• All You Can Ever Know
    All You Can Ever Know
    ISBN: 9781911590309
    Title: All You Can Ever Know
    Author: CHUNG NICOLE

    A warm, candid memoir about interracial adoption, and the author's hunt for her story of origin.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Along Came a Llama
    Along Came a Llama
    ISBN: 9780571363193
    Title: Along Came a Llama
    Author: RUCK RUTH JANETTE

    My Family and Other Animals meets The Secret Life of Cows: this rediscovered gem tells the charming tale of how a baby llama transformed a Welsh farming family forever. Things llamas like: Snaffling cherry brandy, Easter eggs, and the Radio Times. Fluttering movie star eyelashes at surprised visitors. Curling up in 'tea-cosy' position by the fire. Orbiting, helicoptering, and oompahing. Humming along to classical music. Locking victims in the lavatory. Things llamas dislike: Having toenails trimmed by a visiting circus. Being adopted mother to an orphaned lamb. Invitations to star on Blue Peter. Accidentally swimming. Snowdonia's rainfall. The dark. Ruth Ruck's family live on a Welsh mountain farm, no strangers to cow pats on the carpet and nesting hens in the larder. When dark days strike, they embark on a farming experiment to cheer them all up - but raising a baby llama proves more of an adventure than expected.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • At the Pond: Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies' Pond
    At the Pond: Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies' Pond
    ISBN: 9781911547396
    Title: At the Pond: Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies' Pond
    Author: VARIOUS

    'There was something magical about the unplumbed depths,the moor hens,the dragonflies, the waterlilies, the willows, the floating rings and rafts...' Tucked away along a shady path towards the north-east edge of Hampstead Heath is a sign: Women Only. This is the Kenwood Ladies' Bathing Pond. Officially opened to the public in 1925, it is the only wild swimming spot in the UK that is reserved for women. Created centuries ago, the Heath's chain of ponds are one of the sources of the River Fleet that runs subterraneously through London. Swimming in the Ladies' Pond's green, silty, silky waters, it's hard to avoid the feeling that you are moving through history and outside of time. On a hot summer's day, thousands of swimmers from eight to eighty-odd can be found queuing to take a dip before sunbathing in the adjoining meadow. In the cooler months, when the water temperature plummets, the Pond is still visited daily by hardy regulars, many of whom have been swimming there for decades. Combining personal reminiscence with reflections on the history of the place over the years and through the seasons, for the first time this collection brings together writers' impressions of the Pond.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
    Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
    ISBN: 9781471182303
    Title: Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
    Author: SHEFF DAVID

    #1 New York Times bestseller
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    With a new afterword

    Now a Major Motion Picture
    Starring Steve Carell * Timothée Chalamet * Maura Tierney * and Amy Ryan

    & "A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts." -- Anne Lamott

    "'When one of us tells the truth, he makes it easier for all of us to open our hearts to our own pain and that of others.' That's ultimately whatBeautiful Boy is about: truth and healing." -- Mary Pipher, author ofReviving Ophelia
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    What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff's journey through his son Nic's addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls--is it Nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic.
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    "Filled with compelling anecdotes and important insights . . . An eye-opening memoir." --Washington Post


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Beauty
    Beauty
    ISBN: 9781760876524
    Title: Beauty
    Author: LEE BRI

    You were either fit and trim or you weren't working hard enough. Your body was how you conveyed wealth and status to your peers, it was a personality trait, a symbol of goodness and values: an ethical ideal. In recent decades women have made momentous progress fighting the patriarchy, yet they are held to ever-stricter, more punishing physical standards. Self-worth still plummets and eating disorders are more deadly for how easily they are dismissed. In Beauty Bri Lee explores our obsession with thinness and asks how an intrinsically unattainable standard of physical 'perfection' has become so crucial to so many. What happens if you try to reach that impossible goal? Bri did try, and Beauty is what she learned from that battle: a gripping and intelligent rejection of an ideal that diminishes us all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Becoming
    Becoming
    ISBN: 9780241334140
    Title: Becoming
    Author: OBAMA MICHELLE

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WATCH THE EMMY-NOMINATED NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER - ONE OF ESSENCE'S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS

    In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America--the first African American to serve in that role--she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her--from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it--in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations--and whose story inspires us to do the same.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition
    Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition
    ISBN: 9781982105099
    Title: Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition
    Author: CARL P.


    "A memoir that is jolting, honest, passionate, and beautifully written" (Claudia Rankine), Becoming a Man explores one man's gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America.


    Becoming a Man is the striking memoir of P. Carl's journey to become the man he always knew himself to be. For fifty years, he lived as a girl and a queer woman, building a career, a life, and a loving marriage, yet still waiting to realize himself in full. As Carl embarks on his gender transition, he takes us inside the complex shifts and questions that arise throughout--the alternating moments of arrival and estrangement. He writes intimately about how transitioning reconfigures both his own inner experience and his closest bonds--his twenty-year relationship with his wife, Lynette; his already tumultuous relationships with his parents; and seemingly solid friendships that are subtly altered, often painfully and wordlessly.


    Carl blends the remarkable story of his own personal journey with incisive cultural commentary, writing brilliantly about gender, power, and inequality in America. His transition occurs amid the rise of the Trump administration and the #MeToo movement--a transition point in America's own story, when transphobia and toxic masculinity are under fire even as they thrive in the highest halls of power. Carl's quest to become himself and to reckon with his masculinity mirrors, in many ways, the challenge before the country as a whole, to imagine a society where every member can have a vibrant, livable life. Here, through this brave and deeply personal work, Carl brings an unparalleled new voice to this conversation.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Bent Coppers: The Story of the Man Who Arrested John Lennon, George Harrison & Brian Jones
    Bent Coppers: The Story of the Man Who Arrested John Lennon, George Harrison & Brian Jones
    ISBN: 9781913340438
    Title: Bent Coppers: The Story of the Man Who Arrested John Lennon, George Harrison & Brian Jones
    Author: PILCHER NORMAN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Bit of a Stretch: The Diaries of a Prisoner
    Bit of a Stretch: The Diaries of a Prisoner
    ISBN: 9781838951030
    Title: Bit of a Stretch: The Diaries of a Prisoner
    Author: ATKINS CHRIS

    Where can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Which British education system struggles with 50% illiteracy? Where do teetotal Muslims attend AA meetings? Where is it easier to get 'spice' than paracetamol? Where does self-harm barely raise an eyebrow? Welcome to Her Majesty's Prison Service, a creaking and surreal world that has been left to rot for decades in the shadows of polite society. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn't spend much time thinking about prisons. But after becoming embroiled in a dodgy scheme to fund his latest film, he was sent down for five years. His new home would be HMP Wandsworth, one of the oldest, largest, and most dysfunctional prisons in Europe. Horrifying, moving, and darkly funny, this is the unvarnished depiction of what he found. With a cast of characters ranging from wily drug dealers to corrupt screws to senior officials bent on endless (and fruitless) reform, this is the reality behind the locked gates. Full of incredible and hilarious stories, A Bit of a Stretch reveals the true scale of our prison crisis and why it is costing us all.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    ISBN: 9781447210986
    Title: Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    Author: BROWN DANIEL JAMES

    The Boys in the Boat is the story of Joe Rantz, a charismatic young man born dirt poor in the woods of Washington State, who dreams of escaping the challenges of the Great Depression, and a complicated family life full of painful memories. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other young men exchange the sweat and graft and dust of ordinary life for the purer rigours of sport at its very highest level - a journey at the end of which lies a gold medal rowing race at the Berlin Olympics of 1936, in front of Hitler himself. Told against the grand backdrop of 1930s America, The Boys in the Boat is a story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty; a story that rises above sport, and even the grand sweep of history itself, in favour of something more personal. For as becomes clear in an interview with Joe shortly before his death, during the writing of this book, what shines most brightly in the old man's mind is not memories of medals, or the boat in particular, or even the boys that he called his friends. It is the thought of something more transcendent; a singular thing that had happened in a fleeting, golden sliver of time long gone, when nine good-hearted young men strove together, pulled together as one, gave everything they had for one another, bound together forever by unspoken bonds of pride and respect and love. Joe was crying, at least in part, for the loss of that vanished time, but much more, I think, for the sheer beauty of it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bush School
    Bush School
    ISBN: 9781760876807
    Title: Bush School
    Author: O'BRIEN PETER

    A charming story of a time long-gone and the struggles of a young man with his first teaching assignment in a village at the back of beyond.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Call the Midwife: a True Story of the East End in the 1950s Tv Tie-in #1
    Call the Midwife: a True Story of the East End in the 1950s Tv Tie-in #1
    ISBN: 9780753827871
    Title: Call the Midwife: a True Story of the East End in the 1950s Tv Tie-in #1
    Author: WORTH JENNIFER

    Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were truly stranger, more poignant and more terrifying than could ever be recounted in fiction. Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated, but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton Garden) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she trained. Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer's stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Choose Your Own Disaster
    Choose Your Own Disaster
    ISBN: 9781478970392
    Title: Choose Your Own Disaster
    Author: SCHWARTZ DANA

    A hilarious, quirky, and unflinchingly honest memoir about one young woman's terrible and life-changing decisions while hoping (and sometimes failing) to find herself, in the style of Never Have I Ever and Adulting. Join Dana Schwartz on a journey revisiting all of the terrible decisions she made in her early twenties through the internet's favorite method of self-knowledge: the quiz. Part-memoir, part-VERY long personality test, CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISASTER is a manifesto about the millennial experience and modern feminism and how the easy advice of "you can be anything you want " is actually pretty fucking difficult when there are so many possible versions of yourself it seems like you could be. Dana has no idea who she is, but at least she knows she's a Carrie, a Ravenclaw, a Raphael, a Belle, a former emo kid, a Twitter addict, and a millennial just trying her best.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Combat Civilian: A Personal View of Humanitarian Relief
    Combat Civilian: A Personal View of Humanitarian Relief
    ISBN: 9781912575848
    Title: Combat Civilian: A Personal View of Humanitarian Relief
    Author: GREENALL GILBERT

    Gilbert Greenall is an unlikely person to find on the front lines of any humanitarian emergency. This memoir tells the story of how a privileged old Etonian and former Guards officer broke the rules, made new ones and took a different path in life to become one of the world's leading humanitarians.From the jungles of Cambodia rescuing refugees during the final days of the Khmer Rouge in 1979 to the chaos of Baghdad in 2016, this is a powerful story of the response to human catastrophe over four decades. Greenall charts the changes in humanitarian assistance, revealing contradictions and triumphs, from the uncoordinated activities of a few small charities to the multi-billion dollar operations of today.

    He takes the reader through wars, famines, earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions, yet there is time for humorous observation of misadventure and the absurdity of some decision making. This is a fast moving narrative, an emotional journey and above all an adventure story, but nevertheless includes an observation of the military risks and political constraints.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Coming Undone
    Coming Undone
    ISBN: 9781786896780
    Title: Coming Undone
    Author: WHITE TERRI

    'BREATHTAKING' Dolly Alderton, 'REMARKABLE' Marian Keyes, 'LIFE-CHANGING' Emma Jane Unsworth, 'COMPELLING' Amy Liptrot, 'EXTRAORDINARY' Sali HughesTo everyone else, Terri White appeared to be living the dream, named one of Folio's Top Women in US Media and accruing further awards for the magazines she was editing. In reality, she was rapidly skidding towards a mental health crisis that would land her in a locked psychiatric ward as her past caught up with her. As well as growing up in a household in poverty, Terri endured sexual and physical abuse at the hands of a number of her mother's partners. Her success defied all expectations, but the greater the disparity between her outer achievements and inner demons, the more she struggled to hold everything together. Coming Undone is Terri's documentation of her unravelling, and her precarious navigation back from a life in pieces.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Constellations: Reflections from Life
    Constellations: Reflections from Life
    ISBN: 9781509892778
    Title: Constellations: Reflections from Life
    Author: GLEESON SINEAD

    "These brilliant essays read as if Gleeson has made a vow to her readers to illuminate what it means to live in a human body--for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health--all the days of her life. Come for the dark jokes and existential dread. Stay for the beauty and tenderness."
    --Jenny Offill, author of Weather

    "Nimbly written, balletic in style, heartfelt, spirited, and thoughtful, Sin ad Gleeson's Constellations is a powerful, inspiring gift to readers everywhere."
    --Jami Attenberg, author of All This Could Be Yours


    NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN * OBSERVER * IMAGE * IRISH TIMES * NEW STATESMAN * IRISH INDEPENDENT

    A #1 Irish bestseller, Sin ad Gleeson's essays chronicle--in crystalline, tender, powerful prose--life in a body as it goes through sickness, health, motherhood, and love of all kinds.

    I have come to think of all the metal in my body as artificial stars, glistening beneath the skin, a constellation of old and new metal. A map, a tracing of connections and a guide to looking at things from different angles.

    We treat the body as an afterthought, until it no longer can be. Until the pain or the pleasure is too great. Sin ad Gleeson's life has been marked by terrible illness, including leukemia and debilitating arthritis. As a child, she bathed in the springs of Lourdes, ever hopeful that her body would cooperate, ever looking forward to the day when she could take her body for granted. But just as she turns inward to explore her own pain, and then the marvel of recovery, and then the arrival of her greatest joys--falling in love, becoming a mother--she turns her gaze outward. She delves into history, art, literature, and music, plotting the intimate experience of life in a women's body across a wide-ranging map. From Nick Cave to Taylor Swift, Botticelli to Frida Kahlo, Louisa May Alcott to Lucy Grealy, Constellations is an investigation into the different ways of seeing, both uniquely personal and universal in its resonances.

    In the tradition of some of our finest life writers, Gleeson explores--in her own spirited, generous voice--the fierceness of being alive. She has written "a book that] every woman should read" (Eimear McBride).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Corrupt Bodies Death & Dirty Dealing at the Morgue
    Corrupt Bodies Death & Dirty Dealing at the Morgue
    ISBN: 9781785785955
    Title: Corrupt Bodies Death & Dirty Dealing at the Morgue
    Author: EVERETT PETER & HOLLINGTON KRIS

    Must-read memoir of managing a morgue, dealing with everything from death and murder to chaos, corruption and organised crime.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
    Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
    ISBN: 9781509809592
    Title: Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
    Author: MANDELA NELSON; LANGA MANDLA

    In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa. Five years later, he stood down. In that time, he and his government wrought the most extraordinary transformation, turning a nation riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy in which all South Africa's citizens, black and white, were equal before the law.Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela's presidency, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to finish his term as president, but was unable to finish. Now, the acclaimed South African writer, Mandla Langa, has completed the task using Mandela's unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding and a wealth of previously unseen archival material. The result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela's presidency years in which he overcame the challenges of transition and made a reality of his cherished vision for a liberated South Africa.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Deadly Earth
    Deadly Earth
    ISBN: 9781743797228
    Title: Deadly Earth
    Author: MCGRATH KATIE

    "For the second time in my life, I was faced with a pivotal choice: either be pulled down by the quicksand of self-doubt, anguish and despair; or find strength to help others because of my own trauma."

    Katie McGrath's first three years of life were idyllic, surrounded by love and family in the affluent Sydney harbourside suburb of Hunters Hill. Her parents worked hard to create a beautiful home for their young children, unaware that deadly radioactive waste was buried beneath the garden and foundations -- a seeping malice which would destroy many lives.

    Katie's parents both died mysteriously from cancer in quick succession, leaving behind four young orphans. The grieving children were forced into a hostile foster home where they had to learn to survive. Katie's only escape became an imaginary white brick house with no doors or windows where she cocooned herself to escape the horrors of her young life.

    Years later, after she has forged a successful life for herself with two daughters and a high-flying corporate career, Katie's world is once again turned upside down. She discovers suspicious details surrounding her parents' deaths - and the deaths of others who lived on the very same idyllic street - and she vows to uncover the truth at all costs.
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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian of Auschwitz
    Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian of Auschwitz
    ISBN: 9781529106053
    Title: Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian of Auschwitz
    Author: KRAUS DITA


    The powerful, heart-breaking memoir of Dita Kraus, the real-life Librarian of Auschwitz


    Born in Prague to a Jewish family in 1929, Dita Kraus has lived through the most turbulent decades of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Here, Dita writes with startling clarity on the horrors and joys of a life delayed by the Holocaust. From her earliest memories and childhood friendships in Prague before the war, to the Nazi-occupation that saw her and her family sent to the Jewish ghetto at Terezín, to the unimaginable fear and bravery of her imprisonment in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, and life after liberation.


    Dita writes unflinchingly about the harsh conditions of the camps and her role as librarian of the precious books that her fellow prisoners managed to smuggle past the guards. But she also looks beyond the Holocaust - to the life she rebuilt after the war: her marriage to fellow survivor Otto B Kraus, a new life in Israel and the happiness and heartbreaks of motherhood.


    Part of Dita's story was told in fictional form in the Sunday Times bestseller The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe. Her memoir tells the full story in her own words.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Diving into Glass: A Memoir
    Diving into Glass: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780143793786
    Title: Diving into Glass: A Memoir
    Author: LLEWELLYN CARO

    Caro Llewellyn was living her dream life in her adopted home of New York, directing an international literary festival. Then one day, running in Central Park, she lost all sensation in her legs. Two days later she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

    Caro was no stranger to tragedy. Her father Richard contracted polio at the age of twenty and spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Dignified, undaunted and ingenious, he was determined to make every day count, not least seducing his nurse while still confined to an iron lung, then marrying her.

    But when Caro was herself blindsided by illness, cut loose from everything she depended on, she couldn't summon any of the grace and courage she'd witnessed growing up. She was furious, toxic, humiliated. Only by looking back at her father's extraordinary example was she able to rediscover her own grit and find a way forward, rebuilding her life shard by shard.

    An emotionally brutal memoir of family, vulnerability and purpose, Diving into Glassis a searing, often funny portrait of the realities of disability and an intimate account of two lives filled with vigour and audacity.

    'Caro Llewellyn's portrait of her father is a tour de force. It is entirely unpredictable and consistently exhilarating. I read it in one transfixed sitting.' Janet Malcolm

    'Disturbing, compelling, portentous, obsessive, repetitious, persistent, prophetic, packed with shocks of recognition.' Annie Proulx

    'Indefatigable and unsinkable, Llewellyn keeps her story on pace as if her very life, and her father's legacy, depended on it. Inspiring and uplifting.' Mary Norris, author of Between You & Me

    'Llewellyn has landed herself alongside the great memoirists of our time. A riveting marvel.' Elizabeth Flock, author of The Heart is a Shifting Sea

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Doll
    Doll
    ISBN: 9781787300934
    Title: Doll
    Author: KADARE ISMAIL & HODGSON JOHN (TRANSLATOR)


    From the winner of the first ever Man Booker International Prize: 'a novelist of dazzling mastery' (Independent)


    At the centre of young Ismail's world is the unknowable figure of his mother. Naïve and fragile as a paper doll, she is an unlikely presence in her husband's great stone house, with its hidden rooms and infamous dungeon, and is constantly at odds with her wise and thin-lipped mother-in-law. But despite her lightness and unchanging youthful nature, she is not without her own enigmas.


    Most of all, she fears that her intellectual son - who uses words she doesn't understand, publishes radical poetry, falls in love freely and seems to be renouncing everything she embodies of the old world - will have to exchange her for a superior mother when he becomes a famous writer.


    Dedicated to the memory of his mother and circling back to his childhood in Albania, The Doll is Ismail Kadare's delicate and disarming tale of home and creative longing, of writerly aspiration, and of personal and political freedom.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Driving to Treblinka: A Long Search for a Lost Father
    Driving to Treblinka: A Long Search for a Lost Father
    ISBN: 9781927249406
    Title: Driving to Treblinka: A Long Search for a Lost Father
    Author: WICHTEL DIANA

    Diana Wichtel was born in Vancouver. Her mother was a New Zealander, her father a Polish Jew who had jumped off a train to the Treblinka death camp and hidden from the Nazis until the end of the war. When Diana was 13 she moved to New Zealand with her mother, sister and brother. Her father was to follow.

    Diana never saw him again.

    Many years later she sets out to discover what happened to him. The search becomes an obsession as she painstakingly uncovers information about his large Warsaw family and their fate at the hands of the Nazis, scours archives across the world for clues to her father’s disappearance, and visits the places he lived.

    This unforgettable narrative is also a deep reflection on the meaning of family, the trauma of loss, and the insistence of memory. It asks the question: Is it better to know, or more bearable not to?

    “Driving to Treblinka is much more than a daughter’s quest for her missing and misunderstood father. It’s a searing exploration of the burden carried by all Holocaust survivors through generations and across continents. In lighting a memorial candle for her father, Diana Wichtel pays tribute to them all. A powerful and confronting read” – Helena Wisniewska Brow, author of Give Us This Day

    “Diana Wichtel’s family memoir can only be read through tears—a beautiful, profoundly moving search for her father and also for memory, in a story that clings to humour and love” – Steve Braunias, author of Civilisation

    “Intimate, moving and eloquent, shot through with the author’s celebrated wit, Driving to Treblinka shines a light on what it means to survive. This compelling search for a father’s grave is, above all, an affirmation of unstoppable life” – Catherine Chidgey, author of The Wish Child

    “A poignant and gripping story that is full of tension as the truth about what Diana Wichtel’s father and others in her family endured slowly unfolds” – Ann Beaglehole, author of A Small Price to Pay


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Eleven Bats: A Story of Combat, Cricket & the SAS
    Eleven Bats: A Story of Combat, Cricket & the SAS
    ISBN: 9781760877842
    Title: Eleven Bats: A Story of Combat, Cricket & the SAS
    Author: MOFFITT ANTHONY 'HARRY'

    Anthony 'Harry' Moffitt recently retired from the Australian Defence Force after almost thirty years, most of which was spent with Australia's elite Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment as a Team Commander and Team Specialist. He has served in eleven active deployments, including being wounded in action in 2008. Harry completed his time with the SAS as its Human Performance Manager. He's a Registered Psychologist and runs a human performance consultancy, Stotan Group, working with sports teams, the military and industry. He remains a cricket tragic.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Erratics
    Erratics
    ISBN: 9781460758250
    Title: Erratics
    Author: LAVEAU-HARVIE VICKI

    When her elderly mother is hospitalized unexpectedly, Vicki travels to her parents' isolated ranch home in Alberta, Canada, to help her father. She has been estranged from her parents for many years (the reasons for which rapidly become clear) and is horrified by what she discovers on her arrival. Her mother has always been mentally unstable, but for years camouflaged her delusions and unpredictability. Over the decades she has managed to shut herself and her husband away from the outside world. Vicki's father, who has been systematically starved and kept virtually a prisoner in his own home, begins to realize what has happened to him and embarks upon plans of his own to combat his wife. Vicki quickly realizes how dangerous, and potentially life-threatening, her mother's behavior is. She fears for her father's life and her own safety if her mother returns home. The power play between her parents takes a dramatic turn and leaves Vicki embroiled in situations that are ludicrous, heart-breaking, and frightening.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Everybody Died, So I Got a Dog: The Funny, Heartbreaking Memoir of Losing a Family & Gaining a Dog
    Everybody Died, So I Got a Dog: The Funny, Heartbreaking Memoir of Losing a Family & Gaining a Dog
    ISBN: 9781473671386
    Title: Everybody Died, So I Got a Dog: The Funny, Heartbreaking Memoir of Losing a Family & Gaining a Dog
    Author: DEAN EMILY


    'Like a master class in memoir writing. Honest, perceptive and properly funny'
    Neil Gaiman

    'A wonderful and very special book'
    Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt


    'Glamorous. Heart-breaking. Hilarious. Feminist. Life-changing'
    Katherine Ryan


    'Heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time Genuinely couldn't put it down'
    Alan Carr


    'Incredibly moving, always funny and brilliantly written. I urge everyone to read it'
    Frank Skinner


    'I can't begin to express how much I love it'
    Caroline Criado-Perez, author of Invisible Women


    'LOVELY. Sad and funny and warm and DOGS'
    Marian Keyes


    'I read it in one sitting - it's so blinking good'
    Lorraine Kelly


    'Funny, sparklingly honest and heart-breaking'
    Bel Mooney, Daily Mail

    'A book that will leave you smiling but with a lump in your throat'
    Mail on Sunday, '100 Hottest Summer Books 2019'


    * * *


    The funny, heart-breaking, wonderfully told story of love, family and overwhelming loss which led Emily Dean to find hope and healing in the dog she always wanted.


    Growing up with the Deans was a fabulous training ground for many things: ignoring unpaid bills, being the most entertaining guest at dinner, deconstructing poetry. It was never home for the dog Emily craved.


    Emily shared the lively chaos with her beloved older sister Rachael, her rock. Over the years the sisters bond grew ever closer. As Rachael went on to have the cosy family and treasured dog, Giggle, Emily threw herself into unsettled adventure - dog ownership remaining a distant dream.


    Then, tragically, Rachael is diagnosed with cancer. In just three devastating years Emily loses not only her sister but both her parents as well.


    This is the funny heart-breaking, wonderfully told story of how Emily discovers that it is possible to overcome the worst that life can throw at you, that it's never too late to make peace with your past, and that the right time is only ever now, as she finally starts again with her very own dog - the adorable Shih-tzu named Raymond.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Everything I Know About Love
    Everything I Know About Love
    ISBN: 9780241982105
    Title: Everything I Know About Love
    Author: ALDERTON DOLLY

    'With courageous honesty, Alderton documents the highs and the lows - the sex, the drugs, the nightmare landlords, the heartaches and the humiliations. Deeply funny, sometimes shocking, and admirably open-hearted and optimistic' Daily Telegraph


    'A sensitive, astute and funny account of growing up millennial' Observer


    'The book we will thrust into our friends' hands . . . that will help heal a broken heart. Alderton's wise words can resonate with women of all ages. She feels like a best friend and your older sister all rolled into one and her pages wrap around you like a warm hug' Evening Standard


    'I loved its truth, self awareness, humour and most of all, its heart-spilling generosity' Sophie Dahl


    'Steeped in furiously funny accounts of one-night stands, ill-advised late-night taxi journeys up the M1, grubby flat-shares and the beauty of female friendships, as Alderton joyfully booze-cruises her way through her twenties' Metro


    'Alderton proves a razor-sharp observer of the shifting dynamics of long term female friendship' Mail on Sunday


    'It's so full of life and laughs - I gobbled up this book. Alderton has built something beautiful and true out of many fragments of daftness' Amy Liptrot



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • F*cked At 40 Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy & Stretch Marks
    F*cked At 40 Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy & Stretch Marks
    ISBN: 9781786782694
    Title: F*cked At 40 Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy & Stretch Marks
    Author: LEIGH TOVA

    For every woman that has ever felt trapped.& A funny, raw and empowering& mid-life-crisis-with-a-difference, vlogger, mother, lover businesswoman and social media phenomenon Tova Leigh explores what the hell you are supposed to do when you find yourself living a life you don't remember signing up for.&

    "I was bored, angry, tired and sad. I felt all alone yet I had nothing to complain about. I had a good job, a husband who as far as I could tell wasn't shagging his assistant, three children who apart from being the occasional assholes were pretty good kids; a house, a dog and everything else we are told as little girls we should aspire to. But inside, I was growing restless. I was sick of having the same dull conversations about meal plans and kid-friendly holidays. I was frustrated with having the same married sex I'd been having for the past seven years, or not having any sex at all. I didn't want to be looked at as just a 'mom'. I wanted to be desired, to make someone's hair stand on end and go crazy for me. I didn't want to live by some label that didn't represent me. I looked at my messy SUV after my yoga class one morning and I wanted to vomit on it all. I panicked, thinking about how I am slowly approaching middle age and the menopause and I wondered how many years do I have left of being 'f**ckable' before everything starts going downhill?"&

    We have many sides to us, most of the time we think we must choose just one character and stick to it. But the truth is, we can be all of them without having to choose. I am finally able to show the world that I am a bit of an idiot who dances around her kitchen in her knickers and makes silly videos with her husband, as well as a responsible parent and a businesswoman who runs her own company.&

    When you find authenticity it's hard to go back. It's like opening a door to the truth and starting to breathe a new type of air. This discovery is what prompted me to write. It's my way of saying HERE I AM. I don't think we should be sorry for who we are. None of us.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Fierce Femmes & Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir
    Fierce Femmes & Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir
    ISBN: 9780994047137
    Title: Fierce Femmes & Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir
    Author: THOM KAI CHENG

    The highly sensational, ultra-exciting, sort-of true coming-of-age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung-fu expert who runs away from her parents' abusive home in a rainy city called Gloom. Striking off on her own, she finds her true family in a group of larger-than-life trans femmes who live in a mysterious pleasure district known only as the Street of Miracles. Under the wings of this fierce and fabulous flock, the protagonist blossoms into the woman she has always dreamed of being, with a little help from the unscrupulous Doctor Crocodile. When one of their number is brutally murdered, she joins her sisters in forming a vigilante gang to fight back against the transphobes, violent johns, and cops that stalk the Street of Miracles. But when things go terribly wrong, she must find the truth within herself in order to stop the violence and discover what it really means to grow up and find your family.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Forged from Silver Dollar : One Family's Epic Tale of Survival in Tumultuous Twentieth-century China
    Forged from Silver Dollar : One Family's Epic Tale of Survival in Tumultuous Twentieth-century China
    ISBN: 9780733632310
    Title: Forged from Silver Dollar : One Family's Epic Tale of Survival in Tumultuous Twentieth-century China
    Author: FENG LI

    Li Feng grew up in Mao's communist China with her mother's motto burning in her ears - success demands two things: unconditional sacrifice and absolute mental focus. Finally breaking free of her mother's overbearing clutches and fleeing to Sydney as an adult, Li struggled to make sense of her own lost childhood by piecing together her family's history. What she found was a heartbreaking tale of love and loss that echoed across four generations of women - from Silver Dollar, who fought to regain her dignity and change her destiny after being sold into a loveless marriage at the age of 13; to Ming Xiu, who was forced to make a choice no mother should ever have to make following the execution of her husband; to Li's mother Rong, who grew up as an outcast on the periphery of society but never gave up hope of a better life for herself and for her daughters. Despite economic and political upheaval, these women battled to offer their children a better future through sheer determination in the face of unimaginable adversity. FORGED FROM SILVER DOLLAR is an inspiring true story about modern China, iron will and the strength of a mother's love.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Fourteen
    Fourteen
    ISBN: 9781760851088
    Title: Fourteen
    Author: MOLLOY SHANNON

    Fourteen is this generation's Holding the Man - a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man's search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places: high school. This is a story about my fourteenth year of life as a gay kid at an all-boys rugby-mad Catholic school in regional Queensland. It was a year in which I started to discover who I was, and deeply hated what was revealed. It was a year in which I had my first crush and first devastating heartbreak. It was a year of torment, bullying and betrayal - not just at the hands of my peers, but by adults who were meant to protect me. And it was a year that almost ended tragically. I found solace in writing and my budding journalism; in a close-knit group of friends, all growing up too quickly together; and in the fierce protection of family and a mother's unconditional love. These were moments of light and hilarity that kept me going. As much as Fourteen is a chronicle of the enormous struggle and adversity I endured, and the shocking consequences of it all, it's also a tale of survival. Because I did survive. ‘Teenagers should read this book, parents should read this book. Human beings, above all, should read this book.' Rick Morton bestselling author of One Hundred Years of Dirt ‘I love this book … a beautifully written account of a young man struggling with his sexuality, overcoming shocking abuse and finding his way to pride.' Peter FitzSimons, bestselling author ‘Shannon is unflinching in recounting the horror, but he is also funny, empathetic and, above all, full of courage.' Bridie Jabour, author of The Way Things Should Be ‘A slice of life as experienced quite recently in the “lucky country”.' The Hon Michael Kirby, AC CMG

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Ginger Child: On Family, Loss & Adoption
    Ginger Child: On Family, Loss & Adoption
    ISBN: 9781786497260
    Title: Ginger Child: On Family, Loss & Adoption
    Author: FLANERY PATRICK

    A raw and heart-wrenching literary memoir about a queer couple's attempt to adopt a child.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Girls
    Girls
    ISBN: 9781760782238
    Title: Girls
    Author: HIGGINS CHLOE

    "An astounding new voice whose work mines the slippery regions between grief, sex, love, parents and children. This book is a rare find." (Felicity Castagna) "An urgent, poetic and skinless howl of a book." (Lee Kofman)In 2005, Chloe Higgins was seventeen years old. She and her mother, Rhonda, stayed home so that she could revise for her HSC exams while her two younger sisters, Carlie and Lisa, went skiing with their father. On the way back from their trip, their car veered off the highway, flipped on its side and burst into flames. Both her sisters were killed. Their father walked away from the accident with only minor injuries. This book is about what happened next.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Give: Charity & the Art of Living Generously
    Give: Charity & the Art of Living Generously
    ISBN: 9780008360016
    Title: Give: Charity & the Art of Living Generously
    Author: MACFARLANE-BARROW MAGNUS


    From the founder of Mary's Meals and the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Shed That Fed a Million Children, Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow travels the world encountering startling acts of charity and the power of generosity.


    Few people in the world are better placed to understand the role of charity and generosity than Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow. As the founder and CEO of Mary's Meals, Magnus helps feed and educate millions of children in 18 different countries across the world every year.

    In a time when some charitable organisations have been rocked by scandal and many are questioning their effectiveness in the modern age, Give takes us on an epic journey to rediscover the beauty and transformative power of authentic charity.

    Powerful and inspiring, Give celebrates the impact of charity in all our lives, illustrating how the act of sharing - and even sacrifice - is the key to a life of joy.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums & Selective Memoirs
    Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums & Selective Memoirs
    ISBN: 9780241342893
    Title: Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums & Selective Memoirs
    Author: COLERIDGE NICHOLAS


    Diana touched your elbow, your arm, covered your hand with hers. It was alluring. And she was disarmingly confiding. "Can I ask you something? Nicholas, please be frank . . ." Over his 30-year career at Cond Nast, Nicholas Coleridge has witnessed it all. From the anxieties of the Princess of Wales to the blazing fury of Mohamed Al-Fayed, his story is also the story of the people who populate the glamorous world of glossy magazines. With relish and astonishing candor, he offers the inside scoop on Tina Brown and Anna Wintour, David Bowie and Philip Green, Kate Moss and Beyonce; on Margaret Thatcher's clothes legacy, and a surreal weekend away with Bob Geldof and William Hague. Cara Delevingne, media tycoons, Prime Ministers, Princes, Mayors and Maharajas all cross his path. His career in magazines straddles the glossies throughout their glorious zenith--from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s to the digital iterations of the 21st century. Having cut his teeth on Tatler, and as Editor-in-Chief of Harpers & Queen, he became the Mr Big of glossy publishing for three decades. Packed with surprising and often hilarious anecdotes, The Glossy Years also provides perceptive insight into the changing and treacherous worlds of fashion, journalism, museums and a whole sweep of British society.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Gloucester Crescent: Me, My Dad & Other Grown-Ups
    Gloucester Crescent: Me, My Dad & Other Grown-Ups
    ISBN: 9781788160377
    Title: Gloucester Crescent: Me, My Dad & Other Grown-Ups
    Author: MILLER WILLIAM

    Gloucester Crescent is a curving, leafy street, tucked between Camden Town and Primrose Hill. It's unremarkable in many ways, unless you notice the lady in the van, and the familiar-looking residents crossing the road ...This is the story of the Miller family and their circle of brilliant, idealistic and intellectual friends in London in the 60s, 70s and 80s. We follow William through the ups and downs of childhood, as he explores the homes of his famous neighbours, attends dramatic rehearsals with his dad Jonathan Miller, gets drugs and advice from the philosopher A. J. Ayer's wife, and tries to watch the moon landing with Alan Bennett and a room full of writers. Hilarious, and at times heart-breaking, this is also about how we grow up and move on - and what happens when we come back. Not only a picture of an extraordinary time in Britain's cultural history - and a hitherto unseen portrait of some of the brightest minds of a generation - this book tells the funny, tender and moving story of a young boy trying to carve out his own identity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs
    Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs
    ISBN: 9781250261878
    Title: Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs
    Author: BOYLAN JENNIFER FINNEY


    From bestselling author of She's Not There, New York Times opinion columnist, and human rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a memoir of the transformative power of loving dogs.


    This is a book about dogs: the love we have for them, and the way that love helps us understand the people we have been.


    It's in the love of dogs, and my love for them, that I can best now take the measure of the child I once was, and the bottomless, unfathomable desires that once haunted me.


    There are times when it is hard for me to fully remember that love, which was once so fragile, and so fierce. Sometimes it seems to fade before me, like breath on a mirror.


    But I remember the dogs.


    In her New York Times opinion column, Jennifer Finney Boylan wrote about her relationship with her beloved dog Indigo, and her wise, funny, heartbreaking piece went viral. In Good Boy, Boylan explores what should be the simplest topic in the world, but never is: finding and giving love.


    Good Boy is a universal account of a remarkable story: showing how a young boy became a middle-aged woman--accompanied at seven crucial moments of growth and transformation by seven memorable dogs. "Everything I know about love," she writes, "I learned from dogs." Their love enables us pull off what seem like impossible feats: to find our way home when we are lost, to live our lives with humor and courage, and above all, to best become our true selves.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls
    Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls
    ISBN: 9781788161398
    Title: Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls
    Author: ARON NINA RENATA

    'I detonated my young marriage for a chance to step fully and honestly into a life with him... I was insane, in other words.'

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Gospel of the Eels
    Gospel of the Eels
    ISBN: 9781529030693
    Title: Gospel of the Eels
    Author: SVENSSON PATRIK

    'I can't recall us ever talking about anything other than eels and how to best catch them, down there by the stream. Actually, I can't remember us speaking at all. Maybe because we never did.'The European eel, Anguilla anguilla, is one of the strangest creatures nature ever created. Remarkably little is known about the eel, even today. What we do know is that it's born as a tiny willow-leaf shaped larva in the Sargasso Sea, travels on the ocean currents toward the coasts of Europe - a journey of about four thousand miles that takes at least two years. Upon arrival, it transforms itself into a glass eel and then into a yellow eel before it wanders up into fresh water. It lives a solitary life, hiding from light and science both, for ten, twenty, fifty years, before migrating back to the sea in the autumn, morphing into a silver eel and swimming all the way back to the Sargasso Sea, where it breeds and dies.And yet . . . There is still so much we don't know about eels. No human has ever seen eels reproduce; no one can give a complete account of the eel's metamorphoses or say why they are born and die in the Sargasso Sea; no human has even seen a mature eel in the Sargasso Sea. Ever. And now the eel is disappearing, and we don't know exactly why.What we do know is that eels and their mysterious lives captivate us.This is the basis for Patrik Svensson's quite unique natural science memoir; his ongoing fascination with this secretive fish, but also the equally perplexing and often murky relationship he shared with his father, whose only passion in life was fishing for this obscure creature.Through the exploration of eels in literature (Günter Grass and Graham Swift feature, amongst others) in the history of science (we learn about Aristotle's and Sigmund Freud's complicated relationships with eels) as well as modern marine biology (Rachel Carson and others) we get to know this peculiar animal, and in this exploration, also learn about the human condition, life and death, through natural science and nature writing at its very best.As Patrik Svensson concludes: 'by writing about eels, I have in some ways found my way home again.'

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Grace & Grit A Love Story
    Grace & Grit A Love Story
    ISBN: 9781611808490
    Title: Grace & Grit A Love Story
    Author: WILBER KEN

    Coming soon as a Major Motion Picture

    Heartfelt, deeply moving, and incredibly real, this narrative shares the five-year journey of philosopher Ken Wilber and his wife, Treya Killam Wilber, through Treya's illness, treatment, and death. Ken's wide-ranging commentary--which questions conventional and New Age approaches to illness and reaches beyond the experience to find wisdom in pain--is combined with Treya's journals to create a portrait of health and healing, wholeness and harmony, and suffering and surrender. This edition includes a new preface by the author.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
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