A book-a-holic’s winter dream is to spread out a picnic run under the summer sun with a good read and naturally let that vitamin D soak right up. And December is the prime opportunity to make that dream a reality! We have a wide array of new titles hitting the shelves this month; whether it’s Australian literary fiction that speaks to your soul or tantalising, plot twisting crime that gets your heart racing, we have something for everyone.
The latest in outdoor grilling, including how to master ‘low and slow’ – 80+ sizzling recipes inspired by the movie, The BBQ.
Like any Aussie worth their sea salt, Dazza Cook, hero of the movie The BBQ, is a dab hand with a barbie. But with a bit of extra know-how, a rub or two, a handful of wood chips and fresh twists on the classics, soon Dazza’s really sizzling.
Jack McPhail is a man on the run from his past, a drifter who lands by accident in a sleepy outback Australian town called Banjo Crossing. Jack – almost despite himself – becomes slowly drawn into the town, its community, its characters and its concerns.
Filled with uncommon facts for the novice conversationalist, prudent advice for house and garden, and rigorous lessons in etiquette and manners, A Garden of Lilies will transform any wayward child into the very picture of Victorian decorum and grace.
Find the right balance in your life: over 150 delicious wholefood recipes for maximum health, wellness, energy and vitality, from YouTube cooking sensation, Guy Turland. One for fans of Jessica Sepel, Lola Berry, Sarah Wilson and Pete Evans.
Think of Beau Taplin as capturing the essence of love and heartbreak, challenges and paradoxes, yearning and fulfilment, and attaching that to magical, majestic life. Beautiful, inspiring and empowering, Beau Taplin’s poems sweep readers away on a journey of emotion.
How the City of Light gave her lessons in life: an Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris – the city that has been her guide through a lifelong journey of self-discovery.
Katrina Lawrence first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and since then her roads have continually led her back to this most beautiful of cities.
This illustrated history celebrates the greatest moments of the Ashes in Australia: from Bannerman’s first fending of Shaw’s opening delivery in 1877, to Cowdrey’s courageous defence in the face of Thomson’s fastbowling almost 100 years later.
There have been fires before, but not like this. Heartbreaking and powerful, FACING THE FLAME is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it.
Revenge is a dangerous thing…
Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace – that’s why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. Now he’s back on the streets and women are being attacked again. Wallace has to be responsible, but if Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, his lawyers will get her thrown off the force for good.
Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odor.
Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else… Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind.
Which read sounds perfect to you?
Posted on November 24, 2017 by
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