• Agent Sonya Lover Mother Soldier Spy
    Agent Sonya Lover Mother Soldier Spy
    In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usual bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity.

    However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb.

    Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race.

    In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important female spy in history.

    ISBN: 9780241408513
    Publication date: 15/09/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Macintyre, Ben
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Alchemist
    Alchemist
    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world, and this tenth anniversary edition, with a new introduction from the author, will only increase that following. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

    ISBN: 9780061233845
    Publication date: 01/09/2006
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Coelho, Paulo
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Alchemy and Rose
    Alchemy and Rose
    A beautiful and sweeping historical novel that takes the reader from the west coast of New Zealand, to Scotland and Melbourne in the 1870s

    1866. Will Stewart is one of many who have left their old lives behind to seek their fortunes in New Zealand's last great gold rush. The conditions are hostile and the outlook bleak, but he must push on in his uncertain search for the elusive buried treasure.

    Rose is about to arrive on the shores of South Island when a storm hits and her ship is wrecked. Just when all seems lost she is snatched from the jaws of death by Will, who risks his life to save her. Drawn together by circumstance, they stay together by choice and for a while it seems that their stars have finally aligned.

    But after a terrible misunderstanding they are cruelly separated, and their new-found happiness is shattered. As Will chases Rose across oceans and continents, he must come to terms with the possibility that he might never see her again. And if he does, he will have to face the man who took her . . .

    ISBN: 9781529384994
    Publication date: 26/01/2021
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Maine, Sarah
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Alexander's Legacy
    Alexander's Legacy
    'I foresee great struggles at my funeral games.'

    Babylon, 323 BC: Alexander the Great is dead, leaving behind him the largest, and most fearsome, empire the world has ever seen. As his final breaths fade in a room of seven bodyguards, Alexander refuses to name a successor. But without a natural heir, who will take the reins?

    As the news of the king's sudden and unexpected death ripples across the land, leaving all in disbelief, the ruthless battle for the throne begins. What follows is a devious, tangled web of scheming and plotting, with alliances quickly made and easily broken, each rival with their own agenda.

    But who will emerge victorious: the half-chosen; the one-eyed; the wildcat; the general; the bastard; the regent? In the end, only one man, or indeed woman, will be left standing...

    ISBN: 9781786497970
    Publication date: 02/01/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Fabbri, Robert
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Ali Cross
    Ali Cross
    James Patterson's blockbuster Alex Cross series has sold over 100 million copies, and now he's bringing those thrills to a new generation! Alex's son Ali is eager to follow in his father's footsteps as a detective, but when his best friend goes missing, what price will he have to pay to solve the mystery?

    LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

    Alex Cross
    The brilliant DC detective who never gives up on a case.

    Ali Cross
    The tenacious kid who's determined to follow in his father's footsteps.

    The case that finally gives him a chance
    Ali knows Gabe Qualls better than anyone, so when his friend goes missing, Ali jumps right into action. Being Alex Cross's son has taught him the skills he needs to solve the mystery- intelligence, persistence, and logic. One thing he didn't inherit? Patience.

    Because Ali knows that with every day that passes without the police finding Gabe, the less likely it is that he'll ever be found. And being Alex Cross's son, he refuses to accept those odds.

    ISBN: 9781529119749
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Patterson, James
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • All Our Shimmering Skies
    All Our Shimmering Skies
    The bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton returns with All Our Shimmering Skies - a glorious novel destined to become another Australian classic. Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag, she carries a stone heart, alongside a map to lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who she believes put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. The treasure lies before them, but close behind them trails the dark. And above them, always, are the shimmering skies.

    A story about gifts that fall from the sky, curses we dig from the earth and the secrets we bury inside ourselves, All Our Shimmering Skies is an odyssey of true love and grave danger, of darkness and light, of bones and blue skies. It is a love letter to Australia and an ode to the art of looking up - a buoyant, beautiful and magical novel, abrim with warmth, wit and wonder.

    'All Our Shimmering Skies is the follow-up to Boy Swallows Universe we could have never imagined, but the one Dalton was destined to gift us. It's a story of heroes and villains, foxes and water buffalo, fighter planes and birds of prey, real magic and real love, epitaphs and aphorisms, lost treasure and lost life. It's a love letter to the nation. It's your favourite childhood adventure story dictated by Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and William Shakespeare, with a score by Franz Liszt. It's dead serious. It's completely ridiculous. It's all of these things and more.' Booktopia

    ISBN: 9781460753903
    Publication date: 16/06/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Dalton, Trent
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • All That's Dead
    All That's Dead
    There's a darkness in the heart of Scotland...

    The stunning new Logan McRae thriller from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride.

    Scream all you want, no one can hear...

    Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case. But the Powers That Be have other ideas...

    The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There's a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism. And it's all playing out in the merciless glare of the media.

    Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they're making it in blood. If Logan can't stop them, it won't just be his career that dies.

    ISBN: 9780008208295
    Publication date: 23/01/2020
    Price: $22.99
    Author: MacBride, Stuart
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • All the Way to Summer Stories of Love and Longing
    All the Way to Summer Stories of Love and Longing
    A powerful collection of stories exploring love and longing from the award-winning author of This Mortal Boy.

    Fiona Kidman's early stories about New Zealand women's experiences scandalised readers with their vivid depictions of the heartbreaks and joys of desire, illicit liaisons and unconventional love. Her writing made her a feminist icon in the early 1980s, and she has since continued to tell the realities of women's lives, her books resonating with many readers over the years and across the world.

    To mark her 80th birthday, this volume brings together a variety of her previously published stories as well as several that are new or previously uncollected; all moving, insightful and written with love. The final stories trace her own history of love, a memoir of significant people from childhood and beyond.

    ISBN: 9780143773658
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Kidman, Fiona
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • All this by Chance
    All this by Chance
    If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present.

    Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, with no memory of the Jewish family who sent their little girl to safety. When the couple emigrate, the peace they seek in New Zealand cannot overcome the past they have left behind.

    Following the lives of Eva, her daughter Lisa and her granddaughter Esther, All This by Chance is a moving multigenerational family saga about the legacy of the Holocaust and the burden of secrets never shared, by one of New Zealand's finest writers.

    ISBN: 9781776561797
    Publication date: 08/03/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: O'Sullivan, Vincent
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Alls Happy That Ends Happy
    Alls Happy That Ends Happy
    It is spring and Dani is going to Rome for her father’s wedding. But Ella is not invited; Dad said no. What will Ella think when she learns she hasn’t been invited to her best friend’s dad’s wedding?

    This is the final book about Dani and Ella’s friendship. The road between them has become longer and longer. They almost never meet. Will their friendship survive the distance?

    ISBN: 9781776572939
    Publication date: 01/08/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Lagercrantz, Rose
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Altered Carbon
    Altered Carbon
    Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.



    But some things never change. So when ex-envoy, now-convict Takeshi Kovacs has his consciousness and skills downloaded into the body of a nicotine-addicted ex-thug and presented with a catch-22 offer, he really shouldn't be surprised. Contracted by a billionaire to discover who murdered his last body, Kovacs is drawn into a terrifying conspiracy that stretches across known space and to the very top of society.



    For a first-time SF writer to be so surely in command of narrative and technology, so brilliant at world-building, so able to write such readable and enjoyable SF adventure, is simply extraordinary.

    ISBN: 9780575081246
    Publication date: 04/09/2008
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Morgan, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Alternate Side
    Alternate Side
    For fans of Elizabeth Strout and Anne Tyler comes a brilliantly provocative novel from the Richard and Judy Book Club and Number One bestselling author Anna Quindlen.

    'Mesmerizing. Quindlen makes her characters so richly alive, so believable, that it's impossible not to feel every doubt and dream they harbour . . . Overwhelmingly moving' New York Times

    Anna Quindlen follows her highly-praised novel Miller's Valley - `reads like a companion to Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge', Elisabeth Egan - with a captivating novel about money, class and self-discovery set in the heart of New York where the tensions in a tight-knit neighbourhood - and a seemingly happy marriage - are exposed by an unexpected act of violence.

    There are days when Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life - except when there's a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? Nora has never stopped loving New York, and their street has become a safe harbour, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. The residents watch one another's children grow up. They trade gossip and gripes, and they manoeuvre for the ultimate status symbol: a spot in the block's small parking lot.

    Then, into their secure, privileged midst comes an unexpected act of violence and their enviable neighbourhood turns into a potent symbol of a divided city.

    This is a novel of domesticity, of the jarring cacophony of city life and of daily routine and conversation and expectation being suddenly, awkwardly disrupted. It is about the change of dynamics wrought within a family when children leave home and the fading of love within an outwardly settled marriage.

    Utterly absorbing and impeccably observed, Alternate Side explores, too, what it means to be a mother, a wife and a woman at a moment of reckoning.

    `Qualities and shades of love are this writer's strong suit, and she has the unusual talent for writing about them with so much truth and heart that one is carried away on a tidal wave of involvement and concern' Elizabeth Jane Howard

    'I'm a big fan of US author Anna Quindlen's sharp writing. Her latest novel, Alternate Side, is a clear-eyed look at a long marriage, written with wit and warmth' Good Housekeeping

    'A book about being a mother, a wife and a woman at a moment of reckoning, this is an acutely observed story' Stylist Books

    `Middle age proves treacherous ground in this smart comedy of manners... Insightful, acerbic and pleasingly tinged with melancholy' Mail on Sunday

    ISBN: 9781471174438
    Publication date: 08/08/2019
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Quindlen, Anna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
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