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FICTION 

BLOCKBUSTER

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by
Max Barry

Two years ago, something terrible was unleashed in an Australian mining town called Broken Hill. Thousands died.

Few people know what really happened.

Emily Ruff is one of them. She belongs to an elite organisation of 'poets': masters of manipulation who use language to warp others to their will. She was one of their most promising recruits until she made a catastrophic mistake: she fell in love.

Wil Parke knows the truth too, only he doesn't remember it. And he doesn't know why he's immune to the poets' powers. But he knows he needs to run.

As their stories converge, the past is revealed, and the race is on for a deadly weapon: a word.

Because the poets know that words can kill...

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by
James Patterson

A newlywed couple steps into the sauna in their deluxe honeymoon suite - and never steps out again. When another couple is killed while boarding their honeymoon flight to Rome, it becomes clear that someone is targeting honeymooners, and it's anyone's guess which happy couple is next on the list.

FBI Agent John O'Hara is deep into the case, trying to figure out who this deranged killer is. At the same time, Special Agent Sarah Brubaker is hunting another ingenious serial killer, whose victims all have one chilling thing in common.

As wedding hysteria rises to a frightening new level, John and Sarah work ever more closely together in a frantic attempt to decipher the logic behind two rampages.

 
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MACRIEVE
by Kresley Cole
  THINGS WE NEVER SAY
by Sheila O'Flanagan
  AFFLICTION
by Laurell K. Hamilton
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AUSTRALIAN FICTION

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by
Inga Simpson

John Purcell: The book which comes to mind on having finished Inga Simpson's Mr Wigg is Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. They share nothing much in common; Mr Wigg is set in country Australia in 1970, is about a man at the end of his long life and the most contentious issue touched on is the sacking of Bill Lawry as captain of the Australian Cricket team. But even so, that warm feeling which comes from having read something which has strengthened or even reawakened our sense of what is right and good about the world overwhelmed me on closing the book. And also, I suspect, though it isn't actually true of Mr Wigg , both stories are from the point of view of the child.

I know nothing of Inga Simpson, and I may easily have been tricked by her wonderful art, but I think this book is in some way an account of someone, and somewhere, she loved while a young person. Whatever its genesis, Mr Wigg is beautiful. A strange word to use, I know, but it is what it is. Five Stars.
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CURRAWONG CREEK
by Jennifer Scoullar

THE PAGODA TREE
by Claire Scobie
Brisbane lawyer Clare Mitchell has a structured, orderly life. That is, until she finds herself the unlikely guardian of a small, troubled boy. In desperation, Clare takes Jack to stay at Currawong Creek, her grandfather's horse stud in the foothills of the beautiful Bunya Mountains.

Here life moves at a different pace, and for Clare it feels like coming home. Her grandad adores having them there. Jack loves the animals. And Clare finds herself falling hard for more...


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Tanjore, 1765. Maya plays among the towering granite temples of this ancient city in the heart of southern India. Like her mother before her, she is destined to become a devadasi, a dancer for the temple. She is instructed in dance, the mystical arts and lovemaking. It is expected she will be chosen as a courtesan for the prince himself.

But as Maya comes of age, India is on the cusp of change and British dominance has risen to new heights. The prince is more...

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CRIME

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by
Karin Slaughter

Special Agent Will Trent has something to hide. Something he doesn't want Dr Sara Linton - the woman he loves - to find out.

He's gone undercover in Macon, Georgia and put his life at risk. And he knows Sara will never forgive him if she discovers the truth.

But when a young Macon patrolman is shot and left for dead Sara is forced to confront the past and a woman she hoped never to see again. And without even knowing it, she becomes involved in the same case Will is working on.

Soon both of their lives are in danger.
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BLOOD WITNESS
by Alex Hammond
  WAITING FOR WEDNESDAY
by Nicci French
  THE FIRE WITNESS
by Lars Kepler
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NO MAN'S NIGHTINGALE
by Ruth Rendell
  THE SHADOW TRACER
by Meg Gardiner
  LIGHT OF THE WORLD
by James Lee Burke
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CHICK LIT
THE STATE WE'RE IN
by Adele Parks

THE SON-IN-LAW
by Charity Norman
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What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way.

She's a life-long optimist, looking for her soul mate in every man she meets; he's a resolute cynic - cruel experience has taught him never to put his faith in more...

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For three years Joseph Scott has been haunted by one moment-the moment that changed his life forever. Now he is starting over, and he wants his family back more than anything.

This is the story of Joseph and his wife, Zoe; of their children, Scarlet, Theo and Ben, for whom nothing will be the same; and of Zoe's parents, who can't more...

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EROTICA
A PASSION FOR HIM
by Sylvia Day

PASSION FOR THE GAME
by Sylvia Day
A tale of heartbreak, forbidden love and true desire in Georgian England.

Miss Amelia Benbridge and the Earl of Ware are the most anticipated match of the Season. But Amelia's love will always belong to her childhood sweetheart, the gypsy Colin - who died tragically. She knows she'll never feel such passion again.

But when a brooding stranger at a masquerade offers a single, sensual more...

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A tale of deception, lust and deadly desire in Georgian England.

Maria, Lady Winter, is coerced into using her searing beauty and siren body to find out why dangerous pirate Christopher St. John has been let out of jail. But pirate St. John's only chance of avoiding the hangman is to use his renowned seduction skills to melt Lady Winter's icy heart - to discover her secrets.

Entangled in a twisted game of more...


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FANTASY/SCI-FI

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by
Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture.

Mankind is shaping The Long Earth - but in turn The Long Earth is shaping mankind ... A new 'America', called Valhalla, is emerging more than a million steps from Datum Earth, with core American values restated in the plentiful environment of The Long Earth - and Valhalla is growing restless under the control of the Datum government...

Meanwhile The Long Earth is suffused by the song of the trolls, graceful hive-mind humanoids. But the trolls are beginning to react to humanity's thoughtless exploitation ... Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a gathering multiple crisis that threatens to plunge The Long Earth into a war unlike any mankind has waged before.

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TIME OF CONTEMPT by Andrzej Sapkowski
  BLOOD SONG
by Dr. Anthony Ryan
  COLD STEEL
by Kate Elliot
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HISTORICAL FICTION
THE WALLS OF BYZANTIUM
by James Heneage

THE WAYS OF THE WORLD
by Robert Goddard
This remarkable, sweeping historical novel, rich in story and character, is shaped by the quest for a hidden treasure, rumoured to bequeath riches beyond belief and guarded by successive generations of famed warriors.

Fifteenth-century Europe: a time of warring states and ruthless growing empires, divided churches and dynamic traders. In the midst of growing unrest, rivals battle for this treasure, each desperate to secure its power for their own nations.

But no-one can discover its whereabouts; nor even knows if it is still in the possession of those born to more...

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1919. The eyes of the world are on the city of Paris where diplomats, politicians, spies and opportunists have gathered to discuss the fate of Germany in the aftermath of the cataclysm that was the First World War. In such circumstances, the last thing the British diplomatic community need is the untimely death of one of their delegation. So when Sir Henry Maxted falls from the roof of his mistress' apartment block in mysterious circumstances, their first instinct is to sanitize any unexplained aspects to his death.

But his son ex Royal Flying Corps ace, James 'Max' Maxted, has other more...


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THRILLER

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by
Greg Barron

Intelligence officer Marika Hartmann captures an extremist foot-soldier guilty of a massacre of school children and aid workers in Southern Somalia. Renditioned to a CIA 'black site' in Djibouti, the prisoner hints at a terror plot in the making.

Marika and ex-Special Forces colleague PJ Johnson team up to investigate, uncovering a cold-blooded conspiracy that will decimate the cities of the West.

From the refugee camps of East Africa to the azure waters off the Iranian coast, the marshes of Iraq to Syria's parched eastern desert, Savage Tide is a manhunt, a quest for truth, and a desperate search for the legacy of a cruel regime bent on dominating the world.
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CON LAW
by Mark Gimenez
  STRANDED
by Alex Kava
  BLOOD TRUST
by Eric Van Lustbader
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NEW ADULT

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by
Abbi Glines

When Blaire Wynn's mother passed away, Blaire's life changed in an instant. Having cared for her sick mother for the last three years, suddenly Blaire has to leave the small farmhouse in Alabama they shared, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast.

But what she isn't prepared for is the lifestyle change that comes with the move, and she knows she'll never fit into the new world of luxury and extravagance that suddenly surrounds her. Even worse, her father has run off to Paris for the summer with his wife, leaving her stranded with Rush, her new stepbrother, who's irritating, arrogant and... seriously sexy.

Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous; his famous father's guilt money, his mother's desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no. Blaire knows he is anything but good for her, but somehow she can't fight the attraction she's feeling, especially when she starts to think the attraction might be mutual... Rush is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that Blaire just may have fallen too far.

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FOR THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNG AT HEART

BABIES

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by
Danny Parker

It is the first thing he puts on each morning. It gives him the courage to deal with all kinds of tricky situations, such as getting out of bed, sliding off a chair, and riding his bike.

But sometimes someone else's trouble can be greater than your own, and this is what Toby discovers one day. This powerful and fantastical story about a fearful child finding his independence is from the author and illustrator of Tree: A little story about big things.


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by Oliver Jeffers


Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!

Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other.

The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?

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by
Julia Donaldson

Will anything wake Lydia Lou?

A little ghost tries to give Lydia Lou a scare... but he can't even wake her up. So he fetches his noisy animal friends to help:

Mew! Moo! Too-whit too-whoo!

Wake up do, Lydia Lou!

Will anything ever wake her?

A gentle and playful bedtime read from the author of The Gruffalo, full of fun sounds which children will love to join in with time and time again.

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by Martha Mumford


It's chaos at the Royal Palace the Royal Baby just won't go to sleep. Waaaaah! Waaaaah! Waaaaah! The Royal Family has tried everything to pacify the little bundle of joy from proferring the golden royal dummy to death- defying parachute jumps with the Queen. But, just when the little one seems to be settling, another disturbance is just around the corner.

From yip-yapping corgis to marching guards and noisy party planning, the palace is awash with noise. Will it ever be peaceful enough to lull the baby off to sleep? A laugh-out-loud celebration of the new addition to the Royal Family, guaranteed to raise a few giggles.

 
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COZY CLASSICS: LES MISERABLES
by Jack Wang, Holman Wang

COZY CLASSICS: WAR AND PEACE
by Jack Wang, Holman Wang
The world's best loved stories are made adorably cuddly in this new board book series from Simply Read. Created by Jack and Holman Wang, this series distils great works of literature into just 12 child-friendly words. Each word is accompanied by 12 stunning images of needle-felted characters.

Les Miserables is Victor Hugo's sweeping French saga about one man's search for redemption in a world of hardship in misery. Now this famous classic can be shared with younger children. Cozy Classics is nothing short of a whole new genre in children's book illustration.

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Cozy Classics is the popular board book series that distils great works of literature into 12 child-friendly words. Accompanied by 12 stunning images of needle-felted characters, the gorgeous craftsmanship will appeal to children and adults alike.

War and Peace is Leo Tolstoy's epic masterpiece about love and friendship in aristocratic Russia during the country's struggle against Napoleon. Often considered one of the greatest (and longest!) novels of all time, this classic can now be shared with younger children.



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ALFIE'S SEARCH FOR DESTINY
by David Hardy
  TO GET TO ME
by Eleanor Kerr
  THE PET PROJECT
by Lisa Wheeler
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AUTHOR OF CHASING THE VALLEY

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CHILDREN

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by Andy Griffiths


When Ted's dog Fred bites Ed on the head, Ed sees red!

A tale of fast cars, spills and thrills, and a whale called Ned.

A rhyming story of mischief and mayhem that will delight everyone, especially beginner readers, accompanied by Terry Denton's energetically comic illustrations.

This story first appeared in The Cat on the Mat is Flat, which featured a collection of short stories. The original black and white illustrations are now in colour, and the story has been redesigned in a larger format.

Suitable for ages 3 - 103

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Andy G and Terry D are being chased by an evil bee.

Thank goodness for the tea-lady and her bravery.

A rhyming story of mischief and mayhem that will delight everyone, especially beginner readers, accompanied by Terry Denton's energetically comic illustrations.

This story first appeared in The Cat on the Mat is Flat, which featured a collection of short stories. The original black and white illustrations are now in colour, and the story has been redesigned in a larger format.

Suitable for ages 3 - 103

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ARKY STEEL
GUARDIAN OF THE TOMB
by Eleanor Coombe

THE CURSED CITY
by Eleanor Coombe
In Guardian Of The Tomb, Arky accompanies his dad on a mission to Mongolia to find the lost treasure of one of the world s most infamous despots, Genghis Khan. But they are not alone: a band of criminals is determined to thwart Arky at every turn.


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In The Cursed City, Arky and his friend Bear join an expedition to find a mythical lost city that holds a priceless treasure.

But not everyone on the expedition is on their side ...



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ANDY ROID
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Felice Arena

When you're half boy, half machine, it's hard not to be a hero.

Andy's just a regular kid with a normal, everyday life. Or is he? Why is a sinister scientist out to kidnap him? And who are his parents really? He's about to find out, but this superhuman secret will change everything!





 
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ANDY ROID AND THE UNEXPECTED MISSION
by Felice Arena

ANDY ROID AND THE TRACKS OF DEATH
by Felice Arena
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It's official - Andy's joining the secret service. But when he's sent on a job halfway through his training, is he up to the challenge? With no back-up and no experience, this life-or-death mission will be the ultimate test!



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Andy and Judd are undercover in Switzerland. Their mission is to find the headquarters of the evil Blaireau Corporation, but why is Judd so freaked out? One thing's for sure, Andy's upgraded powers and hardware are certainly going to get a workout!
 

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CHASING THE VALLEY
by Skye Melki-Wegner
  FRIENDS FOREVER
  THE BIG DRY
by Tony Davis
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OUR AUSTRALIAN GIRL SERIES
LINA AT THE GAMES
by Sally Rippin

SCHOOL DAYS FOR RUBY
by Penny Matthews
It's 1956 and the Melbourne Olympic Games have finally arrived! The whole city is buzzing with excitement and Lina can't wait to go along as a reporter for the school magazine.

Now is her chance to prove to everyone that she's a real writer, and nothing could be more important - until Lina makes a new friend, who changes the way she sees the world...Follow Lina on her adventure in the third of four exciting books about a passionate girl finding a place to belong. 


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Ruby is finally settling into life at her school in the country. But when a desperately poor family moves to the area no one wants to be friends with them.

Ruby will have to choose sides, and she has already made an enemy at school - Doris Spinks.

Will she do what she knows is right? And what does Doris know about Ruby's beloved dad?




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YOUNG ADULT
RAVEN FLIGHTS
by Juliet Marillier

KILL THE MUSIC
by Nansi Kunze
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Neryn thought she had lost everything and could trust no one, not even her mysterious companion, Flint. But when she finds refuge at the rebel base of Shadowfell and discovers her canny gift as a Caller, she feels the first stirrings of hope.

Now she faces a perilous journey with the rebel Tali and the Good Folk, who shadow her steps. She must find the three Guardians who can teach her how to use her unwieldy gift - one that it is more...

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If everyone loves the world's hottest band, who's trying to destroy them?

Most people would love to be Lorna Powell, travelling the globe with her brother and his mega-famous band. Then again, most people don't realise just how annoying four handsome rock stars can be.

A new home and a new school seem like the start of a normal life - until Lorna overhears a chilling more...

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NON-FICTION 

AUSTRALIAN STORIES

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DOWNFALL
by Aaron Patrick


In 2007 Australian Labor was one of the most successful centre left political parties in the world. Freshly triumphant from a federal election, it controlled states across Australia. Labor's frontbench was full of young, smart and progressive activists. Their leader's personal popularity rating was sky high. They had inherited a booming economy and the promise of a bright future.
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Six years later, the party is in a death spiral, facing humiliating defeat in the forthcoming election. Observers across the country are asking: how did it come to this?

Commentators have pointed to the leadership struggle, to the lack of coherent policies, to an over-reliance on polls. All of that is true but Labor's biggest problem is one that no-one wants to talk about - ethics. As Labor Party figures front up to corruption hearings, as revelations of deals for mates and misuse of funds come to light, as tales of faceless men exercising power for all the wrong reasons emerge, Labor's brand is indisputably tarnished.


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by
Saroo Brierley

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines.

Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pour over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for.

Then he set off on a journey to find his mother.

A Long Way Home is a moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit - hope.

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GEORGE CLOONEY'S HAIRCUT AND OTHER CRIES OF HELP
by Richard Glover

UNSUNG HEROES
by Michael Winkler
Richard Glover's deeply skewed stories of everyday life are heard each week on ABC radio's 'Thank God It's Friday'. He creates a world which is both weird and wry--a world in which Henry VIII provides marriage advice, JD Salinger celebrates tap-water and naked French women bring forth a medical miracle. It's also a world in which shampoo is eschewed, the second-rate is praised and George Clooney's haircut can help save a relationship.

Bizarre yet commonplace, funny yet more...

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These one hundred and fifty true stories give voices to the many men and women who played a part in establishing Australia's pioneering spirit - those who mostly didn't make it into the history books.

Drawn from the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame 'Unsung Heroes' database, we meet the bush folk who drove the trains, baked the bread, taught the children, provided entertainment, shod the horses, tended the sick, mended the roads and enforced the law. They sit alongside the more...

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FROMELLES
by Tim Lycett
  UNHOLY TRINITY
by Denis Ryan, Peter Hoysted
  FORGOTTEN WAR
by Henry Reynolds
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ACCOUNTING

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by
Heather Smith

Need to get the most out of the world's simplest accounting software? Easy.

Xero has revolutionised the world of accounting software. Completely cloud-based, it lets small business owners monitor their finances in real time and promises to reduce the need for endless back-ups, data entry and software upgrades.

Xero For Dummies gives readers a user-friendly, in-depth understanding of how the software works and shows them how to use it efficiently, effectively, and strategically. This plain-English guide leads readers through the basics of setting up an accounting system to detailed operations, letting users maximise revenue, profits, and cash flow. Xero For Dummies offers in-depth guidance on such topics as switching over from another accounting software, setting up customers and suppliers, payroll, dealing with multi-currency transactions, using Xero's dashboards and robust reporting capabilities, and more.

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When it comes to balancing the books, small business owners and entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. Xero For Dummies is the quick and easy way to master the world's simplest accounting software.
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IN THE NEWS
SHAMED
by Sarbjit Kaur Athwal

THE TRIAL OF POPE BENEDICT
by Daniel Gawthrop
The courageous and inspiring story of Sarbjit Kaur Athwal, who bravely fought for justice - risking her own life - after her sister-in-law, Surjit, was murdered in an honour killing by her husband's family.

In 1998, Sarbjit Athwal was called by her husband to attend a family meeting. It looked like just another family gathering. An attractive house in west London, a large dining room, two brothers, their mother, one wife. But the subject they were discussing was anything but more...


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In February 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign.

In doing so, Joseph Ratzinger, the man who became Benedict, also relinquished a controversial religious career in which he was largely responsible for the Catholic Church's prodigious troubles: his scorched-earth assault on modernity and the world of ideas destroyed any hope of progress in the Church while leaving a trail of shattered more...


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HEALTH

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by
Angela Dowden

5 feasts, 2 fasts - live long, feel great, lose weight!

The 5:2 lifestyle diet allows you to change your life for the better by dieting just 2 days a week. You will live longer, lose weight and feel great by reducing your calorie intake for just 2 days a week. The rest of the week you can eat normally, eat out and even have treats.

But what to eat on a fasting day? Bored with omelette and ham salad? Want something quick and easy but don't know what? Look no further: with over 100 calorie-counted recipes specially designed for fasting, it couldn't be easier to put the 5:2 diet into practice.

All the recipes are quick and easy to make and taste delicious, so fasting need not be a chore. Includes: 100 calorie-counted recipes, 1 month meal planner, calorie counter, 50 ideas for 100-calorie snacks, 50 ideas for 50-calorie snacks, 50 ideas for guilt-free snacks, plus tips and techniques on mastering portion control, good nutrition, and keeping it up for life.

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SPORT

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Ian Collis, Alan Whiticker

The Dragons were on fire for more than a decade, regularly turning in remarkable performances and producing legends of the sport such as Ken Kearney, Norm Provan, Reg Gasnier, John Raper, John King, Ian Walsh, Graeme Langlands and Billy Smith.

With a foreword by Norm 'Sticks' Provan, St George: Eleven Golden Years of the Dragons is a game-by-game, year-by-year celebration of the most impressive winning streak in league history, featuring rare photographs, behind-the-scenes revelations and comprehensive stats. It is a must for every Saints' fan, or any league follower who wants to know more about the game's colourful and fascinating past.

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TOUR DE FRANCE

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Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Geoffrey Wheatcroft's hugely entertaining and well researched history of the Tour de France is already established as the definitive account of cycling's greatest event. Since the book was last published in 2007, much has changed. Bradley Wiggins' historic victory in 2012 - the first Briton ever to secure the yellow jersey - brought him a knighthood and garnered more interest in the race than ever before.

Yet the months after were dominated by an even bigger story, as Tour legend and seven-time winner Lance Armstrong was stripped of his titles and confessed on Oprah to doping in each of his victories. Suddenly, everything that we thought we knew had happened was no longer true.

In this new and comprehensively revised edition of the book, Wheatcroft not only brings his story of the Tour fully up to date to mark the race's 100th running in 2013, he also reflects on the changes brought about by the scandals that have rocked the sport to its core. Yet for all the controversies of modern times, he vividly captures the essential glory and romance of the heroes who battle to conquer one of sport's greatest challenges.

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LEGO

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Warren Elsmore

Brick City is a celebration of the world's favourite buildings and urban icons, recreated solely using LEGO bricks.

While to many, LEGO bricks are 'just a toy,' to an ever-growing army of fans they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. These fans, calling themselves 'AFOLs' or Adult Fans of LEGO have taken it upon themselves to recreate local landmarks using just the bricks that you find at a local store.

LEGO models created by adult fans though, don't resemble those that many people created as a child. Created by masters of their medium, these fabulously detailed models may contain thousands of pieces - or perhaps just a handful. Either way, the talented artists have an intimate knowledge of every piece and colour available; skilfully choosing the ideal piece to recreate a well-known landmark. Sometimes creating a model indistinguishable from the real thing, or evoking the spirit of a building in just a few small pieces.

In fact, landmarks and cityscapes - from the New York skyline to the Sagrada Familia, London's St. Pancras, and the amazing towers of Beijing and Hong Kong - have long been a source of inspiration for LEGO builders. In this book, Warren Elsmore takes us on a world tour and explores more than 12 global cities and their iconic structures. Each city is examined and recreated in LEGO form. Comprising amazing artwork, exploratory photographs, and detailed breakdowns, Brick City looks at the essence of what makes an urban landscape recognisable.

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