Feel Good Reads

American humourist P.J. O'Rourke once said, "Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." But sometimes we simply feel like reading something other than all those worthy and impressive literary award winners - something lighter but still well-written, something wonderfully witty which makes us laugh out loud, or maybe just a cracking good adventure. So for all of you who wander in and tell us that you're looking for something different to read, but you don't really know what you want; or who need something for a friend in hospital; or a book to take on holiday; or just something to escape from the grimness of the nightly news - we are delighted to present a new area in our bookshop entitled "Feel-Good Reads."


Titles include both fiction and non-fiction options - beloved classics from P.G. Wodehouse, Barbara Pym, and Nancy Mitford; hilarious travel narratives from Bill Bryson; amusing essays from David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs; modern Australian classics from John Clarke, Shane Maloney, and Thea Astley; plus many more from Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions to Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole series; from Alexander McCall-Smith's warm and witty Scottish tales to Paul Carter's gripping and often hilarious true-life adventures.

We will also be promoting Feel-Good Friday where we will feature a chosen title from these shelves and posting on facebook, twitter and instagram so keep an eye out for your next great read. 


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 Feel Good Fiction

A sparkling romantic comedy that vividly evokes the lost glamour of aristocratic life in England between the wars.
 
Polly Hampton has long been groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, the fearsome and ambitious Lady Montdore. But Polly, with h... read more

Love in a Cold Climate
$22.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

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 Feel Good Fiction

Reading Level:1 Fiction

Marian Keyes meets Love Actually in this fresh, funny and gloriously romantic Australian novel that has sold all around the world.In this sparkling romantic comedy, a young journalist tampers with her magazine's horoscopes to win her friend's heart - and sets in motion an unpred... read more

Star-Crossed
$32.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

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 Feel Good Fiction

Look, I was doing OK. I got through the oil spill on the road that is turning forty. Lost a little control, but I drove into the skid just like the driving instructors tell you to and afterwards things were fine again, no, really, they were better than fine.
Kate Red... read more

How Hard Can It Be?
$22.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1

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 Feel Good Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2003.

Meet Kate Reddy, fund manager and mother of two. She can juggle nine different currencies in five different time zones and get herself and two children washed and dressed and out of the house in half an hour. A victim of time famine, Kate counts seconds like othe... read more

I Don't Know How She Does it
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1

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 Feel Good Fiction

Series:Jeeves and Wooster Ser.

A classic collection of Jeeves and Wooster stories from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century
In his new role as valet to Bertie Wooster, Jeeves's first duty is to create a miracle hangover cure. From that moment, the partnership that is ... read more

Carry on, Jeeves - (Jeeves and Wooster)
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1

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 Feel Good Fiction

Series:Isabel Dalhousie Novels Ser.

Recently distracted by the arrival of her and Jamie's second son, Magnus, Isabel Dalhousie - philanthropic editor of the Review of Applied Ethics - is anxious. The next issue of the Review is far from ready, her eldest, Charlie, is jealous, and their housekeeper,... read more

A Distant View of Everything
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1

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 Feel Good Fiction

Series:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Following the smash-hit sci-fi comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is the second part in Douglas Adams' multi-media phenomenon and cult classic series. If you've do... read more

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #2)
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1

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
$22.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1

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 Feel Good Fiction

Johanna Morrigan (aka Dolly Wilde) has it all: she is nineteen, lives in her own flat in London, and writes for the coolest music magazine in Britain. Her star is rising, just not quickly enough for her liking.
Then John Kite, Johanna's unrequited love, has an album go... read more

How to Be Famous
$32.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1

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 Feel Good Fiction

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers...
Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life, but everything she knows is changing. Only the local lido, where she swims every day, remains a constant reminder o... read more

The Lido
$22.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1

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 Feel Good Fiction

Series:Jackson Brodie

Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet - Lost on the left, Found on the right - and the two never seem to balance. Jackson has ... read more

Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1)
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1

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 Feel Good Fiction

Series:Jackson Brodie
Reading Level:very good
Awards:Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Crime Thriller of the Year 2007.

It is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - an incident which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes... read more

One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie #2)
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1