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Mother's Day: May 13th 2012
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MOTHER'S DAY
John Purcell - The Booktopia Book Guru There is no doubting the fact that your mum has loved all of the presents you have ever given her. She's a mum, she has to, she's governed by the strict laws of love.

Yep, she loved the pair of mop slippers you gave her last year. She did. She loved the new ironing board cover, too. And the rock cakes you made which actually contained rocks.

You're her child. Nothing can change that - not age, smell or absence. But this year, and this is just an idea, why don't you give her something good. I mean to say, something worth receiving... No, I put that wrong. Look, what I'm trying to say is, buy her a book. You can't go wrong with a book. 

To make it easy for you we have divided our Mother's Day catalogue into four categories, At Home, Her Family, The Outside World and Her Imagination. Below you'll find some examples but for the full list you will need to click here.

Kind Regards

John Purcell
The Booktopia Book Guru
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By Zo
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Buy Amazing Face for your mum before 30th May 2012 to go into the draw to win a Revlon make-up pack worth $350 - Pack includes Nuevo Foundation, Grow Luscious Mascara, Nail Polish, Lipstick, Powder Blush  Colour Stay Eye Shadow Set, Just Bitten Lipstain + Bain, Lip Gloss and more...

About Amazing Face: Sometimes a lady just needs to know how to do the definitive smoky eye, or how to choose the perfect shade of lipstick or eye shadow. And there's no reason she shouldn't know which foundation or moisturiser is best for her, either.

All the answers are here, in this top-to-toe beauty extravaganza. Former Cosmopolitan and Harper's BAZAAR beauty director Zoë Foster suggests makeup colours and brands for every occasion, skin care routines and products for every age, and step-by-step instructions for winged eyeliner, sensational red lips, foolproof tanning, simple updos, sexy-second-day hair, and much, much more . . . The Revlon Collection

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AT HOME
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By Rhonda Hetzel


'I was pulled into simple living before I knew what it was. It crept up on me using the smallest of steps and didn't reveal its true beauty and real power until I was totally hooked. I was searching for a way to live well while spending very little money. What I found was a way of life that also gave me independence, opportunity and freedom.'

Rhonda Hetzel gently encourages readers to find the pleasure and meaning in a simpler life, sharing all the practical information she has gathered on her own journey. Whether you want to learn how to grow tomatoes, bake bread, make your own soap and preserve fruit, or just be inspired to slow down and live more sustainably, Down to Earth will be your guide.

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THE SWEET LIFE by Kate Bracks
  HOW TO DECORATE by Shannon Fricke
  MARGARET FULTON BAKING by Margaret Fulton
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This mouthwatering array of inspired dessert recipes includes favourites such as Apple Pie, Chocolate Cake and Strawberry Mousse as well as fresh new ideas, such as Kate's Chocolate, Date and Hazelnut Torte, Raspberry and Pistachio Frozen Nougat and Vincotto Figs with Caramelised Walnuts and more...

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The Sweet Life

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How to Decorate is a gorgeous, practical, down-to-earth guide to decorating your home from start to finish - with love, attention and style. Layer by creative layer, stylist, decorator and homewares designer Shannon Fricke takes us through her decorating workshop in a book, explaining how to find  more...

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How To Decorate

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Margaret Fulton Baking belongs in every kitchen. The recipes are triple-tested so will work brilliantly every time and are easy to follow, making them ideal for beginner cooks. From Australia's best known and most loved cookery writer comes this collection of essential baking recipes from a lifetime of cooking. Recipes include sweet classics such as Pavlova, Bread and more...

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HER IMAGINATION
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By Fleur McDonald


When Anna and Matt finally buy their dream farm, their struggles aren't quite over. First it's patchy rain and poor crops, then Matt has an accident ... and even when the heavens finally open all might yet be lost. An exciting new novel full of romance and mystery from the author of the bestselling Red Dust and Blue Skies.

Anna and Matt Butler were childhood sweethearts with a dream of owning their own land, a dream they achieved through hard work and determination.

But as the seasons conspire against them and Matt is involved in a terrible accident, the couple face financial ruin and the loss of their farm.

As they fight for everything they hold dear, they suddenly find themselves caught up in events much bigger and more dangerous than they could ever have imagined.

Purple Roads is a story about maintaining faith in yourself, staying true to your ideals and, most of all, the belief that some things are worth fighting for.

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
by M.L. Stedman
  CLOUDSTREET
by Tim Winton
  STAY CLOSE
by Harlan Coben
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This is a story of right and wrong, and how sometimes they look the same...
1926. Tom Sherbourne is a young lighthouse keeper on a remote island off Western Australia. The only inhabitants of Janus Rock, he and his wife Isabel live a quiet life, cocooned from the rest of the world. One April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a more...

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The Light Between The Oceans

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This is a very special celebratory edition of this quintessential modern Australian classic.

A collector's piece, each copy of this limited edition numbered, slip-cased, section-sewn hardback is personally signed by Tim Winton.

The production values on this beautiful edition are exceptionally high. The book is printed on pristine paper in three-tone text with silver end-papers and pearlescent jacket and slipcase papers, with spot gloss on the box itself to give an enamelled look. The printing on the spine is in gold foil.

This is edition is both for collectors and investors. more...

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Harlan Coben is back with his trademark combination of page-turning thrills and unrivaled insight into the dark shadows that creep into even the happiest communities...
Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Now she's got two kids, a perfect husband, a picket fence and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at more...

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HER FAMILY
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By Candida Baker
 

Candida Baker grew up in a colourful family, with an actor father and costume designer mother. Her parents' complex, and at times chaotic, lives made for a challenging environment, and from an early age Candida understood the importance of friends, finding comfort and support from many close friendships with women and from ongoing loving relationships with all her sisters.

In The Wisdom of Women , Candida celebrates all the wisdom and nurturing supportive female friends, family, mentors, and even strangers, can bring to our lives. With great deftness she weaves the tapestry of her life around the experiences of other women, who freely share their stories of kindness, laughter, betrayal and loss.

This book positively sparkles with womanly warmth and humour.

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HOW TEA COSIES CHANGED THE WORLD
by Loani Prior
  HANDWRITTEN NOTES TO MY GRANDMOTHER
by Hardie Grant
  SELF POWER
by Deepak Chopra
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Be drawn into a world of creative passion with the vibrant designs featured in How Tea Cosies Changed the World, Loani Prior's follow-up to REALLY Wild Tea Cosies. Loani's outrageous imagination has produced 24 new designs that transform the conventional tea cosy into a knitted piece of art. It's not just about tea cosies though: use the easy-to-follow instructions and try your hand at Loani's knitted purse, or expand more...

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How Tea Cosies Changed The World

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Beautifully presented with hardback covers and deckled-edge pages, the Handwritten Notes series is a delightful keepsake, and will make a unique and heartfelt gift for the ones you love. Illustrated with original artwork and photography, and an eloquent match of sentiment and design, Handwritten Notes have a highly creative and 'feel good' interpretation of human relationships, making them timeless treasures more...

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From the man who has inspired millions of people to transform their lives and create their heart's desire comes his latest book on seeking and embracing the power source within. Deepak Chopra has made clear his conviction that it is within the potential of every human being to live an enriching, self-aware, magnificent life. But to reach that state of empowerment is a difficult task, calling for courage, will power and more...

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Self Power

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THE OUTSIDE WORLD
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by Rachael McKenna


At once touching, ethereal and warm, Rachael McKenna's unique viewpoint has made her one of the most successful animal photographers in the world today. When she recently embarked on a new life in France, it was inevitable that she would turn her insatiable photographer's lens to capturing the unexplored world around her. Rachael's intense feeling for her subject matter positively radiates from her images, delivering a book which is a joyful and uplifting visual tapestry, bound together in an exquisite padded hardcover format. Rachael's beautiful images are accompanied by her own narrative, making this a heartfelt personal record of her journey of discovery.


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GROW FRUIT/GROW VEGETABLE PACK
  WELCOME TO THE OUTBACK
by Sue Williams
  A NATURAL WOMAN by Carole King
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Few things are better for our health than regular, plentiful portions of fresh fruit. And few things taste more delicious than fruit picked straight from the tree or bush and eaten when perfectly ripe, perhaps still warm from the sun. This is fruit the way nature intended, not fruit that has been flown in from hundreds or thousands of miles away or stored in climate-controlled warehouses before being more...

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Grow Fruit/Grow Vegetable

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'The Outback isn't a place on a map; it's a place in your heart. It's an attitude, how you treat people, a way of behaving. It's your belief system, and how a whole nation of Australians often long for a time when life was simpler, less complicated, more genuine . . . '
Sue Williams has long been more...

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The long-awaited memoir from one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents. She created the soundtrack of our lives... At last, she shares hers.
A memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter chronicling her story from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents, to her present day as a leading performer and activist.
From her marriage to more...

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A Natural Woman

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