for the Ranger Corps?

Following on from The Mark of Athena, the stakes are higher than ever for Percy Jackson and his friends in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus. This is the thrilling fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series. Our Price



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Fortunately, the Milk…

The Year My Life Broke

Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell RRP $17.99

John Marsden RRP $12.99

From multi-award-winning author, Neil Gaiman, comes a spectacularly silly, mind-bendingly clever and brilliantly bonkers adventure, featuring a time-travelling dinosaur, some green globby things, the Queen of the Pirates, the famed jewel that is the Eye of Splod, some wumpires, and a perfectly normal but very important carton of milk. With crazy illustrations throughout by Chris Riddell, children will laugh out loud with this masterpiece.

Josh didn’t want to move to Tarrawagga, but his parents have lost all their money and now they’re renting a smelly old house in a town that’s as “boring as baked beans” where no one likes him. And what about the creepy house next door - the house that looks as though no one lives there?

All the Wrong Questions: When Did You See Her Last? Lemony Snicket RRP $16.95 Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed. A delicious read that welcomes readers into Lemony Snicket’s world of deep mystery, mysterious depth, deductive reasoning, and reasonable deductions.

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Down the Road to Gundagai Jackie French RRP $19.99 This third book in the Waltz for Matilda saga is set in 1932, at the height of the Depression. Miss Matilda is still running Drinkwater Station, but has put aside her own tragedy to help those suffering in tough economic times and Joey, from The Girl from Snowy River, uses his new medical skills to solve a mystery. in store 1st december

Ruby Redfort: Catch Your Death

Battle Magic

Lauren Child RRP $19.99

Tamora Pierce RRP $19.99

Tigers are roaming the streets of Twinford, and it looks like someone has deliberately released some very rare and very dangerous animals. Things are going to get wild - and Ruby is going to get badly lost in the wilderness. The question is: will she ever make it out alive? This is the third book in Lauren Child’s bestselling Ruby Redfort series and is published as a super special bubblegum scented hardcover.

Beloved bestselling author Tamora Pierce returns to the magical world of Winding Circle in Battle Magic. Set two years before the events of The Will of the Empress and Melting Stones, this adventure reunites plant mage Briar, his mentor, Rosethorn, and his young apprentice, Evvy. The three journey eastward to the forbidding land of Yanjing, where they discover a danger that threatens the home temple of the Living Circle religion. Fans of the Winding Circle series will be thrilled by this new chapter.


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Russian Roulette


Anthony Horowitz RRP $22.95

Veronica Roth RRP $17.99

The highly anticipated prequel to the bestselling Alex Rider series, charts the journey of a young assassin. This is a gripping insight into the teenage life of Yassen Gregorovich, set against a backdrop of violence and corruption. From Yassen s training to become a deadly assassin, to his later orders to kill a young Alex Rider, this gripping adventure will be the deadliest yet.

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion.

These Broken Stars

All the Truth That’s In Me

Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner RRP $18.95

Julie Berry RRP $19.99

Catastrophe strikes a luxury spaceliner as it is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets to the nearest planet. Polar opposites, Lilac and Tarver are potentially the only survivors and come to rely on each other. Everything changes when they learn the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt them and they must try and escape the planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it. The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years later, only Judith returned, damaged and reviled by her friends and family. Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home, silently pouring out her thoughts to her childhood friend, Lucas. But when Roswell Station is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light, and Judith is forced to choose between living in silence, or recovering her voice and changing her world forever. This remarkably original and haunting novel will stay with you long after reading it.


The Fiery Heart: Bloodlines Book 4

Lauren Kate RRP $24.95 An epic saga of heart-stopping romance, from bestselling author Lauren Kate. Never, ever cry . . . Eureka’s mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, boy who seems to know things he shouldn’t.

Richelle Mead RRP $19.99 Pulses will race while reading this thrilling fourth instalment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, and nothing is what it seems. In The Indigo Spell, Sidney made a decision that shocked even her... But the struggle isn’t over for her yet. Our Price



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The Killing Woods

Kami Garcia RRP $16.99

Lucy Christopher RRP $17.99

When Kennedy finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. It is not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her house to destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her that she finds her mother was part of an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon - a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night. Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion and race to find the only weapon that might be able to destroy the demon.

Emily’s dad is accused of murdering a teenage girl. She’s sure he’s innocent, but what did happen that night in the woods behind their house? Determined to find out - and afraid of what she might discover - Emily seeks out Damon Hillary, the boyfriend of the murdered girl.. But Damon has his own secrets about the games that are played in the dark woods.

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