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John Purcell - The Booktopia Book GuruWelcome to the Booktopia Catalogue, our no-nonsense guide to all of the hottest titles being released next month.

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FOR COOKS IN A HURRY (ISN'T THAT ALL OF US?)

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by Jamie Oliver


15 Minute Meals is Jamie's simplest and most straightforward book yet. It pushes the concept of fast, everyday food to a new level, without compromising on flavour. It's designed to excite and inspire people to prepare a balanced, nutritional, no-nonsense meal every night of the week.

It covers everything from homely British dishes, to Mediterranean family staples as well as Thai, Chinese and Indian-inspired dishes. The layouts are simple and easy to follow, and the punchy titles will grab you as you flick through.

This is Jamie's most accessible book yet and is suitable for all ages and skill levels - once you start cooking this way, not only will you love it; you'll never look back.

'This is incredible food, cooked ridiculously quickly, and I've done all the thinking for you.' Jamie Oliver

'Simply brilliant cooking, and Jamie's recipes are a joy' Nigel Slater

'Jamie should be given the Victoria Cross' "The Times"

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FICTION 
BLOCKBUSTERS
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by Monica McInerney


Sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are those that matter most.

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 very 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 and life-affirming novel by the internationally bestselling author of Lola's Secret.

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THE TWELVE
by Justin Cronin
  A WEEK IN WINTER
by Maeve Binchy
  THE BONE BED
by Patricia Cornwell
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WINTER OF THE WORLD
by Ken Follett
  NYPD RED
by James Patterson
  THE TOMBS
by Clive Cussler
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CRIME




FIRST JAMES PATTERSON SET IN AUSTRALIA!



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PRIVATE OZ
by James Patterson


James Patterson's bestselling Private series sees the world's most exclusive detective agency open a new office - in Australia!

With the best detectives in the business, cutting edge technology and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like PRIVATE.

Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private throws open its doors . . .

Click here for more details or to order Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more.

Within days the agency's caseload is full: from a missing businessman whose latest scheme was a step too far; to a rock star terrified he's next in line for the infamous 'Club 27'.

But it is a horrific murder in the wealthy Eastern Suburbs and the desperate search for a motive that stretches the team to the limit. Stacy Friel, friend of the Deputy Commissioner of NSW Police, isn't the killer's first victim - and as the bodies mount up she's clearly not the last . . .

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UNNATURAL HABITS
by Kerry Greenwood
  THE BAT
by Jo Nesbo
  THE LIFE
by Martina Cole
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FICTION



TATIANA AND ALEXANDER SERIES : A PRELUDE


Click here for more details or to orderCHILDREN OF LIBERTY
by Paullina Simons


"Never forget where you came from."

At the turn of the century and the dawning of the modern world, Gina from Belpasso comes to Boston's Freedom Docks to find a new and better life, and meets Harry Barrington, who is searching for his.

The fates of the Barringtons and Attavianos become entwined, on a collision course between the old and new, between what is expected and what is desired, what is chosen and what is bestowed, what is given and what is taken away.

As America races headlong into the future, much will be lost and much will be gained for Gina and Harry, whose ill-fated love story will break your heart.

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THE HYDROGEN SONATA
by Iain M. Banks
  BEYOND THE HORIZON
by Peter Watt
  DOMINION
by C.J. Sansom
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AUSTRALIAN FICTION


BY THE AUTHOR OF JASPER JONES



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by Craig Silvey


Dear Sir/Ma'am,

Please find enclosed this AMBER AMULET. That must sound unusual to a citizen, but you will have to trust me on this count because the science is too detailed for me to outline here. All you need to know is that the AMBER AMULET will eliminate your unhappiness by counteracting it with POSITIVE ENERGY. This should see you straight. Fear not, you're in safe hands now.

Take care,

The Masked Avenger

Meet twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie, who patrols his suburban neighbourhood as the Masked Avenger - a superhero with powers so potent not even he can fully comprehend their extent.

Along with his sidekick, Richie the Powerbeagle, he protects the people of Franklin Street from chaos, mayhem, evil and low tyre pressure - but can he save them from sadness?

This perfect jewel of a book by the award-winning author of the 2009 Book of the Year Jasper Jones will hold all readers in its irresistible power.


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MONTEBELLO
by Robert Drewe
  BLACK SPRING
by Alison Croggon
  LOST VOICES
by Christopher Koch
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EROTIC FICTION

AUSTRALIAN AUTHORS!

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by Natasha Walker


The continuing adventures of Emma!

After a steamy affair with her young neighbour, Emma Benson flees to her friend Sally's beach house to recharge her emotional batteries. Her marriage to David has been going through a testing time, but now she's determined to be the wife he would like her to be.

If only it was that easy.

How do you tame a woman who's brimming with uninhibited sensual desires, a woman for whom pleasure is the ultimate goal in life?

Sally's beach house is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with a secret relationship Emma had thought had ended years before.

But then the arrival of David at the beach house reignites her fantasies - and offers her a temptation she can't help acting upon.

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by Indigo Bloome

Another thrilling erotic adventure from the author of Destined to Play.

Life was going well for psychologist Alexandra Blake.

Her career has taken off and she has been exploring her darkest sexual fantasies with her lover Jeremy Quinn. But her bliss is rudely interrupted when she is abducted in London, caught up in a dangerous struggle between unscrupulous corporations.

Her captors want her to help them with their sexual experiments - pushing the boundaries of convention in the search for a drug to stimulate the female libido. But at what cost?

How far will Alexandra be willing to go to satisfy her curiosity, both professional and personal?

What will she have to do to escape, and - more importantly - does she want to?

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YOUNG ADULT
BY THE AUTHOR OF LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI


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Book Three of the Lumatere Chronicles
by Melina Marchetta


There's a babe in my belly that whispers the valley, froi. I follow the whispers and come to the road . . .

Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi must travel through Charyn to search for Quintana, the mother of Charyn's unborn king, and protect her against those who will do anything to gain power.

But what happens when loyalty to family and country conflict?

When the forces marshalled in Charyn's war gather and threaten to involve the whole of the land, including Lumatere, only Froi can set things right, with the help of those he loves.

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HIDDEN
by Kristin Cast and P.C. Cast
  THE RAVEN BOYS
by Maggie Stiefvater
  THE CONVENT
by Maureen McCarthy
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CHILDREN



I'M NOT GOING TO MENTION CHRISTMAS... (OH, I JUST DID)

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by Christopher Cheng and Linsay Knight


In conjunction with the Powerhouse Museum comes this comprehensive guide to Australia's most innovative inventions as well as their amazing creators. Full of facts, photos and fun surprises for curious kids and grown-ups alike.

Imagine a world without wi-fi or clothes lines or lawnmowers or Vegemite or dual-flush toilets or even mousetraps.

Weird, huh?

These are just a few of the many inventions that have been created by clever Australians to solve some of life's difficult problems.

PROBLEM: How do you find clues that are invisible to the naked eye at a crime scene?

PROBLEM: How do you help a deaf person to hear everyday sounds?

PROBLEM: How do you access the internet without having to plug in your computer?

In Australia's Greatest Inventions and Innovations, you will find out about our nation's most ingenious inventions, their makers, and how to turn a bright idea into a useful creation.

Be inspired! 

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Click here for details or to orderTHE LEGO BOOK

Discover the wonders of the LEGO universe with The LEGO Book

Explore and celebrate the fascinating story of LEGO and its much-loved toys and games and find out all about their cult minifigures with this new edition of the incredible The LEGO Book.

From manufacturing wooden toys to blockbuster video games, go behind the scenes and discover fascinating facts and trivia about LEGO, one of the nation's best-loved companies. A fascinating timeline highlights key moments in LEGO history and special features spotlight groundbreaking achievements.

Fully updated following the huge success of The LEGO Book (first edition), with new pages of amazing LEGO facts and stats, The LEGO Book is a true treasure trove for LEGO fans of all ages.

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WHITE NINJA Click here for details or to order
by Tiffiny Hall

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Will Roxy reveal her true fighting spirit?

Roxy Ran is an ordinary thirteen-year-old girl who doesn't know anything about her ninja powers until a confrontation with the school bully unleashes them.

When new boy Jackson Axe introduces Roxy to the world of martial arts, she learns about the legend of the White Warrior and the powers that are trapped in the Tiger Scrolls. The White Warrior is hunted by both the ninja and samurai clans, and now Jackson and Roxy must find the Tiger Scrolls and unleash the powers of the White Warrior before the samurai do.

And in order to survive, Roxy must unleash her inner ninja.

"Dazzlingly different... a novel about transformation that has the power to transform every reader. Tiffiny Hall is the new voice in children′s fiction."
- John Marsden

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THE THIRD DOOR
by Emily Rodda
  ONE SHOT KILL
by Robert Muchamore
  ALL THE WRONG QUESTIONS
by Lemony Snicket
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THE LITTLE ONES

MAGICAL

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by Graeme Base


The wheat is ripe, but the harvester is broken and a plague of locusts is on the way. It looks as if Jim and his mother may lose the farm. But when Jim show kindness to a stranger, their fortunes are set to change in the most surprising way imaginable!

From the creator of the bestselling favourites Animalia, The Legend of The Golden Snail and The Jewel Fish of Karnak comes this inspiring and magical tale.

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GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT
by Mem Fox
  CHRISTMAS WOMBAT
by Jackie French
  GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU: POCKET POP-UP
by Sam McBratney
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HAIRY MACLARY FROM DONALDSONS DIARY
by Lynley Dodd
  RUDIE NUDIE
by Emma Quay
  THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A STAR!
by P. Crumble
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NON-FICTION
BIOGRAPHIES
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The Horse of a Lifetime
by Gerald Whateley


She has captured the heart of a nation like no sporting figure since the days of Phar Lap and Don Bradman. This is greatness the likes of which is rarely seen. This is a tale that will not weary. This is the authorised story of the horse that couldn't be beaten.

Written by acclaimed journalist and broadcaster Gerard Whateley, with a foreword by Peter Moody, Black Caviar documents the career of the racehorse who transcended the track to become an Australian icon.

It begins with the entrancing story of champion trainer Peter Moody, a self-made man bred in the remote outback of Queensland, who came to select and guide the fastest horse the world had ever seen. Under Moody's patient and masterful guidance, the hulking injury-prone filly matured into a champion, idolized by a devoted following more akin to a rock band than a racehorse.

Her gift is to defy the very nature of sport, making victory look both certain and effortless. But would her customary speed be enough to prevail at the most famous race track of all? At the climax of the tale, half a world away from her devoted nation and in front of the Queen, Black Caviar set out to conquer the world.

With her invincible run and marauding dominance, Black Caviar has returned racing to the glory days of more than half a century past and secured a reputation that will echo for as long as horses are sent out to race.

Order Black Caviar before 31st October to go in the draw to win this signed limited edition Black Caviar Photograph! A true collector's item!

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About The Black Caviar Photograph

•             Framed to Archive Standards

•             Limited Edition 300 units worldwide

•             Personally Signed by Jockey Luke Nolen and Trainer Peter Moody

•             Authenticated by A-Tag and protected by micro-chip

•             Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity

•             Officially licensed and endorsed by  Black Caviar's Connections

•             Please note image is conceptual and is subject to change

•             RRP $495.00

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PETE TOWNSHEND: WHO I AM
by Pete Townshend
  TOTAL RECALL
by Arnold Schwarzenegger
  WAGING HEAVY PEACE
by Neil Young
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THE TOP GEAR YEARS
by Jeremy Clarkson
  ROD: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Rod Stewart
  THE JOHN LENNON LETTERS
by John Lennon
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AUSTRALIAN STORIES
REMEMBERING BALI

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How an ordinary Australian girl survived the Bali bombings
by Nicole McLean


On 12 October 2002, the beautiful island of Bali was hit by the deadliest terrorist attack in its history. It claimed the lives of 202 people and left 240 others severely injured.

Nicole McLean was one of those 240. It was her first night in Bali, and Nicole and her friends decided to go to Paddy's Bar for a drink and a dance. Nicole was on the dance floor when the suicide bomber detonated. That night she was critically injured and was left fighting for her life. Despite being one of the first Australians to be evacuated back home by the RAAF, Nicole was to lose her right arm and spend weeks hovering between life and death.

This is her extraordinary story. Shown through Nicole's eyes and those closest to her as they watched the horror unfold before them, this is a gripping personal account of what happened that fateful night and Nicole's difficult yet incredible journey towards recovery, motherhood and marriage.

Ten years on and the scars from Bali have not faded. But while those left behind will never be forgotten, this book is a testament to the resilience and strength of human spirit of those that survived. It is a story about hope, second chances and never giving up.

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PETER BROCK
  THE LAUGHING CLOWNS
by William McInnes
  EXIT WOUNDS
by John Cantwell
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PETERO: MY STORY
by Petero Civoniceva
  SHANNON NOLL: SO FAR...
  POLITICS WITH PURPOSE
by Lindsay Tanner
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FOOD
BILL IS BACK

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by Bill Granger


Bill Granger has always championed a relaxed approach to good food. Bill cooks for his family every day and, when he gets home from work, he needs simple ideas to put delicious, healthy meals on the dinner table.

Easy offers 100 solutions, using pantry, fridge and fresh foods for stress-free cooking that fits readily around a busy day.

Easy is just that - a collection of simple, laidback recipes inspired by favourite everyday ingredients. From making a meal around one fabulous piece of cheese, to working wonders with a tin of beans; from livening up a pork chop, to creating dessert from apples in the fruit bowl, Bill offers 100 fantastically mid-week-achievable dishes.

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FRESH FOOD FAST
by Australian Women's Weekly
  AMALFI COAST RECIPES
by Amanda Tabberer
  WHAT KATIE ATE
by Katie Quinn Davies
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MIXED NON-FICTION
SIMPLY STYLISH

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Creating beautiful interiors with the things you collect
by Sibella Court


Sibella Court's wanderlust has made her one of the world's most sought-after stylists and creative directors. Much like her avian counterpart, the Australian bowerbird, Sibella is famous for creating interiors that entice and inspire from found objects, beloved mementos and upcycled furniture.

In Bowerbird, Sibella's new book of ideas and interiors, she shares her approach to achieving unique style, a firm believer that our own collections, imparting the memories they do, are a vital part of any home.

In this, her most personal book yet, Sibella showcases her love of collecting and her own collections. From shells to vintage hardware and to portraits of moustached men, this book of practical inspiration shows you how your belongings can be a centrepiece or subtle elements that reflect your space, your apartment, your house and your passions.

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BRAZIL
by Michael Palin
  VAGINA
by Naomi Wolf
  COUNTRY HOUSES OF TASMANIA
by Alice Bennett, Georgia Warner
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WILL J.K. TOPPLE E.L IN THE RACE FOR CHRISTMAS?
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by J.K. Rowling


When Barry Fair's brother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.


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