We have a bumper selection of new books for July. Read about them here, and to win a copy just head to our Facebook page or Instagram and let us know which one you’d most like to read and why.
Plots and Prayers is the explosive new Niki Savva, chronicling the demise of Malcolm Turnbull and the ascension of Scott Morrison. It’s the inside story of what happened — and what happened next.
‘How good is this book! So much intrigue. So many revelations. Such a brilliant read.’
— LAURIE OAKES
A Wunch of Bankers is Daniel Ziffer’s rollicking blow-by-blow of the Hayne Royal Commission into banking.
It wasn’t just the long list of scandals exposed to a horrified nation — charging fees to dead people, ignoring blatant conflicts of interest, and taking $1 billion from customers in fees that banks were never entitled to. What made it so fascinating, so heart-breaking, and so enraging was the procession of faces through the witness box, and the team of counsel gazing into the dark heart of banking.
— WIL ANDERSON
Stella Hardy, the wisecracking social worker, is back to tackle crooked private contractors, an exotic cattle scam, and a delicious Mushroom Jalfrezi. Shoot Through by J.M. Green is an edge-of-your-seat thriller full of dry humour, corruption, conspiracy, high-tech cattle-wrangling, and the murderous intentions of a shadowy mercenary. And then things get really crazy.
Swede Elisabeth Åsbrink, who loves her country ‘but not blindly’, presents twenty-five of her nation’s key words and icons afresh, in order to give the world a clearer-eyed understanding of this fascinating country. Made in Sweden explores why we love all things Scandi, but doesn’t shy away from recent rise to political prominence of an openly neo-Nazi party. It’s an eye-opening account of where Sweden came from, and what it is today.
Chinese Spies. Are the Chinese secret services now the most powerful in the world? After a long investigation into Beijing’s intelligence services and the backrooms of international politics, journalist Roger Faligot’s fascinating narrative exposes the sprawling tentacles of the world’s largest intelligence service, from the very birth of communist China to Xi Jinping’s absolute rule today.
Travels in Atomic Sunshine is a vivid, salutary study of Australia’s little-known participation in the post-war occupation of Japan. Robin Gerster ‘explores the big issues of race, culture, and national identity as victor and vanquished meet in the aftermath of a world war. The love, betrayal, greed, generosity, compassion, and casual brutality of individuals are his evidence and the strength of his narrative.’ — HANK NELSON
The Master Plan is an inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant guide to turning your life around, from a man who used hard work and his Master Plan to convert a life sentence into a second chance. Chris Wilson tells his story and explains the thought processes and techniques he used to go from being in prison with no hope of parole to being a free man, a successful social entrepreneur, and a respected mentor.
‘An incredibly moving book that will change the way you look at the criminal justice system.’
— SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS
To win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook page or our Instagram. Entries close Friday 12 July.