• Age of Anxiety
    Age of Anxiety
    The Age of Anxiety is a great rock novel, but that is one of the less important things about it. The narrator is a brilliant creation - cultured, witty and unreliable. The novel captures the craziness of the music business and displays Pete Townshend's sly sense of humour and sharp ear for dialogue. First conceived as an opera, The Age of Anxiety deals with mythic and operatic themes including a maze, divine madness and long-lost children. Hallucinations and soundscapes haunt this novel, which on one level is an extended meditation on manic genius and the dark art of creativity.

    ISBN: 9781473622951
    Publication date: 29/09/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Townshend, Pete
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Agent Running in the Field
    Agent Running in the Field
    Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more job for him. Nat is to take over The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie.

    Nat is not only a spy, he is a passionate badminton player. His regular Monday evening opponent is half his age- the introspective and solitary Ed. Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency. And it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Prue, Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all. Agent Running in the Field is a chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told to us with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age.

    ISBN: 9780241986547
    Publication date: 14/05/2020
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Le Carre, John
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • 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
  • Alexandrite
    Alexandrite
    The stone's colour-changing property is at the heart of the story and takes the characters on a voyage to discover how past events are intertwined with the present.

    The quest leads from World War One to the present day and from an English village to New Zealand farmland, to discover how past events are intertwined with the present. To unravel the mystery Pamela is forced to confront truths that shatter her beliefs about her family and their place in the world.

    The Alexandrite is a story of class conflict, hidden sins, and deceit.

    ISBN: 9780473483302
    Publication date: 09/08/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Jones, Dione
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • 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
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