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Australia’s newest MasterChef and her tantalising desserts!

Love and desire – the Rapunzel fairy tale comes to life

The bestselling Australian author’s stunning memoir

The final book in the heart-stopping FitzOsbornes series

This is a story of right and wrong and how sometimes they look the same
‘I do believe it is a novel that will get people talking, and word of mouth will spread very quickly.’
Beverley Cousins Publisher, Random House Australia

The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman

M.L. Stedman's debut is a mesmerising novel of love and loss and unbearable choices.
1926. Tom Sherbourne is a young lighthouse keeper on a remote island off Western Australia. The only inhabitants of Janus Rock, he and his wife Isabel live a quiet life, cocooned from the rest of the world. Then one April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a crying infant – and the path of the couple’s lives hits an unthinkable crossroads. Only years later do they discover the devastating consequences of the decision they made that day as the baby’s real story unfolds . . .
9781742755700 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Vintage | Quality Fiction Also publishing as an ebook.

M.L. Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans is her first novel.

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T antalising desserts from Australia’s newest MasterChef!

The Sweet Life
Kate Bracks

Irresistible cakes, ice creams and desserts, to weaken even the strongest resolve!
MasterChef Australia 2011 winner Kate Bracks knows about desserts. This mouthwatering array of inspired dessert recipes includes favourites such as Madeira Cake, Warm Chocolate Pots, and Apple Pie, and fresh new ideas, such as Kate’s Chocolate, Date and Hazelnut Torte, Retro Coffee Cakes, and Rose, Raspberry and Pistachio Frozen Nougat. Kate also puts modern twists on old classics, from her Spiced Crème Brûlée, to her irresistible Frozen Tiramisu, or her Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. This is food to weaken even the strongest resolve! The structure of the book is designed to guide the home cook from the ‘basics’ – incorporating basic techniques, such as sauces and syrups; how to make the perfect meringue; make your pastry rather than buy it; how to cook with gelatine – to ‘beyond the basics’ for the more confident cook. And, if you really want to impress, the chapter at the end shows how all the techniques can be put together to wow your friends and family. There’s also a code throughout the book to help you determine which recipes are most suited to your particular cooking desires and ability. Indulge your own sweet tooth with this glorious book of dessert recipes from MasterChef Australia 2011 winner; and don’t forget the golden rule . . . always lick the bowl!
9781864711363 | $49.95 | Hardback | Ebury Illustrated | Cookery/Wine

‘MasterChef Kate Bracks makes it look easy to produce the most mouth-watering desserts. This stunning and easy to follow book will make you rethink how you end a meal!’
Nikki Christer, Publishing Director Random House Australia

Kate Bracks is MasterChef Australia’s 2011 winner. She grew up in Sydney, where she became a primary school teacher. After the birth of her second child, the family moved from the city to Orange, NSW, where she currently lives with her husband, Luke, and their three children, Erin, Liam and Maya. Kate is working towards running her own B&B one day, with exquisite food!

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Desire, obsession, black magic, and the redemptive power of love
‘Kate Forsyth is a wonderfully evocative and imaginative writer whose novels should not be missed.’
Garth Nix

Bitter Greens
Kate Forsyth

An exquisite rendering of the story behind the Rapunzel fairy tale.
Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from court by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. She is comforted by an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by her parents for a handful of bitter greens . . . After Margherita’s father steals a handful of greens – parsley, wintercress and rapunzel – from the walled garden of the courtesan, Selena Leonelli, they give up their daughter to save him from having both hands cut off. Selena is the famous red-haired muse of the artist Tiziano, first painted by him in 1513 and still inspiring him at the time of his death, 61 years later. Called La Strega Bella, Selena is at the centre of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition. Locked away in a tower, growing to womanhood, Margherita sings in the hope someone will hear her. One day, a young man does . . . Three women, three lives, three stories, braided together to create a compelling story of desire, obsession, black magic, and the redemptive power of love.
9781741668452 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Vintage Australia | Quality Fiction Also publishing as an ebook.

Kate Forsyth is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty books, including The Witches of Eileanan and Rhiannon’s Ride series for adults, and The Puzzle Ring, The Gypsy Crown, and The Starthorn Tree for children. She has won or been nominated for numerous awards, including Best First Novel and a CYBIL Award in the US, five Aurealis Awards, and a CBCA Notable Book. Her books have been published in 13 different countries, including Japan, Poland, Spain and Turkey, and Kate is currently undertaking a doctorate in fairy tale retellings at the University of Technology Sydney. Kate is a direct descendant of Charlotte Waring, the author of the first book for children ever published in Australia, A Mother’s Offering to her Children.

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CRIME FICTION

CRIME FICTION

Guilty Wives
James Patterson

Beastly Things
Donna Leon

A luxurious Monte Carlo vacation lands four women in prison for a murder they didn’t commit.
Abbie Elliot gave up her life to follow her diplomat husband to Zurich. Now, she and her three best friends are in desperate need of a weekend getaway and decide it’s the perfect time for a fling in Monte Carlo. They surrender themselves to every temptation: champagne, fine dining, high-stakes gambling, and gorgeous men. But the fun comes to a screeching halt when two bodies are found, and they become the police’s prime suspects. In a dramatic trial, the women’s lives are laid bare. It becomes clear that they have been set up, but one question remains: who is trying to frame them? With delicious twists and death-defying speed, Guilty Wives is a non-stop joyride of excess, friendship, and betrayal as only James Patterson can create.
9781846057908 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Century Also publishing as an ebook.

The new novel from Donna Leon, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Drawing Conclusions.
When a man is found stabbed to death floating in the canal, Commissario Brunetti is convinced he recognises him from somewhere. But with no identification on the body and no reports of people missing from the Venice area, it seems as if he has appeared from nowhere. It doesn’t take long for Brunetti to realise why he remembers the dead man – he saw him at a demonstration a couple of years ago, where farmers were protesting about European milk quotas. But what was his involvement with the protest, and could it have anything to do with his murder? Brunetti and Inspector Vianello set out to try and discover the man’s identity. Their investigation eventually takes them to a slaughterhouse at Preganziol, on the mainland. It is there that Brunetti discovers the dead man’s connection with the slaughterhouse, and the world of blackmail and corruption that surrounds it.
9780434021611 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | William Heinemann Also publishing as an ebook.

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade: the Women’s Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

Donna Leon has lived in Venice for many years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed; including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, Through a Glass, Darkly, Suffer the Little Children, and The Girl of His Dreams.

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AVAILABLE FEBRUARY

QUALITY FICTION

QUALITY FICTION

The Beginner’s Goodbye
Anne Tyler

The Wolf Gift
Anne Rice

An Anne Tyler gem: a story about love, about marriage, about two ordinary people so intertwined they cannot be separated – even by death . . .
When Dorothy came back from the dead, Aaron noticed that some people simply ignored the fact; some seemed to have forgotten she’d died in the first place; and others just walked straight on by. The accident that killed Dorothy – involving an oak tree, a sun porch and some elusive biscuits – leaves Aaron bereft and the house a wreck. As those around him fuss and flap, Aaron ploughs on, busying himself with work. But then Dorothy starts to materialise in the oddest places. At first, she only comes for a short while, leaving Aaron longing for more. Gradually she stays for longer, and as they talk they also bicker . . . As Aaron starts to emerge from his grief, he realises that although life may move on, some things will forever remain the same.
9780701187200 | $29.95 | Trade Paperback | Chatto & Windus

The queen of horror is back . . . and she’s on mesmerising form.
Anne Rice’s legendary Vampire Chronicles immersed us in the mythology, lives and loves of a motley crew of undead; they defined a genre. And now she has another age-old story in her sights, the terrifying werewolf legend . . . The werewolf is the classic monster of horror fiction – dark, gothic, with supernatural depth and power – but here it is reimagined and reinvented with all Anne Rice’s supernatural sympathy and inventiveness, as a romantic being, a potentially tragic figure bestowed with the gift of transformation and transcendence. Only Anne Rice could make us wonder if it’s possible love a man-beast but, in The Wolf Gift’s hero Reuben, we have a brand new hero for a brand new audience. The vampire is dead . . . 2012 is the year of the werewolf.
9780701187453 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Chatto & Windus Also publishing as an ebook.

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A never before published novel from Nobel prize-winning author Patrick White

‘Tender and wise, this wonderful, never-beforepublished novel speaks directly to the child that resides in each of us, and will bring a whole new raft of readers to the work of Patrick White.’
Meredith Curnow, Publisher Vintage/Knopf Random House Australia

The Hanging Garden
Patrick White

A previously unpublished novel from the winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Set in Sydney nearing the end of World War II, The Hanging Garden is the story of children in various states of guardianship – due to the death, injury or inability to cope of their parents – and the relationships the children form. As the War draws to an end, like many other cities and countries, Sydney is populated by children and women who have taken on additional roles in the workplace and home, and sometimes other people’s children too. Many, not only those who have been exported to Australia, feel themselves ‘reffos’ as they are washed up in new households and suburbs. In this environment the bonds formed between children – though they generally start with deep suspicion – are intense and sustaining. The Hanging Garden is a sly, funny, warm and poignant story, as truthful as every word that Patrick White has ever written.
9781742752655 | $29.95 | Hardback | Knopf Australia | Quality Fiction Also publishing as an ebook.

Patrick White was born in England in 1912. He was taken to Australia (where his father owned a sheep farm) when he was six months old, but educated in England, at Cheltenham College and King’s College, Cambridge. He settled in London, where he wrote several unpublished novels, then served in the RAF during the Second World War. He returned after the war to Australia, where he became the most considerable figure in modern Australian literature before being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. His position as a man of letters was controversial, provoked by his unpredictable public statements and his belief that it is eccentric individuals who offer the only hope of salvation. Technically brilliant, he is one modern novelist to whom the oft-abused epithet ‘visionary’ can safely be applied. He died in September 1990.

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QUALITY FICTION

FICTION

The Uninvited Guests
Sadie Jones

Angelmaker
Nick Harkaway

The prize-winning and No. 1 bestselling author Sadie Jones moves to a gorgeous and bewitching historical setting in a blissful new novel which is full of surprises.
Welcome to Sterne, an old manor house, somewhere in the north of England. It is not-quite-home to the Torringtons – the head of the household has been forced to make a dash to Manchester in a last ditch attempt to save the family from financial ruin. It is a May night, unseasonably stormy, 1912: for Emerald Torrington, it is turning out to be a rum sort of twentieth birthday. A supper party has been planned but only a few miles away a horrific train crash on a branch line brings a crowd of mysterious and not altogether savoury survivors to seek shelter at the house. One of these in particular is most definitely not a gentleman and the party does not go as planned. A delightful, surprising and outrageous novel: prepare to revel in the opulence of Edwardian country house life, but above all, expect a spooky and unexpected ride . . .
9780701186722 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Chatto & Windus Also publishing as an ebook.

An adventure story, a war story, and a love story, all wound into one brilliant narrative that runs like clockwork.
From the acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World – a new riveting action spy thriller, blistering gangster noir, and howling absurdist comedy. All Joe Spork wants is a quiet life. He repairs clockwork and lives above his shop in a wet, unknown bit of London. Edie Banister lives quietly and wishes she didn’t. She’s nearly ninety and remembers when she wasn’t. She’s a former superspy and now she’s . . . well . . . old. When Joe fixes one particularly unusual device, his life is suddenly upended. The client is one Edie Banister. And the device? It’s a 1950s doomsday machine. And having triggered it, Joe now faces the wrath of both the government and a diabolical South Asian dictator, Edie’s old arch-nemesis. This is a propulsively entertaining tale about a mobster’s son and a retired secret agent who are forced to team up to save the world.
9780434020959 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | William Heinemann Also publishing as an ebook.

Sadie Jones won the Costa First Novel Award with her debut The Outcast. It was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Small Wars was longlisted for the Orange Prize.

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CRIME FICTION The Steel Spring
Per Wahlöö

A chilling dystopian classic crime story from the grandfather of Scandinavian crime fiction.
Chief Inspector Jensen is a policeman in an unnamed European country where the government has criminalised being drunk, even in private at home, and where the city centres have been demolished to devote more space to gleaming new roads. Recovering in a hospital room abroad after a liver transplant, Jensen receives a note instructing him to return home immediately, but when he reaches the airport he discovers that all flights home have been cancelled and all communication from within his homeland has ceased. One of the last messages sent requested urgent medical help from abroad and when Jensen is piloted across the border it soon becomes clear that an epidemic has ravaged the country.
9780099554752 | $19.95 | Paperback | Vintage Also publishing as an ebook.

FICTION

The Technologists
Matthew Pearl

A heart-stopping thriller set in nineteenth century Boston – a city threatened by a madman determined to unleash the destructive potential of science on an innocent population.
Spring 1868, and the population of Boston is being terrorised by technological attacks: first a magnetic storm causes ships in the harbour to collide in flames, then in another bizarre catastrophe every piece of glass in the financial district spontaneously melts – clocks, windows, eyeglasses. These are man-made disasters. Someone has unleashed the destructive potential of science on an innocent population. The city’s fate relies on four young students of the recently founded Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Marcus Mansfield, a Civil War veteran determined to repay MIT’s founder for taking a chance on him, brash Bob Richards, meticulous Edwin Hoyt and the eccentric but brilliant Ellen Swallow, the first woman at MIT, who experiments secretly in a basement laboratory. Together, they are The Technologists. In a climate of rising hysteria, they must unite against the forces of darkness to uncover the mastermind before he can stage his greatest outrage.
9781846550874 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Harvill Secker Also publishing as an ebook.

CRIME FICTION Murder on the Thirty-First Floor
Per Wahlöö

A chilling dystopian classic crime story from the grandfather of Scandinavian crime fiction.
In an unnamed country, in an unnamed year sometime in the future, Chief Inspector Jensen of the Sixteenth Division is called in after the publishers controlling the entire country’s newspapers and magazines receive a threat to blow up their building, in retaliation for a murder they are accused of committing. The building is evacuated, but the bomb fails to explode and Jensen is given seven days in which to track down the letter writer. Jensen has never had a case he could not solve before, but as his investigation into the identity of the letter writer begins it soon becomes clear that the directors of the publishers have their own secrets, not least the identity of the ‘Special Department’ on the thirty-first floor; the only department not permitted to be evacuated after the bomb threat.
9780099554769 | $19.95 | Paperback | Vintage Also publishing as an ebook.

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QUALITY FICTION

QUALITY FICTION

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce

Silver
Andrew Motion

An incredibly exciting debut from a wonderful new fiction voice: this is the tender, comic, and utterly captivating story of Harold Fry who takes a walk to save a life and whose journey through England to Scotland will prove life-changing for him, the wife he leaves behind, and the people he meets along the way.
Since his retirement, 62-year-old Harold Fry has done nothing but mow the lawn, and infuriate his wife by filling in the easy answers on her Telegraph crossword. Then an unexpected letter arrives from a woman he hasn’t seen in twenty years who’s dying of cancer. Harold realises that sending a reply isn’t good enough. He is going to walk; all the way from Devon to Berwick on Tweed. So long as he keeps walking, his friend Queenie will keep living. It is an impulsive, terrifying, beautiful and irrational act of faith made by a man who has spent most of his life in a chair. Harold Fry’s epic and unplanned journey north will cover over 500 miles of ever-changing English landscape. He will meet some good people, and some not good ones; he will briefly become a national celebrity, and he will almost lose his way altogether. But it is his awakened faith in the power of one human being to help another that is the heart of the book. As he confronts the mistakes and losses of his past, and the tragic secret at the heart of his marriage, Harold’s inner journey will prove as transformative as his physical one. Left behind, Harold’s wife, Maureen, will also go on a journey. And what has begun as a story about two wasted lives becomes a celebration of a man on his two feet, and the power of connecting.
9780857520654 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Doubleday Also publishing as an ebook.

The thrilling follow-up to Treasure Island, as told by one of England’s greatest contemporary writers.
1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies The Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives on the river with a request for Jim from her father – Long John Silver. Aged, but still possessing a strange power, the pirate proposes that Young Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint’s hidden bounty, the ‘beautiful bar’ Silver left behind many years before. With haste, Jim and Natty set off from London in the footsteps of their fathers. But the thrill of the ocean odyssey gives way to terror as they reach their destination, for it seems that Treasure Island is not as uninhabited as it once was . . . Featuring a cast of noble seamen and murderous pirates, Silver is a worthy sequel to one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.
9780224091206 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Jonathan Cape Also publishing as an ebook.

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A memoir that encompasses the political, social and cultural evolution of an Aboriginal Australian Woman

Am I black enough for you?
Anita Heiss

The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia.
I’m Aboriginal. I’m just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but was raised in the suburbs of Sydney and educated at the local Catholic school. She is Aboriginal – however, this does not mean she likes to go barefoot and, please, don’t ask her to camp in the desert. After years of stereotyping Aboriginal Australians as either settlement dwellers or rioters in Redfern, the Australian media have discovered a new crime to charge them with: being too ‘fair-skinned’ to be real Aborigines. Such accusations led to Anita’s involvement in one of the most important and sensational Australian legal decisions of the twenty-first century when she joined others in charging a newspaper columnist with breaching the Racial Discrimination Act. He was found guilty, and the repercussions continue. In this deeply personal memoir, told in her distinctive, wry style, Anita Heiss gives a first-hand account of her experiences as a woman with an Aboriginal mother and Austrian father, and explains the development of her activist consciousness. Read her story and ask: what does it take for someone to be black enough for you? 9781742751924 | $34.95 | Trade Paperback | Bantam Australia | Autobiography Also publishing as an ebook.

Anita Heiss is a writer, poet, activist, social commentator and academic. She is the author of Yirra and her deadly dog, Demon, I’m not racist, but . . . , My Story: the diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937, and a series of chick lit novels including Not Meeting Mr Right and Paris Dreaming. Her work has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Young People’s History Prize and she has won the Deadly award for writing a number of times. She is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but grew up in Matraville, Sydney. Anita describes herself as a concrete Koori with a Westfield dreaming – a city chick whose idea of Survivor is a night in a caravan.

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A very honest and funny take on life for Australian women
What Women Want
Nelly Thomas

Whoaa Nelly how life is changing!
Nelly Thomas has had a mind-boggling array of jobs from highlevel policy and research jobs to dressing as rooster for a fast-food chicken outlet. She’s finally found one she likes as a comedian and social commentator. In What Women Want Nelly gives a very honest and funny take on life for Australian women in the twentyfirst century. Nelly address all the challenges and opportunities, big and small, facing women today. Through hilarious stories from her own life Nelly gives us a refreshing perspective on just how much life has changed for women of her generation, and tries to answer the question; what do women want? ‘The promise of progress – some of it feminist, some of it from other sources – doesn’t seem to have been fulfilled. So many modern women seem to feel under pressure rather than free. Some of us are experiencing all this choice, all these options, as a burden. We’ve all felt that paralysis at the super-market when confronted with 738 varieties of deodorant – what is the difference between the deodorants, is one better than the other, will it harm me, can I afford it, do I even need it? I think that might be a metaphor writ large for an entire generation. We’ve got a lot of options, but how the hell do we choose?’ – Nelly Thomas
9781742754888 | $34.95 | Trade Paperback | Ebury Australia | Humour

‘With all the moxie of an RSL barmaid and the library card of a research fellow, Nelly Thomas has emerged to talk about nothing slighter than the trials of her generation . . . She’s erudite, earthy and entirely unemployable.’
Helen Razor – The Age

Nelly Thomas is one of Australia’s most natural and intelligent performers. Swining fast and boldly between refined social satire and a guilty gorging on junk TV, you’d be hard pressed to find a more engaging, thought-provoking comedy expereince. Nelly sprung into comedy suddenly, winning the Comedy Festival’s Raw Comedy competition in 2003. In eight action packed years since then, she has directed Barry Award winning Maria Bamford, toured nationally and internationally, established her own Melbourne comedy room and toured shows around the world. Nelly has released her first DVD The Talk – a sexual health and ethics DVD for teens and their carers – to popular acclaim. In addition Nelly is a regular guest and co-host on ABC Radio 774 and has had numerous other media appearances on the Comedy Channel, ABC TV and local community radio.

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HEALTH RELATED

MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

The 5 Stages Of Health
Ross Walker

Self Power
Deepak Chopra

In The 5 Stages of Health, respected Cardiologist and media personality Dr Ross Walker takes you through the five stages you need to incorporate into your life to be truly healthy.
How many of us have constant niggles, maybe a chronic complaint, can’t lose weight, feel persistently tired and often stressed? Tick any of these boxes and there is something in The 5 Stages of Health for you. Over the past 20 to 30 years we have seen the emergence of the wellness industry – offering ‘wellness’ in many forms. Wellness centres, health magazines, internet sites and a variety of products promise cures for everything from wrinkles to Alzheimer’s disease and even haemorrhoids. Throughout the world people are spending thousands of hard-earned dollars each day on these products and services, hoping to look younger, feel younger and live longer. But does any of this stuff work or is it just a sham? In The 5 Stages of Health Dr Ross Walker debunks the myths and hype of modern health and gives you the facts you need. You get the truth about what are the real modern killers, what you can really do to slow the ageing process, what vitamins and supplements can make a difference and what you need to be doing to be healthy in each decade of your life. Dr Ross Walker brings over 30 years of medical experience to the must-have health resource for men and women of all ages.
9781742752501 | $34.95 | Trade Paperback | Bantam Australia Also publishing as an ebook.

A major new book about seeking and embracing the power source within us all.
From the man who has inspired millions of people to transform their lives and create their heart’s desire comes his latest book on seeking and embracing the power source within. Deepak Chopra has made clear his conviction that it is within the potential of every human being to live an enriching, self-aware, magnificent life. But to reach that state of empowerment is a difficult task, calling for courage, willpower and – often – guidance. In Self Power, Chopra offers that guidance and encouragement, while inspiring his readers to take their lives into their own capable hands no matter what challenges they may confront – job loss, financial difficulties, relationship issues, health problems or spiritual questions.
9781846042867 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Rider

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GIFT

GIFT

Mothers and Daughters
Joan Sauers

The Little Book of Knitting Wisdoms
Eliza Carpenter and Rachael Herron

A warm, witty and wise gift for mothers and daughters.
Joan Sauers, bestselling author of Ageing Disgracefully and mother of a teenage daughter, gives us her warm, witty and wise take on the whole mother-daughter bond. With more than 300 indispensable tips, gentle advice, pithy observations and poignant moments in an attractive gift format, this book will appeal to women of all ages and stages of life.
9781742755663 | $14.95 | Hardback | Bantam Australia

A perfect Mother’s Day gift book.
‘Man learned long ago that two sticks, rubbed together, can create a spark. It took a little longer to realise that if you attach a string, you can create a whole lot more.’ From practical advice to philosophical insights, The Little Book of Knitting Wisdoms is a collection of knitting truisms that will amuse, comfort and inspire – and have you reaching for those needles! ‘A non-knitter is not ignorant. She is simply uneducated as yet.’
9781742753546 | $12.95 | Paperback | Bantam Australia Original

Born in New York and working in film and television in NY, London and Los Angeles, Sauers has lived in Australia for the last 25 years. She is the author of 12 books including Mothers & Daughters, Ageing Disgracefully, and Sex Lives of Australian Women. She is a consultant and lecturer in screenwriting in Australia, Europe and Morocco, and lives in Sydney with her talented cat, Blossom.

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SELF HELP

COOKERY/WINE

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Mums
Kristine Carlson

The New Atkins New You Cookbook
Colette Heimowitz

The first new Don’t Sweat book in nine years features Kristine Carlson writing about how mums can live with less stress and more happiness.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Mums is filled with advice to help mothers feel better about themselves while they parent, and to provide them with greater confidence as they try to create a nurturing environment in which their families can thrive. Parenting can feel like a big ‘to do’ list at times, and often women feel exhausted and in need of support. Kristine Carlson encourages mums not to worry, and reassures them that they’re not messing things up. Having been there herself, she knows how hard parenting can be and offers compassion and understanding. Topics include: ‘Be a mum, not a friend’; ‘Balance being a woman and a mum’; and ’Be less of a nag’. Carlson’s book will appeal to the countless women who need inspiration as they attempt to be a caring and fully present parent, as well as accomplish all the other things they have to get done in their daily lives.
9781742755526 | $15.95 | Paperback | Bantam Australia Also publishing as an ebook.

A delicious selection of recipes to help you lose weight with the Atkins diet.
The bestselling New Atkins New You introduced a whole new way to do the classic Atkins diet, offering a more flexible, more effective and easier-to-maintain low-carb lifestyle. Now, The New Atkins New You Cookbook provides 200 delicious Atkins-friendly recipes for making Atkins-friendly breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts. Although low-carb, they are not carb free, which means you can indulge in delicious muffins, tasty Paninis and flavoursome pizzas – and still lose weight. The book also fully explains the Atkins diet and offers a clear plan for you to stay on track and reach your target weight. Recipes include Spicy Pecan Pancakes and Cheddar-Dill Scones, Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup and Chicken Teriyaki Burgers, Chocolate Pudding and Cherry Pie, low-carb versions of Muffins and Smoothies. You really can eat tasty food morning, noon and night and still shed pounds.
9780091947521 | $24.95 | Trade Paperback | Vermilion Also publishing as an ebook.

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COOKERY/WINE

AWW Pastries & Puffs
The Australian Women’s Weekly

Irresistible recipes for puffs and little cakes.
A beautiful little hardback book all about puffs, pastries and little cakes. There are irresistible cream puffs, éclairs and mini croquembouche with step-by-step photographs to show you how to make them (they’re much easier than they look). And there are recipes for little tarts, meringues, macaroons, whoopee pies (little cakes gaining in popularity in the UK and US) and some wonderful small cakes and cupcakes.
9781742452531 | $32.95 | Hardback | ACP Books

COOKERY/WINE

AWW At my Mother’s Knee
The Australian Women’s Weekly

COOKERY/WINE

A patchwork of food memories and celebrities’ recipes.
Recollections of some of our best known celebrities as they share the recipes they learned at their mothers’ knee. Launched in time for Mother’s Day 2012, this delightful new book features celebrities in the kitchen with their mums. The book opens with Margaret Fulton, our very first foodie, sharing her mother’s recipe for Dundee cake which has now passed on to the third generation of cooks, her daughter Suzanne Gibbs. Dr Chris, from Bondi Vet, and his mother share their love of a barbecue lunch, Chrissie Swan talks about family meals in the 70s, Tetsuya reminisces about his Japanese childhood and its influence on his food, Lisa Wilkinson shares her favourite no-fuss family meal. Everyone has a moment, a recipe and a memory to share. To make this book even more special, on Mother’s Day, ACP Books will make a donation from the sales of At my Mother’s Knee to Make-A-Wish® Australia – for children with life-threatening illnesses – to symbolise the importance of creating everlasting memories. This book also includes a heartwarming foreword by Robyn Moore, a National Patron for Make-A-Wish® Australia.
9781742451015 | $49.95 | Hardback | ACP Books

The AWW Country Collection
The Australian Women’s Weekly

A gorgeous collection of classic country dishes.
Country food is generous, fresh, usually local and always in season. This wonderful collection of easy and simple dishes brings the country to town. There are recipes for the big breakfast – porridge, scrambled eggs, French toast, then there’s morning tea – slices, biscuits and rock cakes. Lunch might be a salad, a quiche, a hearty soup or a toasted sandwich, afternoon tea features scones, cakes and buns. Then there’s dinner – wonderful roasts, stews, steaks and some comfortingly rich puddings. Preserves are featured too – jams, pickles and chutneys. The lamington drive contains all those cakes, biscuits and slices to make for the local school fete, and campfire classics are great for those camping trips with the family.
9781742452548 | $49.95 | Hardback | ACP Books

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INDEPENDENT READERS

INDEPENDENT READERS

Bindi Behind the Scenes: The Wildlife Games
Bindi Irwin

Bindi Behind The Scenes: An Island Escape
Bindi Irwin

Get behind the scenes of Bindi’s fascinating life!
Bindi is super-excited. She’s been wanting to work out a creative and fun way to raise money for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, and now she’s done it. Welcome to The Wildlife Games, a one day television extravaganza! Four young contestants, each with a big interest in wildlife and conservation, will battle against each other in a game of wits, strength and knowledge.
9781864718393 | $12.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia

Get behind the scenes of Bindi’s fascinating life!
Bindi is going to Borneo to film a feature length documentary on orangutan rehabilitation. When she gets there, she gets to meet the star of the film, Merah, who is the most adorable orangutan ever. But when a tropical storm hits the island, Merah escapes from the rehabilitation centre. He’s a domesticated ape, and everyone’s worried about his chances of survival in the wild. The film crew must track him down first before the poachers find him!
9781864718409 | $12.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia

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The FitzOsbornes at War is the final book in the trilogy that is destined to become a much-loved classic
‘Exquisitely crafted, immaculately researched, by turns devastating and life-affirming, this is a book to savour.’
Zoe Walton Publisher – Children’s and YA Books Random House Australia

The FitzOsbornes at War
Michelle Cooper

Sometimes heart-stopping, sometimes heartbreaking, Sophie’s story will, as always, capture readers’ hearts.
Sophia FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped their remote island home when the Nazis attacked. But now war has come to England and the rest of the world as well – nowhere is safe. Sophie fills her journal with tales of a life in wartime. Stories of blackouts and the Blitz. Dancing in nightclubs with soldiers on leave. And desperately waiting for news of her brother Toby, last seen flying over enemy territory. But even as bombs rain down on London, hope springs up in surprising places, and love blooms. And when the Allies begin to drive their way across Europe, the FitzOsbornes take heart. Maybe, just maybe, there will be a way to liberate Montmaray – to go home again at last.
9781742750323 | $18.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia | Teenage Reader Also publishing as an ebook.

Also in this series:

Michelle Cooper is a speech pathologist specialising in learning disabilities and reluctant readers, so she’s passionate about getting children and teenagers interested in books. Michelle was inspired to write her first novel, The Rage of Sheep, after events such as September 11, when she found that teenagers wanted to engage in discussions about religion and religious intolerance.

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TEENAGE READERS

TEENAGE READERS

Vulpi
Kate Gordon

10 Futures
Michael Pryor

A daughter of evil. A renegade shapeshifter. A defiant friend. Who is the most dangerous?
Cat Connolly is a Thyla now. She’s not sure where her life is heading, but she knows she doesn’t want to go back to the human world. But all is not well among the shapeshifters. The treaty between the Thylas and the Sarcos is causing tension and the malevolent Diemens are still on the hunt. Then into Cat’s life wanders someone who should be an enemy but acts like a friend – and everything changes again. She discovers more about shapeshifters and Diemens, about Tessa, and about her own heart. Vulpi continues the story of Tasmania begun in Thyla. It is the story of how the shapeshifters were created, and a clue to what they might become. It is the story of what happened to Cat, and about the decisions we all must make as we learn how to be.
9781742752365 | $17.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia

Two young people. Ten possible futures. Can their friendship endure?
Sam and Tara. Best friends in a future when artificial intelligence organises our lives, and mini pets are the latest craze. Best friends when rationing means cold showers and no internet. Best friends when genetic matching makes asking a girl on a date a minefield of epic proportions. But will they still be best friends in a future when plague wipes out most of humanity? Or a future when the Inquisitor asks Sam to choose one betrayal over another? Michael Pryor, one of Australia’s best authors of speculative fiction, imagines what our next 100 years might be like. Utopia or dystopia? Miracle or catastrophe? Whatever might happen, it’s just around the corner. Which future will be yours?
9781742753768 | $18.95 | Paperback | Woolshed Press

Comprehensive teaching support kit available.

CHILD PICTURE

The Day Louis Got Eaten
John Fardell

Another gem from the award-winning creator of Manfred the Baddie and Jeremiah Jellyfish Flies High!
When Louis gets eaten up by a Gulper, his big sister Sarah knows she has to act fast, and sets off in hot pursuit. But rescuing a boy from a Gulper’s tummy isn’t so simple – especially when other strange and scary creatures are looking for their dinner too. . .
9781849393874 | $14.95 | Paperback | Andersen Press

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