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            Eats, Shoots and Leaves
             

            Eats, Shoots and Leaves (Paperback)

            By Truss, Lynne

            • RRP: $19.99
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            'If Lynne Truss were Roman Catholic I'd nominate her for sainthood.' Frank McCourt

            ISBN 9780007329069
            Released AU 9 Oct 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human, and How to Tell Them Better
             

            The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human, and How to Tell Them Better (Paperback)

            By Storr, Will

            • RRP: $29.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER `If you want to write a novel or a script, read this book' Sunday Times `The best book on the craft of storytelling I've ever read' Matt Haig `Rarely has a book engrossed me more, and forced me to question everything I've ever read, seen or written. A mast...erpiece' Adam Rutherford Who would we be without stories? Stories mould who we are, from our character to our cultural identity. They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions, and shape our politics and beliefs. We use them to construct our relationships, to keep order in our law courts, to interpret events in our newspapers and social media. Storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human. There have been many attempts to understand what makes a good story - from Joseph Campbell's well-worn theories about myth and archetype to recent attempts to crack the `Bestseller Code'. But few have used a scientific approach. This is curious, for if we are to truly understand storytelling in its grandest sense, we must first come to understand the ultimate storyteller - the human brain. In this scalpel-sharp, thought-provoking book, Will Storr demonstrates how master storytellers manipulate and compel us, leading us on a journey from the Hebrew scriptures to Mr Men, from Booker Prize-winning literature to box set TV. Applying dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to the foundations of our myths and archetypes, he shows how we can use these tools to tell better stories - and make sense of our chaotic modern world.
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            ISBN 9780008276973
            Released AU 23 Mar 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Calling Card Script: A writer's toolbox for screen, stage and radio

            The Calling Card Script: A writer's toolbox for screen, stage and radio (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ashton, Paul

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            Used a toolbox to aid the craftsman, The Writer's Toolkit shows how to write the 'calling card' script that expresses your voice, gets you noticed, and is ultimately produced. Written by the Development Manager of the BBC's writersoom, this is a professional and practical guide t...o writing for screen, stage and radio.
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            ISBN 9781408110171
            Released AU 12 May 2011
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Fijian-English Dictionary: With Notes on Fijian Culture and Natural History
              

            Fijian-English Dictionary: With Notes on Fijian Culture and Natural History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gatty, Ronald

            • RRP: $59.99
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            The Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, recommends this book as the most up-to-date lexicographic source for the language, a reliable, practical guide that includes helpful notes on word usage and Fijian culture.

            ISBN 9789829804716
            Released AU 15 May 2012
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            How to Write Coursework & Exam Essays, 6th Edition: An Accessible Guide to Developing the Skills Needed to Excel in Written Work and Exams
             

            How to Write Coursework & Exam Essays, 6th Edition: An Accessible Guide to Developing the Skills Needed to Excel in Written Work and Exams (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 6th Revised edition)

            By Hennessy, Brendan

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            Writing good essays is a vital study skill for all stages of education, from GCSE to degree level. This highly successful and thoroughly practical guide leads you step-by-step through the whole process, including: - How to put your ideas into shape - Making your essay coherent an...d giving it conviction - How to think straight and argue well - How to write a good introduction and conclusion - Improving your style - Editing and rewriting Now in its 6th edition this book has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of feedback from teachers and students, including the requirements of online research. Use the techniques and exercises in this book to develop the originality and good writing that examiners look for - and write essays of distinction every time. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated 6th edition.
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            ISBN 9781845284404
            Released AU 20 Oct 2010
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series William Lorimer
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            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language
              

            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Paul Anthony

            • RRP: $43.99
            • $43.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You'll discover why the origins of ...turkeys, limericks, Brazil nuts, and Panama hats aren't quite as straightforward as you might presume. If you've never heard of the tiny Czech mining town of Ja chymov--or Joachimsthal, as it was known until the late 1800s--you're not alone, which makes its claim to fame as the origin of the word dollar all the more extraordinary. The story of how the Great Dane isn't all that Danish makes the list, as does the Jordanian mountain whose name has become a byword for a tantalizing glimpse. We'll also find out what the Philippines has given to your office inbox, what Alaska has given to your liquor cabinet, and how a speech given by a bumbling North Carolinian gave us a word for impenetrable nonsense. Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is essential reading for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world--if you know where to look.
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            ISBN 9780226682792
            Released AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
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            Essential Mandarin Chinese Grammar: Write and Speak Chinese Like a Native! The Ultimate Guide to Everyday Chinese Usage
             

            Essential Mandarin Chinese Grammar: Write and Speak Chinese Like a Native! The Ultimate Guide to Everyday Chinese Usage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ling, Vivian; Wang, Peng

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Essential Mandarin Chinese Grammar is a systematic overview of Mandarin grammar, oriented toward self-study, English-speaking students. Through explanations of common mistakes learners make, useful example sentences and exercises with an answer key, this book provides a detailed ...introduction to the unique grammar structures of the Mandarin langu
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            ISBN 9780804851404
            Released AU 19 May 2020
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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            The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard
              

            The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard (Hardback, Main)

            By Pourriol, Ollivier; Translated by Stevenson, Helen

            • RRP: $37.50
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            • Pub Date
              25 Jun 20

            Whether it's the Protestant work ethic, or the capitalist need for productivity, most of us in the English-speaking world believe that in order to achieve anything worthwhile, we must first expend huge amounts of effort. In fact, just the opposite is true. In The French Art of No...t Trying Too Hard, Ollivier Pourriol shows how the best results in life, love, work, art and even sports come not from working harder, but from letting go. This is not a new idea in France: since Montaigne, philosophers have suggested that a certain je ne sais quoi is the key to a more creative, fulfilling and productive existence. We can see it in their laissez faire parenting, their chic style, their haute cuisine and enviable home cooking - the French barely seem to be trying, yet the results are world famous. Drawing lessons from French legends like Descartes, Stendhal and Francoise Sagan, Rodin and Zidane, Cyrano de Bergerac and Coco Chanel, Ollivier Pourriol explores how to be efficient a la francaise, and how to effortlessly reap the rewards.
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            ISBN 9781788163279
            Released AU 25 Jun 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 Jan 2021
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            DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe
             

            DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe (Hardback, Updated ed.)

            By Manning, Matthew K.; Irvine, Alex

            • RRP: $75.99
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            ISBN 9781465453570
            Released AU 25 Oct 2016
            Publisher DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tuttle Compact Vietnamese Dictionary: Vietnamese-English English-Vietnamese
              

            Tuttle Compact Vietnamese Dictionary: Vietnamese-English English-Vietnamese (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Giuong, Phan Van

            • RRP: $37.99
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            This is a compact and user friendly Vietnamese dictionary

            ISBN 9780804845342
            Released AU 1 May 2016
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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