Literature

We Were Not Men

We Were Not Men

We Were Not MenCampbell Mattinson A novel that punches you in the heart: the powerful, unbearably...

We Were Not MenCampbell Mattinson A novel that punches you in the heart: the powerful, unbearably moving and ultimately uplifting story of twin brothers, Jon and Eden, as they grow up and begin to understand what it is to be men, and what it takes to knit a fractured family back together. This is a story about love. Love for nine-year-old twins Jon and Eden Hardacre is simple. Their mum, the creek that they swim in, each other – this is the love that they trust, love as clear and pure as sunl...

$32.95

Johnny James and Other Verses Johnny James and Other Verses

Johnny James and Other Verses

Johnny James: And Other VersesDave Morrell Since moving to a remote cattle station in Western Aus...

Johnny James: And Other VersesDave Morrell Since moving to a remote cattle station in Western Australia's far north-west as a young child, the red dirt of the Kimberley has coloured Dave Morrell's blood and filled his life with adventure. This collection of his bush poetry and memoirs portrays a raw and untold history of his home. Often with humour and sometimes full of emotion, Dave combines his own recollections of life in the outback with stories of white colonisation, Aboriginal displacem...

$70.00

The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost WordsPip Williams In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from...

The Dictionary of Lost WordsPip Williams In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the 'Scriptorium', a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme's place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and un...

$19.95

Son of the Brush

Son of the Brush

Son of the Brush: A memoirTim Olsen Tim Olsen is the son of arguably Australia's greatest living ...

Son of the Brush: A memoirTim Olsen Tim Olsen is the son of arguably Australia's greatest living artist, Dr John Olsen. 'Son of the Brush' is his fascinating, candid memoir of what it was like to grow up in the shadow of artistic genius, with all its wonder, excitement and bitter disappointments.  Tim's childhood was dominated by his father's work, which took the family to Europe and to communities around Australia as John sought inspiration and artistic fellowship. Wine, food, conversation a...

$34.95

Being Black n Chicken, and Chips

Being Black n Chicken, and Chips

Being Black 'n Chicken, and Chips (Teen Edition)Matt Okine A heartbreaking and often hilarious st...

Being Black 'n Chicken, and Chips (Teen Edition)Matt Okine A heartbreaking and often hilarious story about trying to grow up when everything is falling apart from one of Australia's leading comic talents. Themes of grief, loss, identity and the pressure to fit in. Mike Amon just wants to fit in. He wants to be a star athlete. He wants his dad to stop embarrassing him. He wants his first kiss. He also wants his mum to survive. When his mum is diagnosed with advanced cancer, Mike figures if he ...

$19.95

Lucky-Child: The Secret

Lucky-Child: The Secret

Lucky-Child: The SecretDr Chelinay Gates Answering her dying great grandmother's call, Lucy is lu...

Lucky-Child: The SecretDr Chelinay Gates Answering her dying great grandmother's call, Lucy is lured into the dark red heart of Australia's Great Sandy Desert. Indigenous mother tongues, Mangala and Wajarri exquisitely mimic the landscapes and evoke a feeling of timelessness that transports Lucy and the all-female search party into a Dreamtime World where she learns to respect the Lore, Country and herself. "Like the striking of an ancient gong, I heard my name Lucy Lucky-Child" "Impressed by...

$34.00

Two Cultures, One Story

Two Cultures, One Story

Two Cultures, One StoryDr Robert Isaacs with Tanaz Byramji Dr Robert Francis Isaacs AM, OAM, PhD ...

Two Cultures, One StoryDr Robert Isaacs with Tanaz Byramji Dr Robert Francis Isaacs AM, OAM, PhD (Hon) has spent his life bridging the divide between white and black Australia. Taken from his mother as a baby, Robert was raised in institutions not knowing he had a family and not knowing he was Aboriginal. Enduring severe hardship, discipline and abuse at the hands of the Christian Brothers, Robert went out into the world at the age of 16 determined to make a life for himself and a family of h...

$24.95

To My Country To My Country

To My Country

To My CountryBen Lawson, illustrated by Bruce Whatley Ben Lawson was preparing for another Christ...

To My CountryBen Lawson, illustrated by Bruce Whatley Ben Lawson was preparing for another Christmas away from home when the Black Summer bushfires began to burn their way across Australia's eastern coast. As the bushfires continued to rage into the new year on an unprecedented scale, Ben, feeling angry, helpless and broken-hearted as he watched the devastation from across the ocean, sat down and put his feelings into words. 'To My Country' is an ode to the endurance of the Australian spirit ...

$29.95

Pushing Back

Pushing Back

Pushing BackJohn Kinsella "The tall trees nearby called them up and red-tailed black cockatoos ca...

Pushing BackJohn Kinsella "The tall trees nearby called them up and red-tailed black cockatoos carried messages to them that they told no one else about." 'Pushing Back' is John Kinsella's most haunting and timely fiction to date. It is populated with eccentric, compelling characters, drifters, unlikely friendships, the silences of dissolving relationships, haunted dwellings and lonely highways, the ghosts of cleared bushland and the threats of right-wing nationalists and senseless destructio...

$29.95

Western Australia: As Youve Never Seen It

Western Australia: As Youve Never Seen It

"This book is about my adopted home, Western Australia. It's a seriously beautiful place, so I'll...

"This book is about my adopted home, Western Australia. It's a seriously beautiful place, so I'll ask you to forgive me if some of my pictures and verses seem a little irreverent. It's just the way I am." - Jim Ward This book features Jim Ward's quirky artwork and poems about well known places around Western Australia.

$16.50

Stories of Perth

Stories of Perth

Various authors In 2013 Seizure teamed up with Sweatshop to produce an anthology of Sydney writer...

Various authors In 2013 Seizure teamed up with Sweatshop to produce an anthology of Sydney writers that showcased a different side of the city. This time, we’ve headed out west to draw on the best new talent we can find to tell the stories of Perth we wouldn’t expect. From the crisis of meth addiction, the pressure of keeping up appearances and the unexpected presence of peacocks, this is a rich and wide-ranging anthology. Funny, challenging and wide-ranging, these stories and essays come fro...

$19.95

Where the Fruit Falls

Where the Fruit Falls

Karen Wyld Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2021 An ancient ocean roars un...

Karen Wyld Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2021 An ancient ocean roars under the red dirt. Hush. Be still for just a moment. Hear its thunder-ing waves crashing on unseen shores. Spanning four generations, with a focus on the 1960s and 70s, an era of rapid social change and burgeoning Aboriginal rights, 'Where the Fruit Falls' is a re-imagining of the epic Australian novel. Brigid Devlin, a young Aboriginal woman, and her twin daughters navigate a troubled nation of Fi...

$27.95