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    • Living with Buildings, Sinclair,  Iain
    Living with Buildings
    Iain Sinclair
    $29.99

    Buildings shape our lives and our health. They affect how we sleep, work, socialise and even breathe. They can isolate us, make us sick or put us in danger, but they can also heal. Iain Sinclair embarks on a series of journeys - through London, Marse ... read more

    • Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know, Toibin,  Colm
    Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know
    Colm Toibin
    $29.99

    Colm Tóibín turns his gaze to three of Ireland's greatest writers, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce and their earliest influences: their fathers. Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know, presents an illuminating, intimate study of Irish culture, ... read more

    • My Country: Stories, Essays & Speeches, Marr,  David
    My Country: Stories, Essays & Speeches
    David Marr
    $39.99

    David Marr is one of Australia's most subtle and eloquent biographers and one of our most unflinching, forensic reporters of political controversy. His has become a necessary voice in the national debate. My Country collects his reflections on r ... read more

    • Red Moon, Robinson,  Kim Stanley
    Red Moon
    Kim Stanley Robinson
    $32.99

    It is thirty years from now and we have colonised the Moon. American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. F ... read more

    • The Flame, Cohen,  Leonard
    The Flame
    Leonard Cohen
    $39.99

    A collection of last poems and writings selected by Leonard Cohen in the final months of his life. Featuring extracts from from Cohen's notebooks, poems, lyrics, prose pieces and illustrations, The Flame bears witness to the lyricism of his life's wo ... read more

    • The Tree, Woldendorp,  Richard
    The Tree
    Richard Woldendorp
    $45.00

    Acclaimed landscape photographer Richard Woldendorp, best known for his beautiful book Down to Earth with Tim Winton, explores Australian trees of all shapes and sizes. From abstract close-ups to aerials, Woldendorp's images reveal the natu ... read more

    • Tiberius with a Telephone, Mullins,  Patrick
    Tiberius with a Telephone
    Patrick Mullins
    $59.99

    William McMahon was a significant, if widely derided and disliked, figure in Australian politics in the second half of the twentieth century. He followed John Gorton as Prime Minister in 1971, and worked furiously to enact an agenda that grappled wit ... read more

    • Unfettered and Alive, Summers,  Anne
    Unfettered and Alive
    Anne Summers
    $39.99

    Anne Summers has been a journalist, a policy maker and an agent for positive change. Whatever position she has held, she has expanded what's possible and helped us see things differently, often in spite of the personal cost. In Unfettered and Alive s ... read more

    • Arsonist: A Mind on Fire, Hooper,  Chloe
    Arsonist: A Mind on Fire
    Chloe Hooper
    $34.99

    After Black Saturday, a February 2009 day marked by 47 degree heat and firestorms, arson squad detectives arrived at a plantation on the edge of a 26,000-hectare burn site. Eleven people had just been killed and hundreds made homeless. Here, in the L ... read more

    • Butcherbird Stories, Patric,  A.s.
    Butcherbird Stories
    A.s. Patric
    $29.99

    A lonely St Kilda chef invites a beautiful busker to use his spare room. A father sings a lullaby to comfort his young daughter who has woken from a nightmare. A taxi driver picks up an old-world gentleman who is reluctant to disclose his destin ... read more

    • China Dream, Jian,  Ma
    China Dream
    Ma Jian
    $32.99

    In a poetic and unflinching fable about tyranny, guilt, and the erasure of history, seven dream-like episodes chart the psychological disintegration of a Chinese provincial leader who is haunted by nightmares of his violent past. Barred from returnin ... read more

    • Devotion, Smith,  Patti
    Devotion
    Patti Smith
    $17.99

    Patti Smith first presents an original and beautifully crafted tale of obsession - and then takes us on a second journey, exploring the sources of her story. We travel through the South of France to Camus's house, and visit the garden of the great pu ... read more

    • Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017, Black,  Ian
    Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017
    Ian Black
    $24.99

    Ever since the Ottoman Empire was defeated and British colonial rule began in 1917, Jews and Arabs have struggled for control of the Holy Land. In Enemies and Neighbours, Ian Black has written a lucid and timely account of what was doomed t ... read more

    • Friday Black, Adjei-brenyah,  Nana Kwame
    Friday Black
    Nana Kwame Adjei-brenyah
    $26.99

    A collection of stories that tackle racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways people fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. In the first story Adjei-Brenyah gives us an unstinting reckoning of the brutal prejudice of the US justice s ... read more

    • Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer, Kleinhenz,  Elizabeth
    Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer
    Elizabeth Kleinhenz
    $39.99

    Germaine Greer has anticipated, catalysed and triumphantly ridden the wave of the immense social and intellectual changes of the last half century. She remains a provocative challenger of the status quo. Drawing on access to the Greer Archive at Melb ... read more

    • Heroes, Fry,  Stephen
    Heroes
    Stephen Fry
    $35.00

    Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. Heroes is the story of what we morta ... read more