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John Purcell - The Booktopia Book GuruAs publishers gear up for Mother's Day a tonne of great books hit the shelves.

We've got a brand new title from the writer of the mega-selling Under the Tuscan Sun, plus one from the queen of women's fiction, Maeve Binchy's last book, also Jeffery Deaver's follow-up to the creepy Bone Collector, a new rural romance from Rachael Johns, John Flanagan returns with Brotherband 4, Charlaine Harris is sure to wow fans with her new series, and Masterchef's darling, Poh returns with a cookbook no-one will be able to resist.

The Booktopia Catalogue is our no-nonsense guide to all of the hottest titles being released next month.

Looking for Mother's Day gifts? Browse our Mother's Day Catalogue here.

Happy shopping.

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John Purcell
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CHILDREN

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BROTHERBAND SERIES: BOOK 4
by John Flanagan


Return to the seafaring world of Hal and his intrepid ship's crew in the fourth book of John Flanagan's epic Brotherband series.

When the Heron brotherband become the Skandian duty ship to the Kingdom of Araluen, they're excited at the challenges ahead. Hal, Stig, Thorn and the Herons eagerly set off for the trip - with an unexpected new crew member aboard.

But an enemy from their past returns, throwing the Herons into a dangerous quest to free captured Araluans from the slave market in Socorro. Even with the help of an Araluan Ranger, the task may be too much.

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OUR MOTHER'S DAY FICTION PICK

CHESTNUT STREET Click here for more details or to order
by Maeve Binchy

A delightful collection of linked stories from No.1 bestselling author Maeve Binchy - simply the best
 
Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in MINDING FANKIE) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderful collection of stories

Bucket Maquire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son.

Nessa Byrne, who's aunt comes to visit from America for six weeks every summer and turns the house - and Nessa's world   more...

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OUR MOTHER'S DAY NON-FICTION PICK

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Click here for more details or to orderSAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT
by Poh Ling Yeow


The new cookbook from popular TV cook Poh Ling Yeow.

Come on a new journey with Poh Ling Yeow with her long awaited cookbook Same Same But Different, the follow-up to her bestselling 'Poh's Kitchen - My Cooking Adventures', which stayed in the top 10 Australian bestsellers list for six weeks.

The 100 brand new recipes in the book are organised in pairs that share a common process, ingredient or texture - so a 'bite sized spice' could be Kunyit (turmeric) Fried Chicken or a Curry Puff, and a 'yummy curry' could be Prawn and Pineapple Curry or a Beef Rendang.

Full of mouth-watering recipes and as stylish as its author, Same Same But Different will inspire you to go in new culinary directions with familiar ingredients.

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FICTION 

AUSTRALIAN FICTION

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by Rachael Johns


Ruby wasn't looking for love, Drew wasn't looking to stay... until they found each other. Can their fling survive the darkness of Ruby's past and Drew's desire to move on?

Ruby Jones was always an optimist, but the trauma of her past had made her wary. So when she flees to the small rural community of Bunyip Bay to start afresh, she has her sights firmly set on establishing her horse-riding business and rebuilding her life. The last thing Ruby wants is a romance. In fact, after all she has been through, she can't imagine she will ever believe in love again.

Police officer Drew Noble has no intention of staying in Bunyip Bay - he is just an outsider seeking temporary refuge. But as the charm of the town sways him, Drew finds more...

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by Su Dharmapala


Nila wasn't born beautiful and is destined to go through life unnoticed... until she becomes a saree maker. As she works, Nila weaves into the silk a pattern of love, hope and devotion, which will prove to be invaluable to more lives than her own.

From the lush beauty of Sri Lanka, ravaged by bloody civil war, to India and its eventual resting place in Australia, this is the story of a precious saree and the lives it changes forever. Nila must find peace, Mahinda yearns for his true calling, Pilar is haunted by a terrible choice, Sarojini doubts her ability to love, Madhav is a holy fraud and Marion's understanding of the very meaning of love is challenged and transformed. Each teeters between joy and pain, and each is touched by the power and beauty of the saree.

A breathtaking story of beauty, oppression and freedom... and of an enduring love that can never be broken.

 
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CHARLOTTE'S CREEK
by Therese Creed

ROCKING HORSE HILL
by Cathryn Hein
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Rural romance featuring a strong woman who needs all the determination she can muster when she leaves her safe, familiar city life to seek adventure in the outback.

After a couple of years working in a privileged private school, Lucy Francis yearns for adventure. So when she hears about a job teaching four children on a massive cattle property in North Queensland, she decides to throw caution - and her teaching job - to the winds.

When Lucy arrives at Charlotte's Creek Station she finds a family in crisis. To make matters worse, the four  more...

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Who do you trust when a stranger threatens to tear your family apart?

Ever since she was a little girl, Emily Wallace-Jones has loved Rocking Horse Hill. The beautiful family property is steeped in history. Everything important in Em's life has happened there. And even though Em's brother Digby has inherited the property, he has promised Em it will be her home for as long as she wishes.

When Digby falls in love with sweet Felicity Townsend, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Em worries about the future. But she is determined not to treat Felicity with the more...

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THE CLAIMANT
by Janette Turner Hospital

THE BLUE MILE
by Kim Kelly
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A brilliant and compulsively readable story of truth, lies and identity from one of Australia's finest writers.

'So then, here it is. The unadorned un-self-flattering gospel, the never-before-told story our intricately intertwined lives ... Listen: I know things that no one else knows. Trust me. ' Manhattan, 1996: the trial of the Vanderbilt claimant is finally coming to an end. The case - long, complex, riven with unknowns, attracting huge media and social interest - has been seeking to establish whether or not a certain man is the son of the fabulously wealthy and well-connected Vanderbilt family.

The son went missing, presumed dead, while serving in the Vietnam more...

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The week before Christmas, 1929, Eoghan O'Keenan loses his factory job, and has to flee the slums of Chippendale with his seven-year-old sister Agnes.

On the north side of Sydney at Lavender Bay, Olivia Greene is working on her latest millinery creations and dreaming of becoming the next Coco Chanel.

A job on the Harbour Bridge for Eoghan, designing couture for the Governor's wife for Olivia, and a chance meeting in the Botanic Gardens sees the beginning of an unconventional romance. From vastly different backgrounds, with absolutely nothing in common - from faith to wealth and class - it seems that the  more...

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BLOCKBUSTER FICTION

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Click here for more details or to orderMIDNIGHT CROSSROAD
by
Charlaine Harris

From the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it...

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There's a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There's a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the more...

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THRILLER

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by Jeffery Deaver


Master of suspense and number one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with the eleventh exhilarating novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series, the long-anticipated follow-up to THE BONE COLLECTOR.

A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York - one more devious and disturbing than ever before.

They call this butcher The Skin Collector: a tattooist with a chamber of torture hidden deep underground. But instead of using ink to create each masterpiece, the artist uses a lethal poison which will render targets dead before they can even entertain the prospect of escape...

Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs have little to go on but a series of more...

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THE WOLF IN WINTER
by John Connolly

THE TARGET
by David Baldacci
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The next pulse-pounding thriller in John Connolly's internationally bestselling 'Charlie Parker' series.

The community of Prosperous, Maine, has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future is secure. It guards its own.

At the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town. But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous.

Parker is a dangerous man, more...

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The mission is to enter one of the most dangerous countries in the world. The target is one of the toughest to reach. The result could be momentous - or it could be Armageddon. There is no margin for error.

US government operatives Will Robie and Jessica Reel have to prove they are still the best team there is. But are they invincible when pitted against an agent whose training has been under conditions where most would perish?

An old man is dying in an Alabama prison hospital, it seems there is one more evil game he has still to play. And it's a game which comes close to home for Reel and Robie. But this time the stakes might be way too high. 

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HISTORICAL FICTION

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by
Fiona McIntosh

A fabulous standalone historical fiction of love, war and betrayal from the bestselling Fiona McIntosh. Tapestry takes us on a gripping journey from the 1970s into the England and Scotland of 1715 ...

The key to her future is trapped in the past. In 1978, Jane Maxwell is celebrating her engagement to Will, a handsome American geophysicist, but though she should be deliriously happy, she is plagued by doubts. When tragedy leaves Will hanging between life and death, Jane's guilt makes her determined to save him ... somehow.

In 1715, the Earl of Nithsdale joins the doomed Jacobite rebellion for Scottish independence. But the cause is lost and the Earl is sentenced to be more...

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NEW ADULT

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by
Abbi Glines

Get ready to fall hard for Rush...

Fallen Too Far introduced us to Rush Finlay, the gorgeous charming son of a famous rock star, and Blaire Wynn, the girl from Alabama who rode into Rosemary Beach, Florida, in a pick-up truck with a gun under the seat looking for her estranged father.

United under one roof by the surprising marriage of their parents, Rush and Blaire couldn't hate each other more. But it only took a summer to for everything to change... Fallen Too Far was Blaire's story. Now it's time for Rush to share his side, and for readers to fall all over again!

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ROMANCE

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by
Kylie Scott

Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge.

But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll's favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.

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ONE HEART TO WIN
by Johanna Lindsey

ALL MY LOVE
by Loretta Hill, Rachael Herron, Claire Baxter, Virginia Taylor, Nicola Moriarty
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The passionate new novel from America's Queen of romance

Hidden identities, family feuds, and a love that will never die...

Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky ones marry for love, but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud. The quarrel between the Warrens and the Callahans has to be resolved, but when Tiffany reluctantly travels west to meet rancher Hunter Callahan she finds herself being kidnapped by the enemy family.

Hunter, a handsome, sweet-talking charmer whom she has to fight off because he can't keep his  more...

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Fall head over heels for five hilarious and heart-warming tales of love and other misadventures . . .

One Little White Lie by Loretta Hill
Single girl Kate Dreson knows that her serial match-maker friend is not going to leave her alone unless she tells her that she is happily dating someone. Who knew that one little lie could so blatantly backfire?
A hilarious rom-com about a white lie that turns into a red-blooded reality!

Eliza's Home by Rachael Herron
It's 1945 and Eliza Masterson is on the run from her unhappy marriage. At least she would be if her truck hadn't broken down in the middle of  more...

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THE FOREVER SONG
by Julie Kagawa
  LUCK OF THE IRISH
by Nora Roberts
  FLYING
by Megan Hart
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FOR THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNG AT HEART

CHILDREN/TWEEN

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by
Jennifer Donnelly

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be about reuniting with handsome Prince Mahdi, her childhood crush. Instead she finds herself haunted by strange dreams foretelling the return of an ancient evil, and dealing with the deaths of her parents as assassins storm the betrothal ceremony, plunging the city into chaos. Led only by her shadowy dreams and pursued by the invading army, Serafina and her best friend Neela embark on a quest to avenge her parents' death and prevent a war between the mer nations. In the process they discover a plot that threatens their - and our - world's very existence.


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CURIOUS CHILDREN - IN 3D

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by
Matthias Picard

Jim Curious portrays the story of a young boy who goes on an adventure to the bottom of the sea in an old-fashioned diving suit. But there are no words telling his tale, only intricately illustrated images in exceptionally effective 3-D. (Two pairs of the traditional red & blue 3-D glasses are included in an envelope in the back of the book.)

On his journey, Jim initially passes the detritus tossed into the waters by land-dwellers, but soon he goes deeper and deeper, immersing himself in the wonders of the waters. (At the very end, there’s a double gatefold that includes chart-of-sorts of all the marine wildlife he encounters.)

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CHILDREN: BILLY SLATER PRESENTS
BILLY SLATER: TRY TIME
by Patrick Loughlin

BILLY SLATER: BANANA KICK
by Patrick Loughlin
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A junior fiction series for boys about a local boys' rugby league team who get special coaching and advice from star NRL player Billy Slater.

Josh can play footy. He's fast and fleet-footed and a blur down the sideline. But every time he steps onto the field a stampede of elephant-sized butterflies invade his stomach and he fumbles the ball.

Having his footy-mad grandad screaming from the sidelines doesn't help. To top it off, he blows an easy try and loses his team the opening game of the season. Josh starts thinking about giving up football forever. That is, until NRL legend and Josh's hero, Billy Slater, turns up at  more...

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A junior fiction series for boys about a local boys' rugby league team who get special coaching and advice from star NRL player Billy Slater.

Junior is the youngest player for the West Hill Ravens. He is also the biggest. Everyone on the team starts to call him Cannonball because, when he makes a bust, he's virtually unstoppable.

Even though Junior is helping his team score more tries than ever, no one seems to be able to see past his size. When team mentor, Billy Slater, sets the Ravens a challenge, Junior's bad feeling gets even worse.

Will Billy be able to help Junior  more...

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CHILDREN
INFINITY DRAKE: THE SONS OF SCARLATTI
by John McNally
  THE ISLANDS OF CHALDEA
by Ursula Jones
  THE SEQUIN STAR
by Belinda Murrell
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STRAWBERRY THIEF
by Sally Rippin

SHADOW SISTER
by Carole Wilkinson
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Someone has stolen all of the ripe strawberries from Mika's garden!

The Secret Mystery Club is determined to work out who it was. Could it have been the gardener?

Or was it the neighbours who just made a batch of strawberry jam?

Whoever it was, they won't get far - not with the SMC on the case.



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Tao is learning to be a dragonkeeper. With no one to teach him it is not easy. He must keep Kai safe but there is danger at every turn - they are pursued by a gang of murderous nomads, tricked by unseen spirits, attacked by a giant seven-headed snake and disoriented in the realms of the dead. Most terrifying of all is the ghost who can turn blood into ice. Tao knows he must prove he is truly worthy of the name dragonkeeper. But the road west is never straight and nothing for Tao and Kai is what it seems. 

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THE HUNT FOR THE GOLDEN BOOK
by Geronimo Stilton
  A TINY BIT LUCKY
by Tom Gates
  THE ADVENTURES OF SIR RODERICK THE NOT-VERY BRAVE
by James O'Loghlin
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THE TREASURE OF DEAD MAN'S COVE
by George Ivanoff
  8: THE LAST THIRTEEN
by James Phelan
  MISSING, PRESUMED EVIL
by Garth Nix & Sean Williams
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THE DISMAL DAFFODIL
by Ursula Dubosarsky
  NO STARS TO WISH ON
by Zana Fraillon
  HOW MANY PLANETS CIRCLE THE SUN?
by Mary Kay Carson
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BABIES

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by Oliver Jeffers


Meet the Hueys - a fabulously quirky group of characters from international bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found.

The thing about the Hueys was that they loved numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3... Wait! 0? Is 'none' a number? Join the Hueys for a counting conundrum! This witty and lively pictorial debate makes numbers interesting and fun!

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BABIES: MAISEY
MAISY'S PLANE
by Lucy Cousins

MAISY'S TRACTOR
by Lucy Cousins
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Maisy is flying high in this delightful plane-shaped book of fun and learning!

Get set to go flying in Maisy's plane.  It's Eddie's birthday and our little mouse has an extra special surprise.

Go up, up and away as she passes Tallulah in her hot air balloon, and loops the loop in the skies, before delivering a "happy birthday" message - all in time for Eddie's party!

It is a super-sturdy, wipe-clean board book that will make the ideal birthday gift.


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Maisy's busy on her farm in this delightful tractor-shaped book of fun and learning!

Chug, chug! Jump on board Maisy's tractor as she ploughs the field, feeds and milks the cows, and brings the lambs back to the barn. But, wait one moment...one of the lambs has gone missing!

Will Maisy be able to find her woolly friend? Find out in this baa-rilliant chunky board book! It features a super-sturdy, wipe-clean board book complete with sound words to encourage interactive play!

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BABIES
INCY WINCY SPIDER
by Karen Erasmus

FIVE LITTLE PLATYPUSES
by Karen Erasmus
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We all know that the rain washed the Incy Wincy spider down the water spout. But where else did he try to shelter before the sun came out? In this fun and lively story, Incy tries to find a place to rest but keeps getting into strife! When he crawls under the house, he comes face to face with a hungry cat. In the living room, he nearly gets sucked up by Gran's vacuum cleaner, and his comfy resting place in the laundry hamper leads to a wet and wild ride in the washing machine. The adventures of this determined little spider are brought to life by Karen Erasmus' brightly coloured and irresistible illustrations.

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A fresh Aussie twist is given to the classic song Five Little Ducks Went Out One Day in this gorgeous picture book.

Five platypuses when out one day,
Over in the puddle and far away.
Mummy platypus called, 'Come back here!'
But only four platypuses appeared.

Toddlers will love singing along and following the adventures of these five naughty little platypuses in Karen Erasmus' delightfully illustrated picture book.



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MIKE I DON'T LIKE
by Jol Temple, Kate Temple
  WOMBAT STEW
by Marcia Vaughan
  SUGARLUMP AND THE UNICORN
by Julia Donaldson
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YOUNG ADULT

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by Cassandra Clare


Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian-but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance...

Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

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BZRK APOCALYPSE
by Michael Grant
  PANDORA JONES: ADMISSION
by Barry Jonsberg
  RIOT
by Sarah Mussi
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YOUNG ADULT: FILM TIE-IN

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by John Green


The movie (which stars Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, amongst others) opens in Australian cinemas on June 5th.

Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

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NON-FICTION 

AUSTRALIAN STORIES

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by Keelen Mailman


A heartbreaking tale of childhood poverty, abuse and racism that happily becomes an inspiring story of an extraordinary woman's strength through adversity.

It looked bleak and predictable for little Keelen Mailman: an alcoholic mother, absent father, the horrors of regular sexual and physical assault and the casual racism of a small outback town in the sixties. But somehow, despite the pain and deprivation, the lost education, she managed to absorb her mother's lessons: her Bidjara language and culture, her obligations to Country, and her loyalty to her family.

So it was no surprise to some that a girl who could hide for a year in her own home to keep her family together, run as fast as Raylene Boyle and catch porcupine and goanna, would one day make more...

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WOMEN OF SPIRIT
by Anne Crawford
  RIDING THIS ROAD
by Joy McKean
  THE BIG BOOK OF SCANDALOUS AUSTRALIAN WOMEN
by Kay Saunders
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TRUE CRIME

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by Michelle Knight


A memoir of the Cleveland kidnapping

Michelle Knight was just 21 when she was kidnapped by Ariel Castro. Held captive for eleven years in Cleveland, she finally made her escape in 2013. In Finding Me, Michelle tells the story of her early life, her abduction and the present day. She reveals new details about her year alone in captivity as Castro's first victim, as well as her escape, and draws upon the thoughts and prayers that helped her to survive an unthinkable situation. She was the woman no one was looking for, the victim entirely forgotten, but Michelle Knight is now an inspiration to the world.

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by Clive Small, Tom Gilling

 
A true insider's story of the Backpacker Murders from the detective who led the team that arrested Ivan Milat.

Milat - the serial killer who preyed on young hitchhikers. The backpackers - the innocent victims of a brutal murderer. Belanglo - a place that became synonymous with pure evil.

It was the biggest and most complex manhunt in Australian history, an investigation that gripped a nation. Behind the many false leads and dead ends, precious clues emerged that pointed to one man.

This is the story of how Ivan Milat was caught. Clive Small takes us inside the operation he led as his team painstakingly pieced together the evidence that more...

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MEMOIR

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by Frances Mayes


The long-awaited memoir of her Southern childhood from the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun.

The long-awaited memoir of her Southern childhood from the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun. Growing up, Frances Mayes longed to leave the small town of Fitzgerald, Georgia, but now she's been drawn back to explore her past ... Beautifully written and very intimate, this memoir evokes the Deep South in all its steamy warmth, fascinating characters, murky depths and disturbing undercurrents. With her signature style and grace, Mayes delves deeply into her roots, the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family, and Southern traditions and her connections to them. A lyrically written, searingly honest and affecting account of Mayes' rediscovery of her past.

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by Nick Vujicic

 
The inspirational and bestselling author of Life Without Limits offers insights, encouragement, motivation and practical directions on how young people can overcome personal challenges like poor self-esteem, bullying and failure.

No bully can define who you are.

With no arms, no legs and no defence, Nick Vujicic has been a bully's target and knows what it feels like to be picked on and pushed around: it makes your stomach hurt, gives you nightmares and feels like there is no hope in sight.

Nick has experienced bullying of all kinds for being 'different'. But he's learned that he doesn't have to play the bully's game - and neither do you. In Stand Strong Nick gives you strategies for developing a 'bully defence system', so you can more...

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TRAVEL AND HOLIDAY

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by Patrick Leigh Fermor


The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor - hailed as the greatest travel writer of his generation.

A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III ' was the cry from his fans; but although he wished he could, the words refused to come. The curious thing was that he had not only written an early draft of the last part of the walk, but that it predated the other two. It remains unfinished but The Broken Road - edited and introduced by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper - completes an extraordinary journey.

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DK's Family Guide France, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, Family Guide France is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.

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Along with all the finest and funkiest places to dine, drink and dance, Luxe incorporates invaluable, bespoke shopping and activity itineraries for you to mix and match, secret shops and services you'd simply never find as a visitor as well as the latest beautiful spas, salons and aestheticians. And what's more, Luxe comes with online city updates - simply visit our website and log-in. This China Travel Set contains three guides for the most popular Chinese cities, all for a 10% discount on each title, in a handy box.



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Marion Grasby knows Asian food. Better yet, she knows how to whip up quick, delicious, no-fuss versions of all the Asian classics we know and love - from Nasi Goreng and Thai Beef Salad to Lemongrass Chicken and Indian Lamb Kofta.

As one of Australia's most popular food identities and the brains behind the hugely successful Marion's Kitchen Asian food range sold in supermarkets around the country, Marion is no stranger to requests for fast Asian recipe ideas for busy families. In Asia Express she shares her wealth of knowledge of Asian cuisine in a fun and fresh way, providing quick versions of ALL your Asian favourites without scrimping on flavour. These are the recipes she comes back to time and time again. They are her treasured possessions collected during a childhood spent in her Thai more...

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The mission for this book is simple. Women need more information on menopause and this won't happen unless we, you know, talk about it.

In a world where everything from drug addiction to Brazilian waxes is discussed over tea, why is menopause still considered taboo?

Jean Kittson thinks it's time to break menopause out of the closet, throw it in a fabulous dress and march it through town. Women are hitting menopause at the peak of their careers; many are still actively parenting; most are starting to care for ageing parents. As if they didn't have enough on their plate. Breaking through the cone of silence with trademark wit and wisdom, she tackles the difficult questions about common symptoms (would you like hot flushes with that?), how to seek help, what treatments work and how to still be talking to your family when you emerge.

You're Still Hot to Me is a frequently hilarious, always candid exploration of The Change and a celebration of the tough women who go through it from one of Australia's most beloved comic voices.

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WINE

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Arranged alphabetically and representing wineries from many regions, James profiles each winery revealing the background on the winery's establishment, plantings, production and winemaking styles. He also provides tasting notes for each winery's selected two most representative wines. Extensive introductory material includes a brief history of the Australian wine industry, climate, terroir, regions, and geographic indications.




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MAKEUP

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In All About Eyes, bestselling author and global makeup mogul Bobbi Brown shares her expert tips for getting beautiful, show stopping eyes. The book covers basic eye care, essential makeup techniques and products, step-by-steps for stunning go-to looks (such as smoky, sparkly and natural), and tips for selecting eyewear and wearing makeup with glasses. Packaged as a small, chic, take-anywhere hardcover, this accessible manual has something for women with all different types of eyes!

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