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Welcome to the non-fiction section of the Booktopia Catalogue, a selection of the best books that are out for Christmas gifting and Summer reading.

Our Non-Fiction Book of the Month is the long-awaited and candid autobiography by Shane Warne, No SpinScroll down for many more great recommendations, or browse our Fiction and Kids sections of the catalogue.

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Christmas Essential Non-fiction - Our Pick

No Spin

by Shane Warne

RRP: $49.99

Our Price: $37.50| Save 25%

No Spin is the last word on Shane Warne’s extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch. Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do. The leg-spinner who rewrote the record books. One of Wisden’s five cricketers of the twentieth century. 

But the millions of words written and spoken about Shane Warne since his explosive arrival on the Test cricket scene in 1992 have only scratched the surface. The real story has remained untold.

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Biography & Memoir


by Michelle Obama

RRP: $49.99

Our Price: $37.50 | Save 25%

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African-American to serve in that role-she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, 

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New in Cookbooks


by Anthony Puharich & Libby Travers

RRP: $79.99

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At a time when we need to be more thoughtful about our meat consumption, this landmark publication offers the most important ingredient: knowledge. 

 Meat: The Ultimate Companion is designed to walk you through the topic from the eyes of the farmer, the butcher and the best cooks to help you with the questions you might want to ask before you buy your meat.

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New in History


by Vanessa Finney

RRP: $49.99

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The fascinating story of the Scott sisters, who transformed nature into art in their extraordinary paintings of butterflies and moths, is told here for the first time. With their collecting boxes, notebooks and paintbrushes, Harriet and Helena Scott entered the masculine worlds of science and art and became two of nineteenth-century Australia's most prominent natural history painters.

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Rethinking the Agenda

The New Silk Roads

by Peter Frankopan

RRP: $27.99

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When The Silk Roads was published in 2015 it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us look at the past from a different perspective.

The New Silk Roads
brings this story up to date, addressing the present and future of a world that is changing dramatically.

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Home Life


by Joanna Gaines

RRP: $59.99

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In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there.
Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style.

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Our Pick in Lavish Books


The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns

by Patrick Mauries

RRP: $100.00

Our Price: $68.95| Save 31%

When Karl Lagerfeld was appointed to the helm of the then sleepy fashion house in 1983, he set out to radically shake up and update its image - not only through bold collections but also, from 1987 onwards, by choosing to shoot the house's campaigns himself.

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