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            Baby Names 2021
             

            Baby Names 2021 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 12th Revised edition)

            By Turner, Eleanor

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Updated annually, Baby Names is the UK's bestselling naming book

            ISBN 9781910336625
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Bunker: Building for the End Times

            Bunker: Building for the End Times (Hardback)

            By Garrett, Bradley

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Since prehistory, bunkers have been built as protection from cataclysmic social and environmental forces, and as places of power and transformation. Today, the bunker has become the extreme expression of our greatest fears: from pandemics to climate change and nuclear war. And on...ce you look, it doesn't take long to start seeing bunkers everywhere. In Bunker, acclaimed urban explorer and cultural geographer Bradley Garrett explores the global and rapidly growing movement of 'prepping' for social and environmental collapse, or 'doomsday'. From the 'dread merchants' hustling safe spaces in the American mid-West to eco-fortresses in Thailand, from geoscrapers to armoured mobile bunkers, Bunker is a brilliant, original and never less than deeply disturbing story from the frontlines of the way we live now: an illuminating reflection on our age of disquiet and dread that brings it into new, sharp focus. The bunker, Garrett shows, is all around us: in malls, airports, gated communities, the vehicles we drive. Most of all, he shows, it's in our minds.
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            ISBN 9780241336014
            Released AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Woman's Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan

            Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Woman's Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan (Hardback)

            By Stanley, Amy

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in the city that would become Tokyo -- and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West.

            ISBN 9781784742300
            Released AU 16 Oct 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            FORTNITE Official: The Chronicle (Annual 2021)

            FORTNITE Official: The Chronicle (Annual 2021) (Hardback)

            By Games, Epic

            • RRP: $19.99
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            ALL THE CRAZIEST HIGHLIGHTS FROM FORTNITE'S LATEST SEASONS IN THE BRAND-NEW OFFICIAL ANNUAL

            ISBN 9781472272560
            Released AU 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook
             

            Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook (Hardback, Main)

            By Gray, Annie

            • RRP: $48.50
            • $38.62
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            • Internationally sourced

            In a suburban house in 1977 an elderly lady burnt her memoirs. Her life, she felt, was not one people would want to read about. The life of a woman, born into the working class, brought up to go into service, who had married, had a daughter, and gone back to work after her husban...d died, was so like that of many others, that there could be little there worth saving. This is the story of a woman who was, indeed, like many other people: not a royal, not rich, not famous, simply someone who worked hard and enjoyed her life. Beginning in 1882, she ranged through life in the country, life in the town, life in her own house, and in that of others. She travelled, married, had children and a highly successful career. For while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments, and the life she lived, were anything but. She started her career as a nursemaid, and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history, a man to whom food was central, not only as a pleasure by itself, but as a diplomatic tool in a time when the world was embroiled in a worldwide war. Churchill's Cook is a culinary biography: a life lived through food ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. Through one eager eater, and one skilled cook, Annie Gray tells the story of the way Victorian tastes changed and 20th century food developed, taking a look into the kitchens of the time complete with evolving technology and attitudes towards domestic service. Recipes include Georgina's German Kougelhof, Curried Brains, macaroons, Boodles Orange, Mousse de Maple and 'Chocolat Cake Good'
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            ISBN 9781788160445
            Released AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Himalaya: A Human History
             

            Himalaya: A Human History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglas, Ed

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            This is the first major history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world's highest mountains. Spanning millennia, from its earliest inhabitants to the present conflicts over Tibet and Everest, Himalaya is a soaring account of resilience a...nd conquest, discovery and plunder, oppression and enlightenment at the 'roof of the world'. From all around the globe, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation: pilgrims, adventurers and mountaineers seeking to test themselves among the world's most spectacular and challenging peaks. But far from being wild and barren, the Himalaya has throughout the ages been home to an astonishing diversity of indigenous and local cultures, as well as a crossroads for trade, and a meeting point and conflict zone for the world's superpowers. Here Jesuit missionaries exchanged technologies with Tibetan Lamas, Mongol Khans employed Nepali craftsmen, Armenian merchants exchanged musk and gold with Mughals. Here too the East India Company grappled for dominance with China's emperors, independent India has been locked in conflict with Mao's Communists and their successors, and the ideological confrontation of the Cold War is now being buried beneath mass tourism and ecological transformation. Featuring scholars and tyrants, bandits and CIA agents, go-betweens and revolutionaries, Himalaya is a panoramic, character-driven history on the grandest but also the most human scale, by far the most comprehensive yet written, encompassing geology and genetics, botany and art, and bursting with stories of courage and resourcefulness.
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            ISBN 9781847924148
            Released AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Avocado Book: Recipes for the world's most Instagrammable fruit

            The Avocado Book: Recipes for the world's most Instagrammable fruit (Hardback)

            By Simpson, Ron; Zaal, Julien

            • RRP: $24.99
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            The Avocado Book is a celebration of the world's most instagrammed fruit. With over 60 recipes taking you from breakfast to dessert, this book proves that avocados are not only tasty and nutritious but incredibly versatile.

            ISBN 9781911663133
            Released AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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            Marbles and Mangoes. Mapu Moe Mango
               

            Marbles and Mangoes. Mapu Moe Mango (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mangisi, Sione Tapani

            • RRP: $21.99
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            This is a dual English Tongan language book where Sione Tapani Mangisi shares some of his memories about growing up in Tonga in the nineteen fifties. His topic is marbles, a children's game popular when he was young. The book describes how games were set up by groups of boys unde...r the large old mango trees in villages under complex rules that encouraged not just high levels of skill but also careful strategising to ensure that each player won as many marbles as possible. He discusses the traditional hard nut fruits that were used in pre-European times before the introduction and adoption of glass and ceramic marbles. The book idescribes the alternate games that little children and girls played and finishes with a guide to setting up your own game. There is a guide to Tongan spelling and pronunciation. It's suitable for readers of all ages and is particularly designed for adults looking for stories about Tonga in the Tongan language to read to their children and grandchildren.
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            ISBN 9780648885016
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            The History of Magic: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present
             

            The History of Magic: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present (Hardback)

            By Gosden, Chris

            • RRP: $56.83
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            Three great strands of practice and belief run through human history. In religion, the primary human relationship is with one god or many gods. Science distances people from the world. Magic is human beings participating in the universe directly, and the universe influencing and ...shaping us. Magic preceded religion and science. And many people believe in magic: we might swear at the printer or believe that the mind of a patient influences recovery. But over the last few centuries, magic has developed a bad reputation. Professor Chris Gosden restores it to its place in the history of the world, exploring its positive qualities and asking what it can offer the world today. From the curses and charms of ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish magic, to the shamanistic traditions of Eurasia, indigenous America and Africa, the alchemy of the Renaissance, colonial dismissals of magic as backward, and quantum physics today, his colourful history provides the missing part of the story of civilisation. Drawing on decades of research around the world, with incredible breadth and authority, and stunning detail - from the first known horoscope, through the statue ordered into exile, to the power of tattoos - Gosden shows what magic can offer and how we might use it to rethink our relationship with the world.
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            ISBN 9780241294819
            Released AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Conspiracy Theories: A Compendium of History's Greatest Mysteries and More Recent Cover-Ups
             

            Conspiracy Theories: A Compendium of History's Greatest Mysteries and More Recent Cover-Ups (Paperback)

            By King, Jamie

            • RRP: $22.99
            • $18.39
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            • Pub Date
              24 Nov 20

            Is your smartphone tracking your every movement? Did aliens help to build the Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Giza? Is the food industry colluding to make us addicted to sugar? Prepare yourself for some startling revelations on these topics and many more in this updated and expanded ...compendium of the world's scariest and strangest conspiracy theories.
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            ISBN 9781787835658
            Released AU 24 Nov 2020
            Publisher Summersdale Publishers
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