Santa's Little Helpers

Things are a-rumbling up North!

It’s time for Santa’s little helpers to get into gear and get the Christmas season going, and what better way to get started than with book shopping?

Here at Angus & Robertson, we know that books make the best presents! Our Santa’s Little Helpers showcase is designed to take the headache out of Christmas shopping, so that you can actually enjoy the silly season.

There are categories for Fiction, True Stories, Kids & Teens and Lifestyle, so you’re sure to find something for everyone - it’s never been easier to treat your loved ones to a great read.

Don’t get swamped by the endless gift choices in the shops - we know there’s nothing worse than rushing around the week before Christmas in search of the perfect present.

Explore the highlights from our Santa’s Little Helpers showcase below and give your loved ones the great stories they deserve this Christmas!



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True Stories - Our Pick

Peter Fitzsimon's is back with Mutiny on the Bounty. You may be familiar with the story, but you have never it told like this before. A big, sprawling dramatic tale of intrigue bravery and boldness, Mutiny on the Bounty is adventure packed history brought to life.

Mutiny on the Bounty

The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before.

Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical paradise. Five months later, they did not want to leave. Under the leadership of Fletcher Christian most of the crew mutinied soon after sailing from Tahiti, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 loyal crewmen adrift in a small open boat. In one of history's great feats of seamanship, Bligh navigated this tiny vessel for 3618 nautical miles to Timor. Fletcher Christian and the mutineers sailed back to Tahiti, where most remained and were later tried for mutiny.

But Christian, along with eight fellow mutineers and some Tahitian men and women, sailed off into the unknown, eventually discovering the isolated Pitcairn Island - at the time not even marked on British maps - and settling there. This astonishing story is historical adventure at its very best, encompassing the mutiny, Bligh's monumental achievement in navigating to safety, and Fletcher Christian and the mutineers' own epic journey from the sensual paradise of Tahiti to the outpost of Pitcairn Island.

The mutineers' descendants live on Pitcairn to this day, amid swirling stories and rumours of past sexual transgressions and present-day repercussions. Mutiny on the Bounty is a sprawling, dramatic tale of intrigue, bravery and sheer boldness, told with the accuracy of historical detail and total command of story that are Peter FitzSimons' trademarks.

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RRP  $49.99 $39.07

True Stories - The Highlights

Fiction - Our Pick

It's a joy to have a new novel from Australia's biggest author around the world today - Liane Moriarty. Nine Perfect Strangers is shocking, funny, wise, and brilliantly well told. It's everything that fans of Big Little Lies will be looking for and much, much more!

Nine Perfect Strangers

"One of the few writers I'll drop anything for. Her books are wise, honest, beautifully observed..." – Jojo Moyes

The ten-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline . . .

Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate these tired bodies and minds. But to what lengths will she go to achieve her goal?

These nine perfect strangers have no idea what's about to hit them.

"Mistress of the razor-sharp observation..." – Kate Morton

"Moriarty is brilliant at her craft, all the time cranking up the suspense." – The Age

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RRP  $32.99 $25.99

Fiction - The Highlights

Kids & Teens - Our Pick

There couldn't possibly be a more beautiful and inspiring gift to give a reader of any age than Shaun Tan's Tales of the Inner City. Words cannot do it justice, it's a book that needs to be seen, held and cherished.

Tales from the Inner City
A stunning companion to Tales from Outer Suburbia, this collection of illustrated short stories is sure to delight Shaun Tan fans of all ages.

Where can we live if not in each other's shadow?

World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban coexistence. From crocodile to frog, tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict - of how animals can save us, and how our lives are forever entwined, for better or for worse.

Tales from the Inner City is a masterful work, bearing all of Shaun Tan's trademark wit and poignancy in both its prose and exquisite illustrations.

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RRP  $35.00 $27.35

Kids & Teens -The Highlights

Lifestyle - Our Pick

Donna Hay, Australia's bestselling, favourite and most trusted cook, brings you one of her most beautiful books yet: Modern Baking, with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes,biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats.

This is the prefect choice for the cook in your life, or even those that just love beaufitul books on food!

Modern Baking

Donna Hay, Australia's bestselling, favourite and most trusted cook, brings you one of her most beautiful books yet: Modern Baking, with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes,biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats.

I find there's something truly enchanting about baking. From the way ingredients change as they're whisked and whipped, to the joy that a warm slice of cake can bring - it's always been my first love in the kitchen. Even though I'm a classics girl at heart, I'm forever adding on-trend twists to my sweet recipes and I want to share them with you.

This book is what I like to think of as my modern baking bible. Inside are more than 250 recipes - my all-time favourite essentials, plus some super-smart shortcuts for when life gets crazy busy. I've also included plenty of better-for-you treats, made with wholesome raw ingredients, for a touch of balance.

Be it chewy cookies, the fudgiest brownies, dreamy meringue or creamy iced desserts, let these modern sweets bring a little magic into your kitchen.

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RRP  $55.00 $43.99

Lifestyle -The Highlights