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Heather Henderson is the only daughter of Sir Robert
Menzies, Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister and
founder of the Liberal party. After the success of Letters
to My Daughter, a collection of letters Menzies wrote
to Heather from the 1950s to the 1970s, now comes A
Smile for My Parents, an engaging memoir recounting
charming and insightful stories and memories of Dame
Pattie and Sir Robert and their family and friends.

A Smile for My Parents
Heather Henderson $29.99 hb

Five times Premier of New South Wales, married three
times and on three occasions declared bankrupt, Sir
Henry Parkes’ legacy was defined by his fervour for
federation. Convinced that the future for the colonies lay
in their unification, his passion for the cause charted a
path for the initially controversial federation movement.
Amongst his other achievements he convinced Florence
Nightingale to send trained nurses to Australia, and

conceived the international rabbit competition which led to the Pasteur
affair and put Australia at the forefront of microbiology.

Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus
Stephen Dando-Collins $45.00 hb

Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime
explorers of all time. Over three remarkable voyages into
the Pacific in the late eighteenth century, Cook unravelled
the mystery surrounding the existence of the great south
land, Terra Australis Incognita. He became the first
explorer to circumnavigate New Zealand and prove that it
comprised two main islands. He discovered the Hawaiian
Islands and much more. Through the combination of

hard-won skills as a seafarer, the talents of a self-taught navigator and surveyor,
and an exceptional ability to lead and care for his men, Cook contributed to
changing the shape of the world map more than anyone else.

Rob Mundle $49.99 hb

One day in December 2001, sixty-two year old Germaine
Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible
challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm
in south-east Queensland. After a century of logging,
clearing and downright devastation, the farm had been
abandoned to its fate. She did not think for a minute
that by restoring the land she was saving the world.
Once the process of rehabilitation had begun, however,

chance proved to be a dead certainty. Greer describes herself as an old dog who
succeeded in learning a load of new tricks, inspired and rejuvenated by her
passionate love of Australia and of Earth.

White Beech: The Rainforest Years
Germaine Greer $39.99 hb

This is celebrated landscape designer Paul Bangay’s
inspirational story of creating Stonefields, one of
Australia’s most beautiful country gardens.  The
book  reveals the triumphs and trials of designing
and building this extraordinary house and garden,
Bangay’s most challenging and personal project yet.
The stunning photographs by Simon Griffiths capture
the unique beauty of each area of the garden.  The

book also features extracts from Bangay’s personal diary, an intimate and
compelling account of dealing with drought, bushfires and the threat of
mining in contemporary rural Australia.

The Garden at Stonefields
Paul Bangay $100.00 hb

Paul Allam and David McGuinness, founders of the
Bourke Street Bakery, joined forces with government
and community groups to establish The Bread & Butter
Project, an accredited social enterprise and wholesale
bakery providing training and employment for refugees
and asylum seekers.  Woven throughout the recipes are
the stories of the migrants being trained, providing an

important insight into many of the cultures living in Australia today, and an
enriching culinary exploration through the recipes of these migrants’ homelands.

The Bread and Butter Project
Paul Allam & David McGuinness $39.99 pb

The suburban ideals of ample space indoors, gardens for
outdoor living and entertaining are no longer confined
to outer urban areas. They are present in the suburbs and
inner city: new innovative and adaptable homes with
space to live and play are being created both near and far.
New Suburban showcases thirty houses that offer brilliant
alternatives through intelligent and original architecture.

New Suburban: Reinventing the Family
Home in Australia and New Zealand
Stuart Harrison $70.00 hb

Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture
and identity since he and his gang were tracked down in
bushland by the Victorian police and came out fighting,
dressed in bulletproof iron armour. Historians still disagree
over virtually every aspect of Ned’s brushes with the law:
was he a remorseless killer or a crusader against oppression
and discrimination? Peter FitzSimons brings the history of

Ned Kelly and his gang exuberantly to life, weighing in on all of the myths, legends
and controversies generated by this compelling and divisive Irish-Australian rebel.

Ned Kelly: The Story of Australia’s
Most Notorious Legend
Peter FitzSimons $49.95 hb *BiP Price $39.95

John Safran once 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 that the killer was black. He immediately returned to
the US to cover the trial. Over six months, Safran became
entwined in the lives of those connected with the murder,
including white separatists, black campaigners, lawyers,
investigators, neighbours, even the killer himself. And

the more he talked with them, the less simple the crime, and the world, seemed.

Murder in Mississippi
John Safran $29.99 pb

At the heart of Michael Leunig’s work lies the
idea of the holy fool—a character who does not
conform to social norms of behaviour because of
mental disability or as a deliberate choice, but is
regarded as having a compensating divine blessing
or inspiration. The holy fool is the protagonist
in most of Leunig’s paintings and cartoons. In

Holy Fool over 240 of his artworks are collected together for the first time,
ranging from paintings, to sculpture, from prints to drawings.

Holy Fool: Artworks
Michael Leunig $49.99 hb

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One Leg Too Few is the first full-length dual biography of
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, and the first to be written
with the consent and cooperation of both of their estates.  It
is a book about an extraordinary relationship: a friendship,
a partnership—almost, at times, a marriage. Like a lot
of marriages it ended badly, but for nearly twenty years,

between the first date and the inevitable divorce, Peter Cook and Dudley
Moore were the funniest thing on three continents. One Leg Too Few  is the
story of that relationship, and the comedy that came from it.

One Leg Too Few: The Adventures of
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
William Cook $49.95 hb

Her upbringing as a Muslim in 1970s suburban Perth gave
Rabia Siddique an abiding passion for equality and social
justice. After the World Trade Centre bombing in September
2001 she joined the British army as a military lawyer. She
was taken hostage in Iraq as she tried to negotiate the release
of two kidnapped British soldiers. After their release, her

colleague received a Military Cross. Rabia received nothing. Now back in Perth,
her perspective as a feminist, a social justice crusader, a lawyer, a soldier, a
former hostage, a terrorism prosecutor and a Muslim is unique.

Equal Justice: My Journey as a Woman, a
Soldier and a Muslim
Rabia Siddique $34.99 pb

Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest is a swashbuckling entrepreneur
in the finest West Australian tradition. He took on BHP
Billiton and Rio Tinto at their own game—and won.
Andrew Burrell traces Twiggy’s business triumphs and
disasters to reveal the complicated man behind the myth.
Why do his mining ventures attract so much controversy?
And what do his philanthropic schemes tell us about him

and his plans for the future? With the value of iron ore now integral to the
health of the federal budget, Twiggy’s business affects all Australians.

Twiggy: The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forrest
Andrew Burrell $29.99 pb

Jennifer Saunders’ brilliant comic creations have brought joy
to millions for three decades. This is her funny, touching and
disarmingly honest memoir, filled with stories of friends,
laughter and occasional heartache—but never misery. From
her childhood on RAF bases, where her father was a pilot, to
her life-changing encounter with a young Dawn French, on
to success and family, and a battle with cancer, Bonkers charts

her extraordinary story, including the slip-ups and struggles along the way.

Bonkers: My Life in Laughs
Jennifer Saunders $39.99 hb

Graham Nash, lead singer and principal songwriter of the
Hollies, then member of supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash &
Young, made the incredible and possibly unique journey
from 1960s Manchester to Swinging London to sunny
California. And along the way he created many of the
iconic songs which defined a generation. Nash tells it all:
growing up in poverty in post-war Manchester, founding

the Hollies and friendships with all the great British bands of the 1960s. From
London to Laurel Canyon, the story is extraordinary.

Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life
Graham Nash $45.00 hb

In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing an anonymous
blog about life in the Swat Valley. When her identity was
discovered, she began to appear in the media, campaigning
for education for all. On 9th October 2012, Malala was shot
by a member of the Taliban on her way home from school.
Remarkably, she survived. I Am Malala tells the inspiring

story of a schoolgirl who was determined not to be intimidated by extremists.
Malala speaks of her continuing campaign for every girl’s right to an education,
shining a light into the lives of those children who cannot attend school.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for
Education and was Shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb $32.99 pb

The Beatles have been at the top of the music industry for
fifty years. 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 a contextual
history built upon impeccable research and written with
energy, style, objectivity and insight. This first volume
covers the crucial and lesser-known early period—the

Liverpool and Hamburg years of a hungry rock-and-roll band, when all the
sharp characters and situations take shape.

The Beatles: All These Years Vol. 1 - Tune In
Mark Lewisohn $50.00 hb

Unlike his rival magnates, Kerry Stokes built his empire
from nothing.  Kerry Stokes: Self-Made Man  is the story
behind one of Australia’s most powerful men. Plucked from
an orphanage as an infant, Kerry Stokes grew up in the
slums and streets of post-Depression Melbourne with his
itinerant, adoptive parents. Today he is one of Australia’s
most successful business moguls. Mysterious and elusive,

Stokes is the archetypal self-made man, driven by the determination to escape
his past and the legacy of disadvantage.

Kerry Stokes: Self-Made Man
Margaret Simons $45.00 hb


By the 1940s Laurence Olivier had achieved international
stardom. His affair with Vivien Leigh led to a marriage as
glamorous and as tragic as any in Hollywood history. He
was as accomplished a director as he was a leading man.
And yet, at the height of his fame, he accepted a pittance
to become the founding Director of the National Theatre.
Off-stage, Olivier was generous, yet almost insanely

jealous of those few contemporaries whom he deemed to be his rivals;
charming but with a ferocious temper.

Philip Ziegler $32.99 pb

Along with Paul McDermott and Richard Fidler, Tim was part
of the provocative and very funny Doug Anthony Allstars.
Then Tim woke up one morning and his whole left side
wouldn’t work. An eventual diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
meant an end to the frenetic, high-energy life he was living.
Carry a Big Stick is a chance for Tim to tell his story. Diagnosis

changed a lot of things but Tim’s quick wit and sense of humour weren’t affected.
This inspiring memoir shows us that you can laugh in the face of adversity.

Carry a Big Stick: A Funny, Fearless Life
of Friendship, Laughter and MS
Tim Ferguson $35.00 pb *BiP Price $29.95 Harry Seidler was a key figure in the establishment of post-

war modern design in Australia. Born in Austria to an
affluent Jewish family he escaped the looming Nazi threat
and reached England, where he was interned as an enemy
alien and was sent to Canada. During his internment he
virtually taught himself architecture. His parents moved
to Australia after the war, and in 1948, Harry came to

Australia to design a house for them. The house he built represented a huge
shift in Australian modern domestic architecture.

A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler
Helen O’Neill $49.99 hb

Evoking an English childhood from a bygone era, Annabel
Morley brings back to life the magic and charm of growing
up in a bohemian artistic and quintessentially English
family. Her grandmother was Dame Gladys Cooper and
her father was the renowned actor Robert Morley CBE. The
family house in Berkshire is the backdrop to a wonderful
array of events and personalities. Often surrounded by the

greats of theatre such as Vivien Lee, Lawrence Olivier and Spencer Tracy,
Annabel recounts these times with wit and affection.

The Icing on the Cake
Annabel Morley $29.95 pb

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Racing has gone global, and Great Racetracks
of the World is a comprehensive guide to all the
courses that run Group or Listed races, complete
with stunning photographs of seminal moments
on the course. Containing current information
about the tracks, detailed descriptions and key
information on starting positions and draws, this

book is also a comprehensive history, offering all the best tales of the turf as
well as a summary of the great races and legendary champion horses.

Great Racetracks of the World
Trevor Marmalade & Jim A. McGrath
$59.95 hb

Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de
France. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He
admitted doping, but he didn’t say who had helped him dope
or how he skilfully avoided getting caught. Wheelmen reveals
the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used

money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world’s most difficult
race, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international
operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top.

Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour
de France, and the Greatest Sports
Conspiracy Ever
Reed Albergotti & Vanessa O’Connell $29.99 pb

Andrew Solomon’s investigation of the most intense
challenges that parenthood can bring compels us all to
re-examine how we understand human difference. In this
seminal new study of family, Solomon tells the stories of
parents who learn to deal with their exceptional children
and find profound meaning in doing so. He documents
repeated triumphs of human love and compassion to show

that the shared experience of difference is what unites us.

Far From the Tree: A Dozen Kinds of Love
Andrew Solomon $32.95 pb

In Praise of Ageing
Patricia Edgar $32.99 pb
Australians are staying healthy and living longer than ever
before. In Praise of Ageing tells the stories of eight people
who have lived well into their nineties and beyond. These
people will inspire you, entertain you and motivate you
to be connected, interested, risk-taking and inventive.
And they will convince you that fifty is now the start of
the second half of life and not the beginning of the end.

In David & Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes the reader
on a scintillating and surprising journey to uncover the
hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between
the small and the mighty. Drawing on the stories of
remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and
his unparalleled ability to make the connections others

miss, David & Goliath is an illuminating book that overturns conventional
thinking and conveys the incredible leverage of the unexpected.

David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and
the Art of Battling Giants
Malcolm Gladwell $29.99 pb

Rod Laver is arguably the best tennis player the world
has ever seen. He is the only male player to have won the
Grand Slam in the Open era and the only player to have
won two Grand Slams. He writes vividly of his life, from
the early days growing up in a Queensland country town,
to breaking into the amateur circuit and eventually the
professional circuit. He also writes movingly about the

stroke he suffered in 1998, and of his beloved wife of more than forty years,
Mary, who died last year after a long illness.

Rod Laver: A Memoir
Rod Laver $39.99 hb

This enthralling memoir begins in Tony Greig’s birthplace,
South Africa, as his mother Joyce embarks on a wartime
love affair with a man not her husband. Greig’s life
encompassed more than half-a-century of cricket, from
schoolboy cricket in his beloved South Africa, to his early
days in Sussex, through to his captaincy of England and
on to his involvement in World Series Cricket. A legend

beyond the cricket pitch, Greig’s enthralling story is told by the people who
knew him best, his mother Joyce and his son Mark.

Tony Greig: Love, War and Cricket
Joyce Greig & Mark Greig $39.99 hb

In Game of Knowns, Dr Karl tells us why psychopaths
make good kings, how smart phones dumb down our
conversations, explains why the left side of your face is the
most attractive, how the female worker bee gets a raw deal,
and why we drink beer faster when it is served in a curved
glass. He also gives us the low-down on comets, explains
the magic of hoverboards, solemnly shares why dark matter

matters, and discloses the scientific basis of wealth distribution.

Game of Knowns: Science is Coming...
Karl Kruszelnicki $32.99 hb

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 gathered here; so are many of the
most uplifting and consoling. From prayers to be shared
with family, friends or community, to prayers that take you

within to your own soul’s depths, this is a collection to be used and cherished.

Heaven on Earth: Timeless Prayers
of Wisdom and Love
Stephanie Dowrick $29.99 hb

Working Dogs is a photographic documentary of
the Australian working dog by Andrew Chapman
in partnership with Melanie Faith Dove. From
mustering sheep in Tasmania’s lush pasture to the

stockyards of the Western Australian wheat belt, this book celebrates the hard-
working champions of the farm and outback. See the Smithfield, the Koolie, the
Heeler, the Kelpie and the Collie at work, at play, as puppies, and in training.

Working Dogs
Andrew Chapman & Melanie Faith Dove
$39.95 hb

A perceptive study of the past political year is
presented in this collection of Australian cartoons
created by such sardonic luminaries as Judy Horacek,
Jon Kudelka, Sean Leahy, David Pope, Andrew
Weldon, and Cathy Wilcox. Moving from irony to
anger, these cartoons skewer the pomposity, the glib
rhetoric, the untruths, and often outright lies put forth

by the political elite. Containing more than 160 examples of the cartoonist’s art,
this book is a tribute to the artistry, power and vitality of these comic artists.

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2013
edited by Russ Radcliffe $29.95 pb

Simon Garfield explores how we have written to each other
over the centuries and what our letters reveal about our
lives. He uncovers a host of engaging stories, including the
tricky history of the opening greeting, the ideal ingredients
for invisible ink, and the sad saga of the dead letter office.
To the Letter is a wonderful celebration of letters in every
form, and a passionate rallying cry to keep writing.

To the Letter: A Journey Through the Mail
Simon Garfield $29.99 hb

Ben Schott explores the idiosyncrasies of the
human German. He provides

new expressions for: a secret love of bad food, Sunday afternoon depression,
delight at the changing of the seasons, and the ineffable pleasure of a cold pillow.

Schottenfreude: German Words
for the Human Condition
Ben Schott $19.99 hb

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Chef, restaurateur, television presenter, columnist
and busy working mum, Martini understands the
way people cook at home. In  Everyday, she makes
coming up with new meal ideas easy, sharing her best
no-fuss recipes for all the delicious salads, pastas,
pizzas, curries, roasts, one-pot dinners, puddings,
cakes and biscuits you’ll ever need.  With a typical
Martini twist on classics, recipes include Roasted

cauliflower salad with almonds and feta, Spaghetti bolognese with Italian
sausage, Curried roast vegetable pasties and Prawn and chorizo tortillas.

Karen Martini $39.99 pb

Join Guy Grossi as he travels around Italy, tasting
the best of Italian food and meeting the passionate
artisans who produce it. Discover the wonderful
characters behind the ingredients, and the traditional
methods that have been passed down through the
generations. There are 150 recipes to enjoy, including
Slow-cooked veal shoulder with porcini, Bresaola
with gorgonzola, honey and fennel, Crispy polenta

chips with truffle mayonnaise and Vanilla panna cotta, strawberries and aged
balsamic. This is irresistible, authentic Italian food you can make at home.

Love Italy
Guy Grossi $100.00 hb

When Rodney Dunn, former food editor of Australian
Gourmet Traveller, moved from Sydney to Tasmania, he
and his wife Severine set about establishing a sustainable
farm-based cooking school. The Agrarian Kitchen
struck a chord with people seeking respite from fast-
paced lives and a meaningful connection with the food
we eat and the land that produces it. This collection of
recipes celebrates the simple pleasures of cooking and

eating in tune with the seasons, and the rhythm of a life lived close to the earth.

The Agrarian Kitchen
Rodney Dunn $59.99 hb

Maggie Beer 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.

Maggie’s Christmas
Maggie Beer $49.99 hb

This beautiful, easy-to-use book contains over 500 recipe
ideas and is an essential reference for everyday cooking. Based
on his own supper-time improvisations, Slater demonstrates
how to make fast and tasty meals with the ingredients you
have to hand. Full of inventive food ideas for the time-poor
cook, he includes recipe variations and alternatives to suit any

household. Enjoy sizzling chorizo with potatoes and shallots; a sharp and fresh
green soup; a Vietnamese-inspired prawn baguette, or a one-pan Sunday lunch.

Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food
Nigel Slater $45 hb

Asian After Work is a cookbook for busy people.
Taking a simple and practical approach Adam Liaw
shows how anyone can create authentic and affordable
Asian dishes at home. 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 new creations. Fast, fresh and easy Asian food.

Asian After Work
Adam Liaw $39.99 pb

The Manfredi family arrived in Australia in 1961
from Lombardy in the north of Italy. Young Stefano
brought the food and memories from the kitchen of
his mother and grandmother to his new home. He
has been an award-winning chef and restaurateur
since the early 1980s, translating the flavours and
recipes of his childhood into contemporary Italian
food. Stefano Manfredi’s Italian Food  chronicles the

food and wine from each Italian region and the dishes that make them famous.

Stefano Manfredi’s Italian Food
Stefano Manfredi $59.99 hb

Trish Deseine’s extensive black book of foodie addresses
in Paris and online is an essential resource for stocking
your kitchen with indispensible cooking utensils and
table trimmings, procuring the best ingredients, or dining
at her most treasured restaurants. Her practical advice
covers everything from selecting produce at the market
to a sampling of her favourite French recipes. In  The

Paris Gourmet, Trish Deseine serves up a definitive guide to French cuisine,
divulging her secrets on all aspects of Gallic food and entertaining.

The Paris Gourmet
Trish Deseine $45.00 pb

The Little French Kitchen is Rachel Khoo’s love letter
to her adopted country. Taking time out from her
base in Paris, she travelled to the four corners of
France, eager to find out what local dishes and
ingredients she could track down on her adventures.
And so this book is about the trips that Rachel made
around French villages and towns, the people who
welcomed her into their homes, farms and food

shops, and all the little culinary quirks that she stumbled upon along the way.

My Little French Kitchen
Rachel Khoo $39.99 hb

Colour of Maroc is a collection of delicious Moroccan
recipes, traditional and contemporary, interwoven
with stories and anecdotes inspired by people, food
and travel experiences as seen through the eyes of
Rob Palmer, an Australian photographer and Sophia,
his French-Moroccan wife. Food is their gateway into
the heart of Morocco. Their passion for Morocco is a
delight to share as they are guided by Sophia’s friends

and family through overflowing cities and remote dusty villages, exploring this
country of vitality and contrasts.

Colour of Maroc
Rob and Sophia Palmer $59.99 hb *BiP Price $49.95

Simply Good Food  showcases 105 recipes from
renowned Australian chef Neil Perry in a collection
of the simple, produce-driven recipes he likes to
cook for friends and family.  The featured dishes
are an expression of Perry’s belief in cooking
with top-quality, sustainably produced seasonal
ingredients. Many of the recipes can be prepared
either as individual dishes or enjoyed as part of

a shared table, and he has grouped together Mexican, Asian-inspired and
Mediterranean banquet suggestions.

Simply Good Food
Neil Perry $49.99 hb

Join Luke Nguyen on a culinary and cultural
journey through the country of his heritage to
discover the people and recipes that have endeared
Vietnam to the millions of travellers who visit each
year. Nguyen’s The Food of Vietnam follows his trip
from northern Vietnam down to the south, through
marketplaces and kitchens of strangers and family
alike to find the best recipes Vietnam has to offer.

The Food of Vietnam
Luke Nguyen $69.95 hb


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Happy Eva After is a seriously witty novel about a bloke, his
wife, his dog, an alluring young woman with a mysterious
past, and the nuances of the English language. Sebastian
Pink, a language teacher, is married to Sarah, a career woman
now desperate for a baby. Sarah and Sebastian have grown
apart and Sebastian’s social life has shrunk to work; walking
his dog, Claude; and the daily cryptic crossword. When

an alluring Czech student called Eva becomes one of Sebastian’s students he
finds himself drawn into a sordid suburban tangle based mainly on his own
misinterpretations and feverish imagination.

Happy Eva After
Chris Harrison $29.99 pb

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 the boy, known as Ali Khan, is locked
in a shop with four hostages. For police chaplain Paul
Doherty, called to the scene by Superintendent Boehm, it
is a story that will end as tragically as it began. Is Ali the

embodiment of evil, or simply an innocent boy from Tanzania, betrayed at
every turn, who just wants a place to call home?

No Place Like Home
Caroline Overington $32.95 pb

In the summer of 1913 young Jean-Baptiste dreams of leaving
his Picardy home; Frank has come to London to take up an
apprenticeship; organ scholar Benedict is enthralled by the
sensations of his synaesthesia; Harry has turned his back on
his wealthy English family and moved to New York. Three
years later, on 1st July 1916, they are in uniform waiting for
dawn on the Somme battlefield. Each one is accompanied by

regrets, fears and secrets as they move towards the line.

At Break of Day
Elizabeth Speller $27.99 pb

Three generations of men hunt for deer on Goat Mountain.
One hot autumn day, a grandfather, son and grandson
discover a poacher on their land. The eleven-year-old
studies the poacher through the scope of his father’s
rifle—and pulls the trigger. Goat Mountain is an intensely
powerful novel about how these men, and their boy, deal
with the poacher’s death, and with his body. David Vann

explores our most primal urges, the ties that bind us, and the consequences of
our actions—what we owe for what we have done.

Goat Mountain
David Vann $29.99 pb

When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester
abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters. Her
studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn’t
come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five
weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared
home, and Lily is the prime suspect. As the case takes shape
Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the

eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the
man who seeks her conviction.

Jennifer DuBois $29.95 pb

Ghost Moth transports the reader to two hot summers,
twenty years apart. In Northern Ireland, in 1949,
Katherine must choose between solid, reliable George
Bedford and Tom McKinley, who makes her feel alive.
The reverberations of that summer still clamour to be
heard in 1969. Northern Ireland has become a tinderbox
but tragedy also lurks closer to home. As Katherine and
George struggle to save their marriage and silence the

ghosts of the past, their family and city stand on the brink of collapse.

Ghost Moth
Michèle Forbes $24.99 pb

Three Brothers follows the fortunes of brothers Harry, Daniel
and Sam Hanway, born on a post-war council estate in
Camden Town. Each boy is forced to make his own way in the
world—a world of dodgy deals and big business, of criminal
gangs and crooked landlords, of newspaper magnates, back-
biters and petty thieves. London is the backdrop and the
connecting fabric of these three lives, reinforcing Ackroyd’s

grand theme that place and history create, surround and engulf us.

Three Brothers
Peter Ackroyd $29.95 hb

In the summer of 1940 Lisbon was one of the only neutral
ports left in Europe, a city filled with spies, crowned heads and
refugees of every nationality. Awaiting safe passage to New
York, two couples meet: Pete and Julia Winters, Americans
fleeing their sedate life in Paris; and Edward and Iris Freleng,
elegant, bohemian and independently wealthy. The hidden
threads of their lives—Julia’s status as a Jew, Pete and Edward’s

affair, and Iris’ desperate efforts to save her marriage—begin to come loose. This
journey will change the four of them irrevocably, as Europe sinks into war.

The Two Hotel Francforts
David Leavitt $29.99 pb

The Pure Gold Baby will both raise you up and break your
heart, as it follows Anna, a child of special, unknowable
qualities, who also presents profound parental challenges.
For her mother Jess, still in her early twenties, living alone
in North London and hoping to embark on an adventurous
career, her arrival will prove life-transforming. Over
decades, we observe her as she touches the lives and loves

of those around her. Margaret Drabble writes with great beauty, wisdom and
stealthy power about parenthood, about friendship and ultimately about the
ways in which we care for one another.

The Pure Gold Baby
Margaret Drabble $29.99 pb

Kirstie Clements’ Tongue in Chic  is a witty and salacious
exposé of the world of glossy fashion magazines—a tell-
all by the ultimate insider. True events revolve around the
fictitious  Chic  magazine, where an average day involves
counting calories (preferably other people’s), masterful
justification of spending half an annual salary on a blue
fox fur, and keeping a kohl-lined eye on the competition.

Tongue in Chic delivers an eye-opening account of the tantalising, addictive
and crazy world of high fashion.

Tongue in Chic
Kirstie Clements $29.95 pb

A small town on Lake Michigan gets worldwide attention
when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the
afterlife. The people calling are all departed loved ones.
They say they are calling from heaven. As the mysterious
phone calls increase, outsiders flock from around the world
in the hope of sharing the blessing. Is it the greatest miracle
ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken

single father, is determined to find out. Albom’s new novel is an allegory about
the power of belief—and a page-turner that will touch your soul.

The First Phone Call from Heaven
Mitch Albom $29.99 hb

It is the 1960s and times are changing. Hemlines are
getting shorter, stockings are being discarded and women
are doing it for themselves. At the advertising agency of
Bofinger, Adams, Rawson & Keane, three women, Desi, Bea
and Isabel are making their way in a man’s world. For them
jingles and catchphrases are easy; having a life outside the
office is so much harder. Adulterous affairs, pining for an

overseas love and exacting revenge on a former fiancée all take their toll. But
the changing social landscape means there are surprises in store and that love
can be found in the most unexpected places.

One More Slip
Marion von Adlerstein $29.99 pb

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David is a birdwatcher, and Clare’s father was one. David
has a bad history with girlfriends because he spends all
his time and money chasing birds around Australia so he
can add them to his list. His girlfriends have become more
interested in buying houses and having babies, rather
than spending days waiting for an unlikely sighting of
a storm-tossed vagrant bird. Clare, who is divorced and

the mother of a teenage daughter, has sworn off men completely, and is
reasonably happy with her decision. She never expected to meet someone
like David. They try to stay apart, but like a pair of birds dancing around
each other they might have to give in to their feelings.

The Birdwatcher
William McInnes $29.99 pb

Bobby Blue is caught between loyalty to his only friend,
Ben Tobin, and his boss, Daniel Collins, the new
Constable at Mount Hay.  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. 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.

Coal Creek
Alex Miller $29.99 pb *BiP Price $25.95

Richard Flanagan’s story of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian
doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncle’s wife, journeys
from a crumbling pre-war beachside hotel to a wartime
Thai jungle prison, from the Changi gallows to a chance
meeting of lovers on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The
Narrow Road to the Deep North is about the impossibility
of love. At its heart is one day in a Japanese slave labour

camp in August 1943. As the day builds to its horrific climax, Dorrigo Evans
battles and fails in his quest to save the lives of his fellow POWs; a man is
killed for no reason, and a love story unfolds. A very powerful novel of the
cruelty of war, the tenuousness of life and the unattainable nature of love.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan $32.95 pb

Divorced and unemployed, Tom Keely has lost faith
in everything precious to him. Holed up in a grim
high-rise, Keely looks down at a society from which
he’s retired hurt and angry. He has 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.

Tim Winton $45.00 hb *BiP Price $34.95

‘Eyrie is a remarkable book; it brings the sweltering city so vividly
to life. Tom, his mother Doris, Gemma and Kai are among the
most memorable characters Tim has produced.’ ~Leonie.

‘Dear Tim, if you can’t write a nail-biting drama about the Wild
West, who can? If your characters are scoured and scarred by what
life throws at them, so be it. I loved Eyrie.’ ~Sue.

Will keeping the Japanese, Korean and Italian POWs of
the Second World War alive in Australia keep Australian
POWs alive wherever they are? Many of the townspeople
in Gawell, New South Wales, have husbands, sons,
brothers who are away at war, missing, imprisoned or
perhaps dead. How do they treat these POWs in their
midst? Alice is a young woman living with her father-in-

law on his farm as her husband fights in the war. When Giancarlo, an Italian
immigrant from the POW camp, is assigned to work on their farm, Alice
discovers the world is much larger and more complex than she had thought.

Shame and the Captives
Tom Keneally $32.95 pb BiP Price $27.95

William Burr is hunting mahogany pirates in British
Honduras when he receives a letter from the Chief Police
Magistrate in Hobart Town, with the offer of a reward for the
capture of a notorious outlaw. He arrives in Van Diemen’s
Land in 1830 to find a world of corruption, brutality and
mystical beauty. Burr is soon rushing headlong through the
wilderness, where he will discover not only the violent truth

of British settlement, but also the love of a woman, and the friendship of an
Aboriginal tracker, himself an outcast on an island of outcasts.

Lenny Bartulin $29.99 pb

Michael O’Dell is hit by a car. When he does not die, he
is surprised and pleased. After his misfortune he cannot
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. A strange policeman starts harassing the
family and ordinary mishaps take on a sinister desperation.

Mark Lamprell’s extraordinary debut examines the terrible truth: sometimes
you can’t pull yourself together until you’ve completely fallen apart.

The Full Ridiculous
Mark Lamprell $29.99 pb

Danny Kelly has only ever wanted one thing: to be an
Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer. Everything
he has ever done has been for that moment of glory, of
vindication, when the world will see him for what he is: the
fastest, the strongest and the best. His parents struggle to
send him to the most prestigious private school with the
finest swimming program; Danny loathes it there, but his

coach is the best and knows Danny is, too. Danny’s win-at-all-costs ferocity
gradually wins favour with the coolest boys—he’s Barracuda, he’s the psycho,
he’s everything they want to be but don’t have the guts to get there. He’s going
to show them all. Barracuda is an unflinching look at modern Australia, at our
hopes and dreams, our friendships, and our families. It is about class and sport
and politics and migration and education, and asks what it means to be a good
person and what it takes to become one.

Christos Tsiolkas $32.99 pb *BiP Price $26.95

Artwork © Jane Mount - My Ideal Bookshelf, Little, Brown (Hachette) 2012

Vividly set in the gold rush of the mid-1860s,  The
Luminaries is a Victorian novel in its length, attention
to detail and its involved plot. When the Scotsman
Walter Moody arrives in the New Zealand gold town
of Hokitika in 1866, he unwittingly disrupts a secret
meeting of twelve men in the smoking room of the
Crown Hotel. Crosbie Wells, hermit and drunkard,

has been murdered. Annie Wetherall, a whore, has tried to commit suicide,
and the wealthy prospector Emery Staines has disappeared. Moody is soon
drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex
and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. Eleanor Catton’s prize-winning
novel richly evokes a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and
gold rush boom and bust. It is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery.

The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton $29.99 pb *BiP Price $25.95

2013 Man Booker Prize Winner

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