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Fiction

  • Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay Cover Image

    Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay

    Author: Jill Mansell | ISBN: 9781472208934

    MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY is a romantic, funny and unputdownable new novel about love and friendship from Jill Mansell, bestselling author of THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT and YOU AND ME, ALWAYS. Perfect for anyone who loves Milly Johnson, Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan. Love is in the air in St Carys, but you'd never know it - the people of this seaside town are very good at keeping secrets... The man Clemency loves belongs to someone else. She has to hide her true feelings - but when she ropes in an unsuspecting friend to help, wires start to get crossed. For the first time in Ronan's life his charm has failed him in winning over the woman he wants. Loving her from afar appears to be his only option. Belle seems to have the perfect boyfriend, but something isn't quite right. And now a long-buried secret is slowly rising to the surface. The truth has a funny way of revealing itself, and when it does St Carys will be a very different place indeed...

  • The Last Days of Ava Langdon Cover Image

    The Last Days of Ava Langdon

    Author: Mark O'Flynn | ISBN: 9780702254154

    Ava Langdon is often not herself. Having fled her early life in New Zealand and endured the loss of her children, she now lives as a recluse in the Blue Mountains. Regarded by locals as a colourful eccentric, she dresses in men's clothes and fearlessly pursues her artistic path. All that matters to Ava is her writing. Words offer beauty and a sense of possibility when so much else has been lost. But can they offer her redemption in her last days? Poetic, poignant, and at times bitingly funny, The Last Days of Ava Langdon takes us into the mind of a true maverick.

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    The Roanoke Girls

    Author: Amy Engel | ISBN: 9781473648395

    Beautiful. Rich. Mysterious. The Roanoke girls seem to have it all. But there's a dark truth about them which is never spoken. Every girl either runs away, or dies. Lane is one of the lucky ones. When she was fifteen, over one long, hot summer at her grandparents' estate in rural Kansas, she found out what it really means to be a Roanoke girl. Lane ran, far and fast. Until eleven years later, when her cousin Allegra goes missing - and Lane has no choice but to go back. She is a Roanoke girl. Is she strong enough to escape a second time?

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    Defender

    Author: GX Todd | ISBN: 9781472233097

    'So accomplished that it's difficult to believe it's a first novel, Defender is already worthy to take its place alongside The Stand in the canon. An absolute gem of a book' John Connolly 'Compelling, suspenseful and altogether extraordinary' Lee Child In a world where long drinks are in short supply, a stranger listens to the voice in his head telling him to buy a lemonade from the girl sitting on a dusty road. The moment locks them together. Here and now it's dangerous to listen to your inner voice. Those who do, keep it quiet. These voices have purpose. And when Pilgrim meets Lacey, there is a reason. He just doesn't know it yet. DEFENDER pulls you on a wild ride to a place where the voices in your head will save or slaughter you.

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    An Isolated Incident

    Author: Emily Maguire | ISBN: 9781760553562

    When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a media storm descends. Unwillingly thrust into the eye of that storm is Bella's beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid at the local pub, whose apparent easygoing nature conceals hard-won wisdom and the kind of street-smarts only experience can bring. As Chris is plunged into despair and searches for answers, reasons, explanation - anything - that could make even the smallest sense of Bella's death, her ex-husband, friends and neighbours do their best to support her. But as the days tick by with no arrest, Chris's suspicion of those around her grows. An Isolated Incident is a psychological thriller about everyday violence, the media's obsession with pretty dead girls, the grip of grief and the myth of closure, and the difficulties of knowing the difference between a ghost and a memory, between a monster and a man.

Non-Fiction

  • Taming Toxic People Cover Image

    Taming Toxic People

    Author: David Gillespie | ISBN: 9781743535875

    "I didn't know how to deal with the poisonous and toxic people in my life or why they behaved the way they did, so I went looking for an answer. This book is what I found." Bestselling author David Gillespie turns his attention to a phenomenon that damages businesses, seeds mental disease and discomfort and can bring civilisations to the brink of implosion - the psychopath. Psychopaths are often thought of as killers and criminals, but actually five to ten per cent of people are probably psychopathic without ever indulging in a single criminal act. These everyday psychopaths may be charming in the early stages of relationships or employment but, Gillespie argues, their presence in your life is at best disruptive, and at worst highly dangerous: they will leave you feeling cheated and humiliated, dominating and manipulating you to the point where you question your sanity. Worse, he cautions, at a societal level their tendency to gravitate towards positions of power can be disastrous.

  • Their Brilliant Careers Cover Image

    Their Brilliant Careers

    Author: Ryan O'Neill | ISBN: 9781863958639

    Absurd, original and highly addictive . . . In Their Brilliant Careers, Ryan O'Neill has written a hilarious novel in the guise of sixteen biographies of (invented) Australian writers. Meet Rachel Deverall, who discovered the secret source of the great literature of our time - and paid a terrible price for her discovery. Meet Rand Washington, hugely popular sci-fi author (of Whiteman of Cor) and inveterate racist. Meet Addison Tiller, master of the bush yarn, "The Chekhov of Coolabah", who never travelled outside Sydney. Their Brilliant Careers is a playful set of stories, linked in many ways, which together form a memorable whole. A wonderful comic tapestry of the writing life, this unpredictable and intriguing work takes Australian writing in a whole new direction . . .

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    The Art of the Con

    Author: Anthony M. Amore | ISBN: 9781250108609

    The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.

  • DUSA Pick - Darling Days Cover Image

    DUSA Pick - Darling Days

    Author: IO Tillett Wright | ISBN: 9780349005614

    It was a tenement building at the centre of the drug-addled, punk-edged, permanent riot that was iO's corner of the Lower East Side of New York City in the '80s and 90's. There iO grew up or rather scrabbled up under the broken wing of a fiercely protective, yet wildly negligent mother. Rhonna was a showgirl, actress, dancer, poet. A widow by police murder, she was also an addict. She doted and obsessed over iO, yet lacked an understanding that a child needs food and sleep and safety. Unfolding in animated, crystalline prose, an emotionally raw, devastatingly powerful memoir of one young person's extraordinary coming of age a tale of gender and identity, freedom and addiction, rebellion and survival in the 1980s and 1990s, when punk poverty, heroin and art collided in the urban bohemia of New York's Lower East Side. Darling Days is also a provocative examination of culture and identity, of the instincts that shape us and the norms that deform us, and of the courage and resilience of a child listening closely to their deepest self. When a group of boys refuse to let the six-year-old play ball, iO instantly adopts a new persona, becoming a boy named Ricky, a choice the parents support and celebrate. It is the start of a profound exploration of gender and identity through the tenderest years, and the beginning of a life invented and reinvented at every step. Alternating between the harrowing and the hilarious, Darling Days is the candid, tough, and stirring memoir of a young person in search of an authentic self as family and home life devolve into chaos until iO escapes to Germany and then England to become an amazingly talented, exciting, edgy artist and wonderful writer.

  • The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump - Strictly Unauthorised Cover Image

    The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump - Strictly Unauthorised

    Author: Rob Sears | ISBN: 9781786892270

    Does a poet's heart beat under Donald Trump's brash exterior? Experience his best quotes and tweets, rearranged into poems and haikus. It's a new word order. What if there's another side to Donald Trump? A sensitive, poetic side? Driven by this question, Rob Sears began combing The Donald's words for signs of poetry. What he found was a revelation. By simply taking the President Elect's tweets and transcripts, cutting them up and reordering them, he unearthed a trove of beautiful verse that was just waiting to be discovered. This collection will give readers a glimpse of the Trump's innermost thoughts and feelings, on everything from the nature of truth to what annoys him about Cher - and will reveal a hitherto hidden Donald, who may surprise and delight both students and critics alike.

Architecture

  • Structural Engineering for Architects Cover Image

    Structural Engineering for Architects

    Author: Pete Silver | ISBN: 9781780670553

    This book gives students of architecture an understanding of the fundamental theories and practice behind the creation of architectural structures, helping them to develop an intuitive understanding of structural engineering. The book is divided into four sections: "Structures in nature" looks at structural principles found in natural objects. "Theory" covers general structural theory as well as explaining the main forces encountered in engineering. "Structural prototypes" includes examples of modelmaking and load testing that can be carried out by students. The fourth section, "Case studies", presents a diverse range of examples from around the world – actual buildings that apply the theories and testing described in the previous sections. The straightforward, informative text is illustrated with specially drawn diagrams, historical examples, models, CAD visualizations, construction details, and photographs of completed buildings. As well as providing a valuable reference and sourcebook, the book will give students and newly qualified architects the technical confidence to collaborate with structural engineers.

  • Concrete - Mini Format Cover Image

    Concrete - Mini Format

    Author: Phaidon | ISBN: 9780714875156

    A visual exploration of the world's most extraordinary and inspiring concrete architecture - in a stylish and compact format. In this new, reimagined, and easy-to-use stylish size, Concrete takes a fresh look at the world's most versatile and abundant building material. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and many lesser-known newcomers.

  • Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else Cover Image

    Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else

    Author: Esther Choi | ISBN: 9780262014793

    An examination of architecture as it comes in contact with other disciplines in the contemporary world.Combining formal argument with informal conversations and design proposals, Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else offers creative ideas for "thinking and acting architecture differently." What makes the book unique (apart from its lively graphic format) is the freshness of its voices--young architects and emerging practitioners who for the most part have not published before. Interwoven with their proposals are conversations among these new voices and more established authors and practitioners, including Sanford Kwinter, Sylvia Lavin, K. Michael Hays, Philippe Rahm, Liam Gillick, Teddy Cruz, and Michael Meredith. Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else investigates the inner contradictions tangling and obscuring architectural discourse. It locates architecture in a cultural, social, political, and situational landscape--the space it actually occupies in the contemporary world. Examining architecture as it comes into contact with other disciplines--including art, art history, cultural studies, curating, landscape architecture, neuroaesthetics, pedagogy, philosophy, political science, and urbanism--the book considers architecture's precarious position at the edge: at the edge of its own dilemmas and at the edge of "everything else."

  • Landscape as Urbanism Cover Image

    Landscape as Urbanism

    Author: Charles Waldheim | ISBN: 9780691167909

    It has become conventional to think of urbanism and landscape as opposing one another―or to think of landscape as merely providing temporary relief from urban life as shaped by buildings and infrastructure. But, driven in part by environmental concerns, landscape has recently emerged as a model and medium for the city, with some theorists arguing that landscape architects are the urbanists of our age. In Landscape as Urbanism, one of the field's pioneers presents a powerful case for rethinking the city through landscape. Charles Waldheim traces the roots of landscape as a form of urbanism from its origins in the Renaissance through the twentieth century. Growing out of progressive architectural culture and populist environmentalism, the concept was further informed by the nineteenth-century invention of landscape architecture as a "new art" charged with reconciling the design of the industrial city with its ecological and social conditions. In the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, as urban planning shifted from design to social science, and as urban design committed to neotraditional models of town planning, landscape urbanism emerged to fill a void at the heart of the contemporary urban project. Generously illustrated, Landscape as Urbanism examines works from around the world by designers ranging from Ludwig Hilberseimer, Andrea Branzi, and Frank Lloyd Wright to James Corner, Adriaan Geuze, and Michael Van Valkenburgh. The result is the definitive account of an emerging field that is likely to influence the design of cities for decades to come.

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    Architecture is All Over

    Author: Esther Choi | ISBN: 9781941332306

    From the comprehensive scale of the city to the small scale of the installation, Architecture Is All Over responds to the field's dichotomous conditions of monumentality and invisibility.

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    Wood

    Author: Phaidon | ISBN: 9780714873480

    Wood is a fresh, insightful and surprising look at the world's best timber architecture. With 170 structures from the last 1,000 years, Wood features projects from some of the world's most celebrated architects. Renzo Piano's otherworldly New Caledonian Cultural Centre is found alongside projects from Tadao Ando and Peter Zumthor. Even the work of Le Corbusier, an architect best known for his work in concrete, is shown - his humble Mediterranean log cabin, Le Cabanon, was his last home. Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the selected projects take the reader on a global tour of inspiring and intriguing structures: a Vietnamese village hall sits beside a state-of-the-art Belgian laboratory, an Italian anatomical theatre alongside a luxurious Canadian sauna and an onion-domed Russian church next to a fortified Japanese castle. Illustrated with extraordinary photographs, each project includes an extended caption providing an insightful commentary on the building. An essay by the bestselling author and naturalist Richard Mabey explores the close relationship between trees and architecture. Following the popularity of Concrete and Brick, Wood is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a natural material that harbours an extraordinary range of expression and potential and has inspired architects for generations.

Nursing

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Black Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Black

    ISBN: 2770000272841

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Navy Blue Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Navy Blue

    ISBN: 2770000272865

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Orange Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Orange

    ISBN: 2770000272872

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Pearl Pink Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Pearl Pink

    ISBN: 2770000272889

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Plum Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Plum

    ISBN: 2770000272896

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Raspberry Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Raspberry

    ISBN: 2770000272902

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Turquoise Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Turquoise

    ISBN: 2770000272919

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Rose Pink Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Rose Pink

    ISBN: 2770000272926

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Lime Green  Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Lime Green

    ISBN: 2770000272933

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack  - Grey Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Grey

    ISBN: 2770000272797

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Emerald Green Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Emerald Green

    ISBN: 2770000272803

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Ceil Blue Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Ceil Blue

    ISBN: 2770000272810

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Lavender Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Lavender

    ISBN: 2770000272834

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Lemon Lime Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Lemon Lime

    ISBN: 2770000272858

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.