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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

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            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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            The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: George and Harold's Epic Comix Collection

            The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: George and Harold's Epic Comix Collection (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rusu, Meredith

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            Laff along with Captain Underpants and practical pranksters George and Harold in this complete collection of original comix from the hit Netflix TV series. Over 30 comic stories in all!

            ISBN 9781338262469
            Released AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Scholastic US
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Series Captain Underpants
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            Suzanne Turley: Private Gardens of Aotearoa: Private Gardens of Aotearoa
             

            Suzanne Turley: Private Gardens of Aotearoa: Private Gardens of Aotearoa (Hardback)

            By Suzanne, Turley

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            A collection of stunning gardens set against Aotearoa's spectacular landscape.

            ISBN 9781760760519
            Published AU 25 Oct 2019
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts
              

            Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Harko; Brown, Yves

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            Aro-takaro are the 'face' of traditional Maori games. They are the iconic implements associated with indigenous games practices, rituals and protocols. A testament to their prolific ancient uses are the numerous games artefacts, vividly etched in millennia-old cave paintings, all... over Aotearoa/NZ. Aro-takaro were spiritually conceived from the environment by villagers and perfected as social and educational tools by tohunga, the intellectual giants of the day, known as Hohou-Rongo - revered games artisans and peace-makers. The Hohou-Rongo utilised aro-takaro as mechanisms for peace, enjoyment, social bonding and in education to make their tribespeople resilient and adaptive. Each of the 100 aro-takaro within this volume is illustrated, has a description of the materials it is made from and activities that it is synonymous with. The reader will immediately be able to visit their sacred forests, and with due reverence, identify resources with which to make aro-takaro. These artefacts are as diverse as parahirahi (games sandals) & pikipotae (peace headdresses), equipment for hakura & matamatarongo protocols ( peace dances) and ki (balls), pona (knots) and perepere (games pieces). Here then is a cultural resource which can link educationalists with some of the aro-takaro technologies, conservation practices and beliefs of our forebears.
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            ISBN 9780473468798
            Published AU 21 Sep 2019
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            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

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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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            Perspective

            Perspective (Hardback)

            By Perry, Ellyse

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            A book of shared insights from one of Australia's most inspiring athletes.

            ISBN 9781460758083
            Published AU 4 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die

            1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            General editor Heptinstall, Simon

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            This latest book in the hugely popular 1001 series showcases the world's best designed and most important cars. With stunning full-solour photography representing the highest achievements of car design and visceral descriptions of what it is like to turn the key and rev the engin...e, this collection is the next best thing to a test drive. Strap yourself in for a cavalcade of the fastest, biggest, smallest, most expensive, and most innovative motorized vehicles ever produced. Arranged by date of launch and packed with beautiful photographs, incisive writing, and specification tables, this truly global guide offers a lush visual history of the automobile and highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers, engineering feats, and designers, and the interplay between popular culture and car design. Discover the extraordinary contraptions that started it all more than one hundred years ago and marvel over today's most spectacular supercars. Read the remarkable stories behind the most famous Ferraris and Porsches and then explore the little-known, unsung heroes of motoring history, too. Survey the cars chosen by stars, millionaires, and world leaders. Admire James Bond's Aston Martin DB5, James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder, and Al Capone's Cadillac V16. 1001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die reveals the stories behind the cars, the geniuses who designed them, the companies and factories who built them, and the people who drove them. It will keep you dreaming about cars forever.
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            ISBN 9781760525330
            Published AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Murdoch Books
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            Survival For Beginners: A step-by-step guide to camping and outdoor skills

            Survival For Beginners: A step-by-step guide to camping and outdoor skills (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Australia, Dk

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            Whether you're planning an adventure or just want to learn outdoor skills, Survival for Beginners is the perfect book for you. Learn the basics - from picking the best tent for your expedition to knowing how to pitch it - with clear step-by-step illustrations. Find out why not to... camp beneath a tree, how to peg out your tent and when to slacken the guy lines. Once you're safely under canvas, discover how to forage for food, light a fire with flints and cook up delicious grub. Find out what to take on your expedition, how to plan your route and what to include in your essential survival kit. There are also tips and advice for what to do when encountering some not-so-friendly animals, such as crocodiles, jellyfish, dingoes, kangaroos and snakes. To help you find your way, you will learn how to use a map and compass, or the sun and stars as a guide. Discover the best way to hike over diverse terrains, including forests, swamps, forests, deserts and mountains. Learn, too, how to predict the weather by observing cloud formations and wind direction. So start packing your backpack for an outdoor adventure and don't forget your copy of Survival for Beginners.
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            ISBN 9780143796954
            Published AU 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children
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            People and Places A Children's Encyclopedia
             

            People and Places A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Meet the people of the world and find out about some of the fascinating cultures that make up our global community. From Spaniards to Samoans, and the Miao to the Miskitu, this fully updated edition of DK's popular Encyclopedia of People will take you on a worldwide tour of conti...nents, peninsulas, and islands to discover what life is like for the billions of people on our planet. Discover how the Yakut people survive in the Arctic temperatures of Siberia, or why tattoos are so important in Maori culture. Learn about the Mbendeje people's hunting sign language that lets them silently creep up on unsuspecting prey. People and Places: a children's encyclopedia allows you to explore different cultures through illuminating photography and bitesize chunks of information. The perfect companion to geography and culture projects for school-aged children, this book is a treasure trove of facts and information about the people that make up our world.
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            ISBN 9780241364420
            Released AU 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            A Tribute to Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia & New Zealand
             

            A Tribute to Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia & New Zealand (Hardback)

            By The Australian Herpetologiacl Society

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            A Tribute to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia and New Zealand showcases 125 of the best photography ever assembled of the countries' most spectacular reptiles and frogs, from the Tuatara to the Cape York Graceful Tree Frog, and from the Amethystine Python to the Starred G...ecko.Twenty-five of the best photographers specialising in herpetology each submitted five of their most awe-inspiring images, culminating in a unique and captivating publication.The contributor accounts read like an adventurer's diary, with tales of hardship, sacrifice, skill and plain old good luck that were needed in order to find and photograph these amazing beasts.Structured like a glorified field guide, this beautiful book includes details of each species' natural history and distribution. For each image, photographic technical specifications are highlighted, while the story behind the image takes you alongside the photographer for each shot. Come along and enjoy the adventure.Publication is timed to coincide with the World Congress of Herpetology taking place in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 5-10 January 2020.
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            ISBN 9781925546590
            Published AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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