When the King and Queen grow tired of their spoiled daughter’s selfishness, they seek help from a local, good witch, who strips the Princess of her outer beauty until she can rediscover her inner beauty.
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The moving and compelling true story of the clipper ship Ticonderoga, struck by plague as it was bringing immigrants to Australia in 1852.
A spiritual alternative to all the business bibles that dominate the market, combining the ancient wisdom of yoga with contemporary business practice in a blend of mindfulness, spirituality and entrepreneurial action.
A book positioned beautifully to engage young people with language so that they see how powerful literature can be created out of everyday life, deeply and sensitively observed.
Professor River Song meet a race known as the Discordia – time-travelling bandits with little regard to the laws of time. Looking like demons, they go around changing history to suit their needs and it seems as though River is the only one who notices. Things only get worse when one of them develops a crush on her.
This is a collection of 11 short stories set on, by, or near the sea, using it as a metaphor for dark and light; showing the reader the ever changing moods of the sea as it comes to represent freshness, renewal, and the search for freedom, as well as loss and danger.
As our lives increasingly depend on the smooth operation of complex systems such as our power and water supplies, communications technology, hospitals and public transport, Meltdown analyses why systems break down and what we can do to prevent it.
An instructive and useful guide for beginners and experienced investors alike to attaining wealth responsibly in the stock market. It dispels the many myths of investing and breaks down investment jargon.
Morris the Mole has a habit of digging haphazardly and unwitting surfacing in all kinds of inopportune settings, causing chaos for the other creatures above ground. Then, one day, it seems as if a barrier has been built to stop him from surfacing. What is he to do?
Peer behind the barbed wire drawn around people deemed threats to Australia’s security during the two world wars. Civilians from enemy nations, even if born in Australia, were subjects of suspicion and locked away in internment camps as prisoners-of-war, some shipped from the other side of the world.
Leira is about to start her initiation as a priestess when her family is forced to flee to Crete just before a huge volcanic eruption destroys their island. There, tough lessons begin to shape her as the young woman she will become.
The lives of five ordinary people living in Melbourne as they ponder how they got to this point in their lives and how they struggle to improve their situation.
The definitive history of the Opium War between Britain and China in the nineteenth century, by an award-winning historian.
Sonam is a young girl, growing up in Taliban-controlled Kabul, Afghanistan, where music is banned. Then one day, she hears an amazing sound and just has to find out what it is. She discovers an old man playing an instrument.
Across 300+ pages and 130 recipes, chef Yotam Ottolenghi attempts to cater to the different definitions of ‘simple cooking’ that people hold, from preparing the day before, to whipping up something quick after work.
A delightful picture book looking at all the wonderful things that a grandfather can do, from playing games to being patient and administering first aid to teddy bears.
An exploration of the British and Russian royal families and their politics from 1894 to the Russian Revolution of 1917, using diary entries, headlines of the day, and letters written by courtiers and extended family.
A very short collection of rhymes and stories for parents and guadians to read to toddlers and other young children.
For one night only, TV and radio science celebrity, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM, is heading to Port Pirie. Dr Karl will spend time with students through the day, then provide a rare public show for the region in the evening.