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John Purcell - The Booktopia Book GuruWelcome to the Booktopia Catalogue, our no nonsense guide to all of the hottest titles being released next month.

June is the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and this means all of the big guns release their books in time for the holidays. June sees the release of new books by J.K Rowling (aka Robert Galbraith), Stephen King, Diana Gabaldon, Janet Evanovich, Lynda La Plante, Penny Vincenzi and more...
 
Here in Australia everybody is already talking about the release of The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss - a briliant book which is certain to get people talking. But that is not all. We have a new Kate Forsyth, a new Kylie Chan, and a new Morris Gleitzman.

We just thought you might like the chance to get in ahead of the pack. Every title listed is a pre-order and on every title you'll save 20% or more.

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

Happy shopping.

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John Purcell
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BOOK OF THE MONTH

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by Tara Moss


John Purcell: I am reading this book now. It is much more than a memoir, Tara takes on the many issues facing women today. From equality in the workplace to motherhood, from the place of advertising in our lives today to the way we tell each other stories, this is a book which needs to be read by men and women. Well written, clearly argued, informative, powerful and thought provoking. Forget everything you thought you knew about Tara Moss, with The Fictional Woman, Tara sets the record straight and takes her place as one of our generations great commentators.

Blurb: Tara Moss has worn many labels in her time, including 'author', 'model', 'gold-digger', 'commentator', 'inspiration', 'dumb blonde', 'feminist' and 'mother', among many others.

Now, in her first work of non-fiction, she blends memoir and social analysis to examine the common fictions about women. She traces key moments in her life - from small-town tomboy in Canada, to international fashion model in the 90s, to bestselling author taking a polygraph test in 2002 to prove she more...

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J.K. ROWLING RETURNS

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by
Robert Galbraith AKA J.K. Rowling

A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises.

The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is more...

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TWISTED
by Lynda La Plante

THE BONES BENEATH
by Mark Billingham
'Please don't let anything bad have happened to her, please don't let anything have happened to my baby...'

Marcus and Lena Fulford are the envy of their friends. Wealthy, attractive and successful, the couple, with their strikingly beautiful teenage daughter Amy, seem settled and content. But appearances mask a strained relationship almost at breaking point. Marcus's latest business venture has failed, draining Lena, the major breadwinner, dry. Putting Amy into weekly boarding school and striving to get her own career back on its feet, Lena remains alone in the more...

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The Deal
Tom Thorne is back in charge - but there's a terrifying price to pay. Stuart Nicklin, the most dangerous psychopath he has ever put behind bars, promises to reveal the whereabouts of a body he buried twenty-five years before. But only if Thorne agrees to escort him.

The Danger
Unable to refuse, Thorne gathers a team and travels to a remote Welsh island, at the mercy of the weather and cut off from the mainland. Thorne is determined to get the job done and return home before Nicklin can  more...

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MUCH LOVED, BESTSELLING SERIES CONTINUES

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by
Diana Gabaldon

The latest epic volume in the multi-million-copy bestselling Outlander series.

It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside-down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated.

Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey. Lord John's son, the ninth Earl of Ellesmere, is no less shocked to discover that his real father is actually the newly-resurrected Jamie Fraser, and Jamie's nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an more...

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PENNY VINCENZI'S LATEST BLOCKBUSTER

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by Penny Vincenzi


The House of Farrell - home of The Cream, an iconic face product that has seen women flocking to its bijoux flagship store in the Berkeley Arcade since 1953.

At Farrell, you can rely on the personal touch. The legendary Athina Farrell remains the company's figurehead; and in her kingdom within the Berkeley Arcade, Florence Hamilton plies their cosmetics with the utmost discretion. She is sales advisor - and holder of secrets - extraordinaire.

But the world of cosmetics is changing, and the once-perfect heritage of the House of Farrell is now under threat, its customers tempted away by more fashionable brands.

Enter Bianca Bailey, formidable businesswoman, mother of three, and more...

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BIG BLOCKBUSTER THRILLS

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by
Stephen King

A retired cop and a couple of unlikely allies race against time to stop a psycho-loner intent on blowing up thousands... Stephen King is on a roll, this time with the heart-pounding suspense that he does best.

A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who's haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular - the pre-dawn slaughter of eight people among hundreds gathered in line for the opening of a jobs fair when the economy was guttering out. Without warning, a lone driver ploughed through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes. The plot is kicked into gear when Bill Hodges receives a letter in the mail, from a man claiming to be the perpetrator. He taunts Hodges with the notion that he will strike again. Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing that from happening.

Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where more...

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AUSTRALIAN FICTION

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by
Kate Forsyth

A haunting story of a damaged family, dangerous secrets and the sea

At twenty, Sara is tormented by an inexplicable terror so profound she has been unable to leave her home in five years. Like the mermaid in the fairy tale her grandmother once told her, Sara feels that she is Dancing on Knives, unable to speak.

Then one stormy night, her father - the famous artist Augusto Sanchez - does not come home. His body is found dangling from a cliff face. Astonishingly, he is still alive.

The mystery of his fall can only be solved by the revelation of long-held family secrets and by Sara's realisation that strength can be more...

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BEING JADE
by Kate Belle

CRAVEN
by Melanie Casey
A tragic death. A family divided. Only truth can set them free.

Banjo Murphy is killed on the night he finally walks away from his wife, Jade, after twenty-five years of her adultery. In the aftermath, Banjo is bewildered to discover he still exists, and in despair he watches Jade collapse into deep depression and his daughters, Lissy and Cassandra, struggle with their unexpected loss.

Lissy is tortured by the mystery surrounding her father's death. What compelled Banjo to leave the night he died? And why won't Jade talk about what happened? Despite their more...


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A reluctant psychic, a troubled detective... and a deeply twisted serial killer.

Moving to the city, Cass Lehman hoped to leave her recent notoriety behind her. Her ability to experience the final moments of a violent death helped the local police capture a serial killer, but also meant she was almost his first victim...

With a place of her own and a new job, things are looking up for Cass. But just as she starts to feel settled, Cass is targeted by a deranged stalker.

Are the personal attacks linked more...


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PARANORMAL ROMANCE
SHIELD OF WINTER: A PSY CHANGELING SERIES BOOK 11
by Nalini Singh

A SHIVER OF LIGHT
by Laurell K. Haminton
Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he's done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch-if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake...

Having rebuilt her life after medical "treatment" that more...

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I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because Princess looks so pretentious on a driver's license. I was the first faerie princess born on American soil, but I wouldn't be the only one for much longer...

Merry Gentry, ex-private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was descended from fertility goddesses, but when she learned she was about to have triplets, she began to understand what that might mean. Infertility has plagued the high ranks of faerie for centuries. Now nobles of the both courts of faerie are coming to woo Merry and her men at more...

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ROMANCE
THE MARRIAGE PACT by Linda Lael Miller  ON A CLEAR DAY
by Debbie Macomber
  HOME AWAY FROM HOME
by Nora Roberts
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EROTIC FICTION

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by
Kresley Cole

The highly anticipated complete novel of The Professional-the first installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole's scorching Game Maker series, an erotica collection that has readers asking: How hot is too hot?

He makes the rules...
Mafiya enforcer Aleksei "The Siberian" Sevastyan's loyalty to his boss knows no bounds, until he meets the boss's long-lost daughter, a curvy, feisty redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksei will do anything to possess her as well-on his own wicked terms.

Rules are made to be broken...
Grad student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the dark and breathtaking Sevastyan before the professional enforcer whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton more...

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NEW ADULT

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by
Abbi Glines

Get ready for another steamy summer fling from the NYT bestselling author and online sensation, Abbi Glines. Cage is back and he is hotter than ever...

After waiting for his big break, bad boy Cage York is finally called up to prove his worth in the baseball college arena. But when Cage's girlfriend, Eva, mourns the sudden loss of her father, it's not Cage's comforting arms she runs to, but those of her former fiancé's twin brother, Jeremy.

Torn between his baseball dream and the girl of his dreams, Cage must prove he's worthy of Eva's love, or he'll lose her to Jeremy forever.

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FANTASY

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by
Kylie Chan

The thrilling follow up to Dark Serpent. War with hell looms and the cruel demons could gain control of everything. Emma Donahoe has faced down threats to her loved ones and never given up the fight.

But as the demons close in, she faces a new danger - John's love for her could lead to her complete annihilation. As battles rage for control of Heaven and Earth, she must fight her own war to retain her independence as her identity is absorbed into the man she loves.


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SCI-FI
THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS
by Kevin J. Anderson

ROBOGENESIS
by Daniel H. Wilson
The Dark Between the Stars is space opera on a grand scale.

Twenty years after the elemental conflict that nearly tore apart the cosmos in The Saga of Seven Suns , a new threat emerges from the darkness, and the human race must set aside its own inner conflicts to rebuild their alliance with the Ildiran Empire for the survival of the galaxy.

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The robots are back...and this time they are stronger.

Humankind had triumphed over the machines. At the end of Robopocalypse, the modern world was largely devastated, humankind was pressed to the point of annihilation, and the earth was left in tatters . . . but the master artificial intelligence presence known as more...

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ACTION/THRILLER
GHOST SHIP
by Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
  ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE BOURNE ASCENDANCY
  FORTRESS
by Andy McNab
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FOR THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNG AT HEART 

BABIES

Click here for more details or to orderWOMBAT JUMPED OVER THE MOON
by
Lachlan Creagh

This Aussie reimagining of the classic Edward Lear poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat' will appeal to young and old!

'Hey diddle diddle, the roo and the fiddle,
the wombat jumped over the moon.
The others did laugh to see such a sight,
and they shared their cake with a spoon.'

Wombat and his mates are having a bush picnic but they've almost run out of cake! There's only one piece left. Who will get to eat it by doing the best trick? What trick can wombat do? Or will he play a trick?

Lachlan Creagh's bestselling wombat returns in his most endearing adventure yet. Kids love his cute and cheeky characters.

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GOOD DOG, HANK
by Jackie French

ONE SUNDAY
by Pamela Allen

This is the story of a dog called Hank, who obeys all the rules... by interpreting them in his own way.

A very funny and affectionately warm picture book about a dog who is convinced he is doing the right thing - and a family who love him, no matter what.


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Outside the wind blew. Ooooh! The trees groaned. Ahhhhh! And the tiny wooden house creaked. Eeeeeek!

Inside, a delicious roast dinner was cooking.

The little old man was expecting visitors. The little old woman said more...

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MY NEW HOME
by Marta Altes
  I AM COW, HEAR ME MOO
by Jill Esbaum
  WHO NEEDS PANTS?
by Michael Ian Black
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CHILDREN AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR

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by
Morris Gleitzman

Like many of his mates from the bush, Frank Ballantyne is keen to join the grand adventure and do his bit. Specially as a chest full of medals might impress the currently unimpressed parents of his childhood sweetheart. So Frank ups his age and volunteers with his horse Daisy ... and his dad.

In the deserts of Egypt and Palestine he experiences all the adventure he ever wanted, and a few things he wasn't expecting. Heartbreak, love and the chance to make the most important choice of his life.

From Gallipoli to the famous charge at Beersheba, through to the end of the war and its unforgettable aftermath, Frank's more...

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CHILDREN

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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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TV STAR: DORK DIARIES BOOK 7
by Rachel Renee Russell

PHYLLIS WONG AND THE RETURN OF THE CONJUROR
by Geoffrey McSkimming
Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, is back in the seventh book of the blockbuster Dork Diaries series - now with over 13 million copies in print! Nikki and her friends are about to have their five minutes of fame! A reality TV crew is going to follow them for the whole month as they record their hit song together. But will the excitement also cause unexpected problems, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki and her friends go? Is life in the spotlight really going to be all they think it is or will it be a Dork Disaster? Full of Nikki's doodles, diary entries and more...

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Phyllis Wong, a clever and resourceful young magician and amateur sleuth, finds herself embroiled in a mystery nearly as old as time when she discovers one of her great-grandfather's conjuring secrets!

Someone has sold a number of incredibly valuable first editions of Shakespeare's collected plays at the antique auction house The House of Wendlebury and Chief Inspector Inglis suspects foul play. These rare First Folios are in mint condition, but are not forgeries. Where on earth could more...

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CHILDREN - BELINDA MURRELL

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LULU BELL AND THE TIGER CLUB

LULU BELL AND THE PYJAMA PARTY
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Everyone loves a trip to the zoo - especially Lulu Bell! Year Three are going on an excursion to the zoo. Luckily the zoo vet is one of Dad's best friends, so Lulu and Molly and their friends get special treatment! When a tiger cub gets into trouble and hurts its leg, the zookeepers have to take it to the hospital. The zoo vet sets to work - with Lulu and Molly looking on. Will the tiger cub be OK?

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The best kind of bedtime story is a Lulu Bell story! Molly and Sam and Ebony the kitten are staying the night for a pyjama party. Yay! Lulu is looking forward to stories and games and snacks. But it's a busy night for Dad's vet hospital. An orphaned wallaby joey needs care and a mother dog arrives at the vet hospital ready to have her puppies. Dad needs Lulu and Molly's help - even if they're still in their pyjamas!

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CHILDREN AUSTRALIAN NON-FICTION

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Click here for more details or to orderMEET DOUGLAS MAWSON
by Mike Dumbleton


A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great Antarctic explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson.

Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the Antarctic. Meet Douglas Mawson tells the story of how Mawson survived the dangers and challenges of the frozen continent.

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

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FOR LITTLE ANIMAL LOVERS
BEACH BUDDIES: JULIET, NEARLY A VET BOOK 5
by Rebecca Johnson

ZOOKEEPER FOR A DAY!: JULIET, NEARLY A BOOK 6
by Rebecca Johnson
Hi! I'm Juliet.
I'm ten years old.
And I'm nearly a vet!

It's the holidays and we're going camping by the beach. I'm bringing my vet-kit in case of any animal emergencies. Vets needs to be prepared for anything! I can't wait to toast marshmallows by the campfire, swim in the sea and explore the rock-pools - there are so many amazing animals at the beach.

Chelsea and I really want to see a dolphin or a whale.

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Hi! I'm Juliet.
I'm ten years old.
And I'm nearly a vet!

I've won a competition to be a zookeeper for a day! My best friend Chelsea is coming too. I can't wait to learn all about the zoo animals. There will be meerkats, tigers and penguins to feed. And maybe some zoo vets who need some help (I must remember my vet-kit!).

Most exciting of all, there's a baby elephant due to be born!
 

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NEW FROM HARDIE GRANT
NOWHERE BOYS
by Elise McCredie

HEY JACK: THE TOY SALE
by Sally Rippin
Not their family. Not their friends. They are faced with a town of blank faces and are trapped in a world where they don't exist. Sam, Jake and Andy are desperate to right their lives. They need to figure out how to make things go back to the ay they used to be. Only Felix is conflicted: there are certain things about this new more...

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An early reader series that knows there is more to boys than liking dragons and spies.

When Jack hurts his ankle, he tries really hard not to cry.

He's not a baby! Surely he can be braver than that?

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YOUNG ADULT

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by
Richelle Mead

From the international bestselling author of Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead, comes book two in the Age of X series, The Immortal Crown.

In the wake of Gameboard of the Gods, religious investigator Justin March and the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him, Mae Koskinen, have become firmly enmeshed in investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods both inside and outside their country's borders. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: not only are the gods vying for control of humans, but the Elect – those special humans marked by the divine – are turning against each other in bloody fashion.

Justin and Mae's mission takes a new twist when they find themselves assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin's old more...

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SWEET FILTHY BOY
by Christina Lauren
  CRACKED
by Clare Strahan
  FINDING CINDERELLA
by Colleen Hoover
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NON-FICTION 

MEMOIR

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Deborah Rodriguez

From Kabul to a home by the Mexican sea ... A life-affirming, sea-change memoir by the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul.

'I hadn't been planning on making Mexico my new home, but the little house on the sea was all that I had left...'

When her family faces kidnap threats after the publication of her first book, Deborah Rodriguez is forced to flee Kabul, leaving behind her friends, her possessions, the beauty school she helped found and her two beloved businesses: a beauty salon and a coffee shop.

But life proves no easier 'back home'. After a year living on top of a mountain in the Napa Valley and teetering on the edge of sanity, Deborah makes a decision more...
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SHY
by Sian Prior

MY SALINGER YEAR
by Joanna Smith Rakoff

Shy. It's a shy word, a timid little word that begs to remain unnoticed. Only three letters long, and it begins with an exhortation to silence. Shhh. Reserved is different. It's for tall men with jutting jaws. Prime ministers can appear reserved: never shy. Restrained carries itself with dignity.

Even introvert has a whiff of authority about it: these people have been tested; Myers and Briggs have awarded them an impressive three-syllable psychological label.

But with shy there's no authority, no control.

It's a blushing, hunching word; a nervous, knock-kneed, wallflower word. A word for children, not more...

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Buy a copy of Joanna Rakoff's My Salinger Year by June 30th to go in the draw to win an Olivetti Valentine Typewriter, valued at AU$285.00, thanks to Charlie Foxtrot.

Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century.

At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her more...

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AUSTRALIAN STORY

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Liam Pieper

John Purcell: Liam Pieper is either a bloody good liar or a bloody idiot, either way, his memoir makes for great reading. Highly recommended for a plane trip, for the bus, for sneaky reading at work.
 
Blurb: Liam Pieper was raised by his bohemian parents to believe in freedom and creativity, and that there's nothing wrong with smoking a little marijuana to make life more interesting.

A fast learner, Liam combined hippie self-actualisation with gen Y entrepreneurialism. By his early teens he had a fledgling drug habit, and a thriving business selling pot around the suburbs of Melbourne from the back of his pushbike. He picked up important life skills, like how to befriend a deranged jujitsu master, how to impress his girlfriend's mother by getting arrested in front of her, and how to negotiate pocket money based on how much he more...
 
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POLITICS

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by Rob Oakeshott


From his apprenticeship in the NSW Parliament to the last days of the Gillard government, this is the honest and real story of life in Australian politics. Passionate, vivid and immediate, full of insights and anecdotes, Rob Oakeshott tells it as it was.

When the results of the 2010 federal elections became known, no party had a majority in the House of Representatives - it was the first hung parliament for 40 years. So both the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, set about wooing the independents - Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott, Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie, and Adam Bandt of the Greens. In the end Julia Gillard stitched together an agreement with them to form government. When it was announced, famously there was talk of a 'kinder, gentler polity'. That lasted for more...

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ENTERTAINMENT

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Lea Michelle

The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that's part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide.

Lea Michele is one of the hardest working performers in show business.  Whether she's starring as Rachel Berry on Glee, rocking a glamorous look on the red carpet, recording her solo album, or acting as the spokesperson for L'Oreal, Lea is the ultimate multi-tasker.  She knows better than anyone that it is difficult to be your best self and keep things in perspective when your to-do list is overflowing and you are faced with challenges, so she's developed a foolproof system for remaining healthy and centered.  In Brunette Ambition, she reveals the lessons and advice that more...

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FOOD
TEX-MEX FROM SCRATCH
by Jonas Cramby

PIES AND TARTS
by Stephane Reynaud


The tastes of Tex-Mex cooking are well-known and much loved - despite that, most people don't know how simple and tasty it is to prepare the food yourself, from scratch. In the USA, this sort of properly made Mex food is rapidly gaining in popularity: several of the trendiest young restaurateurs have left their restaurants to start mobile food places in so-called Taco trucks. It is from the US border states, rather than directly from Mexico, that we get our inspiration for this book. Such as from Texas more...

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Well-loved chef and author Stephane Reynaud introduces readers to the savoury and sweet pies and tarts of regional France in this beautifully designed book.

From this much-loved French chef comes a delicious overview of pies and tarts from every corner of the pastry-loving country.

Reynaud has travelled the length and breadth of France to bring together the very best in regional variations more...

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AWW COMFORT FOOD
AWW THE BIG BOOK OF SOUPS
This cookbook contains all your favourite wintery foods such as casseroles, shepherd's pie, barley soup, lamb roast and baked vegetables. And let's not forget the desserts - fabulous apple pies, self-saucing puddings, bread and butter puddings and steamed puddings with custard. Your family will turn to these much-loved recipes for years to come.


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This is a serious collection of soups with 150 recipes. You'll find all your favourites here, as well as contemporary flavour combinations. Everyone's favourite one-bowl dish, soups are so versatile: from a clear broth to a thick creamy chowder. It can be a snack, light meal or first course for a dinner party. And hearty soups are the perfect meal-in-one on a cold night. Serve with crusty bread and you're done.

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101 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR TAX LEGALLY! 2014-2015
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HOW TO SUCCEED IN 12 MONTHS
by Serena Star-Leonard
Stop giving your money away!

You work hard for your money, and you work even harder to set and keep a budget that makes the most of it. But when tax time arrives, do you feel shorted on your return? Nearly everyone has to pay taxes, but the government is only entitled to so much of your money. You might be letting them keep hundreds or even thousands of dollars that rightfully belong to you. No matter what your accounting habits have been so far, you can still claim what's yours.

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Step into the more fabulous version of your life Think about where you are in life right at this moment. How does it compare with your dreams? You may have let go of a few life goals over the years, as "real life" took over and made grand gestures seem like impractical fantasies. But no matter where you are on your life's journey, it's not too late to reclaim your dreams and achieve the life you've always wanted! It's absolutely possible to design your own lifestyle instead of just allowing circumstance to dictate your daily routine.

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The definitive biography of the most legendary basketball player of all time.

When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas - until now.

Drawing on personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with friends, teammates, family members, and Jordan himself; and a career in the trenches covering Jordan in college and the pros, Roland Lazenby provides the first truly definitive study of Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.

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THE TOUR DE FRANCE: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE JUST PLAIN WEIRD
by Paul Hansford

THE TREASURES OF THE WORLD CUP
by Keir Radnedge
The Tour de France, the annual travelling circus that for more than a century has been the ultimate test of sporting endurance is an event full of highs and lows. Pain, deaths and horrific injuries. Joy, excitement and unbelievable achievements. Cheating, doping and scandals of every kind. From the Alpe d'Huez to the streets of Paris, as the peletons cycle their way around France the athletes have always been set the greatest of challenges. But how does it all work, who are the good guys and the bad, and why do many fail?

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When the World Cup began in 1930, only 13 teams participated. Now it involves more than 200 countries, and has truly become the international competition it was intended to be. Containing 30 facsimile pieces of rare memorabilia sure to delight fans, The Treasures of the World Cup tells the story of this quadrennial festival. Along with an authoritative account of all 19 tournaments and a preview of Brazil 2014, it includes features on the superstars, memorable moments for each of the finals, maps of the venues, and results boxes.

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CRAFT

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This adorable collection of knitted animals is a delight to make and is sure to be loved and cherished by children. Using minimal yarn and plain knit and purl stitches, Jenny shows you how to make a host of exotic and everyday animals, including a parade of elephants, a cuddly lion, a hilarious hat-wearing cow, a handsome hippopotamus, and a huddle of penguins, each with a comic personality and accessorised with an assortment of knitted items.

In total, there are more than 20 humorous animals to make, all small in scale and quick to make; a pleasure to knit and a delightful gift to receive. Each is illustrated with a beautiful colour photograph.

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