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The candid autobiography of St George Illawarra legend, Mark Gasnier

Ruth Rendell examines the layers of human society with The Saint Zita Society

Beautiful Vintage Classics editions of your favourite children’s classics

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SWEET TOOTH

IAN M C EWAN

BETRAYAL AND INTRIGUE, LOVE AND THE INVENTED SELF

Sweet Tooth
Ian McEwan

A riveting new novel from one of Britain’s finest writers.
Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. The Cold War has entered a moribund phase, but the fight goes on, especially in the cultural sphere. Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a ‘secret mission’ which brings her into the literary world of Tom Healey, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage – trust no one. McEwan’s mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty story of betrayal and intrigue, love and the invented self.
9780224097383 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Jonathan Cape | Fiction Also available as an ebook.

Ian McEwan is the author of two collections of stories and 12 previous novels, including Enduring Love, Amsterdam, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1998, Atonement and, most recently, Solar.

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For the First time, Gaz candidly tells his story
Gaz
Mark Gasnier

This is the story of a football champion who crammed more highs and lows into an 11-year career than just about any player of his generation.
Carrying the surname of his uncle and immortal Reg, he had blinding pace, a shimmy, a step and an innate sense of timing. Whether it was for St George Illawarra, NSW or Australia, he could seemingly sniff out a try at will. As former NSW coach Phil Gould once remarked: ‘Mark Gasnier, the best centre I have seen.’ Yet for a game that came to him so naturally, Gasnier’s career was never so straightforward. His famous bloodlines and the notorious hoodoo that had seen the Dragons fail to win a premiership in three decades meant the weight of expectation never went away. A drunken phone call during a NSW bonding session that led to his sacking on the eve of his Origin debut, the curse of injury and the ultimate decision to walk away from the game and play rugby union for Paris glamour club Stade Français only add to his complex journey. Those obstacles only made the finish – when he returned to the NRL to win the grand final with St George Illawarra – sweeter . . . before he shocked everyone again with the early announcement of his retirement. Throughout his career, Gasnier was guarded with the media. For the first time, he candidly tells his story.
9781742755274 | $34.95 | Trade Paperback | William Heinemann Australia | Autobiography Also available as an ebook.

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Legends
Footy Flavours
The recipes that 75 of our favourite Rugby League legends love to cook at home.
Featuring delicious recipes from some of the biggest names of Rugby League past and present, Footy Flavours is both a reflection of the modern face of the game and a reminder of who we are, and where we have come from. Many recipes have been passed down to players from their parents, and are now in turn being passed on to their children. Others are interpretations of the classics. There are speedy recipes when there isn’t much time on the clock, impressive dishes to wrong-foot your dinner guests and delicious desserts that will land you in the sin bin. Footy Flavours is a unique opportunity for fans to share in the dishes that their favourite rugby league stars love to cook and enjoy at home. Whether it’s Ben Ross’s secret ingredient for a great lasagne, Dom Peyroux’s Samoan twist on chop suey, Darren Lockyer’s tips for cooking the perfect snapper, the chicken ‘schnity’ Sandor Earl was raised on or David Williams’s apple pie perfection handed down from Mother Wolf, in Footy Flavours fans will find delicious, hearty recipes from some of the greatest players in the game today – and a few legends to boot. Players featured include: Michael Ennis, Brett Kimmorley, Darren Lockyer, Kurt Kidley, Matt King, Trent Merrin, Jason Nightingale, Brett Stewart, Chris Lawrence, Mark Gasnier, Gorden Tallis, Billy Slater and many more.
9781742752747 | $34.95 | Trade Paperback | Ebury Illustrated | Cookery/Wine

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Antarctica: A Biography
David Day

A groundbreaking history of human interaction with the last continent on Earth.
Antarctica: A biography draws upon libraries and archives from around the world, from Britain to Argentina and Norway to New Zealand, to provide the first, large-scale history of Antarctica. On one level, it is the story of explorers battling the elements in the most hostile place on earth as they strive for personal triumph, commercial gain and national glory. On another level, it is the story of nations seeking to incorporate the Antarctic into their national narratives and to claim its frozen wastes as their own.
9781741669084 | $45.00 | Hardback | Vintage Australia | History Also available as an ebook.

‘It is just possible that David Day is our most important historian of the present era.’
The Canberra Times

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Can you always trust ‘the help’?
‘Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world.’ Ian Rankin ‘The most brilliant mystery novelist of our time.’ Patricia Cornwell
The Saint Zita Society
Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell’s new psychological thriller is a gripping examination of society. And the darkness is never far away . . .
Hexam Place in Pimlico is an elegant place to live. To own a property in this area requires not only a sizeable income, but hired help. The people who work there don’t necessarily consider themselves to be servants. But a group of them decide to form the Saint Zita Society (Zita was the patron saint of domestic servants, who gave her food and clothes to the poor.) Inevitably, each one has an axe to grind, but the meetings at the local pub resolve little. Dr Jefferson’s gardener is a strange man called Dex. He has been invited to join this motley group, but is ill at ease with other human beings. Messages from his mobile phone reassure him that there is some kind of god who will protect him and who will also give him instructions about ridding the world of evil spirits . . . Accidental death and pathological madness cohabit in Hexam Place. In her new novel, Ruth Rendell examines the many layers of human society – with its foibles, eccentricities, ambitions, kindnesses and despairs. And the darkness is never far way.
9780091944056 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Hutchinson | Fiction Also available as an ebook.

Ruth Rendell has won many awards, including the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for 1976’s best crime novel with A Demon in My View; a second Edgar in 1984 from the Mystery Writers of America for the best short story, ‘The New Girlfriend’; and a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986. She was also the winner of the 1990 Sunday Times Literary award, as well as the Crime Writers’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.

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The Inca curse
christopher Ride

A Dark Place To Die
Ed chatterton

A breathless action adventure – with a timetravel twist – set in the lost city of the Incas . . .
A mission from the future. A crime from the past. A race to save the world . . . It’s 1908 and the Golden Cube of the Sun God, safely hidden in Peru for over 500 years, has been stolen. Made of pure gold, the cursed object has the power to control the minds of men – and bloody revenge is its aim. The most powerful man in South America – Bishop Francisco – has succumbed to its torment. A man has been crucified. Innocents are being murdered. The Peruvian army has been mobilised. Everyone is afraid. Only one man is immune to its spreading evil: Wilson Downling, the Overseer, a man transported from the future who must carry out a series of vital missions encoded in the Dead Sea Scrolls. His latest assignment had seemed simple enough: assist the hapless American explorer Hiram Bingham to discover the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu. But history is wildly off course and everything is different now. The fate of the world is at stake . . .
9781742750118 | $29.95 | Trade Paperback | Bantam Australia Also available as an ebook.

A pulsating psychological thriller that takes you from the dark, iron heart of a cold English city to the searing white-heat of an Australian wilderness . . .
By Merseyside standards it’s been some time since a decent corpse arrived on his patch, but now, on a bone-cold October morning, Detective Inspector Frank Keane’s wait is over. The son of Keane’s old boss, the legendary DI Menno Koopman, has been discovered dead twelve thousand miles from his Australian home, lashed to a scaffolding pole on Liverpool’s bleak shoreline. It’s the start of a vicious cycle of violence spanning half the globe. For Koopman, who turned his back on a 30-year career in the city to live the quiet life in northern New South Wales, the death of a son he never knew means a return to England and the past he’d left behind. Koopman has not been forgotten in his old hunting ground – not by his former colleagues, and not by the enemies waiting for him. As the body count rises in Liverpool and Australia, Keane and Koopman’s search for the killer becomes a fight for survival.
9781742753935 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Bantam Australia Also available as an ebook.

Christopher Ride was born in Canberra in 1965. He self-published his first novel, The Schumann Frequency, in 2007 and was thereafter signed by Random House Australia to a multiple-book deal for his Overseer Series. His novels are also published internationally. A keen mountain climber and licensed pilot, Christopher now resides in Melbourne. He has written three novels: The Schumann Frequency, The First Boxer and The Inca Curse. Christopher is also managing director of Interactive, an IT service provider, and recently won the prestigious Southern Region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology.

Ed Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and, working as Martin Chatterton, has been successfully writing children’s books and Young Adult fiction for over 20 years. In addition to his award-winning career as a writer, he has enjoyed international success as an illustrator as well as working as a graphic designer, university lecturer and commercials director. After spending some years moving between the UK and the US, he emigrated to Australia in 2004. He lives in northern NSW and is married with two children.

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A Polar Bear Ate My Head
Paul Merrill

Mistaken Identity: The Trials of Joe Windred
Stephen Dando-collins

Misadventures and mayhem in magazines.
The hilarious and surreal true story of Australia’s biggest ever men’s magazine launch . . . and the chaos and disasters that followed. ZOO Weekly editor Paul Merrill reveals incredible events ranging from attacking Tony Blair with a glove puppet, feuding with Kyle Sandilands and adopting a four-legged chicken to persuading the Prime Minister’s stepdaughter to strip, holding a competition to win a boob job and assaulting the legendary Christopher Lee with a biscuit. Containing hundreds of bizarre and unexpected anecdotes, this is the wittiest, most entertaining book ever published about the world of magazines, and a stunning indictment on the state of modern celebrity. You will love A Polar Bear Ate My Head – whether or not you’ve ever bought a men’s magazine.
9781742756073 | $34.95 | Trade Paperback | Ebury Australia Also available as an ebook.

Another extraordinary tale discovered by Mr History, Stephen Dando-Collins.
Mistaken identity haunted Joseph Windred. It saw him wrongly convicted on two continents, and almost cost him his life. But every time fate knocked him down, Joe got up, and came back stronger. His fighting spirit would make him a hero, and see him strike it rich. Little did the people of Orange NSW know when they twice elected Joseph Windred their mayor that this upstanding Windsor-born businessman, colonial hero and founder of their local jockey club had, in chains, helped build the San Quentin Penitentiary in San Francisco during the California gold rush, only to make a thrilling escape back to Australia. And that, technically, Joe was still a fugitive from American justice. There was a lot about Joe people didn’t know. Overcoming physical disability to become a champion boxer, a fine oarsman, swimmer and rider, Joe had a lot more to overcome in his lifetime. Almost strung up by San Francisco vigilantes, he would be at the centre of one of the most sensational legal cases in American history. Most amazing of all, he was wrongly accused of identical crimes, committed 11 years apart in New South Wales and California. Back in Australia, Joe would chase down a bushranger on his racehorse, save the lives of children on a runaway dray, almost drown trying to save a woman in a flooded creek, and strike gold near Bathurst, becoming one of the most respected figures in his community. Sportsman Joe Windred was a central figure in early professional boxing and horseracing in Australia. But it was the way that courageous Joe came back from repeated, extraordinary and life-changing adversity that marks him as one of the most inspiring figures in the history of ordinary Australians.
9781742755175 | $34.95 | Trade Paperback | Vintage Australia Also available as an ebook.

Paul Merrill was an award-winning women’s magazine editor when he was inexplicably chosen for the biggest magazine launch in British history. When the weekly men’s magazines, ZOO and Nuts burst onto the market, they transformed the magazine landscape and thrust Paul stumbling haplessly into a bewildering and surreal world in the full glare of the media spotlight.

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BUSINESS

The Apple Revolution
PAPERBAc K EDITION

Luke Dormehl
The story behind the rise of the world’s largest technology company.
On 26 May, 2010 Apple Inc. passed Microsoft in valuation as the world’s largest technology company. Its consumer electronic products – ranging from computers to mobile phones to portable media devices, not to mention its iTunes, iBook and App Store – have influenced nearly every facet of our lives, and it shows no sign of slowing down. But how did Apple – a company set up in the back room of a house by two friends, and one that always marketed itself as the underdog – become the marketplace leader (and the world’s second largest company overall), and is it a good thing to have one company hold so much power? Luke Dormehl shares the inside story of how Apple Inc. came to be; from the formation of the company’s philosophies and user-friendly ethos, to the ‘iPod moment’ and global domination, leaving you with a deep understanding of how it was created, why it has flourished, and where it might be going next.
9780753540626 | $34.95 | Trade Paperback | Virgin Also available as an ebook.

ScIENcE

The Magic of Reality
Richard Dawkins

A stunning collaboration between a worldfamous scientist and outstanding illustrator.
What are things made of? What is the sun? Why is there night and day, winter and summer? Why do bad things happen? Are we alone? Throughout history people all over the world have invented stories to answer profound questions such as these. Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu’s egg? Or what about the great catfish that carries the world on its back? Has anyone ever told you that earthquakes are caused by a sneezing giant? These fantastical myths are fun – but what is the real answer to such questions? The Magic of Reality, with its explanations of space, time, evolution and more, will inspire and amaze readers of all ages – young adults, adults, children, octogenarians. Teaming up with the renowned illustrator Dave McKean, Richard Dawkins answers all these questions and many more. In stunning words and pictures this book presents the real story of the world around us, taking us on an enthralling journey through scientific reality, and showing that it has an awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic which far exceed those of the ancient myths. We encounter rainbows, earthquakes, tsunamis, shooting stars, plants, animals, and an intriguing cast of characters in this extraordinary scientific voyage of discovery. Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean have created a dazzling celebration of our planet that will entertain and inform for years to come.
9780552778053 | $19.95 | Paperback | Bantam Press Also available as an ebook.

AUTOBIOGRAPHy Stolen: Escape from Syria
Louise Monaghan

The heartbreaking story of a courageous mother who risked her own life to rescue her kidnapped daughter from war-torn Syria.
In the middle of one of the worst civil wars in Syria‘s history, Irish mother Louise Monaghan walked across a heavily guarded border to save her six-year-old child from the father who had snatched her from her home. Not knowing what lay ahead, Louise tricked her ex-husband into believing she still loved him and wanted to live together as a family, in order to see her kidnapped child again. Once in his homeland, she too was held captive, locked inside a run-down house day and night with little food and no hope of escape. She was severely beaten by Mostafa and left unconscious on the ground in front of their child, but just 24 hours later she and her little girl made a daring escape. The journey they made through bomb attacks and sniper fire, and across a heavily patrolled mountain range in the dead of night, led by illegal peoplesmugglers, is a miracle in itself. Somehow they both survived, and Stolen is their breathtaking account of events.
9781742757322 | $29.95 | Trade Paperback | William Heinemann Australia Also available as an ebook.

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ScIENcE FIcTION Forge of Darkness
Steven Erikson

NON-FIcTION Da Vinci’s Last commission
Fiona McLaren

Steven Erikson returns to the Malazan world with the first book in a dark and revelatory new epic fantasy that tells the tragic story of ruin of a realm . . .
This is the story of the early years of Anomander Rake, and his brothers, Andarist and Silchas Ruin. It is a tale that begins within the Age of Darkness and the Birth of Light and involves the forging of a sword unlike any other, and tells of the tragedy that was the collapse of the realm of the Tiste Andii. It is the story of the devastating civil war that tore their world apart – a story of bitter family rivalries, of jealousies and betrayals, of wild magic and unfettered power, of death and terrifying destruction . . . It is the story of a how the goddess of the Tiste, Mother Dark, abandoned her children and turned her back on her people . . .
9780593062180 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Bantam Press Also available as an ebook.

A remarkable true story that reveals how a mysterious Renaissance oil painting inadvertently led to one of the world’s greatest heresies of the last 2000 years.
Imagine you have an old painting, a Madonna and Child, which has been in your family for years. It is beautiful, serene and spellbinding. It hangs on your wall and for years you take it for granted. But curiosity to know more about it gradually grows in you until it becomes irresistible. The day comes when you look at it and begin to realise it is more rare than you ever imagined. You call in the experts. They get excited. What if that old family painting was thought to be by a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci – or even the great master himself? You start researching, communicating with academics and institutions all over the world. The results of your research are nothing short of astounding. What would you do if that painting pointed to one of the greatest heresies of our time? And what if it revealed an incredible secret that the Roman Catholic Church has been desperate at all costs to keep secret for centuries? Da Vinci’s Last Commission by Fiona McLaren is one of the most astonishing detective stories in the history of art. It is also a story of the courage and tenacity of a woman who challenged the international art establishment, orthodox history and the Church in her quest for the truth.
9781780575230 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Mainstream Publishing Also available as an ebook.

FIcTION Redemption
Will Jordan

A major new thriller series featuring Ryan Drake – a British CIA agent on his most dangerous mission yet.
Ryan Drake is a man used to finding people who don’t want to be found. Once an SAS operative, he now works for the CIA as a ‘shepherd’ – an elite investigative team that locates and brings home lost, kidnapped or rogue agents. Dedicated to the point of obsession, Drake will do anything it takes to complete a mission but his latest task – to break into a Siberian prison, locate a prisoner codenamed Maras and bring her back to US soil within 48 hours – is more dangerous than anything he and his team have attempted before. Despite the risks involved, the team is able to rescue Maras and return her to the US unharmed. Drake’s part seems to be over but this is just the beginning. Before he knows it, he’s on the run with Maras as there are those who wanted her to stay in prison for ever. And some would go to any lengths to keep her from revealing what she knows about the US government . . .
9781780890395 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Century Also available as an ebook.

NON-FIcTION The Queen’s confidante
Karen Harper

A fascinating and gripping Tudor-set historical novel from the author of The Queen’s Governess and Shakespeare’s Mistress.
The War of the Roses may be over, but the throne is far from safe . . . London, 1501. Henry VII’s heir is dead . . . Queen Elizabeth fears foul play but there are few she can trust with her suspicions that their son has been murdered. Instead she turns to Varina Westcott, candlemaker and widow. Despite the difference in their stations, Varina shares a bond with her royal mistress. Both women know what it is like to lose a child. Now Elizabeth asks her confidante to do what she cannot and travel into the Welsh countryside and discover all she can about Prince Arthur’s death. Aided by the handsome and ambitious Nicholas Sutton, Varina’s mission will be a difficult one, as both Henry and Elizabeth have enemies determined to bring down the Tudor dynasty.
9780091947330 | $19.95 | Paperback | Ebury Press

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Delicious pizzas
for all occasions!
Pizza
The Australian Women’s Weekly

A wide variety of delicious pizza toppings for all occasions.
All the recipes in this collection can be made using store-bought pizza bases, but if you want to become a pizza-master, we’ve included a recipe for a dazzlingly good pizza base. The pizzas are divided into Classic Pizzas (margherita, napoletana); Pizzettas and Party Pizzas (pancetta, fig and blue cheese); Glam Pizzas (lamb and pomegranate); Kids’ Pizzas (cabanossi and pineapple); and Pizza Express (barbecue chicken). You’ll never order a takeaway pizza again.
9781742452845 | $19.95 | Paperback | ACP Books | Cookery/Wine

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Honest, insightful and inspiring
Brave Heart
Hayley and Brett S. Kirk

Brett Kirk opens up about his life and the challenges and triumphs that made him one of Australia’s most admired AFL players.
‘There have been times throughout my life that have challenged who I am and I have not always held my head high and said: this is me.’ In September 2010 Brett Kirk walked off the MCG, having played his final game of AFL for his beloved Sydney Swans. Many know him as the courageous captain who helped his team win the holiest of grails on the AFL calendar. What many people don’t know is how he came to be such a tireless captain, honest teammate, and admired role model in both life and sport. His next challenge is to help YOU! We all have the power to become who we want to be, but the many choices and challenges we face can be daunting. This inspirational book takes you on a journey through Brett’s life so far, and the lessons he and his wife Hayley have learnt on their path to becoming who they are. Brett opens himself up like never before, sharing his personal stories to guide you through the challenges of working out who you truly are, what drives you, what you love and ultimately who you want to be.
9781742753256 | $24.95 | Trade Paperback | Random House Australia | Autobiography

‘Former Sydney Swans Captain Brett Kirk opens up about his life and uses the lessons he’s learned to inspire readers on their own journey to becoming the best person they can be. Widely respected and admired by people across all sporting codes and in all walks of life, Brett is the real deal. He lives every day by the messages in Brave Heart and it’s this authenticity which makes this book truly special.’
Jeanmarie Morosin – Commissioning Editor

Since retiring from AFL, Brett has taken up the role of AFL commentator for Channel 7. He is also a consultant for Bluestone Edge, who are committed to helping sports people and organisations flourish. After completing a Bachelor of Education in Wagga Wagga, Hayley moved to Sydney and worked at Taronga Zoo as an Education Officer for seven years. In 2004, Hayley’s picture book for children, When’s My Turn? was published by Koala Books. Hayley and Brett live with their five children in Coogee, Sydney.

AWARDS AnD CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: • Bob Skilton Medal – Best & Fairest – 2007, 2005 winner and 2009, 2006, 2004 and 2003 Runner-up • 2010 AFL Players Association Best Captain • 2006 AFL Players Association Most Courageous Player • Co-Captain of the Sydney Swans 2005-2010 • Played 241 Games • Kicked 96 goals

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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
John Boyne

Alice-Miranda Shows the Way
Jacqueline Harvey

A warm, whimsical and imaginative tale of an unusual little boy struggling to be accepted for his differences, by the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
There’s nothing unusual about the Brockets. Boring, respectable and fiercely proud of it, Alistair and Eleanor Brocket turn up their noses at anyone strange or different. But from the moment Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it’s clear he’s anything but normal. To the horror and shame of his parents, Barnaby appears to defy the laws of gravity – and floats. Little Barnaby is a lonely child – after all, it’s hard to make friends when you’re three feet in the air. Desperate to please his parents, he does his best to stop floating, but he just can’t do it. Then, one fateful day, Barnaby’s mother decides enough is enough. She never asked for a weird, abnormal, floating child. She’s sick and tired of the newspapers prying and the neighbours gossiping. Barnaby has to go . . . Betrayed, frightened and alone, Barnaby floats into the path of a very special hot air balloon. And so begins a magical journey around the world; from South America to New York, Canada to Ireland, and even a trip into space, Barnaby meets a cast of truly extraordinary new friends and realises that nothing can make you happier than just being yourself. A funny, inventive and warmhearted story from the internationally bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
9780857531476 | $19.95 | Paperback | Doubleday Childrens Also available as an ebook.

Carnival rides, naughty horses and mysteries abound in the lead-up to Winchesterfield’s village show.
Alice-Miranda has a birthday to celebrate and a carnival to look forward to! One of the highlights of the show each year is the Queen’s Cup horserace. But Aunty Gee’s prize racehorse, Rockstar, is refusing to leave the stables. That is, until Alice-Miranda introduces him to her own naughty pony, Bonaparte. Preparations are coming along well until a series of thefts rock the community. Things quickly go from bad to worse when Alice-Miranda’s beloved Bony is horse-napped. Can AliceMiranda uncover the culprit and get her horse back in time for Rockstar to compete in the race?
9781742751177 | $15.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia Also available as an ebook.

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Dads: A Field Guide
Justin Ractliffe & cathie Glassby

Maximum Ride: Nevermore
James Patterson

What kind of Dad do you have?
Find out with this handy field guide, a celebration of the many and varied types of dad. Recognised as the Universal Authority on Dad Identification, this invaluable book provides an intimate look at dads in their natural environment. Learn how to identify each species by his distinctive dress, dedicated hobbies and surrounding habitat. Surfer Dad, Handy Dad, Holiday Dad – delight in spotting the idiosyncrasies that make up your beloved Dad.
9781742755496 | $19.95 | Hardback | Random House Australia

The final novel in the bestselling Maximum Ride series.
One last chance . . . for Max, Fang, and Dylan . . . before it all ends. Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one will see coming.
9780099544128 | $24.95 | Trade Paperback | Young Arrow Fiction Also available as an ebook.

Justin is currently the Children’s Sales and Marketing Manager at Random House Australia and in that capacity has run many successful and award-winning campaigns. He has two young daughters and got the idea for the book from watching all the different types of dads dropping their kids off at school. Cathie Glassby’s illustrations have emerged from her love of music, pop culture, vintage posters and fashion. Her work has led her to be selected as one of a stable of artists to contribute to iconic Australian brand Mambo, and the Australian artist run collective Art Park. In 2008 Cathie was nominated as one of the world’s most exciting female illustrators by illustration almanac Curvy.

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Mortal combat
Martin chatterton

Blood Storm
Rhiannon Hart

Mort’s experiments with time-travel have landed him and the rest of humanity in serious trouble this time!
When 10,000-year-old Mortimer DeVere and his rag-bag crew of accidental time-travellers find themselves slap-bang in the middle of World War Two, things start looking pretty dicey. And with evil Adolf Hitler on the scene, the situation becomes positively lethal. But when the gang escape Germany they find that, in comparison to where they end up, wartime Berlin is ein walk in the park. As he faces an army of vicious Vikings, demented dinosaurs and nutty nudists, Mort discovers that ripping a great big hole in the fabric of time was probably not one of his better ideas . . .
9781742753164 | $14.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia Also available as an ebook.

The thrilling sequel to Blood Song.
‘ The rain wanted to be ocean; the ice in the mountain caps wanted freedom. I never knew that water held such longing. The clouds above my head rumbled like a growling wolf, impatient to release their burden. I held the rain there a moment longer. I turned to Renata, heard her gasp and knew my eyes glowed blue. I spoke a single word.‘ Rain. In the Second Book of Lharmell, Zeraphina and Rodden must travel across the sea to find the elusive ingredients that will help them to win the coming battle against the Lharmellin – but shadows from Rodden’s dark past may come back to haunt him. And while she learns to harness her new abilities, Zeraphina still fights the hunger that makes her crave the north – not to mention avoiding her mother, who wants to see her wayward daughter married to a prince at all costs.
9781742754789 | $18.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia Also available as an ebook.

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cONFIDENT READER

INDEPENDENT READER

The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge
Marianne Musgrove

Ghost club 2: The Haunted School
Deborah Abela

Two friends. One book of revenge. Zero consequences?
As a soldier’s daughter, Romola’s been to six schools in eight years, always having to make new friends . . . and now enemies. Meanwhile, Sebastian’s mum is about to make the biggest mistake of their lives, unless Sebastian can find his dad in time to stop her. Thrown together by chance, these two 13-year-olds set out to even the score. But once that big old ball of revenge starts rolling down the hill, there’s not an awful lot they can do to stop it . . . or is there?
9781742750866 | $15.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia Also available as an ebook.

Kids tell scary stories all the time . . . but what if this story is REAL?
Angeline and Edgar have to go to their Senior School sleepover, but Angeline is dreading having to talk to the other kids. The night goes wrong when a ghost appears in the old boarding school dormitory where they are camped out. Their classmates are terrified – and Principal Prim is not happy! With the help of Ghost Club, Angeline and Edgar must find out who the ghost is so they can help her – but first they have to convince their school principal that kids can be ghost catchers too, and they have to avoid Travis the bully, who is spying on them – and causing trouble wherever they go.
9781742750835 | $15.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia Also available as an ebook.

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cHILDREN’S PIcTURE BOOK

cHILDREN’S PIcTURE BOOK

Barry
colin Thompson

My Dad Is the Best Playground
Luciana Navarro Powell

Barry came to save the world, but he’s been stuck down the back of the couch.
Barry may be no larger than a can of beans, but his powers are awesome. The trouble is he has been trapped down the back of the sofa for over 50 years unable to do the job he was built for. His creators have gone back to their own planet and without his control the Earth is gradually falling apart. Floods, droughts, wars and reality TV are only a few of the things that are threatening the whole of civilisation. With only a bright red lipstick to help him, can Barry emerge from the darkness and save the world before it is too late?
9781864718843 | $14.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia

An exuberant, lively board book celebrating dad – told from a child’s point of view!
This joyful story celebrates dad as the most fun in the world and the best playground ever! He’s the highest swing and a great climbing wall, he’s a bouncing trampoline and merry as a merrygo-round. And then, when playtime is over, dad is the best for reading and snuggling with before bed. Luciana Navarro-Powell’s spirited text is perfectly paired with her colourful, energetic and very humorous artwork. Dads and their kids will love reading and re-reading this glorious celebration of fathers.
9780307930903 | $12.95 | Paperback | RH USA Kids

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Random House austRalia to welcome

James Bond series
From russIa wIth love Dr no golDFInger the man wIth the golDen gun
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James Bond Backlist
Ian Fleming
From Russia with Love | 9780099576051 | $19.95 | Paperback | Vintage | Fiction Dr No | 9780099576068 | $19.95 | Paperback | Vintage | Fiction Casino Royale | 9780099575979 | $19.95 | Paperback | Vintage | Fiction Moonraker | 9780099576020 | $19.95 | Paperback | Vintage | Fiction On Her Majesty’s Secret Service | 9780099578031 | $19.95 | Paperback | Vintage | Fiction Thunderball | 9780099577997 | $19.95 | Paperback | Vintage | Fiction For Your Eyes Only | 9780099577980 | $19.95 | Paperback | Vintage | Fiction All available as an ebooks.

Ian FlemIng’s

Random House Australia to publish the full James Bond series!
Ian Fleming’s famous Secret Service agent 007 remains one of the most iconic of all literary creations. Random House Australia is excited to welcome Ian Fleming’s books to our list of publications. Welcome home Bond.

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