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December 2015

Best Australian Comedy Writing

Edited by Luke Ryan

Editor and comedian Luke Ryan has wrangled 24 of Australia’s finest comedy writers and rolled them into a single book of comedy gold. If there’s been a more impressive assembly of funny people in any Australian book ever, you can have your money back.


December 2015


by Clare Burder

Have you ever been judged for drinking chardonnay with your roast lamb? Or caught out for not knowing that gin is a type of flavoured vodka? Have you ever been publicly beer shamed?

We’re a picky bunch when it comes to booze these days, but in this world of boutique gin bars and microbreweries, forty-page wine lists and specially designed glassware, the sheer range of options can be overwhelming. But don’t worry – Tipsy is here to help.


December 2015

The World's Toughest Races

by Ali Clarke

What do canal jumping, swimming among sharks and running 251 kiometres in the Sahara Desert have in common? They're some of the wackiest, toughest and most extreme manpower races and challenges ever dreamt up.

This fact-packed miscellany is bursting with all the details, statistics and anecdotes of the world’s most unusual competitions (bog snorkelling, anyone?) and intense endurance contests (fancy a Death Race?).

Whether you’re an armchair thrillseeker or determined to push your limit, this book will entertain and inspire.


November 2015

It Happened on a Fishing Trip 

Edited by Paddy O'Reilly

Fishing – we do it in ponds, creeks, great rivers, the deep sea. Some fall under the spell of the chase, some spend a lifetime trying to tie the perfect fly, some just like sitting on the pier for hours. These are tales of the fishing adventures and misadventures of amateurs and pros, one-time anglers, families and friends, in the stunning landscape of Australia.

Stories, pictures and hilarious anecdotes from folk across the country, including fishing royalty Vicki Lear • Philip Weigall • Steve Starling • Greg French, writers Hilary McPhee • Krissy Kneen • Vicki Hastrich • Angela Pippos and many more amateur enthusiasts.