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August 2013 | Pre-Order Catalogue
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John Purcell - The Booktopia Book Guru
August is the month the publishers break from the blocks in the hundred metre dash towards Christmas. All the biggest names in books hit the shelves one after another whipping readers into a frenzied whirl. Well, we're here to help. Look to Booktopia over the next few months because we'll bring order from chaos by delivering up the best of the best for you to peruse at your leisure. Starting with this, the August Catalogue.

A taste for lovers of Non-Fiction: Cooking with Bill Granger, current affairs with Killing Fairfax, great memoirs from Craig Bellamy, and Shane 'Kenny' Jacobson and more...

For the Kids: New Paul Jennings, Belinda Murrell is back with more Lulu Bell, keep the kids busy for hours with Ripley's Believe It Or Not! and more...
 
A selection of the great Fiction available: Lit lovers can't wait to get their hands of the new Cormac McCarthy, our Romance fans are screaming out for the new Anna Campbell, we'll have signed copies of the new Michael Robotham, the queen of historical fiction, Philippa Gregory returns and more...

Remember: Every title listed is a pre-order and on every title you'll save 20% or more.

Pre-order now, then forget you have, and later you'll get a lovely surprise delivered to your door!

Happy shopping.

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John Purcell
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P.S. When you buy 'in stock' titles and place pre-orders in the same order Booktopia will ship the 'in stock' titles right away. We want you to get your books as soon as they become available. We are happy to send multiple packages, when necessary, at no extra cost to you to ensure this happens.
FICTION 

BLOCKBUSTERS

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THE WHITE PRINCESS
by Philippa Gregory


The haunting story of the mother of the Tudors, Elizabeth of York, wife to Henry VII. Beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville - the White Queen - the young princess Elizabeth faces a conflict of loyalties between the red rose and the white. Forced into marriage with Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to the House of York, and choose between her mother's rebellion and her husband's tyranny. Then she has to meet the Pretender, whose claim denies the House of Tudor itself.


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by Michael Robotham


John: Last year the well-deserved success of Michael Robotham's bestselling crime thriller, Say You're Sorry propelled him into the upper echelons of Australian publishing. He is now the undisputed king of Australian crime writing.

And we expect even bigger things of him this year. Proof copies of his new book, Watching You, went out to booksellers recently and there is already a buzz about it.

But best of all we have convinced Michael to visit Booktopia to sign copies of Watching You before publication so that everyone who pre-orders right now, will get themselves a copy signed by the man himself.

Blurb: Joe O'Loughlin is back with a pulse-stopping new case.

Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye - and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin.

Joe is concerned by Marnie's reluctance to talk about the past, but then she discovers a book packed with pictures, interviews with friends, former teachers, old flames and workmates Daniel was preparing for Marnie's birthday. It was supposed to be a celebration of her life. But it's not the story anyone was expecting...

 
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FIRST SIGHT
by Danielle Steel
  MISTRESS
by James Patterson
  LOSS OF INNOCENCE
by Richard North Patterson
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CRIME

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by Peter Robinson


A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with 5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home. Since being dismissed from his job for sexual misconduct four years previously, he has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence in this isolated spot. The suspects range from several individuals at the college where he used to teach to a woman who knew the victim back in the early '70s at Essex University, then a hotbed of political activism. When Banks receives a warning to step away from the case, he realises there is much more to the mystery than meets the eye - for there are plenty more skeletons to come out of the closet...
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I AM PILGRIM
by Terry Hayes

DRIVE BY
by Michael Duffy
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Can you commit the perfect crime?

Pilgrim is the codename for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation.

But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help more...

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John Habib is the mechanic son of a Muslim Lebanese-Australian crime family in Sydney's Western suburbs. His oldest brother is in a maximum security prison, his middle brother is becoming increasingly fundamentalist, and his younger brother Rafi is on trial for a murder he swears he didn't commit. John has no reason to disbelieve Rafi but there are things going on in the family that he just doesn't understand. Why has his brother taken control of the family away from more...

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PREDATOR
by Faye Kellerman
  DEATH ANGEL
by Linda Fairstein
  PRAY FOR THE DYING
by Quintin Jardine
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I CAN SEE IN THE DARK
by Karin Fossum
  DEATH OF THE DEMON
by Anne Holt
  IT HAPPENS IN THE DARK
by Carol O'Connell
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THRILLER
MASTERS OF WAR
by Chris Ryan
  THE CORPORAL'S WIFE
by Gerald Seymour
  THE ENGLISH GIRL
by Daniel Silva
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COMBUSTION
by Steve Worland
  SILKEN PREY
by John Sandford
  SIDNEY SHELDON'S THE TIDES OF MEMORY
by Tilly Bagshawe
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ROMANCE

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by Anna Campbell


Sir Richard Harmsworth might be a darling of society, but nothing can erase the stain of his bastardy. Richard's cool stare, indolent manner and insolent humor hide deep-seated feelings of unworthiness. He vowed young that nothing will pierce his elegant exterior to affect the man beneath, because the man beneath is capable of hurt and suffering. Safety lies in superficiality. When Lord Packham rejects Richard as a suitor for his daughter, it's the straw that breaks the camel's back. After a lifetime of defying the world's contempt, enough is enough. Richard vows to challenge his scandalous birth head on.

There is a family legend that possession of a medieval relic, the Harmsworth Jewel, confirms the rightful heir. He will locate the jewel and brandish it under the noses of anyone reckless enough to question his right to the Harmsworth name. Genevieve is a brilliant scholar who has led a secluded life, translating manuscripts, writing about medieval architecture and researching the authenticity of artifacts like the Harmsworth Jewel. Against his better judgment, Richard falls under Genevieve's spell. He's never met a woman like her, clever, perceptive, kind, ardent, confident in her own opinions, uncaring of society's shallow judgments. But can he reveal the real man under the facade he wears?
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EROTICA
THE MISTRESS
by Tiffany Reisz
  THE DOMINANT
by Tara Sue Me
  SWEET RESTRAINT
by Beth Kery
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AUSTRALIAN FICTION
MAN VS CHILD
by Dominic Knight

THE RUSSIAN TAPESTRY
by Banafsheh Serov
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Dan McIntyre isn't ready to settle down. As a stand-up comedian with a career that's taking off, it was easy to walk away from his girlfriend's ultimatum: comedy or kids.

But now he's starting to feel like he's the last man standing while all his friends are switching socialising for baby wipes. Sure, his mates are still wide awake at 3am with a bottle in their hand - but now it's for a very different reason.

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Marie Kulbas, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is excited about her new life in the vibrant city of St Petersburg. But as World War I escalates she must farewell those dearest to her when her brother and her fianc leave for the Front.

Colonel Alexei Serov comes from a long line of professional soldiers. Leading his men is his birthright and his duty; his allegiance to Russia surpasses everything, including his obligations to his wife and family. His role is clear, until he meets Marie and suddenly emotions rise in him that he has never more...

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HOME BEFORE SUNDOWN
by Barbara Hannay
  SINISTER INTENT
by Karen M. Davis
  THE INEVITABILITY OF STARS
by Kathryn R. Lyster
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LITERATURE

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by Cormac McCarthy


In early 2012 it was announced that Cormac McCarthy had written his first original screenplay - news which provoked huge excitement, a swift deal and the appointment of Ridley Scott to direct.

But this is no ordinary screenplay. This is a work of extraordinary imagination which draws on many of the themes of McCarthy's work as well as taking it to new dark places. It is also written with great descriptive passages counteracting the dialogue, so the reader is given the full experience of the McCarthy prose.

It is the story of a lawyer, the Counselor, a man who is so seduced by the desire to get rich, to impress his fiancee Laura, that he becomes involved in a drug-smuggling venture that quickly takes him way out of his depth. His contacts in this are the mysterious and probably corrupt Reiner and the seductive Malkina, so exotic her pets of choice are two cheetahs. As the action crosses the Mexican border, things become darker, more violent and more sexually disturbing than the Counselor has ever imagined.
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FANTASY
THE THIRD KINGDOM
by Terry Goodkind
  THE BEATING OF HIS WINGS
by Paul Hoffman
  LEGION AND THE EMPEROR'S SOUL
by Brandon Sanderson
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NEW ADULT

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by Abbi Glines


Rush withheld a secret that had destroyed Blaire's world. She knows she can never forgive him, but she can't forget him either... Now, Blaire's back home in Alabama and is trying to move on with her life... until something happens to send her world spinning once again.

What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately? You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your sins never find you out.



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DOUBLE CLUTCH
by Liz Reinhardt

FALL GUY
by Liz Reinhardt
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Who to choose . . .?

Thrust back into school life after a year in Denmark, Brenna Blixen is soon making new friends and catching the eye of two boys with bad reputations. There's the dark and mysterious Saxon, and the gorgeous and sexy Jake.

They're both totally hot and totally into Brenna.

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Fiery Evan Lennox is dreading community service, until she meets Winchester Youngblood.

Winch is mysterious and sexy as hell, and Evan soon finds herself falling for his bad boy charm.
But Winch has some dark secrets of his own and they threaten to destroy everything.

Should Evan follow her instincts and give into temptation . . . or will Winchester prove too hot to handle?

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FOR THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNG AT HEART

BABIES

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by Katrina Germein


A hot, sexy, and addictive novel for the New Adult generation.

Sequel to the side-splitting, bestselling My Dad Thinks He's Funny.

My dad says, 'I've told you fifty million times, don't exaggerate.' Dad is back by popular demand with more hilarious material. And yes, My dad STILL thinks he s funny.
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SILVER BUTTONS
by Bob Graham

THE FABULOUS FOSKETT FAMILY
CIRCUS
by John Yeoman
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At 9.59 on Thursday morning, Jodie draws a duck. Just as she is about to add one final silver button to the duck's boots, her little brother takes his first step. At this exact same moment, a man buys bread, a soldier leaves home, a baby is being born... Here is a book, a story, a philosophy so simply told and yet - in true and inimitable Bob Graham style - so rich with emotion and meaning. It is in the smallest details that we sense the greatest significance and can see the big picture. From his glorious urban skyscapes to the tender more...

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Roll up, roll up for the Fabulous Foskett Family Circus! There are Milly and Willy who perform with young Fred, who does a back flip and lands on his head. Uncle Phoenix Foskett who blows smoke rings, Jess and Bess with their conjuring tricks, not to mention singing dogs and birds and performing parrots.

Quentin Blake originally created the images of the eccentric and multi-talented Foskett family to decorate a hospital ward. They are combined here with a specially commissioned more...

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THE EXTRAORDINARY MR QWERTY
by Karla Strambini
  NOAH DREARY
by Aaron Blabey
  BANJO AND RUBY RED
by Libby Gleeson
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PECK PECK PECK
by Lucy Cousins
  MOUSETON ABBEY
by Nick Page
  DRAT THAT CAT
by Tony Ross
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CHILDREN

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Dare to Look! is the 10th book - and best yet - in the phenomenal bestselling Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual series. It offers up the world of weird in an all-new collection of unbelievable stories from across the globe. The new Ripley's Believe It or Not! app allows hidden content in the book to come alive.

Jam-packed with a mind-boggling selection of incredible facts, crazy stories, jaw-dropping pictures, lists and interviews, this fantastic book also comes with bonus hidden content that's accessible using our Ripley's Believe It or Not! app. Step right into the world of Ripley's and see it come alive by scanning the special oddSCAN(TM) logos with a smartphone to reveal exclusive videos, images and more. Organised into thematic chapters, the crazy stories are illustrated with a wealth of amazing images throughout.

Published annually, with brand new extraordinary material every year, this interactive series presents the best of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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MEET CAPTAIN COOK
by Rae Murdie


A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, incuding the great explorer, Captain Cook.

Captain Cook was the first European to discover the eastern coast of Australia. Along with his crew on the HMB Endeavour, Cook set out from England with royal orders to look for signs of the great southern land known as Terra Australis, which they chartered in 1788. Click here for more details or to order

From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Douglas Mawson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.

 
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by Jacqueline Harvey


It's time for Clemmie to go on her first school excursion! Clementine Rose and her classmates are all abuzz. They're off on a springtime excursion to a local farm. When Aunt Violet comes along to help out, no-one is sure just how helpful she'll really be. Things get a little out of control when Aunt Violet and Mrs Bottomley go missing and Joshua is cornered by Ramon the feisty ram. Will Clementine and her friends escape from Ramon and find the missing ladies too?




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EXTRA TIME
by Morris Gleitzman

REFUGE
by Jackie French
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A young Aussie soccer genius and his 10-year-old manager take on the world. And win.

For a time.

A funny and moving story from one of Australian's most entertaining authors.

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Refuge centres around a 14-year-old male Afghan who spent much of his life in Pakistan refugee camps before making the voyage from Indonesia to Australia. As the boat crashes against the rocks of Christmas Island he loses consciousness and awakes to find himself in the life he has always dreamed more...

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FALLING FOR IT AND THE KANGAPOO KEY RING
by Paul Jennings

A MAGICIAN NEVER TELLS AND ELEPHANT BONES
by Paul Jennings
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The other kids don't see things the same way as me. I spend a lot of time imagining things. I just don't get it. Inside my head I am not the same as other kids.

Ricky is an ordinary boy, who dreams of being famous. And he has a secret that might just help him realise his dream. Because Ricky can fly. Truly. He can really fly. But there's a hitch. He can only fly when absolutely no one is looking. If a person, an animal or a bird sees him while he's flying, he will fall out of the sky and almost certainly die. But Ricky is desperate. Will he risk more...

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'You're grounded, Ricky,' said Mum. 'Yes,' said Dad. 'In more ways than one.'

Ricky is an ordinary boy, who can fly. He can really fly! But only when no one is looking. His dream is to one day be FAMOUS. But after accidentally opening the car window at the car wash, he's grounded. No movies, no swimming, no phone. And definitely no flying. But he has a plan. The school concert is coming up and he has the best ever magic trick up his sleeve. Will he wow the crowd, or fall flat on more...


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LULU BELL AND THE CUBBY FORT
by Belinda Murrell

LULU BELL AND THE MOON DRAGON
by Belinda Murrell
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Meet Lulu Bell. Where there's Lulu, there's family, friends, animals and adventures galore!

Lulu and her family are visiting their uncle's farm for the Easter holidays. There are horses to ride, a creek to swim in, and they can even sleep outside in a tent. What fun!

Lulu loves being a cowgirl on the farm, especially when all the cousins decide to build the best cubby fort ever. But when she sees a calf get stuck in the mud, Lulu has to find help - fast!

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Meet Lulu Bell. Where there's Lulu, there's family, friends, animals and adventures galore!

Lulu's best friend, Molly, is preparing for the Moon Festival. But there's so much to do! There are dragon costumes and paper lanterns to make, and yummy moon cakes to bake, too.

Lulu and her mum offer to help out, and soon everyone gets involved. This will be a Moon Festival to remember! 



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STAR WARS COMPLETE VEHICLES

LEGO STAR WARS: THE YODA CHRONICLES
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The definitive collection of Star Wars incredible cross-sections - updated with brand new vehicles

Star Wars Complete Vehicles is the complete guide to the spacecraft and vehicles of the Star Wars six-film saga. It features 55 giant cross-section pictures and hundreds of smaller pieces of artwork and photographs that highlight engine details, weapons and lots more. Discover four brand new cross-sections inside, as well as sneak-peek looks at how the artists create these amazing pictures.

See the incredible detail in craft flown by Republic, more...

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Learn all about Yoda, the greatest Jedi of them all, in the first in a new series from LEGO Star Wars

Ever wanted to find out all about Yoda? Well now's your chance. LEGO Star Wars the Yoda Chronicles tells you everything you need to know about the wise Jedi Master. Plus every copy comes with an exclusive LEGO minifigure.

Brand new colour photography shows Yoda in action against enemies such as Count Dooku and General Grievous. Read about where Yoda came from, visit the Jedi High Council and meet fellow Jedi knights like more...

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YOUNG ADULT

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by Cristin Terrill


Em must travel back in time to kill the boy she loves. Marina will do everything she can to stop her. The catch? Marina and Em are the same person. A brilliant, brain-warping thriller and love story that leaps back and forth through time.

Marina has everything. She's got money, popularity, and a bright future. Plus, she's best friends with the boy next door, who happens to be a gorgeous prodigy from one of America's most famous families. Em has nothing. Imprisoned in a small white cell in the heart of a secret military base, all she has is the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. But Marina and Em have one big thing in common: they're the same person. Now Em must travel back four years in time in order to avert the terrible future from which she's fled, and there's only one way to do it. She must kill the person who invented the time machine in the first place: someone from her past. A person she loved. But Marina won't let them go without a fight. The Terminator meets The Time Travellers Wife in this page-turningly addictive, brilliantly plotted debut, packed with romance, action, conspiracy and a mind-bendingly clever plot.

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RELOADED
by Michael Grant
  THE FIRST THIRD
by William Kostakis
  PUREHEART
by Cassandra Golds
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NON-FICTION 

BIOGRAPHY
AMY 27
by Howard Sounes
  THE BEE GEES
by David Meyer
  TIME OUT OF MIND
by Ian Bell
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AUSTRALIAN STORIES

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Shane Jacobson

After the film 'Kenny' catapulted him to national and international fame, actor, writer, producer Shane Jacobson was told by people that he had a talent for acting. Which was great news as he'd been on the stage since the age of ten. Working in musical theatre, stand up comedy, radio, ads, and the occasional Boy Scout review, Jacobson had been in the spotlight and behind the scenes, he had learned how to make people laugh and how to move them and he had felt the allure of the spotlight.

He knew this was what he wanted to do, but it would take him years to get there in between his many (very) odd jobs. Success, when it came, was sweet, but so was getting there. Here Jacobson tells the story of his life in the droll, hilarious way which made him so appealing in Kenny and in films like Charlie and Boots. From a childhood spent among loving but stage-hungry 'carnies' to an adulthood spent travelling, falling in love, learning to drive every vehicle ever made and generally distracting himself from a serious career path, this is a charming, truly Australian memoir.
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HOLY SEE, UNHOLY ME:
1000 DAYS IN ROME
by Tim Fischer

WHEN THE DUST SETTLES
by Rob Cook
As the first Australian Ambassador to the Holy See Tim Fischer is is the unique position of being able to tell what it's really like in the seat of power in Rome. Here he reflects on his time in the Vatican, the details which made up his life, the protocols, the people and also on the role that religion still has to play in the lives of future generations.

Appointed by Kevin Rudd in 2009, Tim found himself in the singular world of Vatican diplomacy, where, even more than more...

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When third generation Northern Territory cattleman Rob Cook set out on a routine mustering job in a chopper it was a day in the outback like any other, but when the chopper suddenly fell out of the sky, smashing into the ground, it was the day that changed everything. This one-time professional bull-rider had been in scrapes before - he had miraculously walked away from a previous crash in his beloved Gyro, but this time it was different.

This time there was no more...


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LIFE IN THE SADDLE by Alwyn Torenbeek
  AMAZING AUSSIE BASTARDS
by Lawrence Money
  THE BEST AUSTRALIAN BUSH STORIES
by Jim Haynes
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SPORT

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Craig Bellamy is no ordinary rugby league coach. He has a remarkable win-loss record in his ten years with Melbourne Storm, but when he led his team through a season of scandal and turmoil, winning games while playing for no points, he gained national respect.

For the first time, the legendary coach reveals his thoughts on subjects such as leadership, management, character, adversity, courage, teamwork, success and failure, by sharing his personal experiences. Known as a straight shooter and a man of great integrity, Bellamy knows how to bring out the best in people - he's created an enviable club culture. He's fair, generous, candid about his own shortcomings, and persuasive in his opinions about how best to achieve your goals and be successful. His philosophies rest on the pillars of humility, loyalty and discipline - values that stand the test of time.

Anyone who works in a team or who wants to get the most out of themselves will benefit from this inspirational book - it's about making your own game plan for life.
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DICK JOHNSON
by Dick Johnson, James Phelps

A CENTURY OF CRICKET TESTS
by Liam Hauser

Ford legend Johnson did not get his break in motorsport until he was famously smashed out by a rock in the 1980 Bathurst 1000. But true to his never-say-die attitude, he went on to establish one of Australia's most successful V8 Supercar teams, amidst a dramatic career that, on many occasions, almost saw him lose his home, his team and even his life.

Through intimate revelations and blistering more...

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We delve into the long and remarkable history of international Test cricket to highlight 100 of the best Test matches every played. Featuring incredible turnarounds, intense rivalries and stunning performances, these lively narratives give a fascinating insight into how the game has changed over time, as well as depicting the unforgettable moments that have made Test cricket so popular for more than 130 years. Plentiful stats will more...

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BATHURST
by Gordon Lomas, Dirk Klynsmith
  THE RISE OF THE SWANS 
by Martin Blake
  LEIGH MATTHEWS: ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE
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SO CLOSE
by Patrick Mangan
  THE GLADIATORS
by Norman Tasker
  AMEN
by Will Swanton, Brent Read
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HOLD THE LINE
by Matthew Scarlett
  CREZZA
by Daryn Cresswell
  MORE IMPORTANT THAN LIFE OR DEATH
by Peter Fitzsimons
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KILLING FAIRFAX
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Covering a decade and a half of lost opportunity and mismanagement, this story culminates in Fairfax's catastrophic loss of the classified advertising market to the internet, as the famous 'rivers of gold' run dry. The savage twist in the tale is that the new companies dominating the online advertising market were not just hungry internet start-ups - but one by one, each of the new leaders in the field came under the direct influence of two traditional media tycoons, James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch, both intent on expanding their own online businesses.

Click here for more details or to order With exclusive and unprecedented access to both Murdoch and Packer, as well as an extraordinary line-up of Australian business leaders and influential powerbrokers, this is a powerful insiders' story of the deals, the power plays and the machinations behind the influential media organisation's decline. A riveting, never-before-told tale of Shakespearean dimensions, Killing Fairfax is an unputdownable account of corporate ambition and arrogance; fathers and sons; old media and new media; and brutal business dealings.

Killing Fairfax is destined for the top of the bestseller list given Australians' fascination with the media and powerful media families. Pamela Williams' impeccable research, revelatory writing style and ability to get key players to speak openly and on the record makes this a book with a broad readership. It is the ultimate Father's Day gift but, more importantly, it adds to our knowledge of an important chapter in our country's newspaper history.
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PHOTOGRAPHY
COMIC GENIUS
by Matt Hoyle

DECADE - 1970-1980
by Rennie Ellis
This star-studded tribute to the kings and queens of comedy draws together such legendary names as Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, and many more.

Granted extraordinary access, photographer Matt Hoyle has captured his subjects in portraits that are works of art in themselves by turns zany and deadpan, laugh-out-loud and contemplative. Accompanying them are more...

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Decade: 1970-1980 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis' (1940-2003) contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by film maker and Rennie contemporary Paul Cox and an essay by academic Susan Van Wyk, Decade highlights Ellis as one of Australia's most important chroniclers of the 1970s. The photographs, predominantly black and white, are drawn from a core selection originally made by Rennie from his own unpublished book, supplemented by more...

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HISTORY

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Known as The Boy Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks, was the youngest battalion commander in the AIF and highly regarded not only as a future military commander, but as a business and community leader.

It was a blustery day on the 25th January 1920 at Palm Beach to the north of Sydney and the surf was wild. Two attempts had already been made to save a young woman caught in an undertow and dragged out when a young man; skinny, gangly and frail and known to be a poor swimmer, threw off his coat and shoes and raced into the surf. As his fiancée and young nephew watched, the sea closed over him and he disappeared. His body was never recovered.

This was the sad and tragic fate of a gallant, highly decorated and promising young man named Douglas Gray Marks. And it was a great loss to a nation whose manhood had been decimated and where the pain of more...

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Click here for more details or to orderTHE ANGLO-SAXON WORLD
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Nicholas J. Higham and Martin J. Ryan

The Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western world and ends with the Norman takeover of England.

Between these epochal events, many of the contours and patterns of English life that would endure for the next millennium were shaped.

In this authoritative work, N. J. Higham and M. J. Ryan reexamine Anglo-Saxon England in the light of new research in disciplines as wide-ranging as historical genetics, paleobotany, archaeology, literary studies, art history, and numismatics.

The result is the definitive introduction to the Anglo-Saxon world, enhanced with a rich array of photographs, maps, genealogies, and other illustrations. The Anglo-Saxon period witnessed the birth of the English people, the establishment of Christianity, and the more...

 
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FOOD AND WINE

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With more than 100 original recipes, Bill's Italian Food takes inspiration from the diversity of Italian regional food to make the most of fresh seasonal produce.

Concentrating on simple, flavoursome dishes with short ingredient lists and uncomplicated methods, the recipes in this book are divided by solution-driven chapters that embody Bill's casual cooking and his spirit of generosity and sharing--approaches that perfectly reflect the Italian lifestyle.

"As our pace of life gets ever faster and cooking for friends and family takes on the same hectic anxiety, why is it that a holiday in Italy sends me home optimistic, revitalised and striving to be a little bit more Italian? It can't be simply the great coffee (although that's certainly revitalising), the crisp pizza and fritto misto, or the antipasto platters shared under wide blue skies...

There is something about the joyfully uncompromising Italian lifestyle, the stubborn refusal to hurry (over lunch, or to catch the autobus), and the sacrosanct importance of sitting down to dine with family that I always resolve to bring home to my kitchen. (And, of course, the golden rule of travel applies: never mention politics, money or sport. Stick to food -- in Italy it's always a winner.)" Bill Granger.

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JAMES HALLIDAY AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION
by James Halliday

AUSTRALIAN WINE VINTAGES : 31ST EDITION 2014
by Robert Geddes MW




Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors and wine lovers alike, the 2014 edition has been completely revised and updated to bring you up-to-the-minute information.

Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine via detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintagespecific ratings and advice on optimal drinking, as well as alcohol content, price and a value rating. He provides important more...


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The Gold Book makes the choice for readers by following the most consistent 340 wineries in Australia. Based on Rob's experience as a Master of Wine, his extensive tastings and over 30 years experience in the industry, it is truly an insider's view. You can drink a different bottle of Australian wine every day for over nine years and still only have tasted one wine from our current 3,500 vintages. Add in the more...



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TRUE CRIME

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In 2013, Australia achieved a unique place in the history of outlaw motorcycle gangs, boasting the highest per capita membership in the world. So just what are these gangs, and who makes up their membership?

Drawing on insights from his experience as a former Sydney detective, Duncan McNab gives the inside history of outlaw biker gangs in Australia. From the bad old days of the 1960s when the first outlaw biker clubs entered into amphetamine manufacture, through to the 1984 Milperra Massacre that made world headlines, to the Sydney airport brawl between the Hell's Angels and Comancheros culminating in the brutal death of Anthony Zervas, Outlaw Bikers in Australia sheds light on how the "one per cent deviants" have gained a stranglehold on the recreational drug market and are becoming major players in the international outlaw scene.

This is the dramatic story of the rise and rise of Australia's outlaw motorcycle clubs by the bestselling author of Killing Mr Rent-a-Kill, The Usual Suspect - The Life of Abe Saffron and The Dodger.
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TRAVEL

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Explore Australia continues to be the best-value travel guide and atlas on the market, and is an invaluable travel bible for anyone planning an extended holiday in Australia. Explore Australia 2014 has been fully updated and covers over 700 towns in detail and each of the country's capital cities.

This trusted guidebook includes selected food and accommodation listings, a comprehensive atlas, the population for every major town across the country and detailed maps for key tourist towns. An overview of Australia covering the country's history, flora and fauna completes this package.

 
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This is the book Matthew Reilly always wanted to write. This might just be his masterpiece. The Tournament has been shrouded in secrecy. We haven't seen a proof copy yet. Nobody has. My gut feeling is that this will be his best book yet. I can't wait to read it.

THE TOURNAMENT
by Matthew Reilly

The year is 1546. Europe lives in fear of the powerful Islamic empire to the East. Under its charismatic Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, it is an empire on the rise.

Click here for more details or to order It has defeated Christian fleets. It has conquered Christian cities. Then the Sultan sends out an invitation to every king in Europe: send forth your champion to compete in a tournament unlike any other. We follow the English delegation, selected by King Henry VIII himself, to the glittering city of Constantinople, where the most amazing tournament ever staged will take place.

 But when the stakes are this high, not everyone plays fair, and for our team of plucky English heroes, winning may not be the primary goal. As barbaric murders occur, a more immediate goal might simply be staying alive.



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