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The Golden Land is the dramatic story of a young Gold Coast mother and her ties to Burma, from bestselling Australian author Di Morrissey (The Opal Desert).
The Island House is an unforgettable novel about a young archaeologist who unearths ancient secrets, a tragic romance and Viking treasure on a remote Scottish island.
With a loving husband and two small children, Natalie is happy with her lot in life. While helping her mother move house, she finds a little box containing a Burmese artefact. When Natalie learns its unique history in a letter left by her great-great uncle, it sparks off an interest in its country of origin and her uncle’s unfulfilled plans.
Freya Dane arrives on the island of Findmar, hoping to learn more about the work of her father, who was also an archaeologist, and to find out why he left her mother so many years ago ...
Her investigations collide with her own rapidly changing circumstances and become the catalyst for a moral dilemma that challenges the foundations of her marriage as she finds herself immersed in two very different golden lands. Softcover •
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It’s AD 800 and a comet, an omen of evil, shines down on Findmar, and the fears of the locals are justified. Signy, a Pictish girl, loses her entire family in a Viking raid, and the island is plunged into a war between three religions ... When the comet returns, the link between past and present becomes clear, and Freya will also learn the true meaning of love and loss. Softcover • 451 pages •
In Paradise, nothing is what it seems ... The Forgotten is the latest thriller from David Baldacci, author of 17 international bestsellers, including Zero Day and Absolute Power. Special Agent John Puller has a new case, but this time the crime is personal: his aunt – a resident of Paradise, a picture-perfect town on Florida’s coast – has been found dead. Local police have ruled it an accident. But just before she died, she sent a letter to Puller’s father, hinting that something is very wrong in Paradise ... What Puller finds there convinces him that his aunt’s death was no accident ... and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed. Softcover • 424 pages •
Atmospheric, romantic and suspenseful The Secret Keeper is a spellbinding story of theatre and thievery, murder and enduring love from Kate Morton, the author of The Shifting Fog and The Forgotten Garden. On a sweltering summer’s day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, 16-year-old Laurel witnesses a shocking crime that changes everything. Fifty years later, she’s a much-loved actress and, still haunted by memories of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home to find out the truth – and in the process uncovers layers of deception spanning decades. Moving from London during the Blitz to the present day, this is classic Kate Morton: an entrancing mystery with a long-held secret at its heart. Hardback • 600 pages •
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The eagerly-awaited novel for adults by J.K. Rowling Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first ever novel for adults. The little town of Pagford appears to be an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. And an upcoming council election becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Hardback • 480 pages •
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Return to Netherwood Anna Rabinovich and Eve Williams are close friends, but cracks start to appear when an attraction grows between Anna and union man Amos. Meanwhile, at Netherwood Hall, cherished traditions are being undermined by the feckless heir to the title and his American bride. Below stairs, the servants strive to preserve the family’s reputation. But both inside the house and in the world beyond, values and loyalties are rapidly changing. Paperback • 418 pages •
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Poker was his addiction and music his obsession A successful Vegas jazz pianist, Jack Spayd becomes caught up in the world of elite poker and falls foul of the mob. Forced to go on the run, he must also leave the woman he adores behind. His travels takes him to the far reaches of Africa – and to the love of a very different woman. Jack Of Diamonds is Bryce Courtenay’s last novel, a spellbinding story of chance, music, corruption and love. Hardback • 720 pages •
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Edwardian London brought vividly to life When 18-year-old Grace Carlisle takes a job as a housemaid at Number 35, Park Lane, she’s quickly caught up in the lives of its inhabitants – in particular, that of the privileged daughter, Beatrice, who has just returned from America after being jilted by her fiancé.
Also published as Before I Die, Now Is Good is the intensely moving and uncompromisingly honest story of 16-yearold Tessa, who is dying of leukaemia – a bestseller and now a major film starring Twilight’s Dakota Fanning. Fighting back against endless hospital visits and drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her Before I Die list. Released from the constraints of ‘normal’ life, Tessa tries new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Her feelings, her relationships with her family, her best friend, and the bittersweet first love she finds with the boy next door – all are painfully yet beautifully explored in the precious weeks before her time finally runs out. Paperback • 336 pages •
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Following a tragic accident, Ella O’Hanlon flees to the other side of the world in an attempt to escape her grief, leaving behind the two people she blames for her loss: Aidan, the love of her life, and Jess, her spoilt half-sister. In London Ella is taken in by her beloved uncle Lucas, whose extraordinary house holds many wonderful memories for her. Along with other members of the colourful Fox family, Lucas helps Ella to see that she is not the only one still hurting, and that forgiveness can be the greatest healer in a family and in a marriage. For anyone who has ever loved and lost, this is an exquisitely moving novel by the internationally bestselling author of Lola’s Secret. Softcover • 496 pages •
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A cast of characters you’ll want to get to know better With log fires and understated, elegant bedrooms, the Stone House hotel provides a welcome few can resist. Henry and Nicola share a terrible secret, while Winnie, generally one to make the best of things, finds herself on the holiday from hell. Then there’s John, who arrived on impulse; eccentric Freda, who claims to be a psychic; and Neil, who seems so ready to disapprove. But looks can be deceptive ... Softcover • 464 pages •
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“A heavenly gift that speaks to the heart” – Irish Independent Cecelia Ahern, one of the biggest-selling authors to emerge in recent years, has touched people worldwide with her thoughtful and inspiring novels. Her latest, One Hundred Names, will resonate just as strongly with fans and new readers alike. Journalist Kitty Logan’s career is being destroyed by scandal – and now she faces losing Constance, her terminally-ill best friend. As she sits at her bedside, Kitty asks – what’s the one story she’s always wanted to write? The answer lies in a file buried in Constance’s office: a mysterious list of 100 names. Kitty decides to track down the people on the list and find out what connects them. In the process of hearing their stories, she starts to understand her own. Softcover • 400 pages •
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An enthralling blend of romance, history and time travel A Trail Of Fire includes four stories featuring characters from Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander series. Lord John And The Plague Of Zombies: Lord John Grey is posted to Jamaica to assist the Governor as he faces an uprising among the slave population. The Space Between: Jamie Fraser’s step-daughter, Joan, is on her way to an abbey to become a nun. But when she meets the Comte St Germain, an aristocrat with links to the occult, she discovers her destiny lies on a quite different path.
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A Leaf On The Wind Of All Hallows: When Jerry MacKenzie, a WWII spitfire pilot, wakes up in the 18th century, he must find a way to return to his wife and baby before they meet a terrible fate. Also includes The Custom Of The Army. Softcover • 352 pages •
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How can you escape the past, when the past holds the key? A Twist Of Fate tells the riveting story of two sisters whose futures are sealed with the flip of a coin. One will enter a life of privilege, the other an orphanage ... Softcover • 418 pages •
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Wonderfully emotional and gripping On a mission to save her daughter, Gina Higgins comes to the small town of Kiss River with a desperate plan: to uncover a message buried deep below the ocean’s surface. Softcover • 377 pages •
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Brilliantly researched with richlydrawn characters Ken Follett follows up his No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Fall Of Giants, with another page-turning epic, set during World War II and the dawn of the atomic age.
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Beyond the Horizon continues the story of the Duffys and Macintoshes, as they fight to survive one of the most devastating conflicts in history – and each other.
Richard is the UN military doctor whom Carmel fell in love with in Rwanda; Liesl the woman who came between them. Now they’re thrown together again, desperately trying to find out why they’re the target of an assassin.
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When Australian war crimes prosecutor Carmel Shang realises that attacks on a lawyer, a doctor and a journalist are linked by a photo held by a dying man nearly 20 years earlier, she’s forced to confront two people she hoped never to see again ...
In a quest that takes them from South Africa’s Kruger National Park, to Zambia, Australia and back to Rwanda, they discover that yesterday’s merchants of death are dealing in a new currency – illegal traditional medicine and endangered African species. Softcover •
Winter Of The World charts the fortunes of five families – American, German, Russian, English and Welsh – who find their lives inextricably entangled as their experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the century.
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While Tom and Matthew Duffy are battling the enemy on the front lines of World War II in Europe, they must also find the courage to fight for the women they love. Back in Australia, George Macintosh is determined to eliminate any threats to his power. Softcover • 398 pages •
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Destined To Feel is the next thrilling erotic adventure from Indigo Bloome, the author of Destined To Play. Psychologist Alexandra Blake has been awakened sexually by her lover, Jeremy Quinn. Their erotic journey has seen Alexandra explore her darkest sexual fantasies and pushed her boundaries to their very limit.
Then her world is plunged into uncertainty when she is abducted in London and finds herself caught up in a dangerous game being played out in the shadows. Her captors want to use her to explore the darkest enigma of female sexuality and Alexandra is powerless to escape – but does she even want to? And how far will she be willing to go to satisfy her curiosity and her desires? Paperback • 323 pages •
He killed her sister and now he’s after her ... Bellamy Price was only 12 years old when her older sister, Susan, was murdered on a stormy long weekend. Bellamy’s fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene, as well as her memory of one vital fact that still eludes her ... Now, 18 years later, Bellamy has written a bestselling novel based on Susan’s murder and suddenly finds herself the target of an unnamed assailant. Softcover • 467 pages •
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Two of the biggest names in paranormal romance, P.C. Cast and Gena Showalter, team up in After Moonrise for a spectacular duo of connected novellas, Possessed and Haunted. 2-in-1 paperback • 317 pages •
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She must choose between the two men she loves The Prince is the third book in Tiffany Reisz’s sexy trilogy, The Original Sinners, which has received tremendous praise from both erotica enthusiasts and non-erotica readers alike. Wes Railey is the object of notorious New York dominatrix Nora Sutherlin’s tamest, yet most maddening fantasies, and the one man she can’t forget. Now she’s in Kentucky, she’s in his world. But Nora is no simpering Southern belle, and her dream of becoming a part of Wesley’s life is perpetually at odds with her long-time lover Søren’s relentlessly seductive pull.
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Dirk Pitt’s most dangerous adventure of all It’s called Rapier and it’s the most remarkable advance in naval technology in decades – an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. There is only one problem: a key element of the prototype has suddenly vanished, and the man who developed it is dead.
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Filled with breathtaking suspense, Poseidon’s Arrow is proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler. Hardback • 560 pages • “Dirk Pitt is oceanography’s answer to Indiana Jones ... Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes.” – Associated Press
When the past and the present collide From Kate Mosse, the No.1 bestselling author of Labyrinth and Sepulchre, comes her third, heart-stopping adventure exploring the history, legends and hidden secrets of Carcassonne and Langeudoc in the south of France. Set during World War II, a cell of Maquis resistance fighters – codenamed Citadel – struggle against Nazi rule, while an older, dark conflict is being fought in the shadows. Softcover • 544 pages •
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The hunters are about to become the hunted In an action-packed, terrifying race to take down one of the most ruthless men alive, Nelson DeMille reunites readers with his charismatic hero, AntiTerrorist Task Force Agent John Corey.
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A palaeontologist has vanished in the Canadian wilderness, and the only clues turn up in the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over 2,000 miles away in Boston.
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It’s 25 years since John Rebus appeared on the scene and five years since he retired, but 2012 sees his return in Standing In Another Man’s Grave. Rebus is as anarchic and stubborn as ever and finds himself in trouble with Ian Rankin’s latest creation, Detective Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh’s internal affairs unit. Added to which, he may be about to be derailed – permanently – by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Caffery. But all he wants to do is discover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances stretching back over a decade. The problem is, no one else wants to go there – and that includes Rebus’ fellow officers. Not that any of that is going to stop him, even when his own life is on the line ... Softcover • 352 pages •
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Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder ... Three couples meet on a Florida holiday and become friends. But on the last night, their holiday takes a tragic twist: the daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing, and her body is found floating in the mangroves.
After her best friend Eloise dies of breast cancer, Cathy is devastated. And then she begins to have disturbing dreams that imply Eloise’s death is not all it seems.
With a history of depression, Cathy is only just recovering from a nervous breakdown and her husband Chris, a psychiatrist, is acutely aware of his wife’s mental frailty. When Cathy tells Chris of her suspicions about Eloise’s death, as well as her ability to sense Eloise’s spirit, Chris thinks she’s losing her grip on reality once again.
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It’s a race to save their baby daughter In Choked, newly weds DI Phil Brennan and criminal psychologist Marina Esposito are victims of an arson attack, during which their baby daughter Josephina goes missing. Softcover •
Hard-hitting, uncompromising and haunting Gangster brothers Peter and Daniel Bailey have ruled London’s East End since the 70s. And it seems no one can touch their family, until a terrible tragedy occurs ... Softcover • 502 pages •
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When the couples return home, they remain in contact. Over the course of three dinner parties, they come to know each another better, but they don’t always like what they find ... And then a second girl goes missing. Softcover • 400 pages •
Masterful plotting and wry humour Written for adults and teenagers alike, Seconds Away is the second book in Harlan Coben’s action-packed series featuring Mickey Bolitar, who is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron. Things have improved for Mickey since going to live with his uncle, but the mystery of his father’s death still haunts him, and his loyal friends, brainy Emma and adorably charming Spoon, agree to help him uncover the truth. Softcover • 338 pages •
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Linwood Barclay delivers a masterclass in suspense When Thomas, a map-obsessed schizophrenic, sees an image of a woman being murdered in a street view of New York on his computer, he and his brother, Ray, uncover a deadly conspiracy. Softcover • 352 pages •
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In A Dark Place To Die, the murder of retired DI Memno Koopman’s son sparks a vicious cycle of violence that spans Liverpool and northern New South Wales. Softcover • 420 pages •
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The Power Trip - take it if you dare Five couples are invited on the maiden voyage of a Russian billionaire’s yacht – a senator and his lovely but unhappy wife; a movie star and his ex-waitress girlfriend; a famous footballer and his interior designer wife; a male Latin singing sensation and his older boyfriend; and a maverick writer and his journalist female friend. Could this be the trip of a lifetime, or will it turn out to be the trip from hell? Softcover • 517 pages •
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Best be nimble, best be quick In Karen Rose’s 14th pulsepounding thriller, Did You Miss Me?, the last thing Ford Elkhart remembers is walking his girlfriend back to her university dorm. Now he’s lying tied and gagged on a cold dark floor, with only one chance to escape before he ends up like the bones around him ...
Assistant State Attorney Daphne Montgomery is devastated by her son’s disappearance and is convinced that his kidnapping is connected to the white supremacist she’s just had jailed for murder. FBI Special Agent Joseph Carter isn’t so sure – especially when he learns that Ford’s girlfriend is missing. Is his abduction payback for Daphne’s courtroom victory. Or is Ford a pawn in an even more dangerous game? Softcover • 544 pages •
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The book that started it all The Bat is the legendary first book in Jo Nesbo’s bestselling Harry Hole series, never before published in English. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist with the investigation in any way he can. And when the team unearths a series of unsolved rape and murder cases, nothing will stop him from finding out the truth. Softcover • 400 pages •
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A fog engulfs London and beneath it, history is rewritten ... NEW
From CJ Sansom, the author of the bestselling Matthew Shardlake series and Winter In Madrid, comes a reimagining of the world in the aftermath of World War II – a gripping, humane spy thriller and a poignant love story. Twelve years have passed since Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany after Dunkirk. As the long German war against Russia rages on in the east, the British people find themselves under dark authoritarian rule. Defiance, though, is growing. Winston Churchill’s Resistance organisation is increasingly a thorn in the government’s side. And in a Birmingham mental hospital, an incarcerated scientist, Frank Muncaster, may hold a secret that could change the balance of the world struggle forever ... Softcover • 450 pages •
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A worthy successor to Stieg Larsson It is Autumn in Linköping and rain is pouring down onto Skogså Castle, outside Linköping. Then the body of selfmade Internet billionaire Jerry Petersson is discovered floating in the moat. The case forces Malin Fors, the brilliant but flawed star of the Linköping police force, to delve deep into Linköping’s history and her own family’s past. And the secrets she uncovers threaten to engulf her too ... Softcover • 512 pages •
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Odd Thomas is back
The darkness is never far away ...
In Odd Apocalypse, Odd’s latest mission of mercy leads him to the long-held secrets of a sinister estate and the reclusive billionaire and his faithful servants who inhabit it. Softcover • 355 pages •
A suspenseful take on the upstairs/downstairs genre, The Saint Zita Society is an expertly plotted tale of residents and servants on one block of a posh London street. Softcover • 279 pages •
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The future of the human race is at stake ... All over the world, brutal animal attacks are crippling entire cities. When Jackson Oz, a young biologist, witnesses a lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it’s too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity and cunning, and soon there will be no place for humans to hide. Softcover • 395 pages •
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biographies & true crime
Her life will never be the same Through The Glass is the shocking story of a newly-wed woman whose husband committed violent sex attacks at their family home.
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When Shannon Moroney married in October 2005, she had no idea that her happy life was about to come crashing down around her. One month after her wedding, a police officer arrived at her door to tell her that her husband, Jason, had been charged with the assault and kidnapping of two women. Softcover • 368 pages •
The woman who helped expose Kenja cult leader Ken Dwyer Traumatised by a brutal assault when she was a child, Annette Stephens was a perfect recruit for the cult known as Kenja. When she finally summoned the courage to leave – having suffered further assaults and witnessing others – she was devastated. Determined to bring Kenja’s leader to justice, Annette embarked on a legal odyssey, and in The Good Little Girl she tells her harrowing yet ultimately triumphant story. Softcover • 281 pages •
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One of the strangest, most publicised cases in Australian history On New Year’s Day, 1963, the half-naked bodies of physicist Dr Gilbert Bogle and his lover Mrs Margaret Chandler were found beside the Lane Cove River, with no clue as to how they died. In Who Killed Dr Bogle & Mrs Chandler?, Peter Butt gives the most up-to-date, detailed account of the case so far, which he presented on ABC TV in the highestrating documentary in the broadcaster’s 50-year history. His ground-breaking revelations include details such as: • Why the original investigation and Coronial Inquest failed the victims • The suppression of evidence concerning the private lives of Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler • The mysterious contents of an FBI file on the case. Softcover • 272 pages •
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A woman sentenced to death over a cup of water
A world few outsiders get to see
Blasphemy is the shocking story of a Christian woman in Pakistan who has been sentenced to death after drinking the water in a well belonging to Muslim women. Softcover •
Meet Detective Sergeant Lunch-aLot and Big Al the Policeman’s Pal in Cops & Crooks, Tim Priest’s hilarious take on his own experiences as a police detective.
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An iconic Australian and a great storyteller
Dr Hugh Wirth, Australia’s best-known vet, RSPCA president and animal rights activist, gives a lively account of the pets and animal welfare issues that have shaped his life.
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In the vein of All Creatures Great And Small, Living My Life For Animals is packed with anecdotes about pets he’s treated and owners he’s told off – both from his days as a young country vet and then in his suburban practice in Balwyn, Victoria. Softcover • 350 pages •
An astonishing true life adventure
Written by the daughter of politician and survivor Larry Shaben and based on years of research and interviews, Into The Abyss tells the story of the crash and the fight for survival in its aftermath.
She skied into Poland, served in Egypt and later parachuted into France. Her quick wit and courage won her release from arrest more than once, and saved the lives of several fellow officers, including one of her many lovers just hours before he was to be executed by the Gestapo. Softcover •
On a wintry October night in 1984, nine passengers boarded a commuter plane bound for remote communities in the far north of Canada. Only four people – strangers from wildly different backgrounds – survived the trip: the pilot, a prominent politician, an accused criminal and the rookie policeman escorting him.
Like Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm, it traces the arcs of each individual’s life and follows their journeys from the depths of physical and spiritual loss, to the incalculable riches of lives begun anew. Softcover • 300 pages •
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The odds were against him By the author of Crack Hardy, this book tells of Joseph Windred, a man wrongly accused of identical crimes in California and New South Wales, whose fighting spirit made him a hero. Softcover • 286 pages •
A remarkable Australian story The Man Who Invented Vegemite tells of Cyril Callister, a passionate scientist and innovator, whose story is bound with that of Australia in the first half of the 20th century. Softcover • 288 pages •
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Charismatic and fearless The Spy Who Loved is the thrilling untold story of Christine Granville, one of World War II’s most daring and highly decorated special agents.
A fascinating insight into outback Australia The Man From Coolibah details the life of outback cattle property owner, helicopter muster operator and knockabout bloke Milton Jones. Over 1,000 km drive away from the nearest city, Darwin, Jones’ life is lived on horseback, with wrangling crocs, fighting bush fires and riding rodeo as the norm. The Man From Coolibah shows us what it’s like to live in the never never and brings the outback to life. Softcover • 384 pages •
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Moving and inspirational
In His Bright Light, Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the story of the loss of her beloved son. In A Gift Of Hope, she tells how she transformed that pain into a campaign of service that has profoundly enriched her life. For 11 years, Danielle Steel took to the streets with a small team to help the homeless of San Francisco, distributing food, clothing, bedding, tools and toiletries to the city’s most vulnerable citizens and remaining anonymous throughout. Now, in this unflinchingly honest and deeply moving memoir, the famously private author speaks out for the first time about her work among the most desperate members of society, offering achingly acute portraits of the people she met along the way. Hardback • 352 pages •
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NEW A love letter to the land
In her bestseller Diamonds And Dust and its compelling follow up Stars Over Shiralee, Sheryl McCorry shared her amazing life story – from a childhood in the top end, to mustering cattle in the outback, to becoming the first woman in the Kimberley to run a twomillion acre cattle station. Now Sheryl’s inspiring story continues in Love On Forrest Downs, as she and her soul mate Michael battle to keep their new outback home, Forrest Downs. For the first time, she also discloses the tragic last months of her second husband’s life.
Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 inaugural selection Wild is a powerful, blazingly honest memoir – the story of the 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. Softcover • 315 pages •
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A tale of mateship and a new persective on Henry Lawson’s life To Hell & High Water tells of two brothers’ quest to recreate Henry Lawson’s 420 km Bourke to Hungerford ‘tramp’, blending in the biography of Lawson’s life and extracts from his writing. Softcover • 358 pages •
With the down-to-earth honesty that made her first two books a runaway success, Sheryl reveals never-beforetold stories of hardship and humour from her incredible life on the land. Softcover • 304 pages •
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NEW A 1920s classic
The Downstairs Cookbook is a collection of genuine 1920s recipes from Margaret Powell, the housemaid and cook who inspired the original Upstairs Downstairs TV series. Including retro classics such as Jugged Hare and Angels On Horseback and a separate chapter on pastry and preserves, the book contains both sweet and savoury recipes, as well as fascinating anecdotes from Margaret’s life in service. Hardback •
Bring back childhood memories NEW Grandmothers grew up at a time when all food was home-cooked with fresh ingredients, and they have a lifetime of traditional recipes, fail-safe favourites and the ultimate in comfort food at their fingertips. In this book, you’ll find recipes for main meals, desserts, cakes, biscuits and other sweet treats, as well as sauces and side dishes. Also included are sticky labels for the jam and chutney recipes. Colour photos • Hardback • 224 pages •
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Once you start cooking this way, you’ll never look back!
The Perfect Christmas includes all the essential recipes for celebrating the festive period, from succulent roast turkey and glazed ham, to nibbles and sweet treats your family will love. Colour photos •
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Plan the perfect day
Following the success of 30 Minute Meals, one of the most popular cookbooks of all time, 15 Minute Meals will give you the skills to create wonderful meals in no time at all! Colour photos •
Orange & Squash Marmalade
A stylish, practical kit The delicious savoury preserves in this recipe book are perfect to serve with a range of dishes. Includes paper jar tops, matching sticky labels and natural string. 64-page full-colour paperback, 12 paper jar tops, 20 sticky labels, 3.5m natural string, 15 green $ elastic bands •
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Cool, fresh, delicious! Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream
The recipes in Ice Cream & Milkshakes cover basics that children love such as Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, as well as fruity sorbets, decadent gelato flavours and tempting sauces for your ice cream treats. Ice Pops contains recipes for delicious treats for the whole family, from healthy delights to indulgent pops such as Banana Splits and pops with a kick – an adultsonly section of cocktail-based pops. Colour photos • Set of 2 hardbacks •
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Now you can make this legend of the pastry world at home Learn to make perfect choux pastry and classic coffee and chocolate éclairs. Then try more unusual fillings (chestnut, passionfruit) and icings to die for (salted-butter caramel). Colour photos • Hardback • 112 pages •
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Marshmallows are the new macarons The Artisan Marshmallow features 40 marshmallow recipes, from Toasted Coconut, Cinnamon And Lemon, to Sweet Potato Spice, Champagne, Chocolate-Chilli and Mocha. Colour photos • Hardback • 112 pages •
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A new gift-sized format Cupcakes Galore contains recipes for 120 delicious cupcakes – including Cappuccino, Crème Brûlée and Lemon Chiffon – along with fabulous frostings ranging from traditional Vanilla Buttercream to Chocolate Hazelnut Spread.
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Also featuring 120 recipes, Cookies Galore will have you making Blueberry Thumbprints, Chocolate Caramel Slices, Citrus Cream Clouds and other delights that will be sure to be a hit with family and friends. Colour photos • Set of 2 hardbacks • 192 pages each •
Creative mix-and-match children’s cakes for any occasion Planet Cakes Kids offers hundreds of possibilities for mixand-match cakes. Choose from a selection of 12 cakes, from a wizard’s spell book to a beach or a graveyard, and add a cast of characters modelled in fondant icing: robots, rabbit ninjas, snow-surfing penguins, superheroes and more. The hundreds of combinations of cakes, toppers and decorations will take cake-making to a whole new level! Colour photos • Softcover • 192 pages •
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Discover Food Safari – now in paperback!
Your dinners will be winners with Andy Allen’s recipes
Based on the popular SBS TV series, Food Safari features 180 simple recipes from 34 diverse cuisines, plus stories and advice on shopping for key ingredients and cooking implements. Colour
The Next Element from Andy Allen, winner of MasterChef 2012, features over 80 of Andy’s favourite recipes. There are creative yet easyto-prepare recipes for homestyle family dinners and meals using local produce, recipes with an Asian twist, seafood, Mexican and tapas recipes – all tested by industry expert Janelle Bloom. Andy also talks about his experiences during the show. Colour photos •
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photos • Paperback • 283 pages •
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From pancakes to pasta 500 Gluten-Free Dishes is a collection of breakfast meals, snacks, appetisers, main meals and sweet delights. It includes dairy-free options and a list of gluten-free flours. Colour photos • Hardback • 288 pages •
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Smoked Salmon & Avocado Mousse Crostini
Andy’s Chilli Tuna Pasta Bake
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Australia’s best-known chef
Simple to prepare and absolutely delicious
Neil Perry’s Easy Weekends is a celebration of cooking at home, with more than 100 recipes that focus on flavoursome food for any weekend occasion.
My Mediterranean Kitchen by Mary Valle, author of the bestselling My Greek Kitchen, features mouthwatering recipes from Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Lebanon.
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Divided into easy-to-navigate sections – Soups, Salads, Starters, Pastas, Main Meals and Sweets – and using readily-available seasonal produce, all of the dishes featured in the book are perfect for sharing with family and friends. Colour photos • Hardback • 272 pages •
Whether you’re looking for an easy and delicious family stir-fry on a Friday night, clever ideas for a Saturday dinner party menu or a slow-cooked Sunday feast for friends, this book is packed with inspiring and accessible recipes.
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Mince: versatile, tasty and cheap
Perfect for these budgetconscious times, Marvellous Meals With Mince contains a mouth-watering collection of traditional, original and innovative recipes. Colour
Beef Tagine With Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Ginger & Ras-El-Hanout
photos • Hardback • 144 pages •
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The new edition of a 4 Ingredients family favourite Cook brekkies, lunches, dinners and snacks for all the kids, big and small, in your family – with four ingredients or fewer. This full-colour edition includes extra recipes. Colour photos • Paperback • 191 pages •
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Kefta Tagine With Eggs & Roasted Kumin
One-pot Moroccan cooking
Few meals are as satisfying and flavoursome as the rich and fragrant Moroccan stews known as tagines. Easy Tagine features more than 100 recipes for meat, seafood and vegetable tagines, roasts and pan fries using Moroccan spices, as well as salads, soups, side dishes and sweet things to finish. You must try Lamb Tagine With Prunes, Apricots And Honey or Chorizo Tagine With Lentils And Fenugreek. Colour photos • Paperback • 240 pages •
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Everything you need in one volume This completely revised and updated edition of Tess Mallos’ classic, first published in 1977, is the ultimate Middle Eastern cookbook.
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Who doesn’t love pizza? Create delicious pizzas in your own home with this recipe book, and then use the pizza cutter to serve up your creations in style. Both come packaged in a takeaway pizza-style box. The recipes include classics like Quattro Formaggio (four cheeses), favourites like Extra-Spicy Pepperoni and modern ideas such as Vegetable Heaven Pizza. Also included is a foolproof recipe for basic pizza dough. Colour illustrations • 48-page paperback & pizza cutter in a takeaway pizza-style box •
Written with the home cook in mind, it includes more than 500 easy-tofollow recipes from 18 countries, from Lebanon and Turkey to Iraq and Egypt. Information on how dishes are prepared and served and a comprehensive ingredients glossary are also included. Colour photos • Hardback • 544 pages •
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Inspirational, thrifty projects and tips Make It And Mend It features over 30 inspiring projects to improve your home, incorporating craft, DIY, cookery and gardening. It includes projects for making the most of each season – such as a vintage cake stand for outdoor summer parties, and jam and jelly recipes for autumn – as well as ideas for creating your own cards, gifts, decorations and foods to celebrate Christmas and other special occasions. Colour photos • Paperback • 160 pages •
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Gorgeous, easy-to-sew quilts Learn how to sew 12 beautiful handmade quilts – from an art deco rose quilt to a children’s elephant quilt – with Lynne Edwards’ simple blanket appliqué technique. Colour photos & illustrations • 12 patterns • Hardback • 144 pages •
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The perfect finishing touches for your home Sourdough Bread
An essential reference for home sewers and crafters From choosing tools and reading patterns, to fitting waistlines and adding buttons and zips, this book contains all the information you need to start and successfully complete your sewing project – stress free! Organised for ease of use, illustrated entries, cross-references and troubleshooting tips mean that you know exactly where to find the answer you need when you encounter a problem. Colour illustrations & diagrams • Softcover • 192 pages •
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The Home-Sewn Home includes 50 inspiring projects for creating soft furnishings, from a simple pillow for the novice stitcher, through to lined curtains and table linen. Colour photos • Paperback • 224 pages •
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Captures the magical essence of Oz The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz provides the inspiration for a collection of 50 projects to make, bake and decorate, ranging from a dress-up Dorothy doll to Squashed Wicked Witch Cupcakes. Colour photos & illustrations • Paperback • 144 pages •
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craft EDITOR’S CHOICE
Crammed with useful facts and advice Featuring over 50 needlecraft styles and more than 130 stitches, The Needlecraft Style Directory is the ultimate reference for embroiderers, sewers, quilters and needlecraft enthusiasts of all levels. Comprehensive cross-referencing will enable you to locate all the information you need quickly and easily, while galleries of finished work provide inspiration and ideas for new creative projects.
Colour photos & illustrations • Softcover • 240 pages •
Colour your world with granny squares!
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Refashion your wardrobe Featuring 30 simple projects, Recycled Chic will arm you with the techniques, inspiration and confidence to renew your existing clothes and accessories, or alter pre-loved garments and fabric to suit your individual taste. It’s as easy as removing the sleeves from a frumpy dress or shortening a skirt, and each project requires only mininal time, effort and expense to achieve stylish, satisfying results. Colour photos • Paperback • 160 pages •
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The granny square is a classic crochet motif, and Granny Square Love will show you how you can use it to transform your home. It features 25 bright, beautiful projects for every room of the house. Try a traditional project like a comfy cushion for your sofa or bed, or a pot holder for your kitchen. Even if you’ve never held a crochet hook before, the step-by-step instructions will quickly teach you the skills you need. Colour photos • Paperback • 142 pages • $
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Create a romantic look with these gorgous accessories
Uses easy-to-find products and tools
From floral fascinators and hair pieces, to necklaces, earrings and belts, the 20 projects in Adornments use simple hand-sewing, jewellery and millinery techniques. Colour photos • Paperback • 144 pages •
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Exploring Resin Jewelry will show you how to use resin in ‘everyday’ jewellery designs and includes 25 beautiful projects using a range of simple techniques. Colour photos • Paperback • 128 pages •
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Enjoy these decorations year after year Make Your Own Christmas Decorations by Cath Kitson features step-by-step projects for 12 cute felt decorations, including a Christmas Cottage, Ribbon-Wrapped Gift, Striped Candy Cane, Snowman, Reindeer, Christmas Pudding and Holly Leaves.
Cabinet Of Curiosities
The kit also includes the materials needed to make the decorations – a selection of coloured felt in six different shades, pompoms, ribbon and embroidery thread. Coloured felt in 6 shades, pompons, ribbon, embroidery thread, 64-page fullcolour paperback •
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Zentangle Untangled demystifies the “doodling” process of Zentangle – an art form that uses repetitive patterns to create striking designs and to promote relaxation. Colour & B&W illustrations • Paperback • 128 pages •
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Whether it be an issue of lighting, focus, white balance or photographer positioning, many amateur photographers make simple mistakes that can be easily rectified.
Driven by the idea that we’re all inspired in different ways, Alternative Art Journals will show you how to incorporate art into your daily life by creating a personal, unique journal.
All you need to get started is a black pen and paper
You don’t need a degree to get the most out of your camera
A fun way to collect and celebrate your creative thoughts Starting with the process of creating and filling a traditional blank sketchbook, the book then explores other options and materials, including boxes, time capsules, envelopes, card decks, rubber stamps and more. Colour photos • Softcover • 128 pages • $
Written in layperson’s terms, The Weekend Photographer is a comprehensive guidebook aimed at helping beginner photographers easily diagnose their problems and improve their overall technique – all within the time constraints of their weekend. Colour photos • Softcover • 272 pages •
Stay organised in style The Quilter’s Desk Diary 2013 is a practical week-to-view diary illustrated with over 50 beautiful quilt photographs from some of the world’s top quilt designers. Colour photos • Hardback •
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gardening EDITOR’S CHOICE
500 tried and tested native plants
Gorgeous botanical illustrations throughout The Royal Horticultural Society Diary 2013 features beautiful botanical paintings from the 18th century. The diary is week to view and includes an internal storage pocket and ribbon marker. 56 colour illustrations •Hardback • 112 pages •
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Fully illustrated throughout and filled with handy, purposedriven top 10 lists, 500 Plants features gardening authority Angus Stewart’s collection of favourite native plants. From banksias, grevilleas, gum trees and wattles, to relatively new cultivatars, all of the plants are easy to grow and available commercially, and there are plenty to suit every type of Australian climate and soil. Colour photos • Softcover • 304 pages •
Thrifty and creative Brimming with ideas from the pretty to the practical, Gifts From The Garden contains more than 100 projects for homemade presents using the gardener’s bounty throughout the seasons.
ABC TV gardening guru Angus Stewart has worked for decades on making Australian plants more gardener-friendly.
Colour photos • Hardback • 224 pages •
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Covering over 450 native varieties, this step-by-step guide clearly lays out Stewart’s knowledge, so that you can create the Aussie garden of your dreams. There are tips on: • planning a garden from scratch • water-saving methods • adapting an existing garden • plant selection • and more. Colour photos • Paperback • 256 pages •
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Year-round colour and a haven for wildlife
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The definitive guide to the best gardening techniques Compiled by leading RHS specialists and with more than 400 illustrated step-by-step demonstrations, this book covers every aspect of gardening, from pruning to sowing, watering to feeding, and propagating to planting. Covering all plants, including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, grasses, vegetables, fruits and herbs, it also includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. 1,600 illustrations & 100 colour photos • Flexi-bound softcover • 480 pages •
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health & wellbeing
How to make every day an adventure
The wilderness teaches us valuable lessons about ourselves, others and the world around us. These lessons can save our lives when we are up a mountain or down a ravine, but they can also improve our daily lives by giving us the skills and insights to understand our situation and the opportunities and risks around us. In A Survival Guide For Life, Bear Grylls shares the lessons he has learnt the muddy way to show us how we can set and achieve our goals – and have more fun along the way.
Packed with inspirational stories from his adventures and SAS training, he’ll show you how he’s dealt with setbacks and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and will help you plot a better course towards your dreams. Softcover • 320 pages •
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Get relief from pain the natural way
Whether you suffer from back pain, persistent headaches, migraines, arthritis, stomach problems or repetitive strain injury, this book is a complete guide to natural pain relief. Renowned health expert Leon Chaitow provides lasting solutions to help you take control of your pain and reduce reliance on pharmaceutical painkillers. He will show you how a positive mental attitude, improved posture and exercise, and dietary changes can help break the pain cycle. He also offers guidance on revolutionary therapies and techniques that have proven to be effective – including hypnotherapy and desensitisation – as well as exercises for pain relief and improved mobility, such as massage and gentle stretches. Colour photos • Paperback •
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Stop the itch and prevent eczema for life The Eczema Diet includes treatments that offer immediate relief and a tried-andtested diet with 100 delicious recipes, an extensive meal plan and shopping lists. Softcover • 276 pages •
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A great form of exercise For all levels of expertise and ability, this book covers: starting walking, clothing and equipment, motivation, weight loss, nutrition, walking with children, and more. Colour photos • Softcover • 172 pages •
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Becoming healthy has never been so easy From world-renowned nutrition expert Patrick Holford, 6 Weeks To Superhealth is an easyto-follow program that will help you to improve all aspects of your health. Softcover • 240 pages •
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Discover the heartland of Elyne Mitchell’s Silver Brumby tales Generations of Australians have fallen in love with the silver brumbies of Elyne Mitchell’s classic children’s stories.
Featuring the best of Elyne’s non-fiction writing about her beloved high country, On The Trail Of The Silver Brumby is lavishly illustrated with archival images and glorious new photography of the Australian Alps by her grandson, James Auchinleck, and others. Colour & B&W photos • Hardback • 256 pages •
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A place like nowhere else on earth Produced in partnership with the BBC TV series The Great Barrier Reef, this book explores how the Reef was formed, the plants and animals that inhabit it, and the environmental challenges ahead.
Illustrated with spectacular full-colour photos, it also features hints and tips on how to make the most out of any trip to the Reef, making it the ultimate guide to one of the most treasured natural wonders of the world. Colour
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when you take both
An Aussie institution The Australian woolshed is quintessential Aussie architecture, steeped in history and folklore. These buildings symbolise the harshness of the land and are a testament to farmers’ ingenuity and resourcefulness. Around The Sheds is a stunning photographic book exploring the world of the woolsheds across Australia – the shearers, the roustabouts, the dogs, the dunnies and, of course, the sheds themselves. Colour photos • Hardback • 224 pages •
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Our mysterious world revealed
A tribute to Australia’s iconic trees – now in paperback
Myths & Mysteries Of The World contains a custommade DVD and fully illustrated book which explores 100 of the world’s most fascinating myths and mysteries. Fullcolour hardback and 70-minute DVD in folder •
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Produced by two Australian native tree experts, this attractive book looks at the biology of these worldfamous ‘gum trees’ and their place in art and history. Colour photos • Softcover • 352 pages •
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history & reference
A turning point in Australia’s history In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Was this rebellion a fledgling nation’s first attempt to assert its independence? Or was it merely rabblerousing by unruly miners determined not to pay their taxes? In his inimitable style, Peter FitzSimons answers these questions and more, taking us into the hearts and minds of those who were there. Hardback •
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Celebrates Australia’s pioneering spirit Australians are outstanding innovators in many fields such as sport, the arts, medicine, transport and exploration. From Sir Jack Brabham (first to win a Grand Prix in a car of his own design) to Tom Angove (inventor of the wine cask) – Great Australian World Firsts tells the stories of 30 of the world’s great ideas, inventions, feats and follies – as done first, by Australians. Softcover • 324 pages •
Rich in detail and told in vivid prose In Tudors, Peter Ackroyd tells the story of Henry VIII’s break with Rome and his pursuit of the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the reign of Edward VI gave way to the violent reimposition of Catholicism. He also tells of the long reign of Elizabeth I, which, although marked by civil strife, plots against the queen and attempted invasion by Spain, finally brought stability. Softcover •
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This great-value set of four dictionaries contains Idioms And Their Origins, Word Origins, English Down The Ages and Proverbs And Their Origins by Linda and Roger Flavell. Set of 4
Fabulously entertaining facts
This TV tie-in edition of QI Second Book Of General Ignorance contains extra material, as well as a foreword by Stephen Fry. Paperback • 368 pages •
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How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What colour are oranges? John Lloyd and John Mitchinson, the brains behind the top-rating BBC TV series QI, present a wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating and mind-bending facts.
A browser’s paradise of words
71797 PRICE $29.99
Slipcased set of 4
69473 PRICE $22.99
kids & toddlers Christmas
A nursery favourite Share story time with everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant and learn that it’s okay to be who you are with these four classic Elmer stories, now combined into one fun storybook and audio CD. Play the CD and read along with the books to bring each story vividly to life.
Includes: Elmer And The Snow, Elmer And The Stranger, Elmer And The Lost Teddy and Elmer On Stilts. Colour
illustrations • Hardback & audio CD •
71731 PRICE $16.99
Includes plush toy
A happy end to the day With adorable, bright illustrations by Anna Jones, 5-Minute Bedtime Stories are the perfect way to get your child ready for bed. The book includes six fun stories. Colour illustrations •
Boxed set of 3
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65273 PRICE $16.99
An awesome Thomas picture book set in a carry-along tin With a bonus carry-along tin with handle, this set contains five brand-new stories: Thomas & The Green Controller, Thomas, Emily & The Special Coaches, Thomas In Trouble and more. Set of 5
Join the fun with Giggle and Hoot Based on the popular ABC TV show Giggle And Hoot, My Giggle-icious Box Of Books contains three hoot-astic, fullsized board books: Gigglemobile, Bird Bath Boogie and Sweet Dreams. Join Jimmy Giggle and Hoot the owl as they take a ride in their Gigglemobile, do the Bird Bath Boogie together after a busy day, and then sing a Sweet Dreams lullaby when it’s time to go to sleep. Box set of 3 board books •
hardbacks in a tin with handle •
71446 PRICE $31.99
Set of 5
Meet Muddypaws, the cutest, bounciest puppy you’ve ever seen! Little children will love engaging with the lively text and learning to read along with this heartwarming story of Muddypaws and his owner Ben. The beautifully illustrated book is accompanied by a cuddly plush toy, and both are packaged in a re-usable keepsake box, making this the perfect gift. Even adults won’t be able to resist Muddypaws! Box set of paperback & plush toy •
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NEW Set of 2
What is Santa’s secret? With humorous illustrations and an easy-to-read verse style that children will love, Santa’s Secret is a delightful Christmas book with a cheeky Australian twist. Colour
A fun and engaging way for children to learn pen control Wipe-Clean Dot-To-Dot: Join the dots and find out what the pictures show in each brightly-illustrated scene. Wipe-Clean Mazes: Help the animal characters find their way through 14 mazes, including a pirate ship in search of treasure and a rocket zooming through space.
illustrations • Hardback •
71367 PRICE $19.99
Each page can be wiped clean so that children can complete the pictures and mazes again and again, using the special pens provided. 2 wipe-clean paperbacks & 2 pens •
71809 PRICE $29.99
I spy with my little eye ... over 90 dinosaurs! In Where’s the Dinosaur?, Grandpa, George, and Meg the dog are searching for dinosaurs on a remote island. Grandpa manages to miss them all – but eagle-eyed kids will enjoy finding these 3+ yrs hidden creatures and feeling their bumpy, spiny scales and knobby horns on every spread. This beautifully illustrated picture book features tactile, embossed pages and a great counting game to play. Colour illustrations • Hardback •
67808 PRICE $18.99
Four delightful Little Fairy tales 4+ yrs
Little Fairy’s Busy Day: Little Fairy has lots of things to do and friends to visit. Little Fairy, Where Are You Going?: Little Fairy and her friends go on an adventure.
Little Fairy To The Rescue: Uh oh! A wheel has come off the Bunny family’s cart. Can Little Set of 4 Fairy lend a helping hand? Little Fairy And The Diamond Necklace: Lucy Bunny wants a diamond necklace for her birthday. Will Little Fairy make her wish come true? Colour illustrations • Set of 4 paperbacks •
71342 PRICE $31.99
Includes press-out Christmas decorations
Celebrate Christmas with Winnie-thePooh and his friends A delight for all Winnie-thePooh fans, this beautiful book comes with five Christmas letters contained in lift-theflap envelopes, plus press-out Christmas decorations. Colour illustrations • Hardback with lift-the-flaps & press-out Christmas decorations •
69838 PRICE $19.99
preschool & school age christmas
A timeless tale of a boy and his horse Includes foam stamps, ink pads & more
Every page is Full of inspiring ready for the rainy day activities Day Book Of Things To stamp of approval Rainy Make And Do features more Perfect for every budding young artist, Stamps & Doodles For Boys includes 8 foam stamps, an ink pad and a 64-page activity book, filled with scenes that will appeal to boys. 8 foam stamps, ink pad, 64-page hardback •
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than 60 fun and inspiring projects designed to appeal to boys and girls aged between three and ten years. 300 colour photos • Paperback • 160 pages •
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Featuring beautiful illustrations by Karin Littlewood, Sea Horse captures the heartwarming relationship between a young child and his horse as they go on an incredible adventure. Destined to become a classic, this breathtaking story of love, loss and the power of dreams will be sure to be adored by both children and adults alike. Colour illustrations • Hardback •
71578 PRICE $22.99 4+ yrs
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Welcome to the wonderful world of Hello Kitty! The Hello Kitty brand was established over three decades ago and is now one of the most popular in the world.
5+ yrs Set of 4
71474 PRICE $27.99
Join Hello Kitty in four fabulous adventures and discover just how sweet she is! The adorable artwork appeals to children and adults alike, and each book contains over 50 mini-stickers with glitter. The stories include: Superterrific Sleepover!, Star Ballerina, Fun Friend Day!, Pony Surprise! Colour illustrations & stickers • Set of 4 paperbacks •
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Page after page of spotting games to keep kids entertained for hours Using the latest in computer generated design, Metropolis is the first book in a brand new Spot What! series. Navigate the crazy carpark, venture into the dingy underground, and tour the city as you search for all sorts of items and then tackle the challenges.
Set of 2 Spectacular is one of the bestselling titles in the Spot What! series, now with a new cover featuring an eye that moves!
Colour illustrations • Set of 2 hardbacks •
school age christmas
Let the magical adventures begin! Illustrated with colourful artwork, Disney 365 Stories For Girls contains original sparkling stories – one for every day of the year – featuring all of your favourite Disney and Pixar characters. Spend a summer’s evening with Rapunzel, a busy morning with Princess Dot and the Blueberries, and help Tiana cook dinner for her family. Colour illustrations • Hardback •
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Everything dino-related in just one book The Giant Dinosaur Activity Book is packed with amazing dinosaur fun for kids! •D iscover the world as it was during the time of the dinosaurs with the atlas and picture glossary •M ake a clay animation movie with the software and modelling clay provided 7+
•D iscover freaky facts about disosaurs and the preshistoric era
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• Make your own dinosaur origami
• Learn how to draw all sorts of cool dinosaur pictures. 6-in-1 hardback, CD-Rom & clay, 24 pieces of origami paper •
Billie B Brown is loved by little girls everywhere
Stories for every day of the year
This bumper volume of 11 Billie B Brown stories includes pages of brilliant activities at the back and a cut-out Billie B Brown paper doll with colour-in clothes to mix and match. B&W illustrations •
With Disney and Pixar characters from Cars to Toy Story, Winnie the Pooh to Aladdin, this book contains 365 actionpacked stories – one for every day of the year. Relive the excitement of some of the most popular films, help out Handy Manny, visit Mike and Sulley in Monstropolis and much, much more! Colour illustrations • Hardback •
71628 PRICE $22.99
Paperback • 576 pages •
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A great way to introduce new skills Jewellery Crafting With Kids will teach children to thread beads and make friendship bracelets, pretty pendants, brooches and hair clips. Contains 35 projects. Colour photos • Hardback • 128 pages •
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school age christmas
Grow, explore and make
Kids Garden Adventure Kit by Don Burke contains all children need to explore the oudoors. It includes: • A fully illustrated book, packed with 25 activitities suitable for the garden or the park • A garden trowel to dig and plant
Full of fun facts and surprises Written in conjunction with the Powerhouse Museum, Australia’s Greatest Innovations & Inventions is a guide to Australia’s most ingenious inventions and their creators. Colour photos • Paperback •
• A compass to track the sun
• A ruler to measure seedlings •A special UV torch to explore nightlife and animal/insect markings. Carry case with full-colour 96-page paperback, trowel, compass, ruler, UV torch •
71482 PRICE $22.99 Includes trowel, compass, UV torch & more
192 pages •
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Amaze and thrill your family and friends Purportedly written in 1915 by scientist Albert Schafer, Illusionology reveals the secrets of many famous magic tricks – levitating a lady, daredevil escapes, mind-reading, and more – explaining the science that makes the magic possible.
Christmas carols and stories for all the family to enjoy The Sing-Along Christmas Carols audio CD includes all your favourites carols, while the book contains the words to the songs, plus well-loved Christmas stories. Full-colour hardback with audio CD • 96 pages •
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Animal facts, photos and activities
Packed with step-by-step instructions and accessories, so that readers can perform their own tricks, this is an essential guide for all aspiring magicians. Colour illustrations • Hardback with
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From pets to farmyard friends and Australian wildlife, animals come in all shapes and sizes – and you’ll discover most of them are here in this huge book. Crammed full of cool facts and pictures, as well as jokes and animal-related activities, you’ll find everything you need to become 8+ yrs an animal expert. If you love animals, then the RSPCA Bumper Book Of Pets And Other Animals is the book for you! Colour photos • Paperback • 112 pages •
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Love is in the air – but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? In The Third Wheel, Greg continues to strike a chord with all of us as he writes about the ups and downs of family life and the trials and tribulations of school. And that’s before he gets started on the never-ending mystery of girls and what Rodrick does in his spare time. If you think you can keep down the guffaws (and winces) with this latest instalment of Greg’s life, think again! Paperback •
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The amazing-value Diary Of A Wimpy Kid A4 Notebook and 87-Piece Art Set is perfect for all fans of this bestselling series.
Nikki Maxwell is determined things at her new school will be different. But when you’re the girl who spills spaghetti over herself at lunch, or who dresses as a rat for Halloween, or whose dad drives a van with a giant cockroach on the roof, it’s hard to transform from loser queen to queen-bee overnight. But one thing’s for sure, Nikki’s life is never dull!
228 pages •
The first two hilarious Dork Diaries in one great-value volume
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Includes pens, pencils, crayons & more
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Kids can use the notebook to keep their own journal, while the art set contains all the pens, paints and accessories they’ll need to create cartoons and more. A4 spiral-bound hardback notebook • 87 piece art set: 24 felt tip pens, 12 colour pencils, 12 paints, 12 oil pastels, 12 crayons, 1 palette, 1 paint brush, 1 HB pencil, 1 eraser, 1 sharpener, 1 tube of glue, 1 mini-stapler, 1 pair of scissors, 1 ruler, 6 paperclips • $
71681 PRICE 29.99
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