• 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**

    Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world's most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.

    ISBN: 9781787330870
    Publication date: 30/08/2018
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Harari, Yuval Noah
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • All This by Chance
    All This by Chance
    If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present.

    Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, with no memory of the Jewish family who sent their little girl to safety. When the couple emigrate, the peace they seek in New Zealand cannot overcome the past they have left behind.

    Following the lives of Eva, her daughter Lisa and her granddaughter Esther, All This by Chance is a moving multigenerational family saga about the legacy of the Holocaust and the burden of secrets never shared, by one of New Zealand's finest writers.

    ISBN: 9781776561797
    Publication date: 08/03/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: O'Sullivan, Vincent
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • American Marriage
    American Marriage
    An explosive love story about a marriage interrupted.

    Could you put your life on hold for twelve years? A stunning love story about family, injustice and marriage, and three people at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

    Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit.

    Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

    An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward - with hope and pain - into the future.

    'Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear.'
    - Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

    'A stunning, epic love story filled with breathtaking twists and turns, while bursting with realized and unrealized dreams.'
    - Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory

    'A heartbreaking and genuinely suspenseful love story in which nobody's wrong and everybody's wounded.'
    - Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children

    ISBN: 9780143789604
    Publication date: 29/01/2018
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Jones, Tayari
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Are Friends Electric
    Are Friends Electric
    Are Friends Electric? offers a vivid and moving vision of a past, present and future mediated by technology. The first part of Helen Heath’s bold new collection is comprised largely of found poems which emerge from conversations about sex bots, people who feel an intimate love for bridges, fences and buildings, a meditation on Theo Jansen’s beautifully strange animal sculptures, and the lives of birds in cities.

    A series of speculative poems further explores questions of how we incorporate technology into our lives and bodies. In these poems on grief, Heath asks how technology can keep us close with those we have lost. How might our experiences of grieving and remembering be altered?


    ISBN: 9781776561902
    Publication date: 01/06/2018
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Heath, Helen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Arnhem The Battle for the Bridges 1944
    Arnhem The Battle for the Bridges 1944
    On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aero engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the vast air armada of Dakotas and gliders,carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. He gazed up in envy at the greatest demonstration of paratroop power ever seen.

    Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. But the cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch who risked everything to help. German reprisals were cruel and lasted until the end of the war.

    The British fascination for heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths, not least that victory was possible when in fact the plan imposed by Montgomery and General 'Boy' Browning was doomed from the start. Antony Beevor, using many overlooked and new sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of this epic clash. Yet this book, written in Beevor's inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single dramatic battle. It looks into the very heart of war.

    ISBN: 9780241326763
    Publication date: 17/05/2018
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Beevor, Antony
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Bookworm
    Bookworm
    Passionate, witty, informed, and gloriously opinionated' Jacqueline Wilson'I felt like this was written just for me, and I think everyone will feel this way' Jenny Colgan'Beautiful and moving... It will kickstart a cascade of nostalgia for countless people' Marian KeyesWhen Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one.She was whisked away to Narnia - and Kirrin Island - and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She wandered the countryside with Milly-Molly-Mandy, and played by the tracks with the Railway Children. With Charlotte?s Web she discovered Death and with Judy Blume it was Boys. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library or to spend her pocket money on amassing her own at home. In Bookworm, Lucy revisits her childhood reading with wit, love and gratitude. She relives our best-beloved books, their extraordinary creators, and looks at the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives. She also disinters a few forgotten treasures to inspire the next generation of bookworms and set them on their way. Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life - prompting endless re-readings, rediscoveries, and, inevitably, fierce debate - and brilliantly uses them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm.

    ISBN: 9780224098854
    Publication date: 01/03/2018
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Mangan, Lucy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Boys Will be Boys
    Boys Will be Boys
    Clementine Ford reports that one of the questions she is most asked in person and online is 'How do I raise my son to be a feminist? How do I make sure he's a supporter rather than a perpetrator?' That is a question that many parents with sons are haunted by. Now that Clem is mother to a baby boy of her own, it is a question that haunts her too.

    How does a feminist raise a son in a world that conditions boys into entitlement, privilege and power at the expense not just of girls' humanity but also their own? All boys start innocent but by the time they are adolescents many of them will subscribe to a view of masculinity that is openly contemptuous of women and girls. This explosive new work will look at toxic masculinity and the closed ranks of brotherhood that shape an entitled, disrespectful and potentially dangerous idea of manhood.

    In Boys Will Be Boys, bestselling and ground-breaking author of Fight Like A Girl, Clementine Ford, dismantles the age-old idea that entitlement, aggression and toxicity are natural realms for boys, and reveals how the patriarchy we live in is as harmful to boys and men as it is to women and girls.

    ISBN: 9781760632335
    Publication date: 26/09/2018
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Ford, Clementine
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Bridge of Clay
    Bridge of Clay
    From the author of the no.1 New York Times bestselling novel The Book Thief.

    Let me tell you about our brother.
    The fourth Dunbar boy named Clay.
    Everything happened to him.
    We were all of us changed through him.

    The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy - their mother is dead, their father has fled - they love and fight and learn to
    reckon with the adult world.

    It is Clay who will build a bridge - for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins. He's building a bridge to transcend humanness. To survive.

    A miracle and nothing less.

    PRAISE FOR MARKUS ZUSAK

    "An amazing talent in Australian literature" Sunday Telegraph

    ISBN: 9781760559922
    Publication date: 09/10/2018
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Zusak, Markus
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Census
    Census
    When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn't have long to live, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son - a son whom he fiercely loves, a son with Down syndrome. With no recourse in mind, and with a desire to see the country on one last trip, the man signs up as a census-taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town with his son.

    ISBN: 9781925603446
    Publication date: 02/04/2018
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Ball, Jesse
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Churchill Walking with Destiny
    Churchill Walking with Destiny
    Winston Churchill dominates our view of the history of Britain in the twentieth century - the brash, brave and ambitious young aristocrat who sought out danger in late Victorian wars, the mercurial First Lord of the Admiralty who was responsible for the Dardanelles disaster in 1915, the Colonial Secretary who rode with T. E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell at the Pyramids, the Chancellor who took the country back to the Gold Standard and crushed the General Strike in 1926, and then spent more than ten years in the political wilderness - and who, finally, was summoned to save his country in 1940. 'I felt that I was walking with destiny, and all my life had been but preparation for that hour.'

    Andrew Roberts' titanic new biography re-interprets all these events, especially Churchill's leadership during the Second World War, which he sees through the prism of all Churchill's earlier life. He gives full visibility to Churchill's flaws, and brilliantly explains his genius. He has used over forty collections of papers not available to Churchill's previous biographer Roy Jenkins (2001) and he is the first Churchill biographer to be granted access by the Queen to the private diaries of King George VI. This is the Churchill biography for our times.

    ISBN: 9780241205631
    Publication date: 04/10/2018
    Price: $85.00
    Author: Roberts, Andrew
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $85.00
  • Circe
    Circe
    From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey

    Chosen as must-read book of 2018 by the Guardian, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express and Stylist

    In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

    When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe's place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home.

    There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe's independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

    Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation.

    ISBN: 9781408890073
    Publication date: 19/04/2018
    Price: $31.99
    Author: Miller, Madeline
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.99
  • Coddling of the American Mind
    Coddling of the American Mind
    Your feelings are always right.You should avoid pain and discomfort.You should look for faults in others and not yourself.These three Great Untruths are part of a larger philosophy that sees young people as fragile creatures who must be protected and supervised by adults, resulting in a culture of safety that began on American college campuses and is spreading throughout academic institutions in the English-speaking world.In this book, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and free speech campaigner Greg Lukianoff argue that increasing intolerance of opposing viewpoints is contributing to rising rates of depression and anxiety among young people and leaving many students unprepared for adult life, with devastating consequences for them, for their parents, for the companies that will soon hire them, and for democracies that are increasingly pushed to the brink of violence over growing political divisions.In tracing the origins of this phenomenon, Haidt and Lukianoff offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen both individuals and institutions, allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity, including viewpoint diversity.

    ISBN: 9780241308356
    Publication date: 04/09/2018
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Haidt, Jonathan
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
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