GIFT GUIDE 2020
RRP $ 32.99
He thinks the truth will set
her free. She knows it will
kill them. From Australia’s
foremost crime writer,
Michael Robotham, this is
the second explosive novel
featuring gifted criminal psychologist Cyrus Haven
following the Edgar Award nominated Good Girl,
MAN IN ARMOUR
How much money is
enough? How powerful do
you want to be? And what
price will it extract from you?
An intriguing, powerful and
hard-hitting novel set in the
world of big money and big
deals, written by a leading business insider.
THE BURNING ISLAND
RRP $ 32.99
1 September release
Eliza Grayling, born in
Sydney when the colony
itself was still an infant, has
lived there all her thirty-two
years. She looks out for her
reclusive father, Joshua,
and wonders about his past. When Joshua Grayling
is offered the chance for a reckoning with his
nemesis, Eliza is horrifi ed. It involves a sea voyage
with an uncertain, probably violent, outcome.
A father’s obsession becomes a daughter’s quest.
Utopia Avenue might
be the most curious
British band you’ve never
heard of. Emerging from
scene in 1967, the band
produced only two albums in two years, yet their
musical legacy lives on. This bewitching novel
celebrates the power of music to connect across
divides, defi ne an era and thrill the soul.
THE GOLDEN MAZE
ABC broadcaster Richard
Fidler, bestselling author
of Ghost Empire and
Saga Land, is back with a
personally curated history
of the magical city that
Following the story of Prague from its origins in
medieval darkness to its uncertain present, Fidler does
what he does so well - curates an absolutely
engaging and compelling history of a place.
Renowned music journalist
Stuart Coupe examines the
life of an Australian music
icon. Paul Kelly: The man,
the music and the life
in between is honest,
revealing and a must-read
for Paul Kelly fans and music lovers alike.
The stunning new thriller
from the master of modern
espionage. When Pope
Paul VII dies suddenly,
Gabriel Allon discovers that a
shadowy Catholic society with
ties to the European far right
is plotting to seize control of the papacy. And it is
only the beginning...
1 September release
From the widely acclaimed
author of The North Water
comes an epic story of
revenge and obsession set
in 19th century Manchester.
In this propulsive tale of the
underground war for Irish independence, master
storyteller Ian McGuire once again transports
readers to a time when blood begat blood.
Hero Dads celebrates
the loving, unfl appable,
and ever-evolving father
fi gure. From J. R. R. Tolkien
to Steve Irwin and Queer
Eye’s Karamo, these blokes have taught us to stand
up for what’s right, harness the power of imagination
and laugh at ourselves even on our worst days.
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BIOGRAPHIES & NON-FICTION
WHEN THE SHIP
HITS THE FAN
most of his life at
sea. The result:
of hilarious yarns
tales. Visceral yet
charming but not for the faint of heart, When
the Ship Hits the Fan is a treasure trove of
incidents, accidents and seafaring shenanigans
on the high seas.
Christopher Pyne has
been many things
and called many
things throughout his
long career in politics.
Any Canberra story
he doesn’t know
isn’t worth telling.
Now, after 26 years, the ultimate insider is
outside the House and ready to burst the
Canberra bubble with his trademark sharp wit.
His revelations of dealings, double dealings,
friendships and feuds shine a light on the political
processes of those in power. The Insider is one
of the most brilliant, funny, engaging books by an
Australian public fi gure you’ll ever read.
I CATCH KILLERS
with Dan Box
20 August release
Serial killings, child
crime hits and
This is the memoir of
a homicide detective.
Gary Jubelin was
one of Australia’s most celebrated homicide
detectives, leading investigations into the
disappearance of William Tyrrell, the serial killing
of three Aboriginal children in Bowraville and the
brutal gangland murder of Terry Falconer. From
rookie to detective - this is his story.
STALIN’S WINE CELLAR
John Baker and
Stalin’s Wine Cellar is a wild,
sometimes rough ride in the
glamorous world of high-end
wine. A multimillion dollar
cellar and a breathtaking
collection of wine (and one
very expensive broken bottle) is the elusive treasure.
The cast of characters include Stalin, Hitler, Tsar
Nicholas II and a motley bunch of Georgian
businessmen/cowboys toting handguns.
WHEN AMERICA STOPPED
1 September release
A comprehensive analysis of
the political, economic, cultural
and technological factors
that contributed to America’s
decline and inadvertently paved the way for Trump’s
presidency. The presidency of Donald Trump is
commonly seen as an historical accident. In When
America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues
that by 2016 it had become almost
TRAITORS AND SPIES
The history of Australia’s
intelligence operations in the
early 20th century reveals the
dark underside of Australian
politics, including early
infi ltration by Russian agents,
persecution of innocent civilians, and corruption, right
up to the prime minister’s offi ce.
THE LAST NAVIGATOR
Paul Goodwin with
An extraordinary fi rst-person
story of a boy from the
Queensland bush who survived
the dangers of Bomber
Command to become Qantas’
last navigator. An illuminating, compelling and
ultimately uplifting insight into a time that should not
Acclaimed biographer Philip
Norman charts the brief
life of a megastar in rock
music’s premier echelon,
the legend and man that is
Jimi Hendrix. Wild Thing:
The short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix is the
fi rst biography to bring together the splendour and
sadness of his brief life, and to attempt to unravel
the circumstances of his death.
DRUGS, GUNS & LIES
Keith Banks with
A story from the inside when
Queensland had the most
corrupt police force in the
country. This is what it’s really
like to be an undercover police
offi cer. A raw and confronting story of undercover
cops who all became casualties of that era, some
more than others, when not everyone with a badge
could be trusted.
Released on the 75th
anniversary of the Hiroshima
bombing, Fallout is an
engrossing detective story,
as well as an important piece
of hidden history, which
shows how one heroic scoop saved — and can still
save — the world.
Mark Dapin brings his
brilliant research skills and
distinctive, powerful narrative
style to a book that explores
the life of infamous yet
respected public enemies
and the criminal world they inhabited. From armed
robberies, shootings and bashings to prison
fl oggings and jail breaks, this is the gritty, pageturning
reality behind the headlines.
more great gifts
Rollicking and informative,
Histories of Bad Behaviour is
your guide through some of
the most shameful behaviour
indulged in by humanity’s
most celebrated fi gures, as told by Mikey Robins,
one of Australia’s most loved comedians.
An Australian food adventure.
This is award-winning chef
James Viles’ photographic
journal of his road trip due
north, from Tasmania to the
Gulf of Carpentaria.
His focus is real food, where it comes from, how it’s
grown, tended and harvested, and how it sometimes
fl ourishes in the most hostile and breathtakingly
beautiful parts of Australia.
INTOXICATING: TEN DRINKS
THAT SHAPED AUSTRALIA
Award-winning writer Max
Allen takes us on a personal
journey through Australia’s
colourful and complex drinking
history. He introduces many
of the characters from Australia’s boozy history
and offers a glimpse of how our drinking culture
might evolve in the future. Whatever your pleasure,
Intoxicating illuminates the undeniable place alcohol
has in Australia’s history.
Australia’s best surf
writer Sean Doherty,
brings to life the wild,
bold, brave story of
Australian surfi ng from
1915 to the present
through the stories of Surfi ng Australia’s Hall of
Fame surfers and contemporary surfi ng legends.
Lofted takes you on a
journey of discovery with
and words featuring golf
experiences across the
globe, including classic
courses in Wisconsin, USA, the remote islands of
Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, a magical Malaysian
course in a tropical paradise, the foothills of the
Himalayas and the windswept King Island in the
Bass Strait off the coast of Australia.
THE BIRD WAY
Drawing on personal
observations, the latest
science, and her birdrelated
travel around the
world, from the tropical
rainforests of eastern
Australia to the islands of
Alaska, Ackerman shows there is clearly no single
bird way of being. The Bird Way dramatically shifts
our understanding of birds, about how they live
and how they think.
For over thirty
wine critic, and
his Halliday Wine
the industry benchmark for Australian wine. The
Halliday Wine Companion is the go-to guide
for wine ratings, regions, best varietals, winery
reviews and a curated selection of the best
wines in Australia. The 2021 edition has been
completely revised to bring readers up-to-theminute
information. Perfect for the wine lover in
25 August release
the second man
on the moon
stories of the silver-medal getters. What drove
them on their incredible feats, why did they
just miss out, and how did they cope with
fi nishing second?
read with dad
WILD ABOUT DADS
Good dads come in many different
shapes and species. Get ready to learn
a fatherly trick (or ten) from a whole lot
of dads, great and small. Age: 3+
MY DAD IS AWESOME
By Bluey & Bingo
Everyone loves Bandit, especially Bluey and Bingo! Find out
what makes this true blue dad so special in this hilarious and
heartwarming book. A gorgeous hardback picture book, based
on the hit ABC KIDS TV show. The perfect read-with-me
Father’s Day gift. Age: 3+
The book that sold more than
950,000 copies the first day
of its release
Paperback RRP $32.99
Paperback RRP $32.99
Dr. Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical
psychologist and Donald Trump’s only niece,
shines a bright light on the dark family history
to explain how her uncle became the man who
now threatens the world’s health, economic
security and social fabric.
In this landmark follow-up to the bestselling
Silent Invasion, Hidden Hand exposes the
Chinese Communist Party’s global program
of infl uence and subversion, and the threat it
poses to democracy.
Spin the spinner and fi nd out
which one is about your dad!
This funny and sweet novelty
book comes with an interactive
spinner on the front cover.
Hardback RRP $55.00
Exceptionally candid and compelling, A Bigger
Picture is the defi nitive narrative of Malcolm
Turnbull’s prime ministership. Turnbull’s life
has been fi lled with colourful characters and
controversies, success and failure. For the fi rst
time he tells it all – in his own words.
Hardback | RRP $17.99
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