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John Purcell - The Booktopia Book Guru
This has to be the biggest year in books I have ever experienced. The lead up to Christmas is crammed full of big name authors and October gets things going with a bang.

Names like John Grisham, Stephen King, TIM WINTON, Jackie Collins, Alex Miller, Danielle Steel, Frederick Forsyth, Colleen McCullough, Wilbur Smith, Nelson Demille, Nicholas Sparks, Elizabeth Gilbert! The list goes on and on and on. And that's just some of the fiction. Crazy good.

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FICTION 

BLOCKBUSTER


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An epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of THE SHINING and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of THE SHINING, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting Doctor Sleep picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, and the very special twelve-year old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless - mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are more...

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WINNERS
by Danielle Steel
  CONFESSIONS OF A WILD CHILD
by Jackie Collins
  THE KILL LIST
by Frederick Forsyth
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EXCLUSIVE TO BOOKTOPIA

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Only 5000 Printed Worldwide: Includes Exclusive Short Story

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To celebrate the publication of the thrilling new sequel to A Time to Kill, the first edition of Sycamore Row is limited to only 5,000 copies. This Trunk Edition also contains an exclusive short story and a facsimile of the author's signature.

Sycamore Row is the spectacular sequel to John Grisham's A Time to Kill.

When A Time to Kill was published in 1989, the first - and, at the time, the only - print run was a mere 5,000 copies. John Grisham was so worried that they wouldn't find buyers that he bought all 5,000 and sold them out of the trunk of his car. The rest is history.

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For almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham's A Time to Kill has captivated readers with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice. Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history.

Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the hallmarks of the world's favourite storyteller, Sycamore Row is the thrilling story of the elusive search for justice in a small American town.
 
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AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE

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Tim Winton

Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. Holed up in a grim highrise, cultivating his newfound isolation, Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired hurt and angry. He's done fighting the good fight, and well past caring.

But even in his seedy flat, ducking the neighbours, he's not safe from entanglement. All it takes is an awkward encounter in the lobby. A woman from his past, a boy the likes of which he's never met before. Two strangers leading a life beyond his experience and into whose orbit he falls despite himself.

What follows is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times - funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting. Inhabited by unforgettable characters, Eyrie asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.

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Alex Miller

'Me and Ben had been mates since we was boys and if it come to it I knew I would have to be on his side.'

Bobby Blue is caught between loyalty to his only friend, Ben Tobin, and his boss, Daniel Collins, the new Constable at Mount Hay. 'Ben was not a big man but he was strong and quick as a snake. He had his own breed of pony that was just like him, stocky and reliable on their feet.'

Bobby understands the people and the ways of Mount Hay; Collins studies the country as an archaeologist might, bringing his coastal values to the hinterland. Bobby says, 'I do not think Daniel would have understood Ben in a million years.' Increasingly bewildered and goaded to action by his wife, Constable Collins takes up his shotgun and his Webley pistol to deal with Ben. Bobby's love for Collins' wilful young daughter Irie is exposed, leading to tragic consequences for them all.

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ROMANCE

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Rachel Johns

Faith and Monty are both looking for love...but they're looking in the wrong direction. Faith Forrester is at a crossroads. Single, thirty and living on a farm in a small Western Australian town, she's sick of being treated like a kitchen slave by her brother and father. Ten years ago, her mother died of breast cancer, and Faith has been treading water ever since. She wants to get her hands dirty on the family farm. She wants to prove to herself that she's done something worthwhile with her life. And she wants to find a man...

For as long as he can remember, Daniel 'Monty' Montgomery has been Faith's best friend. When he was ten, his parents sold the family property and moved to Perth, and ever since, Monty's dreamed of having his own farm. So for the last ten years, he's been back on the land, working odd jobs and saving every dollar to put toward his dream. Now he finally has the deposit. But there's still something missing...

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THE OUTBACK HEART
by Fiona Palmer

THE PERFECT WIFE
by Katherine Scholes
Indianna Wilson is a country girl through and through. She'll do anything she can to save her beloved home town from disappearing off the map - even if she has to die trying. She brings Troy Mitchell to her tiny outback town, with hopes that he can bring a breath of fresh air to the Saints football club and lift the wider farming community.

He's just the spark they need in Hyden but it's the fire that he ignites in Indi's heart that takes her by surprise. She knows he's feeling something too - why, then, does he insist on pushing her away? What is it from his dark past that's more...

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Kitty Hamilton arrives in Tanganyika with high hopes for her new life. An exciting adventure halfway across the world could be just what she and Theo need to recover from the scandal that almost tore them apart.

She is determined to play the role of the perfect wife, but her dreams soon begin to unravel. Theo is distracted with his important British government post, and while Kitty had imagined doing valuable work of her own, she finds that choosing the right frock to wear to the club is the biggest challenge of her day.

In this wild and foreign land, more...

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AUSTRALIAN FICTION

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by Fiona McIntosh


A humble soldier, known only as 'Jones', wakes in hospital with no recollection of his past. The few fleeting fragments of memory he glimpses are horrifying moments from the battlefield at Ypres. His very identity becomes a puzzle he must solve.

Then Eden Valentine comes gliding into his world, a stunning tailoress who has a dream of her own business in high fashion but whose duty to her family may never permit her to fulfil. Her fiancé resents the intrusion of the disarming Jones who is in desperate need of her help to unravel his past.

Surrounding the mystery is Alex Wynter, the influential heir to an industrial empire and country manor Larksfell Hall. With his aristocratic family still reeling from a recent tragedy, he brings news that will further more...
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THE BIRDWATCHER
by William McInnes

PERFECT NORTH
by Jenny Bond
This is a story about birdwatchers. David is one, and Clare's father was one. David has a bad history with girlfriends as he is a 'twitcher'; he spends all his time and money chasing birds around Australia so he can add them to his list.

It's not a hobby that attracts many young and desirable women, and over the years David's girlfriends have grown more interested in buying houses and having babies than spending days bogged in mudflats waiting for an unlikely sighting of the storm-tossed vagrant bird, which normally lives in more...

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A compelling novel of discovery, loves lost and a deception that spanned a lifetime ... inspired by true events.

1897: As explorers and scientists scramble to conquer the North Pole, Nils Strindberg, with fellow adventurers S. A. Andr e and Knut Fr nkel, takes up the challenge. Setting flight in a hydrogen balloon, Nils leaves his fianc e Anna and his brother Erik behind in Stockholm anxiously hoping for his return.

1930: When the men's remains are discovered on the frozen island of Kvit ya, the news makes more...

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BOOK CLUB PICKS
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
by Caroline Overington

GONE FISHING
by Susan Duncan
From bestselling author and award-winning journalist Caroline Overington comes another thought-provoking and heart-rending story, that reaches from the heart of Bondi to a small village in Tanzania.

Shortly after 9.30 in the morning, a young man walks into Surf City, Bondi's newest shopping complex. He's wearing a dark grey hoodie - and a bomb around his neck.

Just a few minutes later he is locked in a shop on the upper floor. And trapped with him are four innocent more...

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For bargeman Sam Scully, life in Cook's Basin is nothing short of paradise. A wonderland of golden sand and turquoise waters, battered old tinnies and wonky pontoons, it's a realm unspoilt by the modern world.

But then a notice goes up in the Square that screams 'EXCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT!'

Paradise is about to be ripped apart.

With plans underway to build a flash resort in the heart of their community, the residents leap more...

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AUSTRALIAN CRIME

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Kerry Greenwood

The divine and fearless Miss Phryne Fisher returns in her 20th adventure in a vastly entertaining tale of murder, spies, mathematics and music.

To the accompaniment of heavenly choirs singing, the fearless Miss Phryne Fisher returns in her 20th adventure with musical score in hand.

An orchestral conductor has been found dead and Detective Inspector Jack Robinson needs the delightfully incisive and sophisticated Miss Fisher's assistance to enter a world in which he is at sea. Hugh Tregennis, not much liked by anyone, has been murdered in a most flamboyant mode by a killer with a point to prove. But how many killers is Phryne really stalking?

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AUSTRALIAN BLOCKBUSTER
BITTERSWEET
by Colleen McCullough

WAR CLOUDS GATHER
by Peter Watt
This is the story of two sets of twins, Edda and Grace, Tufts and Kitty, who struggle against all the restraints, prohibitions, laws and prejudices of 1920s Australia. Only the submissive yet steely Grace burns for marriage; the sleekly sophisticated Edda burns to be a doctor, the down-to-earth but courageous Tufts burns never to marry, and the too-beautiful, internally scarred Kitty burns for a love free from male ownership.

Turbulent times, terrible torments, but the four magnificent Latimer sisters, each so different, love as women do: with tenderness as well as passion, and with hearts roomy enough to hold their men, their children, their careers and their sisters.


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In War Clouds Gather, the epic saga of the Macintosh and Duffy families continues. It's 1936. While Europe is starting to feel the shadow of the upcoming political turmoil, George Macintosh is determined to keep control of his own empire. Threatened by David Macintosh, the son of Giselle and Alexander, George takes extreme measures to stop David from reaching his majority and taking his seat on the Board.

George sends his own son, Donald, to Glen View in an effort to curb Donald's excesses. Sean Duffy continues to fight George on David's behalf. In Iraq, Captain Matthew Duffy doesn't escape the stain of growing fanaticism either. Recruited by British Intelligence, he more...

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THRILLER

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Wilbur Smith

When Hector Cross's new life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before: a terrorist group has re-emerged - like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock.

Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp. They travel to the remotest Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones. For Hazel and Hector have a child, a precious daughter, who he will go to the ends of the earth to protect.

And brutal figures from the Bannock family's past - thought long-gone - are returning, with an agenda so sinister that Hector realizes he is facing a new breed of enemy. One whose shifting attack and dark, shocking secrets take Hector to the heart of Africa and to series of crimes so shocking they demand revenge.
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THE QUEST
by Nelson DeMille

AN OFFICER AND A SPY
by Robert Harris
From the dusty archives of the Vatican to the overgrown jungles of Ethiopia, an unlikely crew of four begins a deadly search for the Holy Grail.

Two reporters, a devastatingly beautiful photographer, and a mercenary soldier are caught in the centre of an Ethiopian civil war. When they save a wounded prisoner who has escaped from a bombed out prison, they hear the most amazing account of the location of Christ's cup from the Last Supper. Thus begins their Quest - a deadly adventure that pits them against murderous tribesmen, assassins, fanatical Coptic monks, and ultimately, against themselves.

In the best Nelson DeMille tradition, The Quest takes readers on a heart-pounding, exciting ride where good ultimately triumphs - but at a steep price.

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January 1895. On a freezing morning in the heart of Paris, an army officer, Georges Picquart, witnesses a convicted spy, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, being publicly humiliated in front of twenty thousand spectators baying 'Death to the Jew!'

The officer is rewarded with promotion: Picquart is made the French army's youngest colonel and put in command of 'the Statistical Section' - the shadowy intelligence unit that tracked down Dreyfus.

The spy, meanwhile, is given a punishment of medieval cruelty: Dreyfus is shipped off to a lifetime of solitary confinement on Devil's Island - unable to speak to anyone, not even his guards, his case seems closed forever.

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THE LONGEST RIDE
by Nicholas Sparks


Ninety-one year old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his beloved, and long-dead, wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII, and its unrelenting effect on their families.A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change.

Recovering from a break-up, she meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life. Sophia sees a new and tantalising future for herself, but Luke has a secret which threatens to break it all apart.Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples, separated by years and experience, whose lives are about to converge in the most unexpected - and shocking - of ways.

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by Nora Roberts


Three cousins inherit a gift that will transform their lives. . . Iona Sheehan has just taken the biggest gamble of her life. Leaving her job, her home and her family in Baltimore, she has come to Ireland in search of adventure - and answers. Iona has always felt a powerful connection to the home of her ancestors. So when her beloved grandmother confesses an extraordinary family secret, she can't resist visiting County Mayo to discover the truth for herself.

 Arriving at the beautiful and atmospheric Castle Ashford, Iona is excited to meet her cousins, Connor and Branna O'Dwyer, for the first time. And when she lands a job at the local riding school she finds herself drawn against her will to its owner - the hot-tempered but charismatic Boyle McGrath. Perhaps in more...

 
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INTERNATIONAL CRIME

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by Val McDermid


Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. But just because they're not talking doesn't mean the killing stops.

Someone is killing women. Women who bear a disturbing resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer.

Cornered by events, Tony and Carol are forced to fight for themselves and each other as never before. . .

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THANKLESS IN DEATH
by J. D. Robb

W IS FOR WASTED
by Sue Grafton
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Eve Dallas is chasing a killer bent on revenge in her latest gripping case.

He looked at his hands, covered with her blood, at the spreading pool of red on the floor, the wild spatters of it on the walls. An artist, he mused. Maybe he should be an artist.

Murder doesn't stop for Thanksgiving. As the household of NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke prepares for an invasion of family and friends, an ungrateful son decides to stop the nagging from his parents - by ending their lives. Soon Jerald Reinhold is working his way through anyone who has ever thwarted him in his path to an easy life. Eve is increasingly more...

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"Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue." The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him. Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange more...

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THE MINOR ADJUSTMENT BEAUTY SALON
by Alexander McCall Smith

DEXTER'S FINAL CUT
by Jeff Lindsay
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It is said that beauty runs skin deep, and as Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi survey the havoc wreaked by Violet Sephotho in her attempts to drive her rival's Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon out of business, they are forced to conclude that beneath her groomed exterior lies a wicked person. More happily, Mma Makutsi and her husband Phuti Radiphuti are expecting a baby. However, conflict is brewing between their relatives who believe in the old ways and those who favour a more relaxed parenting style. And there is the controversial question of the child's name, too. Mma Ramotswe needs all her tact and intuition to restore harmony and see that right prevails.

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Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan.

Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for 'research', Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes more...

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FANTASY
STEELHEART
by Brandon Sanderson

JUSTICE
by Ian Irvine
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Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics. . . nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants more...

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The once beautiful land of Hightspall is being carved up by warring armies led by figures from out of legend. One army is headed by the charismatic brute, Axil Grandys, and the other by Lyf, resurrected sorcerer-king and Axil's ancient nemesis.

Only the escaped slave Tali and her unreliable magic stand in their way but Tali's gift grows more painful every time she uses it. As the armies converge on the fateful peak of Touchstone, Tali and her ally Rix must find a way to overcome Lyf and prevent Axil from using the Three Spells that will destroy Hightspall forever. 

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HISTORICAL FICTION

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THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS
by Elizabeth Gilbert


5th January 1800.

Alma Whittaker is born into a perfect Philadelphia winter. Her father, Henry Whittaker, is a bold and charismatic botanical explorer whose vast fortune belies his lowly beginnings as a vagrant in Sir Joseph Banks' Kew Gardens and as a deck hand on Captain Cook's HMS Resolution. Alma's mother, a strict woman from an esteemed Dutch family, is conversant in five living languages (and two dead ones).

Click here for more details or to order An independent girl with a thirst for knowledge, it is not long before Alma comes into her own within the world of botany. But as Alma's careful studies of moss take her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she comes to love draws her in the opposite direction.

The Signature of All Things is a big novel, about a big century. It soars across the globe from London, to Peru, to Philadelphia, to Tahiti, to Amsterdam. Peopled with extraordinary characters - missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses and the quite mad - most of all it has an unforgettable heroine in Alma Whittaker, a woman of the Enlightened Age who stands defiantly on the cusp of the modern.

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THE PAGAN LORD
by Bernard Cornwell

WARS OF THE ROSES
by Conn Iggulden
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Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.

Uhtred, once Alfred′s great warrior but now out of favour with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, that great Northumbrian fortress, Bebbanburg.

Loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes; a war which will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation. 

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King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead.

In 1437, after years of regency, the pious and gentle Henry VI, the Lamb, comes of age and accedes to the English throne. His poor health and frailty of mind render him a weakling king - Henry depends on his closest men, Spymaster Derry Brewer and William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, to run his kingdom.

Yet there are those, such as the Plantagenet Richard, Duke of York, who believe England must be led by a strong king if she is to survive. With England's territories in France under threat, and rumours of more...

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JAMES BOND

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by William Boyd


A new James Bond novel written by William Boyd.

1969. A veteran secret agent. A single mission. A licence to kill.

James Bond returns.






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NEW ADULT

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by Abbi Glines


My future was about to be completely thrown off track because Della Sloane was under my skin, and I had to have her. I couldn t ignore it anymore . . . I d gotten close enough to her to see deeper. Della Sloane is not your average girl. Yearning to break free of her dark and sheltered past and the memories of the illness that claimed her mother, Della plans a solo road trip to experience real life on her own terms. But the trip is nearly cut short in the little beach town of Rosemary when she realizes she can t even pump her own gas until Woods Kerrington shows up, more than willing to help out a pretty girl in need.

Woods s family wants him to settle down with a wealthy woman in pearls, but he can t resist this carefree girl in cutoffs passing through town. A one-night stand should have been enough, but months later, Woods can t get the irresistible Della out of his head. When a twist of fate brings Della back to Woods, all signs point to trouble if they don t keep their distance. Neither is truly free, and a relationship could destroy both of them. With their hearts on the line, Della thinks the safest bet is to walk away. But Woods isn t about to let that happen . . .

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ODDBALL

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THE FULL RIDICULOUS
by Mark Lamprell


Michael O'Dell is hit by a car. When he doesn't die, he is surprised and pleased. But he can't seem to move from the crash position. He can't concentrate, or control his anger and grief, or work out what to do about anything much. His wife Wendy is heroically supportive but his teenage children don't help his post-accident angst: daughter Rosie punches out a vindictive schoolmate and all hell breaks loose; son Declan is found with a stash of illicit drugs. A strange policeman starts harrassing the family and ordinary mishaps take on a sinister desperation. To top it all off, Michael's professional life starts to crumble.

With this funny, compelling novel about love, family and the precarious business of being a man, Mark Lamprell's extraordinary debut examines the terrible truth: sometimes you can't pull yourself together until you've completely fallen apart.

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PARANORMAL

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by Christine Feehan


Tatijana of the Dragonseekers spent centuries encased in ice with her sister, trapped in limbo between life and death, never speaking to a soul other than those who tormented her. Now, she has been freed from her frozen prison by an unknown descendent. Awakened in human form, Tatijana yearns to explore the modern world in which she now lives-a world with more mysteries than she is prepared for. Fenris Dalka has returned to the Carpathian Mountains after a long absence to be with his brother. He is scarred by centuries of battle, and every hard-won victory. But the real reason for his return home could prove deadly if discovered by the wrong man-or woman.

Upon his arrival, he is compelled by a beautiful and enigmatic stranger who carries the scent of fresh earth, of forest, of the night itself.In time Tatijana and Fenris will discover all that unites them-their secrets and pasts, their predators, and the hot flush of passion that stirs their souls. Yet just as surely, seduced into the silvery darkness of a full-moon night, they'll also discover everything ancient and evil that exists to destroy them.

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SCI-FI

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by
Stephen Baxter

The very far future: The Galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous Galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light...

The 27th century: Proxima Centauri, an undistinguished red dwarf star, is the nearest star to our sun - and (in this fiction), the nearest to host a world, Proxima IV, habitable by humans. But Proxima IV is unlike Earth in many ways. Huddling close to the warmth, orbiting in weeks, it keeps one face to its parent star at all times. The 'substellar point', with the star forever overhead, is a blasted desert, and the 'antistellar point' on the far side is under an ice cap in perpetual darkness. How would it be to live on such a world? Needle ships fall from Proxima IV's sky. Yuri Jones, with 1000 others, is about to find out...PROXIMA tells the amazing tale of how we colonise a harsh new eden, and the secret we find there that will change our role in the Universe for ever.

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ENDER'S GAME
by Orson Scott Card

ENDER'S GAME GRAPHIC NOVEL
by Christopher Yost
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The human race faces annihilation.

An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history.

The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training programme - to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders.

A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster?

This is the multiple award-winning classic Ender's Game - a groundbreaking tale of war, strategy and survival.

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Andrew ''Ender'' Wiggin is 6 years old, bullied, resented and alone. And he might be humanity's only hope. Ender is recruited to the International Fleet's child warriors in training, to fight in defense of the planet. His promise is high, and his teachers are sure he will rise to the test - if Battle School doesn't kill him first! As young Ender rises through the ranks, he struggles to find tranquility, humanity and a connection with something greater than the brutal mechanics of war and strategy. But when he is thrust into Command School at a vastly accelerated pace, will he crack up on the road to becoming the hero that the human race so desperately needs Sci-fi legend Orson Scott Card's award-winning classic is brought to life!

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FOR THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNG AT HEART
BABIES

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by Roger Hargreaves


Mr Mo is one of the nicest and most helpful residents in all of Dillydale. Then one day, he visits the barber for his regular snip, and falls fast asleep in the chair. When he wakes he discovers his mo is long gone - and so too are his manners. All of Dillydale is thrown off kilter, but as Mr Mo's moustache starts to grow back, the balance is restored.

Mr Mo has been the ambassador for Movember for the last three years, and now finally has his own story! In collaboration with the Movember cause, this new title has been penned to raise awareness and money for Men's Health issues, with 20% of each copy sold being donated to Movember.

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WOMBAT GOES TO SCHOOL
by Jackie French

ALPHABETICAL SYDNEY
by Hilary Bell
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She sleeps. She eats. She scratches - and finds a hole. When Mothball discovers a new hole, it unexpectedly leads her to the local school. The children learn that wombats love carrots and grass, while Mothball learns that lunch boxes contain very few carrots, that sports sheds can be a good place to have a nap, and that when you're brown and round, it's not a good idea to get too close to a ball...

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This is our Sydney, the brightest and best of it, North to the south to the east and the west of it. Bats and cicadas, lawn bowls and the zoo, This is our town. Let us share it with you. 






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NONI THE PONY
by Alison Lester

KISSED BY THE MOON
by Alison Lester
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Noni the pony is friendly and funny.

Her shimmering tail is the colour of honey.

She lives on a farm at Waratah Bay,

and likes eating apples and more...

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May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong.

Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure. 

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CHILDREN

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THE ROYAL RANGER
by
John Flanagan

John Purcell: Make great use of your free shipping code - get yourself a SIGNED COPY of John Flanagan's new Ranger's Apprentice novel The Royal Ranger!

John will be visiting Booktopia again and this time we will be putting an even bigger pile of books in front of him to sign. But as always, these will not last. We always seem to break records with every new Ranger's Apprentice book.

Pre-order now and you WILL get a signed copy!

Blurb: John Flanagan makes a spectacular return to the world of Ranger's Apprentice - but what has happened since you last saw Will and his friends might shock you!

Click here for more details or to orderWill took an oath when he joined the Ranger Corps. Does it mean nothing to him now?

After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible - even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark path.

It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind surprises everyone - and it's a request Will cannot refuse.

Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough. But when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will must more...

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HOUSE OF HADES
by Rick Riordan

FORTUNATELY, THE MILK
by Neil Gaiman
At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaea's armies will more...

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You know what it's like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dad's in charge. She leaves a really, really long list of what he's got to do. And the most important thing is DON'T FORGET TO GET THE MILK. Unfortunately, Dad forgets. So the next morning, before breakfast, he has to go to the corner shop, and this is the story of why it takes him a very, very long time to get back.

Featuring: Professor Steg (a time-travelling dinosaur), some green globby things, the Queen of the Pirates, the famed jewel that is the Eye of Splod, some wumpires, and a perfectly normal but very important carton of milk.

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014

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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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DORK DIARIES OMG by Rachel Renee Russell
  THE BIG BOOK OF BILLIE
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LEGO

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Dorling Kindersley

A visual history of the amazing LEGO minifigure phenomenon, with three minifigures included

Take a trip down memory lane and explore the origins and growth of the amazing LEGO minifigure with LEGO Minifigures Year by Year: A Visual History.

Year by year, every range of LEGO minifigures is included chronologically and by theme, running from the first minifigures introduced in 1978 to the brand-new LEGO Legends of Chima, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman and LEGO Ninjago minifigures popular today. Perfect for any LEGO fan, this visual chronicle is filled with more than 2,000 of the most significant, popular and rarest minifigures complete with stunning photos and additional information on key favourites. Plus, with 3 minifigures embedded in the cover, a LEGO City townsperson, LEGO City robber, and a LEGO Star Wars stormtrooper, it's the ultimate guide to the world of LEGO minifigures.

LEGO Minifigures Year by Year: A Visual History is a must-have for LEGO fans of all ages.
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LEGO FRIENDS OFFICIAL ANNUAL 2014

LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA OFFICIAL ANNUAL 2014
This first ever LEGO Friends Official Annual is packed with stories, games and activities, all starring Mia, Emma, Andrea, Stephanie, Olivia and the rest of the Heartlake City residents.

With LEGO bricks included for added build and play fun, this is the perfect Christmas gift for the Friend in your life.

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Bursting with brilliant stories and activities from the awesome new Legends of Chima range, this wicked annual is a must-have for LEGO fans.

With LEGO bricks included for added build and play fun, this is the perfect Christmas gift.

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ASTERIX AND THE PICTS
by Jean-Yves Ferri
  CHARLOTTE'S WEB
by E.B. White
  WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE HER LAST?
by Lemony Snicket
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YOUNG ADULT

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TEARDROP
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Lauren Kate

Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux's mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn't, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.

 Click here for more details or to order But Ander doesn't know Eureka's darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance-a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined.

From Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.


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FALLEN, TORMENT, PASSION - 3 BOOK BOXSET
by Lauren Kat
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These are the first three books of the incredible "Fallen" series, collected together in a deluxe box set. Relive every passionate moment of Luce and Daniel's epic romance across 5,000 years of history. This bestselling gothic romance is for all adult and teenage fans of supernatural fiction. It includes Fallen, Torment and Passion. Get ready to fall...


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THE EYE OF MINDS
by James Dashner
  ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME
by Julie Berry
  THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Gift Hardcover Edition)
by John Green
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NON-FICTION 

AUSTRALIAN STORY

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Tim Ferguson was a star of the international comedy circuit. Along with Paul McDermott and Richard Fidler he was part of the edgy, provocative and very funny Doug Anthony All Stars (DAAS). In 1994 they were at the height of their powers, performing in a season at the Criterion Theatre on Piccadilly Circus. The three mates, who began busking on the streets of Canberra a decade earlier, had achieved their ambition to become the self-styled rock stars of comedy.

Then, all of a sudden, he woke up one morning and his whole left side wouldn't work. He'd had a lurking suspicion that something was wrong and after more episodes he went to a doctor thinking he'd be told to change his diet and get more sleep. It wasn't so simple. An eventual diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) meant an end to the frenetic, high-energy life he was living.

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An honest, gritty, funny, frank and totally revealing autobiography from much loved songstress Tina Arena, who is about to celebrate a phenomenally successful 40 years as a singer/songwriter.

Over this time, Tina has amassed a huge national and international fan base as well as a cache of amazing stories and experiences. She's sold over eight million albums and had numerous multi-platinum albums around the world; she's had encounters with extraordinary people, fallen in and out of love, had huge highs and lows, but through it all, she's sung her heart out, and her songs have provided the soundtrack to the lives of so many of us.

Almost four decades in music has seen Tina undertake a journey of self-discovery and self-fulfilment, becoming the strong, confident woman and artist she always hoped she'd be. Hers is a story of a woman achieving success on her own terms, a truly joyful and inspiring memoir of survival, song, determination, love and triumph.

 
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WITHOUT WARNING
by Damien Thomlinson

OUTBACK HEROINES
by Sue Williams
After losing both his legs in an accident in Afghanistan, Special Forces soldier Damien Thomlinson was determined not only to survive, but to meet life head on. This is an uplifting story of guts, drive and exceptional resilience.

Without warning, Private Damien Thomlinson′s life changed forever. On a night patrol in Afghanistan in 2009, his vehicle drove over a Taliban explosive device. His right leg turned instantly to red mist and his left leg was severed below the knee. His arms and hands were shattered and his nose smashed. Blood poured into his lungs. He was as close to death as you can get. Damien′s story could have been a tragedy, but because of his enormously optimistic spirit it is instead one of triumph and inspiration.

Once a commando, always a commando. Damien was more...

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Horse-whispering, crocodile-hunting and single-handedly changing an 80-kilo flat tyre on a road train in 40-degree heat...there is nothing these modern-day outback women can't do.

But when it comes to hardship and heartbreak, they've endured far more than their fair share. Living and working in some of the most remote spots in the world, they've had to become experts at turning tragedy into triumph.

Our former Miss World finds a new start in the bush; an adventurer crosses one of the world's harshest deserts on camelback; a single mum becomes a truck driver to make ends meet and a former nurse takes over the famous Birdsville Hotel. This book is a tribute to the great Australian Outback from those who live and work at the heart of it.

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FEATURES BOOKTOPIA'S CAROLINE BAUM!

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The loss of a parent is an experience that we all face without any training - relating to a parent through old age and illness; going through the actual death in different circumstances and whether we can help parents to have a good death; the emotional aftermath - shock, grief, relief, the effect on families; funerals, wills and other rituals; clearing out the house and keeping memories alive; recovery and carrying on with life; the longer-term changes in us and our relationship with our parents.

Edited by Sydney Morning Herald literary editor, journalist and writer Susan Wyndham, My Mother, My Fatheris a collection of stories from 14 remarkable Australian writers, sharing what it is to feel loss, and all the experiences and memories that create the image of our parents. Contributors include Helen Garner, David Marr, Tom Keneally, Gerard Windsor, Susan Duncan and Caroline Baum.

These stories are intimate, honest, moving, sometimes funny, never sentimental, and always well written.

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ENTERTAINMENT MEMOIR
STILL FOOLIN' 'EM
by Billy Crystal

BONKERS
by Jennifer Saunders
Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt.

In humorous chapters like "Buying the Plot" and "Nodding Off", Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from more...
 
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'As the steady march of time takes its toll on my memory and the vultures circle, I thought I should have a stab at recollecting how it all happened . . .'

Jennifer Saunders' brilliant comic creations have brought joy to millions for three decades. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Absolutely Fabulous to Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia, her characters are household names.

But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, touching and disarmingly honest memoir, filled with stories of more...

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MEMOIR
AN APPETITE FOR WONDER
by Richard Dawkins

MY BRIEF HISTORY
by Stephen Hawking

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  more...

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Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution.

My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely more...

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MEDIA

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Paul Barry

At the age of 82, Rupert Murdoch is divorcing his third wife Wendi Deng and gearing up for the toughest challenge of his life: to hand his empire on to his children. But is this the end of the Murdoch dynasty?

Lachlan doesn't want to succeed him. James is in disgrace. And Elisabeth is not a serious contender. His grip on the group has also been weakened by scandal. His British tabloids have been caught hacking phones and bribing officials on an industrial scale. At least twenty journalists will soon face trial for hacking and corruption and could be jailed.

But Rupert thrives on crisis. He has recently split News Corp in two, doubled his fortune to US$9 billion, and is bouncing around like a man in his prime.

So can he win this one last battle and keep it all in the family?

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HISTORY
ONE SUMMER
by Bill Bryson

1914: THE YEAR THE WORLD ENDED
by Paul Ham
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In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest of the time), a semi-crazed sculptor with a mad plan to carve four giant heads into an inaccessible mountain called Rushmore, a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and a youthful aviator named Charles Lindbergh who started the summer wholly unknown and finished it as the most famous man on earth. (So famous that Minnesota considered renaming itself after him.)

It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention of television, the peak of Al Capone's reign of terror, the horrifying bombing of a school in Michigan by a madman, the ill-conceived decision that more...

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In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient political systems and set the course for the bloodiest century in human history.

In the longer run, the events of 1914 set the world on the path toward the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism and the Cold War.

In 1914: The Year the World Ended, award-winning historian Paul Ham tells the story of the outbreak of the Great War from German, British, French, Austria-Hungarian, Russian and Serbian perspectives. Along the more...

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EMPRESS DOWAGER CIXI
by Jung Chang

FIRST VICTORY
by Mike Carlton
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Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.

At the age of 16, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor's numerous concubines and sexual partners. When he died in 1861, their 5-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a palace coup against the regents appointed by her husband and made herself the real ruler of China - behind the throne, literally, with a silk screen separating her from her officials who were all male.

In this ground-breaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Cixi fought against more...

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In the opening months of the First World War, Emden's trail of destruction was tremendous. This one small ship and her skilled and gallant captain wrought havoc on the maritime trade of the British Empire, capturing and sinking ships at will.

Australia, sending wool, wheat and gold across the Indian Ocean to sustain the Mother Country and despatching tens of thousands of young men to join the fight, had a vital interest in bringing Emden to her end. The battle, when it came, was short and bloody, an emphatic First Victory at sea for the newborn Royal Australian Navy. It remains to this day a celebrated epic of naval warfare.

In the century since, many writers have been there before Mike Carlton. Most were German, some of them survivors of the battle, others later more...

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FINANCE

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David Koch, Libby Koch

They say it makes the world go round, but often it can feel like money is making your world fall down. There are always things you can do to make your money work harder, to get the most out of what you do have. And that's what this book is all about - helping you get on top of your finances and learning how to put your finances to work for you. It's true that money can't buy happiness, but it can certainly help you enjoy the time you have as you go through life.

The message of this book is that looking after your money is not complicated. It's about communication with your partner, saving and investing wisely, and making sure you can enjoy your money, rather than just worry about it.

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THOUGHTFUL

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Malcolm Gladwell

Why do underdogs succeed so much more than they should? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey to uncover the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.

From the conflicts in Northern Ireland and Vietnam, through the tactics of civil rights leaders and the problem of privilege, Gladwell demonstrates how terribly we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When is a traumatic childhood a good thing? How can a disability leave someone better off? And do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into?

Drawing on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and his unparalleled ability to make the connections other miss, David and Goliath is a brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking, and brings home the incredible leverage of the unexpected.

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HEAVEN ON EARTH
by Stephanie Dowrick

EAT MOVE SLEEP
by Tom Rath
Here is a prayer book that offers you the wisest, most comforting of prayers, while also guiding you on how to pray. Whatever your experience of prayer, you will find a new depth of inspiration and support in these pages. From the most ancient heartfelt prayers to those newly written by the author herself, this is a collection that meets us where we are - and takes us where we most want to go.

As a writer and spiritual leader who has supported and guided many thousands of people to live more hopefully, Stephanie Dowrick has a rare understanding of what prayer is and how steadfastly it can support you, whatever your faith background or journey. Some of the world?s most beautiful words are more...

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Eat Move Sleep will help make good decisions automatic - more than a book - this is a new way to live.

From Tom Rath, author of StrengthsFinders 2.0, comes a powerful book about what people can do to lead healthier lives. Eat Move Sleep features Tom's deeply personal story, supported by practical, credible, and timeless ideas from more than a decade of research.

In contrast to books that focus primarily on one diet, workout, or a single element of health, Eat Move Sleep focuses on all three components and their interconnectedness. Comprehensive yet simple, rooted in cutting edge research, and sound advice that's valuable to everyone.

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TRUE CRIME

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John Safran

When filming his TV series Race Relations, John Safran spent an uneasy couple of days with one of Mississippi's most notorious white supremacists. A year later, he heard that the man had been murdered - and what was more, the killer was black.

At first the murder seemed a twist on the old Deep South race crimes. But then more news rolled in. Maybe it was a dispute over money, or most intriguingly, over sex. Could the infamous racist actually have been secretly gay, with a thing for black men? Did Safran have the last footage of him alive? Could this be the story of a lifetime? Seizing his Truman Capote moment, he jumped on a plane to cover the trial.

Over six months, Safran got more...

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SPORT

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Michael Hussey's huge popularity does not rest solely on his incredible playing record. Popularly known as Mr. Cricket, he made his Test debut against the West Indies in Brisbane in November 2005, and has scored 6,183 Test runs over 78 Tests in his career. But to his fans, it is the way he plays the game rather than simply the sum of his achievements that marks him out as one of the best-loved cricketers of his generation.

He is a middle-order maestro with a batting average of 51.52, but he has always played cricket with an integrity and sense of values that is the epitome of what cricket stands for. His autobiography takes you behind the scenes to his world of cricket.

From his lengthy struggle to break into the Australian side, through to his masterly achievements in the Australian team, in ODI and Indian Premier League u this book follows his extraordinary cricket career., with plenty of surprisingly frank admissions and behind the scenes dramas.

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WHEELMEN
by Reed Albergotti, Vanessa O'Connell

WENDELL SAILOR: CROSSING THE LINE

Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his "mythic, perfect story" as "one big lie" but his admission raised more questions than it answered - because he didn't say who had helped him dope or how he skilfully avoided getting caught.

Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell broke the news at every turn. In WHEELMEN they reveal the broader story of how more...

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Superstar Brisbane Broncos and Kangaroos winger Wendell Sailor shocked everyone when he switched codes to play union in 2001. The King of the Wing, whose thunderous runs intimidated anyone in his path, surprised even himself when he was selected for the Wallabies, becoming the first Australian player raised in league to represent his country in both codes.

But in 2006, it all fell apart.

During a routine drug test for the Waratahs, he tested positive for cocaine and was banned from the game for two years. And those years away would prove to the toughest challenge of his life. The self-confessed party boy who constantly sought the public spotlight was now more...

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BABY BOOMERS

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Mark Lewisohn

The Beatles have been at the top for fifty years, their music remains exciting, their influence is still huge, their acclaim and achievements cannot be surpassed. But who really were the Beatles, and how did they and everything else in the 1960s fuse so explosively?

Mark Lewisohn's three-part biography is the first true and accurate account of the Beatles, a contextual history built upon impeccable research and written with energy, style, objectivity and insight. This first volume covers the crucial and less-known early period - the Liverpool and Hamburg years of a hungry rock and roll band, when all the sharp characters and situations take shape.

This is the Beatles like you've never read them before. It isn't just 'another book', it's the book, from the world-acknowledged authority. Forget what you know and discover the complete story.

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POPULAR CULTURE

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James Goss, Steve Tribe

He's made a mark on almost every era of history, and he's touched millions of lives across space and time. In these pages you'll find just some of the stories behind those brief encounters, each of them addressing the question that must never, ever be answered: 'Doctor Who?'

This is the story of an impossible life - of a man who borrowed a spaceship, travelled through time and continually saved the universe - as told by the Doctor's friends, by his enemies, and by the man himself. Letters, journals, trial records, secret government files and the occasional bit of tabloid journalism reveal the never-before-told story of Gallifrey's last Time Lord.

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FILM BUFF

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Running Press

For 75 years, generation after generation has been enthralled by The Wizard of Oz. This one-of-a-kind kit celebrating some of the most popular elements of the film will delight fans young and old.

This officially-licensed kit contains:
  •  A poster tied with ribbon
  •  Ruby Slippers pendant
  •  Ceramic 75th anniversary commemorative plate with gold gilding and easel
  • A 64-page hardcover book with foil stamping on the case. In it, a 75 Years of Oz Introduction is followed by a novelization of the story, illustrated with full color photos from the film.


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FOOD AND DRINK

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MAGGIE'S CHRISTMAS
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Maggie Beer

Christmas is Maggie Beer's favourite time of year, a time for everything she loves - for hugs from the grandchildren, for giving, and for creating special memories. But most of all, it is a time for family and friends to gather around a table groaning with delicious food.

Click here for more details or to order With her hallmark generosity and warmth, Maggie invites you to join her Christmas celebrations in South Australia's beautiful Barossa Valley. From roasting the perfect turkey and transforming leftovers into fabulous meals, to turning ripe summer fruits into luscious desserts and creating a glamorous formal dinner to welcome in the New Year in style, Maggie shares her most cherished recipes. With plenty of advice for stress-free entertaining, Maggie shows you how to celebrate this special time of year with panache and joy.

'I have never lost the excitement of Christmas and all it entails. From by earliest memories, it's always been about celebrating the season and the pleasures of a bountiful table with family and friends. In sharing the recipes and rituals that make this such a special time of year for me, I hope to inspire you to create your own traditions.'
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Matt Preston

My new cookbook is full of recipes for stuff that is quite simply delicious, and that I cook for my family and friends. It's a wee bit different from my first book in that the dishes are fresher, lighter, healthier... Well, that was the idea.

I then suggested all those naughty, over-the-top dishes that I also love. These had to go into a sealed section because, like a Bangkok nightclub act, they are just a little too full-on for the delicate stomachs of some, and for the good of your health. That section is sealed for your own safety. Please resist opening it if you are a helpless slave to your passions. In short, this book is like me. It starts out with REALLY GOOD intentions for a while until it is overwhelmed by temptation and then, quite frankly, once self-control is gone it turns into a bit of an orgiastic free-for-all. Good times! Welcome to the Pleasure Dome, my friends, please grab a fork. Matt Preston.
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Click here for more details or to order Click here for more details or to orderTHE AGRARIAN KITCHEN
by
Rodney Dunn

*Order The Agrarian Kitchen from Booktopia by 30th November 2013 to go into the draw to win an Agrarian Experience class for 2 people, worth $700 (flights and accommodation not included).

The Agrarian Experience

The Agrarian Experience is a celebration of the seasons. The day begins with guests donning gumboots and foraging in the garden for the ripest fruit and vegetables, other ingredients are sourced from local farmers and producers.

Once harvesting is complete we continue in the kitchen preparing and cooking together a seasonal feast. Central to the experience is the Alan Scott-designed wood-fired oven. 6 to 7 dishes are usually prepared and the day will culminate with lunch including premium Tasmanian wines and artisanal ales. Read More

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ASIA AFTER WORK
by Adam Liaw

THE FOOD OF VIETNAM
by Luke Nguyen
Asian After Work is a cookbook for busy people.

Taking a simple and practical approach, and using easy-to-find ingredients, Adam Liaw shows how anyone can create authentic and affordable Asian dishes at home without spending hours in the kitchen.

From Chicken Kra-Pow, Black Pepper Beef and Grilled Prawns with Salty Lime, to Lychee and Coconut Granita, Leche Flan and Sesame and Honey Ice Cream, Asian After Work brings you family favourites and more...


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Tying in with Luke's immensely popular SBS TV show, Luke Nguyen's Vietnam, this book follows his trip from southern Vietnam up to the north, through the marketplaces, backyards and kitchens of strangers and family alike.

In addition to the stunning location photography and mouth-watering food shots, Luke's records of his experiences with the people he meets and the places he visits along the way pepper the pages of this book, breathing life into the classic recipes of Vietnam, from pho to banh mi and everything in between.

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Click here for more details or to order RIVER COTTAGE FRUIT EVERY DAY!
by
Hugh Fearnley-Whitttingstall

The fantastic resource of fruit-so delicious and so very good for us-is ridiculously underexplored in our kitchens. This cookbook puts that right. Hugh's brilliant new recipes have carefully balanced flavour combinations for sturdy fare like marinated lamb and fig kebabs; goat tagine with apricots and almonds; chicken and fig couscous; venison stew with morello cherries; and pumpkin and pear curry. There are also fresh and zingy ideas like pineapple, melon and mint, as well as delicious cakes, tarts, pies, crumbles and puddings.

With glorious photography from Simon Wheeler, Hugh's Fruit bring a joyful fruitiness back to your kitchen and get you thinking about cooking in a whole new way.
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GARDENING

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Paul Bangay

'A truly great garden should enrich your soul, and those of many others - hopefully for generations to come.'

This is celebrated landscape designer Paul Bangay's inspirational story of creating Stonefields, one of Australia's most beautiful country gardens. The Garden at Stonefields reveals the triumphs and trials of designing and building this extraordinary house and garden - Paul's most challenging and personal project yet.

Photographed by Paul's long-time collaborator Simon Griffiths, the stunning photos reveal the evolution of the site from conception to completion, and capture the unique beauty of each area of the garden. The book also features extracts from Paul's personal diary, an intimate and compelling account of dealing with drought, bushfires and the threat of mining in contemporary rural Australia.

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DECORATING

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by
Sibella Court

Internationally renowned stylist Sibella Court is a gypsy at heart, spending much of her time on the road, tinkering, travelling ancient trade routes and fossicking for treasure.

In her latest book, Gypsy, be inspired by the softly painted buildings of Ecuador and Galapagos; the moody highlands of Scotland; the wild woods of Transylvania; the Iznik tiles of Turkey; and the ancient tranquility of Indochine.

Gypsy is a sumptuous stylist's guide featuring Sibella's unforgettable interiors that will inspire you to interpret faraway lands in your very own styling. Featuring Sibella's favourite sources, trade secrets and suppliers, Gypsy also shows you how to create your own colour palettes from what you have more...
 
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