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John Purcell - The Booktopia Book GuruClear space on your bedside table. This month's bursting with must read titles. Big blockbusters to moving memoirs, more Jamie to new Skulduggery Pleasant, freebies, competitions, signed copies, our Kids Month colouring comp and more...

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FICTION 

BLOCKBUSTER


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by Lee Child


The new Jack Reacher adventure for 2013.

After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had.

Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind Reacher's old desk isn't a woman. Why is Susan Turner not there?

What Reacher doesn't expect is what comes next. He himself is in big trouble, accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide. And he certainly doesn't expect to hear these words: 'You're back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.'

Will he be sorry he went back? Or - will someone else?

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BONES OF THE LOST

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The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author

The body of a teenage girl is discovered along a desolate highway on the outskirts of Charlotte. Inside her purse is the ID card of a local businessman who died in a fire months earlier.

This is no ordinary hit-and-run. Who was the girl? And was she murdered?

Dr Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist, must find the answers. She soon learns that a Gulf War veteran stands accused of smuggling artefacts into the country. Could there be a sinister connection between the two cases?

Convinced that the girl's death was no accident, Tempe takes courageous action to find justice for the dead. But her search throws her to the centre of a conspiracy that extends from South America to Afghanistan - and places her in terrible danger.

 
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THE MAYAN SECRETS
by Clive Cussler

GONE
by James Patterson
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Husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon an astonishing discovery - the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen.

The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them - as the Fargos are about to find out. Before their adventure is done, many more...

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Forced into hiding from a mass murderer seeking vengeance, Detective Michael Bennett must decide whether to stay and protect his family, or hunt down the man who is hunting them.

When Bennett arrested Manuel Perrine, he thought he had brought an end to the drug cartel boss's reign of terror and would get justice for the murder of his best friend. But then, during the trial, Perrine escaped.

In a bloody shoot-out, Bennett killed Perrine's wife. Now he more...

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WRONGFUL DEATH
by Lynda La Plante

KILLER QUEENS + free copy of KILLER HEELS
by Rebecca Chance
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Duty to the job or personal ambition? Anna Travis must decide where her loyalties lie ...Six months ago, London nightclub owner Josh Reynolds was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head, the gun held in his right hand. His death was quickly determined to be a suicide, the investigation was closed ...a case done and dusted. Until now. A young man, awaiting trial for armed robbery has informed his guards that Reynolds was murdered, and that he has information to more...


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For a limited time only, buy a copy of Killer Queens and and get a free copy of Killer Heels- hurry only limited stock.

This is the sizzling new novel from The Sunday Times bestselling author of Killer Heels. Every little girl grows up dreaming of marrying a prince - but what if the fairy tale turns into a right royal nightmare? Scheming kings, killer queens, evil princes, far-from innocent princesses, secret weddings, runaway brides, illicit affairs, death plots and more... 

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REFUSAL
by Felix Francis
  POLICE
by Jo Nesbo
  THE KILL LIST
by Frederick Forsyth
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WATCHING YOU

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John Purcell: I have just finished reading Watching You and I have to say that Michael Robotham does not write like a guy who has written nine books. He is in his prime. Watching You grabs you from the first and leads you down a winding path. At every turn I thought I knew where I was heading but I was always wrong. He kept me guessing all the way to the thrilling climax. And even then he wasn't done. Great stuff. You'll be reading late into the night. Think Gone Girl meets Rebus and you're halfway there.

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AUSTRALIAN FICTION


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by Nicole Alexander


They went to war and fought for love ...

Although Madeleine has grown up in the shadow of her grandfather, the renowned artist David Harrow, she knows little about him. For David died long before she was born, and his paintings sold off to save the family property, Sunset Ridge.

Now, decades on, with the possibility of a retrospective of David's work, Madeleine races to unravel the remarkable life of her grandfather, a veteran of the Great War, unaware that his legacy extends far beyond the boundaries of the family property...

It's 1916, and as Europe descends further into bloodshed, three Queensland brothers -Thaddeus, Luther and David Harrow - choose freedom over their restricted lives at Sunset Ridge. A 'freedom' that sees them bound for the hell of the trenches.

With the world on fire around them, the brothers bear witness to both remarkable courage and shocking carnage. But they also come to understand the healing power of love - love for their comrades, love for each other, and love for the young, highly spirited girl they left back home...

This is a story of bravery and misadventure, of intolerance and friendship, most of all it is the story of three young men who went to war and fought for love.

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DARKENING SKIES
by Bronwyn Parry

EMBER ISLAND
by Kimberley Freeman
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For eighteen years, a black hole in Mark Strelitz's memory has concealed the truth: that he was the driver of a car in which a young woman died. Now he needs to set the record straight. His very public resignation from Parliament forces the reopening of the case that saw his mate Gil charged for the accident.

Not much would drag investigative reporter Jennifer Barrett back to her hometown of more...

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1891: Orphaned as a small child, Tilly Kirkland found a loving, safe home with her grandfather in Dorset. But nineteenth-century England is an unforgiving place for a young woman with limited means and as her grandfather's health fails, it seems perfect timing that she meets Jasper Dellafore. Yet her new husband is not all he seems. Alone in the Channel Islands, Tilly finds her dream of a loving marriage is turning into a nightmare.

2012: Bestselling novelist Nina more...

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THE BEST MAN
by Dianne Blacklock

MALLEE SKY
by Kerry McGinnis
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Everything seems to be going perfectly in Madeleine's life - she's a successful publicist in a book publishing house, and through work has met the love of her life, children's author Henry Darrow, who she's convinced is the loveliest man on earth.

Things haven't always been so perfect for Madeleine, though. When her father died suddenly, it hit her hard; at the same time she struggled with the demands of her lifestyle and felt as though her life more...

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When it all goes wrong, where is there left to run to but home?

Kate Gilmore hasn't been home in years, but with her marriage over and her job in jeopardy she doesn't know where else to turn. Desperate for comfort, Kate retreats to the Mallee, a place crawling with dark secrets and lingering childhood memories.

When she's offered a carer's job on the isolated Rosebud Farm, Kate soon meets old Harry Quickly, an more...

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BLOOD SECRET
by Jaye Ford

THORNWOOD HOUSE
by Anna Romer
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Nothing ever happens in Haven Bay, which is why Rennie Carter - a woman who has been on the run for most of her life - stayed there longer than she should.

However, that illusion of security is broken one night when Max Tully, the man she loves and the reason she stayed, vanishes without trace.

Rennie, though, is the only person who believes Max is in danger. The police are looking in the wrong more...

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When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War Two medic - Samuel Riordan, the homestead's former occupant - and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him. But as Audrey digs deeper into Samuel's story, she discovers he was accused of bashing to death a young woman on his return from more...

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HISTORICAL FICTION
THE YOUNG LION
by Blanche d'Alpuget

ONE NIGHT IN WINTER
by Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Geoffrey the Handsome, the virile and charming Duke of Normandy, seduces Queen Eleanor of France to spy for him in the struggle between Normandy and France and Normandy and England. Said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe, and very rich, Eleanor has not been able to give birth to an heir for France. Her liaison with Geoffrey could remedy that - or lead to her downfall and Geoffrey's death. But what begins with cool calculation becomes a passionate affair. Despite his love for Eleanor, however, more...

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If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal?

Moscow 1945. As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead.

But this is no ordinary tragedy and these are no ordinary teenagers, but the children of Russia's most important leaders who attend the most exclusive school in more...

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FANTASY
SHAMAN
by Kim Stanley Robinson
  MAGICIAN'S END
by Raymond E. Feist
  KINSLAYER
by Jay Kristoff
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PARANORMAL
OMENS
by Kelley Armstrong
  POSSESSION
by J. R. Ward
  STYXX
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
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THRILLERS
THE RETURNED
by Jason Mott

A GHOST AT THE DOOR
by Michael Dobbs
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"Jacob was time out of sync, time more perfect than it had been. He was life the way it was supposed to be all those years ago. That's what all the Returned were."

Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time.... Until more...

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Harry Jones has lost everything, his seat at parliament and his fortune, but he still has Jemma. Focusing on the one thing he has left, he proposes, and his life finally seems to be coming together again. But this exciting new phase in his life opens a Pandora's Box of chaos that belongs firmly in the past.

As Harry is forced to confront unanswered questions about his father, who died ten years ago leaving him his fortune, he becomes obsessed with discovering more...

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AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE
THE NIGHT GUEST
by Fiona MacFarlane
  CAIRO
by Chris Womersley
  THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH
by Richard Flanagan
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COMPETITION! RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA
As it's Kids Month our childlike graphic designer Sarah has drawn a wonderful picture for children to colour in. Download here.

We showed it to our friends Random House Australia who have put forward an amazing prize pack for the child who sends in the bestest, most beautifully coloured entry.

Send your entries in
by the 31st August 2013 for a chance to win.

Mail your entry to:
Booktopia Colouring Comp, Level 1, 27 Sirius Rd, Lane Cove West, NSW 2066

Or take a photo of it and email it to:
promos@booktopia.com.au



 
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FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART  

BABIES

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by Simon Milne


One day a little girl peers around the door of Miss Sylvie's dance studio. 'I want to be a ballerina,' she says.

Isabelle loves to dance. She practises her five positions over and over again. But does she have what it takes to achieve her dream, and one day become a prima ballerina?
 
Celebrating the joy of dance and the role inspirational teachers can play in our lives, The Dance Teacher will enchant readers young and old.

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MUNCH

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From international bestselling novelty creator, Matt Van Fleet, comes a humorous look at how animals munch, crunch and eat!

 
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BELLA'S BAD HAIR DAY
by Stephen Michael King
  AXEL SCHEFFLER'S FLIP FLAP FARM
  CAPTAIN KANGAROO AND THE FOOTY FINAL
by Mandy Foot
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CHILDREN

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by
Derek Landy

The eighth instalment in the biggest, funniest, most thrilling comedy-horror-adventure series in the universe - and the follow-up to 2012's number-one bestseller, Kingdom of the Wicked...War has finally come. But it's not a war between good and evil, or light and dark - it's a war between Sanctuaries.

For too long, the Irish Sanctuary has teetered on the brink of world-ending disaster, and the other Sanctuaries around the world have had enough. Allies turn to enemies, friends turn to foes, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie must team up with the rest of the Dead Men if they're going to have any chance at all of maintaining the balance of power and getting to the root of a vast conspiracy that has been years in the making. But while this war is only beginning, another war rages within Valkyrie herself. Her own dark side, the insanely powerful being known as Darquesse, is on the verge of rising to the surface. And if Valkyrie slips, even for a moment, then Darquesse will burn the world and everyone in it. 

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by Andy Griffiths


Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new levels including a chocolate waterfall, a non-erupting active volcano, an opera house, a baby-dinosaur petting zoo, Andy and Terry's Believe it or Else! museum, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, an X-Ray room, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller-coaster and a top secret 39th level that hasn't even been finished yet!

Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

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Awesome and then some! The planet's biggest-selling copyright book is back, and trust us: it's Officially Amazing!

  • Work up a sweat on the world's largest rideable bicycle
     
  • Keep your distance from the deadliest spiders, snakes and scorpions
     
  • Batman, Spider-Man or Iron Man - who is the highest-grossing superhero ever?
     
  • Celebrate 20 years of "The Simpsons", the longest-running animated sit- com
     
  • Find out which dinosaurs were the largest creatures to walk the Earth
Pump iron with the most macho men and the greatest wonder women

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ALICE-MIRANDA SHINES BRIGHT

Click here for more details or to orderby Jacqueline Harvey

Mysteries abound and Alice-Miranda is on the case

Alice-Miranda and Millie have made a dazzling discovery in the woodlands near their school. They vow to keep the secret to themselves, but it seems that a greedy politician and a pair of old friends are searching for the same treasure.

Back at school, the sixth grade girls are preparing for a change to high school. Jacinta is being particularly grumpy with everyone and even with the most persistent questioning, no one quite knows why.

When Myrtle Parker's husband awakes from his coma and disappears, Alice-Miranda puts on her detective hat. She's determined to find Reginald Parker, deter the politician and uncover exactly why Jacinta is playing up.


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by Comtesse De Segur


In this rollicking tale, the cantankerous but lovable General Dourakine brings his new-found French friends, Jacques and Paul, back to his grand estate in snowy Russia.

Life becomes complicated when the General's niece, the grasping Madame Papofsky, and her eight unruly children descend on the house. Madame Papofsky is desperate to get her hands on her uncle's enormous fortune.

Find out if the General - with some help from his friends - can extract himself from her greedy clutches in this sequel to A Room at Guardian Angel Inn.

For a limited time only, buy a copy of General Dourakine and get a free copy of the first book A Room at Guardian Angel Inn- hurry only limited stock!

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LEGO
STAR WARS BRICKMASTER BATTLE FOR THE STOLEN CRYSTALS
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Embark on a new LEGO Star Wars adventure and find the stolen lightsaber crystals, includes 2 minifigures and all the LEGO bricks you need

Play and read all at the same time with LEGO Star Wars Brickmaster Battle for the Stolen Crystals. Create fantastic models with the help of an exciting storybook, filled with step-by-step instructions.

Join Clone trooper Commander Gree as he hunts down the valuable lightsaber crystals stolen by a Separatists droid captain, using your bricks to build weapons and vehicles to more...

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LEGO Play Book proves it. You can build anything with a LEGO brick in your hand.

LEGO Play Book contains a collection of all-new LEGO building ideas that will inspire you to play with your favourite LEGO models in new and exciting ways.

Organised in imaginatively themed chapters, covering everything from a LEGO safari and life under the sea to extreme sports and beach scenes. This book is designed to teach you how to get the most play out of your LEGO models. With over 200 building ideas and tips, including suggestions for 'ten-minute builds', 'cool more...

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AHHHH!!! OMG!! ONE DIRECTION



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by One Direction

 
There's no disputing that One Direction are currently the hottest boy band on the planet. They caused mass hysteria during a brief promotional visit to Australia last year, their group autobiography, Dare to Dream, was a worldwide bestseller, and all concerts for their 2013 Aussie tour sold out within minutes, leaving those fans who missed out heartbroken and inconsolable.

This next official memoir from the popular lads picks up where Dare to Dream left off. Packed with never-before-seen photos and exclusive information, this book provides brand new insights into the world of One Direction, straight from the heart and in their own words. With their much-anticipated movie releasing in our cinemas on 19th September, and an Australian tour in September and October, the One Direction phenomenon continues to grow.

This is the book for anyone who ever dreamed what it would be like to join the boys on the road, and one that no fan will be able to live without.

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Since making their debut on X Factor, One Direction have gone on to become record-breaking pop sensations?sell-out concerts, chart-topping songs and 1Delirium wherever they go. Marking their status as the world's hottest boyband, One Direction: The Ultimate Photo Collection tells the group's amazing story through over 150 stunning photographs and is a must-have for all devoted 1D fans.

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ONE DIRECTION - THE OFFICIAL ANNUAL 2014
by One Direction


It's been an amazing year for One Direction, with success growing all over the world and number ones in too many countries to count!

Get up to date with they boys' activities in the past year and find out their plans for the future. Packed with exclusive photos and interviews, news, information and more on the biggest band in the world. Find out in the band's own words what they think about their success, their fans, the new movie, how they spend their downtime and more. This is the must-have book for every 1D fan.

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TOP 10 FOR BOYS 2014
by Paul Terry
  GOTH GIRL
by Chris Riddell
  LOCKWOOD & CO: THE SCREAMING STAIRCASE
by Jonathan Stroud
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YOUNG ADULT

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J.C. Burke

Paige, Sarah, Jess and Tallulah were best friends at school. Now they've begun university and are living together at college, but it's not turning out like it's meant to. Tallulah's partying too hard, Jess is being secretive, Paige is embarrassing herself with an unrequited crush, and Sarah's struggling to keep up with her wealthier friends.

One night, Sarah saves Paige from drowning in the university swimming pool. Paige can't remember why she was there, and Sarah's too afraid to say what she thought she saw. Then Jess's body is found outside the college laundry.

It's not until Sarah meets the gorgeous and charming Jonny that she can tell someone her suspicions. But what really did happen that night at the pool? And what connects Paige's accident with Jess's death? As Paige starts to piece together her memories, the most terrifying question becomes clear: could it be happening again?

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by Patrick Ness


Order before 30th September to go in the draw to win THE ULTIMATE PATRICK NESS PACK - which includes a signed and numbered SUPER proof of More Than This plus signed copies of the three Chaos Walking books!

From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life - or perhaps afterlife - of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.

A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighbourhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonising memories that seem more real than the world around him?

Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this...

 

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RUSSIAN ROULETTE
by Anthony Horowitz


The highly anticipated prequel to the bestselling Alex Rider series, charting the journey of a young assassin.

A gripping insight into the teenage life of Yassen Gregorovich, set against a backdrop of violence and corruption. From Yassen s training to become a deadly assassin, to his later orders to kill a young Alex Rider, this gripping adventure will be the deadliest yet... 


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THE FURY
by Alexander Gordon Smith

CROWN OF MIDNIGHT
by Sarah J. Maas
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John Purcell: Both the kids at home (12yo girl, 15yo boy) loved this. He read it first and raved so she secretly read it. Both now obsessed. This book contains book one and two in the one volume!

Imagine if one day, without warning, the entire human race turns against you. Every single person you meet becomes a bloodthirsty, mindless savage, hell-bent on killing you - and only you. Friends, family, even your mum and dad, will turn on you. They will murder you more...

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Our 12yo girl devoured book one and bugged me with - 'when's book two coming, when's book two coming...' for ages. She read the proof of book two last month. Since then it's been 'when's book three coming, when's book three coming...' I think she REALLY likes this series.

 Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful - the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King's contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her  more...

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AUSTRALIAN YA

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by Sarah Ayoub


I hate being invisible.

I hate that I can't fight my own battles.

I hate that I'm stuck in social Siberia.

Sophie Kazzi is in Year 12 at an all-Lebanese, all-Catholic school where she is invisible, uncool and bored out of her brain. While she′s grown up surrounded by Lebanese friends, Lebanese neighbours and Lebanese shops, she knows there′s more to life than Samboosik and Baklawa, and she desperately wants to find it.

Unfortunately, her father has antiquated ideas about women, curfews and the Lebanese ′way′. Bad news for Sophie, who was hoping to spend Year 12 fitting in and having fun - not babysitting her four younger siblings, or studying for final exams that will land her in an Accounting course she has no interest in.

Just when it looks like Sophie′s year couldn't get any more complicated, Shehadie Goldsmith arrives at school. With an Australian father and a Lebanese mother, he's even more of a misfit than Sophie. And with his arrogant, questioning attitude, he also has a way of getting under her skin...

But when simmering cultural tensions erupt in violence, Sophie must make a choice that will threaten her family, friends and the cultural ties that have protected her all her life.

Are her hates and complaints worth it? Or will she let go ... and somehow find her place?

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NON-FICTION 

AUSTRALIAN STORIES
CLIVE
by Sean Parnell

THE FENCE-PAINTING FORTNIGHT OF DESTINY
by Meshel Laurie
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Big-spending Queensland billionaire Clive Palmer bought a football team, created his own political party, and has promised to recreate the 'Titanic'. But are these just fanciful splurges or something more calculated?

Big-spending Queensland billionaire Clive Palmer bought a football team, helped create a political party, added robot dinosaurs to a luxury golf resort and is set to recreate the 'Titanic'. But are these just fanciful splurges or something more calculated? The reality is that Palmer uses his immense mining wealth (which some estimates put at over $6 billion) in a proactive (if sometimes eccentric) global way. His personal story is just as colourful and intriguing: Clive spent time as a child in China and writes poetry. He is well-known for attention-grabbing statements that more...

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The Fence-painting Fortnight of Destiny is a humorous, heartening and breathtakingly honest memoir about the lengths one country girl has gone to in a quest for reinvention and self-acceptance.

Meshel's mission takes her from Toowoomba, Queensland, to the longed-for lights of Melbourne's stand-up stages, where she finally finds her tribe and lives the life that had filled her Catholic high-school daydreams. Her perspective of Melbourne's comedy scene of the 1990s is intimate, candid and more than a little surprising as she shares memories about the other up-and-comers of the day, including Dave Hughes, Wil Anderson, Julia Morris, Kitty Flanagan, Rove and Alan Brough.

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BOOM
by Malcolm Knox
  DAMNED IF I DO
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BIOGRAPHY
SALINGER
by David Shields, Shane Salerno

IAN FRAZER
by Madonna King

Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people-and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein Company-The Private War of J.D. Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century.

For more than fifty years, the ever elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye has been the subject of a relentless stream of newspaper and magazine articles as well as several biographies. Yet all of these attempts have been hampered by a fundamental lack of access and by the persistent recycling of inaccurate information. Salinger remains more...


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When Professor Ian Frazer was awarded the patent for the vaccine to cervical cancer, he knew it could help to save the lives of 275,000 women around the world each year.

Respected across the globe, few people know the real story of the Scottish-born Australian of the Year who is behind one of the great medical discoveries of the century. Given exclusive access to Ian Frazer, biographer and award-winning journalist Madonna King peels back the many layers of his extraordinary life. She tells of the ongoing struggle for funding cancer research, the herculean international legal battle waged to win the patent, the devastating loss of his friend and co researcher, Dr Jian Zhou, and Ian Frazer's ongoing commitment to more...


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BUSINESS

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Discover the secrets of motivational, inspirational, and transformational leadership

Great leaders do much more than just make decisions; they inspire those around them to excellence and form the vital link between strategy and execution. Amplifiers explains how great leaders use the art and practice of motivational leadership to light the path to success and inspire others to take that journey with them.

 Written by Matt Church, one of the top motivational speakers in Australia, this practical, powerful guide explores how great leaders move people to action and excellence-and how you can do the same. Church gives you the essential skills and strategies of motivational leadership, from effective communication frameworks and roles to proven guidance on choosing high-impact words when speaking to others.

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MEMOIR

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Robert Hoge

Robert Hoge was born with a massive tumour, severely distorted facial features, legs that were twisted and useless, and a mother who didn t think she could take her son home. His life could have been achingly sad, but with his family he filled it with joy, optimism and the naughtiness of boyhood.

'One Saturday morning in early August 1972, my parents sat my two brothers and two sisters down and explained the situation. Then came the big question. One by one my parents asked my siblings whether they thought they should bring me home. In turn each of them said, "Yes, bring our brother home".'

Home for the Hoges was the bayside suburb of Wynnum, Brisbane. Mary knew that her son s life would be filled with challenges but together with his dad Vincent they did everything they could to give Robert a typical Australian childhood, full of pranks, school camps and bad haircuts. But behind the smiles Robert, and his family, endured gruelling, dangerous operations that made medical history to give him a better life.

Ugly is Robert's account of those years, from his birth to the arrival of his daughter in 2002. It is the story of an extraordinary person achieving great things by living an ordinary life. 

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TOO BOLD TO DIE
by Ian McPhedran
  WALKING WOUNDED by Brian Freeman
  A HISTORY OF SILENCE
by Lloyd Jones
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THE ORIGIN OF DAWKINS

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Richard Dawkins

Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life and intellectual development? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around the world?

In An Appetite for Wonder we join him on a personal journey back to an enchanting childhood in colonial Africa. There the exotic natural world was his constant companion. Boarding school in England aged 8, and later, public school at Oundle introduce him, and the reader, to strange rules and eccentric school masters vividly described with both humorous affection and some reservation. An initial fervent attachment to Church of England religion soon gives way to disaffection and, later, teenage rebellion. Early signs of a preference for music, poetry and reading over practical matters become apparent as he recalls the opportunities that entered his small world.

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TRAVEL

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Join intrepid traveller, Walter Mason - author of Destination Saigon - on a colourful adventure to one of the world's hottest new destinations. Meet taxi drivers, writers, hip -hop stars and monks as he traverses this extraordarily beautiful country.

The ancient and mysterious ruins of Cambodia have long captured the imagination of visitors, more so now than ever before. In Destination Cambodia, Walter Mason charts an affectionate, intimate and deeply personal look at a Kingdom that has drawn him back again and again since his youth.

Whether he's watching young monks recite the Buddha's life stories, visiting shamans and fortune tellers, or discovering the darker alleys of Phnom Penh with a romantic novelist and a world-weary street hustler, Walter takes the reader straight to the heart of this famously unknowable country. As heat, dust and weariness take their toll, he remains alive to the charms, and even seductions, of a place that was once a byword for misery and human suffering.

Destination Cambodia takes us on a joyful and constantly fascinating literary journey in which Cambodia is vibrant and its people excited about the future while never denying their haunted past.

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TRUE CRIME
THE GIRL
by Samantha Geimer
  MANSON
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  LEFT FOR DEAD
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SPORT
GORDIE'S TALES
by Gorden Tallis

FASTER THAN LIGHTNING
by Usain Bolt
Who are the biggest "lady killers' in Rugby League past and present? What is Wayne Bennett really like? Which international footballer was beaten up by teenage kids in Spain? What are the best 10 on-field sledges of all time?

In Gordie's Tales, The Footy Show star and Queensland and Australian league legend Gorden Tallis tells these hilarious true stories and many more. Gorden takes you inside state of origin teams, on Kangaroo tours, and along for the ride on hilarious end of season trips. Gordie gives his "rant" on what is right and wrong with the game, and even tells us what he would do if he were to run the more...


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The autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet.


Whether you know Athletics or not, and even whether you know sport or not, chances are you know Usain Bolt. The fastest man on the planet, not just now but ever, Usain has won the hearts of people everywhere with his mind-blowing performances and his infectious charisma - uniting supporters around the world. In this, his full autobiography, Usain tells his story in his own words: from

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ROYAL WATCH

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Marcia Moody

Following the royal wedding, the Diamond Jubilee and the birth of Kate and William's first baby, popular sentiment towards the royal family has rarely been higher.

At the centre of this surge in affection is a woman who has captured the heart of a nation and who, at the side of her husband, Prince William, is ushering in a new dawn for the United Kingdom's reigning family. For, due to planned amendments to the rules of accession to the British Crown, their first child, regardless of gender, will succeed William to the throne.

This biography explores the life of the woman who has done so much to revitalize the public image of the royal family, covering her early years, her family, her time at St Andrews University and her meeting with Prince William, their early relationship and its trials, the wedding and her new official role, her style, and, of course, her pregnancy.

Besides being the perfect book for admirers of this remarkable young woman, Kate: A Biography marks a crucial moment in the history of the royal line.
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FOOD


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Save With Jamie : Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less - Jamie gets the nation cooking clever, shopping smart and wasting less with his new cookbook, Save with Jamie.

This year, I've got the message loud and clear that as everyone comes under bigger and bigger financial pressure, they want help to cook tasty, nutritious food on a budget - so this book was born completely out of public demand. Save with Jamie draws on knowledge and cooking skills to help you make better choices, showing you how to buy economically and efficiently, get the most out of your ingredients, save time and prevent food waste.

And there's no compromise - I'm talking big flavours, comfort food that makes you happy, and colourful, optimistic dishes. Our biggest luxury is knowledge, whether times are hard or not, so get kitchen smart and smash the recession.
 
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GORDAN RAMSAY'S ULTIMATE HOME COOKING
  SEASONAL KITCHEN
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  ALMOND BAR
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SWEET TEMPTATION
NUTELLA: THE 30 BEST RECIPES

COCA-COLA: THE COOKBOOK
From irresistible macaroons to tasty cheesecakes, discover new ways of using, cooking and enjoying Nutella with 30 mouthwatering recipes that are as versatile as they are delicious.

Taking one classic storecupboard ingredient and adding it to a variety of sweet treats has made for an impressive range of recipes, each one accompanied by a full-page photograph. Children will love Nutella and white chocolate rice cakes alongside caramel cream Nutella lollies, while adults will appreciate more...


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From humble beginnings over 125 years ago, the Coca-Cola company has evolved from one product to more than 500 brands available in 200 countries around the world and more than 1.7 billion drinks sold a day. This book celebrates the story of one of the world's first truly iconic brands.

It reveals the compelling history of the drink, with evocative photographs of the people and places that are such a rich part of the heritage of Coca-Cola, the brand. Remembered too the ephemera - including more...
 

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HISTORY

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Archie Albert Barwick was an enthusiastic young 24 year old when he joined the First AIF in late August 1914 - his service number was 914. When he learnt that he'd been accepted into the army, he was so happy he turned two somersaults for pure joy.

This is his diary, that he kept throughout the war - from Cairo to Gallipoli, from Marseilles through to the terrible winter of 1916 in the Somme, from Ypres to Pozieres. He was wounded three times and sent back to the fighting, before finally travelling back home in December 1918.

This diary is simply a treasure - vivid, alive, compelling. His description of the war is by turns down-to-earth, horrifying, illuminating, funny, touching and terribly sad. Yet his voice and personality shine through. In his diary, Archie describes someone as being 'merry & bright & never downhearted' and this could be a description of Archie himself. Readable, spirited and humming with life, In Great Spirits is a unique and incredibly moving tribute to the Australian character and the ANZAC spirit.


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GALLIPOLI AIR WAR
by Hugh Dolan

THE STORY OF THE JEWS
by Simon Schama
From the author of 36 Days comes the dramatic and almost unknown account of the war fought high above the Gallipoli peninsula, as the fragile biplanes of the Royal Flying Corps and the sea planes of the Royal Navy battled both the elements and the Turkish Air Force (supplied and manned by their German allies).

Whether flying reconnaissance missions, acting as artillery observers for the guns of the Royal Navy or bombing Turkish targets, the men who manned these frail machines had a remarkable impact on the campaign that until now has never been properly brought to light.

Using meticulous research and the diaries and accounts of the combatants, this is a fascinating new front in the well-known Gallipoli story.


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It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It spans the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford.

It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs.


And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain. Within these pages, the more...


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HOUSE DESIGN


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Peter Maddison

An inspirational and practical guide to building exciting, beautiful and extraordinary homes, Grand Designs Australia Handbook is a must-have book for all homeowners, builders, renovators and dreamers.

Showcasing the striking homes - from streamlined, sleek modernist homes to rustic country getaways - that appeared in Grand Designs Australia television series 1-3, this book is packed with practical guidance, advice and ideas for people who are considering building or renovating their home.

From the initial vision through to the planning, construction and finishing stages, Peter Maddison steps you through the principles and practicalities involved in creating your own dream house. An essential book for anyone and everyone who has ever dreamed of building, renovating or just living in a beautiful, custom-built home.


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GARDENING


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Garden is an invaluable guide to maintaining a garden - from the plants to the paving - all year round.

Starting with the vital task of watering, Australian gardening expert Jennifer Stackhouse provides detailed advice and insights on fertilising, weeding, pruning, looking after pots, lawns, keeping an organic garden and even how best to maintain outdoor areas, including paving, furniture, swimming pools and ponds.

Featuring plenty of photographs, helpful tables and tips, as well as an invaluable seasonal maintenance calendar and planting suggestions, this is the ideal book for anyone who wants a healthy, flourishing garden to enjoy throughout the year.

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ANIMAL STORIES
STARTING WITH MAX
Ying Yang

WEEKENDS WITH DAISY
by Sharron Kahn Luttrell
The story of how a stray dog changed one woman's world and taught her the real meaning of life.

My dog has demonstrated a grand theory about life's simplest activities. He acts out the meaning of life by actively living it. Do not think so much about yourself, he tells me. Know where you're going, and just get up and go. Be playful and joyous.

Starting a new life in a new city, in a new country, Ying Ying and her family adopt a stray dog, the much loved Max. As changes in Ying Ying's life bring frustration and sadness as well as surprise and joy, quite unexpectedly she realises that what remains most constant in her life is her dog.

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Still mourning the loss of her family dog, mother and journalist Sharron Luttrell signs up for a weekend puppy-raising program. There's just one catch: on weekdays, the dog - a Labrador pup named Daisy - is being trained by a prisoner. Keith is a seemingly friendly inmate serving a 40-year sentence, but when Sharron discovers the shocking crime that he committed at age 17, she is completely shaken. How can she continue to work with him, knowing what he did?

Ultimately, she looks to Daisy to pull her through. Mindful of how much the pup has taught her and her family in a short time, she can see that this special dog has helped Keith learn empathy and face the consequence of his actions. As the two of them work more...

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME
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