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Cover Art for 9781743797327, Finding Fire: Cooking at its most elemental by Lennox Hastie

Finding Fire is a book about cooking with fire. Now with a new cover, it tells the story of how the UK-trained chef Lennox Hastie learnt the language of fire and the art of harnessing it. The book presents more than 80 recipes that celebrate the instinctive, focused cooking of ingredients at their simple best using one of the oldest, most fundamental cooking tools. In Finding Fire, Lennox explains the techniques behind creating a quality fire, and encourages readers to see wood as an essential seasoning that can be varied according to how it interacts with different ingredients. Recipes are divided by food type: seafood, vegetables, meat (including his acclaimed steak), fruit, dairy, wheat and bases. Alongside his recipes, Lennox tells of his journey from Michelin-star restaurants in the UK, France and Spain to Victor Arguinzonizbsquo;s Asador Etxebarri in the Basque mountains and, ultimately, to Australia to open his own restaurant, Firedoor. The result, is an uncompromising historical, cultural and culinary account of what it means to cook with fire. In 2020, Lennoxssquo;s story was featured on the critically acclaimed Netflix series Chefosquo;s Table, in season seven, BBQ. As well, he stars in David Changusquo;s Ugly Delicious season two episode on steak. .

Cover Art for 9781474613156, The Last Assassin by Peter Stothard

The Last Assassin

Hardback

by ( Oct, 2020 )

'A political thriller, and a human story that astonishes' Hilary Mantel Many men killed Julius Caesar. Only one man was determined to kill the killers. From the spring of 44 BC through one of the most dramatic and influential periods in history, Caesar's adopted son, Octavian, the future Emperor Augustus, exacted vengeance on the assassins of the Ides of March, not only on Brutus and Cassius, immortalised by Shakespeare, but all the others too, each with his own individual story. The last assassin left alive was one of the lesser-known, Cassius Parmensis, a poet and sailor who chose every side in the dying republic's civil wars except the winning one, a playwright whose work was said to have been stolen and published by the man sent to kill him. Parmensis was in the back row of the plotters, many of them Caesar's friends, who killed for reasons of the highest political philosophy and lowest personal pique. For fourteen years he was the most successful at evading his hunters but has been barely a historical foot note - until now. THE LAST ASSASSIN dazzlingly charts an epic turn of history through the eyes of an unheralded man. It is a history of a hunt that an emperor wanted to hide, of torture and terror, politics and poetry, of ideas and their consequences, a gripping story of fear, revenge and survival.

Cover Art for 9780008254780, The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of the French Revolution. In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles.Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina's life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father's fists, and watching over her naïve adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie).When Ettie attracts the eye of the Tiger – the ruthless lord of the Guild of Flesh – Nina is caught in a desperate race to keep the younger girl safe. Her vow takes her from the city's dark underbelly to the glittering court of Louis XVII.And it also forces Nina to make a terrible choice – protect Ettie and set off a brutal war between the guilds, or forever lose her sister to the Tiger.

Cover Art for 9781474983310, Design Activity Book by Alice James

Design Activity Book

Hardcover

by ( Mar, 2021 )

An entertaining activity book packed with fun design projects - from lettering and book covers to costumes and gadgets. Full of helpful tips and space to imagine, draw and create. This write-in activity book explores all sorts of design skills, from how to create stunning new typefaces and furniture, to designing costumes, games and websites. Aspiring designers will have hours of fun coming up with their own designs, guided by lots of handy tips and tricks to help them along the way.

Cover Art for 9780143796381, The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore

Green Peas is our name and pranking's our game! A symphony of alarm clocks at assembly? Yep, that was us. A plague of fluffy guinea pigs? It's next on our agenda. But for me, Cookie and Zeke, it's about more than just fun. We're determined to make a difference. And when the adults won't listen, us kids will find a way to be heard - as long as we can stay out of detention! No activist is too small, no prank too big... and things are about to get personal.

Cover Art for 9780734419712, The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks

'I was eleven when everything started and twelve by the end. But that's another way maps lie, because it felt like the distance travelled was a whole lot further than that.' Sorrento, Victoria - 1999 Fred's family is a mess. Her mother died when she was six and she's been raised by her Pop and adoptive father, Luca, ever since. But now Pop's had to go away; Luca's girlfriend, Anika, and her son have moved in; and Fred's just found out that Anika and Luca are having a baby of their own. More and more it feels like a land-grab for family and Fred is the one being left off the map. Even as the world feels like it's spinning out of control, a crisis from the other side of it comes crashing in. When 400 Kosovar-Albanian refugees arrive in the middle of the night to be housed on an isolated headland not far from Sorrento, their fate becomes intertwined with the lives of Fred and her family, as she navigates one extraordinary year that will change them all. A middle-grade coming-of-age story inspired by true events about the bonds of family, the weight of grief and the power of compassion for fans of THE BONE SPARROW, WOLF HOLLOW and THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH.

Cover Art for 9781760894528, Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse by Beneba Clarke, Maxine

Hi! I'm Taj. This is my favourite T-shirt. I brought it to Australia from my old home. My family came here after a long journey. It was hard at first, but now I love my new home!

Cover Art for 9781526618368, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Slytherin Edition by J.k. Rowling

The beautifully crafted, bespoke Slytherin House Edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - a highly collectable must-have for all Harry Potter fans! WEAR YOUR HOUSE COLOURS WITH PRIDE Let the magic of J.K. Rowling' s classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This irresistible Slytherin House Edition celebrates the noble character of the Hogwarts house famed for its pride, ambition and cunning. As Harr' s story reaches its epic conclusion, his battle to vanquish Lord Voldemort brings unforgettable Slytherin moments and characters - a mysterious silver doe leading Harry to the Sword of Gryffindor; Crabbe conjuring deadly Fiendfyre in the Room of Requirement...... and many more! With vibrant sprayed edges in Slytherin house livery, this edition features beautiful house-themed cover artwork with gorgeous silver foiling. The bespoke introduction offers unique insights into Slytherin house and an exciting feature article celebrates the contribution made by heroic Slytherins to the defeat of the Dark Lord. The book boasts exclusive new illustrations by Kate Greenaway winner Levi Pinfold, including a spectacular image depicting sisters Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy at the side of Lord Voldemort. These highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions are lovingly designed to be treasured and read for years to come. A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, Better be SLYTHERIN!'

Cover Art for 9781250313973, Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

Something sinister waits within the trees . . . It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into the light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road . . . Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, asks for Wendy’s help to rescue the missing kids. But, in order to find them, Wendy must confront what’s waiting for her in the woods.

Cover Art for 9781760877644, Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim

Tiger Daughter

Paperback

by ( Feb, 2021 )

My study buddy, Henry, has made it his mission to get me to an A in maths the way I'm trying to get him to an A in English. Wen Zhou is the daughter and only child of Chinese immigrants whose move to the lucky country has proven to be not so lucky. Wen and her friend, Henry Xiao - whose mum and dad are also poor immigrants - both dream of escape from their unhappy circumstances, and they form a plan to sit an entrance exam to a selective high school far from home. But when tragedy strikes, it will take all of Wen's resilience and resourcefulness to get herself and Henry through the storm that follows. Tiger Daughter is a novel that will grab hold of you and not let go. 'An unforgettable story of family, friendship and finding your voice. I adore this book.' - Nova Weetman 'This gem of a book is packed with moments of unbearable tension and characters so complex and vivid they will stay with you long after it ends. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Tiger Daughter is a testament to the strength of women and girls - and a terrific read. I couldn't put it down. Beautiful. Brutal. Brilliant.' - Ambelin Kwaymullina

Cover Art for 9781922330482, The Gaps by Leanne Hall

The Gaps

Paperback

by ( Mar, 2021 )

What does it mean to be the one left behind? When sixteen-year-old Yin Mitchell is abducted, the news reverberates through the whole Year Ten class at Balmoral Ladies College. As the hours tick by, the girls know the chance of Yin being found alive is becoming smaller and smaller. Police suspect the abduction is the work of a serial offender, with none in the community safe from suspicion. Everyone is affected by Yin's disappearance-even scholarship student Chloe, who usually stays out of Balmoral drama, is drawn into the maelstrom. And when she begins to form an uneasy alliance with the queen of Year Ten, Natalia, things get even more complicated. Looking over their shoulders at every turn, Chloe and Natalia must come together to cope with their fear and grief as best they can. A tribute to friendship in all its guises, The Gaps is a moving examination of vulnerability and strength, safety and danger, and the particular uncertainty of being a young woman in the world.

Cover Art for 9781534455023, Bruised by Tanya Boteju

Bruised

Hardback

by ( Mar, 2021 )

Whip It meets We Are Okay in this vibrant coming-of-age story, about a teen girl navigates first love, identity, and grief when she immerses herself in the colorful, brutal, beautiful world of roller derby—from the acclaimed author of Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens. To Daya Wijesinghe, a bruise is a mixture of comfort and control. Since her parents died in an accident she survived, bruises have become a way to keep her pain on the surface of her skin so she doesntsquo;t need to deal with the ache deep in her heart. So when chance and circumstances bring her to a roller derby bout, Daya is hooked. Yes, the rules are confusing and the sport seems to require the kind of teamwork and human interaction Daya generally avoids. But the opportunities to bruise are countless, and Daya realizes that if sheesquo;s going to keep her emotional pain at bay, sheasquo;ll need all the opportunities she can get. The deeper Daya immerses herself into the world of roller derby, though, the more she realizes it squo;s not the simple physical pain-fest she was hoping for. Her rough-and-tumble teammates and their fans push her limits in ways she never imagined, bringing Daya to big truths about love, loss, strength, and healing.

Cover Art for 9780062835741, The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani

Perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Sorcery of Thorns, this exhilarating, page-turning fantasy will pull readers into a lush and stunning world where nothing--and no one--can be trusted.

I did not choose this fate. But I will not walk away from it.

Children have been disappearing from across Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her friend's sister is snatched, Rae knows she can't look away any longer--even if that means seeking answers from the royal court, where her country upbringing and clubfoot will only invite ridicule.

Yet the court holds its share of surprises. There she discovers an ally in the foreign princess, who recruits her as an attendant. Armed with the princess's support, Rae seeks answers in the dark city streets, finding unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges street thief with secrets of his own.

But treachery runs deep, and the more Rae uncovers, the more she endangers the kingdom itself.

Cover Art for 9781787136359, Herb: A Cook's Companion by Mark Diacono

Herb is a plot-to-plate exploration of herbs that majors on the kitchen, with just enough of the simple art of growing to allow the reader to welcome a wealth of home-grown flavours into their kitchen. Author Mark Diacono is a gardener as well as a cook. Packed with ideas for enjoying and using herbs, Herb is much more than a recipe book. Mark shares the techniques at the heart of sourcing, preparing and using herbs well, enabling you to make delicious food that is as rewarding in the process as it is in the end result. The book will explore how to use herbs, when to deploy them, and how to capture those flavours to use when they might not be seasonally available. The reader will become familiar with the differences in flavour intensity, provenance, nutritional benefits and more. Focusing on the familiars including thyme, rosemary, basil, chives and bay, Herb will also open the door to a few lesser-known flavours. The recipes build on bringing your herbs alive - whether thatssquo;s a quickly swizzed parsley pesto when short of time on a weekday evening, or in wrapping a crumbly Lancashire cheese in lovage for a few weeks to infuse it with bitter earthiness. With a guide to sowing, planting, feeding and propagating herbs, there are also full plant descriptions and their main culinary affinities. Mark then looks at various ways to preserve herbs including making oils, drying, vinegars, syrups and freezing, before offering 70 innovative recipes that make the most of your new herb knowledge.

Cover Art for 9781681886473, Salad of the Day: 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year by Georgeanne Brennan

Make every day healthy and delicious with Salad of the Day, now available in an affordable paperback. Get inspired with gorgeous photography and great recipes for a year's worth of fresh salads and dressings. Cooks of every skill level will find inspiration for easy, healthy meals in Salad of the Day, a calendar-style cookbook offering 365 enticing salads for any season, occasion, or mood. Vibrant, fresh, and versatile, salads make a fantastic meal or side dish any day of the year. Capture the essence of spring with a pasta salad featuring sugar snap peas and slender asparagus. Savor the flavors of summer with juicy ripe tomatoes and sweet corn kernels tossed with piquant blue cheese. In autumn, enjoy a warm wild mushroom salad dressed in bacon vinaigrette. During the winter, pair bright citrus fruits with skirt steak and peppery arugula. Each recipe includes dressing recommendations, and helpful notes offer serving and substitution ideas.