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    • Not that Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned, Dunham,  Lena
    Not that Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned
    Lena Dunham

    Lena Dunham's exuberant, wise and fiercely candid collection of personal essays reads like a series of despatches from the frontlines of the struggle that is Growing Up. Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one's way in the worl ... read more

    • Question Everything, New Scientist
    Question Everything
    New Scientist

    100 intriguing questions and answers from all the sciences, including medicine, astronomy, psychology, physics, chemistry and biology. As expected from New Scientist, this is serious science at its most accessible, unpredictable and entertaining. read more

    • Seeing Things as They Are Selected Journalism and Other Writings, Orwell,  George
    Seeing Things as They Are Selected Journalism and Other Writings
    George Orwell

     Renowned Orwell scholar Peter Davison, brings together in one volume many of Orwell's articles and essays for journals and newspapers, his broadcasts for the BBC, and his book, theatre and film reviews. Political, poetic, polemic and personal, ... read more

    • Strange Library, Murakami,  Haruki
    Strange Library
    Haruki Murakami

    'All I did was go to the library to borrow some books'. On his way home from school, the young narrator of The Strange Library finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a b ... read more

    • The Best Australian Science Writing 2014, Hay,  Ashley
    The Best Australian Science Writing 2014
    Ashley Hay

    The annual collection celebrating the finest Australian science writing of the year.Why are Sydney’s golden orb weaver spiders getting fatter and fitter? Could sociology explain the recent upsurge in prostate cancer diagnoses? Is it true that t ... read more

    • The End of Days, Erpenbeck,  Jenny and Bernofsky,  Susan(translated By)
    The End of Days
    Erpenbeck, Jenny and Bernofsky, Susan(translated By)

    The story of the twentieth century traced through the various possible lives of one woman. She is a baby who barely survives beyond her first breath, and suffocates in the cradle. Or perhaps not? She lives to become as an adult and dies beloved. Or d ... read more

    • Tower: A Novel, Tellkamp,  Uwe
    Tower: A Novel
    Uwe Tellkamp

    As East Germany collapses, a family finds itself falling apart. Through the intertwined lives of a soldier, surgeon, nurse and publisher, Uwe Tellkamp tells the story of the end of a particular world, as people battle for individuality, retreat to n ... read more

    • What Days Are For, Dessaix,  Robert
    What Days Are For
    Robert Dessaix

    One Sunday night in Sydney, Robert Dessaix collapsed in a Darlinghurst street and spent weeks in hospital, tubes and cannulae puncturing his body, as he recovered from the heart attack threatening to kill him. While lying in the hospital bed, Robe ... read more

    • Art of Stillness, Iyer,  Pico
    Art of Stillness
    Pico Iyer

    In this age of constant movement and connectedness, when so many of us are all over the place, perhaps staying in one place - and locating everything we need for peace and happiness there - is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ev ... read more

    • Bush, Watson,  Don
    Don Watson

    Starting with his forebears' battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is: the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourse ... read more

    • Four Fields, Dee,  Tim
    Four Fields
    Tim Dee

    Tim Dee tells the story of four green fields. Four fields spread around the world: their grasses, their hedges, their birds, their skies, and their natural and human histories. Four fields - walkable, mappable, man-made, mowable and knowable, but als ... read more

    • Funny Girl, Hornby,  Nick
    Funny Girl
    Nick Hornby

    Hornby's new novel, is about work, popular culture, youth and old age, fame, class and collaboration. It follows the story of Barbara Parker from Blackpool, aka Sophie Straw, sitcom star and captures the exuberance and creativity of Britain in the 60 ... read more

    • I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That, Goldacre,  Ben
    I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That
    Ben Goldacre

    In Bad Science Ben Goldacre exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In Bad Pharmahe put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. This is a collection of essays by one the wittiest, most indi ... read more

    • Last Pulse, Cameron,  Anson
    Last Pulse
    Anson Cameron

    After the suicide of his wife, Merv Rossiter steals a boat. He trucks north with his eight-year-old-daughter Em into Queensland. There he blows up the dam at Waroo Station, releasing a flood through outback New South Wales to his drought-stricken hom ... read more

    • Lists of Note, Usher,  Shaun
    Lists of Note
    Shaun Usher

    Humans have been making lists for even longer than they've been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living and loving; records of our memories and reminders o ... read more

    • New Selected Poems 1988-2013, Heaney,  Seamus
    New Selected Poems 1988-2013
    Seamus Heaney

    Shortly before his death in 2013, Seamus Heaney discussed with his publisher the prospect of a companion volume to his landmark New Selected Poems 1966-1987 aimed at presenting the second half of his career. New Selected Poems 1988-2013 reprints the ... read more