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              Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright
                

              Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hendrickson, Paul

              • RRP: $34.50
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              • Pub Date
                22 Sep 20

              Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as a rank egotist who held in contempt almost everything aside from his own genius. Harder to detect, but no less real, is a Wright who fully understood, and suffered from, the choices he made. This is the Wright whom Paul Hendrickson reveal...s in this masterful biography: the Wright who was haunted by his father, about whom he told the greatest lie of his life. And this, we see, is the Wright of many other neglected aspects of his story: his close, and perhaps romantic, relationship with friend and early mentor Cecil Corwin; the eerie, unmistakable role of fires in his life; the connection between the Tulsa race riot of 1921 and the murder of his mistress, her two children, and four others at his beloved Wisconsin home by a black servant gone mad. In showing us Wright's facades along with their cracks, Hendrickson helps us form a fresh, deep, and more human understanding of the man. With prodigious research, unique vision, and his ability to make sense of a life in ways at once unexpected, poetic, and undeniably brilliant, he has given us the defining book on Wright.
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              ISBN 9780804172882
              Released AU 22 Sep 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty and Solidarity
               

              Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty and Solidarity (Paperback)

              By Snyder, Timothy

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              • Pub Date
                15 Sep 20

              A virus is not human, but the reaction to it is a measure of humanity. As he clung to life he found himself reflecting on the fragility of health, not recognized in America as a human right, but without which all rights and freedoms have no meaning.

              ISBN 9781847926661
              Released AU 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Swimming-Pool Library
               

              The Swimming-Pool Library (Paperback)

              By Hollinghurst, Alan

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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 21

              Superbly written, wildly funny' Daily TelegraphTHE BOOKER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR OF THE LINE OF BEAUTY Young, gay, William Beckwith spends his time, and his trust fund, idly cruising London for erotic encounters.

              ISBN 9781529113839
              Released AU 7 Jan 2021
              Publisher Vintage
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              Series Vintage Blue
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              Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection and Action
                

              Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection and Action (Paperback)

              By Kendi, Ibram X.

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              • Pub Date
                15 Oct 20

              Being antiracist is not something you are. It's something we do. In his global, game-changing bestseller How To Be An Antiracist Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Centre for Antiracist Research at Boston University, showed that when it comes to racism, neutrality is not an option: ...until we become part of the solution, we can only be part of the problem. Crucially, it requires 'persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism and regular self-examination'. In this workbook he uses his extraordinary gifts as a teacher to provide the reader with a series of activities, exercises and reflections to help them do this vital work, to cultivate an instinctive awareness of racism in all its forms and to take the action necessary to promote racial equity in the world around them.
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              ISBN 9781847926753
              Released AU 15 Oct 2020
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Brave New World
                

              Brave New World (Paperback, Media tie-in)

              By Huxley, Aldous

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              • Pub Date
                3 Sep 20

              All you need to do is take your Soma pills.Discover the brave new world of Aldous Huxley's classic novel, written in 1932, which prophesied a society which expects maximum pleasure and accepts complete surveillance - no matter what the cost.

              ISBN 9781784876258
              Released AU 3 Sep 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings
                

              The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

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              • Pub Date
                15 Sep 20

              The articles and columns in The Scandal of the Century demonstrate that his forthright, lightly ironical voice just seemed to be there, right from the start . . . He's among those rare great fiction writers whose ancillary work is almost always worth finding . . . He had a way of... connecting the souls in all his writing, fiction and nonfiction, to the melancholy static of the universe. --Dwight Garner, The New York Times From one of the titans of twentieth-century literature, collected here for the first time: a selection of his journalism from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s--work that he considered even more important to his legacy than his universally acclaimed works of fiction. I don't want to be remembered for One Hundred Years of Solitude or for the Nobel Prize but rather for my journalism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez said in the final years of his life. And while some of his journalistic writings have been made available over the years, this is the first volume to gather a representative selection from across the first four decades of his career--years during which he worked as a full-time, often muckraking, and controversial journalist, even as he penned the fiction that would bring him the Nobel Prize in 1982. Here are the first pieces he wrote while working for newspapers in the coastal Colombian cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla . . . his longer, more fictionlike reportage from Paris and Rome . . . his monthly columns for Spain's El Pais. And while all the work points in style, wit, depth, and passion to his fiction, these fifty pieces are, more than anything, a revelation of the writer working at the profession he believed to be the best in the world.
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              ISBN 9780525566809
              Released AU 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              Series Vintage International
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              Margaret Thatcher: Herself Alone: The Authorized Biography
               

              Margaret Thatcher: Herself Alone: The Authorized Biography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moore, Charles

              Charles Moore's masterful and authoritative biography of Britain's first female prime minister reaches its climax with the story of her zenith and her fall. How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we... live now? How did the woman who won the Cold War and three general elections in succession find herself pushed out by her own MPs? Charles Moore's full account, based on unique access to Margaret Thatcher herself, her papers, and her closest associates, tells the story of her last period in office, her combative retirement, and the controversy that surrounded her even in death. It includes the fall of the Berlin Wall, which she had fought for, and the rise of the modern EU that she feared. It lays bare her growing quarrels with colleagues and reveals the truth about her political assassination. Moore's three-part biography of Britain's most important peacetime prime minister paints an intimate political and personal portrait of the victories and defeats, the iron will but surprising vulnerability of the woman who dominated in an age of male power. This is the full, enthralling story.
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              ISBN 9781101971154
              Released AU 17 Nov 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              Mary Toft; Or, the Rabbit Queen
                

              Mary Toft; Or, the Rabbit Queen (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Palmer, Dexter

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              • Pub Date
                13 Oct 20

              In 1726, in the town of Godalming, England, a woman confounded the nation's medical community by giving birth to seventeen rabbits. This astonishing true story is the basis for Dexter Palmer's stunning, powerfully evocative new novel. Surgeon's apprentice Zachary Walsh knows that... his master, John Howard, prides himself on his rationality. But John cannot explain how or why Mary Toft, the wife of a local journeyman, has managed to give birth to a dead rabbit. When this singular event be-comes a regular occurrence, John and Zach-ary realize that nothing in their experience as rural physicians has prepared them to deal with a situation like this--strange, troubling, and possibly miraculous. John contacts sev-eral of London's finest surgeons, three of whom soon arrive in Godalming to observe, argue, and perhaps use the case to cultivate their own fame. When King George I learns of Mary's plight, she and her doctors are summoned to London, where Zachary experiences a world far removed from his small-town ex-istence and is exposed to some of the dark-est corners of the human soul. All the while Mary lies in bed, as doubts begin to blossom among her caretakers and a growing group of onlookers waits with impatience for an-other birth, another miracle.
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              ISBN 9780525432739
              Released AU 13 Oct 2020
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              Lord of All the Dead: A Nonfiction Novel
                

              Lord of All the Dead: A Nonfiction Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cercas, Javier; Translated by McLean, Anne

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              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 20

              From the internationally renowned author of Soldiers of Salamis, a nonfiction novel about his own family history and the legacy of the Spanish Civil War. Javier Cercas grew up hearing the legend of his adored great-uncle Manuel Mena, who died at nineteen in the bloodiest battle o...f the Spanish Civil War--while fighting for Franco's army. Who was this young man? A fascist hero whose memory is an embarrassment or a committed idealist who happened to fall on the wrong side of history? Is it possible to be a moral person defending an immoral cause? Through visits to his parents' village in southern Spain, interviews with survivors, and research into the murkiest corners of the war, Cercas pieces together the life of his enigmatic relative--and of an entire generation. Combining intimate family history, investigative scholarship, personal confession, war stories, and road trips, Lord of All the Dead is a transcendent portrait of a country's indelible scars--a book about heroism, death, the persistence of the past, and the meaning of an individual life against the tapestry of history.
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              ISBN 9780525562504
              Released AU 1 Dec 2020
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              El Arquero
                

              El Arquero (Hardback)

              By Coelho, Paulo

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              • Pub Date
                10 Nov 20

              Del reconocido autor Paulo Coelho, llega una inspiradora fabula sobre un joven buscando la sabiduria de uno de sus mayores, y las ensenanzas que este le imparte en el camino. En El camino del arquero conocemos a Tetsuya, un antiguo prodigio del arco y la flecha que ahora se encue...ntra retirado de la vida publica, asi como al joven que viene en su busqueda. El chico tiene muchas preguntas, y mientras las contesta, Tetsuya ilustra el camino del arco y los principios de una vida con proposito. La historia de Paulo Coelho nos ensena que una vida restringida por el miedo al fracaso no es una vida plena. Por el contrario, todos debemos tomar riesgos, construir nuestro caracter y afrontar los giros inesperados del destino. Con la sabiduria, generosidad y gracia que lo han convertido en un autor reconocido internacionalmente, Paulo Coelho provee las bases para una vida satisfactoria: el trabajo constante y apasionado, las ganas de hacer la diferencia, y el estar dispuesto a fracasar y aprender de ello.
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              ISBN 9780593311660
              Released AU 10 Nov 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              Language (Spanish)
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