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 New Non Fiction

The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history by the son of Australia's best-loved storyteller
In 1823, cockney sailor and chancer James Porter was convicted of stealing a stack of beaver furs and transported halfway around the world to Van... read more

The Ship That Never Was
$29.99(AUD) inc GST

Within forty-eight hours in the fall of 2014, buyers in the Sotheby's and Christie's New York auction houses spent $1.7 billion on contemporary art. Non-taxed freeport warehouses around the globe are stacked ... read more

The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Disruptions and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market

A short, brilliant account of the birth of the RAF for the centenary of its foundingThe dizzying pace of technological change in the early 20th century meant that it took only a little over ten years from the first flight by the Wright Brot... read more

The Birth of the RAF, 1918: The World's First Air Force

From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrespressible woman 'Anne Aly's ... influence will be felt for years to come ... It sinks in how significant she may be to public life.' - The Good Weekend In 2016, Anne Aly was the first Australian ... read more

Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra


 New Non Fiction

A gripping and shocking story of a serial killer mother, and the brave daughter who brought her to justice. Dulcie Bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer. Loved everywhere she went, the townsfolk of Wilcannia which she called home in the late 1950s, thought of he... read more

My Mother, A Serial Killer

As the dust settled after World War II, America controlled half the world's manufacturing capacity. By the end of the Cold War it possessed nearly half the planet's military forces, spread across eight hundred bases... read more

In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of Us Global Power

The date is 30th August, 1797. In a large, modern house, in an area that is now Kings Cross but was then London's almost-rural outskirts, a family is gathered. A father, a mother, and their newborn baby. The birth has been easy; the bab... read more

In Search of Mary Shelley: the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

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Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder
$39.99(AUD) inc GST

One morning in October 2013, nineteen-year-old Ayan Juma and her sixteen-year-old sister Leila left their family home in Oslo. Later that day they sent an email to their parents. 'Peace, God's mercy and blessings upon y... read more

Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey Into the Syrian Jihad


 New Non Fiction

On the last day of the Vietnam War, nine-year-old Hung jumped on a leaking prawn trawler on the Saigon River, somehow cheating death to become one of the first Vietnamese boat people to arrive Australia, a land where a young man’s potential is limited only by his imagination – that is unless you’re Hung Le.

The Crappiest Refugee

There's the world wide web - the internet we all know that connects us via news, email, forums, shopping and social media. Then there's the dark web - the ... read more

Darkest Web: Hitmen for Hire, Drugs for Sale. Inside the Dangerous World That Lurks Beneath the Bright, Friendly Light of Your Internet Screen