A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
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Awards:Joint winner of Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists Award 1998 (Australia). Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards 1999 (Australia) and Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 1997 (Australia).

'There were good times and bad times, but in the beginning there were more good times. When I first met Candy those were the days of juice, when everything was bountiful. Only much later did it all start to seem like sugar and blood, blood and sugar...It's like you're cruising along ... read more

Candy
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Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the... read more

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
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A Russian woman named Lara arrives in Afghanistan at the house of Marcus Caldwell, an Englishman and widower living in the shadow of the Tora Bora mountains. Marcus' daughter, Zameen, may have known Lara's brother, a Soviet soldier who disappeared in the area many years pr... read more

The Wasted Vigil
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In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman Turks advanced on Constantinople in pursuit of an ancient Islamic dream: capturing the thousand-year-old capital of Christian Byzantium. During the siege that followed, a small band of badly organised defenders, ou... read more

Constantinople: The Last Great Siege, 1453
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Series:Penguin Classics Ser.

One of the great observers of Australian life, Henry Lawson has become part of the Australian national psyche, and his short stories and verse have come to affect how Australian's view their country.Yet at his best Lawson transcends even the very ... read more

The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories
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The story of a death, a policeman, an island and a country.The Tall Manis the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell. It i... read more

The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island
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Awards:Winner of Australian Human Rights Award: Art Category 1999.

Historian Henry Reynolds has found himself being asked these questions by many people, over many years, in all parts of Australia. The acclaimed Why Weren't We Told?is a frank account of his personal journal towards the realisation that he, like generations of A... read more

Why Weren't We Told ?
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Series:Penguin Modern Classics

'Hot damn! Let us rumble, keep going and don't slow down...let's have a little fun...' In his much-anticipated memoir, Hunter S. Thompson looks back on a long and productive life. It is a story of crazed road trips fuelled by bourbon and black acid, of insane judges... read more

Kingdom of Fear
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Awards:Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007 and Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award 2008. Shortlisted for RTE Radio 1's The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2008 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2008 and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009.

"The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan gather in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam. It wasn t the drink that killed him although that certainly helped it was what happened to him as a boy in his grandmother s house, in the winter of 1968. His sis... read more

The Gathering
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Series:Faber Poetry Ser.

Ariel, first published in 1965, contains many of Sylvia Plath's best-known poems, written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before her death in 1963. Including poems such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Edge', 'Daddy' and 'Paralytic', it was the first of four collections to be publish... read more

Ariel
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One of People magazine's Best Books of Fall--"Morton's moody, suspenseful latest is the perfect page-turner for a chilly night."
 
From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Secret Keeper and The Distant Hours, an intricately plott... read more

The Lake House
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