Love and Hunger is a distillation of everything Charlotte Wood has learned over more than twenty years about cooking and the pleasures of simple food well made. In ... read more

Love and Hunger: Thoughts on the Gift of Food
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Are Australian schools safe? And if they're not, what happens when kids are caught in a bleak collision between ill-equipped school staff and a confected media scandal? In 2016 the Safe Schools program became the cen... read more

Quarterly Essay 67 Moral Panic 101: Equality, Acceptance, and The Safe Schools Scandal QE67
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'I fancy Malcolm (Turnbull) is like the big red bunger. You're lighting up, there's a bit of a fizz, then nothing. Nothing.' An updated, gift edition of the bestselling The Book of Paul, presenting the one and only Mr Paul Keating - at his straig... read more

The Book of Paul: the Wit and Wisdom of Paul Keating
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From the New York Timesbestselling, National Book Award-winning, Booker Prize-longlisted author of Let the Great World Spin and Transatlantic comes a passionate and practical book of advice, as essential for budding writers as Stephen King's On Writing

Letter to a Young Writer: Some practical and philosophical advice
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 Science

This is a landmark in science writing. It resurrects from the vaults of neglect the polymath Jerome Cardano, a Milanese of the sixteenth century. Who is he? A gambler and blasphemer, inventor and chancer, plagued by demons and anxieties, astrologer to kings, empero... read more

The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook
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 Contemporary Thought

Prompted by events in recent years in the UK and the USA, in Latin America, Russia and the Middle East, A. C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to sustain themselves against forces they were designed to manage, and ... read more

Democracy and its Crisis
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'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere...I was trapped in my body, one that ... read more

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
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 Essays

Crossing J.M. Coetzee's range of well-known writerly interests, including Beckett, with essays on Australian writers including Gerald Murnane, Patrick White and Les Murray. The subjects covered range from Daniel Defoe in the early eighteenth century to Coetzee's contemporary Phili... read more

Late Essays: 2006-2017
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 Essays

From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the beauty and joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of th... read more

The Gifts of Reading
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 Essays

Series:Seasons Quartet

I want to show you our world as it is now: the door, the floor, the water tap and the sink, the garden chair close to the wall beneath the kitchen window, the sun, the water, the trees. You will come to see it in your own way, you will experience things for yourself and live a life of your own, ... read more

Autumn
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The slippery online ecosystem is the perfect breeding ground for identities: true, false, and in between. We no longer question the reality of online experiences but the reality of selfhood in the digital age. In the Secret Life: Three True Stories, Andr... read more

The Secret Life: Three True Stories
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 Contemporary Thought

Her classic personal essay carries a message about the value of truth, scrutiny and accountability—a much-needed, pocket-sized antidote to fake news.

Donald Trump, the post-truth world and the instability of Australian politics are all examined in this fresh take on ... read more

On Doubt
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