LEB Fathers Day Gift Guide 4pp 2020

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WHEN SHE

WAS GOOD

Michael Robotham

Paperback

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,

Bad Girl.

MAN IN ARMOUR

Siobhan McKenna

Paperback

RRP $32.99

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

Jock Serong

Paperback

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

David Mitchell

Paperback

RRP $32.99

Utopia Avenue might

be the most curious

British band you’ve never

heard of. Emerging from

London’s psychedelic

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.

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THE GOLDEN MAZE

Richard Fidler

Hardback

RRP $39.99

ABC broadcaster Richard

Fidler, bestselling author

of Ghost Empire and

Saga Land, is back with a

personally curated history

of the magical city that

is Prague.

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.

PAUL KELLY

Stuart Coupe

Paperback

RRP $35.00

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 ORDER

Daniel Silva

Paperback

RRP $32.99

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...

THE ABSTAINER

Ian Mcguire

Paperback

RRP $32.99

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

Illustrated by

Michael Weldon

Hardback

RRP $19.99

Hero Dads celebrates

the loving, unfl appable,

occasionally embarrassing

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

Rob Anderson

Paperback

RRP $29.99

Captain Rob

Anderson spent

most of his life at

sea. The result:

decades’ worth

of hilarious yarns

and cautionary

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.

THE INSIDER

Christopher

Pyne

Paperback

RRP $34.99

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

Gary Jubelin

with Dan Box

Paperback RRP

$34.99

20 August release

Serial killings, child

abductions, organised

crime hits and

domestic murders.

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

Nick Place

Paperback

RRP $34.99

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

BEING GREAT

Nick Bryant

Paperback

RRP $34.99

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

historically inescapable.

TRAITORS AND SPIES

John Fahey

Paperback

RRP $34.99

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

Gordon Goodwin

Paperback

RRP $32.99

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

be forgotten.

WILD THING

Philip Norman

Paperback

RRP $32.99

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

Ben Smith

Paperback

RRP $29.99

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.

FALLOUT

Lesley Blume

Paperback

RRP $35.00

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.

PUBLIC ENEMIES

Mark Dapin

Paperback

RRP $32.99

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.


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REPREHENSIBLE

Mikey Robins

Paperback

RRP $29.99

Rollicking and informative,

Reprehensible: Polite

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.

DUE NORTH

James Viles

Hardback

RRP $39.99

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

Max Allen

Paperback

RRP $32.99

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.

GOLDEN DAZE

Sean Doherty

Hardback

RRP $45.00

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

William Watt

Hardback

RRP $45.00

Lofted takes you on a

journey of discovery with

stunning photography

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

Jennifer Ackerman

Paperback

RRP $35.00

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.

HALLIDAY WINE

COMPANION

2021

James

Halliday

Paperback

RRP $39.99

For over thirty

years James

Halliday has

been Australia’s

most respected

wine critic, and

his Halliday Wine

Companion is

recognised as

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

your life.

SECOND BEST

Ben Pobjie

Paperback

RRP $32.99

25 August release

From the

Second Fleet,

the second man

on the moon

and Australia’s

second prime

minister,

Second Best

celebrates the

nobility and

altogether more

fascinating

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

Philip Bunting

Hardback

RRP $19.99

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

Hardback

RRP $16.99

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+


gift ideas

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.

Loudest farter?

Best storyteller?

Bad joke-maker?

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

Age: 3+

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