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 Bookworld, 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!



 True Stories - Our Pick

This is a story too extraordinary for just one book, and we know everyone’s been waiting for it since Working Class Boy! Both an honest reflection on the nature of fame and addiction, and an electrifying story of hard won success, Working Class Man is the Aussie biography of the year, told through the eyes of one of Australia’s most iconic rock’n’roll frontmen - the one and only Jimmy Barnes!

Working Class Man

The sequel to Working Class Boy

It's a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book.

Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan.

In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed bestseller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel.

A spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction; this self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia's greatest rock'n'roll story.

But beyond the combustible merry-go-round of fame, drugs and rehab, across the Cold Chisel, solo and soul years this is a story about how it's never too late to try and put things right.

Reviewed by Robert at Angus & Robertson Bookworld:

Last year, the great Jimmy Barnes stunned us all with his incredibly touching story of a childhood marked by poverty and abuse. Working Class Boy was described as Australia’s answer to Angela’s Ashes, and went on to win the ABIA Biography of the Year. A year later, in Working Class Man we see how the poor boy became a self-destructive and troubled rock star.

This is not a celebration of hedonism and drugs - what you get here is a reflection on how not to do it, told with sincerity and clarity. Barnes looks at the destruction of decades and asks how it happened. He laments his friends departed too early, lost to recklessness, and he speaks of depression and suicide, amidst the glowing backdrop of champagne and gold records.

The best biographies tell you what it was like to be there, to be that person in those circumstances, and this book delivers that in spades; with humour, with shocking candour, and with a life-affirming outcome. Insightful and entertaining, this book is not just for Chisel fans.

It is the biography of the year.

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RRP  $49.99 $35.15

True Stories - The Highlights

 Fiction - Our Pick

If you’re looking to treat someone to an action-packed thriller with an intellectual twist, look no further than Origin, the latest in Dan Brown’s amazing Robert Langdon series. This book is packed to the brim with hair-raising chases, historical intrigue and puzzles that are sure to leave the reader guessing right to the end. A guaranteed page-turner!


The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever”. The evening’s host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence.

But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch’s precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum’s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

In order to evade a tormented enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate labyrinthine passageways of hidden history and ancient religion. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues that will bring them face-to-face with a world-shaking truth that has remained buried until now.

‘Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger’ Wall Street Journal

‘As engaging a hero as you could wish for’ Mail on Sunday

‘For anyone who wants more brain-food than thrillers normally provide’ Sunday Times

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RRP  $39.99 $31.25

Fiction - The Highlights

Christmas Collection 2017 Santa's Little Helpers

 Kids & Teens - Our Pick

Treehouse madness is reaching all new heights (91 storeys, to be exact!) in this zany new adventure from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. If you’re looking to spark your kid’s imagination in the best possible way, then look no further - this is a hilariously wacky read that we promise they’ll love!

The 91-Storey Treehouse

Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new storeys.

Prepare for more zany fun and crazy adventures!

The seventh book in the bestselling series from Australia's most popular children's author and illustrator. Join Andy and Terry in their ridiculous 91-storey treehouse!

Go for a spin in the world's most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert island, hang out in a giant spider web, visit the fortune teller's tent to get your fortune told by Madame Know-it-all and decide whether or not to push the mysterious big red button.

Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Paperback / softback
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RRP  $14.99 $11.86

Kids & Teens -The Highlights

 Lifestyle -Our Pick

Show your kids a whole new way to enjoy food with Basics to Brilliance Kids, the new book from Australia’s #1 bestselling cookbook author Donna Hay. Bringing the classic Donna brand of deliciously easy food and gorgeous food photography to the next generation, this cookbook is the perfect choice for any aspiring kid cooks out there (or any parent who’d like a hand with the weekday dinners!).

Basics to Brilliance Kids

Australia's Number 1 Bestselling cookbook author returns with a major TV-tie in cookbook for the modern family who love to eat, cook, celebrate and have fun together.

Basics to Brilliance Kids is the latest gorgeous new book from Australia's bestselling cookbook author, Donna Hay, to accompany her new TV series of the same name which will show on Foxtel in October 2017.

As a mum, Donna knows that there is nothing more enjoyable than introducing your children to the wonders of taste, food and flavours. Her new book highlights the importance of mastering the basics, celebrates fresh, healthy food, and the joy of cooking, eating and sharing delicious food with the people we love.

Featuring over 120 fantastic, fun-filled, simple, family-friendly recipes, Basics to Brilliance Kids gives you and your kids endless ideas for birthday parties, picnics, school fairs and bake sales, family and celebration dinners, brilliant breakfasts, beach days, backyard movie nights and sleepovers.

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RRP  $45.00 $35.17

Lifestyle -The Highlights

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