Sunday, July 31, 2011

Theodore Boone: The Abduction (John Grisham)

Theodore Boone: The Abduction
John Grisham

Blurb: Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever.

When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone - who knows April better than anyone - has answers.

As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Filled with the page-turning suspense that makes John Grisham a number one international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's trials and triumphs will keep readers guessing until the very end.

ISBN: 9781444714531 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages: 217 (Fiction)


Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Trial of James T. Kirk: Star Trek (Peter David, James W. Fry and Gordon Purcell)

The Trial of James T. Kirk: Star Trek
Peter David, James W. Fry and Gordon Purcell

Blurb: These are the continuing comics adventures of Kirk, Spock, Scotty and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, as the classic Star Trek team warp into thrilling new worlds!

As the Klingons and Nasguls pursue their vendetta against Captain Kirk, a deadly bounty hunter is eyeing the price they've placed on his head. But if the Captain is fortunate enough to survive the encounter, will he survive the attentions of his own Federation, eagerly looking for a scapegoat to preserve universal peace - even if it costs Kirk's life?

Written by acclaimed Star Trek novelist and comics legend Peter David (Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man) with pencillers James W. Fry (Inhumanoids) and Gordon Purcell (New Teen Titans), and featuring rare interviews with Nichelle Nichols (Lt Uhura) and Walter Koenig (Mr Chekov), these never-before-collected tales will take you where no man has gone before - and beyond!

ISBN: 9781845763152 (Paperback)
Year: 2006
Publisher: Titan Books
Pages: 160 (Fiction)


Friday, July 29, 2011

One in a Hundred - The AFL Centenary Diaries of Gavin Brown, Wayne Carey, James Hird, Glen Jakovich and Tony Modra (Various)

One in a Hundred - The AFL Centenary Diaries of Gavin Brown, Wayne Carey, James Hird, Glen Jakovich and Tony Modra

Blurb: For anyone who's missed the hype, 1996 represents one hundred years of Australian Rules football. In this centenary season, five of the AFL's greatest stars give us a complete and personal record of their very different seasons - Collingwood's Gavin Brown, North Melbourne's Wayne Carey, Essendon's James Hird, West Coast's Glen Jakovich and Adelaide's Tony Modra.

Week by week they take us through the football year, from pre-season training to the Grand Final itself. Along the way we see through their eyes the dramas and controversies, triumphs and disasters that made up football's centenary, from club mergers and devastating injury to winning the AFL's greatest individual honour, the Brownlow Medal, and the ultimate achievement of all, captaining a team to premiership victory. Their views and insights - always forthright, fascinating and often very funny - make One in a Hundred reading for anyone interested in how it feels to play AFL at the highest level.

ISBN: 033035860 (Paperback)
Year: 1996
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages: 240 (Non-Fiction)


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stieg & Me (Eva Gabrielsson with Marie-Francoise Colombani)

Stieg & Me
Eva Gabrielsson with Marie-Francoise Colombani

Blurb: There is only one person who can tell the real Stieg Larsson story, and that is his lifelong companion Eva Gabrielsson. This is her book.

The keys to the 'Stieg Larsson phenomenon' all lie with Stieg Larsson, the man, and no one knew him like Eva. Here she tells the story of their 30-year romance, of Stieg's passionate struggle to expose Sweden's neo-Nazis, of his fight to keep the magazine he founded, Expo, alive and his difficult relationships with his immediate family. She talks of the genesis of The Millennium Trilogy, the sources for characters and places in each book, the mystery of the fourth volume, and the saga of Larsson's death and his legacy.

Poignant in its account of two soul mates and the life they shared, this is a story told with candour and dignity. It reflects a deep insight into a man everyone wants to know better, about whom so little is known.

ISBN: 9781742377445 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 227 (Non-Fiction)


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Searching for Schindler (Tom Keneally)

Searching for Schindler
Tom Keneally

Blurb: A memoir of Tom's journey around the world to discover the complete story of Oskar Schindler and those on his now-famous list.

In 1980, Tom Keneally walked into a store in Beverly Hills owned by Polish Jew Leopold Pfefferberg Page to buy a new briefcase. For the next few years, Tom's life was taken over by this charismatic and driven man, known as Poldek, and the story of his saviour, the ambiguous hero Oskar Schindler.

Inspired by Poldek's vision, Tom's 1982 novel, Schindler's Ark, won the Booker Prize and ultimately became the Oscar-award-winning film Schindler's List.

Tom and Poldek travelled across the US, Germany, Israel, Austria and Poland, interviewing survivors and discovering their extraordinary stories. Searching for Schindler is very much Tom's journey; he reflects on his early days as a successful but less than confident writer, and how this book, the film it became and the people he met, changed his and his family's lives forever.

Filled with stories of Poldek, Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and many other fascinating characters, Searching for Schindler gives us a unique insight into the wonderful, warm, thinking, compassionate and very funny man that is Tom Keneally.

ISBN: 9781741666151 (Paperback)
Year: 2007
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages: 304 (Non-Fiction)


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Widow of the South (Robert Hicks)

The Widow of the South
Robert Hicks

Blurb: If God was watching that Indian summer afternoon of 30 November 1864, some say he would have been looking at the continent of America, in the central part of a state called Tennessee, at a little town called Franklin - where a terrible battle was about to begin.

Within a few short hours nearly ten thousand men would be dead, and the lives of many others changed utterly; none more so than that of Carrie McGavock, who would find her home taken over by the Confederate Army and turned into a field hospital. On the field of battle, a seasoned Southern soldier, Zachariah Cashwell, would drop his gun and charge forward into Yankee territory holding only the flag of his company's colours.

In the pain-filled days and weeks that followed, both would find a form of mutual healing that neither thought possible.

In an extraordinary debut novel, based on a true story, Robert Hicks paints an unforgettable portrait of a woman who, through love and loss, found a cause. Known throughout the century as the Widow of the South, Carrie McGavock gave her heart first to a stranger, then to a piece of hallowed ground, becoming in the process a symbol of a nation's soul.

ISBN: 059305590 (Paperback)
Year: 2005
Publisher: Bantam Press
Pages: 432 (Fiction)


Monday, July 25, 2011

Rise of the Wolf: Wereworld (Curtis Jobling)

Rise of the Wolf: Wereworld
Curtis Jobling

Blurb: 'You are the last of the werewolves. Don't fight it, son; embrace it. Conquer it.'

When the air is clear, sixteen-year-old Drew Ferran can pick up the scent of a predator.

When the moon breaks through the clouds, a terrifying fever grips him.

And when a vicious beast invades his home, his flesh tears, his fingers become claws and Drew transforms...

Forced to flee the family he loves, Drew seeks refuge in the most godforsaken parts of Lyssia. But when he is captured by Duke Bergan's men, Drew must prove he is not the enemy.

Can Drew battle the werecreatures determined to destroy him - and master the animal within?

ISBN: 9780141333397 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Puffin Books
Pages: 418 (Fiction)


Sunday, July 24, 2011

La Prisonniere (Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi)

La Prisonniere
Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi

Blurb: Malika Oufkir has been a prisoner for most of her life. Born in 1953, the eldest daughter of the King of Morocco's closest aide, she was adopted by the king to be a companion to his little daughter. Malika grew up at the royal court of Rabat, locked away in a holden cage, among the royal wives and concubines.

But in 1972, her father was arrested and executed after an attempt to assassinate the king. Nineteen-year-old Malika, her mother and her five younger brothers and sisters were thrown into an isolated desert gaol. Innocent of any crime, they were locked away in increasingly barbaric conditions for fifteen endless years.

Like a modern Scheherazade, Malika kept up their spirits by telling them stories every night. Finally, the Oufkir children managed to dig a tunnel with their bare hands and made a daring escape. Recaptured after five days, the ensuing public hue and cry resulted in house arrest rather than a return to prison. But it was only in 1996 that Malika was finally permitted to leave Morocco to begin a new life in France.

ISBN: 9780553813029 (Paperback)
Year: 1999
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages: 397 (Non-Fiction)


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)

Full Dark, No Stars
Stephen King

Blurb: What tips someone over the edge to commit a crime?

For a Nebraska farmer, the turning point comes when his wife threatens to sell off the family homestead.

A cozy mystery writer plots a savage revenge after a brutal encounter with a stranger.

Harry Streeter gets the chance to cure himself from illness - if he agrees to impose misery on an old rival.

And Darcy Anderson discovers a box containing her husband's dark and terrifying secrets - he's not just the man who keeps his nails short and collects coins. And now he's heading home...

ISBN: 9781444712568 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Hodder
Pages: 453 (Fiction)


Friday, July 22, 2011

Step into the World of Ancient Egypt (Robert Frederick)

Step into the World of Ancient Egypt
Robert Frederick

Blurb: Mummies, tombs, treasures, kings and queens - enter the fascinating kingdom of ancient Egypt! Travel back in time to learn about the many bizarre beliefs and the interesting innovations of the ancient Egyptians. Witness their art, crafts and healing practices. This illustrated book takes you on a virtual tour of the great pyramid-tombs and temples, the process of mummification, and daily life in ancient Egypt. From all-important priests and pharaohs to sports and school life, this volume has interesting write-ups as well as informative questions and answers, to unearth the age-old secrets of the Egyptians. So turn the pages of history and bring the past alive like never before!

ISBN: 0755433890 (Hardback)
Year: 2006
Publisher: Robert Frederick
Pages: 44 (Non-Fiction)


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shrek 2: The Movie Storybook (Tom Mason and Dan Danko)

Shrek 2: The Movie Storybook
Tom Mason and Dan Danko

Blurb: Once upon another time...

The fairy tale continues as everyone's favourite ogre faces his greatest challenge of all - the in-laws! Shrek and Princess Fiona return from their honeymoon to find an invitation to visit Princess Fiona's parents, the King and Queen of the kingdom of Far Far Away. With Donkey along for the ride, the happy couple is off on a brand-new adventure where they'll meet a host of other fairy tale characters who will help and hinder them along the way.

ISBN: 0439538491 (Hardback)
Year: 2004
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 50 (Fiction)


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Wizard of Ooze: Goosebumps HorrorLand #17 (R.L. Stine)

The Wizard of Ooze: Goosebumps HorrorLand #17
R.L. Stine

Blurb: Marco is a diehard fan of The Ooze, a comic book villain with the power to sludge his enemies. When when he finds a super-rare edition of one of The Ooze's comics at the Chiller House gift shop, Marco is sure he has found something special for his collection.

Outside of HorrorLand there are a few other people interested in the comic book. The kinds of people you don't want to mess with. Like a muscular monster of a man dressed as The Ooze. But if he's only wearing a costume, why does he leave an oily mess everywhere he goes? And why is he following Marco?

ISBN: 9780545161985 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 142 (Fiction)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

December: Conspiracy 365 (Gabrielle Lord)

December: Conspiracy 365
Gabrielle Lord

Blurb: It's December, the final month the the deadly 365-day countdown. Cal desperately needs to get to Ireland - where he's counting on all the clues falling into place - but with airport security at an all time high, escaping the country seems impossible.

Wil Cal find out what really happened to his dad? Will he reach the Ormond Singularity before the stroke of midnight? Only time will tell... One thing's for sure, people will lose their lives in the fight to the end... and Cal's hoping he won't be one of them...

The clock is ticking. Any second could be his last.

ISBN: 9781741693249 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 239 (Fiction)


Monday, July 18, 2011

10 Short Stories You Must Read in 2010 (Various)

10 Short Stories You Must Read in 2010

Blurb: Savour these more-ish morsels by ten of Australia's best writers.

For Julia, a vintage clothes shop is like an open book...Steve answers to Jeremy when he buys coffee from the Merlo girls...Izzy Berger plans a 'shedding' at the First Presbyterian in Cleveland Street...Liam 'The Masked Avenger' McKenzie saves a Citizen from herself...

Whether you like comedy, thrillers, great storytelling or just something a little different, you'll find plenty to enjoy in this all-new collection.

ISBN: 9781864711592 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Griffen Press
Pages: 285 (Fiction)


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tangled: Book of the Film (Irene Trimble)

Tangled: Book of the Film
Irene Trimble

Blurb: Get ready for a wild ride when charming thief Flynn Rider meets Rapunzel, the isolated princess with long, golden hair. Rapunzel is no damsel i distress, and she soon makes a deal with Flynn that means she can finally explore the outside world.

The book of the film retells the magical story of the latest swashbuckling comedy from Disney, and features eight pages of full colour scenes from the film.

Expect adventure, heart, humour and hair - lots of hair!

ISBN: 9781445414027 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Parragon
Pages: 128 (Fiction)


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Clinton: The Starr Report (Kenneth Starr)

Clinton: The Starr Report
Kenneth Starr

Blurb: The truth behind the lies.

The Starr Report is the uncensored, unexpurgated story of the most sensational political store since Watergate. It is the full account of President Clinton's fall from grace.

Every detail of Clinton's alleged perjury.
Every detail of his obstruction of justice.
Every detail of his witness tampering.
Every detail of his abuse of power.
Every detail of Bill Clinton's sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

Not since the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974 has an American President been so close to impeachment.

This is the report that is changing history.

ISBN: 0752825011 (Paperback)
Year: 1998
Publisher: Orion Books
Pages: 322 (Non-Fiction)


Friday, July 15, 2011

The Nest (Paul Jennings)

The Nest
Paul Jennings

Blurb: I suddenly feel apprehensive as my words turn to smoke and curl up the chimney. Does my story hold the answer? A dingo knows without being aware that it knows. Can a person know something without knowing it?

Robin's life is spiralling out of control. His father's a tyrant, his mother's disappeared and the wrong girl's luring him into her web...

Intolerable images keep flashing through his head. What does Robin really know about his past? Are there clues in his own writing? And what secrets lie within the frozen forest?

Paul Jennings' first novel fro older readers is a stunning and original network of crossing trails which combine to tell the dark, tense and ultimately uplifting story about a boy who dares to stare into the spider holes of his own mind.

ISBN: 9780143008002 (Paperback)
Year: 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages: 248 (Fiction)


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger (Elizabeth Rudnick)

Captain America: The First Avenger
Elizabeth Rudnick

Blurb: All Steve Rogers ever wanted to do was join the U.S. Army and fight for his country. But he was too sick and frail to pass the required physical. His patriotic dreams were shattered... until a secret branch of the military offered him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: Steve would be the test subject in an experiment that would transform him from a weak, unhealthy civilian into a mighty Super-Soldier!

Now known as Captain America, Steve is thrown onto the battlefields of Europe, where he must embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil Red Skull - and his diabolical HYDRA organisation - from destroying the entire world!

ISBN: 9781742830780 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 138 (Fiction)


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Glee - The Beginning (An Original Novel) (Sophia Lowell)

Glee - The Beginning (An Original Novel)

Sophia Lowell

Blurb: All great performances deserve a warm-up!

Enroll early at McKinley High to discover what when on before New Directions was even a glimmer in Mr Schuester's eye. When did Rachel first decide Finn was more than just a jock? When did Puck and Quinn start their secret romance? And how did the fledging Glee Club function without a fearless leader? Hint: It wasn't exactly a perfect melody.

Break out the gold stars and refill the slushies: it's time to find out what happened to all your favourite characters before the show-mance began.

ISBN: 9780755377374 (Paperback)

Year: 2010

Publisher: Headline

Pages: 218 (Fiction)


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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming + James Bond (Ben Macintyre)

For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming + James Bond
Ben Macintyre

Blurb: One morning in February 1952, a journalist called Ian Fleming sat down at his desk and set about creating a fictional secret agent. James Bond was born and would go on to become one of the most successful, enduring and lucrative creations in literature. But Bond's world of glamour and romance, gadgets and cocktails, espionage and villainy wasn't entirely drawn from imagination: Fleming's background and his experiences as an intelligence officer during the Second World War were all formative parts in the creation of the world's most famous spy.

Packed with astonishing detail and written in Macintyre's inimitable style, For Your Eyes Only is the most enlightening biography of Ian Fleming and James Bond, the spy who not only lived twice, but proved to be immortal.

ISBN: 9780747598664 (Paperback)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 236(Non-Fiction)


Monday, July 11, 2011

The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Vol. 2 Bloodlust (L.J. Smith)

The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Vol. 2 Bloodlust
L. J. Smith

Blurb: A new beginning...

When Stefan Salvatore's first love turned him into a vampire, his world - and his soul - were destroyed. Now he and his brother, Damon, must flee their hometown, where they risk being discovered...and killed.

The brothers head to New Orleans, looking for safe haven. But the city is more dangerous than they ever imagined, full of other vampires - and vampire hunters. Will Stefan's eternal life be forever damned?

Based on the popular TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine - and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

ISBN: 9780062003942 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 225 (Fiction)


Sunday, July 10, 2011

The American / A Very Private Gentleman (Martin Booth)

The American (A Very Private Gentleman)
Martin Booth

Blurb: The locals in the Italian village where he lives call him Signor Farfalla - Mr Butterfly. He is a discreet gentleman who spends his time studying rare butterflies.

But Farafalla's real profession is deadly. He considers himself an artisan, not for the butterflies he paints but for the guns he creates for assassins.

Farafalla has resolved to make his next job his last. Then, perhaps, he can settle down comfortably in the Italian village he has grown to love and enjoy the remainder of his life without constantly looking over his shoulder.

But a treacherous circle is closing in on him...

ISBN: 9780553825725 (Paperback)
Year: 2004
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages: 384 (Fiction)


Saturday, July 9, 2011

$#*! my dad says (Justin Halpern)

$#*! my dad says
Justin Halpern

Blurb: After being dumped by his girlfriend, 28-year-old comedy writer Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old father - and began to record the sometimes outrageous, often profound, always funny things his dad said to him. More than a million people now follow Mr Halpern Senior's philosophical gems every day on Twitter, and this book weaves a brilliantly funny, surprisingly touching coming-of-age memoir around the best of his quotes. From the pitfalls of family weddings to confronting burglars naked with a shotgun, what emerges is a chaotic, hilarious, true portrait of a father-and-son relationship from a major new comic voice.

$#*! Justin's dad has said:
- 'Your brother brought his baby over this morning. He told me it could stand. It couldn't stand for sh*t. Just sat there. Big let down.'
- 'The worst thing you can be is a liar...Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then, number two is a liar. Nazi 1, liar 2.'
- 'You know sometimes it's nice having you around. But now ain't one of those times. Now gimme the remote, we're not watching this bullsh*t.'

ISBN: 9781447200819 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Pan Books
Pages: 185 (Non-fiction)


Friday, July 8, 2011

Forsaken: The Demon Trappers (Jana Oliver)

Forsaken: The Demon Trappers
Jana Oliver

Blurb: Riley Blackthorne. Kicking hell's ass one demon at a time...
Riley has always wanted to be a Demon Trapper like her father, and she's already following in his footsteps as one of the best. But it's tough being the only girl in an all-guy world, especially when three of those guys start making her life more complicated:
Simon, the angelic apprentice who has heaven on his side; Beck, the tough trapper who thinks he's God's gift, and Ori, the strikingly sexy stranger who keeps turning up to save her life.
One thing's for sure - if she doesn't keep her wits about her there'll be hell to pay...

ISBN: 9780330519472 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Macmillan
Pages: 423 (Fiction)


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories (Ian Fleming)

Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories
Ian Fleming

Blurb: Bringing together all of the James Bond short stories in one volume for the first time, this is the ultimate celebration of suave and deadly secret agent 007. Whether he is making an unexpected discovery in the Bahamas, hunting down a Cuban hit-man in wild country, smashing an international drugs ring in Rome, on the trail of a murderous secret in the Caribbean, or foiling a surprisingly alluring assassin in Berlin's sniper's alley, dangerous missions and beautiful women come with the job for James Bong. And this agent is always a consummate professional.

-From a View to a Kill
-For Your Eyes Only
-Quantum of Solace
-The Hildebrand Rarity
-The Property of a Lady
-The Living Daylights
-007 in New York

ISBN: 9780141189628 (Paperback)
Year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages: 293 (Fiction)


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Ruins (Scott Smith)

The Ruins
Scott Smith

Blurb: What happens when one simple innocent decision becomes a catastrophic mistake...

Craving an adventure to wake them from their lethargic Mexican holiday before they return home, a group of four friends impulsively set off in search of one of their own who has travelled to the interior to investigate an archaeological dig in the Mayan ruins.

After a long journey into the heart of the jungle, the group come across a trail. A hillside covered in bright red flowers lures them closer. A Mayan horseman approaches behind them. But this is no friendly welcome: he has a gun and orders them away fiercely. In the midst of the confrontation, one of the group steps inadvertently backwards, into the flowering vine. And at that moment their world changes forever...

ISBN: 9780552152709 (Paperback)
Year: 2006
Publisher: Corgi Books
Pages: 524 (Fiction)


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Perfect - Pretty Little Liars #3 (Sara Shepard)

Perfect - Pretty Little Liars # 3
Sara Shepard

Blurb: In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four perfect-looking girls aren't nearly as perfect as they seem.

Aria can't resist her forbidden ex. Hanna is on the verge of losing her BFF. Emily is freaking out over a simple kiss. And Spencer can't keep her hands off anything that belongs to her sister.

Lucky me. I know these pretty little liars better than they know themselves. But it's hard keeping all of their secrets to myself. They better do as I say... or else!

ISBN: 9781907410895 (Paperback)
Year: 2007
Publisher: Atom Books
Pages: 276 (Fiction)


Monday, July 4, 2011

Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)

Up From Slavery
Booker T. Washington

Blurb: Born in Virginian slave hut, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition for his many accomplishments. In simply written yet stirring passages, he tells of his impoverished childhood and youth, the unrelenting struggle for an education, early teaching assignments, his selection in 1881 to head Tuskegee Institute, and more.

A firm believer in the value of education as the best route to advancement, Washington disapproved of civil-rights agitation and in so doing earned the opposition of many black intellectuals. Yet, he is today regarded as a major figure in the struggle for equal rights, one who founded a number of organisations to further the cause and who worked tirelessly to educate and unite African-Americans.

ISBN: 9780486287386 (Paperback)
Year: 1901
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages: 166 (Non-Fiction)


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mum Had a Kingswood: Tales from the life and mind of Rosso (Tim Ross)

Mum Had a Kingswood: Tales from the life and mind of Rosso
Tim Ross

Blurb: 'This book reminds me of a lot of Rosso: funny, smart and delightful to hang out with even when you're sober.' - Judith Lucy

'It's a warped and witty, tunnel-vision glimpse of the world. (Certifiably warped.) Do funny things just happen to funny people? Or is it just because of the heavy drugs, testosterone and bat-induced rabies? Either way, Rosso makes me laugh a lot. We need madmen to keep us semi-sane. Onya, Tim.' - Ray Martin

It's a book. A funny book. A funny book by Tim 'Rosso' Ross.

But what's in this funny book I hear you ask?

Well, it's all manner of stories from the life and mind of Tim Ross. There are warm, fuzzy childhood stories of billycarts and milk bars. There are teenage stories of angst, girls, bad clothes and bad hair. There are student tales of share-house madness and misery. And there are adult tales of living out a rock 'n' roll dream, doing stand-up, being on the telly and entertaining the nation on the radio every day.

In between all these wonderful tales, there are rants and raves, ideas and fantastical stories. Just stuff really. Wonderful stuff from the mind of Tim 'Rosso' Ross. This is his book. It's part memoir, part brain dump. And he's written it just for you.

ISBN: 9781742375076 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 322 (Non-Fiction)


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pandora - New Tales of the Vampires (Anne Rice)

Pandora - New Tales of the Vampires
Anne Rice

Blurb: In a cafe in modern-day Paris, in the aftermath of a fresh kill, the fearless and beautiful Pandora begins to tell her tale of treachery, vengeance and love stretching across two millennia. As a young mortal in Imperial Rome in the time of Caesar Augustus, Pandora was first introduced to the blood-tainted cult of Isis. Later, in exile in Antioch, she was drawn even further into the dark, ancient rites. Now, looking back across the centuries, Pandora decides to return once more to New Orleans, to find the love of her early life, Marius, and to see once again the Vampire Lestat...

ISBN: 9780099271086 (Paperback)
Year: 1998
Publisher: Arrow Books
Pages: 406 (Fiction)


Friday, July 1, 2011

Unbelievable - Pretty Little Liars #4 (Sara Shepard)

Unbelievable - Pretty Little Liars # 4
Sara Shepard

Blurb: Your pretty little liars' charmed lives have turned into living nightmares.

Emily's been shipped off to Iowa to live with her uber-conservative cousins. Aria's boyfriend is behind bars - because of her. Spencer's afraid she was involved in Ali's murder. But Hanna's fate is far worse: she's clinging to life in the hospital because she knew too much.

If these girls don't start listening to me, Hanna's going to look like the lucky one.

ISBN: 9781907410901 (Paperback)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Atom Books
Pages: 280 (Fiction)