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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition)

By J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne.Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.J .K. ROWLING

J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults published in 2012, and, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series. J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut and is a producer on the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a further extension of the Wizarding World, due for release in November 2016.

JOHN TIFFANY

John Tiffany directed Once, for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes The Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let the Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St Ann's Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics' Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at ART and on Broadway and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.

JACK THORNE

Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let the Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, The Solid Life of Sugar Water for the Graeae Theatre Company and the National Theatre, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, and 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for HighTide. On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include The Last Panthers, Don't Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue, Cast-Offs and National Treasure. He won BAFTAs in 2016 for Best Mini-Series (This Is England '90) and Best Single Drama (Don't Take My Baby), and in 2012 for Best Drama Series (The Fades) and Best Mini-SerieThe Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne.The Harry Potter series, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories and translated into 79 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster filmsHarry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story, set nineteen years after Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, featuring beloved characters Harry, Ron and Hermoine as adults
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The Hate Race

By Maxine Beneba Clarke
'Maxine Beneba Clarke is a powerful and fearless storyteller' - Dave Eggers, international bestselling author of A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS'Technically, this book is near-perfect.' - BOOKS + PUBLISHING, FIVE STARS

'Clarke's book is utterly compelling. And it might just break your heart.' AFR

'She is not quiet in this memoir, and we need to hear her.' Stephen Romei, THE AUSTRALIAN

'With force and grace, by stealth and shock, The Hate Race makes its point, gets under the reader's skin.' THE SATURDAY PAPER

'Against anything I had ever been told was possible, I was turning white. On the surface of my skin, a miracle was quietly brewing . . .'

Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street.

Except for this one, glaring, inescapably obvious thing.

From one of Australia's most exciting writers, and the author of the multi-award-winning FOREIGN SOIL, comes THE HATE RACE: a powerful, funny, and at times devastating memoir about growing up black in white middle-class Australia.

'There is a tendency to talk about a young author such as Clarke as a "writer to watch" with the expectation that she may, one day, achieve the extraordinary. With THE HATE RACE, she already has; don't watch, watch out.' - THE AUSTRALIAN

'This book deserves a wide readership' - The Big IssueMaxine Beneba Clarke is a widely published Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent and the author of the poetry collections Gil Scott Heron Is on Parole and Nothing Here Needs Fixing. Maxine's short fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been published in numerous publications including Overland, The Age, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper and The Big Issue. Her critically acclaimed short fiction collection Foreign Soil (2014) won the ABIA for Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2015, the 2015 Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction, and Maxine was also named as one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists for 2015, as well as being shortlisted for the Matt Richell Award for New Writing at the 2015 ABIAs and the 2015 Stella Prize. A collection of Maxine's poetry Carrying The World, her memoir The Hate Race and her first children's picture book The Patchwork Bike will be published in 2016.'Maxine Beneba Clarke is a powerful and fearless storyteller' - Dave Eggers, international bestselling author of A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUSForeign Soil was the winner of the INDIE Award for Debut Fiction (2015) and Literary Fiction of the Year at the ABIAs (2015). It was also shortlisted for The Stella Award (2015) and the Matt Richell Award for New Writing at the ABIAs (2015)Maxine Beneba Clarke is one of the SMH Best Young Novelists for 2015Maxine continues to write broadly for Australian journals, most notably THE SATURDAY PAPER
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Hero

By Lesley-Ann Jones
HERO: DAVID BOWIE is the story of the man himself. The real man, not the space man.His music thrilled the generation it was written for, and has entertained and inspired every generation since.

HERO: DAVID BOWIE is an exploration of the man behind the makeup. This is an in depth journey into discovering the real David Jones; on top of the David Bowie who was always in the spotlight; covering his music, his lifestyle, the golden years and the wilderness years.

This is Bowie as you've never seen him before from the perspective of respected music journalist Lesley-Ann Jones, who knew him personally, right from the very beginning.Lesley-Ann Jones is a journalist, newspaper columnist and broadcaster. The author of eight published books, she has enjoyed more than twenty-five years in music and the media. She lives in South-East London with her young children, the eldest having grown up and gone into the music business.HERO: DAVID BOWIE is the story of the man himself. The real man, not the space man.David Bowie's music thrilled the generation it was written for, and has entertained and inspired the generation since. The global outpouring of grief at the news of his death suggests that his legacy will be immortal. He was a hero to millions, few of whom ever met him and this book will appeal to all.HERO will focus on David Jones rather than David Bowie. Of course it will include and examine the music, the lifestyle, the golden years and the wilderness years. But the thread that runs through has to be the man himself and as Lesley-Ann Jones knew him personally not many of the authors who will rush to publish can say that.Lesley-Ann Jones got closer than most. She befriended him, became a music writer because of him, worked with him, hung with him, stayed in his house, and even slept in his bed. Her view of David Jones, the man behind the hero known as Bowie, is from a front-row seat.Lesley-Ann Jones will be interviewing about fifty people, most of whom she knows very well
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The Greatness of Dads

By Kirsten Mathew, Marc Ellis
An epic celebration, resource and ultimate gift book for and about dads.THE GREATNESS OF DADS is a book of stories, inspirations, insights, wisdoms, embarrassments and truths about dads all over the globe. A modern miscellany of anecdotes, quotes, interviews, poems, letters and portraits, The Greatness of Dads is for, and about, the men who become fathers to children.

Founded on original interviews with big kids, small kids-kids of all sorts- in 50 countries around the world talk about their dads and their answers provide rich, quirky and intelligent cultural insights into the man who is "a son's first hero and a daughter's first love."

Add to that quotes about some of the best-known dads, song lyrics, artworks and images of dads throughout the decades, literary celebrations of, and pop-culture references to, father figures, and the result is an original, inspiring, colourful and unforgettable book that gathers together the universal threads of fatherhood-love, discipline, responsibility, fun, embarrassment and heartbreak-that can be found the world over.

THE GREATNESS OF DADS is the ultimate gift book for dads everywhere- whether they be expectant dads, granddads, foster dads, godfathers, dads-by-proxy-anyone who is, has or is about to be, a dad.Marc Ellis is an ex-professional rugby union and rugby league player, a businessman, husband and a loving father of two. He has written four books, including his memoir, Crossing the Line, Good Fullas and Top to Bottom, and a cookbook that he's never cooked anything from. He is full of great ideas (that he actually acts on), easily bored, surprisingly sentimental and, like his father Chris, believes that 'if you can dream it, you can do it'. He judges his success in life on what kind of father he is - everything else, he says, is completely irrelevant.

Kirsten Matthew has worked as a writer and editor for almost 20 years. A native New Zealander, she has spent most of her career working in New York as an editor at InStyle.com, the New York Post and Page

Six magazine. She has written for The New York Times and Time Out New York, and many other newspapers and magazines.An epic celebration, resource and ultimate gift book for and about dads.The perfect gift for dads (and fathers-to-be) of all ages.Features anecdotes, quotes, interviews, poems, letters and portraits from big and small kids around the world.Includes quotes from celebrities such as Beyonce and Jay Z, to Angelica Huston and Spike Milligan.
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The Easy Way Out

By Steven Amsterdam
A brand new novel everyone will be talking about from the award-winning author of THINGS WE DIDN'T SEE COMING and WHAT THE FAMILY NEEDED.'Amsterdam is so damn good. He is up there with the best, Delillo and the like, original as Tsolkias, but most importantly he is a master storyteller in his own right, assured and compelling, he somehow articulates things you know deep down but never been able to put your finger on. I never want to stop reading him.' - Anna Krien, bestselling author of NIGHT GAMES, INTO THE WOODS and US and THEM

If you could help someone in pain, would you?

Evan is a nurse, a suicide assistant. His job is legal . . . just. He's the one at the hospital who hands out the last drink to those who ask for it.

Evan's friends don't know what he does during the day. His mother, Viv, doesn't know what he's up to at night. And his supervisor suspects there may be trouble ahead.

As he helps one patient after another die, Evan pushes against legality, his own morality and the best intentions of those closest to him, discovering that his own path will be neither quick nor painless.

He knows what he has to do.

In this powerful novel, award-winning author Steven Amsterdam challenges readers to face the most taboo and heartbreaking of dilemmas. Would you help someone end their life?

'The Easy Way Out is a perfect storm of a novel. Superbly written and instantly engaging, with great characters and a killer (excuse the pun) premise' - Sydney Morning Herald

'There's something fresh and engaging about Steven Amsterdam's writing ' - Australian Women's WeeklyThere is plenty to mull over in this challenging and topical story by a talented and thoughtful writer. - Books + PublishingSteven Amsterdam has certainly not taken the easy way out with his new work of literary fiction. The author of What the Family Needed and Things We Didn't See Coming has taken a long and unflinching look at one of the most important issues for us as human beings; how will we deal with our own death? As a palliative care worker Amsterdam has had to face death many times, this experience radiates off the page of this astonishing novel which looks unflinchingly at the issue of terminally ill patients choosing how and when they will die. There are many voices discussing euthanasia today but very few do it with the light touch that Amsterdam brings to his work. The characters in "The Easy Way Out" are complex and fragile. The narrative dances between humour and pathos never lingering too long in either camp. Heartbreaking, funny, life-changing and sexy. This book raises important questions that we must all one day face and it does it without a hint of sentimentality. This is a book I wish I had written, a book I urge everyone to read. - Krissy Kneen, author of AFFECTION, TRIPTYCH and STEEPLECHASEIn this captivating novel, Steven Amsterdam explores the philosophical complexity of end-of-life choice without ever losing the urgency of an absorbing plot. TSteven Amsterdam is the award-winning author of THINGS WE DIDN'T SEE COMING (winner of the AGE BOOK OF THE YEAR, shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award for Fiction and longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award) and WHAT THE FAMILY NEEDED (AWW Great Read and longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC literary award). He lives in Melbourne with his partner where he works as a palliative care nurse.A brand new novel everyone will be talking about from the award-winning author of THINGS WE DIDN'T SEE COMING and WHAT THE FAMILY NEEDED.Steven's first two books were indie favourites - and they were shortlisted for many awards - THINGS WE DIDN'T SEE COMING won AGE BOOK OF THE YEAR.Euthanasia and assisted suicide are a HOT TOPIC - with high profile champions such as ANDREW DENTONRecent polls have shown that as many as 80% of Australians believe it should be legal to be able to choose assisted suicide/euthanasia.http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-age-editorial/legalise-the-right-to-choose-assisted-death-20140727-3cngg.htmlperfect for fans of topical books like Christos Tsiolkas' THE SLAP, Louise O'Neill's ASKING FOR IT and the works of Helen Garner
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Things I Carry Around

By Troy Cassar-Daley, Tom Gilling
A born storyteller, country music star Troy Cassar-Daley now tells the story his fans have been waiting to hear - his own.A born storyteller, Troy Cassar-Daley has at last turned his talent to sharing his own inspiring life.

'Troy's achievements are many, and perhaps the finest may be his ability to make us listen to his heart.' Joy McKean

For the first time, Troy talks about his early life - how his parent's divorce changed things for him, about missing his Dad and growing up in Grafton surrounded by the warmth and love of his mother, Irene, his Nan and Pop and his extended Indigenous family.

A larrikin at heart, Troy includes all the highs and lows on his path to stardom: the thrill of performing on stage at the Tamworth Music Festival with Jimmy Little when he was just 15; the excitement of heading off on tour with Brian Young and then discovering just how lonely life on the road could be; his first record deal; playing with the greats - Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Slim Dusty; his first album Beyond the Dancing, which blended his indigenous heritage with his rural background; meeting the woman who would steal his heart; recording in Nashville; and, finally, releasing True Believer, the album that really launched his career.

The multiple Golden Guitar, APRA, ARIA and Deadlys winner also lets us in on some of the life lessons he learned the hard way, lessons that kept this prodigiously talented Aussie on the straight and narrow (most of the time).

Things I Carry Around, is the warm, genuine, and inspiring story of a young indigenous Australian who had a dream and turned that dream into reality.

'Troy's a true gentleman, warm and genuine, always a pleasure to be around. He sings straight from his heart and straight from the heart of his country.' Paul KellyAustralia's most consistently excellent country artist. - THE AUSTRALIANTroy's a true gentleman, warm and genuine, always a pleasure to be around. He sings straight from his heart and straight from the heart of his country. - Paul KellySinger-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley's career has spanned nine albums over a twenty-six year career. During this time he has been awarded numerous accolades including four ARIAs, thirty two Golden Guitars, two APRA Country Song of the Year awards, nine Deadlys, four CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards and the 2008 Country Music Association of America Country Music Global Artist Award. Troy Cassar-Daley is married to radio presenter and TV host, Laurel Edwards and they have two children, Clay, 18, and Jem, 15. This is his first book.

Co-author Tom Gilling is a respected journalist and acclaimed novelist whose books include THE SOOTERKIN, a NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book, DREAMLAND and SEVEN MILE BEACH.A born storyteller, country music star Troy Cassar-Daley now tells the story his fans have been waiting to hear - his own.Troy Cassar-Daley is at the top of the Australian country music scene and won five Golden Guitars, including Album of the Year for FREEDOM RIDE, at the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2016. FREEDOM RIDE was Troy's highest debut on the ARIA charts at #4 and was nominated for ARIA Country Album of the Year.Troy's career has spanned 9 studio albums over 26 years. Throughout this time he has been awarded numerous accolades including 4 ARIAs, 32 Golden Guitars, 2 APRA Country Song of the year awards, 9 Deadlys (Australian Indigenous Artist Awards), 4 CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards. He has sold in excess of 450,000 albums and received gold and platinum records.Troy has over 70,000 Facebook likes and more than 9500 Twitter followers.Troy has a reputation among his peers as being one of the most loved and respected singer-songwriters in country music.His fans will tell you he is a fantastic guy, great entertainer, brilliant guitarist and the most amazing vocalist.Count
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Hack in a Flak Jacket

By Peter Stefanovic
A startlingly honest account of experiencing war and terrorism from the frontline by Peter Stefanovic, one of Australia's leading journalists and foreign correspondents.'Flak jackets are dreadful things. Sure, they have a purpose, and if one ever stopped a bullet or piece of shrapnel from spearing into my vital organs, I would kiss it, hang it up, and frame it. But that hasn't happened, yet.'

For almost ten years Peter Stefanovic was Channel Nine's foreign correspondent in Europe, the US, Africa and the Middle East. During that time he witnessed more than his fair share of death and destruction, and carried the burden of those images - all while putting his own personal safety very much in the firing line.

From flak jackets to tuxedos. From the funerals of world leaders and icons, to war zones and natural disasters. This is a thrilling account of a life lived on camera, delivering the news wherever it happens, whatever the risk.Peter Stefanovic was the Europe, United States, Africa, and Middle East correspondent for the Nine Network. He reported from the scene of major news events around the world for NINE NEWS, the TODAY show, and A CURRENT AFFAIR. In 2014 Peter was nominated for a Walkley Award for his coverage of the war in Gaza. He is currently the co-host of WEEKEND TODAY and a contributor to 60 MINUTES.

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https://instagram.com/peter_stefanovicA startlingly honest account of experiencing war and terrorism from the frontline by Peter Stefanovic, one of Australia's leading journalists and foreign correspondents.Peter Stefanovic is the current WEEKEND TODAY co-host with his fiance, Sylvia JeffreysPeter Stefanovic was nominated in 2014 for a Walkley Award, one of Australia's highest journalism honours, for his reporting on the war in GazaThis is more than just a 'journalism bio' - it's also a book about the effect experiencing worldwide atrocities and natural disasters first hand can have on a person's psychehttps://twitter.com/peterstefanovic 42.8k followershttps://instagram.com/peter_stefanovic/?hl=en 24.5k followers
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World Atlas of Tea

By Krisi Smith
From the leaf to the cup, the world's teas explored and enjoyed.A cup of tea is an everyday pleasure for people the world over. And increasingly there is a dizzying array of teas to choose from - from robust black tea to elegant green tea and everything in between. In fact every tea has a fascinating story to tell about the place in which it grew - from soil, climate and altitude to the choices its producers made in processing it. Then there are the myriad ways in which that tea can be prepared for your daily cup.

Tea mixologist Krisi Smith sets out what you need to know to appreciate teas of all descriptions - from harvesting and processing methods for different varieties to how to make the perfect cup. The world's key tea-growing

regions and their best products are identified and their taste profiles explained - from China, Taiwan, Japan, India and Sri Lanka to Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa. The world of tea is fast-moving and Krisi also includes info on everything from blending teas to your own taste and some innovative recipes, to health benefits and the perfect kit to make your brew truly delicious.Krisi Smith is co-owner of Bluebird Tea Co. in Brighton. After years working in the tea industry, Krisi and her partner Mike decided to use their passion for tea to create their own innovative, independent, top-quality tea company. As well as its online retail operation, Bluebird Tea Co. has a flagship mixology store and runs courses in tea mixology. www.bluebirdteaco.comFrom the leaf to the cup, the world's teas explored and enjoyed.
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Out of Bounds

By Val McDermid
Number one bestseller, Val McDermid is back with her most gripping, chilling, suspenseful novel yet.'There were a lot of things that ran in families, but murder wasn't one of them . . .'

When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car, a routine DNA test could be the key to unlocking the mystery of a twenty-year-old murder inquiry. Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is an expert at solving the unsolvable. With each cold case closed, justice is served. So, finding the answer should be straightforward, but it's as twisted as the DNA helix itself.

Meanwhile, Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to another case, one that she has no business investigating. And as she pieces together decades-old evidence, Karen discovers the most dangerous kind of secrets. Secrets that someone is willing to kill for . . .

Number one bestseller Val McDermid returns with her most atmospheric, spine-chilling and gripping novel to date.The real mistress of psychological gripping thrillers; no one can plot or tell a story like she can - Daily ExpressSo gripping it puts your life on hold - The TimesMcDermid remains unrivalled . . . Brilliant - ObserverVal McDermid is a No. 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over fifteen million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2010 and received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award in 2011. In 2016, Val received the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh.Number one bestseller, Val McDermid is back with her most gripping, chilling, suspenseful novel yet.Inspector Karen Pirie is back on the scene. Previously featured in The Distant Echo, A Darker Domain and The Skeleton Road.Val has an amazing and ever-rising broadcast profile, as well as a burgeoning army of loyal fans, creating a social reach of over 25,000 to spread reviewsVal's novels have been translated into 30 languages and have sold over 10 million copiesPrevious stand alone: The Skeleton Road 9781408704585Previous title: Splinter the Silence 9781408706909
Hachette Australia

The Death of Holden

By Royce Kurmelovs
Holden is one of the few brands that has an emotional grip on Australia. The impending closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide is not just the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream..When Holden signalled that it would close its Adelaide factory, it struck at the very heart of Australian identity. Holden is our car made on our shores. It's the choice of patriotic rev heads and suburban drivers alike. How could a car that was so beloved - and so popular - be so unprofitable to make?

The story of the collapse of Holden is about the people who make and drive the cars; it's about sustaining industry in Australia; it's about communities of workers and what happens when the work dries up. And if it's not quite about the death of an icon - because Holdens will remain on Australian roads for a long time to come - then it's about what happens when an icon falls to its knees in front of a whole nation..Royce Kurmelovs is an independent journalist and writer whose work has been published by the BBC, Al Jazeera English, VICE, THE GUARDIAN, CRIKEY, the SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN and various other publications. Royce grew up in Salisbury, SA, and now lives in Adelaide's west.Holden is one of the few brands that has an emotional grip on Australia. The impending closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide is not just the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream..Holden makes the news every time something happens. In October 2016 Holden will stop producing the Cruze, one of Australia's most popular cars. This is already big news and will be widely reported at the time.Holden is an iconic Australian brand, up there with Vegemite and Qantas. Hundreds of thousands of Australians drive Holden cars and have great emotional attachment to the brand.The book clearly and simply distils the complex economics behind the factory closures, making it readable for everyone.
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The Joyce Girl

By Annabel Abbs
James Joyce was her father. Samuel Beckett was her lover. The stunning fictionalisation of the life of Lucia Joyce.Paris, 1928. Avant-garde Paris is buzzing with the latest ideas in art, music and literature from artists such as Ford Madox Ford and Zelda Fitzgerald. Lucia, the talented and ambitious daughter of controversial genius James Joyce, is making her name as a dancer. But when Lucia falls passionately in love with budding writer (and fellow Irish expat) Samuel Beckett he is banned from the Joyce family home.

1934. Her life in tatters, Lucia is sent to pioneering psychoanalyst Carl Jung. For years she has kept quiet. Now she decides to speak.

Profoundly moving and stunningly written, The Joyce Girl brings to light the untold tale of Lucia Joyce. It will entrance and educate you. You will fall in love with this compelling woman, but she will break your heart too.A hugely impressive debut. Annabel Abbs has brought to life an extraordinary cast of characters - Joyce, Beckett et al. - and painted their rackety, bohemian world in vivid technicolour - The ObserverAvant-garde Paris in the 1920s bursts onto the page in this gripping fictionalisation of an extraordinary life - Who WeeklyAn absorbing read about the perils of genius. You'll like this book if you enjoy thoughtful historical fiction that transports you to another time and place - NZ Women's WeeklyHere is Lucia Joyce, vibrant, passionate and alive, telling her own story . . . Annabel Abbs has crafted a moving tale of thwarted ambition and personal tragedy - Mary Talbot, Costa Biography Award winnerAnnabel Abbs has found a gripping and little-known story at the heart of one of the twentieth century's most astonishing creative moments, researched it deeply and brought the extraordinary Joyce family and their circle in 1920s Paris to richly imagined life. - Emma Darwin, SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVEAnnabel Abbs lives in London with her husband and four children. The Joyce Girl is her first novel. It won the Impress Prize for new Writers, was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award and the Caledonia Novel Award.James Joyce was her father. Samuel Beckett was her lover. The stunning fictionalisation of the life of Lucia Joyce.In the tradition of bestselling novels based on real-life women of the 1920s: THE PARIS WIFE (told by Hemingway's first wife Hadley Richardson); and Z: A NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD.Annabel is donating all proceeds from first year of publication to charity YoungMinds, which promotes mental health in children/young people.Meticulously researched historical fiction, Annabel read 100+ books on the Joyce circleRights sold to UK, Germany (and counting) & attracting early film interest by producers, as this is first time Lucia's story has been told in fiction.
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Apprentice in Death

By J. D. Robb
A deadly new case for Lieutenant Eve Dallas from No 1 bestselling author J.D. RobbNature versus nurture...

The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park's ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.

Eve's husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources - and genius - at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two-one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we're all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil...Nora Roberts published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D. Robb in 1995, introducing to readers the tough as nails but emotionally damaged homicide cop Eve Dallas and billionaire Irish rogue, Roarke. With the In Death series, Robb has become one of the biggest thriller writers on earth, with each new novel reaching number one on bestseller charts the world over.

For more information, visit www.jd-robb.co.uk

Become a fan on Facebook at Nora Roberts and J. D. RobbA deadly new case for Lieutenant Eve Dallas from No 1 bestselling author J.D. RobbJ.D. Robb is a #1 Bestseller in AustraliaOne of the most successful crime series in the world - and growing year on yearPrevious title: Devoted in Death 9780349403717
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ADHD Nation

By Alan Schwarz
A groundbreaking and definitive account of the exploding misdiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and mishandling of medication of children, and adults, with often disastrous results.Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is now the most common chronic condition among children, surpassing asthma. Yet research shows that ADHD can't be that prevalent. ADHD, a problem once thought to affect a small percentage of children, has exploded into one of the most misdiagnosed psychiatric conditions. Now, in the US doctors and Big Pharma are targeting adults to get the diagnosis and take medications that will 'transform their lives'.

In ADHD NATION, Alan Schwarz takes readers behind the scenes to tell the full story of this billion-dollar industry. There's the father of ADHD, Dr Keith Conners, who spent fifty years promoting the disorder in the US and pills like Ritalin before realising just what he had wrought; a troubled young girl and studious, teenage boy who get entangled in the ADHD machine and are prescribed medications that lead to serious problems; and the pharmaceutical industry that promoted the disorder and continues to earn billions from mishandling psychiatric conditions.

An investigation of how Big Pharma and medical professionals are complicit in the creation, maintenance and continuing expansion of the ADHD industry, this book sounds the alarm for readers and demands we wake up to the problem that we too could face in the futureAlan Schwarz is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated correspondent at The New York Times. He has won many major journalism awards, including the Polk Award, the Associated Press award for project reporting (three times) and the 2013 Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award from the American Statistical Association. Schwarz earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.A groundbreaking and definitive account of the exploding misdiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and mishandling of medication of children, and adults, with often disastrous results.
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Queen Bees

By Sian Evans
The story of the six extraordinary hostesses who shaped British society in the inter-war years: Lady Astor, Lady Colefax, Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Mrs Ronnie Greville.QUEEN BEES looks at the lives of six remarkable women who made careers out of being society hostesses, including Lady Astor, who went on to become the first female MP, and Mrs Greville, who cultivated relationships with Edward VII, as well as Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Lady Colefax. Written with wit, verve and heart, QUEEN BEES is the story of a form of societal revolution, and the extraordinary women who helped it happen.

In the aftermath of the First World War, the previously strict hierarchies of the British class system were weakened. For a number of ambitious, spirited women, this was the chance they needed to slip through the cracks and take their place at the top of society as the great hostesses of the time. In an age when the place of women was uncertain, becoming a hostess was not a chore, but a career choice, and though some of the hostesses' backgrounds were surprisingly humble, their aspirations were anything but. During the inter-war years these extraordinary women ruled over London society from their dining tables and salons - entertaining everyone from the Mosleys to the Mitfords, from millionaires to maharajahs, from film stars to royalty - and their influence can still be felt today.Cultural historian Si n Evans has worked for the National Trust, the V&A and the Design Museum, and is the author of several works of social history including Mrs Ronnie: The Society Hostess Who Collected Kings, The Manor Reborn and Life Below Stairs.

Si n lives in London.The story of the six extraordinary hostesses who shaped British society in the inter-war years: Lady Astor, Lady Colefax, Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Mrs Ronnie Greville.A brilliantly entertaining account of six legendary rival hostesses in the interwar years - told with verve, humour and fascinating insight. For lovers of popular social history, women's history, Downton Abbey and excellent gossip.A fresh look at the perennially popular era of the 20s and 30s; should appeal to die-hard Mitford and Gosford Park fans, new readers and those with a Downton-shaped hole in their lives.Their interests and influence ranged from arts and literature to music and politics - from the left to the right with Lady Astor's infamous Cliveden set. Packed with famous faces, including Noel Coward, the Mosleys, the Mitfords and Edward VII and Mrs Simpson.Fits with the growing trend for group biographies of extraordinary women as exemplified by Anne de Courcy, Juliet Nicholson and Selina Hastings.
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The Tattoo Dictionary

By Mitchell Beazley, Trent Aitken-Smith, Ashley Tyson
An essential A-Z guide to the secret language of tattoos.Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs.

From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication by cultures all over the world for thousands of years.

Through meticulous research, THE TATTOO DICTIONARY uncovers the history of the most popular symbols in tattoo history, revealing their hidden meanings and the long-forgotten stories behind them in this beautifully packaged book.Trent Aitken-Smith is an international tattoo journalist and editor of Tattoo Master magazine.

Ashley Tyson is a tattoo artist at the award-winning Xotica studio in London.An essential A-Z guide to the secret language of tattoos.There has been a huge surge in the popularity of tattoos - 14.5% of Australians have at least one tattooTattoo-related publishing has increased, with new titles selling in large numbersThe beautiful, high-spec package, at an affordable price, makes this book the perfect gift
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