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  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Modern Manners Fast-Trackby Jim Weber; Mary Mitchell

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    Technology is changing society faster than anyone could have imagined even a few short years ago. People share intimate details to hundreds of acquaintances online, yet they are stumped when it comes to writing a simple thank-you note. They talk, text, and surf on their phones constantly but seem oblivious to the needs of the people who are right in... more...

  • Vedic Astrologyby Ronnie Gale Dreyer

    Red Wheel Weiser 1997; US$ 24.95

    Vedic, or Jyotish astrology, has its roots in Indian and Hindu culture, making it markedly different from its Western counterparts. The author of this book explains how it can be used, and how it shouldn't be used, in this introduction. Complete instructions, easy to understand. Charts. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. more...

  • Wisdom from Africaby Dianne Stewart

    Random House Struik 2013; US$ 13.00

    As with so much of African culture, proverbs have been passed on in the oral tradition; from across Africa, Dianne Stewart has compiled a fascinating collection. The text is given in the language of origin, an English translation and an explanation of the meaning. They are divided into subject groups such as human nature, family life, good fortune,... more...

  • My Mother's Wedding Dressby Justine Picardie

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 9.75

    In this absolutely unique treasure trove of fashion, family memoir and literature, Justine Picardie tells a sequence of stories that reveal the fabric of the past, and how a family has fashioned itself through the clothes that they have worn: from her mother?s black wedding dress to her first party frock, a translucent winged fairy outfit that provided... more...

  • Our Stories Are Our Survivalby Lawrence Bamblett

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Using sport as a lens, this book celebrates Wiradjuri culture and the joys of life within an Aboriginal Australian community. As it examines the physical activities and sports that are valued by native Australians?including games, bare-knuckle fighting, and storytelling that incorporates a significant physical performance component?this account offers... more...

  • Gucci Mamas, Armani Angelsby Cate Kendall

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 12.80

    Desperate Housewives meets Sex and the City ! Give yourself a treat with two hilariously satirical novels from Australian chick-lit author Cate Kendall. GUCCI MAMAS Once a down-to-earth girl, Mim Woolcott wakes up one day and realises she is keeping Prada, Louis Vuitton and numerous day spas in business and her life has descended into a merry-go-round... more...

  • Daily Life through Trade: Buying and Selling in World Historyby James Anderson

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 68.00

    Trade has long been?and will continue to be?a driving force that shapes our world. This book documents the tremendous importance of trade throughout history and its influence toward peaceful coexistence among nations. more...

  • Lust in Translationby Pamela Druckerman

    Penguin Group Australia 2007; Not Available

    Is what the French mean by infidelity the same as what Australians mean? Or the same as the Japanese, or the Finns? Do different countries have different rules when it comes to extramarital sex? Delving into this taboo subject, Pamela Druckerman interviewed people all over the world, from retirees in South Florida to Muslim polygamists in Indonesia;... more...

  • Etiquette (Collins Nutshell Books)by Martine Legge

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    Ever wondered about the correct way to address a Duke? Or how to get out of a car elegantly? What do you do if you embarrass yourself in public? These, and a whole host of other practical questions, are answered in this charming pocket-sized book. more...

  • How to Be Danishby Patrick Kingsley

    Atria Books/Marble Arch Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it?s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world?s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch their thrillers, and covet their cool modern design, but how much do we really know about the Danes themselves? Part reportage, part travelogue,... more...