The Bedside Book of Beasts blends the best writing about lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, hyenas, bears, wolves and other alpha predators and their prey with a wealth of extraordinary illustration. Among the writers included are: as Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, Walter Benjamin, Italo Calvino, Angela Carter, Bru... read more

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Author: John Freeman
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Series:Granta: The Magazine of New Writing

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Edited by critically acclaimed, best-selling author Alice Sebold, the stories in this year's collection serve as a provacative literary "antenna for what is going on in the world" ("Chicago Tribune)." The collection boasts great variety from "famous to first-timers, sifted from major magazines and little reviews, grand and li... read more

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Edited by award-winning poet and essayist Mary Oliver, the latest edition of this "rich and thoughtful collection" ("Publishers Weekly") offers the finest essays "judiciously selected from countless publications" ("Chicago Tribune").

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A brilliant collection of moving, compelling and entertaining eulogies given at funerals all over Australia, some famous and others not so. Read this to remember fondly those passed on, to be inspired and to gain confidence that you too can paint a humorously affectionate portrait of your dearly departed.

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The stories in this anthology speak of the love between Aboriginal peoples and their countries. They are personal accounts that share knowledge, insight and emotion, each speaking of a deep connection to country and of feeling heartsick because of the harm that is being inflicted on country even today, through the logging of ... read more

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"Other Colours" is a collection of immediate relevance and timeless value, ranging from lyrical autobiography to criticism of literature and culture, from humour to political analysis, from delicate evocations of his friendship with his daughter Ruya to provocative discussions of Eastern and Western art. It also covers Pamuk'... read more

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Describing Tolstoy's crisis of depression and estrangement from the world, A Confession is an autobiographical work of exceptional emotional honesty. It describes his search for 'a practical religion not promising future bliss but giving bliss on earth'. Although A Confession led to his ex-communication, it also resulted in a... read more

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"The Antarctic" features an international mix of classic first-person accounts of exploration, literary travelogues and works of cultural history, natural science and fiction about the South Pole. Contributors include British, American, Australian, Scandinavian, Japanese and Russian explorers such as Ernest Shackleton, Apsely... read more

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'Your brother or sister, it might be said, is your other self - your grander, sadder, braver, shrewder, uglier, slenderer self ...Your sibling is your most severe judge and your fiercest defender. You must always rescue them. They always abandon you ...You recognise one another, this is your relief and your ruin. They are you... read more

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Australia's good fortune seems inexhaustible. Is it a product of luck, or of initiative and good governance? Is Australia still the Lucky Country? This edition explores Australia now - the sources of power, influence and fragility. Since settlement, Australia has responded with remarkable agility to changing patterns of globa... read more

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If Australia's population is to almost double by 2050, we face extraordinary challenges - economic, social and environmental. Coping with this growth demands visionary planning and insights from the rich history of immigration. Prosper or Perish investigates ways to find a balance between growth, diversity and sustainability ... read more

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The ocean has been one of the wellsprings of the human imagination for almost as long as we have existed. Its immensity, its mystery and its restlessness speak to something deep within us, something fundamental to our natures. And from this source, great literature has been formed. Here bestselling novelist James Bradley has ... read more

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The Pen and the Stethoscope is a unique collection of fiction and non-fiction by doctor-writers that gives us a fascinating look behind the doctor's mask and gets inside the minds of those who deal with enormous existential issues and traumatic situations on a daily basis. It is through writing that many doctors have plumbed ... read more

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In June 2010, the editors of "The New Yorker "announced to widespread media coverage their selection of "20 Under 40"--the young fiction writers who are, or will be, central to their generation. The magazine published twenty stories by this stellar group of writers over the course of the summer. They are now collected for the... read more

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Author: John Freeman
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Series:Granta: The Magazine of New Writing

From Borges to Garcia Marquez, Vargas Llosa, Marias or Bolano , the Spanish language has given us some of the 20th century's most beloved writers. But as the reach of Spanish culture extends far beyond Spain and Latin America, and the US tilts towards a majority Hispanic population, the time is right to ask who and what is ne... read more

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In The Best Australian Stories 2010 , Cate Kennedy selects the year's most exciting short fiction. Featuring established masters alongside fresh new voices, this diverse collection is a perfect companion for summer and an ideal introduction to Australia's best contemporary fiction writing. Previous contributors include Kate G... read more

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Mavis Gallant is admired and beloved as one of the masters of the modern short story. Selected from early collections and the "New Yorker", where many of the author's stories have appeared over the years, and with an introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri, this title reveals a writer coming into her own.

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