New Non-Fiction

Over twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his home. The hilarious book he wrote about that journey, Notes from a S... read more

The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island (HB)
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Paul Keating, visionary, reformer, true believer, rabble rouser, polymath, and our most intriguing prime minister bares his soul to the country's sharpest political interviewer, Kerry O'Brien...O'Brien and Keating wrestle with history to ... read more

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When Bob Brown gave his home in Liffey to Bush Heritage Australia he had no idea that it would be the start of a movement. Now, a number of beautiful places have become safe havens for Australia’s wild places. In Green Nomads, B... read more

Green Nomads
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Bill Shorten is the man who would be our next prime minister. David Marr is the nation's leading writer of political biography. Marr's Quarterly Essay profiles of Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott i... read more

Faction Man: Bill Shorten's Path To Power: Quarterly Essay Issue 59
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'John Lahr manages to write better about the theatre than anybody in the English language,' says Richard Eyre. Joy Ride, which includes the best of his New Yorker profiles and reviews, makes his expertise and his exh... read more

Joy Ride - Lives of the Theatricals
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An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thi... read more

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal
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Richly textured, combining memoir with literary criticism, in Second Half First Drusilla Modjeska looks back on the experiences of the past thirty years which have shaped her writing, her reading and the way she has lived. From ... read more

Second Half First (HB)
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In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do," James moved his library to his house in Camb... read more

Latest Readings: Clive James
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Born in 1948 into a family of ministers in Kingston, Jamaica, the statuesque and strikingly beautiful Grace Jones lived with her family in Syracuse, NY, before launching a career as a model in New York City. Gaining fame as... read more

I'll Never Write My Memoirs
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Surfing only looks like a sport. To devotees, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a mental and physical study, a passionate way of life. William Finnegan first started surfing as a young boy in California and Hawai... read more

Barbarian Days
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More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of ... read more

More Letters of Note : Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
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In the bestselling tradition of Monuments Men and The Hare with Amber Eyes comes the passionate account of a man reclaiming his family art collection, stolen by the Nazis in World War ... read more

Orpheus Clock: the Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis
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Set in Renaissance France at the magnificent court of the Valois kings, THE RIVAL QUEENS is the history of two remarkable women, a mother and daughter d... read more

The Rival Queens: Catherine De' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite De Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom
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By chance, Greg Sheridan's early life saw him become intimate friends and colleagues with a fascinating list of people who now make up Australia's political leade... read more

When We Were Young (and Foolish): A Memoir of My Misguided Youth with Tony Abbott, Bob Carr and Kevin Rudd
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With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries for France would be tumultuous. Bestselling historian and political commentator Jonathan... read more

The History of Modern France: From The Revolution to the Present Day
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Examining the espionage and intelligence stories in World War II, on a global basis, bringing together the British, American, German, Russian and Japanese histories. In 'The Secret War', Max Hastings exam... read more

Secret War : Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945
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A collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy-including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne, Harold Ramis, Louis CK, Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham. Before becomi... read more

Sick in the Head Conversations About Life
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Rome was first ruled by kings, then became a republic. But in the end, after conquering the world, the Republic collapsed. Rome was drowned in blood. So terrible were the civil wars that the Roman people fi... read more

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar
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The most irreverent and enjoyable book on language since Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Mary Norris has spent more than three decades guarding the New Yorker's grand traditions of grammar and usage. Now she bring... read more

Between You & Me - Confessions of a Comma Queen
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Ever since the First Fleet dropped anchor, Australia's ports have been our opening to the world. They are also the breeding ground for many of Australia's most notorious cr... read more

Waterfront: Graft, Corruption and Violence - Australia's Crime Frontier from 1788 to Now
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