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            Anxious People: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the author of A Man Called Ove

            Anxious People: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the author of A Man Called Ove (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Backman, Fredrik

            The author of A Man Called Ove is back with a riotous comedy about a hostage-situation at a Swedish apartment viewing. A bank robber on the run locks himself in with an over-enthusiastic estate agent, two bitter IKEA-addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal multi-millionaire and a r...abbit. In the end the robber gives up and lets everyone go, but when the police storm the apartment it is . . . empty. In a series of dysfunctional testimonies after the event, the witnesses all tell their version of what really happened and it's clear we have a classic locked-room mystery on our hands: How did the robber manage to escape? Why is everyone so angry? And: What is WRONG with people these days?
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            ISBN 9780718186623
            Released AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
             

            Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize (Paperback)

            By Reid, Kiley

            • RRP: $20.50
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            'One of the most-talked about debut novels of 2020' Stylist 'A new literary star' The Times The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she's actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chai...n of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know - about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege. __________________________ *A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK* *A ZOELLA BOOK CLUB PICK* *A TIMES, STYLIST, ELLE AND GLAMOUR BEST BOOK OF 2020* 'An essential new talent' Guardian 'A funny, charismatic book that will fire off a million debates . . . The one to watch' Sunday Times 'I couldn't put this down' Jojo Moyes 'Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto' Stylist 'Twists that made me gasp out loud . . . A gripping page-turner' Madeline Miller 'A beautiful tale of how we live now' Elizabeth Day 'Charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning' Observer
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            ISBN 9781526612168
            Released AU 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Un-cook Yourself: A Ratbag's Rules for Life
             

            Un-cook Yourself: A Ratbag's Rules for Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Reckon, Nat's What I.

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            Nat's What I Reckon was the tattooed lockdown saviour we didn't know we needed, rescuing us from packet food, jar sauce and total boredom with his hilarious viral recipe videos that got us cooking at home like champions again. Now that we've cooked our way out of lockdown and are... wondering what the hell to do next, Nat's back - and he's ready to teach us more about life in this thoroughly unhelpful (but maybe actually kinda helpful?) self-help guide. Nat's already shown us that jar sauce can get f*cked. But what else is sh*t - and what's actually not sh*t? Is it all as bad as we feel like it is most of the time? No part of our weird world and strange behaviour is spared as our long-haired guru tells us what he reckons about it all - and amps up the flavour with some eye-watering stories from his early years before a sweary video about pasta sauce shot him to global fame. With Nat's nine no-nonsense rules, you'll be on the road to being less of a d*ckhead faster than you can say 'quarantine spirit risotto with parzley on top'. And if you screw it up- it doesn't bloody Parramatta, champ. Features a small illustrated selection of Nat's favourite recipes.
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            ISBN 9781761040900
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Random House
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            Just Like You
             

            Just Like You (Hardback)

            By Hornby, Nick

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $33.75
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            • Pub Date
              7 Jan 21

            The person you are with is just like you- same background, same age, same interests. The perfect match. And it is an unmitigated disaster. Then, when, and where, you least expect it, you meet someone new. You seem to have nothing in common and yet, somehow, it feels totally right.... Nick Hornby's brilliantly observed, tender but also brutally funny new novel gets to the heart of what it means to fall surprisingly and headlong in love with the best possible person - someone who is not just like you at all.
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            ISBN 9780241338551
            Released AU 7 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Seven Deadly Sins and One Very Naughty Fruit

            Seven Deadly Sins and One Very Naughty Fruit (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Not for Online)

            By Robins, Mikey

            • RRP: $24.99
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            A fascinating, funny and downright bizarre history of food by one of Australia's best-loved comedians In this irreverent romp through history via the seven deadly sins, Mikey Robins uncovers the most bizarre food-related facts of all time. From the Ancient Egyptians to the Romans..., and from the medieval monarchs to the first celebrity chefs, our ancestors have left their mark ... and show us that wherever there is food there is folly. In Gluttony, Mikey exposes our historic obsession with overconsumption and food waste, and Pride reveals some of the most arrogant dinner hosts in history and how the humble chef has now achieved rock god status. Lust shows us just about every aphrodisiac there has been and the most desired foods in history; and Sloth is about the shocking rise of fast food and the history of preservatives. We hear of the revolution that led to the birth of the modern restaurant; we learn about the accidental invention of the microwave; we see how the pineapple gained sacred status; we learn about the `Sin Eaters', the world's most famous `Gluttons' and the most deadly `Poisoners' of all time.
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            ISBN 9781925750171
            Published AU 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Total Lemons

            Total Lemons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davis, Tony

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Total Lemon brings together material from Lemon! (2004), Extra lemon! (2005) and Naff motors (2006) plus new and updated material. --T.p. verso.

            ISBN 9780733330865
            Published AU 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Love, Clancy: A dog's letters home, edited and debated by Richard Glover

            Love, Clancy: A dog's letters home, edited and debated by Richard Glover (Paperback)

            By Glover, Richard

            • RRP: $29.99
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            The book Richard Glover's fans have been begging him to write Human beings often write about their dogs, but the dogs don't usually get a right of reply. In Love Clancy, Richard Glover has collated the letters sent by Clancy to his parents in the bush. The letters are full of the... young dog's musings about the oddities of human behaviour, life in the big city, and his own attempts to fit in. Heartfelt and hilarious, this is a book for anyone who has tried to imagine what their dog was thinking. PRAISE FOR RICHARD GLOVER The Land Before Avocado Richard Glover's just-published The Land Before Avocado is a wonderful and witty journey back in time to life in the early 1970s' Richard Wakelin, Australian Financial Review 'This is vintage Glover - warm, wise and very, very funny. Brimming with excruciating insights into life in the late sixties and early seventies, The Land Before Avocado explains why this was the cultural revolution we had to have' Hugh Mackay 'Hilarious and horrifying, this is the ultimate intergenerational conversation starter' Annabel Crabb Flesh Wounds 'A funny, moving, very entertaining memoir' Bill Bryson, New York Times 'The best Australian memoir I've read is Richard Glover's Flesh Wounds' Greg Sheridan, The Australian
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            ISBN 9780733341069
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Squeeze Me

            Squeeze Me (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hiaasen, Carl

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Carl Hiaasen can brighten even the darkest of days and Squeeze Me is pure, unadulterated Hiaasen. Irreverent, ingenious, and highly entertaining, it perfectly captures the absurdity of our times - and the White House.

            ISBN 9780751581843
            Released AU 10 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            This Way to Spaceship
               

            This Way to Spaceship (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Darby, Rhys

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            In This Way to Spaceship, comedian Rhys Darby, one of the stars of HBO's hit show Flight of the Conchords, reaches back into the story of his dramatic, unforgettable, action-packed life to show us all how we can get noticed, make it big and survive.

            ISBN 9780733628764
            Published AU 12 Apr 2012
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            Anxious People: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the author of A Man Called Ove
             

            Anxious People: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the author of A Man Called Ove (Hardback)

            By Backman, Fredrik

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            The author of A Man Called Ove is back with a riotous comedy about a hostage-situation at a Swedish apartment viewing. A bank robber on the run locks himself in with an over-enthusiastic estate agent, two bitter IKEA-addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal multi-millionaire and a r...abbit. In the end the robber gives up and lets everyone go, but when the police storm the apartment it is . . . empty. In a series of dysfunctional testimonies after the event, the witnesses all tell their version of what really happened and it's clear we have a classic locked-room mystery on our hands: How did the robber manage to escape? Why is everyone so angry? And: What is WRONG with people these days?
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            ISBN 9780718186616
            Released AU 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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