Thanks so much to everyone for the warm welcome!
@Duncan - I'm deliberately not in the CBD much, live in Croydon, work in Clayton, but thankyou just the same for the offer. Beer for me = snores, and I figure both me and my partner need as much quality sleep now as possible as such I'm very much beer free at the moment. That said I do enjoy a brew myself.
I've added all of the aforementioned books to my amazon wishlist and will slowly get through everything.
Thankyou too to everyone for the advice, it is most welcome. Certainly I know where to turn if I need help moving forward.