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Katherine Rundell - Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children - explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its u... read more

Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise
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 Essays, Language & Writing

Sometimes I think it’s possible to live with anything. That we’re wired to survive-survive-survive, to grip onto the gnarliest thread until life is pried from our bones. Other times I think, it’s not possible to live at all. Not at all.
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Blueberries
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On October 13, 2016, it was announced that Bob Dylan had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, recognizing his countless contributions to music and letters over the last fifty years. Some months later, he delivered a lecture that will now be available in book f... read more

The Nobel Lecture
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Virgil gave us the Aeneid, and Ovid the Metamorphoses; Lucretius analysed the material world and Caesar interrogated how we view reality through the lens of reason - but what does Latin offer us today?Often seen as the bulk... read more

Long Live Latin (Viva il Latino): The Pleasures of a Useless Language
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In a timely and incisive follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers sharp commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender b... read more

The Mother of All Questions - Further Feminisms
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This boundary-shifting fusion of thinking, storytelling, and meditation takes as its starting point five axioms:
* 'Give Me a Child Before the Age of 7 and I'll Give You the (Wo)Man' * 'History Repeats Itself...' * 'Those Who Forget the Past a... read more

Axiomatic (Stella shortlist 2019)
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 Essays, Language & Writing

Awards:Long-listed for NIB Waverley Literary Award 2019 (Australia)

How do we take in the beauty of our planet while processing the losses? What trees can survive in the city? Which animals can survive in the wild? How do any of us--humans, animals, trees--find a forest we can call home?
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City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest
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One of Australia's leading commentators on national and international issues, Waleed Aly answers fundamental questions about leadership and what really matters to him.
Waleed Aly is an Australian broadcaster,... read more

Waleed Aly (I Know This to Be True): On Sincerity, Compassion and Integrity
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'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences ... Any writer should read it' Bee Wilson
'Thoughtful, engaging, and lively ... when you've read it, you realise you've changed your attitude to writing (and read... read more

First You Write a Sentence
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 Essays, Language & Writing

From the writer of the classic Letters to a Young Poet, reflections on grief and loss, collected and published here in one volume for the first time.
 
"A great poet's reflections on our greatest mystery."--Billy Co... read more

The Dark Interval - Letters on Loss, Grief, and Transformation
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 Essays, Language & Writing

Reading Level:3 Biography
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Leigh Sales: "An incredible insight into the thinking and writing processes of one of the greatest writers in Australian history." Helen Garner has kept a diary for almost all her life. But until now, those exercise books filled with her thoughts, o... read more

Yellow Notebook: Diaries, 1978-1986 (HB)
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Written by Gabbie Stroud, author of the national bestseller Teacher, Dear Parents is a passionate call to arms for all parents to understand their role as their children's lifelong teachers, showing how they can help their kids' educators and schools ac... read more

Dear Parents: Letters from the Teacher
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