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Book: Potatoes
Economically friendly and abundantly plentiful,potatoes are perfect for making affordable and nutritious meals. Offering satisfying and delicious choices for the whole family. Included in the book are a great range of recipes from classic gratin, deliciously different baked potato and creaming mash recipes, to warming soups, spicy wedges, mouth watering roasts, yummy salads, hearty piece, substantial bakes, curried and much, much more... there's even a potato pizza!

Written in easy step by step instructions and offering basic potato classics through the more adventurous and exotic meals ideas, this book offers over 90 potato based recipes for all the family. From soups, lunches and light dishes, salads, side dishes and accompaniments, to main meals and even some sweet options!

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Book: Rock Country
Oceans apart, down low, far from the world's music-making epicentres and dangling on the edge of the world is a country - Australia - that produces music unlike any place else. Nor has there been a book like this before.

Rock Country is a lavishly illustrated book of 35 essays exploring the culture and the story of rock (and pop) in Australia. Writers include many of Australia's finest authors and musicians, among them M.J. Hyland, Fiona McGregor, Clinton Walker, Jeff Jenkins, Toby Creswell, Stephen Cummings, Neil Murray, Malcolm Knox, Sophia Brous and Mick Harvey, the late David McComb.

Threading the words is a pictorial panorama: more than 130 on-stage and backstage photos, most of them seldom seen. A once-in-a-lifetime poll of 100 handpicked chart-toppers, each with a Number 1 song or album to their name, unveils the Five Greatest Australian Rock (and Pop) Stars of all time. For anyone who has soothed a smashed heart to the sound of Wide Open Road, or played pass the- parcel to Can't Get You Out of My Head, here is a treasure trove of scoops.

Sex lessons from Bon Scott. Conversations with Chrissy Amphlett. The whirlwind genius years of Ian 'Molly' Meldrum. Normie Rowe's ten months in London. Cold Chisel in LA. Adelaide: birthplace of grunge. How Nick Cave got me through my Soviet adolescence. Around Australia in 80 Days with Sherbet and the Ted Mulry Gang. The unsung, unhip, happy-sad genius of Barry Gibb. Fran ois Tetaz and the making of Gotye. My three days stalking The Police. Who Was Keith Richards's Melbourne wife? What happened to Donnie Sutherland? Where is Peter Blakeley? Was Michael Hutchence happy?

About the Author

Christian Ryan lives in Melbourne, writes and edits, and is a former editor of The Monthly. His first book Golden Boy won Best Cricket Book at the 2010 British Sports Book Awards. His latest book was the bestselling hardback from the summer of 2011 Australia: Story of a Cricket Country.

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Book: A History of State of Origin
Following on from the success of A Short History of Rugby League, comes rugby expert Will Evans' next book on the dynamic sport of NRL State of Origin.

The book charts the history of interstate rugby league competition from 1908, and the issues and dynamics that impacted the evolution of Origin into the code's showpiece event, including fierce rivalry that exists between the Blues and the Maroons.

There is a blow-by-blow account of each of the 97 games played since Origin's inception in 1980, including match stats and line-ups. There are profiles on the 419 players, as well as in-depth essays on key performers and coaching staff. The book includes full representative and club appearances and points statistics.

Lastly, individual records, club histories and appearances, and an author-selected 'Greatest Origin' team line-up for Queensland and New South Wales complete what is an authoritative and entertaining account of State of Origin.

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$39.95 $7.95
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Book: Martine Sitbon
Martine Sitbon has become an icon among designers and fashionistas, earning her praise from Karl Lager- feld as being the only living French designer. Hand- picked to breathe new life into Chloe in the mid-1980s, and the first woman to be named designer at the house, while simultaneously working on her own ready-to-wear label, Sitbon has been at the helm of high fashion for decades.

Martine Sitbon, sumptuously designed by longtime collaborator Marc Ascoli, deftly illustrates the looks that have built Sitbon's reputation-including her separates, draped and tucked organza minis, smart trenches, and sexy rocker-girl pieces-and shows how her style has made her not only a woman's designer, but a designer's designer, having spent years mentoring such respected tastemakers as Phoebe Philo and Isabel Marant.

With never-before-seen sketches and photographs, this book allows readers to gain a better understanding of the designer's personal universe and inspirations that have until now been largely hidden from view.

About the Author

Martine Sitbon is a French fashion designer. She served as head designer for Chloe for nine seasons, and founded the eponymous label Martine Sitbon (later named Rue du Mail).

Marc Ascoli is the art director responsible for the image branding of Jil Sander, Yohji Yamamoto, and Chloe, among others.

Olivier Saillard is the director of the Palais Galliera, City of Paris Museum of Fashion. He is a renowned fashion historian and author. Fabrice Paineau is the publications director of Double Magazine.

Jerry Stafford is a writer and creative director of Premiere Heure, an advertising and feature film production company based in Paris.

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Book: Sympathy Between Humans
On the streets of Minneapolis, Sarah has worked everything from vice to missing persons. But six months after the death of a small-time criminal in rural Minnesota, Sarah is still protecting the identity of a killer.

And now, a zealous D.A.'s investigator has come to town, determined to make an arrest. Surrounded by colleagues who know her to be a murder suspect, Sarah keeps her demons at bay by involving herself in the troubles of strangers.

However, as she crosses one ethical line after another, Sarah increasingly fears that a miss-step on her part will end not only in her disgrace, but in the death of one of those she has promised herself she will protect.

About the Author

Jodi Compton is from Northern California, but lived for three years in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the main setting for her novels. She has worked for the Minneapolis bureau of the Associated Press, and as a sub-editor at a newspaper on California's central coast. In the latter position, she closely followed crime and courts news on the wires, and during this time wrote her first novel, The 37th Hour.

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$44.95 $5.90
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Book: Shifting Skin
"The Butcher of Belle Vue" has struck again. Like the first two victims, the third has been partially skinned, her muscles, tendons, and ligaments exposed to view. But this time her face has also been removed. Jon Spicer and his new partner, Rick Saville, are on the investigating team. The case is waiting for its first breakthrough when a woman approaches Jon insisting that she heard The Butcher claim his third victim in the room of a run-down hotel in Belle Vue. All she has to back up her story is a business card found in the room from a local escort agency with a name scribbled on the back. Jon's investigation takes him into the world of Manchester's escort agencies and the unscrupulous cosmetic surgery industry, and brings him face to face with the human propensity for violence.

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Book: Jacquot and the Fifteen
When dark jealousies surface on the French Riviera during Rugby team reunion, Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot suspects that someone is out for revenge.

Marc Dombasle is a successful businessman and multi-millionaire. He was also the captain of the French Rugby team that beat England at Twickenham twenty years earlier. To mark the anniversary of this celebrated victory, Dombasle organises a reunion for the members of the winning team.

When Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot receives his invitation to attend the party he is reluctant to indulge in past victories, but an old friend persuades him and he makes his way to the millionaire's sumptuous Cote d'Azur home.

But petty jealousies and past rivalries soon re-surface and when one of Jacquot's old team-mates commits suicide in a pool-side cabana, his suspicions are aroused. Of the original fifteen players, only eleven of the team now remain alive. Is there a killer amongst them?

About the Author

Martin O'Brien was educated at the Oratory School and Hertford College Oxford. He started his career as a copy-sub, going on to become Travel Editor of Vogue. He left Vogue to write All The Girls. After twenty years of living in London, Martin, his wife and two daughters moved to the countryside, where he started to write the Jacquot books.

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Book: Max Pam : Atlas Monographs
ATLAS MONOGRAPHS is a compression of eight travel journals, beginning with Pam's most recent work (Karakoram 2006) and shifting back through the decades to his first journals begun in 1970.

The journals map, through text, photo and marks on paper his engagement with the cultures he has travelled through.

Just as importantly, the journals provided the engine room for his development as a photographer and a writer and an artist.

As Pam describes it, "The book makes the journey with me and has an immediacy and freshness that only the intensity of travelling alone can create."

Overall, this substantial publication with notes gives an emotional, sometimes lyrical, sometimes provocative, always intimate portrait of the artist as much as the people and places he has witnessed. Max Pam is one of Australia's most important contemporary photographers.

Working as a professional since the early 1970s he is among a handful of Australians to make a substantial impact on the intensely competitive international photographic scene.

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Book: Far Cry
Ruth and Simon Graham's rare romantic break is shattered by devastating news - their daughter, Heather, on holiday in Cornwall with a friend's family, has disappeared.

The loss is more than they - or their marriage - can bear. But time does heal, and slowly Ruth builds a new life for herself, a new husband, Andrew, even a second daughter, Beatrice.

The chances that history should repeat itself are next-to-impossible - that is until, years later, a desperate phone call launches DI Will Grayson and his partner, DS Helen Walker, into an investigation which will test their professional and emotional resources to the very limit.

Yet as Grayson becomes increasingly obsessed with a recently released child abuser and Helen is drawn deeper into a destructive love affair with a married colleague, there is a real danger that their most testing investigation yet will slip fatefully through their hands.

About the Author

John Harvey is the author of the richly praised Charlie Resnick novels, the first of which, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the '100 Best Crime Novels of the Century'. His first novel featuring Frank Elder, Flesh and Blood, won the CWA Silver Dagger in 2004, and a Barry Award for the Best British Crime Novel published in the US in 2004. In 2007 John Harvey was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger and in 2009 he was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, by the University of Nottingham.

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Book: Rotis : Roasts For Every Day Of The Week
From Stéphane Reynaud, the bestselling French author of Ripailles,comes this book about roasts. Pot-roasted or oven-roasted, Rôtis turns up the heat on cooking a butcher shop window's worth of meat. There's a roast for every day - Monday's beef, Tuesday's veal, Wednesday's poultry, Thursday's pork, Friday's - you guessed it - fish, Saturday's lamb and Sunday, well, that's leftover night. Stéphane also includes a clever and diverse selection of vegetable dishes - perfect accompaniments to the main event.

About the Author

Stephane Reynaud is chef at restaurant Villa9trois in Paris and he won the Grand Prix de la Gastronomie Francaise with his book Pork and Sons. His last book is the bestselling Ripailles.

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$49.99 $6.50
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Book: The Tattoo Chronicles
Charismatic star of LA Ink Kat Von D gives fans an unscripted and uncensored look at a crucial year in her personal and professional life in The Tattoo Chronicles, the visually arresting and no-holds-barred follow-up to her first book, the New York Times bestseller, High Voltage Tattoo. A rich anthology of intimate entries from her diary, plus a wealth of personal memorabilia, sketches, and photography shot by Kat especially for the new book, The Tattoo Chronicles reveals the passions, frustrations, and creative process of the real Kat Von D, one of the world's most renowned tattooers.

The Tattoo Chronicles is an illustrated diary that offers an intimate look at a crucial year in the personal and professional life of Kat Von D, the charismatic, no-holds-barred tattooer and star of LA Ink.

When Kat does a tattoo, she writes an entry about it in her journal, reflecting not only on the significance of the tattoo for the person who is receiving it but also on how the experience of creating this tattoo affects her personally.

In these diary entries-some poignant, some hilarious, some confessional-Kat lays it on the line about how doing these tattoos influences her life and art. Here are the highs and the lows, the good, the bad, and the ugly-including her feelings about her fame, family, love life, friends, and fans.

Visually stunning, this graphically compelling diary is jam-packed with tons of Kat's images, from sketches of her tattoos to the finished works, and candid shots of her unusual personal collections-all photographed by Kat herself. Fans will love reading about her array of clients from all walks of life, including Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister, Dave Navarro, and members of Metallica, Green Day, Kings of Leon, and the Eagles. Throughout The Tattoo Chronicles are captivating, color photographs of Kat that were taken specifically for the book, published here for the first time.

Here she is: the real Kat Von D: unscripted and uncensored!

About the Author

Kat Von D is a tattooer and the star of LA Ink, one of the Learning Channel's top-rated programs since its launch in 2007. She is the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller, High Voltage Tattoo, and the creator of an exclusive makeup and fragrance line for Sephora. Kat also set the Guinness World Record for doing the most tattoos in a twenty-four-hour period. Her tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo, is in Hollywood, where she lives.

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$584.25 $49.25
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Book: Blind Fury
Close to a motorway service station, the body of a young woman is discovered. She appears to have no family, no friends, no one to identify her. DI Anna Travis is brought onto the team of investigators by DCS James Langton, who already suspects that this recent case could be linked to two unsolved murders. As more evidence is discovered the team realise that they are contending with a triple murder investigation -- and no suspect.

Anna's blood runs cold when she receives a letter from a murderer she helped to arrest. He makes contact from prison insisting that he can track down their killer, but will only talk to Anna herself. Does he really have an insight into another killer's mind, or is he merely intent on getting into hers?

About the Author

Lynda La Plante bestowed John Moores University with a creative writing scholarship in her hometown of Liverpool and is an honorary member of the British Film Institute. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has also awarded Lynda with the Dennis Potter Writers Award.

She was awarded a CBE in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List (for services to Literature, Drama and to Charity), and was presented with the prestigious TV Spielfilm Award for her television adaptation of her novel Above Suspicion at the International Film and Television Festival Conference in Cologne. In 2009 Lynda was inducted into the Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame . Her novels have all been international bestsellers.

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