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November New Releases

We have five new books out this month — some that will make excellent Christmas gifts and others that you can keep for yourself and read in the sunshine.

Crimes Against Nature is an important polemic about global warming and the environmental crisis by one of Australia’s most progressive writers, Jeff Sparrow; James Curran’s Campese tells the story of the enigmatic Wallaby star David Campese and his rise from humble beginnings to the very top of a global sport; Christmas in Suburbia is the latest project by celebrated photographer Warren Kirk — a vibrant postcard book of his collected Christmas snapshots; Best Australian Political Cartoons 2021 is Russ Radcliffe’s summary of the year in politics as observed by Australia’s funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists; and Down and Out in England and Italy is Alberto Prunetti’s wry, filthy, and unputdownable look at class and national identity today.

Find out more about the titles below, and to win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram.

Crimes Against Nature

A polemic about global warming and the environmental crisis, which argues that ordinary people have consistently opposed the destruction of nature and so provide an untapped constituency for climate action.

Crimes Against Nature uses fresh material to offer a very different take on the most important issue of our times. It takes the familiar narrative about global warming — the one in which we are all to blame — and inverts it, to show how, again and again, pollution and ecological devastation have been imposed on the population without our consent and (often) against our will. From histories of…

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Campese

In the 1980s and early 1990s, David Campese thrilled spectators both in Australia and overseas with his footloose, crazy-brave style of free running. This book tells the story of his rise from humble beginnings to the very top of a global sport.

As a rugby player, David Campese seemed to operate on cross-grained pure instinct, one that left many a defender clutching at him in vain, stranded in the slipstream of his audacity. Hailed as the ‘Bradman of rugby’ by former Wallaby coach Alan Jones, and the ‘Pele’ of rugby by others, Campese was a match-winner.

The refrain ‘I saw Campese play’ now…

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Christmas in Suburbia

From the acclaimed photographer Warren Kirk comes this charming collection of Christmas as it’s celebrated in the Australian suburbs.

Contains 24 individual postcards — perfect to send or to keep.

 

 

 

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Best Australian Political Cartoons 2021

The year in politics as observed by Australia’s funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists.

Featuring Dean Alston, Peter Broelman, Andrew Dyson, John Farmer, First Dog on the Moon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Johannes Leak, Sean Leahy, Alan Moir, David Pope, David Rowe, John Spooner, Andrew Weldon, Cathy Wilcox, and more …

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Down and Out in England and Italy

A wry, filthy, and unputdownable look at class and national identity today.

Alberto Prunetti arrives in the UK, the twenty-something year old son of a Tuscan factory worker who has never left home before. With only broken English, his wits, and an obsession with the work of George Orwell to guide him, he sets about looking for a job and navigating his new home.

In between slaving in pizzerias and cleaning toilets up and down the country, he finds his place among the British precariat. His comrades form a polyglot underclass, among them an ex-addict cook, a cleaner in love with opera, an elderly…

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To win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram. Entries close Friday 12 November. AU & NZ residents only.

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Crimes Against Nature

Jeff Sparrow

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Campese

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Christmas in Suburbia

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Best Australian Political Cartoons 2021

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Down and Out in England and Italy

Alberto Prunetti

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