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            The Dutch House: An international bestseller - 'The book of the autumn' (Sunday Times)
             

            The Dutch House: An international bestseller - 'The book of the autumn' (Sunday Times) (Hardback)

            By Patchett, Ann

            • RRP: $54.50
            • $43.60
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            • Internationally sourced

            Danny Conroy grows up in the Dutch House, a lavish folly in small-town Pennsylvania taken on by his property developer father. Though his father is distant and his mother is absent, Danny has his beloved sister Maeve: Maeve, with her wall of black hair, her delicacy, her brillian...ce. Life is comfortable and coherent, played out under the watchful eyes of the house's former owners in the frames of their oil paintings, or under the cover of the draperies around the window seat in Maeve's room. Then one day their father brings Andrea home: Andrea, small and neat, a dark hat no bigger than a saucer pinned over a twist of her fair hair. Though they cannot know it, Andrea's advent to the Dutch House sows the seed of the defining loss of Danny and Maeve's lives. Her arrival will exact a banishment: a banishment whose reverberations will echo for the rest of their lives. For all that the world is open to him, for all that he can accumulate, for all that life is full, Danny and his sister are drawn back time and again to the place they can never enter, knocking in vain on the locked door of the past. For behind the mystery of their own enforced exile is that of their mother's self-imposed one: an absence more powerful than any presence they have known. Told with Ann Patchett's inimitable blend of wit and heartbreak, The Dutch House is a story of family, betrayal, love, responsibility and sacrifice; of the powerful bonds of place and time that magnetize and repel us for our whole lives, and the lives of those who survive us.
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            ISBN 9781526614964
            Released AU 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Mummy Needs a Break
             

            Mummy Needs a Break (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Edmunds, Susan

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $14.99
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            A hilarious story of the ups and downs of unexpected single motherhood, the perfect laugh-out-loud romance for fans of Why Mummy Drinks, The Unmumsy Mum and The Not So Perfect Mum.

            ISBN 9780008316099
            Released AU 7 Oct 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Land Before Avocado

            The Land Before Avocado (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Glover, Richard

            • RRP: $29.99
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            The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come. It was simpler time . We had more fun back then . Everyone could afford a house . There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Austra...lia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It's a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and, now and then, surprisingly appealing. It's the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late 60's and early '70s. Let's break the news now: they didn't have avocado. It's a place of funny clothing and food that was appalling, but amusingly so. It also the land of staggeringly awful attitudes - often enshrined in law - towards anybody who didn't fit in. The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, be angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago. Most of all it will make you realise how far we've come - and how much further we can go.
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            ISBN 9780733339813
            Published AU 22 Oct 2018
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Kitty Flanagan's 488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct

            Kitty Flanagan's 488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Flanagan, Kitty

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Kitty Flanagan is all about giving the people what they want, and it's become increasingly apparent that people want 488 Rules for Life. Ever since she appeared on the ABC's The Weekly with her segment about this 'pretend' book, she's been stopped in the street, approached in the... supermarket, the cafe, even the dog park by people wanting to know where they could get a copy. Kitty says: 'Who knew other people loved rules as much as I do? I'm so excited, this feels like it could be more than a book, it could be a movement, a way of life even! With any luck, we may well see someone from the 488 Rules Party standing at the next election. However, let's be clear about one thing, it won't be me: Rule no. 242 - Comedians should not be Prime Minister. Nor should Shannon Noel. Or any other actor or celebrity who just so happens to say something with which you agree. 488 Rules is a book for anyone who believes good manners and common sense are the way forward. It's time to make the world idiot-free and lovely.'
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            ISBN 9781760875305
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life

            Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wong, Ali

            • RRP: $29.99
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            In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly that she even became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new ...mum comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads. The sharp insights and humour are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she's learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life offstage, including the brutal single life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong's letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and gross) for all.
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            ISBN 9781760895198
            Published AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Mrs Groff's Mischievous Book of Motherhood Management
             

            Mrs Groff's Mischievous Book of Motherhood Management (Hardback)

            By Groff, Maggie

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $18.74
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            • Pub Date
              3 Dec 19

            Warm, funny, inspirational and wise, Mrs Groff's Mischievous Book of Motherhood Management is an irresistible voice for our time, championing common sense and skewering nonsense at every turn. Packed with a treasure trove of fascinating information about the female parent commonl...y known as 'mother' - and a multitude of hints, facts, cheats, ideas and curiosities - this little gift book will surprise and delight.
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            ISBN 9780143795209
            Published AU 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sh*T Towns of Australia
              

            Sh*T Towns of Australia (Paperback)

            By Furphy, Rick; Rissole, Geoff

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              19 Nov 19

            From dusty desert sh*tholes to free-range bogan breeding grounds, to the bin-chicken playgrounds of our megacities, Sh*t Towns of Australia is a guide to the concrete, fibro and methamphetamine wastelands that we like to call home. From Coober Pedy to Canberra, from Ballarat to B...roken Hill, from Logan to Launceston, Sh*t Towns takes us through the veritable f*ck-tonne of crappy towns and cities that make up the 'Lucky Country' - profiling all the best places not to visit or, heaven forbid, live. The sixty towns and cities reviewed in this volume have been carefully selected using an exacting set of scientific criteria developed at the prestigious University of Nimbin, combined with extensive field research, a desire to offend, and where possible a sense of humour.
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            ISBN 9781988547244
            Published AU 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Dutch House: An international bestseller - 'The book of the autumn' (Sunday Times)

            The Dutch House: An international bestseller - 'The book of the autumn' (Sunday Times) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patchett, Ann

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $22.49
            • Save $7.50
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Danny Conroy grows up in the Dutch House, a lavish folly in small-town Pennsylvania taken on by his property developer father. Though his father is distant and his mother is absent, Danny has his beloved sister Maeve: Maeve, with her wall of black hair, her delicacy, her brillian...ce. Life is comfortable and coherent, played out under the watchful eyes of the house's former owners in the frames of their oil paintings, or under the cover of the draperies around the window seat in Maeve's room. Then one day their father brings Andrea home: Andrea, small and neat, a dark hat no bigger than a saucer pinned over a twist of her fair hair. Though they cannot know it, Andrea's advent to the Dutch House sows the seed of the defining loss of Danny and Maeve's lives. Her arrival will exact a banishment: a banishment whose reverberations will echo for the rest of their lives. For all that the world is open to him, for all that he can accumulate, for all that life is full, Danny and his sister are drawn back time and again to the place they can never enter, knocking in vain on the locked door of the past. For behind the mystery of their own enforced exile is that of their mother's self-imposed one: an absence more powerful than any presence they have known. Told with Ann Patchett's inimitable blend of wit and heartbreak, The Dutch House is a story of family, betrayal, love, responsibility and sacrifice; of the powerful bonds of place and time that magnetize and repel us for our whole lives, and the lives of those who survive us.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781526614957
            Released AU 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Availability
            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly
             

            Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Connolly, Billy

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              18 Nov 19

            Outrageously funny story-telling from the nation's favourite comedian. Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the 'Best of Billy Connolly'. 'One of stand-ups great naturals. No one told a story better.' Guardian

            ISBN 9781529361346
            Released AU 18 Nov 2019
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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