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Croak

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A Book of Fun for Frog Lovers

Due for release in ANZ 2nd June 2021 and in UK, US, CAN 15th June 2021. Pre-order your copy now!
Croak is a collection of delightful quotes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the underappreciated beauty of frogs. Many of the stunning, colourful images were taken by author Phil Bishop on his travels around the world. They showcase frogs in their natural habitats, paired with quotes from famous faces such as Cameron Diaz and John Steinbeck. Simultaneously amusing and illuminating, this perfect coffee table book is a celebration of one of the most varied and vibrant species on earth.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820812 | Hardback | 225 x 203mm / 8.75 x 8in | 160 Pages | Full Colour

Getting Closer

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Rediscovering nature through bird photography

With Getting Closer to guide you, and a camera in hand, learn how to connect with nature by using a photographer’s eye.

Getting Closer is an illustrated discussion of photography as a way of achieving greater intimacy with the natural world. With a focus on birds, the book is directed primarily at photographers but also at birders, and people interested in the outdoors. The author offers a simple, practical path for readers to begin to ‘rewild’ themselves, introducing hands-on techniques that will enable readers to both deeply connect with their environment and become proficient wildlife photographers.

Specifications: 9781925820638 | Hardback | 254 x 254mm / 10 x 10in | 144 pages | Full colour

Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife

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The Art of Daryl Dickson

Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife is a celebration of Daryl Dickson’s beautiful work. From black-winged stilts to brushtail possums, see the variety and color of Australian wildlife contained in one wonderful book. Dickson’s passion for the conservation of wildlife and wild places has informed and inspired her work. She highlights the natural beauty of species that deserve to be saved in what is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the natural world.

The work of artists crosses borders, boundaries and language barriers. Painting wildlife does not need language to explain the essence of the beauty, landscape or movement of a creature. Witness the ancient tropical forests and majestic landscapes of northern Queensland, Australia — home to some of the world’s rarest and most fascinating species. View a lifetime of artworks, showcased in this large-format, beautifully designed book that is an essential addition to coffee tables everywhere.

Australian Women’s Weekly Christmas Issue
“Art and conservation merge in this stunning tome.”

Specifications: 9781925820607 | Cased and Jacket | 254 x 254mm / 10 x 10in | 144 pages | full colour

Fearless Footsteps

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True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure

Travelling the world is an exhilarating, eye-opening, life-affirming experience. But it can also be scary to even think about. There are language barriers, borders to cross, planes to fly in, and of course, the mystery of an unknown land. It can be difficult to take the chance, even when you’re yearning for adventure.

This inspirational collection of true travel stories proves that the best journeys are to be had when you feel the fear but go anyway. From a nervous flier anxiously taking to the skies for the first time to a female traveller braving the Middle East, from a death-defying hike on an Indonesian volcano to the anxious freedom of finding yourself alone on the other side of the world, these stories are certain to send you looking for your passport.

Created by the popular travel writing website, Intrepid Times, as part of an international writing competition that saw entries pouring in from across the globe, Fearless Footsteps is travel writing at both its most exhilarating and its most introspective. Covering every continent from Africa to Antarctica, these carefully selected stories get to the heart of what it means to be a traveller and see the world with courage, open-mindedness, and relentless curiosity.

Specifications: 9781925820577 | Paperback | 210 x 135mm / 8.25 x 5.25in | 240 Pages

Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife (Limited Collector’s Edition)

The Art of Daryl Dickson

One for the collectors, this exquisite leatherette edition is limted to 100 copies only. Each book is numbered and signed by Daryl with its own unique artist mark so no two copies are the same, making this edition as rare as some of the species featured in its pages.

Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife is a celebration of Daryl Dickson’s beautiful work and passion for conservation. The stunning animals around Dickson have informed her work for over 40 years. Witness the ancient tropical forests and majestic landscapes of Queensland, Australia — home to some of the world’s rarest and most fascinating species. View a lifetime of artworks, showcased in this beautiful, large-format book that is an essential addition for art and book collectors alike.

Australian Women’s Weekly Christmas Issue
“Art and conservation merge in this stunning tome.”

Specifications: 9781925820614 | Leatherette | 254 x 254mm | 144 Pages | Full Colour | FSC Certified

Timeless Wisdom Bundle

USD $89.99 Tax Included

True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience
This Bundle Includes All Four Timeless Wisdom Books
plus The Wisdom Years as a Free Bonus!

 

Human Kindness

Kindness comes in many forms and affects all of us. As Mark Twain said, ‘Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.’ And while a kind gesture can often simply make someone feel better about their day, sometimes — as the twenty-five true stories collected here show — it can save a life.

Struggle and Success

We must all start somewhere. In this collection of real-life stories, 25 people take readers on an inspiring journey through the struggles they have overcome in pursuit of success. From small personal triumphs, to large career goals or lifetime achievements, each success, big or small, offers an insight into the inner workings of lives from around the globe, highlighting one of humankind’s greatest traits — resilience.

Fear and Courage

We have all felt fear, whether it’s our racing heart as we make a speech or the profound awareness of our own mortality as we await medical results. Of course, the flip-side of fear is courage, as Nelson Mandela famously said, ‘I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.’

Love and Loss

Time gives us the wisdom to realize a mother’s sacrifice, a father’s love, a friend’s loyalty, or a grandparent’s kindness, as loss and love turn to memory. These 25 true stories of loss and love from around the world are inspiring and heartbreaking reminders of what is most important: life, love, memory, beauty. Loved ones are honoured in this gripping compilation, interspersed with quotes by diverse people like Beethoven, Abraham Lincoln and Dr Seuss for a book to connect with time and again.

Bonus: The Wisdom Years Unleashing your potential in later life (RRP: $17.99USD)

We are now experiencing one of the most significant revolutions in human life: the dramatic rise in life expectancy. The Wisdom Years is a practical, thought-provoking and life-changing read that reveals how we can re-frame our mindset so that we live life based on our ‘functional age’ rather than our ‘chronological age’. The result is a book that carries a unique and inspiring message: life after retirement is to be enjoyed as a new, exciting and uplifting journey of personal evolution.

 

Love and Loss

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True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience

Time gives us the wisdom to realize a mother’s sacrifice, a father’s love, a friend’s loyalty, or a grandparent’s kindness, as loss and love turn to memory. These 25 true stories of loss and love from around the world are inspiring and heartbreaking reminders of what is most important: life, love, memory, beauty. Loved ones are honoured in this gripping compilation, interspersed with quotes by diverse people like Beethoven, Abraham Lincoln and Dr Seuss for a book to connect with time and again.

The fourth and final book in a diverse series of true stories collected from around the world.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820072 | Hardback | 227 x 170 mm / 9 x 6.75 inches | 240 Pages

 

Timeless Wisdom

The ‘Timeless Wisdom’ series showcases a diverse range of true stories collected from around the world, all contributed by mature writers as part of an international competition. Interspersed between the stories are memorable quotes touching on each book’s theme. The resulting books are inspiring, surprising and profoundly enriching.

Struggle and Success

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True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience

We must all start somewhere. In this collection of real-life stories, 25 people take readers on an inspiring journey through the struggles they have overcome in pursuit of success. From small personal triumphs, to large career goals or lifetime achievements, each success, big or small, offers an insight into the inner workings of lives from around the globe, highlighting one of humankind’s greatest traits — resilience.

The third book in a diverse series of true stories collected from around the world.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820089| Hardback | 227 x 170 mm / 9 x 6.75 inches | 240 Pages

Timeless Wisdom

The ‘Timeless Wisdom’ series showcases a diverse range of true stories collected from around the world, all contributed by mature writers as part of an international competition. Interspersed between the stories are memorable quotes touching on each book’s theme. The resulting books are inspiring, surprising and profoundly enriching.

Gardener’s Quiz and Puzzle Book

100 Brainteasers for Gardeners Who Know Their Onions

Test your botanical knowledge with over 100 puzzles and quizzes cultivated by garden expert Simon Arkeroyd and quiz-master Dr Gareth Moore. Show off by solving challenging anagrams of Latin species names and challenge yourself with stimulating activities aimed at improving your horticultural and botanical knowledge. Breathtaking botanical illustrations throughout and a wide range of quizzes and puzzles will ensnare and delight any gardener who thinks they know their onions

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820423| Paperback | 230 x 170mm | 224 Pages | Colour

Oink

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A Book of Fun for Pig Lovers

“Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals” – Winston Churchill

Discover the delightful characteristics that make pigs so endearing. For pigs are smart, clean, and incredibly communicative, social animals.

Oink is celebration of these wonderful creatures and the perfect gift for anyone who has ever fallen under a pig’s spell! Featuring memorable quotes from people such as Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, John Howard, Shelley Duvall, George Clooney and A.A. Milne, each accompanied by a beautiful photograph, this is a book that’s guaranteed to make you smile.

As seen in the 2019 Good Reading Magazine Christmas Gift Guide!

“The perfect a celebration of these wonderful creatures”

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820102 | Hardback | 225 x 203 mm / 8.75 x 8 inches | 160 Pages | Colour

Meow (3rd Edition)

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A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers

Now pouncing back into hardback, gorgeous photography and memorable quotes create the ultimate gift book for cat lovers.

No cat lover can imagine life without a feline presence. Meow: A book of happiness for cat lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of this fascination. Some are by famous people (Mark Twain, Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway) and others are philosophical, or light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful and heart-warming photography, and now reissued in a high-quality hardback gift format, this is a collection to truly treasure.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820225 | Hardback | 234 x 151 mm / 9.21 x 5.94 inches | 320 Pages

Fear and Courage

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True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience

We have all felt fear, whether it’s our racing heart as we make a speech or the profound awareness of our own mortality as we await medical results.

Of course, the flip-side of fear is courage, as Nelson Mandela famously said, ‘I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.’

25 true stories capture the full range of the fear and courage experience in the second book of the ‘Timeless Wisdom’ Series. At times humorous, often poignant, these stories shine a light on just what it means to be human.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820065 | Hardback | 227 x 170 mm / 9 x 6.75 inches | 232 Pages

Timeless Wisdom

The ‘Timeless Wisdom’ series showcases a diverse range of true stories collected from around the world, all contributed by mature writers as part of an international competition. Interspersed between the stories are memorable quotes touching on each book’s theme. The resulting books are inspiring, surprising and profoundly enriching.

 

Human Kindness

USD $24.99 Tax Included

True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience

Kindness comes in many forms and affects all of us. As Mark Twain said, ‘Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.’ And while a kind gesture can often simply make someone feel better about their day, sometimes — as the twenty-five true stories collected here show — it can save a life.

The first in the ‘Timeless Wisdom’ Series, these stories are sourced from around the world. They are of the everyday and the extraordinary. The result is a book that explores all that is best about human nature.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820058 | Hardback | 227 x 170 mm / 9 x 6.75 inches | 240 Pages

Timeless Wisdom

The ‘Timeless Wisdom’ series showcases a diverse range of true stories collected from around the world, all contributed by mature writers as part of an international competition. Interspersed between the stories are memorable quotes touching on each book’s theme. The resulting books are inspiring, surprising and profoundly enriching.

The Journal Writer’s Companion

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Achieve Your Goals • Express Your Creativity • Realize your Potential

Numerous studies show that effective journal writing can significantly impact your life. Designed to be a clear, practical guide to using journaling to help you succeed in any area of life, The Journal Writer’s Companion is also a comprehensive reference to all of the different types of journaling techniques, from gratitude journals to bullet journals, legacy journals to art journals. The result is the only guide you’ll ever need to achieving personal and professional success the journaling way!

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820041 | Hardback | 210 x 152 mm / 8.25 x 6 inches |272 Pages

Going by Train

The Complete New Zealand Railways Story

Railways played a pivotal part in the development of New Zealand’s economy, towns and cities, and helped shape a distinctive culture. This is a comprehensive account of our railways story, from the earliest days of the colony, through rail’s growth and golden days, slow decline and recent resurgence. Fully illustrated, and written in a very readable style, rail fans and general readers alike will enjoy its wide-ranging topics, generous illustrations, anecdotes and personal accounts.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781775593553 |Cover & Jacket | 260 x 183 mm / 10.25 x 7.25 inches | 312 Pages | Colour

Wake of the Invercauld

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Shipwrecked in the sub-Antarctic: A great-granddaughter’s pilgrimage

This is the story of Robert Holding, a young English adventurer who was only 23 when he was shipwrecked with 19 others on the Auckland Islands in the sub-Antarctic Ocean in 1864. A year later he was rescued, along with only two of his shipmates. The others had perished from starvation and exposure.

It was when Madelene Ferguson Allen was researching the history of her birth family that she discovered she was Holding’s great-granddaughter. Then she learned of the existence of his account of the shipwreck and his enforced stay on the Aucklands, so she decided to retrace his footsteps. This book is an account of her journey, not only tracing the voyage of the Invercauld, but also the life of Robert Holding. Allen intersperses her narrative with extracts from Holding’s own journal, revealing an extraordinary tale of survival, in which conflict, cannibalism and cunning all play a part. The survivors’ rescue is in itself a hair-raising tale of intrigue and deception.

Wake of the Invercauld is a gripping story that will enthral anyone interested in true adventure at sea.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 260 x 186 mm | 10.2 x 7.3 inches | Colour | 256 Pages

Cluck

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A book of happiness for chicken lovers.

Any chicken owner will know that there’s more to these endearing, quirky, clever characters than the eggs they produce. Cluck is a celebration of hens, roosters and chicks, combining high-quality photography with inspirational and amusing quotes to create the perfect gift for chicken fans. Some of the collection’s quotations come from famous people (Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Plutarch), others don’t; some are philosophical, others light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful pictures of a variety of these farmyard birds, from Plymouth Rocks and Orpingtons to Welsummers and Silkies, this collection of quotes and proverbs will steal any chicken lover’s heart.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 225 x 203 mm | 8.75 x 8 inches | 160 Pages | Colour

Australia Illustrated (2nd edition)

USD $23.99 Tax Included

Australia. Big. Beautiful. Diverse. From the First People to washing lines and crocodiles, football and sunshine, koalas and akubras, skyscrapers and beaches, this is a glorious tribute to this wide brown land and its rich and varied multicultural communities. Vibrantly illustrated with watercolour, ink and mono-printing, it not only celebrates the more ‘typical’ Australian flora, fauna and landmarks, but also showcases the everyday quirks and idiosyncrasies that make Australia unique.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 280 x 245 mm / 11 x 9.5 Inches | Colour | 96 Pages

Curious English Words and Phrases (2nd edition)

USD $16.99 Tax Included

The truth behind the expressions we use.

‘Cloud nine’, ‘at the drop of a hat’, ‘spitting image’, ‘mollycoddle’, ‘rigmarole’, ‘round robin’, ‘spill the beans’, ‘kick the bucket’, ‘balderdash’ and ‘touch wood’. There are so many curious words and phrases that we often use and yet haven’t you ever wondered why we say them, where they come from and what they mean?

Written by language expert Max Cryer, Curious Words and Phrases has all the answers behind some of the most interesting and perplexing words and expressions in the English language. Bulging with information, it’s a useful reference book and the ideal gift for anyone curious about the words and phrases we use.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8.25 x 5.25 Inches | 432 Pages |

Minibeasts

USD $29.99 Tax Included

True rulers of our world and the key to our survival.

Lavishly illustrated with breathtaking macrophotography, this stunning insight into the world of the minibeasts reveals the critical role these true rulers of our world play in our survival. Topics covered include the jobs invertebrates (insects) perform that enable life on earth to exist, as well as how they have evolved to suit their environments. From new medical drugs to hi-tech robotics, minibeasts provide a wealth of material for humans to draw on to help solve our 21st-century problems.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 254 x 254 mm / 10 x 10 Inches  | Colour | 160 Pages |