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    • Barons To Bloggers
    • Mills, Jonathan
    • Paperback $9.99
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    • Whatever one thinks of Rupert Murdoch or his ethics, when a mogul of his stature stands on a public platform and predicts the end of God-like media figures telling people what's important, you begin to realise that there's something seismic going on in the world of communications. Seismic, but unpredictable. -Eric Beecher, Publisher, crikey.comMe... Read more...

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    • Cotters' England
    • Christina Stead
    • Paperback $29.99
    • E-Book $11.99
    • Introduction by Michelle de KretserCotters' England follows the lives of Nellie Cook, sister Peggy Cotter and brother Tom. Set in post-war England, it is a study of politics and betrayal in Nellie's professional and personal life. It is a story of smothered aspirations and dashed hopes, as class politics trap the Cotters and stifle their attempts to... Read more...

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    • Rules of Engagement
    • Kim Williams
    • Hardback $44.99
    • E-Book $22.99
    • From FOXTEL to News Corp, film to football, opera to business, Kim Williams is a builder of Australian institutions. He has worked with some of the very best in their fields—Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Kevin Sheedy, Gail Kelly and Don Burrows to name just a few.Rules of Engagement is a candid, up close and very personal account of the exerci... Read more...

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    • Fairfax: The Rise and Fall
    • Colleen Ryan
    • Paperback $24.99
    • Fairfax—once a great Australian media company—faces a grim future. Newspapers worldwide are faltering in the face of competition from the internet, but the fate of Fairfax stands out as being particularly cruel. The carnage is barely credible. Massive printing plants are being dismantled. Hundreds of fine journalists have been ushered fr... Read more...

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    • Seven Poor Men of Sydney
    • Christina Stead
    • Paperback $24.99
    • E-Book $12.99
    • Originally published in 1934, Seven Poor Men of Sydney is Christina Stead's first novel, a brilliant portrayal of a group of men and women living in Sydney in the 1920s amid conditions of poverty and social turmoil.Set against the vividly drawn backgrounds of Fisherman's (Watson's) Bay and the innercity slums, the various characters seek to resolve ... Read more...

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    • Gough Whitlam: The Definitive Biography
    • Jenny Hocking
    • Hardback $79.99
    • The definitive biography of Australia's twenty-first prime minister, Gough Whitlam, who swept to power in 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. His reform agenda modernised Australia and was ended with dismissal by the Governor-General three years later. Here for the first time in a two-volume box set, acclaimed author Professor Jenn... Read more...

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    • Transforming Biology
    • Juliet Flesch
    • Hardback $59.99
    • E-Book $39.99
    • Transforming Biology opens a window on the lives and work of the scientists, teachers and students who have contributed to the achievements of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne. Established in 1938, the department teaches and undertakes research in a discipline that links chemistry, physiology, genet... Read more...

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    • Santamaria
    • Gerard Henderson
    • Hardback $59.99
    • E-Book $22.99
    • B.A. Santamaria was one of the most controversial Australians of our time. An ardent anti-Communist and devout Catholic, he was fiercely intelligent and a natural leader, polarising the community into loyal followers and committed opponents.In the 1940s Santamaria created the anti-Communist organisation 'The Movement'. In the 1950s he was a key figu... Read more...

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    • Malcolm Fraser
    • Malcolm Fraser, Margaret Simons
    • Paperback $44.99
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    • 'The great task of statesmanship is to apply past lessons to new situations, to draw correct analogies to understand and act upon present forces, to recognise the need for change.'—Malcolm FraserMalcolm Fraser is one of the most interesting and possibly most misunderstood of Australia's Prime Ministers. In this part memoir and part authorised ... Read more...

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    • Fortunate Voyager
    • Philip Ayres
    • Hardback $59.99
    • E-Book $49.99
    • One life, many roles: soldier, brilliant barrister, High Court judge, Governor-General, Australian diplomat, mediator in Northern Ireland, member of the first war crimes tribunal since Nuremburg and Tokyo, head of UN and Commonwealth missions to crisis zones from Cambodia to Burma to Bangladesh, Sir Ninian Stephen is the recipient of five knighthood... Read more...

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    • House of All Nations
    • Christina Stead
    • Paperback $24.99
    • E-Book $12.99
    • House of All Nations is Christina Stead's 1938 gripping portrayal of financial world success. Set in an exclusive European bank in the heady days of the early thirties, Stead weaves a remarkable tale of greedy, devious and shady characters, all brought together by their love of money. The director of the bank, Jules Bertillon, leads these gamblers, ... Read more...

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    • Voyage To Australia And The Pacific
    • Edward Duyker
    • Paperback $39.99
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    • In 1791 Admiral Bruny d'Entrecasteaux sailed with two ships from Revolutionary France to search for his compatriot, the explorer La Pérouse, who was missing in the Pacific.Over a period of nearly two years he had held his ideologically divided expedition together. Without his exceptional maritime skills his men (and one cross-dressing woman!) might... Read more...

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    • Voyages To The South Seas
    • Danielle Clode
    • Paperback $24.99
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    • Through revolution and empire, war and bloodshed, France remained fascinated with Australia, sending expeditions of dedicated young men to explore the utopian Paradise of the Pacific and Australia to the frozen hell of Antarctica. Voyages to the South Seas reveals the true stories of explorers who risked, and often lost, their lives in pursuit of th... Read more...

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    • The Office
    • Gideon Haigh
    • Paperback $45.00
    • E-Book $22.99
    • For many of us, it's where we spend more time and expend greater effort than anywhere else. Yet how many of us have stopped to think about why? In The Office: A Hardworking History, Gideon Haigh traces from origins among merchants and monks to the gleaming glass towers of New York and the space age sweatshops of Silicon Valley, finding an extraordin... Read more...

    • Paperback $45.00
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    • Shannon Bennett's Paris
    • Shannon Bennett
    • Hardback $44.99
    • This unique guidebook includes reviews of Shannon's favourite three-star restaurants, bistros, bars and hotels, and his pick of the best places to buy macaroons, bread, wine, chocolate, truffles and caviar. He also provides recipes for classic French dishes such as Tarte Tatin and Duck-leg Confit. Lavishly illustrated, this is the book you'll want ... Read more...

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    • For Love Alone
    • Christina Stead
    • Paperback $32.99
    • E-Book $12.99
    • Superbly evoking life in Sydney and London in the 1930s, For Love Alone is the story of the intelligent and determined Teresa Hawkins, who believes in passionate love and yearns to experience it. She focuses her energy on Jonathan Crow, an unlikeable and arrogant man whom she follows to London after four long years of working in a factory and living... Read more...

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    • Country Gardens, Country Hospitality
    • Holly Kerr Forsyth
    • Paperback $34.99
    • Much loved gardening writer and photographer Holly Kerr Forsyth travelled the country, revealing the landscapes that she loves - the soaring mountains, the stunning coastline, the wide plains - and visiting gardens of note: in subtropical and temperate, alpine and arid regions, from newly established gardens to those that have evolved over generatio... Read more...

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    • Modern Love
    • Kendrah Morgan, Lesley Harding
    • Paperback $45.00
    • E-Book $22.99
    • Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the full story to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed.>Part romance, part tragedy, Modern Love explores the complex lives of these champions of successive generations of Australian artists and write... Read more...

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    • The Salzburg Tales
    • Christina Stead
    • Paperback $24.99
    • E-Book $12.99
    • A group of visitors to the Salzburg Festival, brought together by chance, decides to mark time by telling tales. Their fantasies, legends, tragedies, jokes and parodies come together as The Salzburg Tales.Dazzling in their richness and vitality, the tales are grounded in Christina Stead's belief that 'the story is magical . what is best about the sh... Read more...

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    • Christina Stead
    • Hazel Rowley
    • E-Book $17.99
    • This new edition of Hazel Rowley's highly acclaimed biography of Christina Stead brings to life one of the most important literary figures of her age.Christina Stead left Australia in 1928, aged twenty-six, for Europe, not to return to Australia until she was seventy-two. An intensely private person, Stead lived a life that was stormy, eccentric and... Read more...

    • E-Book $17.99
    • The Man Who Loved Children
    • Christina Stead
    • Paperback $32.99
    • E-Book $14.99
    • The Man Who Loved Children is Christina Stead's masterpiece about family life. Set in Washington during the 1930s, Sam and Henny Pollit are a warring husband and wife. Their tempestuous marriage, aggravated by too little money, lies at the centre of Stead's satirical and brilliantly observed novel about the relations between husbands and wives, and ... Read more...

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    • The Contented Botanist
    • Sophie C Ducker
    • Hardback $76.99
    • William Henry Harvard (1811-1866), a Professor of Botany from Dublin Ireland, was a prolific letter writer, and during his career and particularly in his travels, he engaged in friendly correspondence with Sir Williams Hooker, Professor and Mrs Asa Gray and other outstanding scientists of his time. His specialities were the marine plants, the algae,... Read more...

    • Hardback $76.99
    • Mariners Are Warned!
    • Marsden Hordern
    • Paperback $39.99
    • E-Book $17.99
    • John Lort Stokes was commissioned by the British Hydrographic Office in 1837 to survey and chart unknown parts of the Australian coastline. He was the last Royal Navy surveyor to hold such a roving commission-as had Matthew Flinders and Phillip Parker King before him. The voyage lasted six years and his ship was H.M.S. Beagle, of Charles Darwin fame... Read more...

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    • Francois Peron
    • Edward Duyker
    • Paperback $59.99
    • E-Book $22.99
    • In 1800 François Péron, an ambitious young medical student not long released from the French revolutionary army, gained a place as an assistant zoologist on Nicolas Baudin's expedition to Australian waters. As his colleagues either deserted or died, he would rise rapidly within the expedition's ranks and even write its official account. In doing s... Read more...

    • Paperback $59.99
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    • The Something To Declare
    • Gobbo, Sir James
    • Hardback $64.99
    • Sir James Gobbo is an exemplar of Australia's multicultural society. Australian-born but spending his early childhood in Italy, he returned with his family to Australia at the age of seven. In time, he would become a Rhodes Scholar, successful barrister, Judge of the Supreme Court and Governor of Victoria.In these engaging memoirs, Sir James reflect... Read more...

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    • A Month At The Front
    • Unknown, Unknown
    • Hardback $19.99
    • Discovered at the bottom of a box of books recently donated to the Bodleian Library, Oxford, this war journal vividly tells the story of a young World War I soldier and his experiences at the Front in the summer of 1917 in his own words. The introduction traces the author's progress across the battlefields of Flanders as he and his regiment, the 12t... Read more...

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    • Margaret Preston
    • Lesley Harding
    • Paperback $45.00
    • E-Book $22.99
    • Celebrated for her vibrant and distinctive pictures of indigenous flowers, artist Margaret Preston was an equally colourful and outspoken personality. Less well known is her legacy as a generous and insightful teacher and keen cook, and her deep sense of civic duty. She was passionate about the need for a modern national culture that reflected every... Read more...

    • Paperback $45.00
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    • From the Edge
    • Mark McKenna
    • Paperback $34.99
    • E-Book $16.99
    • March 1797. Ninety Mile Beach, Victoria. Five British sailors and twelve Bengali seamen swim ashore after their longboat is ripped apart in a storm. The British penal colony at Port Jackson is 700 kilometres to the north, their fellow-survivors from the wreck of the Sydney Cove stranded far to the south on a tiny island in Bass Strait. To rescue the... Read more...

    • Paperback $34.99
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    • The Peter Thomson Five
    • Tony Walker
    • Paperback $45.00
    • E-Book $21.99
    • Peter Thomson won five golf Open Championships. He is only the third golfer to have won five or more, behind the great Harry Vardon, who won six. It is a feat unlikely to be repeated in the modern era and puts him in the legendary league of sports players like Don Bradman, Rod Laver, Margaret Court and Dawn Fraser. Read more...

    • Paperback $45.00
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    • The Memoirs Of Zelman Cowen
    • Cowen, Zelman
    • Hardback $59.99
    • An outstanding scholar and constitutional lawyer, Sir Zelman Cowen was professor and Dean of Melbourne University's law school by the age of 31. He revolutionised legal education in Australia and became one of the nation's best known 'public intellectuals', addressing issues such as capital punishment and republicanism. Keenly aware of social and te... Read more...

    • Hardback $59.99
    • Blood and Tinsel
    • Jim Sharman
    • Paperback $49.99
    • 'Jim Sharman is one of Australia's visionary greats: low-brow, high-brow, pop yet classical, fearless and fun.'—Baz Luhrmann'The Sharman/Shaman/Showman firmament twinkles with galaxies as diverse as Rocky Horror, Hair, discovering Kubrick, Lou Reed, Weimar cabaret. He made Australian creativity hip and original and international when it really... Read more...

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    • My Vice-Regal Life
    • Lady Anna Cowen
    • Hardback $49.99
    • E-Book $22.99
    • Sunday, 8 January 1978I have decided to keep a diary during Zelman's term of office as Governor-General. I am pleased, because I forget so much and the re-reading of a sentence brings whole occasions, scenes, and otherwise forgotten things, vividly back to mind...And so begins an extraordinary record of the life of a Governor-General's wife. Lady An... Read more...

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    • Shooting the Picture
    • Sally Young, Fay Anderson
    • Paperback $45.00
    • E-Book $22.99
    • Shooting The Picture is the story of Australian press photography from 1888 to today—the power of the medium, seismic changes in the newspaper industry, and photographers who were often more colourful than their subjects. This groundbreaking book explores our political leaders and campaigns, crime, war and censorship, international events, dis... Read more...

    • Paperback $45.00
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    • Dear Quentin
    • Quentin Bryce
    • Hardback $45.00
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    • As Australia's first female Governor-General, Quentin Bryce handwrote more than fifty letters each week. She wrote to those she had met and connected with as her role took her from palaces to outback schools, from war zones to memorials, from intimate audiences to lavish ceremonies. She received even more letters from every corner of the country. Ge... Read more...

    • Hardback $45.00
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    • A Web of Friendship
    • Christina Stead
    • Paperback $32.99
    • E-Book $12.99
    • 'I am not a born writer, but I must say that when I have actually launched myself I get the profoundest and most passionate satisfaction from writing.'—Christina SteadA Web of Friendship is a collection of Christina Stead's intimate correspondence with influential literary figures such as Stanley Burnshaw, Ettore Rella, Nettie Palmer, Clem Chr... Read more...

    • Paperback $32.99
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    • Surf-o-rama (New Edition)
    • Murray Walding
    • Paperback $45.00
    • Ride the wave of nostalgia with Surf-o-rama, the largest collection of Australian beach culture memorabilia, including artefacts, ephemera and photographs. Meet Duke Kahanamoku, who gave the first public demonstration of surfboard riding in Australia. Relive the glories of Midget and Gidget and cruise the kitsch and the cool in your salt-encrusted p... Read more...

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    • Aiming For The Skies
    • Fay Marles
    • E-Book $39.99
    • Fay Marles has lived a life of firsts. As Victoria's first Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, she played an instrumental role in the landmark case that resulted in Ansett employing its first female pilot. Over the next decade, she battled discrimination on many fronts, overseeing the commission's rapid development and expansion. She went on to foun... Read more...

    • E-Book $39.99
    • Weary
    • Sue Ebury
    • Paperback $39.99
    • In a wartime nightmare of starvation, disease, brutality and death, Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop's courage and compassion made him an Australian legend.During more than three years as a surgeon in the notorious work camps and vast hospital camps along the Burma-Thailand railway, he worked tirelessly to save lives and get men home to their families. He ... Read more...

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    • Double Helix, Double Joy
    • Alister Danks, Carolyn Rasmussen
    • E-Book $19.99
    • Professor David Danks explained in a public lecture revealingly titled, Double Helix, Double Joy, that 'Even from its infancy it was apparent that the double helix was going to change not only science, but also the community's image of science'. 'Double Joy' conveyed his sense that the developments cascading from Watson and Crick's initial DNA disco... Read more...

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    • Shannon Bennett's France
    • Shannon Bennett
    • Hardback $44.99
    • Paperback $34.99
    • Shannon and friends review all their favourites, from three-star restaurants to local bistros, from luxury hotels to rooms with a view. This unique guide includes Shannon's perfect three-day break in Monte-Carlo and a movie producer's guide to Cannes, as well as a sommelier's tips on choosing the best French wines. And, of course, there are Shannon'... Read more...

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