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Gifts & Humour

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Could it be that noted author Mark Kurlansky has written a very short, terrifically witty, deeply thought-provoking book entirely in the form of questions? A book that draws on philosophy, religion, literature, policy - indeed, all of civilization - to ask what may well be the twenty most important que... read more

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Remember New York for ever with this exquisite cut-paper souvenir. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, this stunning memento features twelve of New York's most famous sites: the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, the Flat Iron Building, Macy's, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Times Square, Radio City Music H... read more

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'My tendency to make up stories and lie compulsively for the sake of my own amusement takes up a good portion of my day and provides me with a peace of mind not easily attainable in this economic climate.' - Chelsea Handler, from Chapter 10 of Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang It's no lie: Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out 'dumbassn... read more

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Drawing on the wisdom of an eclectic range of thinkers and writers, on medieval calendars and manorial records and, as ever, on Tom's own honestly recounted and frequently imperfect attempts to travel the road to self-sufficiency, Brave Old World is designed to give us all hope. Why, he asks, shouldn't we return to the ideals... read more

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A collection of poems, some of which are about realising we are not as young as we thought, while some are about the more disconcerting problems of modern life; mobile telephones on trains, anti-social behaviour, traffic jams and the internet.

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Mooch the cat desperately wants to get his friend Earl the dog a gift for the holidays, but Earl already has everything. "What do you give a guy who has everything?! What? What?" Mooch wonders. Then it dawns on him--nothing! Since its publication in 2005, this heartwarming story has become an instant classic, with adults buyi... read more

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The book is basically a directory for different shops, sorted into categories, but each has a little discription of the type of things the shop sells and any interesting history of extra facts about the place or the owners. Australian author.

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Author: Shaun Tan
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 Gifts & Humour

Awards:Winner of Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Children's Book 2008 and Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Best Illustrated Book or Graphic Novel 2008. Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize 2009 and Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2009 and Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2009 and ABIA Australian Illustrated Book of the Year 2009.

Do you remember the water buffalo at the end of our street? Or the deep-sea diver we found near the underpass? Do you know why dogs bark in the middle of the night? Shaun Tan, creator of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, reveals the quiet mysteries of everyday life: homemade pets, dangerous weddings, stranded sea ... read more

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Questions to Ask a Breeder: 1. What kind of job is this, growing dogs? 2. Are these dogs nice? I mean of course they are. But if not, is this refundable? 3. Is this a stable business? Do you make a decent living? 4. Does the insurance kill you or is it okay? 5. Dogs are animals ? does this mean you qualify for some kind of Fe... read more

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501 jokes by Aussies for Aussie children. Includes Australiana jokes as well as jokes about all types of things.

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Packed full of indoor and outdoor activities that will captivate both kids and dads alike. Includes how to: Plan and take a road trip adventure; Make the best burgers ever; Make a glow in the dark T-shirt; Hold a scavenger hunt; Make eyeballs and werewolves’ claws; Make paper fi reworks; Hold a blindfolded food-tasting ... read more

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From A to Z an astoundingly beautiful and creative novelty book. The alphabet has never been so beautiful.

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Those endless afternoons where you struggled to remember the third person singular present indicative may be long gone, but if you still have the vaguest memory, your mastery of Latin will spring back to life. Harry Mount uncorks its magic using authors such as Kingsley Amis, John Cleese and Evelyn Waugh.

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For too long DIY books have suffered the neglect of the literary Establishment. Finally, here in one volume, are the essential DIY tips of the world's greatest writers. Dostoyevsky tells of a young man employed by an elderly lady to retile her bathroom; Caesar puts up a shelf for his rebellious tribe of adolescenti; the exist... read more

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Femme Fatale, the Female Criminal highlights the way in which society has interpreted and contained the criminality of women. Generously illustrated with over 60 full-colour and black and white images, this publication illustrates how dangerous women both entice and appall us.

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